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Irish Marriages and Births re British Soldiers
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 11:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Folks,

I have an ancestor called Charles Arnold who was in the British army until 1852. According to the 1861 census his wife Catherine was born in Dublin and their son William was born in Cork in about 1845.

Catherine's maiden name on subsequent English birth registrations is shown as "Cohoone" (I'm sure that there may be a number of ways of spelling that).

Charles was in barracks in Nottingham in the 1841 census so I assume that the marriage might have taken place between 1841 and 1846 but I have no proof of that.

Is it possible for me to find marriage details for Charles and Catherine (assuming that they married in Ireland) and birth details for their son William?

I have what I can find of Charles' army record but there is no mention in that of his marriage.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Newwriter


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Re: Irish Marriages and Births re British Soldiers
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 August 18 11:25 BST (UK) »
Well, after lots of searching before I posted this request in a matter of a couple of minutes after posting it I have managed to find the marriage on a site called IrishGenealogy.ie

They were in fact married in 1935 so there goes my theory of 1841-1846.

I am still looking for birth details for Catherine (shown as Cohoon on the marriage register) and for William Arnold. There is a Catherine Cohoon baptised in 1819 but unless she was baptised quite a few years after birth that would make her only 16 at her marriage. The father's name does match the witness at the wedding though.

Thanks for your interest.

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Re: Irish Marriages and Births re British Soldiers
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 August 18 11:42 BST (UK) »
For reference here's a link to the marriage- luckily the church record survives and is online because they married before the start of civil registration-
https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/display-pdf.jsp?pdfName=d-298-3-3-030
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Re: Irish Marriages and Births re British Soldiers
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 August 18 17:05 BST (UK) »
You may want to amend the date in your second post, the year was 1835 not 1935 ;D
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Irish Marriages and Births re British Soldiers
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 August 18 18:03 BST (UK) »
but unless she was baptised quite a few years after birth that would make her only 16 at her marriage.
This is not that unusual.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Irish Marriages and Births re British Soldiers
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 August 18 21:20 BST (UK) »
Have you considered she may have been boorn before her parents married hence a later baptism
other baptisms on that page have the childs date of birth
Gunning County Down,Kneale Isle of Man,Riddle Tynemouth,Bibby Kendal/Bradford,Colenso Penzance/Barrow-in-Furness,Steele Corney Fell,Chapman Ely,Dawes Alfreton,Blamire Westmoreland and Ulverston
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Re: Irish Marriages and Births re British Soldiers
« Reply #6 on: Friday 10 August 18 21:43 BST (UK) »
William is possibly her brother he is a sailor according to the church records for his children
or door man at the rowing club
Gunning County Down,Kneale Isle of Man,Riddle Tynemouth,Bibby Kendal/Bradford,Colenso Penzance/Barrow-in-Furness,Steele Corney Fell,Chapman Ely,Dawes Alfreton,Blamire Westmoreland and Ulverston
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