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Re: Francis melville in ireland
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 09:28 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for helping me...i got the first name wrong sorry...my gt gt gt granddad was Francis melville born around 1806 the 1841 census does say Galway ireland..he moved to stamfordham Northumberland don't no what year...but he got married to Sophia Maxwell at st Nicholas church in tynemouth in 1828....i just wondered f the census says ireland.where is the papertrail that led them to put ireland  on the census....thanks again....jenny

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Re: thomas melville in ireland
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 09:35 BST (UK) »
im trying to find my gt gt gt uncle a mr thomas melville,,,born in 1811.in galway ireland.i keep hitting a brick wall....any one know how i can find birth records.....jenny

So this man is not the one and we are looking for a grandfather Francis not uncle?

1841 842/10/6

Stamfordham

Francis Melville Brewer b Ireland with Sophia and children.

No mention of Galway though. Presumably, he offered Ireland as his birthplace.
 Perhaps later censuses?
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Re: thomas melville in ireland
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 09:37 BST (UK) »
...i just wondered f the census says ireland.where is the papertrail that led them to put ireland  on the census....thanks again....jenny
There's no 'paper trail'- the enumerator was told place of birth and then recorded it.
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Re: thomas melville in ireland
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 09:47 BST (UK) »
He is not with the family in 1851 2413/456/9

1861 3844/135/36

Transcribed as James but census page reads Francis b Ireland
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Re: thomas melville in ireland
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 09:57 BST (UK) »
So I think I'm going to have a tough job in finding anything new on Francis melville or his family and where abouts in ireland...if I went to Galway...and went into library's or churches would I find any local references....

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Re: thomas melville in ireland
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 10:02 BST (UK) »
Some records are deposited in Dublin, others don't survive but many Irish records are online (and lots of them free). To get details you'll really need a location (townland or city not just 'Galway').

Have a look at this topic for finding Irish ancestors-
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=498742.0

If the family were Catholic- many of the parish registers are online. However, you'll need to know the parish or search each one. Not all parishes have records back to early 1800s.
https://registers.nli.ie/
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Re: thomas melville in ireland
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 10:07 BST (UK) »
So I think I'm going to have a tough job in finding anything new on Francis melville or his family and where abouts in ireland...if I went to Galway...and went into library's or churches would I find any local references....

Please can you give the reference to Galway which you found.
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Re: thomas melville in ireland
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 10:11 BST (UK) »
IF we are in correct area.... any Deaths if Registered would be in Gort District

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Re: thomas melville in ireland
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 10:18 BST (UK) »
There is a tree, I think it is yours Jenny, where Francis is shown as b Galway. The links to the censuses are the ones I have quoted which just show Ireland.
However, the Thomas Melville, I found earlier is linked as a brother and he does show Galway.

Do you have evidence that the two men are brothers - baptism sponsors or marriage witnesses etc?
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