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Messages - Rosemarie

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« on: Sunday 10 November 13 02:45 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Blue, I agree with you about some of the earlier census returns and I have some, even ones for people born in Ireland, for whom more detail was given. However, in my experience some towns showed little or no detail for those born outside England whilst neighbouring towns recorded them with the same detail as those born here. I can only assume that the information recorded depended upon individual town clerks or the like, who organised the census and enumerators in their area and, in some areas, information was sadly lacking.

« on: Saturday 09 November 13 01:40 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, I wish I could claim a connection via Nicholas but I've been completely unable to trace any members of my great-grandfather's family, or that of his wife. They were both born C1850 and came to England in the early 1870's but no records for their church, the old RC church in Kilkerrin appear to have survived. Have you any census records for Nicholas after 1851? I traced my great grandparents on the 1881 census quite a few years ago but it was only when the 1911 one was released that I discovered they were from Kilkerrin in Galway and not somewhere in Co Roscommon. Roscommon City was said (in my family) to be their home town but I suspect that was because it was their nearest large town, despite being in another county. You probably have access to census records but if not, and you need any assistance, send me private message and I'll be happy to help.
Good luck with your search

Census and Resource Discussion / Re: Tracing address on 1881 Census
« on: Monday 16 September 13 13:23 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so much Rootschatters for all your prompt and helpful replies. Like Huckleberry, I was convinced I'd previously found addresses via enumerators' notes but then doubted my memory when I weas unable to find them.

Thanks to you all I have discovered the street and address I was searching for.  I put Widnes in the 'born' box and Grenfell St in the 'lived' box, which worked, and then moved Widnes to the 'key word' box, which also worked. I just have to try to remember the the hints and tips next time I need to find a specific address.


Census and Resource Discussion / Tracing address on 1881 Census
« on: Sunday 15 September 13 18:39 BST (UK)  »
Hi All

I've been trying to find a specific street on the 1881 cenus and am sure I've done this some time in the past but I've no memory now of how I did it. It may be that the site has changed or, rather more likely, that the old grey matter has finally siezed up completely. I'd be very grateful for suggestions. I have a subscription to Ancestry and street I'm looking for is Grenfell Street, Widnes.

Many thanks in advance.


« on: Sunday 28 July 13 22:13 BST (UK)  »
Hi Sean, How lovely to hear from you! I wish I could help but I'm afraid my earliest record is the birth certificate of my great aunt, Maria Conneely, who was born in Gurteen, Mount Bellew (about six or seven miles from Kilkerrin) in 1873. When my sister and I obtained the certificate with the help of a very kind lady in the Family History office in Galway City in 2010, we believed it may be the breakthrough we'd hoped for but I'm afraid we were disappointed. Kilkerrin seems to be one of the parishes whose BMD records were lost, possibly when the old church was demolished and replaced round about 1900.

According to the 1911 census, my great-grandparents probably married in 1873 but there was no record of the marriage in Mountbellew so I assume they married in Kilkerrin. I have certificates for births etc which took place in the UK which is where I got my great-grandmother's name from and which was crucial in tracing Maria, but the only other items I have are excerpts from Griffiths Valuation for Kilkerrin. However, if you'd like copies of anything I have just let me know. If you 'private message' me with your email address I'll send anything which you feel may be helpful.

I hope you have a wonderful trip and if you have any information which you think may connect to Patrick Conneely and/or Mary Donelan I'd be eternally grateful if you would le me know. I've always assumed that some family members would have gone to the USA but have no idea where to start looking.


The Lighter Side / Re: Your Favourite Census Mistranscriptions!
« on: Saturday 02 February 13 11:45 GMT (UK)  »
I may have posted this previously, but it's one of my favourites: I discovered that an ancestor I believed had been born in Ince Blundell, was in fact born in Nice Blurwell, or that's what a transcription of the 1861 census would have me believe.

Lanarkshire / Re: James Currie and Margaret Lindsay
« on: Saturday 19 May 12 00:05 BST (UK)  »
Hi Carolyn

We may have had some contact in the past but I lose track! James and Margaret were my great-grandparents, and their daughter, Jane, was my grandmother, so it would appear that our grandmothers were sisters. Jane was on the 1881 census but in 1891, living elsewhere in Widnes, she was working as a servant.

James and Margaret were married 11 December 1863 at St Mary's Chapel, Glasgow, by John McGinnis.
James's parents were Thomas Currie, Labourer (deceased) and Ellen McDonald.
Margaret's parents were Edward Lindsay, Labourer, (deceased) and Margaret Savage (deceased)
James's occupation was shown as Bricklayer, Journeyman.
Witnesses were Mary Ure and Edward Lindsay.

Hope this fills in some gaps!

Best wishes

Your cousin, Marie.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: West Riding - Henry & Elizabeth Sykes
« on: Sunday 22 January 12 11:33 GMT (UK)  »
Yes thanks Dave, I had that and other census records which I'd passed on to my friend some time ago. He came back to me quite recently after obtaining the coroner's report on his grandfather's death and, after a long delay,  information from the records of the children's home where his mother and her siblings grew up. What I didn't have was the record of the Baptism of a fourth child at that address and what my friend will now have to ascertain is whether or not he survived and is the fourth child mentioned in the coroner's report of 1907.

I'd hit the proverbial brick wall with this one and it's proved yet again the value of a fresh eye and a new perspective on the problem which we can so often rely on from the Rootschatter community.

Many thanks for your interest


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: West Riding - Henry & Elizabeth Sykes
« on: Sunday 22 January 12 00:58 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Cathy

I've checked the Baptism you traced and I'm certain that was the correct family, confirmed by the address and parents' names. It couldn't have been Mark because he was born in 1903 but I think you may well be correct in your guess at the possible imminent death of the child because there was a death registered of a newborn of that name in the Wakefield District in the same quarter as the birth. Also, I was unable to trace Henry in 1911.

Checked again for baptisms for the older children and for any later births with same parents which would explain the 'fourth' child, assuming Henry died but drew a complete blank. However, with the birth of Henry in July 1906, the timeline for another birth before Henry Sr died in 1907 is narrowed and it seems almost certain now that if there was a later child it would have been born in Denaby Main.

Many thanks for your help Cathy. I'll pass your find on to my friend .

Best wishes


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