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New Zealand / Re: 18th Irish Regiment 1850's-1860's.
« on: Monday 22 November 21 23:40 GMT (UK)  »
ShaunJ that marvellous.

Do you think his children could be registered British because he was in the army, hence the reason I cant find a registration for them?

Hillhurst previously told me his occupation at discharge was 'House Painter'.  I also know he was a Verger.  Interesting combination.

Thanks again for that confirmation.


New Zealand / Re: 18th Irish Regiment 1850's-1860's.
« on: Monday 22 November 21 13:01 GMT (UK)  »
Yes Hmmmm.... It defo seems the daughter wasn't born in New Zealand.



New Zealand / Re: 18th Irish Regiment 1850's-1860's.
« on: Monday 22 November 21 10:31 GMT (UK)  »

I appreciate that information.  The only facts I know is that on the anniversary of his death, his wife Catherine inserted a 'In Memoriam' in the paper stating he was late Verger of St. Paul's Pro-cathedral, Melbourne and Sergeant H.M. 18th Regiment.  I have his only daughter Catherine being born in NZ c.1861 but I don't know how I know this!

Thanks again,


New Zealand / Re: 18th Irish Regiment 1850's-1860's.
« on: Saturday 20 November 21 09:37 GMT (UK)  »
Now all that info is wonderful BUT I believe that may another family, nearly identical!

My John McCARTHY, died in 1882 at South Melbourne and was previously Verger of St. Paul's Pro-Catheral, Melbourne and 18th Regiment.

My Catherine McCarthy (wife of John), died in 1907 at Richmond.

Issue that I know of:

1. John Jeremiah. bc 1856 Lismore, Co. Waterford. died 1921, East Melbourne.

2. Catherine. bc 1861 New Zealand (I dont know how I know this).

3. Henry. bc 1866, dont know where.

4. William. bc 1868, dont know where.

In 1894 a Joseph McCARTHY, the youngest son of John McCARTHY of Lismore, Co. Waterford married in Melbourne BUT, I believe this is another John McCARTHY of Lismore!!!

Yes, it is a huge coincidence that there are two John Jeremiah's.  I have the MC for my John Jeremiah and it has his born at Lismore, Co. Waterford to the correct parents and the age fits.  Father's occupation also correct as the Verger.

The info from re the 18th Regiment is from 'In Memoriums' in Trove.

It's a bit of a mess.


New Zealand / Re: 18th Irish Regiment 1850's-1860's.
« on: Friday 19 November 21 07:56 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for your reply's.

Hillhurst - I did notice that FindMyPast record but I've just cancelled my subscription wouldn't you know it.  I'll check out the other ref's over the next couple of days, thank you.

minnihaha - Interesting snippits, thanks.  John's wife was Catherine Cecilia McCARTHY nee Jones.


New Zealand / 18th Irish Regiment 1850's-1860's.
« on: Friday 19 November 21 04:49 GMT (UK)  »
Hi team NZ

Would anyone know anything about foot soldiers of the Irish 18th what arrived in NZ 1850's-1860's?  I'm looking for a John McCARTHY of Lismore, Co. Waterford, wife, and children and probably issue whilst in NZ.

The family ended up in Melbourne with John being Verger of St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral prior to his death in 1882.


Australia / Re: VIC Birth, Marriages & Deaths
« on: Friday 15 October 21 04:10 BST (UK)  »
Just tried my luck and I got the same result as you.


Cornwall / Re: CHAPMAN family,Lanteglos
« on: Monday 13 September 21 02:31 BST (UK)  »
Hi folks

I know this is an extremely old thread but hopefully someone still has notifications on.

After many years I've having another look at my Cornwall CHAPMAN family which has always been a the stuff of nightmares!

The trouble is generational like names with similar years of birth.  Lots of online tree's with probable mixed up data and question marks like mine.


Australia / Re: John BECKMAN Death
« on: Wednesday 11 August 21 03:55 BST (UK)  »
BECKMAN sounds Germanic.  OP told us John's father was 'Hinirich' which could Heinrich.  Possibility that John could of been anglicized from Johann?!?!


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