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Most certainly under age, full age being 21?

I'm hoping that her fathers service record in the Irish Constabulary (25852 ?) may shed some light on her side of the family. Two of the children along with Martha were lost to cholera in India, and two died in Ireland.

There are just a couple of McDowell births in B'ham & just 1 family on the census so
that piece of information looks like a mistake.More than likely he married a local girl which was
a very common occurrence in the Army.

So Birr, may in fact be correct.
Where would be the best place to search, I understand that most of the Irish census where destroyed in a fire?

Just to clarify they married in 1860 & her father was a serjeant in the Constabulary.
Ok I see you have it now.

Thanks Jim,
I have some information on Martha, but trying to confirm her birth in Birmingham, finding her mother and other relatives. My direct line is from her husband, he remarried after returning to England after Martha died in India.

Have you found her on a census in 1851/1861 to see who she is living with?

Hi Milliepede,
No joy on  the 1851 census. She was married in 1860, and gave birth to her first of nine children in 1861/2 in Ireland.

I'm searching for more information on my 2nd great gm Martha Francis McDowell. According to the Census of 1871 her birthplace is Birmingham, Warwickshire, Married 1870 in Athlone Ireland to Joseph Hornsby and died in India 1878 Fyzabad, Bengal. Her Father John was present at the marriage. Any further info would help.
I can't find any records of her birth in Birmingham, wondering if it was Birr in Ireland as her father is listed as Superintendent for Constabulary on the marriage certificate.


Offaly (Kings) / Re: Crinkill Military Cemetery
« on: Sunday 17 May 20 23:41 BST (UK)  »
Ah, many thanks.

Images of 1871 certs are not online yet
but will be at some time in the future.

Offaly (Kings) / Re: Crinkill Military Cemetery
« on: Sunday 17 May 20 17:53 BST (UK)  »

Some of Crinkill Military Cemetery is on Find a Grave
this chap is Lenister Reg so not sure he is the correct J Marks

His death cert confirms his name was John and he was married

I noticed on this certificate it listed his cause of death, I'm trying to discover the cause of death of my great, great aunt, Sarah Jane Hornsby. She died in Parsonstown in 1871 aged 8.

Offaly (Kings) / Re: Crinkill Military Cemetery
« on: Monday 04 November 19 16:30 GMT (UK)  »
My 2nd great Aunt - Sarah Jane Hornsby is listed here -
Birth 15 JAN 1864 Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Death 1 MAR 1872 Parsonstown, Offaly King's, Ireland

Would anyone know the best way to find a picture of her headstone (other than visiting in person) ?

Can we back up a bit please?

Who are you descended from that led you to John Hornsby/Sarah Walton as their Parents?
When/where/who did they marry?

Trish :)
I'm related to John's son Joseph (b.1840 Newcastle, married Martha Francis McDowell in 1860 Athlone, Ireland) he's my 2nd great grandfather.

Many thanks for pointing these things out.

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