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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Kitty Langham
« on: Today at 16:05 »
Whilst not answering your original post, and because of Rootschat policy about naming possible living people if your friend was born in the dq 1942 Kitty was still in Somerset.


Family History Beginners Board / Re: Kitty Langham
« on: Today at 15:58 »
Hi, when Kitty died in 2000 her birth date is recorded as 22nd March 1921. She can be found in 1939 with that birth date as a domestic servant housemaid. Surname recorded as LAUGHAM.

Marland House,S A Samford A, Wiveliscombe, Wellington R.D., Somerset, England.


The occupation of father on baptism records is a pretty good indication that this is your family


Baptism Images of 5 of the 7 children ( Jane, William, Sarah, Mary Ann, Charles) noted in 1841 census available on Findmypast.

Joseph can be found also on Findmypast with Surname BROCHLEHURST bap St Mary, Stockport 21.4.1822


Hi, Birth of Frederick Brocklehurst below with mother's maiden name.   

BROCKLEHURST, FREDERICK       mother's maiden name WILLIAMS 
GRO Reference: 1839  S Quarter in STOCKPORT  Volume 19  Page 266

Marriage of George Brocklehurst to Ann Williams 31st December 1821 Ashton Under Lyne


Ireland / Re: Luke Devanny/Cavanagh c1806 marriage.
« on: Yesterday at 09:06 »
Maiden Stone and other's. I apologise for the heading of my post. Luke DEVANNY was according to to 1851 census born c 1811 and Luke DEVANEY death aged 54 in 1860 born c 1806--so a 5 year space. He is only recorded as born Ireland.

I have just realised I can order the re-marriage certificate of widow Ann DEVANNA to Henry Hultum in 1862 in Liverpool to try and establish her father's name if recorded.

With regard to the witnesses of Luke's children I had not explored that avenue.

Thomas DAVANNY  bap 9.8.1848 parents Luke Davanny & Ann Chambers. God parents Thomas & Bridget Doolan

Patrick DEVINE bap 17.8.1851 parents Luke Devine & Ann Chambers. God parents Michael McDonald & Catherine CHAMBERS

John DIVANNY bap 14.7. 1850 parents Luke Divanny & Ann Chambers. God parent Michael Hopkins

As a side note Luke's daughter Ann DAVANNY married John Comer as Ann CAVANAGH, when they had their son baptised her maiden name is recorded as Cavanagh.

So hope that all makes sense and apologies again.


Surrey / Re: Jarrett and cook
« on: Tuesday 14 September 21 16:21 BST (UK)  »


Surrey / Re: Jarrett and cook
« on: Tuesday 14 September 21 16:18 BST (UK)  »


Ireland / Re: Luke Devanny/Cavanagh c1806 marriage.
« on: Tuesday 14 September 21 15:34 BST (UK)  »
Hi Kim, thanks for getting back. 1851 census ref 2181 748 47 has Luke aged 40 born occ Dock Labourer,Ireland, Ann 30 born Ireland, Mary aged 7 & Thomas aged 2.

Luke died aged 54 in Workhouse Liverpool.

Ann his wife remarries as (Devanna)1862 Liverpool to Henry Hultum and dies as Ann Hultum aged 72

Children of Luke & Ann,

Mary Davanny c 1844

GRO index for children uk born
Thomas Davanny 1848--marries as Cavanagh 1872 Elizabeth Edwards- Father Luke CAVANAGH-occ Dock Labourer.

Patrick DAVANY,1851, Michael DEVANY 1853, Anne DEVANNY 1857 (marries John Comer as Anne Cavanagh ) & John DEVANE 1858.

The 1881 uk census has Thomas DEVANEY 1848 with family. From that time on in 1891/1901/1911 census he is Thomas Cavanagh. 1861 census Thomas is DEVANA, 1871 he is Thomas CAVANAGH

So in trying to answer your questions

All uk births have mothers maiden name  Chambers, as well as a couple of their Catholic baptisms mmn Chambers--parents Luke Devanny and Ann Chambers.

Only having Luke's age as 40 in 1851 and death as 54 in 1860 does not bode well for an actual birth date. What I am really interested in is a potenial marriage for Luke & Ann.


So I have a situation where there appears to be a name change

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