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Wiltshire / Compton Upavon Uphaven
« on: Saturday 19 September 15 18:38 BST (UK)  »
Hi There

I have just started researching a Matthew & Diana Compton (nee Waight) living in Upavon Wiltshire in 1841 & 1851.

I have their marriage, deaths and census etc !

They had a son called Thomas Compton b 1821 who is with them on the 1841 Census (I have his birth)

This is the family in 1841.

Thomas then joined the army (I have his military records.)

In 1853 he was discharged from the Army in Dublin, Ireland.

So, in 1873 my Great Great Grandmother Hannah Compton married in Dublin and on it she says he father was Thomas Compton, a soldier.

On the 1901 Irish Census she states she was born in Dublin (approx 1853).

So, I'm trying to work out MIGHT this Thomas Compton, above, be one and the same person.

There is NO possible Irish Thomas Compton !

After YEARS of researching, this English Thomas appears to be my only possible line of enquiry.

So, my question is, Is anyone researching this same family and possibly know what happened this Thomas.

Is he MY Thomas ?



Ireland / Irish National School Register
« on: Saturday 12 September 15 15:15 BST (UK)  »
Hi There

Just incase you guys don't know ~ have added Irish National School Registers.

It seems quite random as to who / what / where / when is on it but I've found some goodies  ;D


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Mulready Baptism
« on: Friday 14 August 15 18:50 BST (UK)  »
Hi Guys

There is a Mulready baptism on this link~ 8th December.

I am trying to work out what the dispensation says.

All help appreciated.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Kingstown 1864
« on: Friday 14 August 15 15:34 BST (UK)  »
Hi Guys

Can anyone make out what the word is beside (to the right) of the word Kingstown on this 1864 church marriage ?



England / Compton / Scholfield
« on: Wednesday 05 August 15 11:49 BST (UK)  »
Hi Guys

I'm grand with Irish Genealogy but this is my first foray onto the English boards so hope you can help.

My Great Great Grandmother was called Hannah Compton and going by the 1901 Census she was born 1855 in Dublin.

Her Roman Catholic marriage in 1873 in St. James' Church Dublin to Christopher Mulready has her address as Old Kilmainham, Dublin / father Thomas Compton ~ his occupation soldier.

She passed away in 1903 but I can't find a burial for her.

So, for years I've had to 'park' her as I could find nothing else for her, her father, any siblings and the usual.

So, recently the NLI here released church records and I checked to see was her marriage on it and lo and behold it was.

On it her Mum's name was on it ~ MARY SCHOLFIELD.

Now I'm really doubting if my Great Great Grandmother was telling the truth about being from Dublin, or if there was just an error on the census (common).

The combination of Compton & Scholfield is not an Irish one and is not showing on any of the usual resources that we use to track family in Ireland.

So, this is where I come to you guys who specialise in English records.

Does this family show up anywhere over there ?????

OH and just to add, when Hannah baptised her children her surname is different on most


These are the variants that I have come across so far.



Dublin / St. Pauls RC Baptisms
« on: Friday 17 July 15 17:15 BST (UK)  »
Hi Guys

I have spent some time today going through the RC Baptism Registers of St. Paul's looking for some members of my family tree.

I just concentrated on the late 1880's as this was the period that I was interested in.

Anyway, I was confused to discover that each and every page had a very high percentage of what appears to be illegitimate children ie only Mum mentioned, no father.

So, I just wanted to better understand the illegitimacy procedure at the time.

I thought it was rare for a mother to keep and rear an illegitimate child in this period.

I was under the, most probably ignorant, presumption that the child was whisked away at birth, and hence someone else baptising the child.

Then I was wondering, was St. Paul's a designated church for an unmarried mother's home in the area, or the like.

I've google but nothing specific is coming up ~ any pointers appreciated.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1950 Cause of Death
« on: Saturday 11 July 15 18:38 BST (UK)  »
Hi Guys

Can anyone help with this 1950 Dublin cause of death please ?



Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Waterford Baptism
« on: Wednesday 08 July 15 15:25 BST (UK)  »
Hi There

Can anyone make out this name ?

It's a sponsor at an 1860's Waterford, Ireland baptism.



Ireland / Catholic Parish Registers ~ Killanerin, Wexford
« on: Wednesday 08 July 15 15:00 BST (UK)  »
Just to note :

NLI Baptisms start 1852


I got Batisms for Killanerin back to 1815 off rootsireland.

Again, I'm just noting incase it helps !


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