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Armed Forces / Patrick Carr, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
« on: Sunday 24 April 22 10:20 BST (UK)  »
I have been tracing my step Grand Uncle Patrick Carr's life.With great help from rootschatters!
I know he was born in Glenageary, Co Dublin in 1875 and died in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin in 1913. I found him in the 1901 and 1911 Irish census and found details of his marriage to Teresa Murray. Within our extended Carr family someone has just mentioned that they saw a military service detail for a Patrick Carr (may not be our man). It roughly said:
Gender Male
Marital status: Single
Age: 17
Birth Year: abt 1876
Birth Place: St Michan, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Enlistment Date: 24 Mar 1893
Enlistment Place: Dublin Ireland
Regiment: 102nd Foot (R. Dublin Fusiliers)
Service Number: 1390.
Now my question is how would I get more details of this man? Maybe an address or where he enlisted that could tie in with my Patrick

Dublin / Concrete, Milltown, Co Dublin
« on: Sunday 27 March 22 10:14 BST (UK)  »
I was looking up births of various McGuirk families and found a birth on Irish genealogy for Feb 23rd 1918 of James McGuirk and the address is listed as Concrete, Dundrum. Father is a finisher at Dye Works. I can't manage to screen save the entry !! to show it here. I also cannot find Concrete. Has anyone ever heard of it and where exactly it was?

Dublin / Elizabeth Conway Dún Laoghaire
« on: Saturday 11 September 21 11:20 BST (UK)  »
My grandfather Michael Jordan was reared (following the death of his parents) by his uncle Richard Conway(died 4/02/1938) for some years at Mulgrave St in Dún Laoghaire. I have found a bit about Richard and his brother William (died 16/9/1910) who was sometimes listed as a blacksmith and sometimes as a bootmaker. I found their burial place in Deansgrange Cemetery West plot J1/34. Also buried in that plot is Richard's sister Elizabeth who died 19/01/1930. For the life of me I cannot find her death details. I assume they all lived together at DúnLaoghaire. I have looked at any other hints please??

Dublin / William Maher survivor M.V.Leinster
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 10:21 BST (UK)  »
This week the centenary commemoration of the sinking of the M.V Leinster were held in Dún Laoghaire. The Leinster was torpedoed on 10 October 1918 and over 500 perished. William Maher who was a stoker on the ship survived and was hailed as a local hero for his bravery in saving two people. Because of a very tenuous family connection to him I have tried for the last few days to trace his family history.

In the 1911 census he is living at 59 Dominick Street, Dún Laoghaire and is listed as 33 years,
I have found his marriage on 28 April 1907 to Elizabeth Kelly and on that record his parents are listed as William Maher and mother Julia. He died on 11 June 1953.

I am assuming he was born around 1878! I have searched the parish registers for all the towns around Kingstown and Kingstown but have not come up with any birth details. I also cannot find marriage for his parents William and Julia nor a death for these. I now need expert guidance!!

Wicklow / Rathdrum Workhouse Records 1842-1914
« on: Monday 13 August 18 22:58 BST (UK)  »
I was delighted to receive word that both Rathdrum Workhouse and Shillelagh Workhouse Records have been digitised,

Armed Forces / Michael Connor, Ireland 1856 to 1928
« on: Saturday 02 June 18 22:43 BST (UK)  »
I would like to find out anything about my Gt Grandfather Michael Connor and his possible army career.
Michael married Anne Doyle at Booterstown, Co Dublin 28 November 1880 and on the cert is described as "soldier at Fermoy, Co Cork". His father is listed as Thomas a carpenter. He was living at Lr. Leeson Street, Dublin.

On the birth cert of my Grandmother in 1883 his is described as "army pensioner and coachman" then living at Lr. Leeson Street, Dublin.
For the next number of years he is described on the birth cert of his family as Groom or domestic servant. He died in 1928.

My guess is that he was in the army from about 1872 to 1880 when he married.

Where would I start to look for a service record?

Lancashire / James Carr, Liverpool
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 21:29 BST (UK)  »
My great grandfather Christopher Carr in the Irish Census of 1911  lists his place of birth as Liverpool. I know from his marriage certificate that his parents were James Carr and Ellen Carroll. I estimate his birth year as 1850.
I have researched his family to the present day from his first marriage to Elizabeth McGuinness in 1872 Ballybrack, Co Dublin.
I am unsure of how to track his family in Liverpool.
I have found a marriage of James Carr to Ellen Carroll in Dún Laoghaire in February 1839 and the birth of a son Thomas in Glenageary Ireland in December 1839.
No idea when they went to England but as James was listed as Mariner he probably moved back and forth Ireland to England (my guess).

In January 2006 a rootschatter Carole W while helping someone else trace a Carr family gave these details,
1851 census - 8 Latimer St Liverpool

James Carr 33 Ireland - Labourer
Ellen 29 Ireland
Thomas 11 Ireland
James 9 Liverpool
John 4 Liverpool
Christopher 6 weeks or 6 months Liverpool.
I think this might be the family I am seeking!

Where do I go from here.
Did Thomas stay on in Liverpool?
What became of James and John?

All suggestions appreciated. I am a total novice with English records!!


Dublin / Susan Farrell, Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin
« on: Saturday 02 September 17 22:55 BST (UK)  »
My Gt Grandfather Christopher Carr married his second wife Susan Farrell on 1st September 1878 at St Michael's Church, Dún Laoghaire. Her parents were listed as Miles Farrell and Bridget Byrne from Sallynoggin and the witness Patrick Byrne and Mary Farrell, Belgrave Square probably Monkstown Co Dublin. I can't seem to get any handle on the Farrell family. Did Susan have brothers and/or sisters?

Christopher Carr, my Gt Grandfather was born in Liverpool and travelled back and forth Dublin/Liverpool over the years. We originally thought he had met the second wife in Liverpool where he returned after the death of his first wife but a kind rootschatter Tara guided me to the marriage of 1 st September 1878 in Dún Laoghaire.
Christopher Carr settled in what was then called Avondale or Thomastown and is now know as Sallynoggin.

Dublin / Richard Davis, Booterstown, Co Dublin
« on: Monday 21 August 17 11:04 BST (UK)  »
My laptop died with my full family research lost! Silly back up. But I have pieced together a lot and this morning am trying to trace the father of my Great grandmother Mary Anne Davis. I always assumed the Davis family were from Wicklow (because my McGuirk family came from Wicklow about 1850) but I found the baptism of Mary Anne Davis at Booterstown Roman Catholic Church on 5 August 1849 parents Richard Davis and Bridget Carroll. I can ascertain from these records that they had at least nine children . Mary Anne Davis went on to marry my Gt grandfather Edward McGuirk on 17 October 1871.
Family lore says Richard Davis was a stevedore in and out of Liverpool so I don't know if he was Irish or English. Does anyone have a Richard Davis on their tree?? I am assuming that the Davis family lived in or around Blackrock, Co Dublin.

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