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Westmeath / Look-up Parish/Diocese Records - McCann Family Westmeath
« on: Tuesday 24 January 12 21:04 GMT (UK)  »
Surname: McCann
First Name: Maria
Born: between 1837-1840 in Westmeath, Ireland

Father: Patrick McCann b. ~1817 Ireland
Mother: Elizabeth b. ~ 1819 Ireland (this is from a census so it is possible that she is a step-mother and not the birth mother)

Maria McCann (married surname Barnett) has been found in censuses in Canada in the years 1851 (McCann), 1871 (Barnett), 1881 (Barnett), 1891 (Barnett), and I believe 1901 she was listed under her maiden name as an inmate (her husband died 1892).  She died 18 Mar 1908 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Her father Patrick McCann was a member of the military and joined the Royal Canadian Rifles.  I have his military records with the RCR.  He was in census records in Canada from 1851; however, I believe the RCR were stationed in Newfoundland, in 1861 and there is no specific census for that time-frame.  I am not sure if he remained in Canada after he was discharged from the RCR, if he remarried and settled (there is a pensioner in Ontario that matches his data but the spouse is different) in Ontario with his daughter and her husband, or returned to Ireland (the "family story").

I have only just come across a newly available death record for Maria's son that stated her county of birth was Westmeath.  I have never searched for Irish records before and am not sure where to start.

I have run a couple basic searches and came across a record indicating the baptism of Mary McCann in the Meath Diocese in 1838.  It lists her parents at Pat McCann and Ellen Duff.  Could "Ellen" be used a shortened form of "Elizabeth"?  I'm not sure and thought to post a request for possible look-ups...or general advice as to how to proceed.

I looked online and sources indicate that "Meath" diocese was in Westmeath in 1837...but I am not sure if more than one county can have a "Meath" the above record indicated that the county was in "Cavan" and the Parish was Kingscourt and Enniskeen...

Any help with muddling through this would be very much appreciated!  Thank you to anyone who has taken the time to read this!

Truly, Rhondda

Devon Lookup Requests / Birth/Baptism 1802 Buckland Brewer - HEAL
« on: Thursday 14 May 09 02:02 BST (UK)  »

I was hoping that someone could perform a search for a baptism/birth for Charity Heal who was born 1802.  In the 1841 census in Buckland Brewer, it indicates she was born in county Buckland Brewer and in the 1851 Census in Canada it indicates she was Wesleyan for religion (she was married 1829 to William Cole).

I have confirmed from one of her daughter's registered births in 1840 that her maiden name was Heal and at that time she was living in Tythecott Mill.

Any information on her birth/baptism or her parents/siblings would be greatly appreciated!


Derbyshire Lookup Requests / LOOK UP REQUEST - PRE 1837 - OXLEY
« on: Thursday 18 September 08 03:14 BST (UK)  »
Good day! I am hoping someone might have some time to check parish records for William Oxley born about 1786, who married Elizabeth ? born about 1797 in Cadson Derbyshire.

They were married before 1830 as the only child I have is my ancestory Enoch Oxley who was born 1830 in Belpher, Derby.  I have already found the census records for the family in 1841 and 1851 and then for Enoch until his death in 1899.

In 1841 the family was in Chesire, Ashton Under Lyne, Dukinfield.

In 1851 Elizabeth and Enoch were in Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, Dukinfield.

Any help with this would be very much appreciated.

Thank you!

Somerset Lookup Requests / new Lookup - Marriage - Somerset before 1867
« on: Wednesday 12 March 08 01:14 GMT (UK)  »
Hello   :)

Looking for help finding the maiden name in this union:
James Pugsley born 1842 Williton, Somerset
Charlotte ?? born 1847 Kings Brompton Somerset

1861 census James was Luxborough England; before that he was Wooten Courtney, Dunster, Williton...

first child I have record of born June quarter 1867 - John Pugsley, Glamorgan.

There was a span that they moved to Sherbourne, Durham (2 children were born there Sept 1875 to Sept 1877).

I've tried LDS and Free BMD and am not having any luck here.  Hoping a new pair of eyes might pull something up that I have overlooked.


Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / NEW - Lookup - Pontypridd - Births
« on: Saturday 08 March 08 20:42 GMT (UK)  »

I am trying to figure out something that has had me stumped for many years.  My grandfather's parents were married 18 June 1881 and in the 1891 census they have 2 children listed.  One is James Hunt born 1879 (prior to their marriage) and one is Maud Hunt born 1890. 

What I am trying to determine is if James Hunt was his father's son, or his mother's son...

If someone could perform a search for James Hunt born 1879 in (the census lists) Pontypridd I would really appreciate it.

John William Hunt tin plate worker (is the father's name)
Mary Green is the mother's maiden name

If anyone has access to birth registries and wouldn't mind checking the following other children I would be very thankful.

Maud Hunt born 1890
Deborah Hunt born 1892
John Hunt born 1893
Lucy Hunt born 1895
Philip Hunt born 1897

and I have the final son as he is my great grandfather
Isaac Walters Hunt born 17 Oct 1899.

Many thanks for your assistance,
Rhondda from Ontario, Canada

Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / New - Lookup - Pontypridd - Deaths
« on: Saturday 08 March 08 20:37 GMT (UK)  »
Good Afternoon,

I was hoping that someone might be able to locate a death record for me for John William Hunt.  He was born around 1848 in London, England and he died after 1901.  In the 1901 census he was listed as a tin plate worker and he was living in Pontypridd, 35 Williams Place with his family.  His wife's name was Mary and he had 6 children living with him.  Maud, Deborah, John, Lucy, Philip, and Isaac.

Thank you,


Good day,

I was hoping someone might have access to the Parish Registers for Oldham to try to find birth/marriage registers for the following people.

Francis Winn (sometimes seen Win) born abt 1805-9
Sally ? (his wife) born about 1805-9)

The first child I have found of theirs was John Winn (1832) but there may have been others before him that just weren't listed in the 1841 census.

So I believe they were married around 1829 or so.

John Winn 1832
Thomas Winn 1834
James Winn 1838
Francis Winn 1841
William Winn 1842

I suspect James is Francis as in 1851 the census lists James and in 1861 the census lists Francis but not James...

John married Sarah Ann Whitehead around 1850 but I haven't been able to find any children for them or find them in any census records after 1861.  ???

I haven't been able to find Francis, James or William after 1861 so they may have died - unsure.  ???

Sally died around 1872 I believe and Francis Sr. before 1881 as I cannot locate him in the census for 1881.

Any help would be very appreciated!
Thank you!

Lancashire Lookup Requests / New - Lookup request 1851 Census- Winn
« on: Thursday 06 March 08 02:34 GMT (UK)  »
Hello!  I was hoping someone could do a look-up for me for the 1851 census for Lancashire, Oldham Below Town, possibly Midfeather Street (1861 and 1871 were there).
Francis Win(n), 45
Sally Win(n), 45
William Win(n) 9
Francis Win(n) 10
James Win(n) 13
Thomas Win(n) 17
John Win(n) 19

I have located the family in 1841, 1861 and 1871.

Thank you!
PS one census year had them listed as Wiss.

Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / Obituary look-ups Glamorgan
« on: Saturday 01 December 07 04:06 GMT (UK)  »
Hi :o) I was hoping someone might have access to local obituaries for the Bridgend area of Glamorgan.  I am searching for:
Milson Aston: born 1870 died between March and July of 1944 Bridgend
Mary Hannah (Meg) Aston : nee Pugsley born 1879 and died 3 April 1922 in Pontycymmer Glamorgan.

Please and thanks! 

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