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Tyrone / Addresses at marriage
« on: Monday 12 October 20 22:28 BST (UK)  »
William Warling married Sarah Kyle in December 1881 in Edenderry.

I am sitting here with maps and lists and place names, but to no avail.  Can anyone work out where they both were living at time of marriage?

The Common Room / Northern Ireland Adoption Children register
« on: Thursday 01 October 20 22:42 BST (UK)  »
I have a Certified copy of an entry in the Adopted children register, under the Northern Ireland 1950 act.  Arrived today by post.

The person's claimed birth date (daughter's information) has always been the 28/07/1926.

Under the date birth of child heading it says, Seventh July 1947  (Column 2)

Under date of adoption order and description of court by which made it says 28/07/1926 (Column 6)

Under date of entry it says 30/06/1947 County Court, County of Tyrone... (Column 7)

In addition (column 5) Name of adopter has the mother as a widow, which happened in 1931

It certifies it is a true copy etc etc

I intend to phone tomorrow to find out what is going on, unless anyone can say why it appears to be completely topsy-turvey but that is how it is done.

I attempted to find a sample online filled-in example, but could not get anything.

Is the fact that the person was 21 in 1947 of any relevance.

In addition, in the column for name and surname of child, it just has their first 2 names, though that second name is commonly used as a surname (James).

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Tyrone / Name query and map
« on: Thursday 01 October 20 10:16 BST (UK)  »
To me this looks like Roaghan.  It should be in Fintona/Omagh/County Tyrone.

Is it Reaghan?

Also, can anyone recommend an historical map of Omagh district, as nls does not seem to cover the area?


Just found : Roughan.  Near Clogher?

Still would like help with map,though :)

Ireland / Birth certificate for 1926.
« on: Sunday 20 September 20 19:01 BST (UK)  »
My sister-in-law was told by her Mother that her Father had been adopted, but not to tell him that she knew.
She has his date of birth, in 1926, and that is all.  She does not know who his parents were, where he was born, any brothers or sisters.  Nothing.
She also does not know if her Mother invented the story.
Her Mother was from Portadown, and they lived in Omagh.  Protestants.

I keep reading the Irish sites, and feeling stupid.  Can she get a birth certificate for 1926 without knowing any details other than exact date of birth, and quoting the name that he used?
Forgotten to ask if she knows where and when married, as also keen on a marriage certificate.

Any help gladly received, I feel so ignorant about (Northern) Irish records. Sorry.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Daughter's name please from 1881 census
« on: Saturday 21 December 19 16:22 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone decide what the daughter's name is please?
This does relate to another on-going thread, but no-one on there has volunteered anything, so posting on here.
Ancestry and IGI SPOILER ALERT has the name as Imon Pooly Parkinson, and the poster on the other thread thinks Inoon.  This might be a different family as daughters found are Kate and Elizabeth elsewhere, but interested in anyone's ideas nevertheless.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Wrongly labelled photo?
« on: Friday 14 June 19 21:28 BST (UK)  »
I believe my Mother has wrongly identified this photo, so would like an estimate for date to see which one of us could be correct.

The Common Room / Lost post 'The hawthorns , bankart avenue leicester, 1928'
« on: Monday 25 March 19 22:52 GMT (UK)  »
After a few days on the boards this post seems to have completely disappeared - where do I ask what has happened to it?


Midlothian / James Harkiss
« on: Tuesday 18 September 18 19:41 BST (UK)  »
James Harkliss/Harkiss marries Elizabeth Middleton in 1864 in Dalkeith.  He is a tailor, age 21.  His father George is a gardener and his Mother was previously Jane Hogarth.

In subsequent censuses he is from Newbattle or Dalkeith.

Can anyone see his birth or him with family in 1851 or 1861?

His death information is from Midlothian and Terbles District Lunatic Asylum giving his father as James, and an unknown mother.

Are any of the details of his parents correct?


Ayrshire / Mary Currie born Irvine around 1835/1841
« on: Thursday 19 April 18 21:26 BST (UK)  »
In 1841 living in Glasgow Vennell there is
Mary Currie   35  Ireland
Mary Waugh   62  Ireland
Charles Currie   8  Scotland
Mary Currie   6  Ayrshire
George Currie   5  Ayrshire
William Currie   1  Ayrshire

in 1851 in Dundonald Ayrshire
Mary Curris   38  Ireland
Mary Curris   15  Irvine  dau   muslin sewer
George Curris   14   Edinburgh   son
William Curris   11   Irvine   son
Patrick Madder   4    illeg. son  Irvine
John Madder   2   illeg. son Irvine

in 1861 in Dundonald
Mary Currie   20  head muslin sewer  Irvine
John Madden   9  half-brother Irvine
Mary Lawrie   2  daughter  Irvine
Mary Smith   20
Elizabeth Amster   18

Is it reasonable to assert that this is the same group of people, despite the disparity in ages through the years?

Also, if Mary Lawrie is the daughter of Mary Currie and Patrick and John Madder/n the illegitimate sons of Mary Currie, snr, then their father's surnames are Lawrie and Madder/n respectively?

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