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Family History Beginners Board / Thomas Mannion
« on: Saturday 19 June 21 11:54 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I've had some help from another (equally) brilliant forum but am still stuck and wondered if anyone was able to help, please.

The problem I have is that my 3GG was Bridget Laffy, born around 1830 in Ireland, died in Staffordshire UK, married (or at the least had 4 children with) John Cavanagh including my 2GG Selina Cavanagh (m. Stephen Coughlin).

Bridget seems to be of the same age, in the same area (including Oxford street in Staffordshire in 1871 and 1881 and her death) as this lady below and I can't work out how to separate them, or perhaps instead show they were the same woman. If they are the same woman then my 3GG had 2 children with John Cavanagh, married Thomas Mannion and then had 2 more children with John Cavanagh. Which does look odd on the face of it!

So I'm looking for anything on this specific couple please - any sighting of them before or together after their wedding so I can prove it's not my 3GG Bridget.

Thomas Mannion and Bridget Laffy
m. 26th August 1855
Most Holy Trinity, Bilston, Staffordshire
Both Age 24
Address: Oxford Street, Bilston
His occupation Coal Miner
Hers left blank
His father Thomas Mannion, Labourer
Her father James Laffy, Labourer
Witnesses Luke Comer and Mary Ann Aylward / Elward / various other mis-spellings

Many thanks
PS, the Bridget Laffy who married Thomas Walsh/Welch in Wednesbury 1857 is definitely a different woman from those mentioned.
PPS the 1851 Census in Temple Street for a Bridget Laffy, Charwoman - I've no idea if this is Mannion's wife to be, or my 3GG. 

Family History Beginners Board / Missing from 1841 Census?
« on: Friday 25 September 20 20:54 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for two people who seem to be missing from the 1841 UK Census
William Thorley a cratemaker and his wife Sarah, a Grocer/Fruit dealer both born 1780
William was born in Swinnerton, Staffordshire and Sarah in Hanley, Staffordshire.
I have them in 1851 (Keates Square) with their son James and by themselves also in Keates Square in 1861.  I'm at a loss as to why they would be missing or how else to find them other than the usual sites and checking if they are with family etc. 

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