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Other Countries / Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« on: Friday 03 November 17 00:17 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Jenbrie

Hi Jenbrie,

I too have a copy of the 114th Westmeath Rifles Registry Baptisms.  I think it is a matter of the handwriting.  I think the final letter of the place name is an elongated íní rather than Ďerí.  Also Googling Philipstown shows that there is, or was, such a place.  In 1922 the name changed to Daingean,

In know nothing about the Grants before Charles Grant and Louisa Plamer.
I am putting together a longer message with a lot of family details so will send by PM
Alice was my grandmother, in the family the Ann was dropped


Other Countries / Re: St Helena: Grant family circa 1850's
« on: Monday 25 September 17 01:01 BST (UK)  »
Hi, Jenbrie,

I too am a descendant of William and Caroline Augusta Downer, my great grandparents, their daughter Alice Ann my grandmother.  By the way all the references I have seen to the first name of Williamís wife's show it as Caroline.

Philipstown is in County Louth, which is north of Dublin, close to the present boundary with Northern Ireland.

The birth certificate of the 9 year old grandchild gives her first names as Carrie Louisa.  Her mother the above Alice Ann, no father is named, DoB is 26 Feb 1882 at 8 Back Coach Row, Bradford, Yorkshire.  Her mother was present at the birth and also registered the birth.  Alice would have been 21 at the time and single, occupation a laundress.

In the census of the previous year Alice was a laundrymaid at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Southport, Lancashire fifteen months after the birth of Carrie she married Samuel Garrett at St James Church, Birkdale, a suburb of Southport, on 29 May 1883.

Caroline Augusta gave 8 Back Coach Row Bradford as her residence of the birth certificate. I have no confirmation that was her home or only visiting for the birth.  I have see no other record of where she and William were living at the time.  In1881 8 Back House Row was occupied byJames Mooney and his wife Hannah, he was a soldier born in Dublin and his wife in Cork - both an army & Irish Connection.

I was born and educated in Southport but now living in Kelowna, BC

I am sure we each have a lot more information to share.

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