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Warwickshire / Re: "LEAMINGTON PRIORS" (Royal Leamington Spa)
« on: Thursday 28 January 21 07:50 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Kay99
I think maybe it is who I'm researching as she certainly fitted into the circles that were attracted to the Spa.

I guess I can only state that we think it's her and her eldest son. If only she had stated she was born in Guernsey, Channel Islands.

But maybe it was for privacy reasons, as the lady I'm researching was definitely a London, City lady with a Merchant Banker husband.

Warwickshire / "LEAMINGTON PRIORS" (Royal Leamington Spa)
« on: Thursday 28 January 21 06:39 GMT (UK)  »
Can someone tell me what kind of reason might a married woman (states she was born Middlesex, City, London) and her 17 year old son (states born Middlesex, Hampstead) have for being on the 1851 UK census for Warwickshire as Head, Lodger, Merchant's wife - Address 4 Portland Place, Leamington Priors....? 

I can now see that the entry above the one I mentioned is the same address and shows a widowed Lodging House Keeper and a House Servant.

Which seems to indicate the lady I'm interested in could possibly be wealthy

If it happens to be the lady I have in mind, her husband was a Merchant Banker, and she was actually born in Guernsey, Channel Islands, but definitely would have BEEN OF London, City.

Her husband was not there with her.

And she would have been 4 months pregnant.

A second son was born 10 August 1851  St Peter's Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
(Where his mother was born)

Look forward to feedback as no knowledge of Leamington Priors or Royal Leamington Spa and what was offered or provided.

Lancashire / Re: Birth Mary Gallagher 1860 Manchester (possibly Chorlton)
« on: Tuesday 01 December 20 23:06 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you emeltom and trish1120
I had only looked at the possibility of a twin but then of course where was Emma...?
And not finding a birth for Mary...?
So what you've suggested makes complete sense.
I've just sourced a document on the web that goes into detail about how the census was actually done, and it gives credence to a name mistake possibly/probably having been made.
And thanks for the freereg suggestion - I had never known about Ada - and there was also a burial for her aged 9 months.
Good work, thanks again.
Barbara in Australia

Lancashire / Birth Mary Gallagher 1860 Manchester (possibly Chorlton)
« on: Tuesday 01 December 20 11:15 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there from down under.
I have a strange situation regarding the 1861 UK census.
The family of James GALLAGHER and his wife Eleanor is listed at 21 Smith Street, Ardwick. 
With them is Mary aged 1 daughter born Manchester and Mary BENT Eleanor's mother.
1. I have not been able to locate a BIRTH for Mary.
2. My Great Grandmother Emma was born to James and Eleanor 6 April 1860.
She is not shown on the 1861 census with her parents, sister Mary and Grandmother Mary BENT.
Any suggestions....?
I should have added that I have the Birth Certificate for Emma 6 April 1860.
Have checked freebmd, ancestry, GRO for BIRTH of Mary 1860 -  but have not located her - or a DEATH, as she is not any further census records with the family either.
James and Eleanor were married 10 Oct 1859 Manchester Cathedral. Eleanor emigrated to Australia in 1875 with their 8 children - Emma, Amelia, Edward, Harry, Amelia, Annie, Elizabeth and Maude Mary. James had travelled to Australia ahead of her.
Thanks in advance.

Clare / Re: Help with old numbers 1828 1829
« on: Thursday 19 November 20 23:46 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks for your feedback and advice.
As you say, he'll probably never be located  :(

Clare / Re: Help with old numbers 1828 1829
« on: Wednesday 18 November 20 00:43 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks so much for that heywood  :)

I had seen the 1830 entry, hadn't got as far as 1832.
Maybe it's the correct family - but oh how great it would be to find an entry with Michaelis as the filius...!

With the same parents (I wish).

If you have looked at the 2 entries, is this how you read them...?
26 February 1830 Catharina o Neil filia (daughter) michaelis & Catharina Conway sponsors Paulus o’Neil & margarita Conway
9 September 1832 Janeta filia (daughter) Michaelis O’Neil et (&) Catherina Conway Sponsors Patrictius Purtill et Bridgida Do. (ditto)
NOTE: Priest differs to next entry (?)

It gives me an incentive to keep on checking.
Thanks again

Clare / Re: Help with old numbers 1828 1829
« on: Tuesday 17 November 20 23:36 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks  :)
It would be just amazing after all these years and trips to Ireland if I happened to locate the baptism of my husband's Great Grandfather Michael O'Neil born c.1827 Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare..
Name of his father was also Michael, mother's name - not known.
Fingers crossed, especially with the ancient language style.

Clare / Re: Help with old numbers 1828 1829
« on: Tuesday 17 November 20 23:01 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking at "Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI" website.

I didn't want to post a screenshot of the numbers I would like deciphered due to the copyright statement on the website.

I'm wondering about the odd looking numeric figure that could possibly be an "8" at the top of each page ....

eg (1 ? 1 9) (1 ? 2 1) (1 ? 2 9)

Hope that helps with answers  :)


Clare / Help with old numbers 1828 1829
« on: Tuesday 17 November 20 12:35 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there from Down Under
Can anyone direct me to a site where I could see examples of old Irish numbers....?
The era would be for a document in County Clare -1828 or 1829.
Thanks in advance.

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