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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: William (McQuire) Martin
« on: Wednesday 14 April 10 10:48 BST (UK)  »
No Probs Trev,

The Mark Taylor on the right is my wife's Great Granddad and Mary McQuire is his wife. William is Marks Brother in law so I guess that you and my wife are related. I'll work it out and let you know.

Not sure why william took his mothers maiden name of Martin but it could be something to do with marriage and cousins

New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: William (McQuire) Martin
« on: Wednesday 14 April 10 07:17 BST (UK)  »
Hi Trev,
I haven't yet got round to sorting anything out but I put a burst on this morning and I think this is wjhat you're looking for

Good luck in your quest

London & Middlesex Completed Lookup Requests / Re: 77a Highgate Hill, Islington, London
« on: Wednesday 23 December 09 16:31 GMT (UK)  »
My Dad was born at 77a Highgate Hill in Oct 1919. His mum was unmarried and lived in Stoke Newington. My dad was subsequently adopted.

New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: William (McQuire) Martin
« on: Saturday 03 October 09 08:11 BST (UK)  »
Quite agree there.  One thing is for sure - ancestors don't go anywhere - they just wait to be found! I am a bit busy with other things at the mo but keep hammering at me as I plan to commit all that I have to the PC then it will relatively easy to transmit it to you.  I'll make a special effort with the photo as it shows 3 generations dating from 1822 and was taken about 1890 so really it links almost to the present day

New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: William (McQuire) Martin
« on: Friday 02 October 09 13:38 BST (UK)  »
As far as I can see with the details that I have, the only george born was to William (McQuire) Martin and his wife. There is no substance to this that I can remember but I seem to recollect someone telling me that william changed his name because of some dodgy relationship. This whole tree is of my wife's family. There is no blood line between us so I have done it mainly out of interest and because I got hold of a load of indentures and other documents whn an old maiden aunt died from another line. The whole family of Taylors, Kennedys, Snooks and McQuires have lived in the same area for multi generations and are therefore relatively easy to research plus they all had large families. A quick look through records here do not show a George McQuarrie in the right palce at that right time

Australia Lookups completed / Re: Thomas Albert McGRATH/Nellie HAZELHURST
« on: Friday 02 October 09 09:54 BST (UK)  »
Hi Kris, Thats fabulous stuff - another leaf,  another branch. I had started to go back from 1907 which is the date that I had from somewhere but my eyes just started to close and off to bed I went. I have several links here who are looking into what appears to be the same family.

Thanks very much

New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: William (McQuire) Martin
« on: Friday 02 October 09 08:19 BST (UK)  »
further to my last, William Martin had a sister Sara Ann who also went to NZ about 1881/82. she married a john Thompson (1855 - 1927) on arrival at dunedin and settledon the west coast. children of sara ann (annie?) were martha,robert, joseph elizabeth & william

New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: William (McQuire) Martin
« on: Friday 02 October 09 08:03 BST (UK)  »
Hi Trev,
Thats good news as it really seems to be the same family despite the  name difference of McQuire/ McQuarrie.  This fellow William McQuire who changed his name to Martin was the Son of Joseph McQuire was born on 26th July 1857 at Ennerdale  in Cumberland. He was one of 13. Hi mum Martha Martin was baptised 6 Jan 1828 at St Bees her parents were William & Mary Martin nee Choice.

Joseph & Martha were married 6 June 1852 at St Bees. William (McQuire) Martin's sister married Mark Taylor who was the great Granddad of my wife. I have a copy of a copy photo showing William Martin, his mum & dad his sister and a couple of others which I will dig out.
Please remind me and jog me if it doesn't come through soon. All of the info is on

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