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Thanks Bumblebee.

Can I ask who the witnesses were please?

I was anticipating you saying Luke was a Mariner, but not both...



I would be grateful if someone could provide me with the details of the following marriage please:

14 December 1875, St. Nicolas and St. Annes.

GROOM: James Jordan
SPOUSE:    Margaret Black

I am specifically interested in the Groom's Father's calling please.



Miderator comment: edited for content. Do not ask for look-ups from specific commercial sources.

Armagh / Re: Upper Killeavy parish records
« on: Sunday 13 March 16 20:00 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Shelley,

Ancestry has recently uploaded the following repository of records:

Ireland, Catholic Parish Records, 1655-1915

Parish records for Killeavy Upper are included, starting from 1832 as previously stated. These are currently free to search via the English version of the site throughout March.

I will see what I can find for you.


The Common Room / Re: Who have you given up on :)
« on: Tuesday 07 July 15 13:52 BST (UK)  »
I too have to say that I'm firmly in the 'put them on the back burner' camp as opposed to giving up.

I have a number of mysteries within various lines of my ancestry, and as frustrating as these brick walls are, it has to be said that they have generated some of the most interesting lines of attempted research along the way.

Despite the frustration that such unresolved lines can bring, I personally feel that they have been the lines that have significantly improved my researching skills, as they have forced me to think 'outside the box'.

That said, sometimes, a break is equally as good a thing as it allows you to clear your mind of that fog that often descends when you're trying so hard to find a way forward (or back perhaps I should say).

Only recently I re-visited a line I had abandoned actively researching, and lo and behold, a new piece of information had found its way online...a little detail admittedly, but just a little something else to add the picture.

The Common Room / Re: What are the chances?
« on: Tuesday 07 July 15 13:30 BST (UK)  »
Having been researching my own family history since 2007, I set about helping a work colleague start hers off a couple of years ago.

Needless to say she quickly got the hang of things and was off on her own steam...

One day about a year ago or so she came over to me to show me a copy of the 1911 Census relating to her Great grandmother. The address jumped out at me straight it was the very same house my own Great great grandparents were residing at twenty years previously in 1891... :)

So, a lack of records does not necessarily indicate that he stopped sailing, merely that he did not adhere to the ticketing system...I get it.


Many, many thanks! That's great. Having so little information on him as I do compared to other ancestors of this generation, any additional bits are always a fantastic bonus.

As regards the record in question,  clearly there is only reference to one crew agreement (Jun 1836) against Lawrence's name compared to others who have many. (Surely he can't have embarked on just one six month term? )

Are there any common reasons for this? (I appreciate this a bit of an open ended question...)

Thanks again!


Many thanks Billiegirl. I will contact Seaweed as suggested.

Here's a better resolution scan of the portion of the record I'm concerned with too...


Occupation Interests / Merchant Seaman record (BT112)-decipher/advice request
« on: Tuesday 16 June 15 00:33 BST (UK)  »

I have just located the following entry within the above Merchant Navy Seaman record series and was wondering if anyone can a.) Decipher the parts I can't and b.) Advise whether further research is possible?

The details are as follows :

BT112/16 Merchant Navy Seamen

First Name: Law
Last Name: Cuddy
Age : 28
Birth Place: Liverpool
Birth County: Lancashire
Place: Liverpool

I believe this may be my x3  Great Grandfather Lawrence Cuddy, (born c.1811 according to 1841 census) who was a Shipwright by trade.

The entry against his name in this record appears to have been recorded in December 1835.

It states he is from Liverpool, Lancs, (although the 1841 census has him as Irish)...and it appears to have the word 'Shamrock' written next? Could this be the name of a ship?

Any clarification would be appreciated and any advice on whether/how I can discover any more on the back of this record would be greatly appreciated.


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