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Offline pip cornwall

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desperate for advice
« on: Tuesday 07 September 04 15:39 BST (UK) »
[i have been trying to find information on my grandfather,
     he was born in phillack cornwall,on the 7th may 1891,his mother was put into a workhouse in 1901,she didnt marry the father, he was not with her.
      i cannot find him on the 1901 census anywhere,but was told by a relly,that he was brought up in ireland.
       i dont know where,neither does the relly, how can i find him?
       his name is ernest sampson, he would of been nine or ten in 1901
       i know he fought in ww1 with the royal artillary, and was held p.o.w
      i would love to find out who brought him up,and where?
       thank you for taking the time to read my cry for help

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Re: desperate for advice
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 September 04 10:59 BST (UK) »

The 1901 census in Ireland is not indexed so without an address or small townland, you're not going to get anything.
What I would suggest is to try and find out why he was sent to Ireland. Unlikely to be an adoption as it seems to have been one way traffic out of Ireland at the time so most likely a relative. If you don't have the father's details, check the mother's history back.


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Prior,Blyth,Ellis:Halstead, Ramsey Essex
Ballard, Driscoll, Costen,Miller:Kent
Driscoll, Ragan: Cork
Miller: Hardwick
Hardy: Burton, Derby, Ruddington

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Re: desperate for advice
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 September 04 14:43 BST (UK) »
dear kate
 thankyou ever so much for your help,there are a couple of rellies on his mothers side,that i also cant find on the 1901,so maybe it will be worth consentrating more on them,to see if ernest is with them.
 thankyou again for your time
   pip cornwall

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Re: desperate for advice
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 November 04 21:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi Pip,

Have you considered trying to obtain  war records, just a thought  as you know which regiment
Good Luck

Fitzgerald/Mullane/Riordan/Heaphy/Barrett and O'Brien Doneraile and surrounding areas.
McCormack/ Brophy/Egan/Gavin, Tullamore and Dublin

Essex / Middlesex / Kent / Suffolk and wherever next
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