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Invisible McCarthy & Thomas 1841-1861 census
« on: Sunday 24 June 07 19:07 BST (UK) »

I'm looking for McCarthy; MacCarthy; M*; McKarthy; McArthy,  and any other variation of the surname I can think of :-)
 It's cost me an arm and a leg trying to find these ancestors on early Welsh census.  Not even searching for the surname initial followed by an asterisk wildcard turns them up. 

Here is the couple in 1871 after they moved to England:

 Eucharist St, Walker.
McCarthy Daniel, aged 30, born Cardiff, boilermaker
McCarthy Mariah, aged 30, born Merthyr Tydfil
McCarthy James, aged 3, born Newport
McCarthy Catherine, aged 8 mths, born Walker

I have searched britishorigins for Daniel McCarthy aged 19-21 on the 1861 English/Welsh census and cant find anyone with that name in either country or on board a ship with a similar trade.  There isn't an online 1851 census showing him as a 10 yr old living with his parents.   

He could be one of two babies on the 1841 census but as those fathers aren't called 'James' and are living in the poorer part of town I'm hesitant to claim them.

In 1861 Daniel's wife Maria Mary Ann Thomas had moved out of the family home and I'm not sure which of several same named girls she is but as I believe I've pinpointed her parents I'm not too bothered about finding her.

If anyone can solve the puzzle I'd be eternally grateful.

Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy<br />MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell<br />Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar
Ross, Urray:Mackenzie<br />Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell<br />Perthshire: Brown Ferguson<br />Wales: McCarthy, Thomas<br />England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells<br />Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke

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