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Offline Bills

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Sligo/Ballymote/Scotland: An unsolved puzzle
« on: Friday 18 January 08 01:40 GMT (UK) »
Hello everyone

I would be grateful if anyone can answer this puzzle.† I'll keep it brief ....

1. In 1855, in Helensburgh,† Scotland,† My Great G/F James b. 1836 in 'Co. Sligo' married Ellen Cryan also from 'Co. Sligo'.† Both were 19 yrs old.† James' surname was shown as 'Davidson'.† A daughter was born the following year when everyone's surname was now spelt 'Davis'.

2. They subsequently moved back to Ireland and according to parish record transcriptions in National Library, Dublin for 1865, a son James (my G/Father) was born in Carrigans, Ballymote as 'James Davys or Doon'.† His father was also shown as 'James Davys or Doon'.

3. Family lore suggests that his father had deserted the family, returned to Scotland and that the birth was in fact illegitimate.

4. I am unable to trace original parish records and so the transcription is frustrating.† The question is:† was the transcriber unsure of the surname, or had the priest been hinting at something .... or is there another answer.† This has puzzled me for years and is preventing me going further back.† All suggestions gratefully received.

5.† Other family members emigrated to the USA.

Many thanks† † †



 

Offline Teresa Neely

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Re: Sligo/Ballymote/Scotland: An unsolved puzzle
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 23:29 GMT (UK) »
High Iím researching Ellen cryan my grandfather was James Davis his father was James Davis married to Maria Hatrick I have just seen there marriage license and thatís where I saw the name Ellen cryan Iím confused now about the Davis name can you tell me more please.

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Re: Sligo/Ballymote/Scotland: An unsolved puzzle
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 00:04 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat
Bills hasn't been here since 2014 but will hopefully get a notification of you post and return, in the meanwhile this is the transcript from the NLI https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000632304#page/51/mode/1up
The 12th name from the top.

I'd say the transcriber wasn't sure, though it was Davis but it looked like Doon so put that as well to be safe.

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Re: Sligo/Ballymote/Scotland: An unsolved puzzle
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 01:04 GMT (UK) »
The civil registration just shows ĎDavys - the last one on the page.

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1865/03585/2321640.pdf
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Re: Sligo/Ballymote/Scotland: An unsolved puzzle
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 08:35 GMT (UK) »
This one?


It says Davin

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Re: Sligo/Ballymote/Scotland: An unsolved puzzle
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 18 March 21 14:44 GMT (UK) »
Hello, my grt grt grd is James Davis b. 1836 in Sligo.
Bill is my relative but he hasn't been in touch for years now.
I'd like to know what you've found.