Author Topic: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902  (Read 4854 times)

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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 18 April 21 11:00 BST (UK) »
Hi can i ask what your elusive grandfathers name was ?? Gail

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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 18 April 21 11:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Gail,

My paternal grandfather was William James Wilson, apparently born Manchester in 1860.

Iíve never been able to find him anywhere before he married my grandmother Margaret Rees in Swansea in June 1893.

DNA tests have shown that I have Welsh and Irish DNA. The Irish DNA seems to be from Galway and Antrim.

Iíve been trying to find him ever since I first started looking in the late 1970ís.
Because my Father was 30 years older than my Mother and died when I was 5, thereís no one alive to ask.

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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 18 April 21 13:03 BST (UK) »
Hi, do you have any war documents or paperwork with his parents names on it ? maybe heís from ireland or somewhere other than manchester ? itís hard because so many people in england etc have the same names have you checked census records? are you in england ?


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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 18 April 21 15:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Gail,

Born in 1860 he wouldíve been too old for WW1.

As he married my grandmother in 1893 in Swansea, heís unlikely to have been in the Boer War.

He says on his Marriage Certificate that his Father was ĎWilliam Wilson (Deceased) Occupation:Masoní. Iíve never been able to find a William Wilson, Occupation: Mason with son William James Wilson on any of the earlier Censuses. As you say,  very common names and seemingly impossible to pin down.

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Wilson, Warren, Dulston, Hooper, Duffin, Petty, Rees, Davies, Williams, Newman, Dyer, Hamilton, Edmeads, Pattenden.

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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 24 April 21 10:55 BST (UK) »
My GF was in the 6th IDG during the Zulu wars. I got masses of info (17 pages) from the QDG Regimental Museum in York. They don't have individual's records, unless they are mentioned in the diaries as those records are in the national Archives. They just ask for a small donation
Mason ( Leics, Lincs, Cambs, Rutland)  Packer( Berks, Middx) Bearne, Vining , Sugar Shugar (Somerset & S Wales)

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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 24 April 21 11:00 BST (UK) »
Thank you for that information, i will look into that