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NI to England
« on: Tuesday 18 December 12 22:01 GMT (UK) »
How would someone have travelled from Northern Ireland to England? I ask as my Grandad who was born in NI came to England but I cant find him on any travel documents I dont no when exactly he come or why and would love to know as would my dad he was born in 1918 and was here in 1947 definatly as that when he married my nan.
Any ideas anyone?

His name was Thomas Alexander Wade b 1918 in Dungannon and died 1982 in Barking

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Re: NI to England
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 December 12 22:11 GMT (UK) »
It's the same country, so he didn't need a passport and could have come across on any boat. He didn't need to be recorded as he wasn't travelling to a foreign country. Have you tried the electoral register, as it's so recent? claytonbradley
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Re: NI to England
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 December 12 22:12 GMT (UK) »
Ireland did not become an independent country until 1922. Until then the whole island of Ireland formed a constituent part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, so there would be no travel documents or records of people traveling to England, which would be by ferry.

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Re: NI to England
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 December 12 22:21 GMT (UK) »
How would someone have travelled from Northern Ireland to England? I ask as my Grandad who was born in NI came to England but I cant find him on any travel documents I dont no when exactly he come or why and would love to know



Most people migrate or move about the country in order to find work, or better paid work. That’s the most likely reason for his move.

He probably got the ferry from Belfast to Liverpool or Heysham, though he might also have gone from Larne to Stranraer in Scotland and got a train down to England.
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Re: NI to England
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 18 December 12 23:18 GMT (UK) »
I cant seem to find him till 1948 marriage this line puzzles me more and more each day :(

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Re: NI to England
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 19 December 12 11:30 GMT (UK) »
There is a promising link with an Alexander Wade travelling back from Nova Scotia back to Liverpool in August 1940 on the passenger ship  'Narissa', bound for Liverpool. Alexander was a 'naval recruit'.  This Thomas A Wade was born in 1918.

If this isn't your man, there's lots of other Thomas Wades travelling from Canada and New York back to the UK.   Maybe this is how your ancestor arrived - via Canada or the US ?  If he was in the merchant navy, he wouldn't have left too much of a paper trail.


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Re: NI to England
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 19 December 12 11:34 GMT (UK) »
Hello Nick Wheres this info from ?
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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 19 December 12 11:34 GMT (UK) »
Ancestry.

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