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Re: 1851/61 census look up please Thomas Sheridan
« Reply #9 on: Monday 18 November 13 14:28 GMT (UK) »
Aha!!

Found John Sheridan in Greenlaw prison in 1847 - has to be a candidate for Thomas' father! Great thing is it says he was born in Co. Mayo, Ireland. Greenlaw was the prison for Berwickshire, which is the same county that Duns and Edrom are in. Looking good!

Prison entry for John says he was Catholic by the way. Not a surprise but good to remember pre 1855 BMDs on Scotlands people are split into OPRs which are Church of Scotland and the Catholic registers. These are by no means a complete set of records of birth, marriages and deaths in Scotland before 1855.

Bridget and John may well have married in Ireland but at least you now have a county to start with.

Emma

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Re: 1851/61 census look up please Thomas Sheridan
« Reply #10 on: Monday 18 November 13 15:27 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again for all your help.  You have given me a lot of useful information that I need to study and see where it takes me.

Much appreciated.

Betty

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Re: 1851/61 census look up please Thomas Sheridan
« Reply #11 on: Monday 18 November 13 21:07 GMT (UK) »
although sheridan is not common in the scottish borders try lanarkshire glasgow  seems to be a better link with the influx of  the irish

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Re: 1851/61 census look up please Thomas Sheridan
« Reply #12 on: Monday 18 November 13 22:03 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that.

Betty

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Re: 1851/61 census look up please Thomas Sheridan
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 23 October 14 23:03 BST (UK) »
Hi Betty,
I am related to Bridget holleran /Sheridan.This is a very complex family history but if you could send me a P.M
I will give you her fathers name and other family details.Yes they are from Ireland.I am very new to this and have just read your messages.Are you related to Bridget ?
Fiona

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Re: 1851/61 census look up please Thomas Sheridan
« Reply #14 on: Friday 24 October 14 09:02 BST (UK) »
Hi Fiona

Thanks for your reply.  I have sent you a PM.

Betty