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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 15 July 18 18:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Gaffy
 I've just looked for a death of James Mcgreevy. I found one in 1923 a/m/m stoke on trent with the relevant numbers but when I went on GRO to search the death it's not there. I though it may give me a mother's maiden name.
Wendy
English death certificates don't give mother's maiden names.
When you searched GRO Index did you put his age at death? Try leaving it out. Some ages in GRO have been wrongly transcribed. Where did you find the Stoke 1923 death? If it was from a local BMD website the reference number will be different to GRO.
The GRO site wasn't behaving itself for me yesterday. Neither was the Irish Civil Registrations site. Got a message on the latter saying that I'd logged onto  an "unsafe website".    ??? Is it just me?

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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 15 July 18 18:30 BST (UK) »

There's a probate record of a James McGreevy of 112 Dartmouth Street  Burslem died 12th of April 1923. Probate in London to the Reverend William Browne, clerk

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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 15 July 18 18:44 BST (UK) »
Hi gaffy
Yes I've been trying to find census record's to see when they came to England. But couldn't see them in Burslem prior to 1901 when it was James and Bridget. Don't know if James parents stayed in Ireland or if they came to England.
It's really hard going
Regards
Wendy

Have you looked for them separately on an English census as children or young people? One of my Irish couples are missing from 1891 English census; I assume they went to Ireland to show-off their first-born baby son. They are both on 1881 census, the young man as a farm labourer in lodgings, the girl with her parents a few miles away. Btw aforesaid baby was born at home of his grandparents who by then had moved to a town about 15 miles away. This was in keeping with an Irish tradition of a woman going to her mother's house for birth of first-born.
Another Irish couple, or the woman at least, moved between North-West and North-East England and back again, children born in both regions.

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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 15 July 18 18:59 BST (UK) »
There's a death registration in GRO Index for James McGREWY age 58
 GRO Reference: 1923 J quarter; Stoke-on-Trent and Burslem Volume 06B page 128

I got it by leaving out district box empty. My 1st search attempt for James McGreevy (phonetic search option on surname and derivative names of forename) 1923, Stoke-on-Trent gave no result.
If this was James McGreevy you can submit a suggestion for an amendment.

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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 15 July 18 19:21 BST (UK) »
Endorsing gaffy's reply #16 about recorded age at death. Some were very inaccurate, especially of very elderly Irish people born pre civil registration. Death of a member of my family was registered with age 74 when she was around 90.

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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 15 July 18 19:53 BST (UK) »
Hi maiden stone
I got the death from family search but when I put in the information it came up with nothing. Family search had the correct spelling.
Wendy

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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 15 July 18 20:06 BST (UK) »
Hi maiden stone
What would this death certificate tell me if I sent for it.
Wendy

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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 15 July 18 20:08 BST (UK) »
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I have tried putting just Mcgreevy in on family search as I don't have any subscriptions but can't find him till after he married.
Wendy

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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 15 July 18 20:10 BST (UK) »
Hi bevo
Where did you find probate records from please
Regards
Wendy