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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #27 on: Monday 16 July 18 13:37 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.

There's a death of James McGreevy age 58 registered in Burslem sub- district on Staffordshire BMD website. There's no death for James McGrewy on that site. Indexes on Staffordshire BMD are compiled from original registers held at Stoke. They are more likely to be accurate than GRO Index which was compiled from returns sent in by local register offices. GRO Index contains many transcription errors. ( Last week I submitted an amendment form to GRO re my father's birth; a few months ago I corrected surname of an aunt.) Imo James McGrewy death registration 1923 on GRO Index was probably the same man as James McGreevy whose death in 1923 is in Staffordshire BMD index. www.staffordshirebmd.org.uk/deathsearch.php
The marriage to Bridget Loftus in 1893 was indexed as McGRAVY on Staffordshire BMD.
Staffordshire BMD is free to use, being one of the FreeBMD projects done by volunteers.
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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #28 on: Monday 16 July 18 14:01 BST (UK) »
I've filled in a query form about James McGreevy missing from GRO deaths index and possible incorrect transcription as McGrewy.
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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #29 on: Monday 16 July 18 22:05 BST (UK) »
Hi
Yes I think that someone has transcribed the death certificate wrongly that's why I couldn't find it from familysearch. Thanks maiden stone hopefully they will change it to the correct surname. Yes it does say McGravy but if you have an Irish accent i suppose its sounds like Mcgreevy. I do think this James McGreevy death in 1923 is looking good as to be him.
Would his death certificate tell me much. I suppose it would confirm his address.
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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #30 on: Monday 16 July 18 22:22 BST (UK) »
Hi bevo
Where did you find probate records from please
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It's on the UK Government Find a Will website.
Address of the deceased James McGreevy is on Probate Calendar. Bevo included address in the post.
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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #31 on: Monday 16 July 18 22:29 BST (UK) »
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I have their marriage certificate and it's McGravy on there.James couldnt write so there was across by his name but Bridget signed her name.
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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #32 on: Monday 16 July 18 22:54 BST (UK) »
Birth of Mary McGreavy mother's maiden name Collins was registered in Burslem 1868.
John MacGrevey mmn MacDonald registered Tunstall 1860.
Ann MacGravy married to McDermott in Tamworth 1852

All from Staffordshire BMD.
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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 18 July 18 07:35 BST (UK) »
I've found a Bridget McGreevy born 1850 Macclesfield mother Mary Collins sibling Mary McGreevy. 1881 census they are in Stockport.
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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 19 July 18 15:03 BST (UK) »
Would his death certificate tell me much. I suppose it would confirm his address.
Wendy

I'm not sure how much information was on death certificates in 1920s.
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Re: Irish relatives from Roscommon
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 19 July 18 15:39 BST (UK) »
I've found a Bridget McGreevy born 1850 Macclesfield mother Mary Collins sibling Mary McGreevy. 1881 census they are in Stockport.
Wendy
Collins is a common Irish surname.
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