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Offline Heather Walsh

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Re: CALLIGAN help please
« Reply #27 on: Friday 18 January 19 10:50 GMT (UK) »
sorry, their child Margaret born 1818....john and Margaret married 1820.....

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Re: CALLIGAN help please
« Reply #28 on: Friday 18 January 19 11:07 GMT (UK) »
I checked Shotts VRs 1855 & no C*l*g*n i.e. possibly too soon after death for a wife or other to be listed?
Far too soon for the tenant or occupier to be listed, I think. In the earliest censuses, they only listed houses individually if they were over a certain annual value. In the 1855 census of Shotts there are 78 groups of 'houses'  listed, and that doesn't necessarily include cottarhouses on a farm. You'd need to look at the originals to see if they even tell you how many houses were in a particular group, but I think all you get is the total annual value of all the houses in the group.

You can probably tell that it's a very long time since I bothered to look at an 1855 VR, since I know they are unlikely to tell me what I want to know. ;)
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Re: CALLIGAN help please
« Reply #29 on: Friday 18 January 19 17:17 GMT (UK) »
When/where and to whom did Margaret b.1818 marry?   Where did she end up?

Seems strange not to find any of them in 1841 or 1851.

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Re: CALLIGAN help please
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 19 January 19 00:07 GMT (UK) »
I cannot find a trace of any of the family at all. Not the parents, john colligan and Margaret kirk, their children, Margaret 1818, Eleanor 1820, James 1823, not a marriage or a death or a census anywhere. I also cant find them travelling anywhere either, its like they just disappeared.   

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« Reply #31 on: Saturday 19 January 19 00:17 GMT (UK) »
Also many years back on scotlands people there was a marriage in the old parish records for a William nichol and Margaret kirk, from memory about 1809/1811, in shotts, then I found a birth for mary nichol about 1815 to them both, this info got lost and I cant refind it again on sp.....now on James colligan birth in 1823 to john colligan and Margaret kirk, he looks to be 4th child born as there is a number 4 at end of entry, so connecting the dots I would say William nichol's Margaret kirk and john colligans Margaret kirk are the same person and james is 4th child, making mary nichol 1st child.....I hope this makes sense.....either way, I can find the mary nichol either, she has disappeared along with the rest.