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Offline Keith Sherwood

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Searching for a CORBETT/HARPER marriage in Ireland pre-1911
« on: Friday 18 January 19 19:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Everyone,
Perhaps more needles being chased in haystacks, but I've been talking to the man who has just completed an excellent wallpapering job in our back bedroom.  We chatted about how nice it must be to spend time holidaying in Ireland, and he told me that the story within his family was that "his gt-grandfather came to England before WW1 to work  on the land, and settled in Cambridgeshire". Or words to that effect.
Now his grandfather was born John G. CORBETT in 1911 in the St Neots, Cambs registration district.  Fortunately they were just beginning to list the maiden names then of mothers in the BMD lists, and in this case it is HARPER.
I have sent away for his subsequent marriage to a Helena A. ROBINSON in 1930 in the Caxton reg. district of Cambs, which should throw up some more clues, but if there is someone out there who knows their way around the Irish family records, I would much appreciate someone looking for a marriage prior to 1911 for CORBETT/HARPER, as I can find nothing that fits in the U.K.
Many thanks,
Keith

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Re: Searching for a CORBETT/HARPER marriage in Ireland pre-1911
« Reply #1 on: Friday 18 January 19 19:31 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Searching for a CORBETT/HARPER marriage in Ireland pre-1911
« Reply #2 on: Friday 18 January 19 19:53 GMT (UK) »
Sinann,
Thanks so much for that link.  Family hearsay is often fraught with disappointment...
Keith

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Re: Searching for a CORBETT/HARPER marriage in Ireland pre-1911
« Reply #3 on: Friday 18 January 19 19:57 GMT (UK) »
When you Search in UK for CORBETT...does it also bring up CORBITT  ?

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Re: Searching for a CORBETT/HARPER marriage in Ireland pre-1911
« Reply #4 on: Friday 18 January 19 19:57 GMT (UK) »
There was a sister born in QE December 1912,  named Elsie, so he wasn't a "one-off".  Interesting that he was born in the summer of 1911, but I can't seem to find a Corbett that matches in the 1911 Census.

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Re: Searching for a CORBETT/HARPER marriage in Ireland pre-1911
« Reply #5 on: Friday 18 January 19 20:15 GMT (UK) »
Possible marriage:

Name:   John Corbett
Registration Year:   1909
Registration Quarter:   Apr-May-Jun
Registration district:   St Neots
Parishes for this Registration District:   View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
Inferred County:   Huntingdonshire
Volume:   3b
Page:   653

Spouse not named on this record, but I believe it to be Nellie Harper who is noted in Volume 3B, Page 65 (not 653).

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Re: Searching for a CORBETT/HARPER marriage in Ireland pre-1911
« Reply #6 on: Friday 18 January 19 20:20 GMT (UK) »
1911 Census in St. Mary's Street, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire

Harper, Elizabeth, aged 59, b. Eynesbury
Corbett, Jon, aged 34, born Houghton, Huntingdonshire, married, 1 year, farm labourer
Corbett, Nellie, aged 23, born Eynesbury, married
Munns, Alfred, Son, born Earith, Huntingdonshire, single, labourer on farm

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Re: Searching for a CORBETT/HARPER marriage in Ireland pre-1911
« Reply #7 on: Friday 18 January 19 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Now, why didn't I spot that...?  I must have put the wrong fields in when I searched.  Thanks so much, Eileen.
And I see there's another possible daughter in Olive M in Dec. Q. 1914.
Maybe the whole Irish thing is bogus.
And thanks very much for your input, Hallmark, I can't have been concentrating properly.  Btw there is a John Corbett marrying in 1904 in Galway I noticed.  I don't suppose this could be the same individual, on his first marriage.
Very strange that this Corbett Cambridgeshire family are not obvious in the 1911 UK Census.  Maybe that's when a mistranscription has slipped in, Hallmark..
Keith

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Re: Searching for a CORBETT/HARPER marriage in Ireland pre-1911
« Reply #8 on: Friday 18 January 19 20:29 GMT (UK) »
Posts crossed in the ether, Eileen...
That pretty much rubbishes one or two theories in my above post, and makes me look quite silly putting this request for help on the Irish boards.
Thanks so much for all the work you've put in on my behalf! Time for a cup of tea and a reassessment...
Keith