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Re: James or Thomas Keenan 1800
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 26 January 19 05:58 GMT (UK) »
If you think Thomas/James Keenan was a soldier have you searched for the military records?

I have found this record but do not know what the regiments etc was and if there are records available. Trouble is that he could not be the father of anyone born after Sep/Oct 1832. 

Name:   James Keenan
Gender:   Male
Burial Date:   11 Nov 1831
Burial Place:   Mhow, Bengal, India
Age:   28
Birth Date:   1803
Occupation:   Gunner, 3 Co., 1 Batt.
Marital Status:   Unknown

Mhow was founded in 1818 by John Malcolm as a cantonment town. It is still a major location of the Indian Army.FindMyPast has a good collection of military records, you might find this James Keenan there and be able to eliminate him, or not!

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Re: James or Thomas Keenan 1800
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 26 January 19 09:47 GMT (UK) »
I think you might find them elsewhere in the record and this would explain the crossing out as it is to stop them being double counted.

From my reading the bit at the side says
'These eight persons slept in tents and are in Table b(?)'

Have you found table b? What is the exact name of the place of the census other than Carlisle?  You may find them there as an addition to the census.

They were crossed out as they were included in the count of people without a home.  The exact census is upperby, Iíve actually manually been through the census in Carlisle looking for them again or the husband.  As in the next census she definitely declares herself as widdowed, but on this one I think she states married.

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Re: James or Thomas Keenan 1800
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 26 January 19 09:54 GMT (UK) »
If you think Thomas/James Keenan was a soldier have you searched for the military records?

I have found this record but do not know what the regiments etc was and if there are records available. Trouble is that he could not be the father of anyone born after Sep/Oct 1832. 

Name:   James Keenan
Gender:   Male
Burial Date:   11 Nov 1831
Burial Place:   Mhow, Bengal, India
Age:   28
Birth Date:   1803
Occupation:   Gunner, 3 Co., 1 Batt.
Marital Status:   Unknown

Mhow was founded in 1818 by John Malcolm as a cantonment town. It is still a major location of the Indian Army.FindMyPast has a good collection of military records, you might find this James Keenan there and be able to eliminate him, or not!

Thanks, yes Iíve been looking but finding it hard to confirm with there being limited details and the only mention of him being on his sons marriage certificate.

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Re: James or Thomas Keenan 1800
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 26 January 19 10:02 GMT (UK) »
The only other clue I have is Mary identifies as being born in county mayo in a much later census (1891).  Her husband gives his but Iím unsure what it says or what his profession is, itís some kind of hawker

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Re: James or Thomas Keenan 1800
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 26 January 19 10:04 GMT (UK) »
He is a Tinplate Worker
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Re: James or Thomas Keenan 1800
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 26 January 19 20:23 GMT (UK) »
He is a Tinplate Worker

Not necessarily a hawker, could be working in a factory making tin goods. On many censuses they put 'hawker' if the person is one. 

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Re: James or Thomas Keenan 1800
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 26 January 19 20:40 GMT (UK) »
There are several other threads on RootsChat about this family, earliest from 2013 and some in current month. Some information may be duplicated.

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Re: James or Thomas Keenan 1800
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 26 January 19 20:58 GMT (UK) »
There are several other threads on RootsChat about this family, earliest from 2013 and some in current month. Some information may be duplicated.

Yes itís quite a common name without all the spelling variations, they all had big familyís so.....

I cling to any odd name I find in my tree, this is one part of my line Iím really drawn too, I feel like itís just going to take one thing to unscramble it. 

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Re: James or Thomas Keenan 1800
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 26 January 19 21:25 GMT (UK) »
Puffin, I meant to say that you have posted other threads on RootsChat about the family. Click on your user profile to see them.