Author Topic: Patrick McParland, RIC, Belfast  (Read 225 times)

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Re: Patrick McParland, RIC, Belfast
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 04:13 GMT (UK) »
Wonder is this is 'your' Patrick?
Newry Reporter, 24 June 1879: Constable M‘Parland, who had been stationed in Cavan for some time past, and formerly at Mayo Bridge, has been promoted to the rank and pay of Head-Constable, and transferred ...

Can you send me full document please.
I would appreciate it.

The age of Patrick on his grave stone and on the census 1901 are different .
Is this a common mistake or why do you think this is.

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Re: Patrick McParland, RIC, Belfast
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 09:07 GMT (UK) »
I can only view the above extract for the 1879 newspaper article doing a free search on Find My Past.
https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search/irish-newspapers

It's not that uncommon to find different dates in census records, death certificates and gravestones. In the case of headstone sometimes a stone wasn't erected until a later date. In the early 1990s I asked when a couple had died (in the room were 2 sons, a daughter, daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren of the couple) and have never seen such panic and confusion when they tried to remember the dates. At one point there was trouble remembering who had died first, a child was sent under the stairs to see date house was built (they thought one had died before house was built and other after), etc. The daughter-in-law was closest to the dates and afterwards they said they must put up a headstone sometime. Can you image what dates and ages they could come up with!
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Re: Patrick McParland, RIC, Belfast
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 14:19 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again for all your help.