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Re: India - South Africa and Brazil Mystery
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 15:43 BST (UK) »
There is a service record of a Patrick Gillespie of the 9th foot. But...he appears to have been discharged in 1873....a year before Michael was born ? He died in 1874.

Patrick
Last name   Gillespie
Birth year   1841
Birth parish   Cranmore
Birth town   Galway
Birth county   Galway
Birth country   Ireland
Service number   3342
Rank   SERGEANT
Regiment   Norfolk Regiment - 9th Foot
Year   1859
Attestation date   04 Sep 1859
Attestation age years   18
Discharge corps   9th Reg Of Foot
Discharge service number   3342
Document type   Discharge
Series   Wo 97 - Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records 1760-1913
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: India - South Africa and Brazil Mystery
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 15:47 BST (UK) »
The record for Patrick does state his intended place of residence on leaving the army was to be Great Yarmouth.
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: India - South Africa and Brazil Mystery
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 15:58 BST (UK) »
Wife's surname may be Hanrahan?  Her father was called Michael.

Possible marriage for Patrick and Alice.

Patrick
Last name   Gillespie
Address   -
Marriage year   1865
Marriage date   07 Oct 1865
Parish   St. Munchin's, Limerick City
Alternative parish names   St. Munchin's, Limerick
Diocese   Limerick
Spouse's first name(s)   Alice
Spouse's last name   Hanrahan
Spouse's address   -
County   Limerick
Country   Ireland
Repository   
National Library of Ireland
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: India - South Africa and Brazil Mystery
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 20:41 BST (UK) »
So many thanks for sharing so much information, loads for me to be going on with. Hanrahan was also a name I came up with for Alice.

Mary Bridget is a new name that I've not stumbled upon yet, thank you again. Looks like I need to be questioning my aunt and my father if ever he gets on line...  I think my aunt aquired my grandmother's photo albums when she died so they may be worth checking.

The information for Patrick could be right as there doesn't appear to be any information on him in the subsequent census records I found in 1901 and 1911 where Alice is mentioned. Yarmouth is odd unless it relates mainly to his service in the Army.

This was the man himself. ... MP Gillespie

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Re: India - South Africa and Brazil Mystery
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 21:31 BST (UK) »
This is the chap who married Mary.

First name. John
Last name   Parks
Birth year   1859
Birth parish   Ballimore
Birth town   Ballimore
Birth county   Maryland
Birth country   U S A
Service number   306
Regiment   Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Year   1882
Attestation date   20 Apr 1882
Attestation age years   23
Attestation age months   9
Attestation service number   306
Attestation corps   Queen'S (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Discharge corps   Queen'S (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Document type   Attestation
Series   Wo 97 - Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records 1760-1913
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: India - South Africa and Brazil Mystery
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 22:22 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for the extra information, looks like MP had two sisters who we weren't aware of. We knew of the half sister, Dirinha, as she married a Naval Officer and her eldest son has MP Gillespie's medals.

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Re: India - South Africa and Brazil Mystery
« Reply #15 on: Friday 05 April 19 15:02 BST (UK) »
Just to add - I've found out that MP Gillespie's medals are with a grandson from his 2nd marriage (whilst he was still married to his 1st wife) and that side of the family knew nothing about the first...

They look to be in remarkable condition considering their age...