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Offline Yvonne Donnellon

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Re: Possibly my Great Grandfather - Help please?
« Reply #36 on: Sunday 05 May 19 12:54 BST (UK) »
There's a Thomas too,unless I've missed Millie finding him?

I think he might have been the one who died.
Yes he died at 21 Emley Street aged 3 months on 10th Sept 1906.

Shows up in the Ford Cemetery Catholic burial registers.

DONNALLY, THOMAS       mmn MCDONOUGH 
GRO Reference: 1906  S Quarter in WEST DERBY  Volume 08B  Page 351

My god you are brilliant! That's my Great Great Great Grandfather's name! I wonder if he was a victim of the poly cystic kidney disease too?

My family move around in the same 3-4 streets for about 100 years!

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« Reply #37 on: Sunday 05 May 19 14:48 BST (UK) »
Is this the family in Dalgan Mayo in 1901?

Once again a different spelling,but it looks like the eunumerator filled this one in,as dad Thomas couldn't read.

Donlan   Thomas   60   Head, Farmer, widower,can't read
Donlan   James   29   Son   
Donlan   Julia   19      Daughter   
Donlan   Maggie   16  Daughter   
Donlan   Patrick   13   Son   
Donlan   Ellen   11   Daughter   
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Re: Possibly my Great Grandfather - Help please?
« Reply #38 on: Sunday 05 May 19 15:10 BST (UK) »
Is this the family in Dalgan Mayo in 1901?

Once again a different spelling,but it looks like the eunumerator filled this one in,as dad Thomas couldn't read.

Donlan   Thomas   60   Head, Farmer, widower,can't read
Donlan   James   29   Son   
Donlan   Julia   19      Daughter   
Donlan   Maggie   16  Daughter   
Donlan   Patrick   13   Son   
Donlan   Ellen   11   Daughter

Yes, that the one! I have found the grandchildren of all these guys who are mostly living in the US now, a very special moment when I pulled all this together.

More news - I have found out what happened to Kate's son James and it's not good news. He died in a lunatic Asylum, Calderstones Hospital in Clitheroe, in  1945 aged 34.  He was on the 1939 register so clearly a long term patient.  I have had this guy in my shoebox for 2 years as any Donnellons in Ford cemetery are bound to be my relations but I had no idea who he was.

Two more spellings to add to the list, 1939 reg = Dunnellon and death reg = Donnellan

Is there an award for the most ways of spelling a surname?!

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Re: Possibly my Great Grandfather - Help please?
« Reply #39 on: Sunday 05 May 19 17:37 BST (UK) »
Glad to hear that you have gradually found other family members,can't be long before you find James himself surely?  ::)

And no there isn't an award for having the most numbers of ways to spell a surname,but there might be one for spending the most money on certs to try and prove who your family were  8)

My maiden name was without a D in the middle (and my Carol is often spelt with an E at the end) but I have to look for both spellings when tracing my family........and that's only 2 options !!!

Carol
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