Author Topic: Violet Moore left Ireland circa 1939 for England  (Read 332 times)

Offline jettejjane

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,108
  • Dad - 9 times Mayor of Arundel
    • View Profile
Violet Moore left Ireland circa 1939 for England
« on: Friday 10 January 20 11:04 GMT (UK) »
  Mum born 1923 in Cavan came to England  and settled here.  Between  1939 and  1940.  As far as I know she travelled alone, so young :o.  According to records I have she was in Cavan  May 1939 and UK by  Nov 1940.

My question, is there any way of finding records/date  of her voyage.  I have no idea from where she departed or where she disembarked.  When I was small and we visited Ireland we always went from Stranraer to Larne. A  long journey by car  to Scotland from Sussex.

I have a feeling this is a "Mission Impossible"  but worth a try.
Redman, Jupp, Brockhurst of West Sussex
Moore County Down. Redman of Posey, Indiana, USA Emigrated 1820

Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 47,943
  • Stay Safe Everyone..............
    • View Profile
Re: Violet Moore left Ireland circa 1939 for England
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 January 20 11:07 GMT (UK) »
Sadly there are no passenger lists between UK and Ireland. Have you found her on any electoral rolls once she arrived in the UK ?

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline Sinann

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,248
    • View Profile
Re: Violet Moore left Ireland circa 1939 for England
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 January 20 11:26 GMT (UK) »
It wasn't unusual for young Irish women to travel alone to England or America, in America it was noted as an unusual trait of the Irish.
Slightly earlier date and dealing mainly with emigration to America there is a book on the subject
https://www.amazon.com/Ourselves-Alone-Emigration-Ireland-1885-1920/dp/081319251X


Offline jettejjane

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,108
  • Dad - 9 times Mayor of Arundel
    • View Profile
Re: Violet Moore left Ireland circa 1939 for England
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 January 20 11:45 GMT (UK) »
Sadly there are no passenger lists between UK and Ireland. Have you found her on any electoral rolls once she arrived in the UK ?

Sandra

Thanks Sandra, it was a long shot.  Yes I have her well documented in the UK.  When she was in hospital before she died in 2011 and while she was still lucid , one of the nurses told me she was reminiscing about her journey to England.  Wish I had been there to hear and I shame I never thought to ask when I was younger :'(
Redman, Jupp, Brockhurst of West Sussex
Moore County Down. Redman of Posey, Indiana, USA Emigrated 1820

Offline jettejjane

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,108
  • Dad - 9 times Mayor of Arundel
    • View Profile
Re: Violet Moore left Ireland circa 1939 for England
« Reply #4 on: Friday 10 January 20 11:47 GMT (UK) »
It wasn't unusual for young Irish women to travel alone to England or America, in America it was noted as an unusual trait of the Irish.
Slightly earlier date and dealing mainly with emigration to America there is a book on the subject
https://www.amazon.com/Ourselves-Alone-Emigration-Ireland-1885-1920/dp/081319251X

Thanks Sinann.  That looks an interesting book, I will get a copy.  I know some of her mothers sister  went to America.
Redman, Jupp, Brockhurst of West Sussex
Moore County Down. Redman of Posey, Indiana, USA Emigrated 1820