Author Topic: GG Grandmother, Jane Neill m. James Bradley circa 1823 in Ireland.  (Read 595 times)

Offline Elaine70

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« Reply #9 on: Sunday 13 September 20 16:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks all, I have that certificate. Just need to find Eleanor’s (Ellen) mother - Jane Neill & father -James Bradley. I’ve traced Eleanor’s journey from Ireland to Australia. William Moore died in Ireland. Records seem difficult to find. Thank you everyone.

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« Reply #10 on: Sunday 13 September 20 18:16 BST (UK) »
Records seem difficult to find. Thank you everyone.

Do bear in mind that the Irish public records were mostly destroyed during the civil war in 1923 (the Public Record Office in Dublin was being used as an ammunition store, and when it took a hit the whole lot went up), which makes tracing 19th century Irish ancestors very much more difficult than tracing 19th century English, Scottish or Welsh ancestors.

(My own 19th century Irish bloodlines have the names Murphy, Hurley and Piper ... and I've largely given up hope of making any meaningful progress with THEM!)
All identified names up to and including my great x5 grandparents: Abbot Andrews Baker Blenc(h)ow Brothers Burrows Chambers Clifton Cornwell Escott Fisher Foster Frost Giddins Groom Hardwick Harris Hart Hayho(e) Herman Holcomb(e) Holmes Hurley King-Spooner Martindale Mason Mitchell Murphy Neves Oakey Packman Palmer Peabody Pearce Pettit(t) Piper Pottenger Pound Purkis Rackliff(e) Richardson Scotford Sherman Sinden Snear Southam Spooner Stephenson Varing Weatherley Webb Whitney Wiles Wright

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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 13 September 20 22:55 BST (UK) »
Oh thank you, I wasn’t aware of that. I also discovered many census records were “pulped”.

Which leads into my original question (got lost somewhere). The Q - did women take there spouses name? A relative found a newspaper obit for a Jane Neill who died in 1877 - placed by her son a Sinclair Neill. Dates fit, but my question is “wouldn’t Jane Neill be Jane Bradley”? Forums thoughts?

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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 13 September 20 23:09 BST (UK) »
Yes women took their husband's name.
Sinclair Neill is a fairly unusual name, one married in Belfast in 1873 his father was James Neill
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1873/11276/8136120.pdf