Author Topic: What's in a name?  (Read 1375 times)

Offline brigidmac

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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 06:02 GMT (UK) »
Some other Time Travel detective will find something for you I'm sure
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Did you verify the spelling from an original document or a transcript
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 Did other children have middle names and were they named after any fa.mily
Roberts,Fellman.Macdermid smith jones,Bloch,Irvine,Hallis Stevenson

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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 14 February 21 14:48 GMT (UK) »
Well, this amazed me. Just to go over the background again - My G G Grandmother, Henrietta Stewart, married John Barton in 1847 and on the birth certificate for one of her children she records her name as Henrietta Sherlock Barton, nee Stewart. Sherlock was the puzzling bit.
As her father, Robert Stewart, was a retired sergeant major in the 29th, I wrote to the now Worcestershire regiment to see what records they had for him and to see if that shed any light on the name. No such name. In a moment of inspiration, I asked if the had any records for Robert Sherlock and BINGO!! Robert Sherlock was born in Co, Carlow and enlisted in the regiment in September 1812. He served for almost 25 years, at one time in Mauritius where Henrietta says she was born, and retired as a sergeant major in 1834. Result!!
Now if anybody can suggest why and when his name changed from Sherlock to Stewart  :)