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Offline Jean Price

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Police in New South Wales
« on: Wednesday 05 January 22 06:47 GMT (UK) »
Good evening all,

Apparently Michael Langan and his brother James Langan, both born in County Sligo, Ireland, were in the police force of New South Wales.
I have found James' death and his burial (with his wife Agnes) in the Field of Mars Cemetery.
Apart from James' death (and his wife's death) I have not found anything else in Trove or in BDM's New South Wales.
I must have lost any skills I may have held in finding information.
Any hints most welcome
Jean Price
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Re: Police in New South Wales
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 January 22 06:51 GMT (UK) »


Where do you see them described as being in thee police force?

When would they have been in the police force?

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Re: Police in New South Wales
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 January 22 08:46 GMT (UK) »
Probate Packet: https://search.records.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1ebnd1l/ADLIB_RNSW112438210
NRS-13660-38-15229-Series 4_494474 | James Langan - Date of Death 17/05/1959, Granted on 30/07/1959


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Re: Police in New South Wales
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 January 22 23:51 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately no mention of a brother in death notice:
http://ryersonindex.org/search.php
LANGAN James; Death 17MAY1959; late of Petersham; SMH 18MAY1959   
(Left hand page in this link)
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=lL5f5cZgq8MC&dat=19590519&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
Funeral notice: SMH 19MAY1959
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=lL5f5cZgq8MC&dat=19590520&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

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Re: Police in New South Wales
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 06 January 22 00:20 GMT (UK) »
Is this death worth checking?... maybe Iím doing something wrong as I canít see this death on NSW BDM
Probate Packet: https://search.records.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1ebnd1l/ADLIB_RNSW111818327
NRS-13660-56-197-Series 4_670974 | Michael John Langan - Date of Death 24/04/1969, Granted on 06/06/1969

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Re: Police in New South Wales
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 06 January 22 00:42 GMT (UK) »
There is a James LANGAN born Ireland who is a police constable in Queensland. Numerous mentions of him on trove - this one says he is native of Ireland and been in Australia for 20 years (in 1932). Does this fit with your James?
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106389697

Search for "constable james langan", "constable j langan" etc.

Modified to add:
I see from the passenger list associated with the trip to Ireland mentioned in the above article their ages:
James 50 and Agnes 49 (in 1932).

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Re: Police in New South Wales
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 06 January 22 00:57 GMT (UK) »
I see that a James LANGAN married Agnes ROGERS on 8 Sept 1919 in Queensland. (1919/B/23494)

There is a death notice for Kathleen DAVIES nee ROGERS, native of Co. Tyrone, sister of Agnes (Mrs LANGAN) in Gladesville in May 1949.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146661733

Is this a possibility for your James?

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Re: Police in New South Wales
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 06 January 22 01:25 GMT (UK) »
A Michael LANGAN (brother of James) died in November 1915 in Sydney, numerous articles including this one:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15624512
(though Michael is a grocer)

From the death index his parents were Michael and Mary.

I'm guessing this is the family at Cartronplank, Cliffony North, Sligo in 1901:
Michael Langan   60    Head, farmer
Mary Langan      40    Wife
James Langan    18    Son
Annie Langan    17    Daughter
Michael Langan   15    Son
John Langan           13    Son

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Re: Police in New South Wales
« Reply #8 on: Friday 07 January 22 06:22 GMT (UK) »
Thank you to you all for the research you have done and the information you have found.
I will have to get back to my informant - who is the great grand nephew of these two Langan men. (and he lives in Canada). And he is going from stories told to him.

Maddys52 you were right with the family in the 1901 Irish Census.

I will now see what my Canadian informant has to say about all of this.

Again Thank You.

Jean Price

Fawcett, Down; Gibson, Ayrshire and Tasmania; James, Cornwall and Victoria Aus; Cox, Northamptonshire, Thomas, Gloucestershire; Albury, Berkshire,