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by Elwyn 1
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Looking for John Paterson in Argyll
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Looking for John Paterson in Argyll

Victoria, I don’t know anything about your particular ancestor’s specific circumstances but if he moved from Argyll to London when he was aged 18, he probably did so because London offered far better employment prospects than rural Argyll. Throughout the 1800s hundreds of thousands of young men and ...
by Elwyn 1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Scottish Catholic Archive records
Topic: mcquillans
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

Re: mcquillans

I see a death on the Scotlandspeople site or a Jane McQuillan, who was previously Fowler, aged 77, in 1913, in Waterside registration area GROS ref 586/2. Assuming that’s the correct Jane Fowler, you should get her parents names from that and it should also tell you whether her husband had pre-decea...
by Elwyn 1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: census help please
Replies: 28
Views: 2111

Re: census help please

Tradition was to marry in the bride’s church so if Elizabeth Flanagan married Joseph Passmore in Donegal Town in 1850, then that may be where she lived. Unfortunately the RC parish for Donegal town (RC parish of Tawnawilly) doesn’t have any marriage records before 1873, so if that’s where they marri...
by Elwyn 1
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Looking for family in 1901 and/or Marriage Record
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Looking for family in 1901 and/or Marriage Record

I think this may be your couple. They married in Monaghan on 16.12 1901. Joseph Kearney to Catherine Martin. Both had addresses in Glasgow. He was a soldier and she a servant. So they probably just came home to Ireland to marry. So that’s probably why you can’t find them, in the Irish census. Try th...
by Elwyn 1
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Andrew Falloon b.c. 1816 Bendooragh, Antrim
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Andrew Falloon b.c. 1816 Bendooragh, Antrim

Daryl, Griffiths Valuation for 1861 lists an Andrew Falloon in Bendooragh. He had plot 15b which was a farm labourer’s cottage on John Beggart’s farm. His name remains against that property till 1876. Does that fit with your knowledge of when the family moved to Scotland? I don’t see a death registe...
by Elwyn 1
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tracking Duffy family Coatbridge
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Tracking Duffy family Coatbridge

The area of Scotland where the family lived is called Coatbridge (not Coatsbridge). Simon’s occupation was probably “bleacher” rather than blancher. A bleacher was a common occupation in the linen trade. Cheap linen used by everyday folk was brown or grey. Posh folk liked white linen. So the better ...
by Elwyn 1
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: William John Green & Sarah Moore - Where Did They go ?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: William John Green & Sarah Moore - Where Did They go ?

If it assists your research, Thomas Green’s marriage to Ann Gillespie was registered in Lurgan (Craigavon) on 14.11.1851. William Moore’s marriage to Martha Tedford was also registered there on 15.9.1854. You can view the original certificates on-line on the GRONI website, using the “search registra...
by Elwyn 1
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tracking Duffy family Coatbridge
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Tracking Duffy family Coatbridge

Margaret’s 1895 birth certificate should record where and when her parents were married. What does it say?

Also have you looked for the family in the 1901 or 1911 censuses? What does it give for the parents places of birth?
by Elwyn 1
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Census
Topic: Flood/Thornton/Grey/McGaughran/McGahern/McGahran/McGahren
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Thornton/Grey/McGaughran/McGahern/McGahran/McGahren

Regarding naming 2 children with the same name, it was the custom to try and keep a family name alive and so if a child died the name was often used again for the next one. In rural areas, the properties have no house numbers (even today in many areas). The house numbers in the censuses were the enu...
by Elwyn 1
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Ships to Ireland from Glasgow
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Ships to Ireland from Glasgow

People travelling between Glasgow and Letterkenny usually sailed from Glasgow (Broomielaw Quay) to Londonderry/Derry. It was an overnight service and operated 2 or 3 times a week right up to the 1960s by the Laird Line, (later Burns & Laird). The primary business was cargo (mainly cattle to Scotland...