Sorry to hear you're sick, get well soon.
What does the 1911 Census turn up for them? You have to allow for
spelling variations and even use wildcards when searching Census,,, Ha*l
will even turn up Hawl which are part of the 5miletown Halls and in fact
Hawl is the spelling some used and is actually engraved above the door
of the old house.
You have to always put Surname in Christian name box on Search too as
some enumerators put name in wrong column.
You may have the correct one but until you investigate and hopefully
rule out the others then who knows? It is very very easy to put wrong
families together, some records look perfect, I've some marriages for
Halls which fit perfectly, unbelievably so.. same ages, same bride's
name yet they are wrong!
On 30/09/2014 16:23, Valerie Ackroyd via wrote:
As I am sick at home today, I was looking through some of the other
forums for my Gilleece
family and came across an old (2008) posting in GenForum that
to an entry in the
1901 census for a James Gillece, his wife Catherine and daughter Kate
living in Aghaboy.
I verified it just to be sure--darn that difference in spelling! He
hadn't turned up on my
original census search because of the difference in spelling. This
compromises my theory that
the records I have found for James Gilleece in Aghaboy (Tullyhaw) are
for my gggf.
Mainly because on my ggm's marriage certificate in 1882 it says that her
father James is dead.
Sigh, now I have a decision. Believe the marriage certificate and remove all reference to
this James being her father. Believe that the Registrar made a mistake
(maybe she was the black sheep to her father or something.) Or keep him
and put an advisory
note of the discrepancy. What made me believe that this was the right
James was the fact that
he had a daughter named Mary in the correct year for "my" ggm. I haven't
been able to find any
other births that matched in that timeframe. Her first daughter was
named Mary Cate (short for Catherine) and James' wife was named
Catherine. And that after marrying in Knockninny, Mary and John Reilly
returned to Cavan. There is a Reilly that farmed directly next to the
Gilleece farm. Not unusual in Cavan of course but....
So difficult to put all this into a family tree!