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irish ancestors

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mamaoates Report 11 Jan 2013 12:30

i'm trying to trace my mother in laws family. her father was possibly born in Ireland but i don't know where. her marriage certificate shows her father in laws profession as being a seargent in the royal irish constabulry. can anyone point me in the direction of useful websites :-D


Reggie Report 11 Jan 2013 12:38

Read the second thread on this board......................

1901 and 1911 Irish censuses are FREE on line. Google for website


Eringobragh1916 Report 11 Jan 2013 13:46

It may help get you started if you post some details on the thread....


Potty Report 12 Jan 2013 12:09

Ancestry has index of members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (1816-1921). Don't assume that just because he was a member, he was Irish. My uncle was in the RIC and he was born in London. Lots of English ex-soldiers were recruited after WW1. My uncle's entry gives birth county.


mamaoates Report 12 Jan 2013 18:08

thank you for this info - the only link we have to the irish connection is that my mother in law referred to her dad as being Irish, however he died before she was 10 and she herself died over 20 years ago so we have no documents to go on.

My mother in law's father was James Mc Veigh and his father Daniel McVeigh. James was married in 1923, in Islington at the age of 44 and by this time his father was already deceased. these are the only details we have.


Eringobragh1916 Report 12 Jan 2013 18:16

Will see what can be found for you...
Are we looking RC/other..?


mamaoates Report 12 Jan 2013 18:18

if by RC you are referring to religion i think possibly yes as my mother in law was a devout catholic so at least one of her parents must have been.


mamaoates Report 12 Jan 2013 18:19

i also know from the wedding certificate that although deceased he was referred to as having been a sergent


Maura Report 12 Jan 2013 18:35

Census Years1901LondonderrySouth Ward No. 2 UrbanIvy TerraceResidents of a house
Residents of a house 30 in Ivy Terrace (South Ward No. 2 Urban, Londonderry)
Show all informationSurname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses
McVey Daniel 55 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Tyrone Assurance Agent Read and write - Married -
McVey Jane 31 Female Wife Roman Catholic Co Donegal Housewife Read and write - Married -
McVey James 19 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Sligo Shirt Cutter Read and write Irish and English Single -
McVey Thomas 18 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Donegal Cabinet Maker Read and write Irish and English Single -
McVey Delia M 13 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Donegal Scholar Read and write - Single -
McVey Daniel 10 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Donegal Scholar Read and write Irish and English Single -
McVey Joseph 7 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Donegal Scholar Read and write - Single -
McVey William J 1 Male Son Roman Catholic Derry City Scholar - - Single -

1911 England Census
about James McVeigh Name: James McVeigh
Age in 1911: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Relation to Head: Boarder
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Mayo, Ireland
Civil parish: Islington
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address: 11 Canonbury Road, Islington N
Marital Status: Single
Registration district: Islington
Registration District Number: 10
Sub-registration district: Islington South East
ED, institution, or vessel: 29
Piece: 931
Household Members: Name Age
Megert Harold Baker 31
Eliza Gertrude Baker 30
Ive Grace Baker 1
James McVeigh 30
Reginald Victor Roscoe 23
Albert Albert 23
Charles Youngs 70
John Youngs 62
John Benjamin Wright


Maura Report 12 Jan 2013 18:38

Thre's a tree on ancestry that has him married to an ?? Britten, he was born 1881 Sligo, parents Daniel McVeigh & Catherine Hopkins


Maura Report 12 Jan 2013 19:02

Daniel married twice, 2nd wife Jane Burke, he was in the R.I.C

Ireland, The Royal Irish Constabulary 1816-1921
about Mc Vey, Daniel Name: Mc Vey, Daniel
Birth Date/Age: 22
Birthplace: Tyrone
Film #: 6065
Page #: 160B
Year: 1868

R.I.C. men never served in their own county


mamaoates Report 12 Jan 2013 19:12

maura do you know the name of the tree on ancestry


Maura Report 12 Jan 2013 19:16

The tree name is Holt family tree the owner a graeme117


mamaoates Report 12 Jan 2013 19:38

thanks - as i'm not signed up to ancestry how can i get to see this / contact him


Maura Report 12 Jan 2013 19:42

You can't view his full tree unless you subscribe, but if you want to pm me your email address I can make contact with him and pass on you message.


mamaoates Report 14 Jan 2013 12:02

thanks to Maura and her links to Ancestry I've made contact with a living family member of the McVeighs and have received loads of info.
thanks everyone for their help - now to fit this info into my tree - that's going to take a while !!!!! :-D ;-)