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Claire Report 7 Jun 2013 22:20

Meant thread!


Claire Report 7 Jun 2013 22:19

Thanks for that information. I'm no good doing these messages so didn't realise you could continue on from old tad!

Well I wanted to go further back but like I said can't find him beyond 1871 but may have found his children's baptisms I'm not sure. I've made contact with two of his great granddaughters but was interested if there were any more seeing as he had so many children!


Eringobragh1916 Report 7 Jun 2013 16:57

Claire....You could have continued on this thread......

Are you just after wanting to find connections to the family......??

Maybe of some help...I dont have access to see details....

Patrick Quinn, "United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913"Name: Patrick Quinn
Event Type: Pension
Event Year Range: 1760-1913
Event Place: United Kingdom
Birthplace: Galway
Birth Year (Estimated): 1791


jax Report 7 Jun 2013 15:21

There are a few trees on Ancestry but none give three wives...infact one has children born before the mother :-S

One mentions a wife called Alice...just one child and others just seem to have Margaret Hoban

There is also an 1860 US census attached...but is this the same man??


Claire Report 7 Jun 2013 14:56

Have traced him in 1881 age 91 and 1871 surname spelt Ewan but no other trace beyond that. Yes his obituory confirmed his many children!


Andysmum Report 7 Jun 2013 14:43

Men can be fertile until old age.

I have ancestors with more than one wife - often wife no. 1 died quite young and wife no. 2 would be a lot younger and still of child-bearing age. If she also died young, then wife no. 3 would probably be in her 20's and able to have more kids etc. etc.

I believe Charlie Chaplin was in his 80's when his youngest child was born. His wife was about 30-ish.


Penny Report 7 Jun 2013 08:20

12 children to each wife? really? Blimey i'd have said that was really pushing the boundaries of possibility.

Did he produce 36 or did he raise 36? ie step children.

is this him in 1881?

Name:Patrick Quinn
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1790

Spouse's Name:Margaret Quinn
Where born:Galway Co, Ireland

Civil Parish:Cowpen

Street Address:12 Victoria St

Condition as to marriage:Married
Occupation:Retired Farmer

Registration District:Tynemouth
Sub-registration District:Blyth

ED, institution, or vessel:4a

Folio:2 Page Number:19

Patrick Quinn 91
Margaret Quinn 48
Thomas Quinn 18
Francis Quinn 13
Mary Quinn 15
Bridget Quinn 10
Margaret Quinn 21
John Cavannah 35

If so, are you sure the children are not hers? At least the younger ones


jax Report 7 Jun 2013 01:04

One other person apart from you has him in their tree


GlitterBaby Report 7 Jun 2013 00:45

Where ?

have you checked trees ?

Name: Patrick Quinn
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1787
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1890
Age at Death: 103
Registration District: Tynemouth
Inferred County: Northumberland
Volume: 10b
Page: 177


Claire Report 7 Jun 2013 00:31

Anybody related to Patrick Quinn b1787 died age 103 married 3 times and 12 kids o each wife!