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Alexander Spence from Raphoe, Donegal, Ireland

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Aspen Report 14 Sep 2015 18:39

I'm still looking for Alexander. :-D


Aspen Report 21 Jan 2015 18:26

I was able to get all the baptism records from the Church. It was 1901 census that his age appeared different and then I found his army records and noted 1860. I was able to trace his siblings but not him. It was said that he emigrated to Australia. He was quite old to emigrate as well. :-S


rootgatherer Report 21 Jan 2015 17:59

You say Alexander thought he was born 1860 although you have a birth date of 1856. Is it possible that the Alexander born in 1856 died and the parents named a later son Alexander? Not uncommon.


Aspen Report 21 Jan 2015 00:19



Aspen Report 30 Aug 2014 09:45

: :-S nudge


Aspen Report 11 Mar 2014 19:08

Nothing more for Alexander yet :-|


Aspen Report 10 Feb 2014 18:41

:-0 nudge


Aspen Report 23 Oct 2013 23:54



Aspen Report 7 Oct 2013 15:33

I have been doing some research again and it is possible that Alexander was still in Donegal in 1912 and emigrating to Australia much later than first thought. I was told that he wanted his Nephew to travel with him but his Nephew's wife did not want to go. I know that they married 1915, so possible after 1915. :-D


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Aspen Report 10 Mar 2013 21:06

I have been to the Church and I can only find his date of birth and when baptised. Nothing else for him. I did find info for his siblings there. I have found his army records and found him in 1901 census, but nothing after that. :-(


Alemap Report 10 Mar 2013 20:34

If you look at the parish record for his birth, you may find information about his emigration, etc.
I found the marriage and death information for my husbands grandfather against his birth entry in the parish records. Born Donegal, married/died Scotland.

Good luck, Pam

P.S. A strong magnifying glass and a knowledge of latin was required. :-D


Aspen Report 10 Mar 2013 20:13



Aspen Report 6 Mar 2013 14:20

Nudge :-D


Aspen Report 14 Nov 2012 16:50



Aspen Report 3 Nov 2012 20:59

nudge :-(


Aspen Report 30 Oct 2012 16:45

I'm still having a search in Trove but nothing yet. What other sites can I check?
He is proving hard to find. :-(


Aspen Report 24 Oct 2012 08:22

I have been looking in Trove, never knew about it before, and wondered about a death 28th. August 1933 ALEXANDER SPENCE 2 Andrew street Balmain but it states Elizabeth Leishman as his wife. It states that Leishman, Elizabeth wife and family are invited to attend the funeral of her beloved husband and their father Alexander Spence to leave 2 St Andrew Street Balmain this Wed at 1.30pm for Presbyterian Cemetery
I thought this was interesting.......could it be him? Why was her name not Spence?