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Irish Birth & Marriage records.

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Dianna Report 5 Feb 2013 15:08

Hi, can anyone help with my Irish question?.
My GG Grandfather James Foster born in Manchester Lancashire in 1815 and served with the 85th Regiment in Ireland in the 1840's.He married in Ireland to a lady named Ellen (maiden name not known ).A first Child was born in Ireland, I believe in Dublin in 1847.
I would like to trace any details of the marriage and also the maiden name of Ellen my GG Grandmother ( I think she was born in Limerick circa 1827).
James & family were posted back to England and lived in Fulwood Lancashire in 1851 where he remained a soldier in the 85th Regiment.
Any help would be appreciated.


MrDaff Report 5 Feb 2013 16:18

Had a quick look on Census for 1851 which shows
James Foster (age 36) Married to Ellen (no maiden name - age 24) so that fits with your dob's of 1815 and 1827.
She was born in Limerick.
James Foster (age 3) born in Limerick in c.1848
John Foster (age 9 months) born in Preston, Lancashire, England in 1850.
James was still serving as a Private in the 85th Regiment in 1851. He poss died in in 1867 Q1 (registered in Manchester vol. 8d page 293).

You might want to try and register with to see if you can get more on Ellen's side ?

Good hunting!


Dianna Report 5 Feb 2013 16:27

Hi. Thanks for your info, I will continue to investigate.



GlasgowLass Report 5 Feb 2013 16:28

Potential marriage?
Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958
about James Foster
Name: James Foster
Date of Registration: 1846
Registration district: Limerick
Volume: 6
Page: 717 (click to see others on page)
FHL Film Number: 101241

Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958
about Ellen Hays
Name: Ellen Hays
Date of Registration: 1846
Registration district: Limerick
Volume: 6
Page: 717 (click to see others on page)
FHL Film Number: 101241

There are 4 different couples to be matched on this film, so it could be coincidence.
I checked on Rootsireland and can confirm that ...
James Foster married Ellen Hays in Limerick in 1846

Does this say Limerick? ( Edit: yes I see it does)
1851 England Census
about Ellen Foster
Name: Ellen Foster
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: James Foster
Gender: F (Female)
Where born: Laureck, Ireland

Civil parish: Fulwood
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Sub-registration district: Walton
ED, institution, or vessel: 7b
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 61
Piece: 2268
Folio: 597
Page Number: 16
Household Members: Name Age
James Foster 36
Ellen Foster 24
James Foster 3
John Foster 9 Mo
John Power



Dianna Report 5 Feb 2013 20:50

Hi Anne,
Your info is a great help with my research.

Many Thanks.