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Puzzling Birth Certificate.

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racheal Report 7 Nov 2012 23:52

Kay, Anthony Mc Keeganey (JNR) married Ethel Melville in 1933


racheal Report 7 Nov 2012 23:41

Oh my goodness!! I only knew my grandmother Ethel had 1 son (Alexander) by her first husband, None of her children with Anthony knew she had been married before or come to that Anthony was also married before!! so many thanks patchem for that information.


Kay???? Report 7 Nov 2012 23:39

Ethel appears to have been married before.

1933-------- Anthony McKegeeany married Ethel MELVILLE.


patchem Report 7 Nov 2012 23:24

Frank Kane
Birth Date: abt 1916
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1916
Age at Death: 0
Registration district: Gateshead
Inferred County: Durham
Volume: 10a
Page: 984

Alexander Kane
Birth Date: 14 May 1914
Date of Registration: Apr 2003
Age at Death: 88
Registration district: Slough
Inferred County: Berkshire
Register Number: A38C
District and Subdistrict: 321/1A
Entry number: 242

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 7 Nov 2012 23:12

Looks like Ethel had another child:

Births Jun 1914
KANE Alexander Purvis Gateshead 10a 2255

Births Sep 1916
Kane Frank Purvis Gateshead 10a 1820


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 7 Nov 2012 23:11

What was the first name for the mother on the 1939 cert?



racheal Report 7 Nov 2012 22:10

Yes patchem that is my grandfarther thank you, have been unable to find him in the 1911 census :-D And that is was his death in 1957 sadly he died before I was born, the Mc Keeganey family have been very difficult to trace due to surname changing in every census.


patchem Report 7 Nov 2012 21:55

This Anthony?
MCKEEGANEY, Anthoney Head Married M 36 1875 Coal Pit Man Hewer County Durham Felling
MCKEEGANEY, Jane Wife Married3 years F 43 1868 County Durham Derweathaugh
JACKSON, Hannah Stepdaughter Single F 19 1892 County Durham Derweathaugh
JACKSON, Lizzie Jane Stepdaughter Single F 16 1895 County Durham Derweathaugh
JACKSON, Gladys Stepdaughter F 8 1903 School County Durham Swalwell
MCKEEGANEY, Anthony Son M 1 (14 MONTHS) 1910 County Durham Swalwell
RG number: RG14 Piece: 30497
Reference: RG14PN30497 RG78PN1749 RD557 SD3 ED2 SN319
Registration District: Gateshead Sub District: Whickham Enumeration District: 2
Parish: Whickham Address: 5 Park Terrace Swalwell S O
County: Durham


patchem Report 7 Nov 2012 21:49

Is this Anthony's death?
Deaths Dec 1957
McKEEGANEY Anthony 75 Durham N.W. 1a 566

Anthony McKigney
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1883
Registration district: Gateshead
Inferred County: Durham
Volume: 10a
Page: 823


racheal Report 7 Nov 2012 21:22

Ethel married Alexander Kane in 1913 in Co. Durham and had a son Alexander in 1914. Her maiden name was Purvis, my grand mother ran away from her 1st husband because he was a very violent man. There was no trace of her for 20 years, untill she had her 1st daughter Ethel in 1932, Lavina in 1934, and my dad in 1939 with my grandad Anthony. She died in 1955 I have her death cert named as Ethel Mc Keeganey


DazedConfused Report 7 Nov 2012 21:00

Have you checked that Ethel had not been married before and Purvis was her married name from 1st marriage.

You have not given any dates, but it could be she was widowed during WW2?


racheal Report 7 Nov 2012 20:31

Yes my grandfarthers first wife was Jane Ellen Iveson ( maiden name Kirkup) have not found a marrige to Ethel Purvis as yet!


bob Report 7 Nov 2012 20:13

He may have been widowed after the birth of the first two children, and re-married. Have you looked for a death for the first wife? Bob


InspectorGreenPen Report 7 Nov 2012 20:13

Yes I can see that on Free BMD.

However, I cant see any marriage for your grandfather Anthony.Have you any idea if he was actually married and if so where?


Porkie_Pie Report 7 Nov 2012 20:11

Did you check for a marriage plus an ealier marriage for his dad, also if their was a first wife check for her death



racheal Report 7 Nov 2012 19:40

On the recent death of my dad Raymond Mc Keeganey.
I ordered a copy of his birth certificate, on recieving his cert to my suprise! My dads has a different mothers maiden name to his two older siblings, all of the children was registered by their farther Anthony Mc Keeganey.And mothers maiden name was Purvis but on dads mothers maiden name Kirkup. :-S