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A James Clusker born 1855/1857 in Ireland

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OneFootInTheGrave Report 3 Jan 2013 14:45

Hello Anne,

I keep a copy of my tree on Ancestry as well, normally I would export a gedcom from here on a regular basis and import it to Ancestry as a back up tree, deleting the one that was on there first, unfortunately due to the Gedcom problems on here I have not been able to do that for the past 8 days :-(

I see you are researching the Fyfe's in Lanarkshire, i also have Fyfe's in my tree but mine are from Kilbirnie in North Ayrshire.

Best Regards,



OneFootInTheGrave Report 3 Jan 2013 15:56

Hi Eringobragh1916, apologies I missed tour post, saw it and meant to reply - A Happy & Prosperous New Year to you :-)

Ere's to the year that's awa!
We'll drink it in strong and in sma'!
And here's to ilk bonnie young lassie we lo'ed
While swift flew the year that's awa;
And here's to ilk bonnie young lassie we lo'ed
While swift flew the year that's awa.

Here's to the sodger who bled,
And the sailor who bravely did fa';
Their fame is alive, though their spirits are fled
On the wings o the year that's awa;
Their fame is alive, though their spirits are fled
On the wings o the year that's awa.

Here's to the friends we can trust
When the storms of adversity blaw;
May they live in our song and be nearest our heart,
Nor depart like the year that's awa;
May they live in our song and be nearest our heart,
Nor depart like the year that's awa.

Best Wishes,



Eringobragh1916 Report 3 Jan 2013 16:58

James thank you..!!

Your tree must be getting a grand size...and you there thinking you wouldn't manage to discover very much...The journey's we travel.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 3 Jan 2013 17:46


Yes my tree has grown to over 1,000 individuals, thanks mainly the help given by individuals like you. Anne's latest contribution with Felix and Peter Clusker has enabled me to research them and that has resulted in me being able to add about another 20 individuals to my tree.

if there is one thing this site can be proud of it is the valuable assistance provided by the volunteers who track these boards and freely give their time to helping others.

The two areas I am still hitting brick walls with are the the parents and siblings of George Wotherspoon, and my mothers uncle Thomas Wotherspoon who moved to the Huddersfield or Sheffield area.

To that end I have subscribed to the Lanarkshire Family History Society and to a similar society that covers Huddersfield and Sheffield. I am not counting my chickens before they hatch but who knows they may turn up some new leads :-)



JoyDean Report 3 Jan 2013 21:31

James, I read " I am trying to find information on the birth of a James Clusker" at the beginning of your thread, which was why I suggested the possible army record for him and thus the reason why I sent you a link for free credits to find my past to view it.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 4 Jan 2013 07:17

Morning Joy Kentish Maid,

Thanks for the link, I got round to having a look and there were four records for a James Clusker b1866 but none of them provided any useful information and all showed D.O.B. as ???.

I think he may have gone to the USA in the early 1900's and probably died there :-(

1920 United States Federal Census

James Clusker, City Sangamon, Illinois, abt 1865




ausirish44 Report 4 Feb 2017 03:28

where have you all gone?
I am a descendant of Matthew McDermott and Bridget Tully, they were parents of Josephine McDermott (my great granny Catherine's sister) who married your Bernard Clusker.
I have the names of the other McDermott siblings 15 in all.
Matthew McDermott born in Curraha, Meath 1 Sept 1836 to John McDermott and Elizabeth Weeding. Matthew died 29 Oct 1889 and is buried in Nobber Cemetery in Meath.


Eringobragh1916 Report 4 Feb 2017 14:15

I have not seen James posting for a couple of years now although he was active on the Gen.Chat Board for a while after posting on here...
Try sending him a PM.