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James Doolan 2nd Dorset Regiment

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Malcolm Report 13 Jun 2021 13:49

James Doolan was born in 1847 at Portarlington Laois Ireland his father was Michael Doolan.
James married Elizabeth Ester Bowles on the Sept 10th 1888, James was a private in the 2nd Dorset regiment based at the West Fordington barracks Dorset.
Any information on James Doolan or his father Michael Doolan prior to 1900 would be most welcome.


ArgyllGran Report 13 Jun 2021 14:37

For our reference:

James Doolan
in the 1891 England Census
Name: James Doolan
Gender: Male
Age: 44
Relationship: Head
Birth Year: 1847
Spouse: Elizabeth E Doolan
Birth Place: Ireland
Civil Parish: Charminster
Ecclesiastical parish: Charminster
Residence Place: Charminster, Charminster, Dorset, England
Registration District: Dorchester
Sub registration district: Maiden Newton
ED, Institution or Vessel: 2
Piece: 1655
Folio: 23
Household Members:
Name Age
James Doolan 44
Elizabeth E Doolan 25
Frederick Campbell 34 - boarder
Frances Campbell 30 - boarder
Hester A M M Emery 4 - niece, Ireland

James Dolan
in the 1911 England Census
Name: James Dolan
Age in 1911: 62
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Portarlington Queens
Civil Parish: Fareham
Country: England
Street Address: Glovers Cottages, Gosport Road, Fareham, Hants
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Army Pensioner
Registration District Number: 92
Sub-registration District: Fareham
ED, institution, or vessel: 09
Piece: 5656
Household Members:
Name Age
James Dolan 62 - army pensioner
Elizabeth Esther Dolan 45
Dora Dolan 11 - daughter
James Herbert Dolan 10 - son
Elizabeth Esther Mary Dolan 9 - daughter
Herbert Barber 46 - boarder
Jessie Carpenter 32 - boarder
John Douglas Tedcastle Harper 3 - nurse child
Harry Carpenter 0 [under 3 months ]

James Doolan
in the Dorset, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921
Name: James Doolan [ bachelor, soldier ]
Gender: Male
Marriage Age: 41
Birth Year: abt 1847
Marriage Date: 10 Sep 1888
Marriage Place: West Fordington, Dorset, England
Father: Michael Doolan [soldier ]
Spouse: Elizabeth Esther Bowles


ArgyllGran Report 13 Jun 2021 14:48

Also for our reference:

James Dolan
in the UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Admissions and Discharges, 1715-1925
View Original Image on Fold3.
Name: James Dolan
Pension Admission or Examination Age: 41
Birth Year: abt 1847
Birth Place: Portarlington, Kings Co.
Pension Admission or Examination Date: 11 Sep 1888
Regiment: Dorsetshire
Rank: P.
Regimental Number: 2221

I'm afraid I'm seeing no sign of him before his marriage.


Malcolm Report 13 Jun 2021 15:54

Thank you for the information, most helpful.


ArgyllGran Report 13 Jun 2021 18:16

No help with James Dolan, but just for interest -

the niece Hester in the 1891 census (I had hoped she was on the Dolan side of the family for further clues - but she's on the Bowles side) :

Esther Alice Mabel M Emery
in the Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958
Name: Esther Alice Mabel M Emery
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1887
Registration District: Dublin South
Birth Country: Ireland
Volume: 2
Page: 616
FHL Film Number: 101061

Parents' marriage:

George Emery
in the Dorset, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921
Name: George Emery
Gender: Male
Marriage Age: Full Age
Marriage Date: 21 Feb 1884
Marriage Place: West Fordington, Dorset, England
Father: George Emery
Spouse: Alice Marion Bowles

Mabel M Emery
in the 1901 England Census
Name: Mabel M Emery
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Relation to Head: Daughter
Gender: Female
Father: George Emery
Mother: Alice M Emery
Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
Civil Parish: Winterslow
Ecclesiastical parish: Winterslow All Saints
Town: Winterslow
County/Island: Wiltshire
Country: England
Street Address:
Registration District: Salisbury
Sub-registration District: Alderbury
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Piece: 1951
Folio: 33
Page Number: 6
Household Schedule Number: 41
Household Members:
Name Age
George Emery 56 - Marston, Staffs., agricultural labourer
Alice M Emery 43 - Dorset, Cerne Abbas
George A Emery 15 - carter on farm, Dorset, Charminster.
Mabel M Emery 13 - Dublin
Eveline H Emery 11 - Dorset, Puddletown
Annie V Emery 2 - Dorset, Cerne Abbas

Esther Alice M M Emery
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name: Esther Alice M M Emery
Registration Year: 1909
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration District: Romsey
Inferred County: Hampshire
Volume: 2c
Page: 216
Records on Page:
James Bundy
Esther Alice M M Emery

May Bundy
in the 1911 England Census
Name: May Bundy
[May Emery]
Age in 1911: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Relation to Head: Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Dublin
Civil Parish: Durley
Country: England
Street Address: Parlins Cottages, Kites Lane, Durley Near Bishops Waltham, Hants
Marital status: Married
Years Married: 1
Estimated Marriage Year: 1910
Registration District Number: 104
Sub-registration District: Bishops Waltham
ED, institution, or vessel: 06
Piece: 6150
Household Members:
Name Age
James Bundy 32
May Bundy 23
Reginald James Bundy 0
Alice Marion Emery 53

James Bundy
in the UK, British Army World War I Service Records, 1914-1920
Name: James Bundy
Gender: Male
Enlistment Age: 36
Birth Date: abt 1879
Marriage Date: 4 Sep 1909
Marriage Place: Romsey
Document Date: 1915
Residence Place: Halter?? Cottage, Ramsey Hants
Military Date: 1915
Relationship to Soldier: Self (Head)
Regimental Number: 26830
Other Regimental Numbers: 274880
Regiment Name: Road Conster Coys Re [ Road Construction Coys. Royal Engineers]
Number of Images: 9
Form Title: Short Service Attestation
Family Members:
Name Relation to Soldier
James Bundy Self (Head)
Esther Alice Mabel Mary Emery Spouse
Reginald James Bundy Child
Jack Bundy Bundy Child

Esther A M Bundy
in the 1939 England and Wales Register
Name: Esther A M Bundy
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 9 May 1887
Residence Year: 1939
Address: Dorlie
Residence Place: Romsey and Stockbridge, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Home Duties
Line Number: 7
Schedule Number: 120
Sub Schedule Number: 2
Enumeration District: EETJ
Borough: Romsey and Stockbridge
Registration district: ROMSEY & STOCKBRIDGE
Inferred Spouse:
James Bundy
Household Members Age
James Bundy 60
Esther A M Bundy 52
Dorothy M Fowler 34

Esther A M M Bundy
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Esther A M M Bundy
Death Age: 74
Birth Date: abt 1888
Registration Date: Jan 1962[Feb 1962] [Mar 1962]
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration District: Southampton
Inferred County: Hampshire
Volume: 6b
Page: 964


Malcolm Report 13 Jun 2021 19:25

Thankyou again for the information, I assumed Hester's family was in Ireland.
More links to follow.