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29-04-2008, 10:18 PM
I am looking for my relative William Sergeant (Sargeant, Sargent). He was born is Kilmoremoy Ireland 1821, married Mary Timlin in Castleconor, County Sligo, Ireland, in 1846 had at least one daughter there (Anne, b. 1848), moved to Scotland between 1848 and 1855, lived at 40 New Wynd Glasgow until at least 1867 when daughter Bridget was born (other children: Martin, Anthony, Susan (Laura), William, John and Mary. There is no sign of any of the family members in the 1871 Scottish or England census. I think the family may have moved to Australia...nothing in my search shows anyone in Canada, the US ot back in Ireland. Do any of these names sound familiar to anyone?? Thanks!
01-05-2008, 5:22 AM
There are lots of online indexes through our various state archives that you could consult, such as passenger indexes, and some BDM indexes online as well. You might start at the website of a major genealogical society, such as Society of Australian Genealogists and follow their online advice for research. All our records are state-based (or colony based) until Federation, so you'd need to circumnavigate the country till you find them.
01-05-2008, 8:20 AM
IGI has a Martin Sargent marrying in Glasgow in 1874;
Martin Sargent m Sarah Anne Connelly 23 Nov 1874 Hutchesontown, Glasgow, Lanark.
If he is the same Martin as yours, b 1855, it would make him 20 ish.
Have you looked for the family in Scotland in 1881 and later? Perhaps they did emigrate, but on the other hand, maybe the name was just misspelt, or mistranscribed in 1871?
01-05-2008, 11:05 AM
Thanks for the suggestions! I found a widowed Mrs. Sarjeant in 1881 - living at 40 New Wynd, with three of her children. And I eventually found William - I was narrow mindedly looking for his death in the Clyde area, but broadening my search found he died two weeks after the birth of his daughter Bridget in 1867 from a facture to his skull, and died at the Royal Infirmary. A little expensive searching that way, but well worth it! Mystery solved!
01-05-2008, 11:44 AM
Well that was quick! Well done!
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