People (Re-unions, trace old friends and relatives.)
So, I was going to pack in for tonight, but I have had one more find. If you have ancestry membership, you may have noticed that some trees have James and Mary in Selby in 1861. This is nonsense. First of all, this James was 13 years older than his wife and was born in 1811. Secondly there are three children mentioned - a James, Whiney (Winnie) and Helen. These do not correspond to the known children in the 1871 and 1881 censuses. Possibly Whiney could be Winnie, but this Winnie is several years older. AND if the people had looked for this James in 1871, they would have found him widowed and with the children James, Winifred and Ellen (sic), all ten years older and still in Selby. I get really frustrated about this kind of thing.
Anyway, I set about trying to look for the family again and found them under the transcription DARONE. Yes, that took quite a few imaginative steps!! Actually the original says DAVINE. I've now corrected it. Here's the record as I copied it:
Name: James Darone
Estimated Birth Year: 1822
Spouse's Name: Mary Darone
Where born: Ireland
Civil Parish: Barnsley
Ecclesiastical parish: St George
Registration district: Barnsley
Sub-registration district: Barnsley
ED, institution, or vessel: 15
Household schedule number: 41
Page Number: 7
But Mary is only 26 supposedly. In 1871 she was listed as 46. Was the Irish accent so strong that the enumerator couldn't tell the difference between 20 and 30??? Or are we dealing with two different Marys?? A second wife?? James says he was born in Ireland. It may be true. I couldn't find him in the birth records for India on familysearch and on ancestry. He may have gone to India as an infant. A bit of a mystery as are his whereabouts in 1871. I'm off to bed. It's after midnight where I live. I need to think some more about all this.
Replied: 29th Sep 2014 at 23:20