Author Topic: Thomas and Margaret Campbell, Crossgar 1874...help please?  (Read 872 times)

CMcG

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Re: Thomas and Margaret Campbell, Crossgar 1874...help please?
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2019, 02:25:22 AM »

... I can't yet see any sign of a brother (to Maggie Ann born c.1893) who died in the war or another sister, again maybe something got lost in translation ...


Another possibility to clutch at is that the brother who died in the war and another sister might be half siblings to Maggie Ann born c.1893, ie. from William John Reid's prior marriage - he was a widower when he married Margaret Ann (Brown) Campbell in 1889.

I've also just noticed from having another look at the 1918 marriage I posted at reply #5, that soldier James McClements' address was given as Bramshot Hants.  Bramshott in Hampshire was specifically a Canadian army camp, so that fits well with the Canada angle:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bramshott_Camp


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Re: Thomas and Margaret Campbell, Crossgar 1874...help please?
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2019, 07:23:40 AM »
Thank you so much. I do intend to look more carefully at the fact that Margaret had another brother and sister from a previous marriage. As I said, what a coincidence that someone popped up as a match in my DNA site just a week after you helped me identify the 8yr old Margaret Reid living with my G grandfather and his mum. I was able to zero in on our dna match because of this. This has all been incredibly helpful and illuminating. Really appreciate the help.
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Re: Thomas and Margaret Campbell, Crossgar 1874...help please?
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2019, 09:34:14 AM »
I'm assuming the following is the relevant Canadian Army reference to James McClements?

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=138196

With the birth location and mention of brother Robert, presumably these could be candidates in 1901:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Down/Kilmore/Rademon/1225689/

And same folk in 1911:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Down/Kilmore/Rademon/234973/


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Re: Thomas and Margaret Campbell, Crossgar 1874...help please?
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2019, 03:55:38 PM »
Thank you again for so much help. I have discovered a line of the family no one seems to know anything about. It is great for me that this lady has made contact, and at such a fortuitist moment. I much more to look for and may have to wait until I'm back home in the autumn. Great stuff!
Heather

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Re: Thomas and Margaret Campbell, Crossgar 1874...help please?
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2019, 04:57:11 PM »
Good stuff indeed, you never know who will read your topic and respond in the future! 
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