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Have you lost a Davidson? Thomas William Davidson born 1869 in Co Antrim, Ireland

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Re: Have you lost a Davidson?

Posted: 8 Apr 2013 4:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
If no one contacts you, Do you know more info on him eg what university Ireland or Glasgow etc, when did he join army, did he marry before or after changing his name Did he stay long in the army and was moved around? I have come across changes of name because the groom is marrying into a wealthier or social class or is just being over grateful!. Did you find him in the irish census for 1901 ie http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie ?

I looked at the Ulster Historical Foundation’s website ancestryireland no apparent birth in that year for Davidson in Co Antrim or Co down

Could he have changed his name just before marriage and married in England eg
From freeBMDs website ie covering England its not clear if these married each other or other people
Marriages Dec 1889 (>99%)
Harrison Mary Jane Sheffield 9c 867
Harrison Thomas William Sheffield 9c 867
Or
Marriages Jun 1898 (>99%)
HARRISON Margaret Annie Pocklington 9d 159
HARRISON Thomas William Pocklington 9d 159

In Ireland you can try http://www.emeraldancestors.com/ then by entering first all Thomas Harrison, you can then match the date of marriage with all Harrison girls. This is hit or miss method of reducing your odds of finding anyone relevant and assumes he has changed his name to Harrison before marriage, my quick pick was matching
1887 Thomas HARRISON marries a Mary Anne Castleblayney Armagh
1887 a Mary Anne Harrison marries a Thomas in Castleblayney Armagh
1892 Thomas HARRISON marries a Susanna in Belfast Co Antrim
1892 a Susanna Harrison marries a Thomas in Belfast Co Antrim
1893 Thomas HARRISON marries a Sarah Jane in Dungannon Tyrone
1893 a Sarah Jane Harrison marries a Thomas in Dungannon Tyrone

Going further back in time Finally on familysearch.com you can enter up Thomas William Davidson with birth date and you get a variety of results some in Co Antrim, giving you eg Glenwhirry Co Antrim, anyway a variety of parents is offered
good luck in your search JimG
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
SambaPam 7 Apr 2013 4:51PM GMT 
jimsanssouci 8 Apr 2013 10:51AM GMT 
SambaPam 8 Apr 2013 12:11PM GMT 
jimsanssouci 10 Apr 2013 12:55PM GMT 
jimsanssouci 12 Apr 2013 11:06AM GMT 
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