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Ditta Family

Looking for details of my paternal family. I know my grandmother was born in June 1912 and was registered in Birr, apart from that I don’t know much. Any help would be great. Thank you 

 

 

 

 

 

Rita

Thursday 14th March 2019, 03:41PM

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  • Rita 

    According to the transcription on Irish Genealogy, Elizabeth Ram Ditta's father was from India. Her birth is the only Ditta record that shows up.

    Miriam

    Friday 15th March 2019, 10:25AM
  • I can’t see any Dittas in Ireland in the 1911 census.

    Your great grandfather’s address at the time of the birth was Peshawar, indicating he was actually there then. He was a barrister. Your gt grandmother’s maiden name was Hillis and she was staying at The Glens, Birr. There was this Hillis family in Glens in 1911:

    http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/King_s_Co_/Eglish/Glens/552002/

    The parents were Samuel Hillis & Lizzie Berry. They married on 7th August 1883 in the Church of Ireland, Newtown Hamilton, Co. Armagh.

    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1883/10938/5997575.pdf

    Presumably your gt grandmother was related to that family. Her parents perhaps? I looked for a Lillie/Lillian Hillis birth c 1883 – 1895 but did not find one. However, judging by the different places their children were born, the family moved about the country a lot and I may not have been searching in the right area. If you happen to know when and where she was born it might make the search easier.

    Elwyn

    Friday 15th March 2019, 09:01PM
  • Thank you Miriam and Elwyn for the information. I will try to find out some more information but I haven’t got anybody to ask, perhaps I need a visit to Birr.

    Thank you once again.

    Rita

    Sunday 17th March 2019, 01:36PM
  • Rita

    Here is the link for the birth registration, hopefully this will work..

     

    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details-civil/f3541...

    Miriam

    Sunday 17th March 2019, 09:11PM
  • Thank you Miriam much appreciated. I know this is cheeky but is there any marriage record of Lillie Ditta please?

    Thank you

    Rita

    Rita

    Monday 18th March 2019, 08:51PM
  • Rita

    As I mentioned in my first message the birth of Elizabeth is the only record with the name Ditta so I don't believe you will find Lillie's marriage in Ireland, perhaps you need to look towards India.

    There is one record that may be of interest and might be worth following up on.

    It is the birth of Lily Burgess in Castleblayney in 1916. Her mother is Letitia Hillis. Elizabeth Ram Ditta has Letitia as a third name on her birth cert so it is a possibility that Letitia Hillis Burgess is a sister of Lillie Hillis.

    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details-civil/e0965...

     

    The family of Samuel Hillis that lived in Birr in 1911 appear in Co.Tipperary in the 1901 census and Lillie is not apparent on the 1901 census with them. But they must be related in some way since it seems that Lillie was living with them at the birth of her daughter Elizabeth. So it is worth following up on this family too. 

    Census records are free to view on nationalarchives.ie

    irishgenealogy.ie has free to view records of BMD

    Miriam

    Miriam

    Wednesday 20th March 2019, 12:48PM
  • Thank you so much for this information

    Rita

    Rita

    Wednesday 20th March 2019, 08:18PM