Hi , I am trying to track down a relative who appears on the 1841 census (England) with the following details:
William Maguire, No 21 Harding St Liverpool, age 40. Head of family, occupation Shoemaker, birthplace Ireland.
Other members of the household are as follows:
Elizabeth Maguire. Wife (born Mead?) , age 25. birthplace Ireland.
William Maguire. Son. age 14 (born approx 1827). Birthplace Ireland.
James Maguire. Son. age 12 (born approx 1829). birthplace Ireland.
Margaret Maguire. daughter. age 10 (born approx 1831). birthplace Ireland.
Mary Maguire. daughter age 8 (born approx 1833) birthplace Ireland.
John Maguire, son. age 3. (born 6/5/1838) birthplace Liverpool
Patrick Maguire, son. age 11months (born 13/6/1840) birthplace Liverpool.
From the ages of the children it suggests only John and Patrick are the children of William and Elizabeth. So William must have had a previous marriage which will have taken place in Ireland. I Have not been able to find any marriage details for William and Elizabeth in Liverpool as yet. but assume it took place at some time in 1837. I only have a hunch that the family roots may lie in the Fermanagh area as I vaguely remember my mother recalling a visit to NI as a child.
I am looking for any advice as to how to proceed from here with the information I have. Can anyone help?
Mike@accentiaTuesday 26th Sep 2023, 06:10PM
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https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPQC-MRFY I found this record for a William Maguire who married an Eliza Hannan 2/9/1837 which matches the time frame and as you said the two youngest children fit with this
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQL3-DDR 1841 census.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL34-VGS2 Marriage of a William Maguire to an Eliza Jane Maguire 29/6/1847 with a Fermanagh connection.