Yes, all things are possible. I have considered the possibility of a trip to Ireland where the Cahill family originated but as you probably know, no records were kept of trans Irish Sea crossings. I am more inclined to believe that there are missing parts of the 1891 Census...
My huge brickwall !! Published on many sites !!
The disappearance of Sarah Ellen Cahill from her family around 1895.
Born Williams in 1870 daughter of William Williams & Ellen Fox.
Brought up by Sarah Currie (aunt) in 1881 Census in the Ascot & Epsom St areas of Liverpool.
Marries James Thomas...
Allowing for the variations in the spelling of the surname, "Donougher", is there one particular region of Ireland where the name is more common and therefore where I can focus further searches ?
Actually bought the deah cert for the little Sarah Ellen Cahill that you referred to. No good ! Wrong parents on certificate.
Can you clarify where you sent: "2 on the 1861 census James born abt. 1867." Did you mean 1871 census ?
On James' marriage cert to Sarah Ellen it states: James...
Thanks to Julie & Pat for quick responses.
No other Cahill children other than Ellen that we can find.
Was the father of the 1868 Liverpool James named Thomas ? If not it's not my James.
Sarah has a brother Benjamin whom we can trace in the 1901 census. He was living with aunt and uncle John &...
Seasoned helpers from other sites might recognise this story.
Sarah Ellen Williams b. Liverpool in 1870 marries James Thomas Cahill in 1887 also in Liverpool. In 1888 a child Ellen is born. The family does not appear in any search I have made in the 1891 census.
My particular reason for...