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Fildes/McTague....looking for my grandparents/great grandparents


Im reasonably new to researching my family tree, I started in April this year and although i have found a fair bit of information on one side of my tree i am really struggling with my dad's paternal line.

I have my Grandad's birth certificate (Robert Fildes b. 21 October 1920) which has his Mum listed as Mary Fildes nee McTague. I know that my Great Grandma was born in 1879 (using the 1939 register as i knew her address) from this date of birth (March 1879). I know she was married to a Mr Cooke before she married my Great Grandad and that they had a daughter Mary.

I searched the BMD website and Ancestry and found maiden name of McTimeney.

The only Mary McTague born in 1879 had the mother's maiden name listed as McTiminey. So i ordered that birth certificate.

I received the certificate today and it has really thrown a spanner in the works as the name on the certificate is ROSANNAH McTague (formerly McTiminey)

Every census i could find prior to receiving this birth certificate showed a Mary McTague living with parents Peter and Mary.

I cannot find anything with a Rosannah McTimeney/McTague ANYWHERE except an 1881 census with a Rose McTague showing (married to Edward with a child Mary born in the correct year)

can anyone help in any way....

sorry if i haven't explained myself very well im going round in flipping circles, feel free to contact me if you need any other information as i have bits and pieces