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Isle of Man?!


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I may have posted this on the wrong thread as I was umming and ahhing for a while, is it English? Is it Irish? Other? No idea!

Sorry if I picked wrong!

I am trying to find my manx roots. My second great grandmother Margaret Callin came from Peel to England sometime between 1871 - 1881. In the 1881 census she is working as a servant at a house in England.

I'm all in a fluster about when she was born. I have found the 1939 English census which states her birthday was 21/08/1850 however I have found a baptism record which says she was baptised 03/02/1854. It would be unusual (I'm guessing!?) to have such a gap between birth and baptism in them days. It could be that the 1939 is incorrect as my grandma has written in her photo album from when she was younger that Margaret died in 1946 aged 92.

The plot thickens further as Margaret is in both the 1881 census in England and the 1881 Isle of Man census with her mother, father, brother and two lodgers, which surely can't be possible as they were on the same day. I feel like i'm banging my head against a brick wall with researching this side.

I know Margaret had a sister named Annie who came to England a few years before Margaret to work and ended up marrying Margaret's husbands dad!

My grandma has some photos of which she has told me that her dad's cousin (who I would assume to be Margaret Callin's sisters children) was named Frances and she married a man named Bert/Burt Faragher and together they had 4 children (that I have been told of), Albert, Dora, Eva and Jean. My grandmother was born in 1929 so I assume they were around the same age if not a bit older. Grandma tells me that Frances had a sister named Jane who never married. Grandma has dementia so unfortunately I can't take everything as gospel anymore.

I don't know where everyone fits in and I don't know where to go from here.
Please can someone point me in the right direction?


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