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James Carr and Catherine McGuiggs


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Hi there. I am having some troubles getting further back than my great grandparents. James Carr was born around 1882 in Felling, Durham - I got this info from a 1908 British Army document, titled 'Army Reserve (Special Reservists) Attestation'. This document says his wife is Catherine McGuiggs, but doesn't give her birth date or place. It says they married on 26th October 1902 at St Patrick's in Felling. I have searched for this marriage record on ancestry and familysearch.org, but I can't find record of it. Wonder if anyone can help.

The army document also records James' various stints of service during the war up until 1915 where it seems he is discharged because of injury or disability caused through service. His rank was 'Private' and regimental number 5940. Not sure of his death date.

James and Catherine had two children: Catherine Elizabeth Carr, born around 1906 in 'Heroth' (don't know where that is...?) and James Barnard Carr, born about 1903 in Longbenton.

If anyone could give me any info on James or Catherine, their marriage; and particularly their parents, or Catherine's birth details - I would be so grateful.

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