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From: Ann Watson <>
Subject: Re: Watson in Kildare
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 08:39:25 -0500
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David wrote:
> I have been searching for some time now for the birth record of a Mary
> Watson who was born in Kildare between 1877 and 1879. The 1881 census entry
> shows the following :
> Henry Watson - Head - Gunner Royal Horse Artillery - Age 33 - Born Bromley
> Kent
> Mary Watson - Wife - Age 31 - Born Wexford Ireland
> Amy Watson - Daughter - Age 3 - Born Kildare Ireland
> Alice Watson - Daughter - Age 1 - Born Kildare Ireland
>
> I believe the daughter Amy in this family (Age 3 ) was actually born and
> registered as Mary (not Amy) as I have traced her marriage and death and in
> both instances she shows as Mary. I realize that it is probably a very long
> shot but if anyone has any information or can give me any help with this
> problem I would be very grateful.
> David Hawkes

Can't help on the birth record but wanted to let you know that I have a
Mary Ann in my family tree who was recorded on different censuses as
both "Emma" and "Amy". Apparently her parents referred to her as Emma
and her husband and a grandfather as Amy. Just slightly confusing!

Ann W.



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