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From: "pne.anne" <>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 17:00:56 -0000
References: <> <000b01c4e365$51710560$1d386151@Anne> <>

Hello Pauline,

I think it is probably the right one. It looks like an army family and they
moved around a lot.

I was told my great grandma came from Ireland, but in fact, it was her
parents who were from Ireland. She was born in Garstang.

Most of my Census CDs are from S & N. My 1841 Census is from Stepping
Stones and one of my Staffordshire CDs is from Archive CD Books.

When I ordered the 1871 Census for Lancashire from S & N, I ordered a
surname index. This eventually came a few months after the CD. I was
disappointed to find that the places I was interested in e.g. Bolton,
Preston and Lancaster were not on on the Surname Index. It didn't say when
I ordered it that all the places in Lancashire were not on it.

Also, there are quite a few mistakes on the S & N CDs. Folio numbers are
missing in chunks. I wrote to them and they sent me an ammended disc with
the omissions on, but even now I am finding others missing.

The 1851 Census is not very consumer friendly. Bolton is on about 8 discs
and you have to keep chopping and changing the discs when you are going
through them.

We are off to the Lowry Theatre in Salford tonight to watch Round the Horne.
A cast of actors are reading the original scripts. They were on the Royal
Variety Show last night. It is more Tony's cup of tea than mine, but it
will be something different.

Kind regards,


P.S. When you have the time, will you attach a photo of you and Ron. We
have been corresponding for quite a long time and I would like to have a
photo of you.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pauline" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 2:53 PM

> Hello Anne
> Thanks for the 1901 entry, I had seen this but still not sure if it is him
> (altho' the connection with the Army is interesting). On the 1881 there
> is a brother John born Wales, they are living at Fulwood Barracks. The
> parents were from Ireland and I remember my Mother saying 'Charles' came
> from Ireland but in fact, if it is him, he was born Aldershot, Hampshire.
> Don't you just wish you had asked more questions of your relatives before
> they passed away ?
> Kind regards, Pauline
> pne.anne wrote:
>> Hi Pauline,
>> Could this be him?
>> RG 13/3943 1901
>> 54 Saul Street, Preston
>> John McMahon 34 h. Corporation Lamplighter Pembroke Dock, Wales
>> Ann McMahon 35 wife Preston
>> Joseph McMahon son 9 Preston
>> Mary McMahon d. 6 Preston
>> Charles E. McMahon 24 brother Recruiting Sergeant Aldershot, Hampshire.
>> The letter after Charles looks like a C or an E.
>> Kind regards,
>> Anne in Bolton.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pauline"
>> <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 9:17 AM
>>> This is a shot in the dark I know but it is such an interesting name
>>> there may be someone who recognises it !
>>> He was married to my great Aunt Annie (nee Derbyshire), she was born
>>> 1883 so he could have been around the same age. He was a Second
>>> Lieutenant, 1st Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and died
>>> 13 March 1916, presumably invalided out of the First World War as he is
>>> buried in New Hall Lane Cemetry, Preston.
>>> I have a photograph of his military funeral outside his home at 122 St
>>> Stephen's Road, Preston.
>>> Sorry the details are scanty but would like to try and identify him on
>>> Census. There is a Charles McMahon on the 1881 living at Fulwood
>>> Barracks which could be him.
>>> Kind regards, Pauline
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