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The Stevenson (Steenson/Stephenson) family

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Thelma Report 28 May 2020 21:58

Thanks for your interesting thoughts ArgyllGran.

I think that all of them are strong possibilities. Maybe the "relation living on own means - Ann Hughes" might have died in England before the others returned to Ireland. To keep the surname line, I think that Ann might have been Margaret's Aunt as her father was Manassa Hughes

No. I don't have the "M" of Mary's second name. On her birth register she is shown as "female child" so the only place I have it is on the 1881 census.

I'll see what Irish records online I can find, then when it opens, I'll do a trip to The National Archives at Kew. After that, it will have to be a trip to PRONI in Belfast but that's way in the future the way things are going.

Many thanks for your help


Thelma Report 16 Jun 2020 18:32

I don't know what Mary's middle name of M stands for. I have done a bit more research lately focussing on London. I have found a Mary Ann (wrong middle initial) Barling living in Shirland Road, Paddington (the side road to where Margaret jnr. lived at one time) born the exact day 25/3/1875 on the '39 register. I can't find her marriage to a Mr Barling looking on the London Metropolitan Archives which would confirm some details. Maybe she didn't marry and just took the name of her partner or maybe it's not my Mary at all.

If I can't find proof it's my lady, I think it will have to be research time for Ireland for me.


ArgyllGran Report 16 Jun 2020 19:57

That doesn't seem to be your Mary - although she is Irish.

Mary Barling in 1939 has her son George, born 1901, living with her.

This is the only George Barling born c1901:

GRO Reference: 1901 D Quarter in HOLBORN Volume 01B Page 675

His brother:

GRO Reference: 1898 S Quarter in HOLBORN Volume 01B Page 686

This looks like the family in 1911:

Mary Barling
in the 1911 England Census
Name: Mary Barling
Age in 1911: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Relation to Head: Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Stow, Kildare, Ireland
Civil Parish: Islington
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street address: 108 Cloudesley Rd, Islington, London N
Marital status: Married
Estimated Marriage Year: 1898
Registration district: Islington
Registration District Number: 10
Sub-registration district: Barnsbury
ED, institution, or vessel: 01
Piece: 872
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert Barling 38
Mary Barling 36
Albert Barling 12
George Barling 9

And the parents' marriage:

Marriages Jun 1897 (>99%)
Barling Albert Edward Islington 1b 746
DOMICAN Mary Islington 1b 746


Thelma Report 16 Jun 2020 20:08

Many thanks, ArgyllGran. I was afraid that it might not be "my" one but I just lived in hope as her date was the exact date of birth and the 1939 location near to my grandma. Everything on your research has helped me.