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I am trying to find my family history on my Dad's side. I have learned that my nanna 'Patricia Lovett's' mother was from Armagh.

Her name was Mary Millicent Lovett. All I know is that Mary's father may have been a Sergeant in the Army. I unfortunately have no name for him. From looking at Ancestry.co.uk, My Great Grandmas Mother's Maiden name is possibly Tolfree and her first name Ann. Although I am not 100% of this.

My Nanna was born in Little Torrington, Devon in 1925.

Mary was born in County Armagh 1901, she passed away in 1976 in Gloucester, England.

Can anyone help me? I would love to know if I have any more family that are still in the area.

Thank you.

jessicarsharp

Tuesday 14th July 2015, 11:42AM

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  • Hi Jessica,

    Not sure how much I can help but I will do all I can.

    I live in South Molton so not far from 'nanna's' birthplace, though I have been researching mine and other Irish descendant's families for a number of years.

    Am I correct in thinking Mary Millicent's mother was Ann Tolfree?

    Can you confirm your Dad's name, include surname if it is not Sharp.

    As soon as I have this I will start hunting.

    Kind regards

    Michael

     

    spearfield

    Tuesday 14th July 2015, 03:15PM
  • Jessica:

    Welcome to ireland Reaching Out!

    I located a 1902 civil birth index record for a Mary Millicent Lovett. See below.Also, I located a 1901 census reocrd in Omagh town which may be your family. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Tyrone/Omagh_Town/Gortm...

    The father was John and he was actually living in the barrack.

    Let me know.

    Roger McDonnell

    First name(s)Mary MillicentLast nameLovettRegistration year1902Registered quarter/yearOct - Dec 1902Registration districtOmaghVolume2Page226

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Tuesday 14th July 2015, 04:09PM
  • Hi Michael,

    My father's name was Brendon Sharp, my grandad was Thomas Sharp. I also had an uncle Phillip Sharp and I have an aunt called Stephanie Lovett. (My grandad wasn't Steph's biological father).

    From what I came acroos on Ancestry.co.uk it is possible that Mary's mother was Ann Tolfree, although I am not sure about it.

    Although when I spoke to my Aunt, her middle name is Ann and my Nanna was brought up by her Grandma so I thought that might be a connection.

     

    ROger,

    That's great thank you!

    Interesting that his name is 'John' as my uncle was called 'Phillip John'. It may be a coincidence - but I hope not!

    jessicarsharp

    Wednesday 15th July 2015, 01:12PM