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I found a George Doyle married to Catherine Richardson with a daughter Jane in Delgany Wicklow in I want to know if this is my family. We were always told that Arthur Conan Doyle was a relative. My greatgrandmother Jane married Joseph Hewson (b.1827 from Rathdowney) in St Thomas church in Dublin Sep 17 1856, certificate signed by her father George Doyle and his father Edmond Hewson. Their family bible shows my grandmother Matilda Annette Hewson was born at 14 Portland St in Dublin 1862-1938. The death certificates for Joseph and Jane Hewson in 1869 are from Donnaghmore. Matilda was taken to Ohio in 1882 by her grandmother Martha Twiss Hewson, who raised her, and she married John Belton Sparling and lived in Washington Co Ohio and had my father George Hewson Sparling.

mary lee sparling

Thursday 28th Apr 2016, 05:32PM

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  • Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. His father was Charles Altamonte Doyle. According to the 1861 census he was born in England c 1832. He died in Dumfries in 1893 (GROS ref 821/00 0382) and his Scottish death certificate should have his parents names on it. May help you explore the possible family link.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 28th Apr 2016, 06:43PM
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    Thankyou for that. I have looked them up and several generations back they came from Ireland, Wicklow. That is why I wonder if this Geoerge could be my great grandfather. Mary Lee Sparling

    mary lee sparling

    Monday 2nd May 2016, 05:33PM

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