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Landguard Fort, Felixstowe - Family Births
« on: August 17, 2017, 10:23:28 PM »
Assistance and information required please as part of Family History Research.

I have identified a family member by the name of Johanna (Joanna) McCarthy (MACARTHY) who married on 18 July 1846 in Norwich. Her marriage certificate provides the father’s name as Michael McCarthy (MACARTHY) whose occupation is given as Private Soldier.

Tracking Johanna through the Census Returns of 1851 to 1881 her birthplace is consistently shown as Landguard Fort, Felixstowe and by back calculation her birth year is 1825/1826.

I am struggling to establish any further facts regarding this family line.

In particular I would like to confirm in relation to Michael McCarthy (together with a location where any such records can be viewed):
•   Date & place of birth
•   Date & place of marriage plus the name of his spouse
•   Date & place of death
•   The name of his regiment with details of postings and locations of Regimental Diaries
•   Were married quarters provided at the fort, which would account for the birth location of his daughter, Johanna.
•   Names of any other children from the marriage.

I would also like to confirm the existence of any Parish Records for Johanna such as Birth or Baptismal Records, (together with a location where any such records can be viewed):

Any other background information about living conditions at Landguard.