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Ancestor – James Joseph McCaul

James Joseph McCaul was born to James MCCALL and Kathleen Duignan on July 29, 1897.  He was born in Bundorn, County Cavan, Ireland.  I know he had both brothers and sisters, but little has been told about them to me as I collected data. James lived with his wife, Kathleen Murphy, in County Kildare, Ireland.  I know the family owned a pub in the town they lived in.  Eventually, just before World War II, the family moved to London, England.  This always seemed a curious move to me, as I know James fought for Irish Independence.  In London, the family owned and operated 5 pubs.  I have heard many stories about London during the war since my marriage.  My father-in-law was a teen during the war and volunteered as a lookout during … Read entire article »

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Updating the Surname page on Saturday

I am updating the surname page. It includes the surnames of my husband’s grandparents. We have a much tougher time with research for him. Both of his parents immigrated from the British Isles. His mother from England, and his father from the Republic of Ireland via England. I know very little of English or Irish research but am willing to learn slowly.  Thanks for taking the time to check it out. … Read entire article »

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