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Default John Robert Galway

Name - "official" name and what they were known as John Galway or John Robert Galway. Seems to have been just John Galway and then at some point gave himself a middle name
Date and place of birth About 1828, Killade, Antrim, Ireland (Killead?)
Names of parents Robert Galway and unknown
Date and place of baptism - if applicable don't know
Details of each of his or her marriages - if any 2nd Mar 1859 Madras, India, to Frances Letitia Seaman
Occupation(s) - if any Sergeant in HM 41st or 44th Regiment in India, then at Curragh Camp in Ireland
Addresses where they lived (including county if in UK) - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on.
1859 to 1865 India
1867 Armagh, Ireland
1869 to 1879 Curragh Camp, Kildare, Ireland
1891 - 8 Brighton Road, Birkdale, Lancashire
1901 - 1 Highland Villas, St George's Road, Waverley Estate, Farnham, Surrey

Date, place and cause of death 1908 Farnham, Surrey, not got certificate for cause
Date and place of burial / cremation. Don't know
Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable None
Memorial inscription - if any Don't know
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Hmm, I've found a baptism in the Irish Catholic PR's: Glenarm parish, John Galway, son of Robert Galway and Margaret McCann, 2 Sep 1827, sponsors Wm Gibson and Catherine Mulvenna. There is a sister Peggy baptised 28 Mar 1830, also at Glenarm, sponsors Wm McMullan and Jane Nox, and another sister Anne baptised 18 Apr 1836 at St Patrick's, Belfast City (surname is spelt Galaway on that one).

But my John's army papers say he was born at Killade, near the town of Antrim, and Glenarm is nowhere near there. Also I didn't think he was a Catholic, though I can't find anything in his papers to say whether he was or not.
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I have a group of shared DNA matches on ancestry; one is definitely a descendant of John Robert Galway, several are descended from a Walter John Galway Hopper who was very likely John Robert Galway's son, and a couple more have ancestors called McCann from Northern Ireland. So it looks pretty likely that the RC baptism at Glenarm with mother Margaret McCann is the right one for my John.
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