Thank you for the information and the link to the web page with the amusing section on Joseph Candy [ my grandfather's brother]. This is what I know so far:
James Candy [ ? – approx 1924] was Station master Derry. Probably his father came over from Somerset to work building the Irish railway system ]. James's Wife – name and maiden nameunknown
James’s 9 Children [probably born in Derry] Joseph [ engineer] Molly [ seems to have died in flu epidemic approx 1918 nursing the family] Dorothy [ teacher, never married] Thomas [ Radiologist, my grandfather, moved to Newport Wales, died 1930 ] Madeleine [ teacher, moved toIndia, died having twins] Adelaide [ teacher, not married] Gertrude [ teacher, one child] James [ Doctor GP, no male children] Norbert [died age 12]
I would be very grateful if your father knows anything about this Candy family – especially any years of birth, death, James Candy’s wife’s name etc etc – anything is interesting. Thanks again, Jonathan Candy.