Hello Brian My interest in the Comerfords derives from my maternal grandfather and grandmother.Grandfather Henry Harbit Halliday was the eldest son of Elizabeth Florence Lilian Halliday, nee Comerford, and grandmother Agnes Halliday was the elder daughter of Mary Catherine Myles, nee Comerford.Elizabeth and Mary were sisters, dispensation had to be obtained for Henry and Agnes to marry.The two sisters were the daughters of Philip Comerford, son of Thomas Comerford, a farm labourer, and Mary Bradley, daughter of William Bradley, a weaver.They were married in the RC Chapel in Dover in the county of Kent on 28 January 1861, their declared ages were 23 and 21 years respectively and both had been born in Ireland. At this point I run into difficulty.Philip was a corporal in the 47th Regiment and was in Ireland in 1861 before being shipped overseas to the West Indies.His elder daughter Mary was born in Ireland (in Mullingar?) and my best estimate of her birthdate, obtained from marriage and death certificates and census details, is between May 6 1860 and 15 Feb 1861.There is anecdotal evidence of a twin being born who had to be left in Ireland, due to illness, when the family sailed.I have not yet made any enquiries in Ireland, neither of her birth nor of the births of her parents. The younger daughter, Elizabeth, was born in Barbados; again, I can only give an estimate of her birthdate which lies between Apr 6 1869 and Oct 11 1869.I can find no record of her birth in regimental or consular sources. To complete the record: Philip Comerford died 13 November 1897, his wife Mary died 22 July 1926, both are buried in Liverpool.the elder daughter, Mary, died on 14 February 1941, her sister Elizabeth died 13 February 1957.I have yet to establish their place of burial. Any assistance in filling the gaps would be most welcome. This message updates earlier queries posted by my daughter Siobhan.