I am looking for information regarding the McGarry family of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
My tree includes a JAMES MCGARRY who I believe was born in England about 1876.He married Isabella Cairns in Scotland in Dec 1912.The following is the newpaper extract.
"(1913) From "The Leven Advertiser and Wemyss Gazette" of January 9th 1913 (Page 4)."Marriage:McGARRY - CAIRNS - At the house of her Aunt, Mrs Dryburgh, 64 Main Street, Methil on the 24th Ult. by the Rev J. Robertson, ISABELLA, the youngest daughter of the late ROBERT CAIRNS, Methil to JAMES eldest son of the late JAMES McGARRY, Whitehaven, Cumberland"
The marriage certifiate advises that the parents of James were JOHN McGarry and ANN HENDERSON.
To date I cannot find (a) a birth record for James (the son), (b) a marriage certificate for JOHN / JAMES and Ann Henderson or (c) a Census record (1861 - 1901) for the family of JOHN / James, Ann and James - or anything that fits!
Does anyone have any Whitehaven McGarry family links and has lost a son?Family rumour suggests that James ran away to sea when he was 14.I suspect he changed his name, or the family name.