My records show me that Agnes McIlhagga, daughter of my Great-grandfather Crawford, had married William Graham in 1895. She was the younger sister of my Grandfather William. Now his two nearest siblings Elizabeth and Thomas had been born in Greenock, Scotland, but the remaining three, Crawford, Agnes and John were born on Merseyside, so clearly at a point between the birth of Thomas (March 1868) and Crawford (July 1870) the whole family with parents Crawford and Elizabeth (nee Smith) had moved south. In 1898 twenty-one year old Agnes married twenty-five year old house painter William Graham at St. Mary's Church, Kirkdale, in the parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, in the West Derby District. They appear to have waited fifteen years before Arthur was born, and then Lillian two years later, though of course I may yet find other family. I know that Agnes (my Great-Aunt) died five years before I was born, but their children (my 1st Cousins once removed) may have been alive for much of my life. I wonder if they were? Did they marry and have children? I must start searching!
PS. Equally interesting results were shown when I put McIlhag* into the spouse/mother box on the IGI when I looked for marriages - but this time, no surprises!