Wednesday, 5 January 2011

McIlhagga - L

In FamilySearch Beta there is just one 'L' McIlhagga. Lily McIlhagga 's marriage to Robert H. Rush is recorded in the Jul - Sep quarter of 1914. Although there are no further details I know from other sources that she was the daughter of William Gage (or George) McIlhagga and Ann Todd. She and Robert were married on 13th July 1914 at Crumlin Road Presbyterian Church, Shankill, Belfast. This was a family originally from Maxwellswalls, Connor, County Antrim, Ireland. The odd thing to note is that in the 1901 Irish Census it appears that this person was recorded as Matilda, but in 1911 at Lily. Perhaps 'Lily' was an accepted shortening of 'Matilda'.

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