Hello I know that my Grand uncle emigrated to Australia in the early twenties, it is possible that he used his brothers name Eugene. Both of them were born in Belfast N.Ireland at the turn of the century, I have information that Eugene live in England during the fifties and a clue of a postcard entitled Geelong Australia.. Is there any family on the forum that can help me, as it would be great to know what happened to Maurice whom I am named after thanks.
I can't find any evidence of this man in Australia. His age on the 1911 Irish census gives an approx birth year of 1903 and I can see a death registered at Stepney in London in 1960 for a man born around 1900. It is indexed as both MARKIE and MARKEY which indicates that both names are mentioned on the death cert.
Was he abducted by the Sinn Fein in 1921?
What does the postcard say?
Yes Debra he was abducted in 1921 and lived at 15 Annette Street Belfast at that time. His sister and family searched for him until her death in 1959. As for the postcard it belongs to my cousin and it was sent to his mother in 2001 from Geelong, in the message it said that they had just visited Maurice and his family although that would make him a hundred years old maybe it was his son. The unfortunate thing is that all the people involved with the card are now dead themselves. The London clue sounds interesting, and I want to thank you for the very gracious help that you have provided. As another clue I can let you see this link: http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/trying_to_find/markie/t... Unfortunately Linda Gray never got back to me.