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We cannot be sure of Andrew’s date of birth but we do know that he was baptised on 26th May 1836 in Newry, Northern Ireland. When he was about 18 years old, Andrew travelled to England and settled in Altrincham, Cheshire where it is possible that other members of his family were already living, although there is no record of them on the 1851 census. He found employment as a bricklayer’s labourer and met and married Martha Hughes, a local girl, born in Altrincham, whose parents had also come over from Ireland.

Andrew died on 3rd February 1909 in the Workhouse Infirmary, Knutsford.

1861 census sheet showing Andrew and Martha living in Moss Cottages

Extract from the marriage certificate of Andrew and Martha

1836 - 1909