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    Hugh McCoy search

    Hello
    I am new to this site and have got very stuck searching for my 3x Great Grandfather Hugh McCoy. I know from my GG Grandfather (William Edward McCoy) marriage certificates (he was married twice after his first wife died young) that he was called Hugh McCoy and was a Gunner in the Navy.
    I have found that Hugh McCoy married Sarah Yelden/Yalden in October 1811 in Holy Trinity, Gosport, Hampshire by licence. I also know that Hugh McCoy's father was also Hugh McCoy - no surprises there!
    The family moved from Hampshire to London when I have found them on the 1841 census, when his wife is now widowed living with the children.

    I cannot find where Hugh was born or get any further. Should I be looking for clues in Naval Records? I have going round in circles and wondered if anyone can help or even better, have any connections to this side of my family?

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Sarah

    #2
    maybe his burial
    Hugh
    McCoy
    1797
    36
    02
    Apr
    1833
    Alverstoke Haslar Hospital
    Hampshire
    England


    Val

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      #3
      Suppose you have seen this ,notice the spelling for his wife
      Hugh
      McCoy
      Anglican
      Spinster
      H M S Porypine
      1811
      15 Oct 1811
      Gosport, Holy Trinity
      Holy Trinity
      Licence
      Sarah
      Galden
      Spinster
      Gosport
      Mary Ann Cox
      Ricd Welch
      Hampshire
      England
      Marriages
      1792-1812
      CHU 23/1D/1
      Portsmouth History Centre
      Hampshire, Portsmouth Marriages


      Val

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        #4
        The image says H.M.S. Porcupine pm me your email address and I'll send it on.

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          #5
          Findagrave has this for his burial. Might be worth a try contacting the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Historical Society to see if they know where he originated or tell you where to look next.


          Hugh McCoy
          Birth: unknown
          Death: 1833
          Burial: Clayhall Naval Cemetery
          Gosport, Gosport Borough, Hampshire, England
          Plot: R
          Source: 177475600 · View Source
          Inscription
          age 36, Seaman, Haslar Hospital

          Gravesite Details information provided by Royal Fleet Auxiliary Historical Society

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            #6
            This could help

            The National Archives | Search the archives | Hospital Records| Details

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              #7
              Originally posted by Val wish Id never started View Post
              maybe his burial
              Hugh
              McCoy
              1797
              36
              02
              Apr
              1833
              Alverstoke Haslar Hospital
              Hampshire
              England
              I am doubtful that this is Sarah's Hugh McCoy as that would have made him only 14 when he married. There is also a Hugh McCoy who was buried on 4 Feb 1839 in Brockenhurst, Hampshire at age 72. This would give a dob of ca 1767. I am wondering if the younger Hugh McCoy is from an earlier marriage. However I have been through my CDs for Hampshire and cannot find any births or any other marriages for a Hugh McCoy.
              Linda


              My avatar is my Grandmother Carolina Meulenhoff 1896 - 1955

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                #8
                Originally posted by sarahp View Post
                I have found that Hugh McCoy married Sarah Yelden/Yalden in October 1811 in Holy Trinity, Gosport, Hampshire by licence. I also know that Hugh McCoy's father was also Hugh McCoy - no surprises there!
                Have you found the licence/allegation? I looked here
                https://www.familysearch.org/library...ture&o=&n=0&q=

                no joy, but a second set of eyes never hurt.

                One possible reason that they may have married by licence - one or both of them were not of the parish. That would be consistent with his Naval career.

                Haven't looked for it, but could you give the link to the 1841 census record?

                I also found this interesting - but it's really about her. FS has transcribed the marriage of Hugh McCoy to Sarah Yalder and Sarah Golden on the same day and the same place - was she a widow? Do you already have all the info you need about her? Did you buy the marriage cert, or obtain a copy of the parish record?
                https://www.familysearch.org/search/...nInCategory=on
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                My Families
                London-area Coverly Family Finder DNA Project

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                  #9
                  mccoy.png

                  Hugh is a singleman, and Sarah a spinster. I can see that it would have been quite easy to mistranscribe her name as Golden.
                  Linda


                  My avatar is my Grandmother Carolina Meulenhoff 1896 - 1955

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                    #10
                    there is this, but doesn't give any info really

                    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C16553812

                    not sure even your man
                    Carolyn
                    Family Tree site

                    Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
                    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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                      #11
                      there are navy payment records on FMP - for Hugh Mccoy, he is age 44 in 1827, also many Muster rolls, but I cant see anything that helps pin point his family etc.
                      Carolyn
                      Family Tree site

                      Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
                      Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by ozgirl View Post
                        mccoy.png

                        Hugh is a singleman, and Sarah a spinster. I can see that it would have been quite easy to mistranscribe her name as Golden.
                        Oh, yes, that's quite a mess of ink - but Hugh is not of the parish. The licence probably would tell you which parish he resides - Or would it, since he's in the Navy?
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