My grandfather Robert Copeland, Queens County, Ireland. Born 1849 Queens county now County Laois
Robert Copeland was born Queens County Southern Ireland in 1849
Parents and siblings unknow.
When he was 18 he joined the Royal Irish Constabulary for 5 years, When he left the RIC
He then went to work for a JOHN Copeland on a farm in Lea, Kilbride, I THIMK as There is in 1942 a land or tax assessment for a John Copeland. I domt know who this is.
Robert then went to Lancashire, met and married Charlotte Corbett in 1879 at West Derby, Lancs. On the marriage certificate JOHN COPELAND POLICE SERGEANT WAS MENTIONED AS FATHER. Cannot find him either.
Found a John Copeland born 1844, an Army Sergeant, Don't know who that is either.
Robert.... He joined in the same year 1879 the Lancashire Police. On his enrolment papers
no mention of his parents only his wife Charlotte and baby, Lucy.
They had 11 children. My mother Violet , the youngest, born in Berriew 1897 A few of her siblings were born in Wales.
Charlotte died in 1927, Robert in 1923,
At this time they had been separated for quite a few years.