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SHANKS/CRUIKSHANKS of Lisnabrague, Poyntzpass; Co Down, N. Ireland

Journal by Flissie

My Great Grandmother was Eliza/beth Cruikshanks born in Co Down in 1829. She married James COTTAM in Kilmore, Victoria in 1859.
She emigrated from Poyntzpass to Victoria, Australia around 1859 and her 5 sisters also came out here, but at different times.
Martha bapt 1833, Agnes 1835, Mary Ann 1831, Rebecca 1850 and Sarah 1843. Other members of the family: George 1836, Samuel 1841, Margaret 1848.
On Eliza's marriage and death records, it says surname is Cruickshank/s.
It records her Father as Samuel Cruikshank a farmer from Poyntzpass (1791-1872) and her mother as Margaret Cruikshanks nee M S Cruikshanks (1806-1883).
On other records, it lists the family name as Shanks. The family in Australia and Ireland have used the name SHANKS for decades.

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on 2019-09-07 04:44:21

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by tonkin on 2019-09-07 09:45:29

Welcome to the site Flissie.

I have not followed the SHANKS lines in Victoria to date but this may get things started.
SHANKS marriages 1840-1884 Victoria Australia

by Flissie on 2019-09-07 11:00:08

Thank you for your welcome.
I checked the SHANKS marriages and five of the sisters are listed there, but not my ancestor Eliza who married James COTTAM on 23 August, 1860 in Kilmore Victoria.

by tonkin on 2019-09-07 22:54:06

Eliza was indexed under CRUIKSHANKS and not SHANKS and that is why she did not appear in the marriages. I have now included her and hope this meets with your approval. May also help others researching the lines.

by Flissie on 2019-09-08 01:28:39

Thank you so much - I should have thought of that. Cheers

by tonkin on 2019-09-13 06:20:47

I expect you have all these details but it may assist others just starting their research.
COTTAM James married Eliza CRUIKSHANKS 1860

by Flissie on 2019-09-13 07:41:14

Thanks again tonkin

by tonkin on 2019-09-22 00:52:12

A few more details on your SHANKS lines.
CRAWFORD Andrew married Rebecca SHANKS 1872

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