Made a little discovery on a family line tonight, but it requires a small sideways leap. Wondering what people's gut feeling would be on this one?
What I have for definite is Annie Perry from Donnybrook married to John Parker from Williamstown (Blackrock) in 1919.
I have Annie's family etc, but she and John disappear on me after the marriage and I have nothing on John before the marriage. The Marriage cert says he's a soldier and that his father Thomas is a Tailor.
Tonight I tried Annie in the 1939 register. And the second result on Ancestry is an Annie Parker living in Surrey with the exact date of birth, 13 Jan 1886 living with a Jack F Parker...who is a military tailor.
There are a few suggested records for Jack F Parker which all seem to be the same person. Date of birth 01 Dec 1890. But no suggested marriage record..
The 1911 census has him in a barracks where he is a soldier. The 1901 and 1891 census records show that his father is Frederick T Parker a Tailor, and baptism records for Jack show that his father is a tailor Frederick Thomas Parker.
I'm leaning towards them being the correct couple in the 1939 register. But I've nothing to corroborate any of it, and nothing linking his regiment to Ireland. Could be he was visiting here, or she was living there and came back to be married. Could be the wrong people.
Instinct - it feels right. Does it seem right to others, or am I grasping?