Thomas W. Driscoll left Liverpool in 1876 with mother unknown ship [closed]

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Thomas William Driscoll left Liverpool England in 1876 or 1877 with mother-- her name unknown. Ship and port of arrival to US unknown. His parents born in Ireland. Names and dates unknown. Thomas had a son named Thomas William Driscoll also. This son was born in West Plains, MO on October 11 1895.  Unable to determine birth of the first T.W. Driscoll and can not determine his parents since he never mentions them in any census records, obits, or family histories. He died in Canada and was buried in West Plains, MO. USA. Both of these Driscolls are deceased. Children born to the first T.W. Driscoll also Mary, Frank, Elnora, Nettie. Francis. mentioned Thomas, Dennis. Wife was Margaret who he married in 1894. Naturalization undetermined. He was age 38 in 1900 census for Howell County, West Plains, MO.

ETA: A follow up question made date corrections. See:

in Genealogy Help by S M G2G1 (1.3k points)
closed by Julie Ricketts

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Hi Sylvia,

There is a Thomas Driscoll who appears in the 1871 Census in Poplar, London. He was 9 years old at the time, which would mean he was born in 1861 or 1862. He was born in Poplar, but his father Daniel Driscoll was born in Ireland. The wife is not listed, so it's hard to say if she wasn't at home when the census was done or whether Daniel was a widower at this time. Looking at the census document itself, it looks like he is listed  as a widower, but it is not that legible. There is another Thomas Driscol listed in England who was born in the right time period, but his parents were born in England.

Here's the info on the one from Poplar:

Name:     Thomas Driscoll
Age:     9
Estimated birth year:     abt 1862
Relation:     Son
Father's name:     Daniel Driscoll
Gender:     Male
Where born:     Poplar, Middlesex, England
Civil Parish:     Poplar
Ecclesiastical parish:     All Saints
Town:     Tower Hamlets
County/Island:     London
Country:     England
Registration district:     Poplar
Sub-registration district:     Poplar
ED, institution, or vessel:     24
Household schedule number:     357
Piece:     585
Folio:     27
Page Number:     18
Household Members:     
Name     Age
Daniel Driscoll     44
Mary Ann Driscoll     11
James Driscoll     2
Thomas Driscoll     9
Ellen Driscoll     17
Eugene Driscoll     15

This is the citation. It's from Ancestry, but I'm sure you could find it on Family Search too:

Source Citation

Class: RG10; Piece: 585; Folio: 27; Page: 18; GSU roll: 824897

Source Information 1871 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.

Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.
by Bill Denham G2G2 (2.9k points)
selected by S M
please forgive as i entered the wrong age of birth and departure.  Thomas was born 1861 Oct.5.  He left Liverpool abt age 15 which would be around yr 1876-77.  Thank you for any helps.  much appreciated !!!!

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