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Re: [scots-origins] James Fitzgerald (elias : Daniel Galagher)

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  • RON BUSBY
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      >From: "RON BUSBY" <busbyron@...>
      >Reply-To: scots-origins@egroups.com
      >To: scots-origins@egroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [scots-origins] James Fitzgerald (elias : Daniel Galagher)
      >Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 10:12:40 EST
      >
      >Thank you very much David,
      >
      >It appears as though he changed his name from Fitzgerald to Galagher since
      >Napoleon placed a price on his head during the war. I assume he then
      >reverted back to Fitzgerald since that was his daughter's (my great
      >grandmother's) surname.
      >
      >
      > >From: "David Matthew" <dmatt@...>
      > >Reply-To: scots-origins@egroups.com
      > >To: <scots-origins@egroups.com>
      > >Subject: Re: [scots-origins] James Fitzgerald (elias : Daniel Galagher)
      > >Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 21:00:47 +0100
      > >
      > >Ron
      > >
      > >I will check the medal rolls at the Public Record Office tomorrow which
      > >should shed some light on it as well as who the 39th foot regiment was.
      > >----- Original Message -----
      > >From: RON BUSBY <busbyron@...>
      > >To: <scots-origins@egroups.com>
      > >Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 2:31 AM
      > >Subject: [scots-origins] James Fitzgerald (elias : Daniel Galagher)
      > >
      > >
      > > > Can anyone help me with this query please?
      > > >
      > > > I have in my possession a silver military medal with eight bars and
      > >bearing
      > > > the name Daniel Galagher 39th. Foot on the rim.
      > > >
      > > > On one face is the inscription, To The British Army 1793-1814 while on
      > >the
      > > > other side is a likeness of the Duke of Wellington kneeling before
      >Queen
      > > > Victoria who is about to place a laurel wreath of victory on him.
      > > > The inscription reads- VICTORIA REGINA 1848
      > > >
      > > > The bars bear the names of what I assume are battles fought :-
      > > >
      > > > TOULOUSE,ORTHES,NIVE,NIVELLE,PYRENEES,VITTORIA,ALBUHERA,BUSACO
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > This medal has been passed down from my great grandmother, Margaret K.
      > > > Fitzgerald who was born Dec. 1845 Kens. Mottersham? and married John
      > >James
      > > > Busby in Chelmsford 7th. March 1870.
      > > >
      > > > Legend has it that there was a price on his for some reason and he
      >took
      > >his
      > > > mothers maiden name of Galagher at some stage.
      > > > His wife's name was Mary Folkes(Welch) and his parents names were,
      >James
      > > > Fitzgerald and Mary Galagher(Gallagher)
      > > >
      > > > Any assistance with any of this information would be greatly
      > >appreciated.
      > > >
      > > > Thank you!
      > > > Ron Busby
      > > > Brisbane
      > > > Queensland
      > > > Australia
      > > >
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