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Family of Rupert Cowell SHORTLAND and Catherine MAHER

Husband: Rupert Cowell SHORTLAND (1877-1939)
Wife: Catherine MAHER (1879- )
Marriage 27 Feb 1901 St Peters, Dublin, Ireland1

Husband: Rupert Cowell SHORTLAND


Rupert Cowell SHORTLAND, 2004, age 127

Name: Rupert Cowell SHORTLAND2
Sex: Male
Father: John SHORTLAND (1831-1916)
Mother: Eliza COWELL (1843-1879)
Birth Q3 1877 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 4) High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK3
40 Oxford Road
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 (age 3) Scholar; High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK3
Census 1891 (age 13-14) High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK4
42 Newland Meadows
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 15) High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK5
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 13) Errand Boy; High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK5
Census 1901 (age 23-24) Richmond, Yorkshire, UK
Religion Anglican
Occupation Soldier and Drummer
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 24) Richmond, Yorkshire, UK6
District Depot, Yorkshire Regiment
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 23) Drummer Yorkshire Regiment; Richmond, Yorkshire, UK6
National or Tribal Origin English
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 33) Khartoum, Sudan7
Military Barracks
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 33) Lce Corporal, 1st Bt, Yorkshire Regt.; Khartoum, Sudan7
Regimental Number 5 Oct 1914 (age 37) 3636; Yorkshire King's Regiment - Pte.8
Death Q2 1939 (age 61) Farnborough, Aldershot, Hampshire9,10
Cause: Internal haemorrhaging duodenal ulcer & bronchitis
Address: Edgewood Cottage, Hawley Rd, Hawley
Widow C. Shortland was present at the death.

Wife: Catherine MAHER

Name: Catherine MAHER11
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1879 Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland12
1911 Census gives her birtplace as Saggart, Ireland.
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 22) Richmond, Yorkshire, UK6
District Depot, Yorkshire Regiment
National or Tribal Origin Irish
Marriage Count 1
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 31) Rhyl, Denbighshire13
6 Beechwood Road
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 31-32) Childrens' Nurse; Rhyl, Denbighshire13
Residence 1939 (age 59-60) Farnborough, Aldershot, Hampshire
Edgewood Cottage, Hawley Rd, Hawley
Present at the death of her husband Rupert C

Note on Marriage

Married to Katie - 1901 Census

Note on Husband: Rupert Cowell SHORTLAND

Listed in 1891 census as 15 y/o Errand Boy. Resident with John and Rebecca Shortland at 42 Newland Meadows, with Albert E., and Frederick C. Drummer Rupert Shortland (brother of John Francis Shortland who founded the Cork dynasty) was awarded the King's South Africa Medal for service in the Boer War. This handsome medal was purchased for an unstated sum from an Australian collector by Rupert's great-grandniece Gabrielle Shortland, resident Cork Ireland, and is now in her possession."I could not believe it," says Gabrielle, "when the medal was advertised on the internet at the very point I began to research my great-granduncle's life. I believe that Rupert intended me to have this medal." A month or so after getting the first medal from Australia, the same collector received shipment from USA with its "twin" the Queen's South Africa in it. More kismet.


1Interpreted by Colin Davidson (researcher), "Service Papers - Rupert C Shortland". Text From Source: Military Service Papers state that he married Katherine Maher on 27th Feb 1901 at St Peter, Dublin.
2"England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983" (3a662). Text From Source: England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983
about Rupert Cowell Shortland
Name: Rupert Cowell Shortland
Year of Registration: 1877
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
County: Buckinghamshire
Volume: 3a
Page: 507 (click to see others on page)
3"Census 1881 High Wycombe, Bucks. RG11/1464/p. 55".

Source: Census 1881 High Wycombe, Bucks. RG11/1464/p. 55, 1881 - John Shortland 1881 Census

4"1891 UK Census Online".
5"Census 1891 High Wycombe, Bucks. RG12/1138/24/p.41".

Source: Census 1891 High Wycombe, Bucks. RG12/1138/24/p.41, 1891 - John Rebecca and family 42 Newland

6"Census 1901 Richmond, Yorks. RG13/4609/87/p.9".
7"Census 1911 Khartoum, Sudan RG14/34993/18".

Source: Census 1911 Khartoum, Sudan RG14/34993/18, 1911 Census, Khartoum, Sudan - Rupert Cowell Shortland

8"British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920". Cit. Date: 11 November 2010. Assessment: Primary evidence.
9"England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005". 2c 243, Apr/May/Jun 1939. Cit. Date: 6 May 2011. Assessment: Primary evidence.
10"Death Cert 1939 - Rupert C Shortland". Cit. Date: 6 May 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Widow, C. Shortland was present at death, at Edgewood Cottage, Hawley Road, Hawley.
11Interpreted by Colin Davidson (researcher), "Service Papers - Rupert C Shortland". Assessment: Primary evidence.
12"1901 Census". Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Birthplace (Ireland) recorded in 1901 census
13"Census 1911 Rhyl, Denbighshire RG14/623/1/11" (RG14/623/1/11).

Source: Census 1911 Rhyl, Denbighshire RG14/623/1/11, 1911 Census Wales - Rhyll, Catherine (Kate) Shortland