KatieKatie MAHER (1879- )


Spouse: Rupert Cowell SHORTLAND, 2004, age 127, Rupert S - QSA - 1900

1 Catherine MAHER1 (1879- ).

Born 1879, Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland.2 1911 Census gives her birtplace as Saggart, Ireland. Marr Rupert Cowell SHORTLAND 27 Feb 1901, St Peters, Dublin, Ireland.3 Died.

Sp. Rupert Cowell SHORTLAND4 (1877-1939), son of John SHORTLAND (1831-1916) and Eliza COWELL (1843-1879).

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.

Note on Marriage to Catherine MAHER: Married to Katie - 1901 Census.


1Interpreted by Colin Davidson (researcher), "Service Papers - Rupert C Shortland". Assessment: Primary evidence.
2"1901 Census". Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Birthplace (Ireland) recorded in 1901 census
3Interpreted 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.
4"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)