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Re: Street Directories.
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2006, 05:38:18 AM »
I'm looking for 10 St. Alban's Malone Road, Belfast.  That's where my granny was born at.  Trying to find out if it was a hospital or residence or whatever.  Thanks to all. 

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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2006, 05:44:15 AM »
Settle down Mary :D

You've received several answers to this question on the Belfast History board

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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2006, 03:13:17 PM »
Leave her alone Chris ya big bully  ;D

she is only doing what she was told to do which was to find out from a street directory who lived at 10 Saint Albans gardens around 1898.

Hence this post on the Street Directory thread.

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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2006, 05:21:50 PM »
Mary and I chatted for hours Colette. I'm not a big bully :'(

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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2006, 06:28:25 PM »
Chris,
You've been an angel.  You won't believe this!  The paper contacted me.  The piece on my gran must have been in the October 11th paper and they can't find it!  I think someone's having a laugh on me!
Mary

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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2006, 06:33:15 PM »
Chris,
You've been an angel.  You won't believe this!  The paper contacted me.  The piece on my gran must have been in the October 11th paper and they can't find it!  I think someone's having a laugh on me!
Mary

How do you mean Mary. Do they know the article was there?

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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2006, 07:39:07 PM »
This is what I have through email so far:

Dear Kathleen,
My father said that the editor of the Irish News was a Mr. Kirkwood at the time of my grandmother's death.  He was the person who wrote the piece on my grandmother as they had been friends.  I appreciate your help very much.  Is there a way to have a copy of the obitiuaries or have them scanned?   How much would this be?  Thanks again,

Mary Springowski

-----Original Message-----
From: Irish News Librarian [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 10:31 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Mary Ethel Donovan

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I have found the death notice for your grandmother which appeared on Wednesday 12th October 1960. It read: DONOVAN, October 10, at her residence, 19 Lincoln Avenue, Mary Ethel, beloved wife of Jeremiah (Jerry) Donovan. R.I.P. Funeral after 10.00 a.m. Mass in St Patrick's church this morning to Milltown cemetery. On her soul sweet Jesus have mercy. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband and family.

The following day, Thursday 13th, this appeared:

FUNERAL OF MRS MARY E DONOVAN

The funeral took place yesterday of Mrs Mary Ethel Donovan, of 19 Lincoln Avenue, Belfast, to Milltown cemetery after Mass in St Patrick's church, Belfast. Celebrant of the Mass was Fr Haughey, C.C., St. Patrick's. Chief mourners at the funeral were - Mr Jeremiah Donovan (widower): Mrs G Jenkins, Mrs A Ward, Mrs C Haughey, all of Canada, and Miss Josephine Donovan (daughters); Mr Jerry Donovan, Canada (son) and two stepsons, Messrs. Frank and Harry Donovan.

I have been unable to find an obituary but the paper for Tuesday 11th October is missing and there may have been an obituary in it. The Central library, Royal Avenue, Belfast also have a set of our papers and would check this for you. Their phone no. is (028) 90509150.

I hope this helps.
Kathleen Bell.

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Re: Street Directories.
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2006, 08:03:57 PM »
Oh Mary you will be able to find out where her grave is in Milltown since you have a death and burial date  ;D I wonder if there is anyone else in the grave i found my grt grandmothers grave and there were 7 in it all together it cost me 15 to get it all typed out but i tell you i got a shock and a few surprises in it.

aint that right Christopher?

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Colette

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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2006, 09:33:59 PM »
Speaking of graves
Does anyone know the name or whereabouts of the R.C graveyard in Kircubbin.
I recently found out that my granny died there whilst on vacation, Wel I dont know for sure the reason.l  I think  the family couldnt afford to take the body back to Belfast or what?  Anyway all I know is that she was buried in Kircubbin.

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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2006, 06:11:38 AM »
Ahem, wheres Kirkubben???

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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2006, 06:20:29 AM »
Kircubbin is on the road between Newtownards and Portaferry, Kathleen. It's at the side of the Strangford Lough.

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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2006, 06:20:56 AM »
Can anyone tell me the name of that Coleraine paper for the obituary of my Uncle. James Hamilton Donnelly died 1944 in May or June. Help please. Kathleen

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Re: Street Directories.
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2006, 06:32:27 AM »

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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2006, 06:18:45 AM »
Look up please for a keen Australian to find her mums roots and perhaps a relative left over in my mums country.

46 Great Patrick
street, Belfast.   

This address was where mum was born in 1909

Who lived there?

A MR Ditty was present at birth

my grandmother was Boyle nee Leckey

This address was I was told a salt warehouse and the manager Mr Ditty

Was told this was once a big furniture store

Was told this was a grocers    around the 1860's era.

Was told it was a boarding house above shops

Was told it was rich doctors premises.

Would love any information on this address thanks.


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Re: Street Directories.
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2006, 06:31:42 AM »
Hiya Polly,

The property was occupied by William Heron, grocer and baker in 1843 and 1861 and was vacant in 1880

I'll try to check the dates you require on Monday.

Chris