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Re: Ewarts Row Belfast
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2015, 05:50:32 PM »
Further to last entry:

My grandfather's mother was Margaret Rowan. I have found her on both the 1901 and 1911 census, living in Belfast, although she states she was born in County Down circa 1877 to 1879. Margaret's mother is also on the 1901 as a widow, and is also named Margaret. She also states she was born in Down circa 1841.

I would like to know more about these two, birth records, marriage records etc if anyone has that info.

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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2017, 02:10:45 PM »
I believe that Ewarts Row was transcribed as Enarts Row accidentally in the 1901 census. The image searches show that the handwriting looks like it could be a w instead of n.

My x3 great grandmother, Isabella Pearson (maiden name unknown), is here in 1901 at number 70 with my 2x great grandmother also of the same name.

My 2x great grandmother, Isabella Pearson junior, went on to marry William Majury and continued living in Ewarts Row or Louisa Street and surrounding streets. On the 1911 census she is living in 41.2 Ewarts Row with my great grandmother Isabella Majury.

I'd love to be able to trace my Pearsons and Majurys further back to see how far back they lived in Ewarts Row. Just need a quiet weekend and some street directories or maybe a trip to PRONI.

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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2017, 10:39:28 AM »

I believe that Ewarts Row was transcribed as Enarts Row accidentally in the 1901 census. The image searches show that the handwriting looks like it could be a w instead of n.

My x3 great grandmother, Isabella Pearson (maiden name unknown), is here in 1901 at number 70 with my 2x great grandmother also of the same name.

My 2x great grandmother, Isabella Pearson junior, went on to marry William Majury and continued living in Ewarts Row or Louisa Street and surrounding streets. On the 1911 census she is living in 41.2 Ewarts Row with my great grandmother Isabella Majury.

I'd love to be able to trace my Pearsons and Majurys further back to see how far back they lived in Ewarts Row. Just need a quiet weekend and some street directories or maybe a trip to PRONI.


So this is them in the 1901 census:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Clifton_Ward/Enarts_Row/983394/

The thing to take into account when trying to go further back is that surnames could be quite fluid in their spelling and this case is no different, for there are several children born to a couple called Thomas Parsons and Isabella Kells who fit the bill for your family.

When daughter Isabella Parsons was born to this couple in 1885, they were living in Moreland's Row on the Castlereagh Road, as can be seen in her civil birth registration below: 
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1885/02650/1977294.pdf

When son John was born in 1880, they were living in Second Street, Ballyhackamore:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1880/02865/2049844.pdf

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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2017, 10:53:37 AM »

... there are several children born to a couple called Thomas Parsons and Isabella Kells who fit the bill for your family ...


Thomas Parsons married Isabella Kells in Castletara parish Church of Ireland, County Cavan, on 20 July 1865, which might explain the birthplace shown for Isabella in the previously posted 1901 census return.  In the 1865 church marriage record, Thomas was recorded as living in Stradone, the 20 year old labourer son of James Parsons, a labourer / farmer.  Isabella was living in Deggan, the 18 year old domestic servant daughter of William Kells, a farmer.

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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2017, 11:01:54 AM »

Thomas Parsons married Isabella Kells in Castletara parish Church of Ireland, County Cavan, on 20 July 1865, which might explain the birthplace shown for Isabella in the previously posted 1901 census return.  In the 1865 church marriage record, Thomas was recorded as living in Stradone, the 20 year old labourer son of James Parsons, a labourer / farmer.  Isabella was living in Deggan, the 18 year old domestic servant daughter of William Kells, a farmer.


The earliest child I can find for this couple is a daughter Margaret born in 1867, by then they had already moved from Cavan to Wardlow Street in Belfast:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1867/03477/2277651.pdf

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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2017, 11:23:43 AM »

The earliest child I can find for this couple is a daughter Margaret born in 1867, by then they had already moved from Cavan to Wardlow Street in Belfast:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1867/03477/2277651.pdf


Just some more potential children:

- Eliza born at Dane Street in 1868 (mother's maiden name recorded as 'Kearns'?):
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1868/03432/2259843.pdf

- James born at Tenant (Tennent?) Street in 1871:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1871/03313/2214396.pdf

- Maggie born at North Queen Street in 1873:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1873/03200/2173553.pdf

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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2017, 11:56:59 AM »

... I'd love to be able to trace my Pearsons and Majurys further back to see how far back they lived in Ewarts Row ...


The earliest street directory listing I can see for the family in Ewart's Row is in 1896, the directory entry stated:

93 Pearson, Isabella

The 1901 census return indicated that Isabella senior was married (as opposed to widowed) and her death registration in 1904 corroborated that:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1904/05630/4584075.pdf
And as you may know, she was buried in the City Cemetery:
https://ssl.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialRecordDetails.aspx?RecordID=7789.15030

There was a widower Thomas Parsons who died in 1908 and buried in the City Cemetery, but there is nothing else to say he was your man, so just to note until he can be ruled in or out:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1908/05507/4543208.pdf

https://ssl.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialRecordDetails.aspx?RecordID=7591.34432

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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2017, 12:05:16 PM »

... The thing to take into account when trying to go further back is that surnames could be quite fluid in their spelling and this case is no different, for there are several children born to a couple called Thomas Parsons and Isabella Kells who fit the bill for your family ...


And just to support the point about Parsons-Pearson being one and the same, Isabella was recorded as Parsons in the registration of her marriage to William Henry Majurey:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1912/09927/5608724.pdf

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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2017, 12:30:06 PM »

... I'd love to be able to trace my Pearsons and Majurys further back ...


Turning to the Majury side, this was clearly the family in 1911:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Clifton/Ewart_s_Row/183921/

The subsequent 1912 Majurey-Parsons marriage recorded the groom as the 26 year old son of William Majurey and the two witnesses as McFalls, so the following would seem to be the closest possibility for William's birth, it's a William Majurey born in 1886 to parents William Majurey and Mary Jane McFall of 107 Ewart's Row:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1886/02595/1958585.pdf
 
But what seals the deal is the following birth for a brother of William, James born in 1891 to William Majurey and Mary Jane McFall, the critical detail is the address - 133 Louisa Street, which matches the address that was given for his brother William in the record of his marriage to Isabella Parsons:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1891/02371/1885261.pdf 

Here was the family living in the 61st house enumerated in Louisa Street in the 1901 census, the 1901 street directory for Louisa Street on the Lennon Wylie website confirms that this was no. 133 (note 14 year old William was recorded as 'William H'):
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Clifton/Louisa_Street/962164/
 

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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2017, 12:42:39 PM »

... the following would seem to be the closest possibility for William's birth, it's a William Majurey born in 1886 to parents William Majurey and Mary Jane McFall of 107 Ewart's Row:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1886/02595/1958585.pdf
 

Here is the marriage registration for William Majury and Mary Jane McFall, they were married in St Anne's Church of Ireland in 1883, addresses and father's details included:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1883/10931/5994069.pdf

And this looks like Mary Jane's burial (note the last residence):
https://ssl.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialRecordDetails.aspx?RecordID=7057.16626

Just to note this as well, maybe connected:
https://ssl.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialRecordDetails.aspx?RecordID=4518.77

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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2017, 01:18:53 PM »
Just a couple of snippets from a local newspaper about the Majurys of 133 Louisa Street...

16 December 1918:



6 May 1933:



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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2017, 06:25:20 PM »

Thomas Parsons married Isabella Kells in Castletara parish Church of Ireland, County Cavan, on 20 July 1865, which might explain the birthplace shown for Isabella in the previously posted 1901 census return.  In the 1865 church marriage record, Thomas was recorded as living in Stradone, the 20 year old labourer son of James Parsons, a labourer / farmer.  Isabella was living in Deggan, the 18 year old domestic servant daughter of William Kells, a farmer.


Deggan a.k.a. Daggan, where Isabella Kells was living when she married Thomas Parsons in 1865, is a townland in the civil parish of Castleterra, Griffith's Valuation has a local print date of 1857 for the immediate area and shows only one entry, that for a Margaret Kells leasing 'house, offices, and land' of just over 13 acres in that specific townland.

Deggan is a few miles north of Cavan town, about 7 miles SW of it is Stradone, where Thomas Parson was listed as living in the 1865 marriage record.

Both Deggan and Stradone can be found in google maps.

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« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2017, 06:54:17 PM »

Deggan a.k.a. Daggan, where Isabella Kells was living when she married Thomas Parsons in 1865, is a townland in the civil parish of Castleterra, Griffith's Valuation has a local print date of 1857 for the immediate area and shows only one entry, that for a Margaret Kells leasing 'house, offices, and land' of just over 13 acres in that specific townland.

Deggan is a few miles north of Cavan town, about 7 miles SW of it is Stradone, where Thomas Parson was listed as living in the 1865 marriage record.

Both Deggan and Stradone can be found in google maps.


I can also see a marriage on 12 February 1866 in Castletara Church of Ireland parish for a Margaret Kells to James Elliott, Margaret was recorded as living in 'Daggan' and as the 23 year old daughter of William Kells, a farmer, so a possible older sister to Isabella and, given the Griffiths Valuation listing, a possibility also that the parents of both Isabella and Margaret were a James and Margaret Kells.

There's the following reference in the Anglo-Celt of 16 February 1854:

CAVAN PETTY SESSIONS.--Monday, Feb. 13...

William KELLS of Deggan charged Michael SMITH of same place with
having assaulted him on the 8th of February instant.--Defendant to pay
5s. and costs.

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« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2017, 07:07:03 PM »
Also the following interesting reference to Stradone in 1814:

Church Records

1814: "A Census of Protestant Children in the Parishes of Drung and Larah, Co. Cavan" Irish Ancestor, v. 10, No. 1, 1978 , p. 33-37
Townland of Stradone (Town of Stradone)
Samuel, Margaret, Ann, of Edward Hartley.
George, of Samuel Hartley.
Thomas, Samuel, Edward, Margaret, of Roger Hartley.
John, Richard, William, Bartholomew, Mary, Ann, Sophia, of William West.
Samuel, Mary, Margaret, of Robert Charters.
Charles, James, John, Margaret, Catherine, of John Parsons.
Robert, John, James, Sarah, of Robert Pikins.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/CAV/Larah/Stradone

I wonder if John Parson's son James went on to be the father of Thomas Parsons (ie. who married Isabella Kells)?

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« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2017, 08:06:13 PM »

...Just to note this as well, maybe connected:
https://ssl.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialRecordDetails.aspx?RecordID=4518.77


GRONI shows this death as a male, so given the age and residence, a possibility this is William Henry?

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