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Ultima24

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Weir's of Mount Stewart
« on: October 27, 2010, 09:20:38 PM »
I was wondering if someone could be able to help me, i am trying to find a marriage for James and Euphemia Weir who moved to ireland in the early 1900's from Scotland.

They had 4 children on the census forms in 1911, Elizabeth 8, Mary 7, James 5 and William 1, i have a record of a 5th called George who is buried with them in Movilla Cemetery, Newtownards.

if anyone could help me, will be much appreciated.

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Re: Weir's of Mount Stewart
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 05:01:34 PM »

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Re: Weir's of Mount Stewart
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 05:11:26 PM »
Two manuscript family trees exist for WEIR in volume 5p184 Killynether [between Comber and Newtownards, and another which just might be another version or elsewhere in Volume 23 in the Blackwood Family history manuscript trees in the LinenHall library, Belfast.  If you cant visit, then  I suggest you ask them for photocopying estimates if they think your knowledge relevant and you should be prepared to pay a fee for copying, post and packing, and perhaps some staff time and overheads. However if the material is really relevant when you get it, I suggest a further donation to this unique library that is always needing extra funds. Linen Hall Library,17 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT15GB, Northern Ireland, Telephone: +44 (0)28 9032 1707,  Fax: +44 (0)28 9043 8586, Email: <irish.reference[at]linenhall.com>.replace the [AT] with the symbol please.
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 Good luck, Jim,
 
             
             

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Re: Weir's of Mount Stewart
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 05:29:40 PM »

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Re: Weir's of Mount Stewart
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 05:49:18 PM »
The 1911 census married nine years so say 1901-1903
 

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Re: Weir's of Mount Stewart
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 05:59:05 PM »
http://www.emeraldancestors.com/search/search.asp does include spouse names but doesnt include Euphemia

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Re: Weir's of Mount Stewart
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 06:05:19 PM »
I tried English and wales  for those years via freebmd.rootsweb.com without luck.
Thats me , over to others to help
Good luck, Jim

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Re: Weir's of Mount Stewart
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 06:08:56 PM »
Thanks, im pretty sure ive seen most of the names on Ros Davies, does free bmd only do england and wales as i know Euphemia and James came from somewhere in scotland.

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Re: Weir's of Mount Stewart
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010, 07:03:35 PM »
I had another look at Emerald Ancestors and found
1903 charles  XXXX  marrying Euphemia R  WEIR 
in Co Antrim

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Re: Weir's of Mount Stewart
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2010, 09:55:30 AM »
Thank you for your help, but no Euphemia and James were born and married in Scotland before coming to Ireland and living in a house in the Mount Stewart Estate.

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Re: Weir's of Mount Stewart
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2010, 10:38:40 PM »
I have been thinking about James Weir, he was the Land Steward for the Londonderry estate at Mountstewart, he should turn up in PRONIs Londonderry papers. The post is of considerable importance, he must have had training before coming to Co Down.  I wondered had he worked as say an assistant land steward at Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland where Edith Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry DBE (3 December 1878 – 23 April 1959) was raised. Or perhaps he had worked in Durham for a few years and had become known to the Londonderry Land Agent based in Durham. I have not looked at ScotlandsPeople marriage records, have you?.  Or perhaps the Londonderry Mountstewart servant Anthony? Weir might have been a distant relative.  Or…
 
I did wonder if you have seen any birth certificates for the children, my purpose was to see if he ever called himself say ROBERT JAMES as the father of Mary Weir b 1904. My unsuccessful hunt for births or christening did include one from familysearch.com
Name: William Weir
Registration District: Newtownards
Event Type: BIRTHS
Registration Quarter and Year: Oct - Dec 1909
Film Number: 101072
Volume Number: 1
Page Number: 751
Digital Folder Number: 4194691
Image Number: 00625
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
 
I don’t think I can offer any further help, good luck, Jim

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Re: Weir's of Mount Stewart
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2010, 11:08:41 PM »
Many thanks for all the info you have found, i will certainly follow it up, i would like to see if there is a link between the two weir families that lived at Mount Stewart, i did notice Alex Weir working as a servant. i will certainly let you know.

many thanks

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Re: Weir's of Mount Stewart
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2020, 02:33:09 PM »
I have just came across this post, it is 10 years old. My grandfather was James and euphemias son
 They all lived and worked in mountstewart.