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Turkeyone

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Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« on: May 31, 2011, 05:50:39 PM »
I am looking for a Maxwell family in Ballynafeigh
I have them on the 1901 census in Parkmore Street, then they start to break up
There were 8 children, I have found some info on 3 of them

John Maxwell Snr married Susan Black in 1906, he died 1948, 31 Blackwood Street, witness was his bro-in-law James McCaffrey, 9 Ava Gardens
Susan died 1959
John and Susan had at least one son, John
John died 1999 at a nursing home in Killyleagh

James McCaffrey married John Maxwell Snr's sister Elizabeth Maxwell, the 1911 census shows them at 27 Raby Street with one son John, they also lived at 9 Ava Gardens

The last thread I have is
Hugh Maxwell Snr he married Sarah Scott, they had 5 living children on the 1911 census
James, Hugh, William, Thomas Scott Maxwell and Hamilton Scott Maxwell
One of them
Hugh Maxwell living in Gosford Street, 1911 census, died Jan 1962 at 79 Ballarat Street
Believed to have married Mary ? died April 1960 at same address

I am looking for the present day families
I will be visiting GRONI and would like to have as much info as possible to check
Appreciate any help

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Turkeyone

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011, 07:33:49 PM »
Some more info
Elizabeth McCaffrey died Aug 1933, 66 Kimberley Street
James McCaffrey died Sep 1955, 9 Ava Gardens
Buried Knockbreda Cemetery, info courtesy of Castlereagh Council
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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 10:57:50 AM »
maxwells still ormeau rd.john, al  angela

Turkeyone

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 05:30:47 PM »
Can you give me more details ?
Please send me a P.M.
Thank you


CEMaxwell

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 10:29:09 PM »
Hi, I'm a Maxwell and my family were all Ormeau Road/Ballynafeigh. I'm researching my family tree at the moment and have found some info. Message me if you're still searching. :)

JimG

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2020, 09:40:47 AM »

James b~1853 Presbyterian and Sarah Presbyterian
lived earlier in
1897 5 Parkmore Street as a Carter
1890 5 Parkmore Street as a labourer
not in Parkmore street previously
could be in 1884 but not identifiable among several james 
could be in 1880
could be in Presbyterian records

James b~1853 and Sarah’s children you have from  1901 census
 but you might be leaving out the eldest son and possibly others who had left home if this reference is proveable

James   MAXWELL b~   .   Knockbreda   regd. Castlereagh; husband of Sarah Clarke ; father of Hugh b. 23 May 1873  source http://www.rosdavies.com/SURNAMES/M/Maxwell.htm
if this is the right Sarah
what children might have left home
could be from 1901 census
216 in Ormeau Road (Ormeau, Down)
Maxwell   Hugh   27   Male   Head of Family   Presbyterian   County Down   Gaswork Labour   Read and write   -   Married   -
Maxwell   Sarah   27   Female   Wife   Presbyterian   County Down   -   Read and write   -   Married   -
 children
Maxwell   James   6   Male   Son   Presbyterian   County Down   Scholar   Cannot read   -   -   -
Maxwell   Hugh   3   Male   Son   Presbyterian   County Down   Scholar   Cannot read   -   -   -
Maxwell   William      Male   Son   Presbyterian   County Down   -   Cannot read   -   -   -

check marriages
good luck onwards and backwards

CEMaxwell

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2020, 10:18:26 AM »
Thanks so much.. 😊
My great-grandfather was Hugh Maxwell b. 1862 married Sarah Bell b. 1860.. Their children were :
Robert b. 1885/William b. 1887/Ernest b. 1890/John b. 1892/Herbert b. 1895/Hugh b. 1889

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2020, 08:11:35 AM »

hi CEMaxwell,
your reply shows another Maxwell line existed which I tried to trace backwards unsuccessfully.
Hugh Maxwell b. 1862 married 1884 belfast [1884 from www emeraldancestors.com]  Sarah Bell b. 1860.on ancestryireland.com
there is a Hugh Maxwell birth or baptism 1864 son of David
on https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ I couldnt find him
on familysearch.org there is a Hugh Maxwell birth or baptism 12 Dec 1864 son of David and Jane McIlroy
checking further on Sarah Bell
on ancestryireland.com too many Sarah marry
on familysearch.org a sarah bell 1883  sarah jane bell m 1884
 so stopping, hoping you have had better luck 

 on the census looking for clues
1901 census    9  Deramore Street (Ormeau, Down)
1911 census  60 Ormeau Road (Ormeau, Down)
I noted your Hugh Maxwell 1862  and Sarah  Bell appear to have transcriptions wrong in both census for Herbert as Hubert 1901 and Hubut 1911, then I noticed in Hughs own handwriting Robut and cluk at the same time I noted he handwrites the x in his surname distinctively repeatedly with an unusual tail so it looks more like Ma`/well see Household Return (Form A) . I wondered was he slightly dyslexic like myself, in case that interests you.? he must have been proud of his childrens variety of occupations
good luck onwards


CEMaxwell

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2020, 09:49:06 AM »
Thanks a million for all your research! Really appreciate your help. The Maxwells had a furniture shop on the Ormeau Rd, just below the Orange Hall and lived above it... Not sure of the exact years but will keep researching 😊.. Thanks again.. C💕

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2020, 10:59:22 PM »
As you know the 1911 census gives 2 Maxwells living on the Ormeau Road
hugh at 60 with William a son a cabinet maker
henry at 165 Ormeau Road
this is not necessarily a house number usually it’s a valuation number


the company you refer to is
Maxwell, Wm., & Co., cabinet makers and upholsterers, 405 Ormeau Road
listing the history of 405 Ormeau Road


405 Ormeau Road vacant 1901
405 Ormeau Road not Maxwell1907
405 Ormeau Road vacant 1908
1909 Directory not available on line
1910 Maxwell, Wm., & Co., cabinet makers and upholsterers, 405 Ormeau Rd
1911 Directory not available on line
1912 Maxwell, Wm., & Co., cabinet makers and upholsterers, 405 Ormeau Rd
1918 Maxwell, Wm., & Co., cabinet makers and upholsterers, 405 Ormeau Rd
1924 Maxwell, Wm., & Co., cabinet makers and upholsterers, 405 Ormeau Rd
1932 Maxwell, Wm., & Co., cabinet makers and upholsterers, 405 Ormeau Rd
1943 not found


Elwyn

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2020, 06:10:16 AM »

As you know the 1911 census gives 2 Maxwells living on the Ormeau Road
hugh at 60 with William a son a cabinet maker
henry at 165 Ormeau Road
this is not necessarily a house number usually it’s a valuation number


If you click on the “additional pages” section of the 1911 census, you get to see the reverse of the census form. That includes the information that the postal address for house 60 was 405 Ormeau Rd and that for house 165 was 212 Ormeau Rd.   
 
Elwyn

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2020, 08:51:34 AM »
Elwyn thank you, still learning aged 85, well i never knew that most useful.Jim

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2020, 08:55:55 AM »
Jim,

Glad to have heled. It only works on the 1911, not the 1901.  But it's very handy for tracing urban postal addresses.
Elwyn

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2020, 09:00:42 AM »
what !  that changes my use of as when in doubt google map searches, now the problemis remembering, thanks again[/size]

CEMaxwell

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Re: Maxwell Family Ballynafeigh
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2020, 10:42:34 AM »
Thank you.. this is very interesting!