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pw

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Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« on: October 11, 2011, 12:06:54 AM »
have several photos originally belonging to my mother side of her family,Price/Lepper Belfast area.
I do not believe these photos to be related but more likely friends of the family.(all pictures taken at James Magil photographers).
1.Rev Dr Hannay.
2.Rev R J Lynd,
3.Prof Mart?
4.Lord Cairns.
5.Earl Dufferin?
6.Bishop Knox.
7.Dr Drew.
8.Rev Dr Montgomery.
9.Dr Reichel.
10.??? Valentine Esq.
11.Lord Donegall.
12.Rev G ? Chadwick.
13.John Thomson Esq.
14.Sir Chas Lanyon.
So far have only looked up 2 of these and both make very interseting reading,people of high profile.Will fill in more detail when i find out more,in the mean time if anybody has any view or knowledge of any of these people.         

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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 04:19:10 PM »
have several photos originally belonging to my mother side of her family,Price/Lepper Belfast area.
I do not believe these photos to be related but more likely friends of the family.(all pictures taken at James Magil photographers).
1.Rev Dr Hannay.
2.Rev R J Lynd,
3.Prof Mart?
4.Lord Cairns.
5.Earl Dufferin?
6.Bishop Knox.
7.Dr Drew.
8.Rev Dr Montgomery.
9.Dr Reichel.
10. ??? Valentine Esq.
11.Lord Donegall.
12.Rev G ? Chadwick.
13.John Thomson Esq.
14.Sir Chas Lanyon.
So far have only looked up 2 of these and both make very interesting reading,people of high profile.Will fill in more detail when i find out more,in the mean time if anybody has any view or knowledge of any of these people.       

They sound very interesting pw,
I'd love to see them, especially the one of Lord Donegal.

m.

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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 05:56:15 PM »
have several photos originally belonging to my mother side of her family,Price/Lepper Belfast area.
I do not believe these photos to be related but more likely friends of the family.(all pictures taken at James Magil photographers).
1.Rev Dr Hannay.
2.Rev R J Lynd,
3.Prof Mart?
4.Lord Cairns.
5.Earl Dufferin?
6.Bishop Knox.
7.Dr Drew.
8.Rev Dr Montgomery.
9.Dr Reichel.
10. ??? Valentine Esq.
11.Lord Donegall.
12.Rev G ? Chadwick.
13.John Thomson Esq.
14.Sir Chas Lanyon.
So far have only looked up 2 of these and both make very interseting reading,people of high profile.Will fill in more detail when i find out more,in the mean time if anybody has any view or knowledge of any of these people.       

 
pw, "people of high profile" is quite right if not a bit of un understatement. For example, here's the wikipedia entry for Sir Charles Lanyon:
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lanyon
 
It would be fascinating to see the photos and for you to post here after your investigations to tell us how they link in to your mother's side, I can hardly wait.  :)
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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 01:23:42 AM »
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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 04:15:14 AM »
How wonderful!
 

Stationer James Magill opened a photography studio in Donegall Place, Belfast in 1861, specialising in portraits and highly fashionable ‘cartes’, small visiting card sized landscape and portrait photographs. Other examples of his work are here.

 
http://earlyphotographers.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-post_11.html

 
This was still early days in photography.

 
There are relatively few images of Sir Charles Lanyon on the web, here's a bio and an early picture (ie.painting - it's in the days pre- photography):

 
http://www.belfastgalleries.com/article.aspx?art_id=646&cmd=print
 

..and here's a later photograph in masonic regalia:
 

http://www.prints-4-all.com/cgi-bin/item/6851885113
 
 
It would be fantastic to see more of the photos and especially for you to work out the link - if there are lots of notable people and they aren't otherwise related, then an obvious link is to James Magill himself (eg. was he an ancestor of yours, or did an ancestor of yours work for him, was an ancestor of yours a photographer and maybe purchased goods and equipment when Magill hung up the apron strings)?
 
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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 08:35:36 PM »
I don't want to be a killjoy or anything but the photos you found are most likely a series of small cards that your ancestors probably collected. in the early days of photography, that was like collecting stamps or postcards. People weren't used to seeing images of others, many newspapers didn't even have photos, so people would buy stiff cardboard portraits of the rich and famous in a variety of poses. The equivalent of our celebrities today.

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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 09:25:17 PM »


pw,

He died in 1889 and you can view his actual Will (all 20 pages of it!) if you wish by clicking below.

http://applications.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_WillsCalendar/WillsSearchImage.aspx?id=193212

Sir
Date of Death :
31 May 1889Surname :
Lanyon
Date of Grant :
19 August 1889Forename :
Charles
Reseal Date :
Registry :
Belfast
Effects :
Effects £53,785 1s. 3d. Image
Full Abstract :The Will (with five Codicils) of Sir Charles Lanyon late of the Abbey Whiteabbey County Antrim Knight who died 31 May 1889 at same place was proved at Belfast by John Lanyon of Lisbreen Fortwilliam Park Belfast C.E. Herbert Owen Lanyon of Castletown-terrace Belfast Merchant and Elizabeth Helen Lanyon of the Abbey Whiteabbey Spinster the surviving Executors.
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"The Abbey", Whiteabbey.

The Abbey, Whiteabbey

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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011, 11:37:34 PM »
thanks for your input,all interesting comments.I had thought that certainly some of my pictures(all carte viste type)were collected as momentoes,there are also pictures of various buildings in belfast all coincidendly taken by James Magill(all in dates specified).
Will also load these in the next few days as time permits,as well as the backs of all pictures as some are older than others and possibly slightly pre-date 1865.There are a couple not labelled,maybe somebody could identify when I upload them.

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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 11:44:27 PM »
I haven't entirely ruled out knowing 1 or 2 of these people all avenues are still open,thanks again.

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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2011, 02:00:06 AM »
some new charts on my Lepper side of the family that I have just received from the Linenhall Library have slightly held up my progress to down load my photos.The album that these photos came from was originally owned by Emilie Sophia Lepper,and down the years was passed on to my mother. 

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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011, 09:52:09 PM »
Sorry doubled up,trying to get all photos on 1 page as thumbnails via tinypic.com,doesn't seem to want to happen for me,so it looks like were going to have a new posting for every picture,will have to make comments another time. Picture 13 from original list,as of yet have not looked up so if anyone want to make any comments as we go that would be appreciated.

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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2011, 04:18:58 AM »


Could it be the chap in the wikipedia article at the link below?
 
Certainly, the small photo halfway down the article looks like him and in your card he looks about 10 years younger which would make it an early one indeed.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Cairns,_1st_Earl_Cairns
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Re: Photos from family album 1865-1880s
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2011, 04:22:37 AM »


 
Struggling with this man - are there any clues at all as to who he is? I'm assuming this is an 1860s photo of a man about 60 (ie, born early 1800s).
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