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pepher

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Collyer Street? Collier Street?
« on: July 08, 2007, 06:44:20 AM »
Good day everyone, I just found some information on my Grandfather and could use some help.  I am told he lived on Collier Street... or is it Collyer Street...or Colyer?  On the Covenant, I found two Robinsons (Charles at 46 Collyer and Mary at 46 Colyer)  What I'm trying to find out first off is the proper spelling of the street name?

Secondly, are there any Robinsons on any of the Collyer/Colyer/Collier streets in any of the Censuses (Censi?)?

Thanks in advance for whatever help you can provide.  If it helps, my Grandfather was Albert Robinson and married Sarah Blain in Belfast, June 12, 1918 at St. Annes.  I don't have his birthday but assume it would be around 1895-1900?  His military number was 754 from the Royal Irish Rifles and that's all I have.

Thank you once again...

pentio

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Re: Collyer Street? Collier Street?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 09:55:14 PM »
Good day everyone, I just found some information on my Grandfather and could use some help.  I am told he lived on Collier Street... or is it Collyer Street...or Colyer?  On the Covenant, I found two Robinsons (Charles at 46 Collyer and Mary at 46 Colyer)  What I'm trying to find out first off is the proper spelling of the street name?

Secondly, are there any Robinsons on any of the Collyer/Colyer/Collier streets in any of the Censuses (Censi?)?

Thanks in advance for whatever help you can provide.  If it helps, my Grandfather was Albert Robinson and married Sarah Blain in Belfast, June 12, 1918 at St. Annes.  I don't have his birthday but assume it would be around 1895-1900?  His military number was 754 from the Royal Irish Rifles and that's all I have.

Thank you once again...

The correct spelling is Collyer Street, it was located off the Limestone Road in Belfast in an area known as Tigers Bay. My mother was born there in 1928. I have posted a photo of my dear old gran and three of her children taken in the 1930's to let you see what the houses were like.

When my parents married in 1948 they lived with mums sister for a few months at number 48 Collyer Street.

If you pm acheux he might be able to help re the Royal Irish Rifles.

pepher

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Re: Collyer Street? Collier Street?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2007, 12:42:50 AM »
That is amazing Pentio, thank you very much for sharing your photo.  At this point, I only know that my granda as a kid lived on Collyer Street.  Unfortunately, no one knows the names of his parents (my great granny and great granda) as they all called them Granny and Granda!  I am hoping to dig something up either through the family (so I know what documents to look up online) or a break online (that will help me piece things together).  I'm not very experienced (good) at this just yet but thanks to a great many online, I'm managed to find more than enough to get me hooked. 

The Royal Irish Rifles stuff I'm still at a stalemate with.  I, or my dad, have no actual documentation from my granda's tour as it is with other family members.  So I wait patiently to hear from them with additional info.  Perhaps some document from his military service will help with information leading to his parents names and addresses? 

thank you once again for sharing the photo, it's a great pic!

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Re: Collyer Street? Collier Street?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 03:59:20 PM »
Nice picture
Often wondered what the houses looked like
I have rellies that lived in Collyer Street  Reid and Kernaghan

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Re: Collyer Street? Collier Street?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 05:58:16 PM »
my Grandfather - Charles Robinson lived at 40 Collyer Street - May 1918