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Colin1

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Ewarts Row
« on: February 07, 2018, 03:55:10 PM »

Hi all,
This is my first time using this site. I have seen the posts re Ewarts Row it seemed to be quite
a close knit community so I am hoping  someone out there may be able to help.
My mum Agnes was the daughter of THOMAS MITCHELL and MARTHA MITCHELL I believe they also
had another older daughter Margret and three brothers. They lived at 23 Ewarts Row. He is listed as living
there in the Lennar Wylie street directory 1932 although in the 1942 register, number 23 is not listed. I presume
it was destroyed in the Blitz of 41. My mum died about 20 years ago and i have only come into possession of her
birth certificate. She did not speak about her time there. My sister and I have had no information about our mums
side of the family and would be very grateful if anyone knew them or information on what happened to them.

Thank you
Colin

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 05:50:59 PM »

CMcG

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 06:07:04 PM »
From the Northern Whig of 14 August 1937:




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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 06:31:32 PM »
Thomas Mitchell married Martha Watters in St. Anne's Belfast (Church of Ireland) on 21 November 1923, Thomas was recorded as living at 34 Fifth Street, a 24 year old bachelor, the son of Allen Mitchell a grinder, spinster Martha of 17 Ewart's Row was also 24, the daughter of John Watters a labourer.  William and Minnie Flannigan witnessed the marriage.

Here was Thomas in 1911:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Wood_Vale_Ward/Fifth_Street/164152/

This is a possiibility for Martha in 1911:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Clifton/Everton_Street/145307/


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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 06:45:20 PM »

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Colin1

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 07:44:13 PM »

Hi CMcG,
Once I picked myself up from the floor after reading the account of
my grandmothers death. I now understand why my mum did not
speak of it other than saying she died young.
I cannot thank you enough for your interest in looking into my family.
i made a mistake when looking for Martha I read Watters as Walters.
I will now try to find out what happened to Thomas it must have been so
hard after this terrible event.
Once again Thank You (True Hero)

Colin


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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2018, 08:20:08 PM »
You're welcome, albeit that it wasn't very pleasant news.


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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2018, 08:43:42 PM »
Just to add to C McG's brilliant work, here's another family death :

ecord details
Name of deceased   Mstr Thomas Mitchell
Last place of residence   51 Lisburn Road 23 Ewarts Row
Age   4 Months
Sex   
Date of death   13 January 1935
Date of burial   14 January 1935
Cemetery   City Cemetery - Public Ground
Grave section and number   
Burial Type   Earth Burial


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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2018, 10:05:27 PM »

Thank you Sam my mum said she had 3 brothers and a sister, it is possible/probable she was unaware
of this she was born Agnes 16th March 1936. these were harsh times!!!!

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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2018, 09:22:28 AM »

Thomas 'Tommy' Mitchell was born on 29th April 1900, the son of Alan Mitchell and Ellen McCormick:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1900/02000/1769122.pdf

Parents Allan Mitchell and Ellen McCormick married on 24 March 1894:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1894/10551/5843154.pdf


Here's a possible birth (right timefame and location) for the Allen Mitchell who married Ellen McCormick in 1894, his parents shown as Allen Mitchel and Eliza Sinclair of Portstewart:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1870/03350/2228161.pdf

Allen Mitchell and Eliza Sinclair of Agherton Rectory got married in Agherton parish (Church of Ireland) Portstewart on 3 August 1869, both were servants, his father given as Allen Mitchell, farmer, hers as John Sinclair, a farm servant.  So the name 'Allen' now going back 3 generations.

Much more speculative, but an Allen Mitchel was baptised on 29 May 1846 in Second Dunboe Presbyterian Church Coleraine for parents Allen and Mary Mitchel. 


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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 07:44:59 AM »
Sadly looks like this may be another child, 2 month old Ivy Mitchell of 23 Ewart's Row buried in the City Cemetery on 27 July 1937:

https://ssl.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialRecordDetails.aspx?RecordID=4464.4937


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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2019, 03:55:30 PM »
Colin. I'm your cousin! My mum is Elizabeth Mitchell. I just came across this whilst looking for something else. She was 10 yrs old when she came home from Sunday school to find that her Mum had drowned in a basin of water while hanging her washing out. She had an epileptic fit and fell into the basin of water. She will be 92 yrs old on April 5th and her memory of those times is great.

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2019, 07:09:52 PM »
Colin. I'm trying to reply

Janni Tee

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2019, 07:11:28 PM »
It's not allowing me to reply to the message you sent. Now using my phone. And it's not so easy to use. Was using the pc in work earlier