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Peter stewart

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Victor Stewart a
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:19:15 PM »
im trying to track down how I got my surname! My father was born in Belfast in 1919 to a Maude Meharry- his birth certificate names no father so I'm not sure how he got the name. He was born in 5 Rochester St ( I have visited the street and knocked on doors with no joy). When he married my mother he was in the RAF and out his home address as 17 Glenwherry Street.Any help advice welcome

Elwyn

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Re: Victor Stewart a
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 09:42:22 PM »
     Perhaps his mother told him his father’s surname was Stewart and he chose to use it. Or did his mother ever marry, to a Stewart? In which case he might have adopted that name. Who brought him up? Was he fostered out? Did he acquire a foster family’s surname?
 
 
 
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CMcG

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Re: Victor Stewart a
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2018, 02:40:20 AM »
Contemporary street directories indicate that 5 Rochester Street was occupied by Jennie McGrand who was a maternity nurse, so the only significance of that address may be that Maude simply went there to have the baby. The 1911 Ireland census has a Maude 'McHarry' living in Crossgar, her parents Robert and Mary married in 1887, Mary's maiden name was Stewart:

Census:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Down/Crossgar/Killyleagh_Street/239203/

Marriage:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1887/10790/5935111.pdf


jillyfred

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Re: Victor Stewart a
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 02:53:28 AM »

Colin a big welcome back -you have been greatly missed.

jilly :-*

Peter stewart

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Re: Victor Stewart a
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 09:32:08 AM »
Thanks for replies -Elwyn my dad talked very little about his upbringing bdespite our attempts! So we have no contacts/relatives on his side. I know his mother brought him up and he used to say if he needed something ( eg shoes)he was sent to a big house- perhaps his mother had been a maid.

Peter stewart

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Re: Victor Stewart a
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 09:34:24 AM »
CMcG - thanks very much for your help and the links - looks like I may have to visit Crossgar!

JimG

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Re: Victor Stewart a
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 01:47:33 PM »
getting a quick picture of Stewart name with Glenwherry Street from street directories
thanks to Mary Lennon  http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/
1912
Glenwherry Street
Swift Street to Shamrock Street
15. Morgan, James, labourer
17. Filson, Sarah
29. Megarry, James, labourer [the nearest spelling to Meharry found in case it was a typo]
1918
Glenwherry Street
Swift Street to Shamrock Street
15. Stewart, Maggie
17. Maguinness, John, painter
1924
Glenwherry Street
Swift Street to Shamrock Street
15. Stewart, Maggie
17. Carr, Geo., printer
19. McCoul, Matthew, labourer
1932
Glenwherry Street
Swift Street to Shamrock Street
15. Stewart, Miss Annie
17. Gibson, Geo., labourer
 1943
Glenwherry Street
from 49 Swift Street to Shamrock Street
15. Stewart, Miss Annie
17. Hanna, Samuel, soldier
1951
Glenwherry Street
15. Stewart, Miss Annie
 17. Hunter, A., iron dresser
1960
Glenwherry Street
15. McAleese, Wm., electrician
 17. Hunter, A., iron dresser

is there some connection?
have run out of time welcome back much missed CMcG

JimG

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Re: Victor Stewart a
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 02:20:19 PM »
sorry i left out

the great ros davies not for profit website has http://www.rosdavies.com/SURNAMES/M/Megarry.htm
Miss   Eliza   McGARY   .   Dromara   wife of John Wilson of Drin ; mother of Mary bpt. May 1851 at a Dromara Catholic Church   PR
Miss   Elizabeth   McGARRY   .   Dromara   mother of Joseph b. 16 Dec 1868
James H.   McGARRY   .   Dromara   of Moybrick; a seat holder at Dromara Reformed Presbyterian Church 31 Mar 1914   CSDRF Chpt 5
John   McGARRY   .   Dromara   on church committee for Dromara Reformed Presbyterian Church Jan 1928   CSDRF Chpt 5


17124

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Re: Victor Stewart a
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2018, 02:42:36 PM »
Colin a big welcome back -you have been greatly missed.

jilly :-*
I'll second that    :clapping: :yahoo:

Tipperdarby

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Re: Victor Stewart a
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2018, 04:46:20 AM »
I'll second that    :clapping: :yahoo:

Hurray! Welcome back CMcG. .I was thinking about you just yesterday. .I cannot thank you enough for pointing me in the right direction re my McNamee family. I have made a lot of progress since you were last online.
Now, if only you could help with my O’Neill side...17124 and I are pulling our hair out over my Grandfather John O’Neill :wild: :wild:

Eileen

JimG

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Re: Victor Stewart a
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2018, 09:32:05 AM »
Peter stewart, apologies for MCGarry entry above, it should have been for McHarry in Ros Davies

In Griffiths valuation  1863
a James Stewart is living in plot 61 Killyleagh Street, Crossgar map ref 75 61. an unfinished house with small garden,office and yard  suggesting hes in business. this could be Mary’s father
no M*found, the nearest in 13a is a William M’Elheran

Robert Mcharry signed his name with a small h family see census/ Household Return (Form A) 
In the 1901 census its transcribed into type as under spelling variation Mehany
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Down/Crossgar/Killyleagh_Street/1229866/
Adding in the existing information to Maudes background

Robert Mcharry b~1859-2 Crossgar [s1901c]  Co Down m 1887 Mary Stewart [sCMcG]Co Down b ~1862-4 Co Down.
in 1901 he was a merchant and had a servant, in 1911 he was a grocer without a servant,  Mary had 7 children 7 b, 3 living residence 1901 11 in Killyleagh Street (Crossgar, Down) All Presbyterian.
residence 1911 29 in Killyleagh Street (Crossgar, Down)
children
1. Maude Mcharry b1889-90 not employed Single in 1911[Maud in 1901]   
2. Lizzie McMehany b1895-6 presumed living not included in 1911
3. Robert James Mcharry b 1897-8
hope you get to Crossgar and good luck


jillyfred

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Re: Victor Stewart a
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2018, 11:48:17 AM »

Terrific information JimG.
The poster has certainly been well served.

jilly

Peter stewart

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Re: Victor Stewart a
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2018, 09:27:55 PM »
Thanks again everyone. Thanks particularly to JimG who listed the occupants 0fGlenwherry Street . Ive since examined the documents I have and my dad had entered No.15 glenwhery St as his home when he married my mother and joined the RAF. Given this I think it is highly likely that Maggie stewart and Annie Stewart who are registered there from 1918 to 1951 are somehow related to my dad - I now need to trace their descendants. This forum has been incredibly useful