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OwlMom

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Samuel Reid
« on: March 25, 2019, 02:54:09 PM »
Hi Everyone, i havent been on here for a while. 

I have come to a stumbling block. I can not find the death date of my great grandfather.  His name was Samuel Reid. His wife was Sarah Jane Thompson. They had many children including my grandmother Mary Jane Mealey (nee Reid ) and her twin sister Elizabeth Macauley (nee Reid).

I have his birth date as about 1876. My aunt who is 92 says he died at the age of 72.  My mother says he died before she was born in 1943.  I know his last child was born in 1915. So somewhere between 1915 and 1943 which is a long time he died.

Any help or suggestions would be most welcome. There are soooooo many Samuel Reid's.

Karen
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Elwyn

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Re: Samuel Reid
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 05:30:08 PM »
Karen,     

You can search for Samuel Reid deaths in Belfast on GRONI. Thereís a few that are near the right age but many are not. (His marriage certificate gave his age as 19, so born c 1873). Closest I could see was 15.9.1934 aged 60. Thereís also one on 2.2.1947 aged 74. Thatís the nearest to the information your aunt gave.
 
You might feel itís worth paying to view those two. Itíll cost you £2.50 per cert.
 
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CMcG

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Re: Samuel Reid
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 10:52:02 PM »
As you may know, the Reid family had a long standing connection with 65 Beersbridge Road going back to Robert Reid the father.

A death notice in the Belfast Telegraph of 17 March 1928 said 'REID - March 16, 1928 (suddenly), at her residence, 65 Beersbridge Road, Sara Jane, beloved wife of Samuel Reid.  Her remains will be removed from above address on Monday, 19th March, for interment in Castlereagh Burying-ground ... beloved sister of David Thompson ...'.

An 'in memoriam' notice in the Belfast Telegraph of 16 September 1935 said 'REID - In fond and loving memory of our dear Father, who fell asleep 16th September 1934; also our dear Mother, who departed this life 16th March, 1928 ... Ever remembered by their sorrowing Family, Sons-in-law, Daughters-in-law, and Grand-children. 65 Beersbridge Road ...'.

So I imagine the GRONI death of 15 September 1934 refers.


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Re: Samuel Reid
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 01:52:55 PM »
Thank you so much.
Karen

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Re: Samuel Reid
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2019, 04:56:15 PM »
How does one get access to belfast obiturary?


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Re: Samuel Reid
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OwlMom

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Re: Samuel Reid
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2019, 11:21:59 PM »
Thank you  :)
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Re: Samuel Reid
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2019, 10:57:40 AM »

CMcG dropped one of his genealogical snippets or baits that Samuel Reidís father was
Robert Reid who had lived on the Beersbridge Rd. I fell for it and went seeking more about the man. the house numbers may have changed

1868 no road by that name perhaps its under Ballymacarrett above villages- it is yes
no sign of a Reid
1877 BEER'S BRIDGE ROAD no sign of a Reid
47 Houatt fitter

1880  BEER'S BRIDGE ROAD
Mountpottinger
 47. Reid, Robert, shoe maker .  However the line above ended shoemaker and could be a letterseting typo
further directories all remain constant that he was a labourer expanded in the census to be a corporation labourer.

1901     65 in Beersbridge Road (Ormeau, Down)
Reid   Robert   54 b1847-8 Methodist
 aged CMcG   Male   Head of Family   Methodist   Co Down, ?aila?   Corporation Labourer   Read and write   Irish and English   Married
Reid   Livina   51   Female   Wife   Methodist   Co Antrim   -   Read only   Irish and English   Married
in the census original both give townlands for their addresses which are crossed out eg  Nailers ? or ending h/k and replaced with Co Down for him eg  and Ballyarnot ....h or k replaced with Co Antrim for her if one can decipher them itís a great clue

from https://www.ancestryireland.com/   births
ROBERT   REID   1848   father JAMES   Down   
ROBERT   REID   1848   father JAMES   Down
from https://www.emeraldancestors.com/
1869   Robert  REID   m Levina  Emmerald   Belfast   Down 
both look possibles

church records from PRONI M= Methodists
M. Mountpottinger [Ballymacarret until 1891]
Baptisms, 1885-1901; marriages, 1888¨ 1900; membership register and quarterly class roll, 1911-22; congregational register, c.1920.
M. Newtownards Road
Printed history published c.1968 Baptisms and marriages, 1864-.
 
thatís as far as my fishing took me. hoping its of interest

OwlMom

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Re: Samuel Reid
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 04:14:47 PM »
Thank you. :)
Karen