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Mac57

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Emerson Street
« on: May 10, 2019, 05:32:03 PM »
I've hit a wall with research.  Anyone know William Rea of Emerson Street. He died 1984 and this was his address at the time. I know who his parents were but that is all the info I have.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

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Re: Emerson Street
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 03:46:54 AM »
William Thomas Rea's parents, in his 1900 birth registration, were cited as William Rea and Catherine Kerr, however, despite what it says in the 1901 and 1911 censuses ...

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Duncairn_Ward__Belfast/Weaver_Street/933174/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Court_Ward/Joseph_Street/149098/

... his parents didn't get married until much later in life, here is their 1921 marriage registration, note that their address matches the last residence for Catherine Rea who is in the same grave (T 4290 Roselawn) as William Thomas:

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1921/09238/5343549.pdf

https://dof.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialRecordDetails.aspx?RecordID=8937.4698

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Re: Emerson Street
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2019, 04:02:11 AM »
For a 'fit' on father's name and occupation, this birth registration is just a possibility for William:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1877/03001/2100006.pdf

And a 'maybe' for Catherine as well:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1878/02956/2082918.pdf

Hardly conclusive though.

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Re: Emerson Street
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 04:36:57 AM »

...  here is their 1921 marriage registration ...

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1921/09238/5343549.pdf


One of the witnesses at that 1921 marriage was a Samuel Robinson. Interesting to note that a Samuel Robinson married a Sarah Rea of 22 Argyle Street in 1902, the bride's father stated as John Rea a flax dresser:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1902/10288/5744641.pdf

This looks like a strong possibility for her with her family and a Robinson child in 1901:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Woodvale_Ward/Argyle_Street/1005428/

When you go looking for births for the Rea children in the above census return, the same parents' names and that father's occupation of 'flax dresser' come back each time:

Sarah b.1880:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1880/02876/2054046.pdf

Andrew b. 1884:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1884/02683/1988381.pdf

Susan b. 1887:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1887/02552/1944312.pdf

So it's looking more likely that William's parents were John Rea and Sarah Gibson. John Rea and Sarah Gibson of Whitehouse married on 20 September 1867 in Carnmoney Church of Ireland, 22 year old bachelor John was recorded as a hackler, the son of William Rea a labourer, 21 year old spinster Sarah was a mill worker, the daughter of George Gibson an engineer. The witnesses were Andrew Gibson and Margaret Stewart.

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Re: Emerson Street
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 05:36:31 AM »

... And a 'maybe' for Catherine as well:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1878/02956/2082918.pdf


The 1901 census return shows William and Catherine living in house 12.2 in Weaver Street, when you go looking for who they're living with (ie. in house 12.1), lo and behold, one Alexander Kerr with wife Mary Ann and family:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Duncairn_Ward__Belfast/Weaver_Street/933173/

Again, looking for births for the children in the above census return brings back a couple with mother's maiden name as  Lawson ...

John b. 1888:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1888/02498/1926530.pdf

Adam b. 1894:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1894/02275/1854438.pdf   

There's enough here to be more confident that Catherine's parents were Alexander Kerr and Mary Ann Lawson as per the previously posted 1878 birth registration.

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Re: Emerson Street
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 04:58:57 PM »
Thank you so much CMcG once again you have come up trumps. Great info.

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Re: Emerson Street
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2019, 05:02:56 PM »
You're welcome.  :)

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