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Geraldine1234

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Quinn's 39 Cumberland Street
« on: May 13, 2019, 04:54:25 PM »
Hi, Novice at all this. I would greatly appreciate any information on my Dad (Gerry Quinn) family. His parents were William James Quinn and Margaret Quinn. William died in 1952 and was buried from Cumberland Street. Margaret remarried I think to William Neill.  I have details of my Dads siblings but would dearly love to know my grandparents roots. Many thanks.

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Re: Quinn's 39 Cumberland Street
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 06:12:11 PM »
     The 1952 death gives Williamís age as 73, so born around 1879.  Thereís a marriage on 4.3.1919 at Belfast Register Office between a William James Quinn and Maggie Beckett aged 26, spinster. He was 35, a bachelor and a 1st Class Air mechanic. Does this sound like your grandparents?
 
Wm James father was James a farmer. Maggieís father was John Beckett an engineer.
 
Your dadís birth certificate should have his motherís maiden name, so telling you whether this is the correct couple.
 
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Geraldine1234

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Re: Quinn's 39 Cumberland Street
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 06:27:17 PM »
Thank you so much for replying. I will have to get my dads full birth certificate.. I only have the short version which only gives basic details. I know that the family moved about a lot. Seemingly my grandfather was part time RUC and before marrying my grandmother served in the New York Police Department.(????)  Once again thanks very much.

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Re: Quinn's 39 Cumberland Street
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 11:20:39 PM »

William James Quinn birth in 1879 Belfast is confirmed in
"Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FBQB-8PF : 10 March 2018), BIRTHS entry for William James Quinn; citing Belfast, Jul - Sep 1879, vol. 1, p. 392, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,056.
 
however this is not confirmed for William James Quinn in https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/

however William Quinn b1879 Belfast is confirmed in
https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/
so more checking needed
keep going

Geraldine1234

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Re: Quinn's 39 Cumberland Street
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 11:38:55 PM »
Thank you for the information. I'm just sorry that I never questioned my dad more when he was alive . I think I will have to go to Groni to view his full birth certificate as he was born in 1927 and I believe you are unable to view them online. I think it is so lovely that other forum members are willing to help. My Grandfather is buried in Dundonald Cementary. The grave also contains my grandmother and three of my fathers siblings.

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Re: Quinn's 39 Cumberland Street
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 11:58:22 PM »

 I think I will have to go to Groni to view his full birth certificate as he was born in 1927 and I believe you are unable to view them online.

You can't view them on-line but you don't need to go into GRONI if you don't want to. You can order a copy of the certificate on-line and it'll be posted out to you.
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Geraldine1234

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Re: Quinn's 39 Cumberland Street
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 12:05:51 AM »
I checked William Quinn on irishgenology. When I clicked on the image it showed William James Quinn born 26th July 1879. Father John Quinn (hay hackler) mother Jane Finlay and an address 10 Belmont Street.   Possibility do you think?

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Re: Quinn's 39 Cumberland Street
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 08:11:17 AM »
     Iíd be inclined to get the 1927 birth certificate (which should have the fatherís occupation) and then from that you should be able to find the right marriage, and from that the family in the 1901 and 1911 censuses. Otherwise you are just crossing your fingers and hoping you have the right family.
 
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Geraldine1234

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Re: Quinn's 39 Cumberland Street
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2019, 08:43:09 AM »
Think your right. Would be nice also to find out whereabouts my dad was born. Thank you