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tbear

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William Greer
« on: June 06, 2019, 02:45:59 PM »
Hi.
 I've just noticed apost from a few years ago from June51, regarding William Greer.  {my grandfather was William Greer married to Isabella and they lived on Snugville Street.  Could this be him?  If so, do you have any information on him?  He also had a brother George Greer who owned a pub on the Shankill).

I think this is my father's brother who also had a brother George who was linked to the brewery trade. My dad's name was Samuel Henry Greer.
Has anyone any further info?

Many thanks for any assistance.

Bill.

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Re: William Greer
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 07:08:01 PM »
Hi.
 I've just noticed apost from a few years ago from June51, regarding William Greer.  {my grandfather was William Greer married to Isabella and they lived on Snugville Street.  Could this be him?  If so, do you have any information on him?  He also had a brother George Greer who owned a pub on the Shankill).

I think this is my father's brother who also had a brother George who was linked to the brewery trade. My dad's name was Samuel Henry Greer.
Has anyone any further info?

Many thanks for any assistance.

Bill.

Welcome Bill,

If I remember correctly there was a pub called 'The Wee House', at the junction of Berlin Street and James Street, owned by a man called Greer. Not sure if this helps ?  ???
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Re: William Greer
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 02:53:01 PM »
Thanks Billy. I'll look into that.

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Billy Greer.

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Re: William Greer
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 04:21:04 PM »
Just putting this out to see if it rings any bells. A William Greer from Belfast married an Isabel Steenson on 14 July 1925 in Nelson Memorial Presbyterian Church, William's father was recorded in the marriage registration as Sam Greer, Boot Maker. I'm guessing that the William in that 1925 marriage was the same person in the following 1911 census return for Riga Street (brother 'Gorbe' = George):
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Shankill/Riga_Street/152608/

The same family in the census 10 years earlier:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Shankhill/Derry_Street/948373/
   
The parents in the above census returns, Samuel Greer and Margaret McNally, were married in Albert Street Presbyterian Church in 1888:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1888/10754/5922099.pdf

Does any of this have a familiarity?


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Re: William Greer
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 02:17:56 AM »

Just putting this out to see if it rings any bells. A William Greer from Belfast married an Isabel Steenson on 14 July 1925 in Nelson Memorial Presbyterian Church, William's father was recorded in the marriage registration as Sam Greer, Boot Maker. I'm guessing that the William in that 1925 marriage was the same person in the following 1911 census return for Riga Street (brother 'Gorbe' = George):
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Shankill/Riga_Street/152608/

The same family in the census 10 years earlier:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Shankhill/Derry_Street/948373/
   
The parents in the above census returns, Samuel Greer and Margaret McNally, were married in Albert Street Presbyterian Church in 1888:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1888/10754/5922099.pdf

Does any of this have a familiarity?


Again clutching at possibilities, is the person in the following December 1969 death notice the same William as mentioned above?



Other death notices for William indicate that he had a son Samuel who worked in the Stores Department of I.C.L. and was a member of the South Belfast Homing Pigeon Society.