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80sChild

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McConnell East Belfast
« on: October 01, 2019, 06:41:28 PM »
Hi all,

Iím going to chance my luck and ask for your help. I have very little information on this person, but I was told the people in here are great, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience.

I am currently searching through the death notices in the Belfast Telegraph in the hope I find familiar names (Ethel Victoria)

The name is: McConnell (female) (no forename, sorry)

DOB: She had a daughter in the 20s, so maybe early 1900s?

Address: East Belfast At the time of her passing (Beersbridge/Albertbridge Road area?)

Time of death: She passed away late 60s or early 70s

Facts I know: Her Daughterís name was Ethel Victoria, and she married a William (James) Rea

Sorry thatís all I have, and I understand that itís not much to go on.

Thank you for reading.


CMcG

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Re: McConnell East Belfast
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 10:04:54 PM »
Is this a possibility in the Belfast Telegraph of 26 July 1949?



Which reads across to the following grave:
https://dof.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialSearch.aspx?GraveSection=C5&GraveNumber=750&CemeteryName=Dundonald%20Cemetery

The Belfast Telegraph of 28 March 1970 carries a number of death notices for Martha McConnell placed by her children (I can reproduce them here if you can't access). 



The marriage below is for a William John McConnell and Martha Addison in Newtownbreda Church of Ireland on 22 April 1919, just throwing it in as a speculative possibility for the moment:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1919/09672/5507756.pdf

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Re: McConnell East Belfast
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 10:29:30 PM »
Oh my goodness CMcG, you are the ultimate superstar of superstars!

You have found exactly what am I looking for and so much more! (I can even read the handwriting on the certificate. Huge bonus!) I can not thank you enough for this <3

This has opened up so much for me, and I look forward to delving deeper.

Thank you so much!

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Re: McConnell East Belfast
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 10:39:33 PM »

Thank you so much!

 :-*

You're welcome.  :)

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Re: McConnell East Belfast
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 10:53:59 PM »
The Martha Addison in that 1919 marriage is the same one shown here:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Down/Victoria/Island_Street/1218359/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Down/Pottinger__part_of_/Grove_Street_East/221267/

Martha's 1897 birth and her parent's 1893 marriage:

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1897/02109/1802968.pdf

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1893/10604/5863144.pdf

This is just amazing CMcG! So much information for me to put into my tree. This side of my family was giving me such a headache, as I didn't know much. Thanks to you I have a wealth of information to use going forward.

I just love finding new surnames.

Thank you once again, and if I ever get stuck again I'll let you know!  :D :-*

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Re: McConnell East Belfast
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 11:13:49 PM »
No problem, just to round off, the following looks like a possibility for the McConnell side of that 1919 marriage, to note until you can rule in or out:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Down/Pottinger/Trillick_Street/1263031/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Down/Pottinger__part_of_/Trillick_Street/223766/

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1897/02132/1809860.pdf

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1889/10740/5916371.pdf

Wow, that is so interesting! You are too kind. Thank you so much once again!

I'm so looking forward to going through all those links, but from quick glance they look promising.

Can I ask, what does 'Full' mean on the marriage certificate?  I've seen this a few times, and assumed it meant legal?

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Re: McConnell East Belfast
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2019, 11:34:06 PM »
'Full' simply means having attained the age of 21, as reported on the day by the bride or groom (ie. it doesn't necessarily mean that they were).

Added: The point being that anyone not 21+ was a 'minor', requiring parental/guardian consent.

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Re: McConnell East Belfast
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2019, 11:41:37 PM »
'Full' simply means having attained the age of 21, as reported on the day by the bride or groom (ie. it doesn't necessarily mean that they were).

Thank you for everything CMcG! Your research skills are amazing, and I can not wait to throughly investigate the links, and most probably find another few 100 ancestors called William  :D

 :-*