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deirdre

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1.Queens Elms 1800s
« on: February 29, 2020, 04:05:45 PM »
Hi, I'm trying to find out if Queens Elms Belfast was always student accodation and part of Queens university..i have a record for a relative working as a maid at no.1 Queens Elms..or was it a hotel?..i tried one street directory and no 1 was vacant..thanks in advance

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Re: 1.Queens Elms 1800s
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 07:39:19 PM »
 ..Fitzwilliam Street intersects
                        Fitzwilliam Place
 71. Wheeler, F., mineral water manufacturer
 73. Kamcke, J. T., handkerchief manufacturer
 75. Mitchell, Alexander
                            Queen's Elms
 77. MacLaine, Alex., J.P.
 79. Gaffikin, Mrs. Mary
   "   Gaffikin, Dr. Prudence
 81. Vacant
 83. Connor, Chas. C., J.P.
 85. Vacant
 87. Carr, Miss
 89. Wilkinson, Sir Hiram
  "    Wilkinson, Rev. T. G.
 ...Elmwood Avenue intersects

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Re: 1.Queens Elms 1800s
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2020, 07:50:32 PM »
The University then decided to demolish the Queen's Elms building at the corner of University Road and Elmwood Avenue, and build a new Union from scratch, which was opened in 1967.[/font][/size][5][/color][/font]

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Re: 1.Queens Elms 1800s
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 03:55:39 PM »
Thanks bjay.. the address I'm looking for was number 1,Queens Elms and who lived there 1889

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Re: 1.Queens Elms 1800s
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 08:18:17 PM »
1890 street directory
                               Queen's Elms
   1. MacLaine, Alex., J.P.
   2. Lepper, Mrs.
   3. Sprott, W., linen manufacturer
   5. McBride, R., linen merchant
   6. Reid, James Seaton, M.D.
   7. Gaffikin, Thos., J.P., T.C.

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Re: 1.Queens Elms 1800s
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2020, 08:20:21 PM »
Great thank you so much..justice of the peace..am I right?

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2020, 09:00:02 PM »
1861 - Alex McLaine seems to have been a shipbuilder with a yard in the Docks area.
CouncillorsWm. John Johnston, Ann Street.Wm. Cowan Heron, Albert Square.William Bell, York Street.James Baxter Ferguson, Unity Street.Alexander McLaine, Corporation Street.Wm. H. Malcolm, Donegall Quay.

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Re: 1.Queens Elms 1800s
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2020, 09:04:56 PM »
Great stuff thank you..my brother in-laws great grandparents both give that address on the marriage record..he was a Butler and she a maid..i guess it was all happening below stairs :D

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2020, 09:09:12 PM »


 1820 at least two shipbuilding firms were operating on the banks at the mouth of the River Lagan, William Ritchie's and another belonging to his brother Hugh who had branched out in partnership with a compatriot of his, Alexander McLaine. It was this latter firm, under the name of Ritchie and McLaine, which had the distinction in 1820 of launching the first steamboat built in Ireland. Appropriately enough she was named "BELFAST" and was 115 feet long, 20 feet broad, of about 200 tons capacity, and driven by two engines of 70 horsepower.[/font]

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Re: 1.Queens Elms 1800s
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2020, 09:11:11 PM »
bjay you are a star,this us great..thank you