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« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2020, 11:29:38 PM »
It looks like Margaret died early:

https://dof.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialSearch.aspx?GraveSection=B1&GraveNumber=120&CemeteryName=Dundonald%20Cemetery

1943:


1945:


All the addresses coming back so far, are for a specific area of East Belfast (eg. Denorrton Park - which was the home of Robert's parents Robert senior and Isabel - Holywood Road, Circular Road).

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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2020, 04:17:43 PM »
 
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« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2020, 04:19:39 PM »
 

    Great stuff CMcC,   When I grow up I want to be a hunter like you. :clapping:
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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2020, 04:32:42 PM »
 
   Hotel Pickie and Man utd. team.

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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2020, 06:21:17 PM »

  Oh boy,  you got me now,  somewhere in my records I think I had Neill married to a Mary Preston ?.

  Interesting info on Margaret Jane, I wonder if my cousin Donald McConnell, son of Edith Montgomery, first stayed with her when he went to S.Africa to live in Joburg.

   The question is who was the Aunt Jane my father referred to on Agincourt.?

   The more you learn eh!.

   
 
 

I think I found the mistake i,e, Neill married,   His mother,s maiden name was Preston ( Edith Morrison.) 

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« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2020, 11:50:44 PM »


  As for Fred, I have him married to a Jennifer McHarg, 24-12-1910 clifton st presby. he would have been 21-22 at the time and working in the Yard as a  Plater.  No sign of kids.
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« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2020, 12:09:23 AM »
 

I think I found the mistake i,e, Neill married,   His mother,s maiden name was Preston ( Edith Morrison.)


Yes indeed:

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1900/02011/1772517.pdf

 
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« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2020, 12:52:55 AM »
THIS "aunt jane "   thingie still bugs me, shes living at 94 agincourt ave from 1943 as mrs j brown ?

 now if my da was calling her aunt jane she must have been married to either James, Charles, or Ernest brown sons of robert and sarah. and cant have been margaret jane the sister. unless shes bluffing and calling herself mrs instead of miss. ::)
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« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2020, 08:30:25 AM »

  As for Fred, I have him married to a Jennifer McHarg, 24-12-1910 clifton st presby. he would have been 21-22 at the time and working in the Yard as a  Plater.  No sign of kids.


Yes, he married Jennie Meharg and they went on to have at least 4 children:

- Robert James Brown in 1911:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1911/01532/1621143.pdf

- Kathleen Meharg Brown in 1913:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1913/01433/1587806.pdf

- Edith Gladys Brown in 1915:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1915/01362/1561720.pdf

- Margaret Brown in 1918:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1919/01258/1522556.pdf

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« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2020, 10:10:39 AM »

THIS "aunt jane "   thingie still bugs me, shes living at 94 agincourt ave from 1943 as mrs j brown ?...


I suspect that it may simply have been Frederick's wife Jennie Meharg.

When Frederick and Jennie had their daughter Edith Gladys in 1915, their address was 47 Carmel Street, in fact, from the street directories available online, it looks like they lived there a while, for Frederick was listed at 47 Carmel Street up to the 1932 directory.

'Brown, Mrs. J.' appears against 94 Agincourt Avenue from the 1939 directory onwards. At this point, you should note that Carmel Street and Agincourt Avenue actually intersect at no. 94, ie. 94 Agincourt Avenue is on the corner of Carmel Street.

Now this is where it gets interesting.  The name of the persons occupying: (1) 47 Carmel Street in the next directory after 1932; and (2) 94 Agincourt Avenue in the previous directory before 1939... are in fact one and the same person, it's someone with a quite distinct name and occupation combination.  To put it another way, here are the two year listings for each address: 

Agincourt Avenue
1932: 94. Megary, T., stone cutter
1939: 94. Brown, Mrs. J.

Carmel Street
1932: 47. Browne, Fred., plater
1939: 47. Megarry, T., stone cutter

From where I'm sitting, it looks like Frederick and Jennie swapped houses with Mr Megarry some time between 1932 and 1939, with Jennie's name going onto the rent book during that process. That sort of thing did happen, I've encountered it before.  You can view the two years here yourself:

1932:
https://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/BSD1932.htm

1939:
https://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/BSD1939.htm

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« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2020, 04:46:17 PM »
 
  It  never occured to me that she could be Fred,s wife. She was still there in 1960. I thought they would have moved to Bangor,but maybe not. The house, I knew,

 was on the corner and was a big attic house. Next door at #92 was W.Montgomery, who I think was William Francis.

I understand about the names on the rent books as my grandmother Lizzie used it and I know my cousin George Brown,s family lived at #31 Carmel st , in the 50s but are not listed.

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« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2020, 04:47:29 PM »


  Thanks for the heads up on their children.
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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2020, 08:06:56 PM »
https://www.flickr.com/photos/manchesterunitedman1/33534690723

This is more info on the Man Utd team in the previous photo. If you scroll down it gives the details of players and directors of the 1948 touring team.
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« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2020, 08:08:58 PM »
Another photo of the Hotel, used as a American service club during the war.

https://wartimeni.com/location/co-down/bangor/hotel-pickie/
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« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2020, 08:25:35 PM »
 

     [size=78%]https://www.ruralretro.co.uk/blog/read_183728/old-bleach-linen-company.html[/size]

     Lots of photos of people of Randalstown.
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