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Colwood

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Miller, Donnelly, Mclaughlin, Bailey, Bannon families
« on: July 24, 2020, 09:26:19 AM »
Hi
i hope someone may be able to help me.. i am searching for relatives of my Grandfather Henry Anthony Miller who was born in Belfast on 19 April 1914 (at 15 Cawnpore st, Belfast) he had several brothers and sisters (James, Joseph, Samuel, Mary and Susan)  his father was Samuel Miller (b 24 July 1889 in Perth st, Belfast...parents John Miller/millar and Susan Bailey) who married a Mary Eleanor Donnelly (b 29 July 1886 in Colligan st, Belfast..parents Joseph Donnelly and Mary Jane mclaughlin) on 22 Feb 1908 at st Paulís RC church on falls road.A strict catholic.. he was a sergeant in the Royal Ulster rifles and was sent over here just before WW2 where he met and married my grandmother Ellen Orsbourn.Because she was Church of England, the day they got married his family disowned him and never spoke to him again..I therefore have no idea what happened to the family..itís only through ancestry (DNA) and other websites Iíve got this information, if anyone is related to any of the above Iíd love to hear from you, my mother and uncle must have aunts and Uncles and Cousins in and around Belfast who they have never known..
I believe Mary Donnelly had a sister Theresa who married a John Bannon and had a son Joseph b 17 Oct 1918 in grosvenor place,

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Keith M

Elwyn

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Re: Miller, Donnelly, Mclaughlin, Bailey, Bannon families
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 11:52:25 AM »
Samuel Miller with his widowed mother in 1901:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Woodvale_Ward/Sugarfield_Street/987449/
 
Hereís Henry Montgomery Millerís birth in 1887:

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1887/02552/1944215.pdf
 
Itís interesting that you say that Henry was a staunch Catholic because as you will see from the 1901 census his father was actually brought up as a Presbyterian. Quite definitely a Protestant denomination. By 1911 Samuel was a ďFree thinker.Ē He married in an RC church so presumably his wifeís denomination eventually prevailed in the family.
 
Samuel Miller & family in the 1911 census:
 
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Falls/Leoville_Street/173877/
 
 
Theresa Donnellyís marriage to John Bannon in 1917:
 
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1917/09750/5538499.pdf[/font]

Miller is such a common name it will be really hard tracing the family forward. There are dozens of Millers/Millars in Belfast in the street directories. Hopefully one of them will spot your post.
Elwyn

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Re: Miller, Donnelly, Mclaughlin, Bailey, Bannon families
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 01:24:12 PM »
Hi Elwyn.

Thankyou so much for the information you supplied, I did not have the Miller 1901 census at all that has helped me so much with my grandfathers uncles and aunts.

I am only going on my mothers/uncles story of their father as he died in 1996. All I do know for sure is that they know nothing about their Irish roots at all, so everything Iím learning now is helping them out even at their age now.

Regards,
Keith