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Alan222

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McCann of Bangor
« on: August 03, 2020, 11:29:22 AM »
Hi, I am looking into the career of Patrick McCann, who was Glentoran captain just over a century ago. I believe he had three children, Patrick, Ellen and Luke and lived in Crosby Street in Bangor. Would there be any relatives still around in the Bangor / Greater Belfast area?

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Re: McCann of Bangor
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 03:07:43 PM »
There was a luke McCann who lived in Alfred Street Bangor he has passed away but i think his widow still lives there

Elwyn

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Re: McCann of Bangor
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 07:16:35 PM »
Don't know if this McCann is connected:

McCann, Emily of 9 Crosby Street Bangor county Down widow died 16 December 1959 at Ards Hospital Newtownards county Down Administration Belfast 16 September to Kathleen McCann spinster. Effects £738 5s. 9d.
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Re: McCann of Bangor
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 08:09:40 PM »
Yes, Emily was Patrick's wife. He died in 1935.

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Re: McCann of Bangor
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 08:13:09 PM »
PRONI should have the probate file in paper format. Emily died intestate (no will) but the file should contain details of next of kin.  The executor was Kathleen McCann who looks likely to be a relative.
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Re: McCann of Bangor
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 08:20:19 AM »
Kathleen was married to a luke McCann who was steward at the British Legion in Bangor

Alan222

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Re: McCann of Bangor
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2020, 12:55:21 PM »
Thanks. I know there was a son called Luke born in 1919 - would this fit the age of the Luke at the British Legion?

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Re: McCann of Bangor
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2020, 04:54:57 PM »
Yes it would be

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Re: McCann of Bangor
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2020, 11:08:44 AM »
hi Alan you will used the big book Glentoran, a complete record by Roy France. Sheffield, Westwick, 2001. xi,496p : ill. ; 25 cm. ISBN 0901100412 copy in Linenhall library Belfast at 500 pages but that wouldnt cover his family life.[/font][/size]
I found a marriage record for a  Patrick McCann m 1914 Belfast Emily see in detail in https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/  or its another Emily


I found his Club career  see https://www.worldfootball.net/player_summary/paddy-mccann/
12/1910 - 06/1917       Glentoran Belfast  Defender
07/1906 - 11/1910       Belfast Celtic        Defender
So I think he was only in mid twenties when he retired.   I checked the Index to British newspaper but found no obituaries there are only a handful at most of mentions of him
good luck in your quest 


You could ask the publishers of the 1970 bangor directory for other editions or try white pages for Bangor see the 100 McCann list at https://www.192.com/people/search/?multilocation=true&sk=9c4943ee-0871-4ca4-ace4-692abe5719c5&location=Bangor%20Co%20Down&district=Bangor&region=Central%20/%20Northern&country=Northern%20Ireland&gre=163806&grn=534675&distance=446378
good luck in your quest 


Alan222

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Re: McCann of Bangor
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2020, 10:56:50 AM »
Hi Jim

He married Emily (nee Reynolds) in 1915 in Bangor. Played a few games in 1915-16 and then retired. Think he was born on 01/02/1881 in Belfast.

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Re: McCann of Bangor
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2020, 11:14:36 PM »
Hi there

My grandfather was Luke McCann, b. 1919 and died in January 1988. He was married to my grandmother, Kathleen, who passed away in 2015 after a short illness. I was very fond of her but I never knew my grandfather (I was born in 1992). They lived in 10 Alfred St. My grandfather, I believe, grew up in 9 Crosby Street. I think had brothers named Joe, John and Paddy, and sisters Nell, Kathleen and Maureen. My mum has her grandfatherís cap from his days playing for Glentoran. Iíll see if I can find more information out for you.

Alan222

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Re: McCann of Bangor
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2020, 09:29:39 AM »
Hi

Thanks for the information. I am doing research for a book about Glentoran from the time that your great-grandfather was captain. The book is almost complete but if you have any information, photographs, photos of caps, medals etc, could you contact me via the personal messenger?

Many thanks

Alan