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MonicaM

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Murtagh & Valente Family Jamaica Street Help
« on: February 14, 2021, 05:22:36 AM »
Looking for any information, stories or photos for my family tree. My name is Monica Murtagh, my father is Mario Murtagh (born 1949) in Belfast. His mother was Minnie Valente and his father George (Geordie) Murtagh. Dad seems sure his grandfathers name on his mumís side was Carmine Valente. He remembers his cousin Dominic Valente who he would play soccer with as well. Dad had a few brothers and sisters, Martin, Geordie, John, Michael, Bernadette (Bernie), Monica and Margerite - all Murtaghs. They lived on Jamaica Street, Ardoyne growing up. The Murphy family lived next door. Any info on either sides would be great 😊

L Kane

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Re: Murtagh & Valente Family Jamaica Street Help
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 11:14:36 AM »

Belfast Telegraph, 9 April 1929

Is this a possible relation?


MonicaM

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Re: Murtagh & Valente Family Jamaica Street Help
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 11:32:47 AM »
Thankyou so much for this  :)  Every little piece of information helps put the missing pieces of the puzzle together

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Re: Murtagh & Valente Family Jamaica Street Help
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 12:43:16 PM »
I just happened upon that info quickly but there are other members of this forum who are genealogical geniuses.

Hopefully, you will discover a lot more.


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Re: Murtagh & Valente Family Jamaica Street Help
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2021, 03:54:09 PM »
Anthony Valente marriage in 1906:
 
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1906/10123/5683270.pdf
 
And 1911:
 
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/St__Anne_s_Ward/Nelson_Street/133757/

Anthony is shown as born in Belfast on the above census but I canít find his family in the 1901 census nor a birth for him. I suspect he may have been born in Italy and perhaps arrived in Ireland after the 1901 census.

There was one other Valente family in Belfast in 1911.  I have no idea if they are connected but mention it in case they are. Silvestro was born in Italy and his wife was born in Scotland, but something evidently brought them to Belfast. Perhaps a family connection?

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Down/Pottinger__part_of_/Castlereagh_Road/220420/
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Re: Murtagh & Valente Family Jamaica Street Help
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2021, 06:43:03 PM »
There is a Valente in Dublin in 1901 ...  could be a relation? http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Dublin/Wood_Quay/Chancery_Lane/1341032/
There is also a Valento family in Belfast in 1901. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/St__Anne_s/Little_Patrick_Street/933741/
Could be connected, maybe/maybe not?



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Re: Murtagh & Valente Family Jamaica Street Help
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2021, 07:47:11 PM »
Wow! You hit the jackpot Breadbasket. Great thinking.

MonicaM

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Re: Murtagh & Valente Family Jamaica Street Help
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2021, 12:11:34 AM »
You guys are amazing! Iíve been able to link up so much more information 😊

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Re: Murtagh & Valente Family Jamaica Street Help
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2021, 09:36:57 AM »
Belfast Telegraph, 26 August 1969, Page 4

Your Grandfather's obituary

MonicaM

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Re: Murtagh & Valente Family Jamaica Street Help
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2021, 10:14:27 AM »
Thankyou so much for this. These are my dads grandparents  🧡 Marguerite was my dads sister

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Re: Murtagh & Valente Family Jamaica Street Help
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2021, 10:42:05 AM »
Monica,
You will see from other posts on the Forum that there is a member, ďMonkieskanflyĒ
Can I suggest that you contact them by PM and ask to share dozens of newspaper articles that I sent to them last August

MonicaM

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Re: Murtagh & Valente Family Jamaica Street Help
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2021, 11:10:14 PM »
I will do that, thankyou  :)