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gabby

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lost grandmother
« on: April 03, 2008, 05:43:46 PM »
  hi  I've been searching for info on my lost grandmother roberta horner and finally have received information that  she was in the workhouse in lisburn road in 1928 where she had a son,  she entered the workhouse at the tender age of 21years old ( this info made me cry, to think that a poor girl  had no option other than this)on the 12th November 1927 and was there for 11weeks, after the birth of her child, she was discharged on the 24th Jan 1928 she obviously was taken in by someone maybe the father of the child? this child was my father William Horner. I would be very grateful if anyone has any information that might help me link my fathers  past together . On the official paper i have received from the records office it states that roberta was from the Presbyterian faith  and that the father of the child was from the Catholic faith so please if you think you might have the slightest of info or your from the horner family i would be eternally grateful for your help at being able to recognise this lady as my  lost grandmother many thanks  gabby 

Christopher

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Re: lost grandmother
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 01:12:25 PM »
Hi Gabby,

Roberta would have been five at the time of the 1911 Census.

There's a five year old Roberta listed at 16, Jamaica Street (Clifton, Antrim)

Horner Robert 27 Male
Horner Agnes 30 Female
Horner Roberta 5 Female
Horner Mildred 2 Female

Christopher


Rosemary Joan

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Re: lost grandmother
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 11:47:04 AM »
Just in case you think Robert and Agnes are your mother's parents, here are two marriages which might be them:
23 December 1904 St. Enochs Presbyterian Church
Robert Horner to Agnes Bovill
Shankhill Parish Belfast
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30 January 1903 in Sinclair Seamens Presbyterian Church,Shankill,Belfast
Robert James Horner to Agnes Moore
Keep these records in case they are of use later
RosemaryJoan
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Kateme

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Re: lost grandmother
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 12:48:57 AM »
Hi Gabby,

Roberta would have been five at the time of the 1911 Census.

There's a five year old Roberta listed at 16, Jamaica Street (Clifton, Antrim)

Horner Robert 27 Male
Horner Agnes 30 Female
Horner Roberta 5 Female
Horner Mildred 2 Female

Christopher

Gabby - Jamaica Street was in Ardoyne, a Catholic area.  I lived in Havana Street, next street over.
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Rosemary Joan

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Re: lost grandmother
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 11:15:04 AM »
However, the Robert Horner and family living in Jamaica Street in 1911 were Methodists. RosemaryJoan
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Kateme

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Re: lost grandmother
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009, 09:24:47 PM »
However, the Robert Horner and family living in Jamaica Street in 1911 were Methodists. RosemaryJoan
That wasn't uncommon Rosemary - we had people of both religions in our street. :)
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Re: lost grandmother
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009, 10:23:23 PM »
if they lived in jamaica street then you are better off being a protestant :)

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Re: lost grandmother
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009, 05:11:05 PM »
if they lived in jamaica street then you are better off being a protestant :)
I know there is a hidden meaning TBoy, but I'm darned if I can figure it out ???
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joethespo

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Re: lost grandmother
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2020, 05:34:24 PM »
Hello - I may be able to help with this.
Did you find out any more on this matter?
My grand mother was Roberta Horner
Please get in touch