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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Looking for Smythe/Cassidy/Martin
« Last post by CMcG on Today at 03:56:19 AM »

... At time of adoption, mums address was then shown as 28 Ashley Gardens, Belfast - have found a record of a Jordan Francis living here, but no other details ...


And another speculative punt...  Street directory entries for Ashley Gardens Belfast show that the Jordan surname at number 28 stradded both sides of the 1954 adoption date, for example:

1943: 28. Jordan, Francis J.
1951: 28. Jordan, Francis J.
1960: 28. Jordan, Mrs. Maureen

Source: http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/index.htm

The forename/surname combination of Maureen Jordan isn't that common in Belfast and I'm wondering if the one at 28 Ashley Gardens in 1960 could be the same family mentioned in newspaper articles of that era - that Maureen Jordan had a son Tony and daughters Maureen and Pat in the 1940s, the family operated an employment agency in Belfast in the early 1960s before moving into the whole area of fashion modelling and fashion and wedding retail, I imagine some folk reading this will remember their shops 'Happy Brides', 'Mark Anthony' and 'Babalu' at Church Lane in Belfast in the 1960s/70s.

Mightn't be the right Maureen Jordan, but mentioning it on the offchance, so that it can either be eliminated or trigger new leads...

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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Looking for Smythe/Cassidy/Martin
« Last post by CMcG on Today at 03:51:09 AM »

... From an ancestry DNA kit we know she's linked to the Cassidy/Smythe family from Monaghan, just can't figure out how. Mum's birth certificate listed 31 Leeson Park Avenue, Dublin as address - have found a record in 1944 showing a Charles Cassidy living here, although no one in the Cassidy family has any idea who that is, and can't find any further records for him ...


An article in the Irish Independent of 1942 about the export of lorries to Northern Ireland mentioned a Charles Cassidy of Leeson Park Avenue Dublin (number unspecified) and described him as a 62 year old commercial traveller, there are only about 4 people with that name in the relevant age group in the 1911 census, I wondered about these 2 brothers from County Cavan, a good distance from Monaghan but at least in the right direction:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/North_City/Henry_St_/45137/

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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Johnston Family of Shankill area
« Last post by CMcG on Today at 03:04:56 AM »

... We know he had an uncle Edward Johnston who married Ellen Gregg, and they had a daughter Sarah aka Sally, who emigrated to America. Any help would be greatly appreciated ...

A US social security index entry exists for a Sarah Cook born 1923 in Belfast, died 3 April 2007, parents listed as Edward Johnston and Ellen Gregg, the same person was naturalised in Lubbock, Texas in 1950, having previously married Texan-born (Claude) William Cook in Belfast on 7 August 1943 and flown to Fort Fairfield, Maine, in 1946.  Claude William Cook and Sarah Johnston had a daughter Linda Ellen in 1948. Sarah's parents Edward Johnston and Ellen Gregg were married in Belfast on 12 October 1922.
 

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Belfast Chat / Brutally shocking BELFAST HOMELESSNESS
« Last post by WarnerSig on Yesterday at 07:32:31 PM »
i had sky at my old address and it was awful.

Speeds where up and down and just kept cutting off all the time. Sometimes it was for days which was shocking. But now im with virgin and there soo much better.
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Johnston Family of Shankill area
« Last post by CMcG on Yesterday at 05:52:26 PM »
Hello :)

If the following 1910 marriage is a possibility ...
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1910/09997/5635629.pdf

... then this 1911 census return looks like the parents (John Johnston & Margaret Baxter) & siblings ...
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/St__Anne_s_Ward/Glenmachan_Street/160712/

And in 1901 ...
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Shankill_Ward/Leopold_Street/984966/

Do you think this is the right line and is it the sort of information you are seeking?
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by SIXTYNINER on Yesterday at 04:59:01 PM »
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[font=]HI  LIZ   HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE WHEELTRAN TO GET OUT TO SEE YOUR FRIENDS ?  I KNOW THE WEATHER IS NOT GREAT BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO BE ABLE TO MEET FOR A COFFEE . [/font]
[font=]HI JEAN,  I WILL BE GETTING IT ON MONDAY AND THAT DAY IS  GOING TO BE VERY COLD.  I WISH NOW I DID NOT HAVE TO GO OUT. HA.   WE MEET IN MCD'S IN WALMART.  MY OTHER FRIEND IS COMING HOME TOMORROW FROM MEXICO, BOY WILL THEY FEEL THE DIFFERENCE.   DO YOU KNOW I ONLY FOUND THE TENNIS  FOUR DAYS AFTER IT STARTED AND I WENT UP AND DOWN THAT TV LISTING.   I WAS WATCHING IT THIS MORNING .  I  HOPE YOUSE HAVE A GREAT TIME  NEXT WEEK AND COULD YOU FIND ROOM IN YOUR SUITCASE FOR ME.  WELL MAYBE NOT HA.   HAVE A NICE DAY.  LIZ :-* [/font]
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Last post by Dargan on Yesterday at 03:35:46 PM »
Cheers, Dot. I always think it might be worth applying to people like this, for they've obviously some very human qualities. They looked like lovely, right-minded people. I loved the way the woman said she could take anyone out who might try to rob her. Good for her, the pillocks will think twice.
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Belfast Genealogy / Johnston Family of Shankill area
« Last post by marjoy on Yesterday at 03:31:15 PM »
Hello, we are looking for the family of John Johnston born in Belfast in 1913 to John Johnston and Mary nee Johnston. He came to England before 1936 when he married Ivy Thompson in West Ham, London. He was an engineer by trade as was his father. His parents lived at 72 Orkney Street in 1913. We know he had an uncle Edward Johnston who married Ellen Gregg, and they had a daughter Sarah aka Sally, who emigrated to America. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Anyone who knows there wherabouts of those fabulously wealthy people in Moira who have just won millions, please let me know on P.M., as I'd like to write to them to see if they would buy and renovate Depot Terrace and save it from oblivion. I believe they were prepared to give out money to good causes, and maybe they might be struck by the plight of the shore Road and the loss of its heritage. I'm sure they might earn themselves a title on account of good works some time in the future. They look the type.  :hi:

that would be one splendid gesture Dargan        .       :)
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just read about this academy a girl sorry woman i know of who went to st nicholas primary carrickfergus went to this academy way   1960s big smile head of curly hair sweet little voice slight build good manners name  sandra jefferies married barry donnan moved to brisbane australia in approx 1971 or 2 she is on facebook using sandra jefferies
I knew Sandra Jefferies  she was there when I was
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