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Just to let Roycraw and locomotive know that we've made contact with someone else who remembers the wreckage at Greencastle and who is going to ask around to see if there are any images. If any turn up, we'll cross that bridge of getting the images to you in some way or other.  :hi:
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: John Kennedy Death 1858 - 1861
« Last post by monkieskanfly on Today at 12:45:25 PM »
oh and I was also using a site called Emerald Ancestors many moons ago too.

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Belfast Genealogy / Re: John Kennedy Death 1858 - 1861
« Last post by monkieskanfly on Today at 12:44:28 PM »
Thank you for your reply JimG

I have got most of my FH from working back off my Grandfather's birth certificate.
From his birth cert i was able to get his parents names and obtain their wedding certificate and got names of their fathers.
With a name of my GG Grandfather being Adam I was able to obtain a birth entry for my G.Grandfather - which gave name of both his parents
With their names I was able to get a marriage record of Adam and Mary. On the record I noticed she was widowed and her name was Kennedy and her Father Isaac Williamson.
So I searched for a marriage of Mary Williamson with surname of other party as Kennedy and got the one for John Kennedy and Mary Williamson.
Then I searched to see if there were any kids - which showed up John, Isaac and Mary Ann.

I found this information out a long time ago, I think I had been searching via Roots Ireland too.

Mary went on to have a further 5 children (what I can see) with Adam. Their final one being my G.Grandfather Abraham.  Mary sadly died when he was just 2 in 1873 on Christmas Eve and is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

Solomon is the brother of Adam. There is a good gap in ages between these two and I have suspected for a long time that there might be siblings between them. In the backburner I have names of: William, Jane, Thomas and John to look into to see if they are siblings.

A load of years ago I did do some research into Solomon. I know he married Margaret, also widowed. It would seem that he had some sort of yard with property. He went bankrupt.  His wife died and then he died. Their Daughter was then place into care and died at 11 years old.  she is buried in Clifton street cemetery. I stopped looking into them to focus on my G.Grandfather Abraham and now more recently, to see what happened to the first husband of his Mother, Mary. Without John's passing, my family as we know it wouldn't be here and I find that very interesting.  I want to be able to pay respects to him when I tell my family the history of our family.
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: John Kennedy Death 1858 - 1861
« Last post by JimG on Today at 12:00:58 PM »


SHE is Mary xxxxxxxxxx daughter of Isaac xxxxxxxxxx a labourer
 
she m1 16 July 1855, Belfast John Kennedy  d >1861there are 6 John Kennedy listed in online PRONI Streey DirectoriesDirectories ishttps://streetdirectories.proni.gov.uk/media/fM1jBXfVt4hXxyYncYjcXA..a?ts=_5I-62e-tFLGIHMf6OjpVQ..a son of john Kennedy a labourer.
both used their mark in marriage see irish genealogy civil records and agree to their request
children
John Kennedy 1855
Isaac Kennedy 1857
Mary Anne 1859.
SHE aged 27 m2 6 january 1861, Belfast she’s G.G.GF
 Adam Willis 6 Jan 1861  son of Abraham Willisaddress for both 41 Millfield Belfast both used their mark
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1888/02512/1931180.pdf
The street directory for 1861 has Mary Kennedy as occupier of No 41 I noticed a Solomon Willia Hay and sraw dealer living at No 51.  in 1843 is
Willis, John, Boot and Shoe Maker, 95 Millfield.

So your wondering if there'd be a record of what happened to her first husband John Ke nnedy?  your guessing he died between late 1858 and 1860. he is not listed in https://dof.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/

I would try http://www.belfasthistoryproject.com/cliftonstreetcemetery/ for anybody med and earlier1800s you will need to download there are 3 pdf files which include text and much more remember the material is copyright so dont publish without getting agreement

you don’t help us responders with your FH work eg how do you know the 3 kennedy children dates and the identity of SHE.   I wont reply to your next queries unless you give such information in your quests, so  cheerio until you do.
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Alexander Greer d 1882 short strand
« Last post by Elwyn on Today at 11:27:52 AM »
Stinley,
 
An afterthought. You mentioned that most of George’s family moved to Glasgow. Did George go to Glasgow and did he die in Scotland? If so, Scottish death certificates normally contain both parents names. That’d be a way of cross checking you have the right parents.
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Excise Street, Grosvenor Road.
« Last post by brisamar on Today at 11:02:53 AM »
The other lady needs to be a quick mover to get her man
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Alexander Greer d 1882 short strand
« Last post by Elwyn on Today at 09:36:53 AM »
Birth certificates only started in Ireland in 1864. According to both censuses George was born well before that ie c 1858, so you won’t get a birth certificate for him. All you can hope for is a baptism. I suspect the 2 baptisms you have found relate to the couple who married in 1850. She was Mary Begley nee Clements.
 
If the parents had married in a Register Office then that would not have been recognised as a valid marriage in the eyes of the RC church. Hence the mother being described as Bagley, and as a widow in the baptism record you found.
 
The above couple do appear to have had a child named George since he was the informant at his mother’s death. You could try going through the original Ballymacarrett baptisms say 1856 – 1860 on the nli site in case rootsireland missed George:
 
https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0393
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Alexander Greer d 1882 short strand
« Last post by Stinley on Today at 09:16:30 AM »
Thanks, Elwyn.

All this more or less corroborates my line of thinking, but wasn't 100% sure on any of it.

George is my verifiable ancestor, and think Alexander d. 1882 is his father, but can't find George's birth cert or baptism.

Found the following on Roots Ireland:

Robert, baptised 1852 in St Matthew's (Ballymacarrett, i.e. where Mountpottinger Rd is located) - father Alexander, mother Mary Bagley (widow... believe her surname to be Clement/s)

Thomas, baptised 1854 St Matthews, same parents.

These might be brothers of George. Thomas is the name of a son in the 1911 census, and Alexander in the 1901.

Alexander/Alec was a name in our family, an uncle of my mother (Alec Lundy), unusual first name in the Short Strand. I think Alexander d. 1882 the sea captain was Protestant and Mary Catholic - children brought up Catholic. George married Rose Herdman, who also had Protestant relatives.

Keen to know if anyone else is working on this family, or if Alexander's naval/shipping career can be traced. It says he died a sea captain in 1882, so you'd think there'd be some sort of log of it, but haven't found anything.

I'll try Milltown.

Thanks again for writing, Elwyn!

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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by mcd on Today at 03:22:40 AM »
HI ALL, JUST A QUICK LOOK IN,  I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND

TAKE CARE XOXOXO


Hi Ruby. Hope you and the mister are well and not climbing the walls 😉

Thankfully the weather is decent and we can at least get outside
Take it easy hugs 🤗
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by mcd on Today at 03:13:49 AM »
HI GUYS,  SORRY I HAVE NOT BEEN ON FOR A FEW DAYS, DID NOT REALISE  IT HAD BEEN A FEW DAYS.  ANYWAY WE HAD OUR SECOND SHOT LAST FRIDAY.   SO MAYBE WITH THIS NEW   "SHOT" THING WE'LL HAVE EVERYONE DONE  SOON.  HERE'S HOPING.   AS NOT TOO MUCH HAPPENS AROUND HERE I DON'T HAVE MUCH TO TELL HA.  MY FRIEND  AND HER  FRIENDS  HAVE GONE  MALL WALKING THIS MORNING , ONLY IT'S ROUND THE OUTSIDE  NOT INSIDE HA.   HUGS TO YOU ALL.  KEEP WELL AND STAY SAFE.   LIZ    :-* :-*


HI LIZ.  I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT THE DAYS ROLLING INTO ONE  ITS HARD TO KEEP TRACK  WE HAVE NO ROUTINE ANYMORE  AND OTHER THAN THIS BLINKING VIRUS THERE IS NOTHING. MUCH TO TALK ABOUT   
DID I MENTION I GOT THE SHOT  WAS FINE THAT NIGHT THE. NEXT DAY I WAS A MESS

SAD. NEWS TODAY ABOUT  THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH   I DONT THINK MEGAN WILL MAKE THE TRIP OVER !BEING HEAVILY PREGNANT  BUT I HOPE HARRY MAKES IT FOR THE SAKE OF HIS GRANDMOTHER

I HAVE TO GET SOME NEW LINERS FOR THE HANGING BASKETS  CANT WAIT TO GET STARTED

LOT OF BIRDS ABOUT AND JUST NOTICED THE OSPREY IS BACK  FIXING UP THE NEST BEFORE THE FEMALE ARRIVES .

SEEN A RED SQUIRREL YESTERDAY  FIRST TIME SEEING ONE HERE

HOPE YOUR HANGING IN AND STAYING OUT OF TROUBLE  HA HA  🤗 🤗 🤗

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