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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Searching family tree for McColl
« Last post by CMcG on Yesterday at 11:44:48 AM »
For the moment, this (below) is looking like a potential 'maybe' for the Walsh family in 1901 and 1911:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Down/Victoria/Fox_Street/1217983/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Down/Victoria__part_of_/Church_Street_East/224563/

I believe the parents here may be Patrick Walsh who married Kate Feeney on 18 April 1891 in St. Matthew's RC Church Belfast, they had a daughter Johanna the previous year in Belfast:

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1890/02411/1899101.pdf

And if you go looking, you'll find civil birth registrations for the other children, eg.

Mary: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1888/02519/1933716.pdf
Sarah: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1895/02208/1834064.pdf
Alice: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1898/02087/1796201.pdf

That's my best guess for now.

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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Unemployment Benefit 1926
« Last post by Bread Basket on Yesterday at 11:36:57 AM »
I wonder if any of you can help me please.
Someone sent me a small paragraph from the Northern Whig 25 Nov 1926 which states.

John O’Neill (my Grandfather) from Bradford Sq. was prosecuted at the Belfast Summons Court yesterday for making a false declaration in order to secure Unemployment Benefit by declaring that his son Arthur was attending Donegal St National School, whereas he was struck off the roll in 1924. The form was lodged in April 1926.
There were four summonses in all, and defendant was fined 5s in each.

Why would my Grandfather have received Unemployment Benefit because his son was at school? Uncle Arthur was born on Jun 15 1912.  I am also wondering why he would have been at a school on Donegal St. .I am sure my Dad attended St Joseph’s. .mind you he was much younger.

I love these human interest stories ;)

Eileen

Hi Eileen,
When you say St Joseph’s do you mean Earl St school?
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Deaths of mother and daughter,Belfast, 1922.
« Last post by Whitethorn on Yesterday at 11:27:15 AM »
Thank you very much BreadBasket. A really tragic story. I appreciate you taking the time to send these on.

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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Searching family tree for McColl
« Last post by CMcG on Yesterday at 11:23:43 AM »
Tracking back Johanna... the 1915 marriage I previously posted showed her father as Patrick Walsh, a labourer. Confirmation below that her parents were Patrick and Catherine Walsh of 18 Crumlin Road, also mention of Mary, Sarah, Alice and Elizabeth Walsh:



Confirmation of sisters' names in these 1931 and 1933 death notices (note how 'Walsh' and 'Welsh' get interchanged):





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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Unemployment Benefit 1926
« Last post by Elwyn on Yesterday at 11:08:00 AM »
     Eileen,
 
I don’t have any authoritative source to say what the rules were in 1926 but it sounds as though, to be eligible for the benefit, you probably had to have dependent children. And the definition of dependent probably meant still at school. (If they had left school, arguably they could work and might not be seen as dependent). So he lied about Arthur attending school to qualify.
 
Today you sometimes see people getting into trouble for making claims based on living alone and having no other support or assistance, but Social Security investigators discover a partner or lodger living at the same address. Same sort of issue. Not being candid about your true circumstances.
 
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Searching family tree for McColl
« Last post by CMcG on Yesterday at 11:03:11 AM »
Johanna McColl died in 1983 and was buried at Roselawn Cemetery (grave U 853):

https://dof.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialRecordDetails.aspx?RecordID=9057.13550

In the same grave is her son-in-law 'Bobby' Johnston previously mentioned:

https://dof.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialSearch.aspx?GraveSection=U&GraveNumber=853&CemeteryName=Roselawn%20Cemetery





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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Searching family tree for McColl
« Last post by CMcG on Yesterday at 10:59:43 AM »

Sadly, the news isn't good on David McColl/McCool, he was killed by a car in January 1974:



Here are a couple of the various death notices placed:



David McColl/McCool is buried at Roselawn Cemetery (grave C 544) with his wife and her parents :

https://dof.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialSearch.aspx?GraveSection=C&GraveNumber=544&CemeteryName=Roselawn%20Cemetery

https://billiongraves.com/grave/David-McCool/5106710

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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Deaths of mother and daughter,Belfast, 1922.
« Last post by Bread Basket on Yesterday at 10:55:39 AM »


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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Searching family tree for McColl
« Last post by vinnym on Yesterday at 10:30:40 AM »
I know nothing about Kathleen, other than she had married and had several children, and took care of my grandmother.  She and Granny McColl were relocated from Metheun St. to Newtownards Road when the conflict in that became extremely dangerous to residents. This would be likely in the 70's.

Don't think the conflict would have caused the move from Metheun Street to Newtownards Road in 1970s. Metheun Street was demolished in early 1970s.
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Searching family tree for McColl
« Last post by CMcG on Yesterday at 10:24:09 AM »
Sadly, the news isn't good on David McColl/McCool, he was killed by a car in January 1974:



Here are a couple of the various death notices placed:



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