Author Topic: Lizzie Houston Ballymena 1911  (Read 580 times)

CMcG

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Re: Lizzie Houston Ballymena 1911
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2019, 09:02:20 AM »
Anna Florence Dugan was really easy to track back from the information given so far, born c. 1903 according to her 1964 GRONI death registration and the daughter of a father with a distinctive name and occupation according to the 1934 Hughes-Dugan marriage record (ie. Hill Dugan, millwright).

Here she is, with parents Hill Dugan and Mary Jane McConnell and family in 1911, note that there is even a potential match in the household for one of the witnesses at the 1934 Hughes-Dugan marriage, namely Mary Ellen Simpson.:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Down/Drumbeg/Lisnatrunk/249022/

Same family in 1901:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Lisburn/Grand_Street/1001997/

The marriage of Hill Dugan and Mary Jane McConnell took place in St. Anne's Belfast in 1886:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1886/10840/5957444.pdf

Here is the birth registration for Anna Florence Dugan in 1903:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1903/01883/1732462.pdf
 

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Re: Lizzie Houston Ballymena 1911
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2019, 09:15:37 AM »
Again many thanks.

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Re: Lizzie Houston Ballymena 1911
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2019, 09:20:29 AM »
On the face of it, I thought that tracking Leslie Hughes back would be much more difficult, as the name John Hughes for a father (provided by the 1934 Hughes-Dugan marriage) was much more common.  But in the event, factoring the occupation of 'carpenter' or 'joiner' into a search of the 1911 census, only brought back about a dozen John Hughes's, of which only 2 were in the ballpark geographically and of these two, one was probably borderline too young for having a son Leslie who married in 1934, which left the following one... and lo and behold, there is a son Leslie in the household:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Down/Ormeau/Sunnyside_Street/217706/

The same family in 1901:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Duncairn_Ward__Belfast/St__Aubyn_Street/933028/

The parents in the above census returns were John Hughes and Mary Ellen Burns who got married in Fortwilliam Presbyterian Church in 1892:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1892/10648/5879565.pdf

Here is the birth registration for Leslie Hughes in 1905:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1905/01765/1694945.pdf

Given the rarity of the forename/surname combination Leslie Hughes and joiners called John Hughes, this has to be a strong candidate.

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Re: Lizzie Houston Ballymena 1911
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2019, 11:48:33 AM »
Just another reference, this time from 1962:





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Re: Lizzie Houston Ballymena 1911
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2019, 04:34:20 PM »
Thanks to CMcG for all your hard work and patience in collecting all the information on both my parents side of the family. I now know a lot more than what I did.
Family history means a lot to me.

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Re: Lizzie Houston Ballymena 1911
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2019, 04:55:18 PM »
You're welcome...   :)

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