||100 Queries : Compiled 8 December 2022
|Surname(s) of Interest
||Interested in news of descendants of our people who left the Bann Valley around 1718 and settled in various areas of New England.
||David Alexander born 1700-1886 from Antrim or townland of Lisnagunogue married Martha Kelso, son Joseph born 1807 in Lisnagunogue and was a farmer in Lisnagunogue, Co Antrim – any details would be appreciated.
||Searching for baptism of William Armstrong, son of Robert Armstrong, farmer, between 1822 and 1828. Likely to be Church of Ireland – Galloon or Newtownbutler.
|BAILIE / HYNDS
||Alexander Bailie, Presbyterian, c1829-1906 – Details known: – wife Ellen Hynds, Occupation – Ships Captain Master Mariner, Lived – Tomb Street & Garmoyle Street, Belfast, Baptism in order of probability – Kircubbin, Glastry, Inishargy, Ballyhalbert, Father – James Bailie, cousin – Lionel Bell. Looking for any information on Alexander’s parent, sibling or cousins in Newtownards.
||Looking for the birth record for Jane Baird born about 1845 in the Killyleagh area. Also for the name of her mother.
|BAXTER & OLIVER
||These are a marriage ) any details would be appreciated
||Looking for any details of these surnames living in the area of Everton Road or Hopewell Road, Belfast, in the period 1850-1900.
||Looking for information on the Boyce family. Especially Samuel Boyce, born approximately 1714 in Garvagh. He later lived and farmed in Aghadowey whilst he was Minister at Ballyrashane. Interested in any information regarding his farm and tenants.
||Interested in recording all headstones in the Ballycastle area with Boyd armorial carved on them.
||Mary Jane King was my Great Great Grandmother, married to William Brewster, who farmed at Ballystrone. Any information about the family?
|BRICE; BRYCE; GETTY
||Searching for information relating to Brice/Bryce and Getty families in Limavady, Co. Londonderry. Mary Brice died in 1885. Her daughter Rebecca married Samuel Getty. They had at least four children: Walter born c.1852, James born c.1853, Mary born c.1857 and Catherine born c.1858. The family has links to Scotland.
||Any information on William Briggs pre 1803, possibly from Shankill, Armagh
|Looking for the parents of Mary Brown who married James Doak by 1827. They had 8 children. Mary died by 1847. When James remarried, he and the family emigrated to America in May 1847, eventually settling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
||Great Grandmother Mary Theresa Buchanan, born India 1850/55. Her father William was in the Army in India. Around that time he married a Chinese woman. Returned to St Johnston area. Mary married Thomas Logan 1873 St Johnston Presbyterian Church. Any information gratefully received. No idea what happened to William Buchanan.
|BYRNE; CALLAGHAN; MCCORMICK
||Ellen, daughter of Henry Callaghan and Anne McCormick, married James Byrne, Portrush/Bushmills, 1853. Children: Anne, Margaret, Rachel, James. Proprietress, Royal Hotel, Ballymena, 1880s and Plough Hotel, English Street, Armagh, 1890. Born c. 1834. Died 1890. Interred family grave, Bushmills. James Byrne, San Francisco, 1880s. Seeking Callaghan grave, Bushmills and James Byrne information.
||Interested in connecting with male Campbells whose forbearers resided in Tierkelly or Lachan or thereabout anytime before 1900. I would appreciate access to a copy of the graveyard survey done at “Bronte” Church of Ireland in Ballyroney when it was “decommissioned” in the 1990’s
||Bernard Carson, Flax Dresser, Belfast, died before 1857. His daughters, Martha, Sarah and Ann, born 1830s to 1840s, all moved to Lancashire by 1850s. Possibly brother John Carson, born 1827, married Jane Cochrane 1849. Very keen to trace wife of Bernard and mother of Martha, Sarah and Ann.
||Families all Presbyterian and in Ballymena area. Unable to find marriage of John Cathcart to Jane Eagleson prior to 1838. Also, unable to find any burials. Any information on Tullygarley in 1800s and Cathcart name in particular.
|CHERRY & STEWART/STUART
||These are a marriage ) any details would be appreciated
||Birth records, marriage records, details of any children or siblings of Benjamin Chestnut
||Patrick Connelly lived in Pomeroy. He appears in the Valuation Revision Books until 1875 but I cannot find his death or burial. Can anyone help?
|My Great Great Grandmother Hannah Cordner née Watt died 26th September 1922 and Great Aunt Jane Elizabeth Cordner died 2nd January 1935 and were buried at St Mark’s, Armagh. Were my Great Great Grandfather Thomas Cordner (died 19th November 1888), Great Aunt Mary Ann (died 16th June 1896) and Great Aunt Hanna Mariah (died after 1966?) also buried in the same plot? The family had moved to Portadown by 1901.
||A Robert Dempsey, who emigrated to Philadelphia c.1840 with family, may be the son of James and Jane (nee McLoughlin) Dempsey, who emigrated with their remaining children in 1839 to Australia. Family possibly from Tonduff district originally.
||I am researching John Devlin, Sexton and Parish Clerk, St Swithin’s Church, Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry, born about 1735, died about 1807, his origins and descendants: John, Alexander, David, Joseph, Charles. Can you help with names and dates?
||Looking to see if Anne Devlin is mother or stepmother of Elizabeth Jane O’Connor, born Newtown Stewart 1854
||Fascinated by the Dobbs Report and the possible connections throughout the North of Ireland to late mediaeval and early modern Scottish aristocrats. Can any be proved by DNA or otherwise?
|FORSTER; MURPHY; SADLIER; CORBETT; BELL
||Archibald Forster, c.1823 Co. Fermanagh – 1888 Co. Cavan, married Isabella Murphy, 1819-1904, at Galloon, Co. Fermanagh in 1846. 3 known children: ① Archibald, c.1853-1914, married Fanny Sadlier 1876, 9 children.② Isabella, c.1857-1914 Castleblaney, married Samuel Corbett 1877 Co. Cavan, Issue: William 1878-1880, Samuel, 1883, Thomas William 1887, Robert 1889, Mary Jane 1893, all born Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan.③ Mary Jane, 1861-1933 Enniskillen, married George Bell 1886 Cloverhill, Co. Cavan; George was Stationmaster at Bundoran Junction; no issue.
|FRYER; THOMPSON; DUNCAN; IRWIN; HANNA; MCCONKEY
||To find the ancestors that have come from Scotland; my DNA profile shows that there is a link between Ireland and Scotland.
|FULTON; LERD; LAIRD
||James Fulton, Blacksmith from Drumahoe, married Margaret Lerd (Laird) from Elagh at Douglas Meeting House, 1862. His father, James Fulton, Blacksmith. Her father, Arthur Lerd, Farmer. Entry to Australia says his mother was Matilda 1864? Can only find Martha. He was born about 1832.
||Any information on Thomas Gavin, born 1851 in Ireland.
||Trying to trace information on John Gilfillan and Margaret Colquhoun, whose daughter Susan was born in Drumlee in about 1843. I currently have no certificates for them.
|GILL; BLACK; POOLE
||Helen Gill was a lady’s companion to Ellen, wife of Sir Samuel Black, Town Solicitor, Belfast. I am looking for information and photos of Helen, who, by 1950, was living in Bangor, and of her sister Margaret Poole, who was also living in Bangor at this time. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
||GILLESPIE Burials of Gillespies in Templecorran Graveyard, 1889, 1917, 1928 and 1932.
||Any information on James Hanna or his spouse Nancy or Agnes Brown, my 2 x Great Grandparents. They were probably born around 1880/90 or so. They lived in Seacon, Ballymoney.
|HAWTHORNE; MILLIGAN; LYNESS
||Seeking information on the births of Robert Hawthorne (c.1862), Rosann Milligan and Lizzie Lyness (c.1860s) and the birth and death of William George Hawthorne, weaver
|HEMPHILL; MCGEE; DUNCAN
||Isabella Jane Hemphill, 9 March 1872 Meaghy, Newtownstewart – 1966, daughter of Joseph Hemphill, c.1847-1923, Carpenter and Rebecca Jane McGee, c.1851-1937. Isabella married William Duncan, Gamekeeper, Baronscourt Estate, 4 November 1890 Drumclamph, Co. Tyrone; issue: William, James, John, Rebecca Jane, Margaret, Martha, Isabella, Matilda, Andrew and Lettoria. Seeking information about the Hemphill family of Newtownstewart / Castlederg area.
||John Henderson married Sarah Gallagher 1856 in Lower Cumber. Parents known as John Henderson, Sea Captain and Betsy Adams. Looking for details of birth of siblings and details of parent’s marriage and parents and siblings deaths.
|HOY; CLELAND; COSGROVE
||More information on teaching career of Ellen Maria “Nellie” Hoy (1873-1971) National School and music teacher at R.C. School, Falls Road (1901) census and St Comgall’s Convent, Bangor, Co. Down (1911). Daughter of John Hoy, coachpainter, and Elizabeth Cleland, Falls Road, Belfast. Married 1915 Michael Cosgrove; one daughter Bernadette.
|HUGHES; DILLON; MOORE; STEEL
||Sir Henry Hughes (c1635-c1685) married c1660 Mary Dillon (c1640-c1690). Son William Hughes (c1663-c1723) from Whitchurch, Wales married c1691 Mary Moore (c1665-c1725). They lived in Conras/Drumnagrella Co Monaghan. Son William Hughes (c1694-c1754) married c1719 Elizabeth Steel (c1700-c1760).
|HYNDMAN; STEWART; LIGHTON
||William Hyndman, born 4 April 1841 Limavady, was the only son of Barry Beresford Hyndman and an unknown mother – possibly Anne Stewart but not Jane Lighton. Who was the mysterious mother? Details at http://quidnunc.co.nz/family/HYNDMAN_William.html.
||William Johnston married Margaret Irwin and emigrated to Canada circa 1860. They had sons named James and John and daughters Ann and Margaret. They perhaps came from Maguiresbridge. Any information would be appreciated.
|KEENAN / STEELE
||Would like to find birth record for Charles Keenan 1859-1863. Married Lizzie Dunbar Steele, Donaghadee Methodist 1885, died in Greyabbey, November 1919, recorded as living in Glastry when married, living in Rureagh on 1901 & 1911 census. Father John shown on marriage certificate. Family were Fishermen.
||I am interested in finding out more about the wider Kerr family who lived in Clintyfinnan townland near Armoy. At one time there were so many Kerrs living on Clintyfinnan Road, that was known locally as the Carrstown Road.
||My Kirkpatrick ancestors were said to have sailed to America (eventually Pennsylvania) circa 1730 “from near Belfast”. Their given names were Moses, Isaac, Richard and Mary. They were Presbyterian but we don’t know the exact parish or town of their origin.
||William Kydd. Sometime Land Steward. Searching for his location within Co. Londonderry and his Presbyterian congregation. His son James joined the R.I.C. in 1868 aged 25.
||Unknown Bell married Mary Ann Langridge/Longridge. Daughter Sarah Bell born about August 1817. Family emigrated to USA about 1825. Attempting to document this family (name of father, dates of birth and marriage). I have DNA matches with descendants of Langridge/Longridge from Co Down.
||William Leonard was a Teacher at the Kildare Place School in the townland of Rossmount near Stewartstown from the early 1800s until 1830. Any information on any of this greatly appreciated.
||Gavin, born in Ireland in 1851 according to Scottish census.
||Alexander Lormar states his birthplace to be Ahoghill in his army record. I can find no sign of his family. He married Margaret Davidson c.1840, possibly in Gracehill.
||I am searching for the children of James and Jane Lusk who married in Ballymoney on 22 December 1858.
||Joseph Lyons and wife Mary Sarah Gibson arrived Canada 1833 with children Joseph and Sarah. May have lived or sailed from Newry. Orange Protestants. Possibly related to Lyons from desert, Newry parish, Co. Down. Said to come from Armagh. Possible connection to Ballyrashane Lyons. Son William Thomas born Canada. Seeking connections.
||Would like to find the birth of Agnes Martin. Her parents, Charlotte Hawkes and Robert Martin, were married in Belfast in 1871. Her sister Thomasina was baptised 13 November 1872 at St Anne’s, Shankill. Her sister Maria was born 16th November 1871 in Belfast. Agnes was born around 1875. Also looking for her sister Charlotte, born around 1879.
||Researching John Maynes, Cooper from Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, and his wife Rosan, early 1800s, daughter Mary Ann and probable son John. Researching John O’Neill, farmer of Annaghin, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, and his wife Margaret, early 1800s, and son Alexander.
|McANESPY; McCLOSKEY; McCAFFREY; McQUADE
||John McAnespy emigrated c.1850. Married Mary McCloskey 1850 Albany, N.Y. His uncle, James McCaffrey b.1794 Fermanagh, witnessed the marriage, having arrived 1847 with wife Ann and children James, Mary Ann, Bernard, Susan, Bridget and Anthony. There is John McAnespy from Ballygawley on ship’s manifest that’s possible. Anyone have McAnespys, McCloskeys, McCaffreys, McQuades? Any suggestions?
||Francis McCann, Master Mariner, married 1843 St Patrick’s R.C., Boat Pilot, Belfast Lough, seeking date of death between 1867 and 1872. How to obtain information regarding his Master’s certificate?
||Looking for information on John McClintock and Maria Manson. They married in Seapatrick on 18 November 1851. A daughter, Sarah, was born on 01 October 1852 in Banbridge, Seapatrick. Their son, William, was born in Strangford, Ballyculter, on 06 June 1856.
||Looking for descendants of Daniel McConaghy and Kate/Catherine McCurdy both born late 1700s, circa 1770. Trying to confirm lineage via DNA. Son Daniel married Mary Ann McKinley
|MCDEVIT(T); MCDADE; MCDAID
||Looking to locate the origins of the McDevit(t)/McDade/McDaid family that settled at Carnsampson, Ramoan, prior to the Griffith’s Valuation. James & Sarah, c.1790s to 1860s, issue George, c. 1838-1910, Sarah Jane, c. 1841-1881, and Mary, c. 1841-1919. There may have been a prevalent blindness and deafness genetic trait in this lineage. George married Isabella Mitchell of Carnsampson in 1869. Possibly an Articlave connection.
||Trying to trace information on James, Stewart and Sarah McDowell, born 1854, 1857 and 1863. Their father was John McDowell. He was a lodge member.
||Seeking any information on great great grandparents James McFadden and Margaret (Peggy) Montgomery, both born 1841 in Park townland near Priestland. Margaret died 1879 at Park. Last known record of them together was baptism of daughter Esther/Hessie McFadden in 1863 in Dunluce Parish Church, Bushmills. Any information would be much appreciated.
||My father Thomas McGahey was born to Maggie McGahy in 1921 but I have now found a possible sister for him, Kathleen born to Maggie in 1919. She was baptized as Catherine at St James, Ramoan. There is no record of any death or marriage there and she ‘disappears’. Any suggestions?
||James Norman Coyles married my paternal grandmother Margaret McGahey in 1921 and they witnessed the marriage of her sister Catherine in 1922. Margaret remarried as a spinster in 1936. Where did James go?
||I am interested in links between McGinn family bakers of Omagh post 1840 and McGinn families in Tamlaght, Omagh.
||Looking for living descendants of Thomas McKee in Northern Ireland. Thomas was the son of William and Eliza Curry McKee and was the owner of Thomas McKee and Son, Builders in Belfast in the early 1900s.
||These are a marriage ) any details would be appreciated
||Searching for Great Grandmother, unknown first name, believed McLauglin from Magilligan, period 1800-1870. Emigrated to U.S.A. or Canada. Believed to be Mother of my Grandfather, Charles Leeke, born 1852, possibly Ballymultimber or Duncrun.
|MCMULLEN; PATTISON; BEST; MCKAY
||William McMullen married Rachel Pattison. Son Robert, born 1837, married 7 June 1860 Catherine Best, daughter of George and Lorna living in Co. Cavan. John McKay, born 1800, was a tenant of Ashfield Clements Estate in Co. Cavan. Looking for wife Elizabeth’s surname and parents of both.
||John, Samuel and Peter McMurray born 1760’s. John and Samuel married Mary and Margaret Brown (perhaps brothers marrying sisters, came from Co Down) John married Mary in Scotland and had a daughter Susannah and they emigrated to USA. Samuel and Margaret’s children were born in USA. Peter settled in Pennsylvania and probably married there. There may have been another brother James who lived in Virginia. Any information would be appreciated
|Parents of Thomas McNight (McNeight) and wife Elizabeth Jane. Born 1820 Bangor. Lived in Ireland and Scotland. Children Alice (Miller) and Elizabeth (Whitla), born 1843/35. At dead end. Any records. Thank you. Member
|MILLER; McCOMBE; COULTER
||I need help in identifying the people in three photographs. One may be of James Miller and his wife Sarah McCombe; another shows a wedding group; the other may be of Coulters.
||Trying to trace Joseph and Daniel Moan families in Belfast area. Parents Mary and Francis, who had two other sons, John and Mathew, both of whom left Belfast in 1921 and settled in Craigmore, Newry. The Moan family had moved from Scotland in the late 1800s. Mother Mary was a widow in 1901.
||W. John Montgomery, born around 1760, died 16 Feb 1841, farmed near Ballyvester, Covenanter. Wife Mary, born 1775, died 13 Jan 1859. Any information. Clara Woodhouse of Portadown.
||Would like to locate the grave of great grandparents Michael Mullan, died 1909, and Rebecca Mullan, née Fairley, died 1892.
|MULLIGAN; MITCHELL; McMURRAY
||Would like to find the parish where Great Great Great Grandfather Daniel Mulligan was born around 1805. He married Bridget Mitchell and they had a son, Daniel Jnr., born in 1829, who married Hannah McMurray on 12th October 1854 in Glasgow and died in Glasgow on 21st November 1865.
|MULVENNA/MCKINSTRY AGNEW /WILSON
||Seeking ancestors of Nathaniel McKinstry (1843-1915) and wife Jane Mulvenna (1842-1924+) who were married 1864 in Kilwaughter, Glenarm. After 1868 they were grocers/fruiterers in Larne on Main Street. Nathaniel’s parents were William McKinstry (1815-?) and Jane Agnew (1816 -?). Jane Mulvenna’s parents were John Mulvenna (1810-1878) and Susan Wilson (1810-1882)
|NEILL; BOYD; HAMILTON
|| Interested to know who James Neill (of Meath or Westmeath, 1800-1900) married. David Boyd, thought to have gone to America after 1884, was married to Catherine Hamilton.
|Alexander Nethery married Elizabeth Cooper 1823 in Magheraculmoney, Fermanagh. Their children were baptised at Ardess. They immigrated to Canada 1851. Looking for parents of Alexander and Elizabeth. Possible father for Alexander is Lancelot Nethery.
||Great grandfather John Noble had two siblings, Ralph and Alexander, who came to Canada circa 1838-1839 with mother Mary, maiden name Haley, her husband belied to be Alexander.
||I am looking for details of my great-grandparents: Jane O’Neill nee Cameron and William John O’Neill. Jane was born 1867 in Ballycloghan, and died Dec. 5, 1921 in Randalstown, County Antrim. William was born c1863 in County Antrim and died 1931. Jane and William of County Antrim, had approximately 11 children. Both Jane and William O’Neill are buried in Randalstown, Drummaul Parish Church (St. Brigid’s). Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
||William Orr and Anne Johnson appear to have moved into Belfast via Ballymacarrett around 1830s. Any information where they came from would be appreciated.
|| Samuel Francis Patton, born about 1846 Co. Down but where – Bangor? Holywood? Ballymenoch? His father Andrew, born about 1812 but where? Andrew’s father John, born about 1762 but where? Was John’s father Hugh, born about 1730? Surnames of John’s wives Margaret and Sarah? Andrew and wife Jane Allen of Bangor had other children: John, James, Margaret, Hugh. Have Bangor and Holywood graveyard information.
||Looking for details of Lisa Pooley c.1820. Believed to have married William Moore (Ardkeen). He remarried 28.5.1854.
|ROGAN; FOSTER; FORRESTER
||Marriage of James Rogan and Alice Foster. Closest match so far is 9th August 1920 but Alice’s surname is written as Forrester. Is this a mistake by the priest or just wrong? If anyone has found a marriage between 1895 and 1923 in the Belfast, County Antrim or County Down, area, where Alice’s surname is spelt as Foster. I’d love to hear from you.
||Researching my direct ancestors, specifically Alexander Roy, born approx. 1823 Ballycastle area. Parents possibly James, mother Marion? Most likely Protestant faith. Have no leads at all. If anyone can help, maybe in immediate area, please get in touch. Thank you.
||I am looking for a connection to Robert Ruddock, born about 1815. He married Rose Ann Bennet 1840 in County Down. She was baptised in Dromore parish in 1821. Her family is found in Balleny townland, County Down, for two previous generations. They emigrated in 1850 with five children.
||Information about Shields, 2nd Royal Scots, and his wife McKenzie, both in India 1892, and their children, Sarah, in Wellington 1893, and Emily, in Bombay 1895.
||Looking for Skillen ancestors in southern County Down, possibly the parish of Tullylish or surrounding area. Free autosomal DNA tests available to suitable candidates
||Looking for a couple, Rose Smith and James Gallagher. They had 2 sons born in Ireland. John 1829 and William 1826. They arrived in Canada before 1833.
||Trying to find a birth/baptism for Samuel Smyth born 5th May 1863 Co. Armagh. Father was John Smith.
||Samuel Speer, born 1750 Donegal, died 1822 Green County, Kentucky, U.S.A. He came to the U.S.A. 1770s, to Pennsylvania, then Virginia, settling in Kentucky 1802. Had brother John, born 1765, died 1811 North Carolina. Sons Thomas, John, Solomon, James; daughters Rachel, Anne, Margaret. Trying to find more information and his parents.
||Searching for any information about Robert Steed’s family. He was born 1784 in or near Lisburn town; enlisted in the British Army in 1808; occupation at the time “weaver”; retired in 1821; died 25 November 1852, likely in Co. Antrim.
||Looking for information on burial site of Thomas David Stewart, born 1779 and died about 1835, and his spouse, Ann Elizabeth Fulton, born 1782 and died about 1831; also any other information.
|TODD; SINNAMON; CINNAMON(D); GRAY; FINLAY; BELL; BLEMINS; CONNOR; HAZARD; JOHNSTON; LOWRY; MATHERS; MELVIN; MOORE; PARKER; ROSS; STURGEON
||Seeking information on Henry Todd and his wife Charlotte Sinnamon, married 13th December 1836 in Kilkeel parish, Co. Down. Are her parents George Sinnamon and Mary Gray? Alternative spelling Cinnamon(d). Allied families are Finlay and possibly Bell, Blemins, Connor, Hazard, Johnston, Lowry, Mathers, Melvin, Moore. Parker, Ross and Sturgeon.
|WARD; THOMPSON; DEVLIN
||Looking for information on family of Adam Ward, later Adam Thompson, who was born Drummullan, Arboe about 1842 to John Ward. Mother possibly Margaret Thompson. Adam married Margaret Devlin 1862 Arboe. Family mysteriously moved and changed surname in late 1860s, settling in Killyleagh, County Down. I’d love to know why!
||Seeking information on John Waugh, born about 1790, stonemason, probably in County Down and any potential family and family of his son Robert, born about 1818, tailor and his children: Robert, born 1843, and David Moore, born 1853, Ballysallagh, both children of Margaret Lockhart, born about 1818.
|Richard Wilson married Mary Wickliffe c.1823. Children: Eliza b.c.1828 married David Anderson; John married Matilda McMullan then Elizabeth Guthrie; Joseph married Mary Hurst then Sarah Gillespie. Looking to make contact with anyone who is connected to these families. Many moved to Glasgow late 1800s.
||Andrew Wilson, born 1862 in County Tyrone, Ireland. Married to Elizabeth Kees, born in County Donegal. Married in Philadelphia in 1890. Three children: Andrew, Anna K. and Ruth E. Andrew (senior) died 2 February 1942. Any information appreciated.
||I am researching the Witherow Family in the Aghadowey Parish and would like to correspond with anyone who has knowledge of the Family.
||Samuel John Woods, born c.1844 Co. Armagh, married Harriet Hall Halady Moore, born c.1844 Co. Armagh, in Tullyallen Presbyterian Church 1864. Son Henry Woods, born 1867 Bessbrook, Co. Armagh, emigrated to America in 1886 and arrived in Port of Boston, Massachusetts. Any information appreciated.
||My great great grandfather James Young joined the Inniskilling Dragoons in 1812 as a boy soldier. He gave his place of birth as Killileagh, Co. Down. He was made trooper/drummer in May 1813 (aged 16) thus was probably born in Killyleagh 1796/7. I need help to find his birth and names of parents.