||90 Queries : Compiled 4 May 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.
|1718 PROJECT; HUTCHINSON BEQUEST
||Project Director of 1718 Project documenting first families of 1718 emigration to America. Special interest in Limavady and Aghadowey families. Compiling genealogy of the Hutchinson Bequest and would like to share research with living descendants.
||My 4xgreat grandparents James Acheson, born 1812, and Jane Hogg, born 1813, resided in Aghadowey parish until they immigrated to Canada approximately 1868-9. Their children were Sarah Jane, born 1836, Nancy, born 1832, John, born 1843, Thomas, born 1848, Elizabeth, born 1850, and Margaret, born 1852. The eldest children immigrated 1853-5. I am looking for the townland where they lived.
||William Anderson, born 1739?, died 1816, married Jane Green and had eight children. Now struggling to locate any confirmed kin prior to William as above. Any help would be much appreciated.
||Looking for the birth record for Jane Baird born about 1845 in the Killyleagh area. Also for the name of her mother.
||Looking for any details of these surnames living in the area of Everton Road or Hopewell Road, Belfast, in the period 1850-1900.
||I know considerable research has been done on the Black/Mogey tree and I would like to be able to access it.
||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.
||23and Me showed a Bangor cousin. My grandmother was Ruth Brown, born 1896. Looking for descendants of her siblings Lily, Ethel, John, Eva and James, living in Bangor in 1911. Ruth married John McPherson.
||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.
||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.
||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?
||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?
|DOUGLAS; GAMBLE; ALLEN
||Searching for father of Rev. Charles Douglas, born 1744, died 1833, Curate of Derrykeighan Church, Dervock, Graduate of University of Glasgow 1764. University record shows father as James Douglas of Dervock and Charles as eldest son. Church record shows Charles’s wife Grace Gamble (my 3rd great grandmother) and 2nd wife as Miss Allen.
||Searching for any record of James Douglass, c.1700 of Dervock, father of Rev. Charles Douglass, Rector of Derrykeighan Old Church and married to Grace Gamble, as well as Robert, son of Charles, date of birth unknown but cited in 1832 will of Charles as requiring care of older brothers.
|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.
|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.
|KENNEDY; DAVIDSON; DAVISON
||Death details of Hugh Wallace Kennedy, born around 1850, died between 1883 and 1886, a weaver, married to Elizabeth (Eliza) Jane Davidson, born 1854, died 25 September 1932. They had four children: Elizabeth Jane Kennedy; William James Davidson, died 19 April 1892; Mary (Minnie) Davison, formerly Kennedy, resident Belfast; and Agnes (Annie) Kennedy, died 19 November 1940.
||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.
||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.
||When did Logues arrive in Ireland from Scotland? What descendants of Joseph Logue, born about 1747, remain in Northern Ireland?
||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.
||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?
|MCCAW; FERGUSON; MCBRIDE
||Any information on William James McCaw who married Sarah Ferguson before 1846. William James McCaw married Jane McBride and had three daughters.
|MCCAW; FERGUSON; MCBRIDE; ELLIOTT; MCCORMICK
||Any information on William James McCaw, 1820-1880, married? Sarah Ferguson. Sister? Matilda McCaw, 1855. Also William James McCaw, 1846-1896, married Jane McBride, 1872, children: Mary Jane, born 18th June 1864, married? Elliott 1881; Matilda Ann, born 9th September 1866; Elizabeth, born 18th January 1869, married? McCormick; Alice Munnis, born 20th September 1871, married? Daniel McBride, father to Jane? – or Joseph McBride may be her father.
||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.
|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.
||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.
||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.
||I am looking for McKeegans from Layd area, especially Falmacrilly. I have a Hugh McKeegan, son of Denis and Catherine, born about 1828, and would like to find descendants of siblings. They were Catholic. Hugh immigrated to Quebec, Canada.
||Henry McKenna, a Stone Cutter, was documented in Kilrea, Co. Londonderry, in 1843 at a time when there was plenty of work there for a Stone Cutter. He was listed on a smallholding in Griffiths, c.1858. He died in 1867 aged 53. His wife, Mary Anne (surname?) died 3 years earlier. Two daughters, Isabella and Maria, were baptised in the local R.C. Chapel in 1847 and 1850. Maria, aged 17, was a witness at her older brother John’s marriage. He too was a Stone Cutter. That is all I know of the sisters. John was ten years older than Isabella. There must have been other siblings born in the 10 year period. Are there living descendants anywhere in the world?
Through yDNA testing I have discovered McKenna kinsmen in Fallagloon and Slaughtneil, two townlands in the Maghera area. There was a Stone Cutter connection. And I discovered kin in Killowen who emigrated to Baltimore c.1860. Joseph McKenna was a Shoemaker and his father, John, was a Land Steward. None of these men were rooted in the soil of a particular townland! Another career which involved mobility was the Army. Documents strongly support the idea that Captain John McKenna, 1841-1900, Royal Artillery, was closely related to John the Stone Cutter. The Captain was the son of William McKenna and Bridget Connor of the town of Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone. William was a Car Man. Their direct line seems to have died out. I am looking for a collateral male line for a yDNA test. DNA and documents are a great combination! Thanks to yDNA, I have learnt that our McKennas did not move north out of Monaghan 300-400 years ago.
||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.
|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.
|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.
||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.
||Researching all pre-1730 emigrants to America. Director of 1718 Project with focus on Bann and Roe River families.
||My father was George Robinson and his parents were Tom Robinson and Sarah Margaret Thompson. His brother was Tommie Robinson. His sisters were Jean and Madge Robinson, possibly born in Belfast between 1909 and 1925. I am researching births and deaths in both Belfast and Lisburn for my grandfather Tom.
|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
||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.
||Researching Margaret Tait, born 1898 Limavady. Admitted to Mrs Smyly’s Homes “Bird’s Nest”, Dublin 1908. In 1911 census residence Bird’s Nest Homes. After 1911 there is no trace. May have gone to USA?
|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.
|| Whitesmith, New Row, Shore Road, Captain, Mariner, bankruptcy, Portaferry, Fisherman, Killough, Publican Seafarer.
||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.
||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.
|WORLD WAR II
||World War II Service Records