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Recent content by Elwyn

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    Can't find birth place or informations

    Birth certificates weren’t introduced in Scotland till 1855 so you won’t get a birth certificate for Ann if she was born there c 1840. You might find her baptism. If she was RC or Church of Scotland (at birth) those records are on the Scotlandspeople site. Ages vary all the time on 19th century...
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    William MORRISON & family

    Scottish birth certificates for 1855 and then 1861 onwards normally record where and when the parents married. So if you look up any one of these 4 births on Scotlandspeople it should help you locate the marriage.
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    51 Lisburn Rd was Belfast workhouse, which had a hospital attached.
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    Probable birth for Charlotte on 18.2.1869 in Bangor, Co Down. He’s a seaman on the birth certificate and Sea Captain on her marriage cert so almost certainly the right one. https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1869/03413/2252008.pdf James birth was...
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    James Knox-County Down

    Wingweaver, You haven’t said what denomination the Knox & Irvine families were, though Presbyterian seems likely for the Knox family anyway. However whatever the denomination, the unfortunate news is that no church in the Kilkeel area has any records for the period 1780 – 1810 that you are...
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    James & Ellen HAMILTON

    Dave, I have attached T702/1/20 from PRONI. It’s fragments of a Hamilton will. The exact source isn’t clear but it may be a transcript of what remained of a will rescued from the 1922 fire. (The rest of the documents in the T702/1 series are similar). I have seen some with burn marks in PRONI...
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    James & Ellen HAMILTON

    It might be Roger. Not sure. Elwyn
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    James & Ellen HAMILTON

    Dave, Regarding Ellen, do you know that she lived to be an adult? She might have died young. If she was unmarried, and her parents were farmers, I would have expected her to stay at home. For a farmer’s daughter who was single, I’d be looking for a death in Ballymacarn, not Gransha . But...
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    James & Ellen HAMILTON

    Dave, Re Griffiths, the Ballykine information you have given from it (plots 15 to 18 etc) is a different Ballykine. It’s in the parish of Magherahamlet, not Magheradrool. You say your family came from Magheradrool (where there’s a Ballykine Upper & Lower). So the Magherahamlet Hamiltons appear...
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    James & Ellen HAMILTON

    Dave, There’s a lot of James Hamiltons in Co Down, and sorting them out is challenging. You say that your James Hamilton was a farmer from Ballykine. Ballykine is in Lisburn civil registration district. Moybrick is some miles to the east and in Downpatrick registration area. I suspect the 1869...