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I remember as a child hearing my grandmother and father discussing a relation who (in my grandmother's view) thought they were above her family's station, read working class.

On her death we found a detailed history she had written of the McQuillan name, not a family history.

Her gandparents were Felix McCauley and Mary Jane Shiels, and Patrick Kelly and ?Mary Ann McAteer.

Her parents, Patrick McCauley c1857 and Rose Kelly c1857, both from Ahoghill. 

I'm puzzled as to why she'd give McQuillan so much time. Can anyone help me make a connection?

Antrim / Ballymena Poorhouse/Workhouse lookup
« on: Saturday 17 March 18 19:10 GMT (UK)  »
Can't get to PRONI to do this myself.  Is anyone currently researching these records? 

Felix McCauley was born in Poorhouse in 1863, father Felix and mother (Mary) Jane Shiels, sponsor Catherine Kelly. 

Have found no marriage record for Felix and Jane, nor can I find a baptismal record for a son of theirs, my ggf, Patrick McCauley who later married a Kelly from Ahoghill

Interested in admission records which may indicate if they had children with them when admitted.

This family were RC and my ggf said his birthplace was Ahoghill, and census data shows him b1856 or 57.

Just out of curiosity: Trying to ascertain whether Catherine Kelly was a friend/relation, or an employee of the Workhouse. 

Any help greatly appreciated!

Antrim / Re: Lucy (Louie) & John Kelso, Belfast
« on: Saturday 17 March 18 18:45 GMT (UK)  »
Am also looking for Kelso relations.  Would your Kelso line have lived near Ballarat in the late 1800s?  Have a John Kirk Kelso, son of Edward and Matilda (McCombe) c1852, born either Antrim Town, County Antrim, or Donaghadee, County Down. 

Edward c1827 was half-brother to my gggf, Hessie Kelso c1823.

Thanks very much for checking.

Antrim / Re: Seeking mother of James Lundy, son of James, aged 20 at marriage in 1876
« on: Monday 12 February 18 00:48 GMT (UK)  »
Brilliant info Aghadowey, and greatly appreciated.  I didn't know when James the elder had died. 

Also didn't know about that site, now I have to learn how to navigate it!

43 Short Strand was in 1901, regret any confusion.

Yes, it was me who posted that info early in my search.  Think I put too much info in that post and overwhelmed the reader!

Thanks again!

Down / Missing McManus births
« on: Sunday 11 February 18 18:18 GMT (UK)  »
My 2xggm was Catherine McManus born Saintfield 1856 to Henry McManus and Jane "McManus".  Two siblings born Saintfield, Mary 1854 and David 1857.

There is a marriage in 1846 of a Harold McManus to Jane Hanna, Ballynahinch which could fit but I can see no others born to this couple from then until Mary's birth in 1854. Have checked familysearch as well.

This family later lived Short Strand, Catherine m James Lundy.  Their daughter Catherine b1884 m Henry Sheils 1912.

In about 1913, Catherine Sheils is listed as the niece of and present at the death of Sophia McManus 55 yo (seen living at 8 White St 1901 with brother John, ages questionable).  Where are the baptismal records for Sophia and John?

Also, Sophia McManus is a witness to 1877 m St Matthew's RC Belfast of Hugh McManus to Mary Anne Cadden, his address Murray's Row, father Henry, aged 24.  Catherine (assuming McManus) Lundy is the sponsor of their first child, John.  Is this another sibling?  Where is his birth/baptismal record?

Am very confused.  Possibly a second marriage?  Did Henry have another first name?  Fresh eyes and any advice on how to proceed greatly appreciated.

Antrim / Seeking mother of James Lundy, son of James, aged 20 at marriage in 1876
« on: Sunday 11 February 18 16:57 GMT (UK)  »
Info gathered from UHF.

Married St Matthew's RC Belfast, aged 20 in 1876.  Wife Catherine McManus (born Saintfield) living Short Strand when married.  His address Clonallon St.  Witnesses Joseph Hanna and Mary McManus (her sister).

Children in order of birth 1877-1898:
Samuel (erroneously listed as Catherine on UHF)
William Patrick

Her father was Henry and her mother Jane (possibly Hanna).

If age is accurate, the two major contenders seem to be Mary McAreavey and Ann Denvir, but not discounting others.  Only mother I can exclude is Fanny Gordon.

Any help appreciated, even if to exclude.  Have names of sponsors if needed, just don't want to overwhelm. Thanks!

Armagh / Re: Where to begin ????
« on: Wednesday 07 February 18 12:46 GMT (UK)  »
BeeMack, Daniel Rice who married m Elizabeth Shields was from Newtownards, Down, and his father was John. This couple settled in  Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, but not before giving birth to their first two children Hugh 1869 and Catherine 1872.

Cheshire Completed Lookup Requests / Re: 1901 rice
« on: Friday 02 February 18 16:30 GMT (UK)  »
Forgot to state that Hugh and his sister Catherine were born in Ballynafeigh, now South Belfast, Down. 

Cheshire Completed Lookup Requests / Re: 1901 rice
« on: Friday 02 February 18 16:26 GMT (UK)  »
For the Price St family: "Samuel" should read Daniel, mother Eliza Shiel(d)s. Both from Down, him from Newtownards, her from Ballynafeigh even though one census reads Ballynahinch. Is this your family? 

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