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Down / Re: Easter(Esther)McCafferty
« on: Saturday 25 August 18 18:02 BST (UK)  »

 Thanks for that suggestion,I will try Facebook

Down / Re: Easter(Esther)McCafferty
« on: Thursday 23 August 18 22:02 BST (UK)  »

 What can I say,you have spent so much time looking for Easter McCafferty.I have tried all your suggestions but have not moved forward.
  I contacted the church in Greenwell Street but so far no reply.
 I think that possibly,Martha Hollinger's parents were William and Jane Strange.All the records I've found for James Fagan are Catholic.I've always wondered if Annie was originally Catholic,McCafferty sounds like a Catholic name and maybe that caused problems getting married to Thomas.
 I think this is probably going to remain a mystery.Let me know what you think

Down / Re: Easter(Esther)McCafferty
« on: Wednesday 15 August 18 01:01 BST (UK)  »

 I have looked at all the sites suggested but I haven't managed to get much futher on.I found a James Hagan who married Mary Jane Carroll in 1864 in Belfast
 I have a John Hagan who married Jane,their son James was born 1838.
 Theres a James Fagan,who married Eleoner O Neill 6th Aug 1866,James' farher was John.
 Maybe this makes sense to someone,but it's no help in finding what happened to Easter

Lanarkshire / Re: High Church Cemetery
« on: Sunday 12 August 18 23:36 BST (UK)  »

 I have family buried in the High Church Cemetery.The High Church is now used by the university as a social club.It's very near the Cathedral.I don't know what's happened to the graveyard it had.
 I have a lot of family who died in the area of Duke Street and some say High Church on the death record but I wonder if they were buried in the Eastern Necropolis.
 What do others think?

Down / Re: Adoptions
« on: Friday 10 August 18 00:41 BST (UK)  »
Yes I understand that.You're right it's better to keep everything together and update it.In the future that's what I will do

Down / Re: Adoptions
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 22:14 BST (UK)  »
I knew about Easter's birth but I didn't know anything about Eliza Dunlop.I've only seen the birth online I don't have her birth certificate.
 Yes I was asking about the workhouse,it was because my great x2 grandad died in the Newtownards one and I wanted to know if it's possible to access the records online.It seems that it isn't.I contacted Proni as they have them but I think you have to go there to see them.
 I'm sorry if you think I'm maybe wasting people's time,I don't mean to,it's every so often I'll go back to something I haven't solved and have another try.
 I only have 2 mysteries in my tree and Easter is one of them,the other is in Yorkshire. Regards Susan

Down / Re: Adoptions
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 19:16 BST (UK)  »
 Thank you very much for the information that you've found out about Easter/Esther McCafferty.I've had Annie and Thomas' marriage certificate for a long time and I did wonder about about the witnesses,if they had taken the baby but at the time I couldn't find the couple with a child.
 Is Eliza Dunlop mentioned on Easter's birth certificate?The Hagans could have been Annies friends or family because Martha's maiden name was Hollinger which was Annie's mothers maiden name,she was Esther Hollinger before she married Robert McCafferty.
 To me it makes more sense that the baby was adopted by who ever I can't see her being put in the workhouse but it is a possibility
 I found William James' baptism record at Greenwell St,he was my grandad. How Annie managed that,I don't know as there is no  father given.I will look for something for Easter with a different name.I haven't found the last child Mary's baptism record either.
 I read all about the workhouses before as Thomas' father,William,died in the Newtownards one in 1897 and I wanted to see if there are any records on line but I couldn't find any.
  Thanks once again for your help.Susan

Down / Adoptions
« on: Friday 03 August 18 19:20 BST (UK)  »

 This is probably a very long shot but I'll ask anyway.
  I saw a program about babies being bought and sold in Edinburgh in the 1800s.The babies were advertized in newspapers.
  My great gran had a baby in 1874 called Easter(Esther) McCafferty,she already had a son William James and she went on to have another daughter,Mary.She didn't marry their father until 1877,they then went to live in Glasgow.Easter was not with them and I can't find a death or anything about her any where so,I was wondering if she was adopted via an advert in a paper Annie would have had to get someone to write it as she was illiterate,maybe someone said they'd help her with the baby and put the ad without Annie knowing.Or maybe my imagination is running away with me!!!
 My great gran was Annie McCafferty,she married Thomas Gunning.If he wasn't the father of Easter he may have insisted she was adopted.
 I don't know the siblings Annie had,one of them could've taken her.If I can find her siblings I could look for a child born at the right time.Maybe her mother,Esther McCafferty,nee Hollinger,took her.
 This is one of two puzzles I have in my tree and I'd love to solve it
  Grateful for any help or thoughts from folk who know how things worked in Co Down at that time.

Ayrshire / Re: Templetons of Ary Wool Mill location?
« on: Tuesday 10 July 18 22:27 BST (UK)  »

 In the late 70s I bought a Templetons knitting pattern for a babies shawl knitted in 2 ply Templetons wool.
 I have knitted many shawls over the years for many people

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