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Offline CarolineStewart

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Help finding GGGrandfather - Robert Eadie Co Down 1825
« on: Tuesday 16 June 09 11:23 BST (UK) »
hi,  time to attack one of my brick walls.

my GG grandfather Robert EADIE is shown as born in Co Down, in abt 1825 (taking census, marriage and death certs into account

his parents (from marriage cert)
Robert EADIE ; a farmer
Mary EADIE (ne HANNAH)
Mary was deceased by the time of her sons marriage in 1855

Marriage was in 1855 to Catherine MCFARLANE b. abt1830 d. 28 Oct 1876
in Anderston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire,

Robert died 5 Nov 1878 at his residence, 175 Craighall Rd, Glasgow , he was a cattle feeder at Keppoch farm.


the census only gives him from "Ireland",though his marriage cert gives birth as, Co Down, (date unknown) and that is ALL I have to go on.

From a religious point of view the family would be protestant (if that helps in the search)

If anyone could assist in finding his birth, and possible date of travel to Glasgow, I'd be hugely appreciative.

thanks..
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Re: Help finding GGGrandfather - Robert Eadie Co Down 1825
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 13:30 BST (UK) »
Can't fill in any details here but I can give you some general information.
Firstly, Ireland was part of the U.K. so no records were kept of people travelling between Ireland and Scotland/England/Wales.
Next, 'Protestant' doesn't help a lot when searching for church records- could be Church of Ireland, Presbyterian, Methodist, Congregationalist, Reformed Presbyterian, etc.
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Re: Help finding GGGrandfather - Robert Eadie Co Down 1825
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 16:18 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the pointers,

I thought the travel would be a long shot, so not surprised there are no records.

As for religion, his marriage was conducted "in accordance with the rights and ceremonies of the established church", so... at that point at least , we are talking of the presbyterian Church of Scotland, but I don't know how much this reflects on his or his family's religion.
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Re: Help finding GGGrandfather - Robert Eadie Co Down 1825
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 16:27 BST (UK) »
Your best bet is to try to find Robert Eadie senior in Griffith valuation.

http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/gv_family_search_form.php

If you can identify him (try plenty of alternative spellings for the surname) then at least you have a parish and townland to work from.  I found only one Robert EADY (no Eadies) in Co Down - he was the tenant of Alexander Robb at Ballyskeagh Low in Newtownards parish.

Civil registration of protestant marriages only began in 1845 so Robert Snr and Mary's marriage will only be found in church records (which are not indexed!).  Ros Davies excellent website will tell you what church records are available for the parish in question and the townland address will help identify the right family in the records.  Beware there are a LOT of protestant churches in Newtownards, so it could be a long day trailling through the microfilms at PRONI :P.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rosdavies/CHURCHES/A-I.htm

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Re: Help finding GGGrandfather - Robert Eadie Co Down 1825
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 17 June 09 00:37 BST (UK) »
These are a couple of sites that may help you.
1911 census
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/
It may help you pinpoint a location to search by using the surname. I was able to locate a church used by my relations as it was stated under religion. e.g. Ryan's Presbyterian
It definitely appears the name was prevalent in the Newtownards area on the Roz Davies site, the archives site and also the family search pilot site.
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/
Try the alternate spellings for the name such as Eddy, Eady, Eaddy
good luck
Val

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Re: Help finding GGGrandfather - Robert Eadie Co Down 1825
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 18 June 09 14:15 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the pointers, I'll try and take a look at some of these over the weekend.

Thank you
CS
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Re: Help finding GGGrandfather - Robert Eadie Co Down 1825
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 25 June 09 23:34 BST (UK) »
 Hi Caroline,
  Have you tried using the spelling "Edie".  This was the way that the name was spelt in the Rathfriland area of Co. Down.

  Cheers,   Sam.
Cantley,   Kentley,  Green, Greene,  Boyd,  Hartley, Froud.

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Re: Help finding GGGrandfather - Robert Eadie Co Down 1825
« Reply #7 on: Friday 25 August 17 00:21 BST (UK) »
Hi Caroline. I would be really interested in your GGGrandfather. As a Robert Eadie from Down whose father and grandfather were also Robert Eadies I have an interest. My Grandfathers grandfather was Robert Eadie born in 1880. His father was Hugh who Had 3 children in Kircubbin. Hugh married Matilda. I cant find out who his father is but his Uncle was John Eadie who was born in 1826. Robert might be his brother. If you have found anything about his family I would really appreciate the information. Thanks

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Re: Help finding GGGrandfather - Robert Eadie Co Down 1825
« Reply #8 on: Friday 25 August 17 08:39 BST (UK) »
you should get his father's name from his marriage cert
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01kl4/

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01kl5/