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Downey/O'Neill/Kearney
« on: Thursday 29 July 10 17:03 BST (UK) »
Hello,
 I would be interested to hear from anyone related to Bernard Downey (son of James Downey and Catherine O'Neill) born 1894 and who wed Elizabeth Kearney (daughter of John and Annie) in Hannahstown in 1920. I can find the Downeys in 1901 and 1911 but not the Kearneys. Also I found the marriage record of James Downey and Catherine O'Neill in Hannahstown in 1882 but can't find one for John Kearney to Annie. They were all Roman Catholics.
 Many thanks.
 Brian

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Re: Downey/O'Neill/Kearney
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 September 15 21:18 BST (UK) »
Hey how are you doing? I have done some family research and think that the Bernard Downey you mention is my great gaprandfather. How is your research going? Please get in touch. Hope to hear from you soon.

Phil

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Re: Downey/O'Neill/Kearney
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 17 September 15 09:38 BST (UK) »
Brian, could these be the people you seek?

Marriage:

Urban No. 9  Belfast
Roman Catholic

25 January 1894

John Kearney
full age
occ: labourer
res: Hannahstown
father: Andrew Kearney  occ: labourer
Annie Adams
full age
occ: -----
res: Hannahstown
father:Hugh Adams  occ: labourer
witnesses: James Downy & Mary Duffy

this can be found on https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/  otherwise known as GRONI

Hope this helps, Kim

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Re: Downey/O'Neill/Kearney
« Reply #3 on: Monday 28 September 15 23:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Kim,

Do you have any info on the Downey family mentioned?

Phil

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Re: Downey/O'Neill/Kearney
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 September 15 07:02 BST (UK) »
Hi, exactly what are you looking for? Do you have any information on the Downey family? Kim

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Re: Downey/O'Neill/Kearney
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 October 15 15:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Kim thanks for the reply.

I'm new to researching, but am sure that this James Downey and Catherine O'Neill are my great great grand parents.

Bernard Downey born around 1884 is my great grandfather. He married Elizabeth Kearney who died apparently during childbirth with their son Hugh around 1928. Bernard remarried a lady called Sarah, unfortunately I don't have a surname for Sarah.

My grandfather, son of Bernard and Elizabeth, is also called Bernard Downey.

I'm interested in any information at all.

Thanks for your help

Phil

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Re: Downey/O'Neill/Kearney
« Reply #6 on: Monday 12 October 15 08:40 BST (UK) »
Hi Phil, found some info for you. Working backwards......

Marriage:
27 Nov 1920  Belfast Roman Catholic
Bernard Downey   age: full age
add: Hannahstown
rel: Roman Catholic
occ: labourer
father: James Downey   occ: labourer
Elizabeth Kearney   age: full age
add: Glen Road
rel: Roman Catholic
father: John Kearney   occ: labourer
witnesses: Thomas Heoketh & Mary Kearney

1911 Ireland census: Hannahstown, Ballygomartin, co Antrim
James Downey  age:49  head of house  Roman Catholic  born: Antrim  occ: surfaceman  married
Catherine Downey  age:47  wife  Roman Catholic  born: Derry  married 28 yrs  10 children,7 living
Patrick Downey  age:25  son born: Antrim
Francis Downey  age:20  son  born: Antrim
Thomas James Downey  age:23  son  born: Antrim
Bernard Downey  age:17  son  born: Antrim
Sarah Ann Downey  age:15  daughter  born: Antrim

1901 Ireland census: Hannahstown,Ballygomartin, co Antrim
James Downey  age:40  head of house
Catherine Downey  age:41  wife
Sarah Ann Downey  age:4  daughter
James Downey  age:13  son
Bernard Downey  age:6  son
John Downey  age:7  son
George Downey  age:10  son
Patrick Downey  age:15  son
Robert Downey  age:18  son
Francis Downey  age:9 son

Marriage: (of Bernard's parents)
13 Sept 1882  Belfast Roman Catholic  St Mary's
James Downey  age: full age
add: Hannahstown
rel: Roman Catholic
occ: worker
father: Robert Downey   occ: schoolmaster (dec.)
Catherine O'Neill  age: full age
add: Belfast & Hannahstown
rel: Roman Catholic
occ: millworker
father: Thomas O'Neill   occ: labourer  (dec.)
witnesses: John Joseph Cowan & Catherine Curly

children to James Downey & Catherine O'Neill:
Robert   born:18 Feb 1883   bap:9 March 1883  Urban 4 civil, Belfast
Thomas James   born:25 Aug 1884   bap: 11 Aug 1884 (think dates mistranscribed)
Patrick Joseph   bap: 10 March 1886   Hannahstown
Thomas James  bap: 13 June 1887
Mary Ann   bap: 12 Oct 1888
George   bap: 22 Nov 1889
Francis   bap: 5 April 1891
Bernard  bap: 5 Aug 1894
Sarah Anne  bap: 26 Jan 1896

** I could not locate the birth or baptism for children John nor James

** could not locate the marriage of James Downey parents Robert Downey & Ellen Burns/Byrnes

children to Robert Downey & Ellen Burns/Byrnes:
James Patrick   bap: 2 Feb 1854   Dromore, co Down   Roman Catholic
Robert   bap: 29 March 1857
Hugh   bap: 8 July 1859
Thomas   bap: 23 Feb 1863
Hugh   bap: 25 July 1864

Marriage: (of Elizabeth Kearney's parents)
25 January 1894   Belfast
John Kearney  age: full age
add: Hannahstown
rel: Roman Catholic
occ: labourer
father: Andrew Kearney   occ: labourer
Anne Adams   age: full age
add: Hannahstown
rel: Roman Catholic
father: Hugh Adams   occ:  labourer

children to John Andrew Kearney & Anne Adams:
Hugh Adam Kearney   bap: 6 Jan 1895
Elizabeth Kearney   bap: 19 Aug 1900

Birth:
John Kearney
bap: 12 Nov 1871   Hannahstown
father: Andrew Kearney
mother: Mary Kane

Anne Maria Adams
bap: 2 Feb 1872  Hannahstown
father: Hugh Adams
mother: Catherine Hamill

Hope this helps, Kim

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Re: Downey/O'Neill/Kearney
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 17 October 15 12:42 BST (UK) »
Kim

Thank you very much. That is fantastic and has really helped me out a lot

I thanks again

Phil

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Re: Downey/O'Neill/Kearney
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 09 January 16 06:27 GMT (UK) »
Hello Phil & Kim

Robert DOWNEY & Rose Ellen BURNS are my maternal great-great grandparents. Their son Robert Jnr is my great grandfather. He married Susan LONG at Dromore RC Church, she died in childbirth, and his 2nd wife was a protestant girl Gertrude Annie FAULKNER from Desertlyn, Londonderry where they married circa 1885 and we assume this is when he gave up his catholic faith. My mother is related down through Robert & Getrude.

I have Robert Snr and Rose Ellen married on 1st January 1854 at Dromore RC Church. 

I have a possible baptism for Robert Snr on 20th Jan 1828 at Dromore RC Church to a James DOWNEY and Margaret CROTHERS. This has not been confirmed, but I am awaiting a reply from the Dromore RC Church clerk, who has offered to look up the church records for me.

I will keep in touch and pass on any information I receive from Dromore.

Regards from Wollongong, Australia
Boyd, Courtenay, Downey, Faulkner, McDade, Mackenzie, Pascoe, Patterson