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« on: Thursday 05 November 15 22:01 GMT (UK) »
 My great grandmother was Jane Belshaw,1846-1902,her father was John Belshaw 1807-1864. I can't find his father or further back with the Belshaws. John and Jane were from Co Down but it's possible that John's family were from Northern England as it's a well known name there. Any ideas please.

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Re: Belshaw
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 November 15 22:06 GMT (UK) »
registers.nli.ie   ??

If they were RC!!

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Re: Belshaw
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 November 15 22:19 GMT (UK) »
Is this the correct John Belshaw?
Letters of Administration of the personal estate of John Belshaw late of Lisburn County Antrim Publiean [Publican] deceased who died 12 August 1864 at same place were granted at Belfast to Mary Wilson of Lisburn Widow a Child of said deceased.
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Re: Belshaw
« Reply #3 on: Friday 06 November 15 08:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi
   Some Belshaws listed in the Ros Davies site. See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rosdavies/SURNAMES/B/BehBew.htm

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Stewart, Irwin, Morrison, Haslett, Murrell - Dungiven area Co. Londonderry
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Neil, Smyth _Co. Antrim

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Re: Belshaw
« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 November 15 15:36 GMT (UK) »
 Thanks for all the replies. The Belshaws were Presbyterian.I'm not sure about the John that was a publican,i don't think he's my family,I think John was a weaver.There was another Belshaw family from Antrim. I will have another look at Ros Davis site.  John's father would have been born abt 1785.

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Re: Belshaw
« Reply #5 on: Friday 06 November 15 16:06 GMT (UK) »
Did John's daughter Jane Belshaw marry? if so, what's her father's occupation on her marriage certificate? and what was her residence? when and where did she marry?

By 1860s there would have been fewer weavers working from home than in the previous generation so your John Belshaw could certainly have acquired another occupation by the time he died. However, you said originally that John Belshaw was born 1807 and died 1864- what's the basis for this?

It looks like the Lisburn John Belshaw might have been born c1788-
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRG7-7P8

This John Belshaw born c1807 died 1868 Newtownards district-
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR5F-L3K
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Re: Belshaw
« Reply #6 on: Friday 06 November 15 18:09 GMT (UK) »
At Lurgan First Presbyterian Church there is John bapt June 1, 1804, Isabella bapt Feb 17, 1806, and Ann bapt May 4, 1808.  The father is John of Lurgan.  There is no wife or occupation listed.   The records 1775-1803 ish   are missing. 

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Re: Belshaw
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 14 November 15 00:10 GMT (UK) »
 The John Belshaw that was born 1807 and died 1868 is my great x2 grand dad.He was a weaver.His daughter Jane 1844-1904 married James McMillan also a weaver. He was from Glasgow 1840-1916.
   I can't find John's father,he could have been born in England and gone to Ireland,I don't know.Usually there is a record that give a parent but in this case I can't find one.
   John's wife was Fanny McRobert,I can trace them a couple of generations back.
   Any help welcome
   Ps they were all from the Newtownards area.

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Re: Belshaw
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 25 November 15 16:40 GMT (UK) »
Thanks 00for all your help. I think the John Belshaw from Lurgan is the one I'm looking for. I'll try to find more records for this John.