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Samuel Shiels
« on: Wednesday 24 May 17 18:44 BST (UK) »
Hi!  I am looking for information about my Great Great Grandfather Samuel Shiels who died October 13 1878 in Aghadowey district of Coleriane Derry Ireland.  I was hoping to find a newspaper obituary .  If anyone could help me find that I would appreciate it very much. 

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Re: Samuel Shiels
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 May 17 23:01 BST (UK) »
Hello

Think I found his Will/probate. Left to Margaret, widow.

Any good?

http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/search/cwa/details.jsp?id=1639566360

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Re: Samuel Shiels
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 May 17 23:19 BST (UK) »
Widow Margaret Shiells was granted premission to administer Samuel's estate as he left no Will-
Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Samuel Shiells late of Ballydevitt County Londonderry Labourer deceased who died 14 October 1878 at same place were granted at Londonderry to Margaret Shiells of Curragh (Milltown Ballymoney) in said County the Widow of said deceased. effects under £20.

Strangely enough, no sign of him in Valuation Revision Book 1865-1880 under Ballydevitt (or Margaret under Curragh 1864-1888).
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Re: Samuel Shiels
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 May 17 23:43 BST (UK) »
Thanks Janine and aghadowey yes it seems that must be him thanks for sending the Will.  It is strange that there is no sign of Samuel in the Valuation Revision Book .  More mystery I am beginning to think I am searching for a needle in a haystack!  Tomorrow I am on to looking for John Samuel and Margaret in Scotland so have signed up for Scotslandpeople.  Wish me luck!  I think this will cost me a pound or two!

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Re: Samuel Shiels
« Reply #4 on: Friday 26 May 17 10:14 BST (UK) »
If you need any help with SP searches post the information on the Scotland board  :)



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Re: Samuel Shiels
« Reply #5 on: Friday 26 May 17 11:02 BST (UK) »
Yes thank you I will certainly look into that!

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Re: Samuel Shiels
« Reply #6 on: Friday 26 May 17 12:48 BST (UK) »
Not what you were originally looking for but I've found details of 2 children of Samuel Shiels and Margaret Martin! Still putting it altogether and will post later  :)
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Re: Samuel Shiels
« Reply #7 on: Friday 26 May 17 12:56 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much aghadowey will look forward to seeing that!

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Re: Samuel Shiels
« Reply #8 on: Friday 26 May 17 16:35 BST (UK) »
Robert Charles Price Shields (c1859 Co.Derry-1949) m.(1889 Belfast) Sarah Barr (c1865-1925)
1859 baptism posted previously may have incorrect birthdate
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1889/10721/5908754.pdf (railway official, father Samuel- landstewart) 1891- porter
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Down/Ormeau/Well_Street/1213760 (dock lab.)
1907 directory- 15 Well St. vacant
1918 directory- Delaware St.: 32. Shields, Robt., van man (not there in 1910)
burial (Sarah) https://ssl.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialRecordDetails.aspx?RecordID=8167.3477
burial (Robert) https://ssl.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialRecordDetails.aspx?RecordID=8107.6653

1. Samuel Shields (1889-aft.1901) https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1889/02456/1912568.pdf (16 Glasgow St., railway porter)
2. Robert Charles Price Shields (9 Nov.1891 Belfast-26 June 1935 Vancouver) m.(12 Mar.1923 Burnaby, BC) Mary “Minnie” Lyttle (c1898 Pettigo-aft.1935). birth: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1891/02371/1885221.pdf  (36 Parkmount St., father- porter)
marriage: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD89-ZYS 
Death: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRB-C3X

3. John Livingstone Shields (1894-aft.1901) https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1894/02275/1854475.pdf  (36 Parkmount St, lab.)
4. George Shields (c1896-aft.1901) https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1896/02175/1823858.pdf  (15 Well St., mother Sarah Jones)
5. Annie Shields (c1899-aft.1901)
6. William Shields (1901-25 May 1922) https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1901/01957/1755517.pdf  (15 Well St., lab.)
Belfast Newsletter, 26 May1922, p.1: SHIELDS- May 25, 1922, at Royal Victoria Hospital (from gunshot wounds), William, fifth and dearly-beloved son of Robert and Sarah Shields, 32, Delaware Street, Interment notice later. Same date, page 7: RENEWED DISORDER IN BELFAST. Fierce Fighting in the East End… William Shields, a well-known footballer, was shot dead. (under Casualty List it says he was shot in the head)
Irish Times, 12 July 1922: On the 12th of July 1922 the Irish Times reported into the death of William Shields, aged 21 of 32 Delaware Street Belfast. Mr. Shields was returning from work when he was shot by a sniper. Witnesses at the inquest told how they reported the incident to soldiers who only laughed. Mr. Sheilds was a professional footballer and described as a very promising lad.
https://issuu.com/glenravel/docs/mcmmurders/75 (includes photo)
burial: https://ssl.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialRecordDetails.aspx?RecordID=8147.955

7. Susan Elizabeth Martin Shields (1903) https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1903/01871/1728840.pdf  (15 Well St., lab.)
8. Thomas Hugh Shields (5 Sept.1906 Belfast-4 May 1972 Vancouver) m. Vera Marguerite Watts (d.bef.1972)
birth: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1906/01732/1684837.pdf  (72 Mount St., lab.)
death: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTH-PNL
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