Author Topic: Robert George Black and Eliza Black - Antrim/Belfast  (Read 651 times)

Offline gaffy

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Re: Robert George Black and Eliza Black - Antrim/Belfast
« Reply #9 on: Monday 01 January 18 11:46 GMT (UK) »

... There was a couple called Robert Black and Margaret Ewart who got married in 1870 and had a number of children (including a son William, but no son Robert that I can see) - while Robert, husband of Margaret Ewart, did indeed die just some months before Margaret 'Black alias Black' married William John Marshall in 1881, Margaret's father in the 1870 marriage was given as Francis Ewart, which is far removed from the given father 'William Black' in the 1881 marriage ... 


Robert Black and Margaret Ewart can be disregarded, I've tracked Margaret and she is definitely not the same person as the Margaret Black who married William John Marshall in 1881 or the Mary Ann Black with whom William John Marshall had several children in the late 1880s.  It was never a strong possibility anyway, but out it goes for definite.


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Re: Robert George Black and Eliza Black - Antrim/Belfast
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 22:07 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for doing that gaffy.

I was not aware of that 1908 news story so perhaps it may be linked. Though I don't have any other information which could confirm this.

What is of interest and may be a potential lead which I need to look into is, the remarriage of WJ Marshall and his appearance in the census. Most of the children are stated to be step children to WJ head of household and take the name McLaren from his wife's widower. However, there is one other child, his son William Marshall who (I don't have the record in front of me and I'm on my phone but I believe this to be correct) who was 19 years old and born in Scotland. If he was married to Mary Black then it is all too possible that this is his child with her. In which case, the Scottish records for birth and marriage may be worth pursuing.

Edit: I would say that this is William James Marshall in 1911. Louisa Street is just around the corner from the other streets mentioned. Which themselves are typically only one street apart.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Clifton/Louisa_Street/184401/

This puts his birth as Govan which is in Glasgow.

The search continues.
Ireland:
Antrim: Chisim (Chism/Chisholm), Ross, Black, Dornan, Bell, Gowdy (Goudy), Clawson (Classon), Lockhart (Locket), Rice, Muldoon, Montgomery, McKinley, Cochran, Armstrong, Stewart, Morris
Down: Blackwood
Derry: Blaney (Blayney), Creamer (Cramer/Creanor)
Fermanagh: Downey, Rice
Tyrone: Hamilton, Irwin

England:
Lindores

Wales:
Johns

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