Author Topic: George McNeight/McKnight Died 1884 Ravarnette, Lisburn, Co Down  (Read 296 times)

Offline tedd1ebear

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George McNeight/McKnight Died 1884 Ravarnette, Lisburn, Co Down
« on: Wednesday 20 June 18 17:21 BST (UK) »
My 2 x Great Grandfather George McNeight/McKnight is my "brick wall".
He married an Ann McClement, ( no marriage record found).and they had their first child in Newtownards 1831.  (recorded in First Newtownards Presbyterian Church records). They had a further eight children up to 1849, all born Newtownards.

One was my Great grandmother Margaret Jane  c 1833 ( no birth record for her) .
Between 1874/1877 Margaret Jane McNeight and her husband Hugh Simpson moved to Culcavy, Blaris.

George McKnight's death is recorded  19 March 1884, Widow, at Ravarnet, and his son in law Hugh Simpson was present at death.  I have not been able to find a Burial location for George McKnight.
His daughter Margaret and her family are buried in Blaris Cemetery, Hillsborough Road Lisburn, Opp Lagan Valley Hospital, ( Sect C, Plot #139 No headstone). Lisburn Council have confirmed no record of burial for George in this cemetery.   I am at a loss where to look. Any help appreciated.

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Re: George McNeight/McKnight Died 1884 Ravarnette, Lisburn, Co Down
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 June 18 09:02 BST (UK) »
For reference- George's age given as 66 years-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1884/06340/4818224.pdf

Did wife Ann die in 1868 age 45? this death has been checked and ruled out by tedd1ebear

Have you checked all the local churchyards? Unfortunately it's usually on the Church of Ireland that keeps burial records and if there's no headstone it could be impossible to find a place of burial unless you come across a newspaper announcement or death letter.
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Re: George McNeight/McKnight Died 1884 Ravarnette, Lisburn, Co Down
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 June 18 09:03 BST (UK) »

George McKnight's death is recorded  19 March 1884, Widow, at Ravarnet

...but where did wife die??  Maybe buried with her??

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Re: George McNeight/McKnight Died 1884 Ravarnette, Lisburn, Co Down
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 21 June 18 09:11 BST (UK) »
The death record actually lists (correctly) George as a widower not widow.
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