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Down / Re: Penshioner
« on: Today at 12:59 »
It doesn't mean that they have stopped working, just that they are receiving a pension, for example, most commonly for service in the army or the RIC.

Antrim / Re: Dundrod Cemetery
« on: Thursday 21 October 21 10:54 BST (UK)  »
You could contact the church, but I'll forewarn you now of my experience.

I have two sets of relatives buried in Presbyterian graveyards in County Down, I know they're there because of newspaper death notices, but the churches don't have burial records for them and all one can see on the ground is an enclosed plot headed by a stone with the surname inscribed on it.  In one case, the tally of death notices confirms 11 in the grave and as I say, not a record held (and they're old burials, well beyond the memory of the living).

Antrim / Re: Dundrod Cemetery
« on: Thursday 21 October 21 09:14 BST (UK)  »
I can see several Graham inscriptions listed for Dundrod Presbyterian Graveyard, but no specific mention of John who died in 1909, however, the following one caught my eye, could he be one of a number buried here?

Family burying ground of John Graham, Legoniel, the family burying ground of William Graham, Carnaugless

[Black Marble Headstone with Iron Surrounding] [WILLIAM GRAHAM, 1891, No Will, 1891-1892]

Antrim / Re: Page family Antrim
« on: Wednesday 20 October 21 01:42 BST (UK)  »

... Charles Edward 1836 who died in Hong Kong ...

Charles Edward married Mary Anne Butler in 1860 ...

... but his death in 1929 was in Dublin, not Hong Kong:

The informant in attendance at death (above) was a son 'J Page', perhaps John Henry born at Oyster Island in 1865:

Is your Hong Kong reference maybe to his son?  I know that Charles Edward and Mary Anne had an earlier son at Oyster Island baptised in 1862 as Peter Charles Edward.

Antrim / Re: Page family Antrim
« on: Tuesday 19 October 21 23:25 BST (UK)  »
A Frances Page was baptised for parents Peter and Hariett Page in Wicklow (Church of Ireland) parish on 2 July 1841, DOB 26 June 1841, Peter's occupation was given as 'Light House'.

Ireland / Re: Tedford, Lyett/Lyat/Lyaught, Morrow, McGee/Magee, Prosser and more
« on: Monday 18 October 21 01:54 BST (UK)  »
Less than 3 months before William Tedford married Margaret Magee in 1850, a William Magee of Cloncore married a Sarah McNally (in the same church), William's father was given as Robert Magee, labourer, and one of the witnesses - William Williamson - is the same name as one of the witnesses to the Tedford-Magee marriage:

So just maybe a brother of Margaret.

Ireland / Re: Ancestors of Martin and Mary Bergin.
« on: Sunday 17 October 21 12:24 BST (UK)  »
The only thing I can offer you is the information from 'RootsIreland' transcripts for Mountmellick parish, the marriage I mentioned has a date of 1 January 1844, there is a baptism for Anne for those parents dated 1 March 1846 - there is literally nothing else recorded and I couldn't find these in the registers available on the NLI website.  No record for a son Richard, though there was a son transcribed as Michael, (baptismal) date 1 December 1844.

Ireland / Re: Ancestors of Martin and Mary Bergin.
« on: Saturday 16 October 21 16:13 BST (UK)  »
Hello, there is some similarity between the childrens' names you mention and those for children baptised for parents Martin Bergin/Bergan and Mary Quigly who got married in Mountmellick RC parish, Co. Laois in 1844, does that trigger anything? - I can provide individual's details if you like:

Edited to add: So as an example, in the 11th entry down of the following link, Bridget Bergin was baptised on 11 May 1851 for parents Martin Bergin and Mary Quigley:

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