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Ireland / Re: Long Lost in 1911 census
« on: Tuesday 14 September 10 23:11 BST (UK)  »
Hi Fifer

"Our" Jane Long's mother was Eliza Jane Brooks and her father William, born in Muff.  She is mostly refered to as Jean.  My husband used to stay with her and her husband when he was at school in Belfast.  She signed the Ulster Declaration as "Jeannie".

We had a reply from a query we made to Derry City Council about Georges Street and they think that it may be a street that wasn't digitised and so should be included soon.  The street is listed in the 1901 census and not 1911.  The 3 missing Longs should hopefully be found there in due course.

Thanks to all who are/have been searching for me.


Donegal / Re: No Burial Register
« on: Tuesday 14 September 10 23:05 BST (UK)  »
Hi Maura

Thanks for looking for me - I do appreciate all the help given.  I think that you have found my website listed on the Donegal resources page! It is a wonderful resource for all of us interested in Donegal and I try to send Lindel anything that may be of interest after I have been to Donegal.

I do have contacts with the Muff Parish Church (CofI) and hope that they will be able to look in their burial register as there is a McConnell grave there where she may be buried.

Meanwhile thanks to all of you who are/have been helping.

Donegal / Re: No Burial Register
« on: Tuesday 14 September 10 16:40 BST (UK)  »
Greenbank Pres church has it's own graveyard alongside. There is only 1 grave marked with Brooks on a headstone there.
I have looked in Muff (CofI) churchyard which is the local one also other CofI and Pres churchyards in the area, and there are no Brooks headstones there.
So I will have to keep on trying!?!?
Thanks for your help- Ellen

Ireland / Re: Long Lost in 1911 census
« on: Tuesday 14 September 10 10:35 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for all of you are looking for me.  I had looked at some of them and discounted them because of the place of birth not being correct.  I may have to rethink though - as you say if someone else filled in the form they may have got that wrong.


Ireland / Re: Long Lost in 1911 census
« on: Tuesday 14 September 10 10:34 BST (UK)  »
Hi Fifer

yes, definitely the right Margaret thanks!!  The family is my husband's father's - he was the Robert Brooks McConnell!!

Many thanks anyway for your help.

Ireland / Re: Long Lost in 1911 census
« on: Monday 13 September 10 23:52 BST (UK)  »
Thanks again Aghadowey - I have already seen the 1901 but just can't find the 1911 for 3 of the family!!
All the best, Ellen

Donegal / Re: No Burial Register
« on: Monday 13 September 10 23:51 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Aghadowey.
It was Greenbank Presbyterian church near Muff. I was not aware that Presbyterians did not keep burial records, I wonder why?
There must be someone who knows who is buried in that grave, as there were the remains of a wreath on it when we visited last.
We shall have to keep trying to find out!
Best wishes, Ellen

Ireland / Long Lost in 1911 census
« on: Monday 13 September 10 15:13 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to locate the whereabouts of 3 members of the Long family in the 1911 census. 
In 1901, the family - father William, mother Eliza Jane and 5 of their 6 children, William, Samuel, Jean, Frances and Margaret were living in Muff Co. Donegal with Eliza's mother, Jane Brooks.
Eliza died in 1906 and so in the 1911 census the children were living with various relatives and I have found eldest son James and his brother William living with grandmother Jane Brooks in Muff.  The youngest daughter Margaret was living with her aunt Frances McConnell (my husband's grandmother) and family in Belfast.  Samuel was in the British Royal Navy on a ship in the China Sea.
I cannot anywhere in Ireland or UK find William snr, Frances and Jean.
In 1912 all the family except Margaret and Samuel signed the Ulster Declaration/Covenant. By now Jean was living in Belfast with the McConnells.  William and Frances were living at 6 Georges Street Londonderry City.  There do not appear to be any houses in this street recorded in the 1911 census although neighbouring Henry Street is listed.
Please can anyone shed any light on the mystery of where William, Frances and Jean were hiding in 1911?

Thanks very much in anticipation!

Donegal / No Burial Register
« on: Monday 13 September 10 14:15 BST (UK)  »
Bob and I were at Greenbank Church last year looking for his grandmother's grave.  She died in Muff in 1941 but her family home was in Crehennan.  There is a grave there with "Brooks" inscribed on it which was her maiden name.  We wondered if she may have been buried there so when we got home we wrote to the minister to ask about the burial register, only to be told in his reply that they don't have one but are hoping to start one!
Does anyone know if this is unusual and how we could find out if Frances McConnell (nee Brooks) was buried there?
I shall look forward as always to helful and interesting replies and debate - I love it!  Thanks everyone.

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