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James WHITTLE m. Nancy EWING, 1790s, Belfast?
« on: Saturday 06 October 07 02:34 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I'm looking for some help with my research for folks in America.

I want to track down a marriage between:

    James WHITTLE (b. 1764, Glenavy)
    Nancy EWING  [or Mary?]

Timeframe: 1785-1805.

Place: Belfast (most likely).

[JW was in trade with his brother John WHITTLE there, importing English woolen goods and exporting corn/flour.
Some EWINGs in Belfast were bankers and cotton mill owners.]

He was also involved with other brothers in mills (linen/flour) at Muckamore, so may have got married at Antrim town.

Religious presuasion: Protestant (Low Church)


At least one of the couple's early children (Mary WHITTLE) was born in Ireland, in the first decade of the 19thC.

Later James took his family to Liverpool, then to Co. Mayo to run a mill in Clew Bay near Westport. 

Don't know where he ended up - possibly Dublin.

Any help greatly appreciated,

Thanks,

John
WHITTLEY - Donegore, Ballycraigy, Newtownards, Guernsey, PALI
WHITTLE - Dublin, Glenavy, Muckamore, Belfast; Jamaica; Norfolk (Virginia), Baltimore (Maryland), New York
CHAINE - Ballymena, Muckamore, Larne
EWART, DEWART - Portglenone, Ballyclare
McAFEE, WALKER - Ballyrashane

"You can't give kindness away enough, it keeps coming back to you."
Mark Twain (aka Samuel CLEMENTS) [Family from Ballynure, Co. Antrim.]

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Re: James WHITTLE m. Nancy EWING, 1790s, Belfast?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 14 October 07 20:06 BST (UK) »
This looks like it might prove useful ...

    T/2637/5
    Genealogical table of the Ewing family,
    Belfast, 1731-1920,
    compiled c1970.

Held (apparently) at PRONI.


I found the handle to it by using the Search facility at www.nationalarchives.ie .

No such joy with searching PRONI's index.
Using either the surname or the doc ID.

[Maybe some of the proposed 30M spend (of our money) for redeploying the repository to Titanic Quarter in trendy down-town Belfast will be allocated to improving such logical things prior to the big move ... else it might struggle to stay afloat!]

John


Ref:  Record 8208 from 'Directory of Sources for Women's History in Ireland' Formno:  4864
 
Repository:  Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast
 
Main reference:  T/2637/2-5
Date:  c1970-c1974
Century:  19th, 20th
WHITTLEY - Donegore, Ballycraigy, Newtownards, Guernsey, PALI
WHITTLE - Dublin, Glenavy, Muckamore, Belfast; Jamaica; Norfolk (Virginia), Baltimore (Maryland), New York
CHAINE - Ballymena, Muckamore, Larne
EWART, DEWART - Portglenone, Ballyclare
McAFEE, WALKER - Ballyrashane

"You can't give kindness away enough, it keeps coming back to you."
Mark Twain (aka Samuel CLEMENTS) [Family from Ballynure, Co. Antrim.]

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Re: James WHITTLE m. Nancy EWING, 1790s, Belfast?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 March 08 07:22 GMT (UK) »
"Belfast Sixty Years Ago: Recollections of a Septuagenarian" which was written by the Rev. Narcissus G. Batt, A.M., Rathmullan, Co. Donegal mentions a Robert Ewing who was connected with Batt, Ewing & Co. www.libraryireland.com/articles/belfast60/index.php

There are posts on Genforum about the "Whittles of Glenavy and Liverpool." http://genforum.genealogy.com/whittle/messages/891.html

Christopher