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Re: Nelson
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 06 February 11 05:39 GMT (UK) »
Ok ! I've hit a road block :(

How do I find out who Rev. Samuel Banks Nelson's parents are?
I've check a bunch of records and books and have zilch.
I have no idea if they are from Belfast as well or not?

Where would be the first place for me to look?
Also my dad thought he heard a long time ago that Samuel Nelson had either one or a few brothers?

Hmmmm

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Re: Nelson
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 06 February 11 07:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
    I have looked in several sources for Samuel's birth with no success. However if he was born before 1864 there will be no Civil Registration of his birth so you will have to depend on church records and for those you need to know the local area where he was born.

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Re: Nelson
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 06 February 11 09:48 GMT (UK) »
Not sure if Samuel would be listed in the Fasti of the Presbyterian Church (which covers ministers ordained and received into the church) but if he is then his father's name, his home congregation, birthplace, etc. might be listed. If not, there might be other Assembly records. The Minutes from the appropriate date might say something like "Samuel Nelson from Newtownards congregation accepted as a student" which would give you a location to start looking for his family. This is why I've suggested contacting the Presbyterian Historical Society.
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Re: Nelson
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 06 February 11 14:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi!

Ok its starting to make sense now!

I will try and contact the historical society first!

Thanks so much for your guidance

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Re: Nelson
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 06 February 11 14:17 GMT (UK) »
If you do get more details from them let us know so we can search further.
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Re: Nelson
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 06 February 11 14:20 GMT (UK) »
Oh! Definitely!
Thanks again!

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Re: Nelson
« Reply #15 on: Monday 21 June 21 23:34 BST (UK) »
Hi. My name is Shawn Nelson. I an from Hamilton Ontario Canada. My father is Lindsay McBride Nelson. His Siblings are Nancy, William, Jean, David, Barbara, and Samual(Banks lll). His Father was Samual Banks ll and his Grandfather was The Rev Samuel Banks l. I have tried to attached a few pictures. Our family burial plot in Hamilton, a picture of the Reverend, and a picture of Knox Presbyterian Church before the fire and after the fire. According to my father the name of his sermon the day before the fire was Fire on the Mountain.

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Re: Nelson
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 30 June 21 01:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Shawn

I hope Kasn is still watching as that is a lovely lot of information you have added. I was looking to see if there could be a connection to my unexplored Nelson family of Garvaghy Co Down.

I see that Rev Samuel's wife (Ashley) was from Rathfriland in Co Down which is an area associated with my Henry family. My 4x gt grandfather Brice Henry (1773-1852) married a Mary Nelson (1772-1850) of Garvaghy, daughter of Arthur and his wife nee Brown. Not enough information to establish if there is a connection.

Unfortunately my image of Nelson probate records from an index is not in a file I can attach. I think they came from a Co Down website. A footnote says to also look at the names Nealson, Nielson and Neilson.

Arthur Nelson; Fedney 1831
James Nelson; Fedney 1769
John  Nelson; Fedney 1806.

Also a Widow Margaret Nelson, Garvaghy 1742
and Robert Nelson, Garvaghy 1810.
 
I am able to copy my list from the Tithes and included is a Samuel Nelson from Fedney. Again not enough to establish a link to my family but could be of interest. 1834 was the year the Tithes were recorded in this area.

    Tithes:
Neilson, Ebenezer Townland: Knockgorm Year: 1834
Neilson, John Townland: Kilkinamurry Year: 1834
Nelson, Eben. Townland: Knockgorm Year: 1834
Nelson, James Townland: Carnew Year: 1834
Nelson, James Townland: Garvaghy Year: 1834
Nelson, John Townland: Carnew Year: 1834
Nelson, John Townland: Kilkinamurry Year: 1834
Nelson, Moses Townland: Fedney Year: 1834
Nelson, Samuel Townland: Fedney Year: 1834
Nelson, Thomas Townland: Fedney Year: 1834

I am fairly certain the Ebenezer Nelsons are related to me as Brice and Mary had a son Ebenezer Henry born 1830 and died at Knockgorm in 1906. Ebenezer's oldest brother James Henry was born 1798 in Ayr, Scotland because Brice had sent his wife Mary nee Nelson away from the area due to the 1798 rebellion. The Garvaghy Nelson family was said to be Scottish in origin.

James Henry also married a Mary Nelson but of Knockgorm and her Nelson family is believed to be English in origin.

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Linda


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Re: Nelson
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 30 June 21 03:30 BST (UK) »
I can only see one Samuel nelson born Donaghadee between 1864 and 1870
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1865/03566/2313880.pdf

This Samuel b 11 Aug 1865 was son of Samuel Nelson, tailor of Sandy Row Donaghadee and Margaret nee Nelson.