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David McAdams 1802-1881 and Hannah Creath 1807-1881 Belfast/Antrim?
« on: Sunday 16 October 16 15:50 BST (UK) »
I am searching for information on my 2nd great grandparents

I believe they lived in or around Belfast but that is based on the birth location given for one of their children.  David's birth year has appeared as 1800 and 1802 in Canadian records. I have been unable to find a death record for him but I believe he died after 1881 Canada census but before 1891.

His wife Hanna appears to have passed before the 1881 Canada census as David is widowed on the 1881 document

I know they were in Canada in 1861 but have not found an arrival year.

They had the following children


Mary Ann McAdams 1842–
   

Samuel McAdams 1845–
   
William John McAdams 1847–1935
   

Letticia McAdams 1848–1933

All the children were in Canada and I have marriages for all the children but incomplete info on the families after marriage beyond my direct grandparents and one other branch   

Any assistance or suggestions much appreciated

David McAdams
London, ON Canada

James McAdams 1849–1935
Dunbar, Clark,Bain, Lipp, Campbell, Pope, Barnard, Handcock, McAdams,Creath

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Re: David McAdams 1800-1883 and Hannah Creath 1807- before 1881
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 17:10 GMT (UK) »
Further feedback has indicated that Antrim may be incorrect but nothing definitive.

I have found David's death record.  He passed 24 DEC 1883 in Chatham, Kent, Ontario and age was given as 84 years so birth possibly 1799-1800.  Birth location only reported as Ireland and no parents listed.  He appears to have been with his daughter, Mary Ann McAdams and her second husband, Peter Woods as Peter is the informant on the death record.  They were living in Chatham, Ontario.  Cemetery searches have found no burial

Still no sign of Hannah after the 1871 Canada Census
Dunbar, Clark,Bain, Lipp, Campbell, Pope, Barnard, Handcock, McAdams,Creath

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Re: David McAdams 1802-1881 and Hannah Creath 1807-1881 Belfast/Antrim?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 19:55 GMT (UK) »
...I believe they lived in or around Belfast but that is based on the birth location given for one of their children.”    Which child please, as you say all born Canada
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Hanna Creath 1807-1881
I was unable to find any Creath in the Tithes]

using 1823-1837 Tithes Applotment Books  based upon the index work of the Irish Genealogy Hub’s The relevant original books are in the
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) Belfast
searching first for any David McAdam produced two in Keady co Armagh
McAdam, David-- Townland: Crossnamoil Year: 1825-Keady-Armagh
McAdam, David-- Townland: Dundrum Year: 1825-Keady-Armagh
other McAdams homesteads in the area included
McAdam, Edward-- Townland: Dunlarge Year: 1825-Keady-Armagh
McAdam, James-- Townland: Crossnamoil Year: 1825-Keady-Armagh
McAdam, James-Townland : Craigs Year: 1825-Portglenone-Antrim
McAdam, John-- Townland: Dundrum Year: 1825-Keady-Armagh
then I selected out the Co Antrim entries
McAdam, Joseph-Townland: Ballyrobin Year: 1827-Killead-Antrim
McAdam, James-Townland : Craigs Year: 1825-Portglenone-Antrim
 these last three are in Belfast surburba
McAdam, Saml.-Townland: Ballymartin Year: 1835- Carnmoney-Antrim
McAdams, Miss Townland : Upper Ballysillon Year: 1826-Shankill-Antrim
McAdams, Miss Townland: Upper Ballysillon Year: 1826-Belfast-Antrim

Spelling variations found McCadam, McCaddain, McCaddam, McCaddein, McCaddems,
McCadden, McCaden,   

about 30 years later in Griffiths valuation I find my first  Creath I am running out of time           
Creath   William   Townparks   Ramoan   Antrim
the next is alone a boarder in belfast in 1801
207 in Spamount Street (Dock Ward, Antrim)
Creath   Alex   23   Male   Boarder   English Church   County Antrim   Tailor   Read and write   English   Not Married

I am running out of time     further searches will include 1851 census fragments  ,  https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/proni   https://www.ancestryireland.com   
time up sorry keep going       lots of luck

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