Author Topic: Cassandra or Cassidy McKee, Daughter of James McKee and Susan Stitt? - Belfast  (Read 451 times)

Offline muriellecampbell

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At the marriage of Thomas Lonsdale and Eliza Baillie in 1922, there is a Cassie McKee who is a witness to the marriage on November 3rd.  I would like to find out if she related to the couple or a family friend.  She would be representing the family of Thomas Lonsdale.
My guess is that she is the daughter of James McKee and Susan Stitt from Belfast but I have no proof.  Can anyone help?  :-\ :-X ???
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Cassie is usually a nickname for Catherine but why do you think "She would be representing the family of Thomas Lonsdale"?

Added- there are 4 Cassie McKees in 1911 census- 1 Armagh, 1 Derry (city), 1 Antrim (town), 1 Belfast
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I read a post that said that Cassie is another name for Cassandra or Cassidy.  I did not realize that Cassie is another name for Catherine.  That is interesting because the mother of Thomas Lonsdale is Catherine Matchett (not McKee though) and his father is John Lonsdale.  It is possible that the Matchett and the McKee are related.   

The Cassie McKee would be in Belfast.  I would like to find out if she is the daughter of James McKee and Susan Stitt.  They have a daughter born on July 4th, 1869 living at 18 Richomond St.  Would Catherine /Cassie be her sister?  I am trying to ascertain that she is related to Thomas Lonsdale and Eliza Baillie Boyles.  I would be grateful to find out if they are related. ;D :-\
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You are looking for a 'Cassie McKee' and as far as I can see all you have is the name from a marriage certificate. I've already pointed out there is one in Belfast in 1911 (I've not checked 1901 but easy enough for you to do so) but 'Cassie' could be Catherine, Kathleen, etc.

Why do you think she was related somehow to Thomas Lonsdale? why do you think she was a daughter of James McKee & Susan Stitt? You can check GRONI's database for McKee births with mother Stitt- only first name will be listed but FamilySearch civil registration index will show full name.
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