Author Topic: Rev. William John McCracken, First Ballyeaston Church  (Read 449 times)

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Re: Rev. William John McCracken, First Ballyeaston Church
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 31 October 18 09:24 GMT (UK) »
This may or may not be him from 1841 census...

Name    William John Mccracken
Event Type    Census
Event Date    1841
Townland    Castlewellan Tn & Tnlnd
Parish    Kilmegan
Barony    Iveagh Upper Lower
County    Down
Event Place    Kilmegan, Down, Ireland
Father    James Mccracken       
Mother      Eliza Jane Massey    

Always best to check original source when possible. This William John McCracken gives his address as 19 Moorgate Street, Belfast and application dated 1921 (several years after Rev. William John McCracken died).
http://censussearchforms.nationalarchives.ie/search/cs/details.jsp?id=22111
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Re: Rev. William John McCracken, First Ballyeaston Church
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 31 October 18 10:13 GMT (UK) »
This may or may not be him from 1841 census...

Name    William John Mccracken
Event Type    Census
Event Date    1841
Townland    Castlewellan Tn & Tnlnd
Parish    Kilmegan
Barony    Iveagh Upper Lower
County    Down
Event Place    Kilmegan, Down, Ireland
Father    James Mccracken       
Mother      Eliza Jane Massey    

Always best to check original source when possible. This William John McCracken gives his address as 19 Moorgate Street, Belfast and application dated 1921 (several years after Rev. William John McCracken died).
http://censussearchforms.nationalarchives.ie/search/cs/details.jsp?id=22111

Thanks for the clarification aghadowey.

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Re: Rev. William John McCracken, First Ballyeaston Church
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 31 October 18 11:59 GMT (UK) »


In both census their is a niece living with them Jeannie Wallace - born Liverpool

And in 1901 there is a second Niece Annie Andrews, aged 18, born Co Down

Finding more information on these nieces could help find more siblings (although they may be his wife niece's etc)
McClean, Kelly, Murray, Higgins, McAnulty (McNulty, Conalty, Kinolty), Morgan, Rafferty, McPolin (All Co Down, Ireland) Bowman, Hooper(Yorkshire)

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Re: Rev. William John McCracken, First Ballyeaston Church
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 31 October 18 12:16 GMT (UK) »
Your replies came back so quickly.  I would like to thank you all for your kind promptness.  The find-a-grave website has been helpful.  However, there are some discrepancies:  For one thing, it mentions his wife as being a Miss Andrews in the article on him and  but then lists Rachel as being his wife.  A wee bit confusing.  His daughter Esther married  m. in 1899 to James McAuley Adair, who is related to  the McAuleys of Ardymaugh which is my line, hence my genealogical interest in this family.

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Re: Rev. William John McCracken, First Ballyeaston Church
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 31 October 18 23:47 GMT (UK) »
With regards to the Miss Andrews mentioned in the article perhaps you coud get a copy of his marriage cert to Rachel to see if he was a widower or alternatively contact the McCracken Clan Group on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/mccrackenclan/

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Re: Rev. William John McCracken, First Ballyeaston Church
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 01 November 18 06:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi, solidrock.  Yesterday evening I sent a fb friend request off to the McCracken group and am now awaiting their response.  However, I think the Miss Andrews may just be an error.  It could be that Rachel's middle name of Ann ended up for some reason as Andrews.

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Re: Rev. William John McCracken, First Ballyeaston Church
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 01 November 18 08:24 GMT (UK) »
see reply 4 from aghadowey they both appear to be single on the marriage cert
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Re: Rev. William John McCracken, First Ballyeaston Church
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 01 November 18 08:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi, solidrock.  Yesterday evening I sent a fb friend request off to the McCracken group and am now awaiting their response.  However, I think the Miss Andrews may just be an error.  It could be that Rachel's middle name of Ann ended up for some reason as Andrews.

Don't forget that there is a niece Annie Andrews living with them in 1901 though
McClean, Kelly, Murray, Higgins, McAnulty (McNulty, Conalty, Kinolty), Morgan, Rafferty, McPolin (All Co Down, Ireland) Bowman, Hooper(Yorkshire)

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Re: Rev. William John McCracken, First Ballyeaston Church
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 01 November 18 22:35 GMT (UK) »
Cwellan, good catch on that.  I forgot about the two nieces who were mentioned in the census.