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Offline GDWrugby

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Davison - Ballymena
« on: Tuesday 13 November 18 00:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
    have had a road block for a few years so hoping I might have some luck pushing past it by posting here.

Looking for birth / baptismal information for Annie Davison who I believe was born around 1840.

I have the following information from her wedding certificate.


Surname   First Name   Year   Father's First Name   County
WEIR   JOSEPH   1864   WILLIAM   Antrim
Type   Civil Marriages
Date of Marriage   19/03/1864
Husband's Name   JOSEPH WEIR
Husband's Address   ARDOYNE
Husband's Occupation   LABOURER
Husband's Age   27
Husband's Denomination   Church of Ireland
Husband's Marital Status   Bachelor (Previously unmarried)
Husband's Father's Name   WILLIAM WEIR
Husband's Father's Occupation   DAMASK WEAVER
Husband's Witness   HORATIO DAVISON
Wife's Name   ANNIE DAVISON
Wife's Address   87 EWARTS ROW
Wife's Age   24
Wife's Denomination   Church of Ireland
Wife's Marital Status   Spinster (Previously unmarried)
Wife's Father's Name   THOMAS DAVISON
Wife's Father's Occupation   WARPER
Wife's Witness   MARY DAVISON
Comment   BY LICENCE REV J CRUPSLEY.
Address 1   ST MATTHEWS BELFAST Church of Ireland
Address 2   BELFAST
Address 3   SHANKILL

but have been unable to push back any further to get her exact birth date, mothers name or any further details about her father Thomas.

On her gravestone in Australia it says she was from Ballymena.

I have been able to get some good information on her brother Horatio but again don't seem to be able to push further back. He was born about 1839 and died 28 Nov 1910.

Any help breaking through this wall is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
GDWrugby
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Re: Davison - Ballymena
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 09:56 GMT (UK) »
Did her Australian death record name her mum at all?

Ewarts Row consisted of 66 houses occupied by the workers in Wm Ewart & Sons', mill and weaving factory, so fits well with her father's occupation as a Warper.
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Re: Davison - Ballymena
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 10:08 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately her death certificate did not record her mother.
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Re: Davison - Ballymena
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 19:42 GMT (UK) »
Tradition was to marry in the bride’s church which in the case of Annie’s marriage in 1864 was Church of Ireland. So she may have been that denomination. (And I note Horatio in the 1901 census was COI).

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Shankill_Ward/Cambrai_Street/984211/

If you think she came from Ballymena then her birth is too early for statutory birth registration (which only started in 1864) so you need to search for her baptism instead. Ballymena is in the parish of Kirkinriola. Their COI baptisms cover the years 1815 – 1895 without a break. So if that’s where she was baptised you may find it. The records may not be on-line anywhere, in which case you would need to get someone to look them up for you in PRONI (the public record office) in Belfast.
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