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Who did William Reid marry?
« on: Sunday 29 September 19 20:49 BST (UK) »
I'm looking for information about my Grandfather, William Reid, born 8/4/1897 in Belfast and died 17/8/1979 in the Moyle Hospital in Larne, Co Antrim.
He married Hannoria Gorman in Belfast on the 27 August 1921 but she died on the 21 January 1933.
William subsequently married a lady I only know as "Teeny". Sadly, I have no information about her at all other than to say she was alive when I was a youngster at home (I was born in 1947).
At some point "Teeny" died and William married a girl from Larne called Mary Ann (Molly) who died on the 13th May 1995 (no maiden name available). Molly was buried from Craigyhill Presbyterian Church in Larne. Any information would be appreciated.

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Re: Who did William Reid marry?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 September 19 06:52 BST (UK) »
Could Teeny have been a pet name for Christina?

Marriage of CHRISTINA DEANES and William Reid
on 11 August 1935

Group Registration ID   1382564
SR District/Reg Area   Dublin


Marriage of WILLIAM Reid and CHRISTINA Strong
on 21 April 1942

Group Registration ID   1388312
SR District/Reg Area   Ballina

No idea if either of these could be your William.  Not familiar with Ireland.
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Re: Who did William Reid marry?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 September 19 08:52 BST (UK) »
Northern Ireland civil records (births, marriages, deaths) only go up to 1921 for all-Ireland results which is probably why the 2 unlikely ones are posted above.

For 1922 and later you need to check GRONI's database but births less than 100 years old, marriages 75 years and deaths 50 years will not be available online there.

Searching for William Reid marriages 1933-1937 (4 year search restriction) shows 18 results for N.I.- with 5 in Belfast district including one 23 Mar.1935 to a Christina Magee. Others- 17 Apr.1933 bride Millar, 20 Nov.1935 bride Trainor, 20 May 1936 bride McAfee, 8 Sept.1937 bride Allen. Of course he could have married out of the Larne/Belfast area of after 1937.

You can register on GRONI (free) then purchased a few credits to do full searches, view certificates, etc.
https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/
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Re: Who did William Reid marry?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 30 September 19 09:55 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat  :)


At some point "Teeny" died and William married a girl from Larne called Mary Ann (Molly) who died on the 13th May 1995 (no maiden name available).


Following up on what aghadowey said above, for marriages after 'today's date' 1944 you will have to contact GRONI directly. Either by going to their search room in Belfast if you live in NI or the Republic or by communicating by telephone or e-mail.

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/contacts-az/general-register-office-northern-ireland

There are also four GRONI computer terminals situated in PRONI, Belfast.

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Re: Who did William Reid marry?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 September 19 09:57 BST (UK) »
He married Hannoria Gorman in Belfast on the 27 August 1921 but she died on the 21 January 1933.

Hannoria Reid buried 23 Jany 1933, Belfast City Cemetery - Glenalina Extension
Age 32
Residence 11 Tennent Street
Grave section/number J1 174

In same grave are
Christina Reid, buried 10 Sep 1952
Died 7 Sep 1952
Age 55
Residence Royal Victoria Hospital / 45 Lanark Street

and
Margaret Jane Reid, buried 12 March 1957
Died 9 March 1952, age 70
Royal Victoria Hospital / 11 Tennent Street

https://dof.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/

Could that Christina be wife number two?

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Re: Who did William Reid marry?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 30 September 19 10:03 BST (UK) »
Notice of Christina's death in the Belfast Telegraph, 9 September 1952.
Wife of William Reid.

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Re: Who did William Reid marry?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 30 September 19 10:17 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for all the replies to my query but jonw65 has hit the jackpot as I recognise the two addresses mentioned. Is it possible to view the Belfast Telegraph death notice online somewhere? (Sorry if I'm asking a silly question here but I'm new to this research game and still finding my way around!

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Re: Who did William Reid marry?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 30 September 19 10:23 BST (UK) »
Hi
Welcome to Rootschat.
You can see it on British Newspaper Archive.
If you just register with them (painless!) you get three page views (which you can download) for free.
https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/account/register

The OCR generated text is not great, but will help you find the correct image.
RElD—September 7. 1953 lauddenly), at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Chrietne. dearlyloved trite of William Reid. Funeral from her late residence, 45 Lanark Street. to-morrow......

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Re: Who did William Reid marry?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 30 September 19 10:43 BST (UK) »
1951 Belfast directory- Lanark St.: 45. Reid, William, moulder
http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/Lcomplete1951.htm

Was at same address in 1943 directory-
http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/Lcomplete1943.htm

However, in 1932 directory a William Magee is listed- perhaps connected to Christina Magee? which looks likely from 1911 census-
http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/Lcomplete1932.htm
http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Woodvale/Lanark_Street/179170/
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