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Re: Help please with my Ellen and Robert Blair
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 18 October 20 11:13 BST (UK) »
The marriage of Robert Blair and Elizabeth/Eliza Hughes easily found but his father is Richard Blair, dead (not Robert) which means he's unlikely to be Ellen's brother/half brother. Robert is a widower living at, I think, Bovain.
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1863/09650/5499792.pdf

So, looking for Robert's 1st marriage (in case father's name is incorrect) I found this one-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1849/09369/5393038.pdf
Robert Blair, age 22 (so born c1827), married Ellenor Rice, daughter of Charles Rice. His father again listed as Richard Blair.
Remember that one of Ellen Farrell's older daughters called Norah (a form of Eleanor as is Ellen) and she had a son called Charles.

This is how I think the family tree goes-
Richard Blair (d.before 1863)
1. Robert Blair (c1827) m.(1849) Ellenor Rice (d.by 1863), m.(1863) Elizabeth Hughes
     1. Ellen Blair (born before 1863? of daughter of Ellenor Rice)
     2. William Blair, witness to Ellen's 1886 marriage-possibly her brother/half brother

Now, back to Robert Blair's 2nd marriage to Elizabeth Hughes. There weren't a lot of Robert Blairs in Dungannon registration district (only 3 deaths) and I found this one early on-
Robert Blair died just before 1901 census- 7 Jan.1901 Ballynakilly, age 65, married, informant was a daughter Mary A.
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1901/05740/4620581.pdf

There's a widow Eliza Blair in Ballynakilly in 1901 and 1911-
http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Tyrone/Drumaspil/Ballynakilly/1736002/
http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Tyrone/Drumaspil/Ballynakilly/864992/ (says she an old age pension so would be worth looking for pension extract.
Possibly her death?
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1918/05175/4428151.pdf

Going back to Robert Blair's death- informant was daughter Mary A. Mc_ (hard to read) but here's her married in 1877- note bride's residence was Derry.
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1877/11140/8079720.pdf

more to follow...
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Re: Help please with my Ellen and Robert Blair
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 18 October 20 11:23 BST (UK) »
You are a complete superstar for putting that together, thats A MAZ ZING!!!!

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Re: Help please with my Ellen and Robert Blair
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 18 October 20 11:24 BST (UK) »
Not finished yet so keep checking back  ;)
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Re: Help please with my Ellen and Robert Blair
« Reply #12 on: Monday 19 October 20 11:38 BST (UK) »
Brief online-

Robert Blair (c1836?-7 Jan.1901 Ballynakilly), son of Richard Blair, m.1 (1849) Ellenor Rice (d.bef.1863); m.2 (12 Oct.1863 Killyman Parish Church) Elizabeth Hughes (c1841-1918?)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1863/09650/5499792.pdf
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1901/05740/4620581.pdf
http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Tyrone/Drumaspil/Ballynakilly/1736002/
http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Tyrone/Drumaspil/Ballynakilly/864992/
? https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1918/05175/4428151.pdf
1.   Mary Ann Blair (c1857-21 June 1913 Belfast) m.(1877) Robert John McStravick (c1858-19 Feb.1916 Belfast)- children: Robert Thomas, Elizabeth, Robert John, Francis, Thomas, 3 stillborn children
2.   Sarah Blair m. William Thompson- child: William
3.   Ellen Blair m.(1886) John Farrell
4.   ? William Blair
Children of Robert & Elizabeth?
1.   Eliza Jane Blair (1864-?1866)
2.   Catherine Blair (1866-?1866)
3.   Robert Thomas Blair (1867)
4.   Catherine Blair (1869)
5.   Eliza Jane Blair (1872) m.(1889) Thomas McCann- ch.: John, Annie, Maggie, Margaret Jane
6.   Son (10 Sept.1877 Derry, Tyrone) daughter
7.   Margaret Blair (c1879-1893 Belfast)
8.   John Blair (14 July 1880 Belfast-1890 Belfast)

Lots more details on the family but too much to post here so PM me your email address if you'd like the complete notes.
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Re: Help please with my Ellen and Robert Blair
« Reply #13 on: Monday 19 October 20 15:25 BST (UK) »
You are so good, thank you so much