I haven’t had much to update on here for a while, but I’ve now registered for the NI records office online search facility, and have today located the details of my paternal grandmother’s first marriage, aged 16, to Samuel Murdock of Molloy on the 23rd April 1924.
It took place at “Bushmills Presbyterian” church; two such churches are listed so I may need to check records.
I’ve ordered a copy of the marriage certificate, and hope to find out more details – watch this space!
I had some very exciting news yesterday courtesy of Nevin over at NALIL; Nevin put me and my cousin Barbara in touch with Jennifer, who is a great, great grand-daughter of William McDowell Jamison, the earliest Jamison I’ve managed to trace in our family tree.
Jennifer and Nevin have provided loads of information for my descendent chart, and I hope we gave some to Jennifer in return about our line! (Jennifer’s great-grandfather William and my grandfather Charles (Fred) were brothers, although there was quite an age gap between them, hence I suppose an extra generation slipping in!)
I have updated the Descendant chart; additions were under the family of William Jamison Jnr (son of Old William and Annie) his wife Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Cousins
Children of William Jnr and Betty Cousins:
- Christina (Jennifer’s grandmother, also known as Nan, registered at birth as Cousins but known
as Jamison at school)
- Laura Willemina Jamison
- Josephina Annetta Jamison (Netty)
- Harold Hewar (Huer?) Jamison
- Charles Henry McDole (McDowell?) Jamison (Harry)
- Oswald Alexander Jamison (Alec)
- Frederick William Henry Jamison (Billy)
- Mary Elizabeth Eleanor Jamison (Alma) who died at nine months old due to a heart problem.
- And one more possibly who died as a baby
Christina (Nan) Cousin’s children (unsure of father’s names)
- Yvonne Cousins
- Allistair Cousins
- Norman? Cousins – died young of a head injury related condition*
- Laura Cousins – mother of Jennifer
I have more information such as spouse names to add to the chart; this is a wonderful revelation as we only really had information relating to the family of my grandfather Charles Frederick Jamison – Fred was one of four siblings, but one died as a teenager (Oswald Huer), one as a young woman (Harriet Anne), so its great to have such detailed information for William Jnr’s family.I also learnt that William Jnr’s back complaints were as a result of a World War 1 injury sustained when a horse kicked him during his time in the Royal Irish Rifles.
Many thanks to Jennifer and Nevin, and to Barbs for staying up while we pieced it all together!
Here’s hoping that 2012 is a better year for some of my Jamison family than 2011 was.
2012 is also going to be the year I finally start to get down on paper (or on a Word document) some of the tales, anecdotes and memories of my immediate family, my life in Belfast, and the family history that I have stored up from several sources. There will be a book, and hopefully several, as one book alone couldn’t capture all the events and characters even of the last couple of generations!
Attached is a beautiful chalk rendering of the only picture we have of our paternal grandmother Eliza, by my very talented artist cousin Barb.
Thank you Barb!
I’ve received a copy of Eliza’s death certificate today, and not only does it confirm her age at the time of her death (54), and the date (4/12/1962), there is also a bonus of her last registered address: Hillview Avenue, Newtonabbey, Belfast BT36. Below is a googlemap of the street (I think it’s the house with cream walls and dark brown windows and door).
It’s great to have these details, which I will now check with Uncle Harold, and possibly Uncle Donald,who hopefully can verify them.
From: 22nd September 2009
The home and gallery pages have been updated with a beautiful picture of my paternal gradmother, Eliza McCurdy Purcell – we had no pictures of our grandmother at all, so this is a wonderful addition.
Many thanks to Colin and Irene for providing a copy, and lots of fantastic and new family history, including a wonderful picture of my great grandmother, Jane Purcell. Thank you so much for introducing us to newly discovered relatives.