With the arrival of the third UK COVID lockdown, 2021 is offering unique opportunities to catch up with outstanding family history blog posts. One that’s been on my to-do list for quite a while is the timeline of my long-lived great-grandfather, William McDowell Jamison, compared with his namesake son William Jamison, who sadly died in 1935 aged just 37. William Senior outlived his son, dying … Continue reading A Tale of Two Williams – A Father & Son Who Died within 4 Years of Each Other
In my last post I finally got round to writing about the place and circumstances of my great uncle Oswald’s birth– in this post I’m recording his sad demise at the young age of just seventeen. Oswald was born in 1895 in Cumbria to my great-grandmother Annie Hewer; at some point she moved to Northern Ireland and married my great-grandfather William McDowell Jamison (I have … Continue reading Death of Oswald Hewer Jamison Aged 17 – “Son of a Groom”
“Only connect!” (E.M. Forster) This is a follow-up post to last week’s Filling In Some Gaps post; it’s just to say thank you to Jennifer, who is my great uncle William’s great-granddaughter; it’s beyond me to work out the actual relationship, but I think it’s second cousin removed once or twice! But more importantly than degrees of relationship, it’s been great to meet a fellow … Continue reading Welcome to Jennifer!
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 … Continue reading Filling in some gaps – new information on the descendants of William McDowell Jamison
One of the first really good leads I had on my journey to trace back the Jamisons was a fabulous post by Nevin Taggart in his blog NALIL (North Antrim Local Interest List), a local history, culture and genealogy site with a wealth of fantastic info. The post is here: Jamisons of the Giant’s Causeway. NALIL is a great place to start your own search … Continue reading Jamisons of the Giant’s Causeway – the NALIL Blog
From: 6th July 2009 Our visit to North Antrim a few weeks ago was fantastic; we managed to visit quite a few places associated with the Jamisons including Bushmills, Giant’s Causeway (including the school there) and Belfast. I hope to be sent a picture from the Causeway school from the period when our grandfather and his siblings attended; as soon as I get anything I’ll … Continue reading Visit to North Antrim June 2009