Updated Details for Annie Jamison And A Picture of Her Son, William

Following up on my recent post about the two Williams (my paternal great grandfather and his eldest son), I’ve received some great additional snippets of information for both William Junior and his mother Annie Jamison, nee Hewer. Death of Annie Jamison, nee Hewer Nevin at the North Antrim Local Interest List blog sent me a copy of Annie’s death certificate, which I hadn’t been able … Continue reading Updated Details for Annie Jamison And A Picture of Her Son, William

A Scandal In 1936- When Eliza Purcell Murdock Met Charles Frederick Jamison

When I was quite young, I was a typical little pitcher with big ears, and I often overheard strange family stories and salacious scraps of lore. One such story was from my mother, talking about my dad’s two mysterious half-sisters. She recalled vague rumours that they were the products of an illicit relationship or a first marriage of his dad, my grandfather Charles Frederick Jamison. … Continue reading A Scandal In 1936- When Eliza Purcell Murdock Met Charles Frederick Jamison

Updating The Family Tree – Farewell, Aunt Hilda

Two and a half years ago I published this post about my aunt Hilda, the only Jamison sibling of my dad’s generation that I hadn’t traced. I didn’t even know for sure if she was still alive, as her last known address was in Ontario, Canada. House moves on both sides of the Atlantic meant the remaining family members had lost contact details. While working … Continue reading Updating The Family Tree – Farewell, Aunt Hilda

A Tale of Two Williams – A Father & Son Who Died within 4 Years of Each Other

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

Updating the Family Tree – William McDowell Jamison’s Parents, Date & Place of Birth

Fantastic source of North Antrim genealogy info and all-round great guy Nevin Taggart from the North Antrim Local Interest blog contacted me in July (I know, I’ve got a backlog of blog posts to thrash out!) with some exciting news for this site; he had located a baptism record for my paternal great-grandfather William McDowell Jamison. Up to this point, William was as far back … Continue reading Updating the Family Tree – William McDowell Jamison’s Parents, Date & Place of Birth

Updating the Family Tree – Farewell, Aunt Phyllis

It’s always hard to write these sad updates; they diminish, not add to our family story, but they are an unavoidable element of any family history. It’s with great sadness that I pass on news of the loss of my Aunt Phyllis nee Jamison, earlier in the year in March, aged 83. (edit – corrected from 84) Phyllis passed away in Belfast, and is survived … Continue reading Updating the Family Tree – Farewell, Aunt Phyllis

Updates to the Family Tree

Thanks to my second cousin David (I figured out our degree of cousin-ness here on Ancestry.com’s blog ) I’ve updated the family tree with regards to his parents’ names and key dates, and I’m hoping to get some more information on the descendants of William Jamison soon. On my grandfather’s side, I’ve updated some details for my cousins Richard and David, sons of my aunt … Continue reading Updates to the Family Tree

Shore Road Belfast – 1966 Video

In my last post I shared some pictures of the Jamison garage and houses at 265-269 Shore Road, Belfast, that stood until their demolition in the 1980s; on the site now stands a printing shop. The pictures were screen grabs from a  video of Belfast in 1966, which Jimmy, a member of the Belfast forum, has posted on Youtube: Of particular interest to me and my … Continue reading Shore Road Belfast – 1966 Video

Jamison Garage on Shore Road Belfast- Updated Picture(s)

I talked about the most recent picture I had of the family garage on the Shore Road, Belfast in a previous post ; the picture from the 1950’s was sourced from the Belfast Forum, an invaluable source of history, pictures and local knowledge for all things Belfast; there’s a particularly great (and very long!) thread about Belfast’s Shore Road: you need to create an account to … Continue reading Jamison Garage on Shore Road Belfast- Updated Picture(s)

Desperately Seeking Hilda…

When one of my Jamison cousins reconnected with me recently  I was able to add to my treasure trove of pictures of Jamison aunts and uncles when they were younger. As well as some cracking pictures of his mum, Richard sent me two pictures of my aunt Hilda as a young woman. This was great for two reasons; the only pictures I had of Hilda previously … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Hilda…