Farewell Colin

It is very hard to have to write this post – my cousin Colin died on the 14th March 2011, aged just 43. His funeral is being held on Monday in London.

I have updated the family tree, and will post some pictures of Colin soon. We will all miss you dreadfully Colin – I will look for you in the skies and moon.



Descendant Chart Updated

Just a quick note to say that I have updated the descendant list chart with Uncle Ken’s details, and the names of his grandchildren from his son Darren and his daughter Debbie.

Pictures of Uncle Ken hopefully to follow shortly.

See the updated descendant list here: Pedegree chart (PDF file)


Farewell Uncle Ken

It is with great sadness that I pass on news of the loss of another Jamison – my uncle Kenneth (Ken), born 5/10/1941 in Annahilt, County Down, died 29/12/2010 in Mill Hill, London.

Ken was my father’s brother, and although we didn’t have too much contact with him, it is with a great sense of loss that we mark his passing.

I attended his funeral together with the family of my father’s other brother, my Uncle Harold. It was sad to think that Harold may be the last Jamison of his generation left now, as we have lost touch with the last two of his sisters.

Ken “the Crack” (for his great sense of humour and his tall, funny tales) Jamison.
5/10/1941 – 29/12/2010.

North Antrim Local interest List – Link to Jamison History


This is a great blog and this post in particular was intstrumental in Barbara and I starting our Jamison/Purcell/Huer family quest!

Many thanks to Nevin for the post and for his invaluable assistance since in putting us in touch with various people who have helped us piece the past together.

Margaret x


Pictures from Scotland, November 2009

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Visit to Antrim June 2009

From: 6th July 2009

Our visit to Antrim a few weeks ago was fantastic, and we managed to get to 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 share it here!



Announcing New Arrival Jamison Goodwin

From: 30th June 2009

We’re over the moon to be able to annouce the arrival of Master Jamison Goodwin, on Tuesday 23rd June 2009 in London, to Denise and James.

Mum and baby doing very well, and our congratulations to the whole family – the latest sixth generation Jamison descendant of William Jamison has now been added to the descendant list!

If you know of any Jamison descended baby we’ve missed out, please get in touch; we’d love to hear about them!



Wonderful Purcell Pictures and Updates!

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.


Family Reunion Trip to Scotland!

From: 10th December 2009

I’ve just returned from a wonderful six day visit to the highlands, taking in Inverness, the village of Tomatin, and Kintail near the Isle of Skye in Rosshire, to visit my cousins Barbara and Freddy and their mother, my aunt Ara and my cousins Liza and Rusty who are my aunt Winnie’s daughters.

I also met my uncle Donald and many of the younger generation of Jamison-MacAskills. Thank you to everyone who took the time to talk to me and show me aound, it was wonderful to reconnect with so much family in one whirlwind trip, and thank you for your grand hospitality! I have a much better understanding of our family history since Fred and Eliza’s time, which Uncle Donald was especially helpful with. I was invited to my second cousin’s wedding,and a good time was had by all!

I will be creating a separate page with pictures from this trip, which I hope to repeat soon in the spring of 2010, once the snows have cleared!

Margaret x