One of the first really good leads I had on my journey to trace back the Jamisons, when faced with a dearth of real information, 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 for all things North Antrim, or just for a great read!
Many thanks to Nevin
Many thanks to the Belfast forum, where this wonderful picture was posted; it shows most of the family home and garage, which were situated on Shore Road, North Belfast, alas demolished in the 1980’s. Fred and Eliza Jamison moved their young family here from Lisburn in the 1950s’ and Fred set up business as Loughside garage, living in the adjacent house. Apart from the trams, this is how I remember the house and garage when I lived there during the early 1970’s.
This is a wonderful picture and really helped me re-establish details which had become a bit hazy. If you own the copyright to this picture of if you have any more of it, please do let me know!
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.
I’m pleased to report that we now have cousin Debbie and her children’s full names and dates of birth on the descendant’s chart, as well as Darren’s full details; see them here – with many thanks to Debbie!
Updated Descendant’s Chart:
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)
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.
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.
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Ara (Jamison) MacAskall, Margaret Jamison McGoverne
From the back, L to R: Barbara (Rusty) MacAskill, Donald MacAskill, Margaret Jamison McGoverne, Liza MacAskill, Barbara Jamison MacAskill (front)
Barbs at Totaig with her dog Nelly!
Margaret at Eilean Donan Castle
One of the views from Eilean Donan Castle
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!