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”
This post is long overdue; several years ago I received confirmation that my great uncle Oswald Hewer Jamison was born in northern England, but I somehow forgot to post an update on here. The question of Oswald’s place of birth was first posed ten years ago by Nevin of the North Antrim Local Interest List blog. Nevin had located an Oswald Hewer in an 1895 registry … Continue reading Oswald Hewer Jamison – Born in Cumbria 1895
Following up an earlier clue from the 1901/1911 census records that my great-grandmother Annie Jamison nee Hewer was born in England, together with information provided by Nevin at NALIL that Annie’s son Oswald Hewer Jamison was born in Cumbria I was able to locate a birth certificate for Annie from 1874 from the General Register’s office online. Annie would thus have been 21 when her son … Continue reading Annie Hewer, A Lead Miner’s Daughter
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
I’m following up a lead from Nevin from NALIL, who located an entry for an Oswald Hewer (as a surname rather than a middle name), born 1895, in Wigton, Cumbria. The birth date fits with my grandfather’s brother’s estimated birth. I believe that Oswald’s mother was English; this may be that the reason we haven’t located William and Annie’s marriage certificate in NI; they may … Continue reading Oswald Hewer Jamison – born in England?