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Happy New Year to Jamisons, Friends and Family!


Here’s hoping that 2012 is a better year for some of my Jamison family than 2011 was.

2012 is also going to be the year I finally start to get down on paper (or on a Word document) some of the tales, anecdotes and memories of my immediate family, my life in Belfast, and the family history that I have stored up from several sources. There will be a book, and hopefully several, as one book alone couldn’t capture all the events and characters even of the last couple of generations!

Attached is a beautiful chalk rendering of the only picture we have of our paternal grandmother Eliza, by my very talented artist cousin Barb.

Thank you Barb!

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Updated Details for Eliza Jamison; Dates and Last Place of Abode

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.

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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.

Oswald Hewer Jamison – born in England?

I’m following up a possible lead from Nevin from NALIL, who has found 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.

Barbara and I are chasing up this lead – Oswald’s mother was English we believe, and it may be that the reason we haven’t located William and Annie’s marriage certificate is because they wen’t married in Ulster? Oswald hewer isn’t a common name, and it may be that he was given Annie’s surname as a middle name, or maybe there’s some other story?

Watch this space…..

Margaret

http://www.jamisonsonline.co.uk/

North Antrim Local interest List – Link to Jamison History

http://nalil.blogspot.com/search?q=jamisons

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

http://www.jamisonsonline.co.uk

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!

Margaret

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