I first posted about my paternal grandmother being married twice a couple of years ago in this post – I now have a copy of her marriage certificate: Date of marriage: 23rd April 1924 Place of marriage: Bushmills Presbyterian Church, Presbytery of Route Marriage of: Samuel Murdock and Eliza McCurdy Purcell Age of groom: full (i.e. 21 years or older) Age of bride: 16 years, … Continue reading First Marriage of Eliza Purcell Jamison
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
This isn’t really about the Jamison family history, but it’s about a serious subject nonetheless; the relationship Northern Ireland has with its many chip shops. On mainland Britain, the chip shop now faces some serious competition from the plethora of Asian takeaways, kebab shops, Peri Peri joints and fried chicken shacks, but in Northern Ireland, apart from the eternal Chinese takeaway, chip shops rule supreme, … Continue reading For Cod, and Ulster – Northern Ireland’s Enduring Love of Chip Shops
I haven’t had much to update on here for a while, but I’ve now registered for the NI records office online search facility, and have today located the details of my paternal grandmother’s first marriage, aged 16, to Samuel Murdock of Molloy on the 23rd April 1924. It took place at “Bushmills Presbyterian” church; two such churches are listed so I may need to check … Continue reading First Marriage of Eliza Jamison nee Purcell – 1924
“Only connect!” (E.M. Forster) This is a follow-up post to last week’s Filling In Some Gaps post; it’s just to say thank you to Jennifer, who is my great uncle William’s great-granddaughter; it’s beyond me to work out the actual relationship, but I think it’s second cousin removed once or twice! But more importantly than degrees of relationship, it’s been great to meet a fellow … Continue reading Welcome to Jennifer!
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
One of the first really good leads I had on my journey to trace back the Jamisons 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 … Continue reading Jamisons of the Giant’s Causeway – the NALIL Blog
I have a WordPress blog for my writing (please check it out), and am very impressed with the platform and the features available, so I decided to move the old family tree website (jamisonsonline.co.uk) and the accompanying Blogger blog to WordPress. I’ve been having issues with having updating the site to be compatible with Safari etc, and this way I can concentrate on content instead of … Continue reading Welcome to our new WordPress Home!