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George William Strong/Northern Ireland
My great grandfather was George William Strong. I have very little information as all his children have passed away. We were told he had a stud farm somewhere in Northern Ireland. He allegedly lost his temper with a british lady who was hitting one of the horses and she took him to court suing him for swearing at her for all that he had. He possibly was in the irish constabulary when he was very young. He was married and divorced in Ireland. We think he was born circa 1861. After losing his farm he emigrated to South Africa possibly with his brother called Peter. He worked there as a stock inspector and married a dutch lady named Elizabeth Maria Hamer. He had ten children with her and perhaps their names will give a clue to his connections in Ireland. They were Mary, Norah, Bessie, Sydney, James(Jim), Richard(Dick), Peter. He apparently had two sons by a previous marriage but we are not sure if this was in Ireland or South Africa. We have not been able to get any information as most of the Irish papers were burnt in 1922 so no census info is available and it is very difficult to establish much in Ireland. Any information would be very much appreciated. We did find that two brothers named William and George Strong had land in Fermanagh and wondered if they are perhaps distant family?


Posted: 2008, Member logged in: 2010
Ireland (Country), Ireland

 



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