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JAMES ALEXANDER WARD
Trying to find Birth Place - possibly Co. Tyrone - JAMES ALEXANDER WARD, born 1865 - 1869 Father's name: John WARD. Mother UNKNOWN James A. Ward had a brother Robert Thomas WARD born circa 1864 killed in ambush WW1 according to ' tradition'. James Ward and Mary McCool married in 1891 at the Strabane Catholic Parish in Strabane, County Tyrone. Mary McCool born 1872, Fintona, Omagh Civil District. Father's name George McCOOL Mother's name Rose GALLAGHER. Ward & McCool had 3 children Annie / John James / James Alexander. Mary Anne WARD nee McCOOL DIED Oct 10, 1900 in Derry. James remarried. Mary Jane DUGAN / DUGGAN St. Columba Church , Longtower, Derry. Name Joseph appears twice so obviously was important to them John JOSEPH Ward born in Malta in 1902 . Margaret JOSEPHINE Ward. born Malta 1901 James A. Ward retired from the Army in 1918 and died in St. Johnston 1921 , buried in old cemetery at St. Johnston, County Donegal .
Posted: 2019, Member logged in: 2021
HARPER,CLARK families,Strabane,County Tyrone.
I'm looking for information on the family of Rosanna CLARK,my 2x Great Grandmother,from Strabane,Co.Tyrone,Ireland.She was born C1830,in Strabane,and died in Ballarat,Victoria,Australia in 1908.Her parents were John CLARK and Martha HARPER,also from Strabane.Rosanna emigrated to Geelong,Victoria,aged 22 on the ship the "James T.Foord" in Dec.1852. She married John PRESTON from Islip,Oxfordshire in 1854;they had a large family of 12 children and settled near Geelong,Victoria. John Preston's family's arrival in Australia in 1844 on the "Abberton" has been very well documented in the Preston family history book-"Islip? Where's That?",but I would love to learn more about Rosanna Clark's family in Ireland.Any information would be welcome.
Posted: 2017, Member logged in: 2021
Searching for the FATHER of James A. WARD
MARY McCOOL and JAMES Alexander WARD married in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Strabane in 1891. Marriage Reg'r states that James' father is JOHN WARD, occupation Labourer. By 1902 a Malta birth certificate for James & his 2nd wife Mary Jane DUGGAN/DUGAN's daughter - Margaret Josephine Ward - born Dec 16, 1902, states that James' father JOHN WARD is Deceased.
Posted: 2014, Member logged in: 2021
red mail Charles JOHNSTON
I am wanting to find out more about Charles Johnston Great Great Great Grandfather. Charles resided in Gortondoragh, County Tyrone, Ireland. This is in Castlederg, about 10 miles from Strabane. Charles Johnston died before July 1868. He had 3 children Rebecca, Robert James and Sarah Elizabeth Johnston who left Ireland and settled in New Zealand. Robert James JOHNSTON was born in County Derry, Ireland in about 1840 (from birth records of his daughter Cecil Frances Alexander JOHNSTON in Greymouth New Zealand in 1880) or 1st June, 1842 according to New Zealand Surveyor records. He had an older sister Rebecca JOHNSTON who was born about 1832. His younger sister Sarah Elizabeth Johnston was born about 1847. They all travelled to New Zealand and earliest records say they settled in Reefton, New Zealand. Robert James JOHNSTON married Marian Jennings on 6th April 1869 in Greymouth. They had 7 children in New Zealand: Mary Maud (b.1870, d. 1948, NZ), Ethel Elinor (b.1872, d.1964), Amy Isabella (b. 5th April 1872, Greymouth, NZ. Unmarried. d. 17th Sept. 1908, Invercargill, NZ (age 36), Robert James Galbraith (1873-), Frederick John (1875-1875), Martin/Mabina Cunningham (1877-1877) and Cecil Frances Alexander JOHNSTON (b. September 21st, 1880, Greymouth, NZ, d. 1961, East London, South Africa). They named their last child Cecil after her famous Godmother, the hyme writer and poet Cecil Frances Alexander (born Humphreys). Robert James JOHNSTON was a surveyor and he left for Cape Town, South Africa in 1902. He died in South Africa 22 Sept. 1914, Willowmore, South Africa. Aged 74 years. Rebecca JOHNSTON married George Tilbrook. They did not have any children. Sarah Elizabeth JOHNSTON married Charles Thomas Seabrook and they had 2 children Florence Adeline Seabrook and Frederick Charles Seabrook.
Posted: 2018
red mail McCarter Hunter
Seeking relatives with surname of McCarter. Sarah McCarter (my greatgrandmother) married Michael Hamilton Scott in Strabane in 1867 at the Strabane First Presbyterian Church. Sarah's parents were George McCarter and Martha McCarter (nee Hunter). Any assistance would be appreciated
Posted: 2007, Contact email reconfirmed: 2018
red mail Gillespie family from Strabane
Hi, Im researching a William Gillespie born around 1830 possibly in the area of Strabane. He had at least one brother named James and they both emigrated to Prince Edward Island Canada sometime before 1852. The family originated in Ruthwell, Dumfrieshire Scotland with relatives there who moved directly from Scotland to PEI. Not completely sure but their Fathers name was most likely John. Any information on this family or any Gillespies in the area would be gratefully appreciated.
red mail Hughes Donnelly
I am researching my Hughes family history going back to Ireland. My G Grandad (Edward Hughes) was born in Strabane in 1854. His parents were John and Catherine Hughes M.S. Donnelly. Edward Hughes married Mary Ann Mullholland in Glasgow in 1878. His mother, Catherine attended the wedding but his father (John) was deceased at the time. Edward Hughes died in 1921 and his fathers occupation is shown as a Baker on the death certificate. I am guessing that John Hughes was born in the 1820's. Any information on John and Catherine Hughes M.S Donnelly would be greatly appreciated. Regards Derek
red mail Denning/Frizzell
Monroe(Munro)Denning, Londonderry Journal - Jan 15, 1773, from London, watchmaker, has settled in Strabane. His Daughter Martha born ca 1788 in Strabane married Joseph Frizzell in Strabane ca 1807. They had 6 children, John ca 1811, Martha ca 1815, Joseph and James, Robert ca 1825 and William ca 1828. Children John, Robert and Martha immigrated to Australia in the 40's followed in 1880 (presumably after Joseph died) by Martha nee Denning and her youngest son William. Any information on the family would be much appreciated.
red mail Gillespie Family Main Street Strabane
GGFather John Gillespie B. Co Down Circa 1827 was a Bookseller in Main Street Strabane died after 1901. Wife Mary Henry gave birth to John 1859- 1884 buried Camus. Hugh 1868 - 1911 and Charlie 1866 - 1920 both buried in Glasgow. I am trying to trace the two girls Ann Elizabeth b. 1857 and Emelia or Emily b. 1864 married names unknown. Any help appreciated
red mail McFarland, William
I am tracing my family heritage and thanks to my mom, have information as far back as William McFarland, who was married in 1830 in Camus, County Tyrone N. Ireland. Descendants of William McFARLAND 1 William McFARLAND b: Unknown in Ireland d: Unknown in Unknown Occupation: Shoemaker +Eliza HARRIS b: Unknown in Ireland m: Unknown in Unknown d: Unknown in Unknown

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