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648 » john

Location: belfast
Date: 02.11.2010
Time: 03:23:25
I have just found this site it is great, please can anyone give me some info on John Murray a seaman who lived in Shamrock Street Belfast in 1950.

647 » Di

Location: West Sussex-- formally Sydney
Date: 02.11.2010
Time: 02:06:30
Brilliant site which I have just discovered. Have found lots of my Sloan deaths in Belfast--fascinating to know their causes of death.It was grim to live in those days!!
I am interested in finding out about the Sloan and Mclean families
Sarah Sloan and her husband James Mclean left Belfast in 1882 to travel to Sydney Au where some of their adult children lived. They settled in Nth Sydney. James had descended from Francis McLean of Ladyhill,Antrim --Sarah from John Sloan---bankers.
Would appreciate any information especially about the ones back in Northern Ireland

646 » rn franklin

Location: ireland
Date: 30.10.2010
Time: 18:12:56
great website,any one looking or researching ww1,should buy a copy of /wexford war dead/ published last year by tom burnell and margaret gilbert, published by nonsuch publishing,dublin. We to have our war dead and the book lists the names of over 800 local men from county wexford who paid the ulimate sacrifice.

645 » Heather

Location: Originate from Ireland, Live now in UK
Date: 26.10.2010
Time: 14:57:15
Lovely site, thank you, Could anyone help me. I am trying to find if there are any COCHRAN(E)'S around related to HUGH HALL COCHRAN(E) born about 1805, but not sure if it was in Armagh or area, or Renfrewshire, Scotland.
HUGH HALL COCHRAN(E) was a watch and clock maker, who lived in LURGAN in the later 1800s He married a Margaret Belshaw, and had a number of children. one or two became watch and clock makers themselves.
What I would love to know, but don't know how to find them, is who were HUGH HALL COCHRAN(E)'S parents. baptisms didn't become registered until about 1864, and as he was born in about 1805 it is difficult to find his parents.

Is anyone else researching this particular Cochran(e) family and do you have more information than me to share.

I look forward to hearing from you.


644 » Hilda (Wylie) Baker

Location: Sligo Ireland
Date: 25.10.2010
Time: 13:48:43
My ancestors were Wylies from Armagh.

643 » Trevor Jones

Location: Chester, U.K. (Originally from Belfast)
Date: 25.10.2010
Time: 11:23:15
Just bumped into yoru site - very interesting.
My G/Grandmother was Jane Coid who married Thomas Palmer (founder of Crusaders F.C.) who lived in Nth Queen St. Your site has pointed me towards the only other Coid's in that area for the period 1901 & 1910. Thanks for that. I need to research further.
As Arnie said, I'll be back.........

642 » James Reid

Date: 24.10.2010
Time: 20:58:32

27147 Private John Reid is actually lieutenant John Reid if you look at his collar the two pips denote it, he was my great grandfather

Reply: Hi James, You didn't leave an email address so I'm hoping you will come in and check the guestbook some time.

I actually just copied the details from Robert Thompson's books, you can drop Robert an email and I'm sure he can explain why he's listed as such.


641 » Niall c Dougal

Location: Co Donegal
Date: 20.10.2010
Time: 20:43:32
I was very interested to see the name of Cpl Joseph Dougal appear in your list of casualities 1916, this was my Mother's uncle, i was wondering if you had any more information on this man and also his brother william.

Yours Sincerly,


640 » Gordon Walker

Location: Ilford, Essex.
Date: 17.10.2010
Time: 16:41:03

Well done. Alot of hard work has been put into your web page.

My great uncle William Thomas Walker is shown as died.

I believe he died of influenza. Am I correct.

639 » David Coome

Location: belfast
Date: 17.10.2010
Time: 10:26:35
first time user

638 » Maureen Kane

Location: Portrush
Date: 15.10.2010
Time: 23:37:04
I was delighted to watch Claire Savage's report on television last week and to see a photograph of my dad Thomas H Kane in it he is in the photograph near the beginning of the report and is the 3rd man marching. My sister saw it too and was just so delighted to see her dad. Thank you. I am looking forward to exploring this site. Many thanks. smile

637 » Heather Myers

Location: IRELAND
Date: 15.10.2010
Time: 17:24:11
HI I was researching my family tree and I thought I knew everything
about my grandfather Alex Myers but I was so proud to see his name on your list my grandfather was a very quite shy person we Knew that he was in the army during the war, but it just makes your heart feel good to see his name on a list of heroes your site is fab

636 » ralph bell

Location: Godmanchester, Cambs
Date: 13.10.2010
Time: 13:18:21
I happened upon your excellent site in the process of researching my grandfather(1523851 Gunner Burns ) unfortunately without much luck.
I had made the assumtion that he had served with 8HAA but ur superb site leads me to look elsewhere.
In exploring your site I came upon the Love family of Downpatrick, a town where I went to school.
To lose 1 son to the Boer war must have been terrible for the family but how did the parents deal with the loss of 4 more in the Great War
It's a very sad story and not one that I was aware off growing up in Northern Ireland.
Thank you for your dedicated work.
Ralph Bell

635 » Gary Hopkins

Location: Alberton.,South Africa.
Date: 12.10.2010
Time: 11:59:13
Your extensive work has really helped me put a few more pieces of the puzzle concerning my great,great grandfather and his service in the RN and Coastguard.Your records show he was the Chief Officer at The CURRAN in 1901.Still trying to find out more about this coastguard station.If anyone can help, please drop me a mail.Many thanks.

634 » Adam

Location: Slovakia
Date: 11.10.2010
Time: 16:32:37

Witam. Good site, greetings from Slovakia.

633 » Marie Payne

Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: 11.10.2010
Time: 01:48:16
Hi! I have just discovered your site. Congratulations it is just great and you have done so much work.

I appreciate your work. I am researching a convict JAMES DEVLIN married to SARAH MCCRACKEN. James was transported to Oz in 1832. He was of 56 years of age with 3 male children and 3 female. He petitioned for his wife and children to come to Oz. In the petition Sarah is noted as residing at Upper and Main St., Antrim and the referees were: Mr. Crawley, Bishop of Belfast, Mr. Curr, Mr. Thomas Skelton, Mr. McNally, Mr. Chan, Linen Mercer and Mr. Nathanial Craig, all of Antrim. Sarah was born circa 1788 in Co. Antrim.

If anyone can assist or point me in the right direction it would be great. Many thanks.

632 » Kim Irwin

Location: Suffolk
Date: 10.10.2010
Time: 19:24:01
I was facinated to read about Major E.J.H Haughton DSO, in fact I am related by marriage. I have the christning mugs from Thomas Hutchinson Haughton as he was the godfather to my husband and aunt Hermione Patricia Irwin (young Toms Niece)Married Major Robin Wright who are both still alive and living in the west country. thumbup

I also have the book called A Famous Indian Regiment, The Kali Panchwin where he is listed. On the Irwin side the history goes back to Robert the Bruce's Armour Barer.

631 » Gwen Stirling

Location: near Austin, TX
Date: 04.10.2010
Time: 01:33:14
Thank you so much for Ballymoney Heroes 1914-1918. I have been trying to find out where 2nd Leut. John Hamilton died and when. Would it be possible to get a copy of his photo? The only one I have he is just a young boy.

He was the son of James & Lily Hamilton and brother of William, James and Margaret. Margaret married William Stirling and lived in Denver Co. William is son of Alexander Ramsey Stirling of Ballymoney.

630 » Janet Holland

Location: Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Date: 03.10.2010
Time: 11:54:36
A great site. I was looking for the whereabouts of a children's home/orphanage in Gray's Hill, Bangor (haven't found it yet) when I happened to look at the WW1 records. My sister remembered she had been taken to visit an uncle who had been wounded in the war. Lo and behold I came across the records of my uncle and perhaps a link into the background of my mother who apparently had been put into the Home when her mother died when she was quite young.

I'm delighted with this possible new source of information.

629 » Karen

Location: Lisburn
Date: 03.10.2010
Time: 08:05:10
Just starting my family history search but pages like this one inspire me to do more, but one can become so easily distracted that you lose hours of the day. Will be back again to look at directories in due course.

628 » fiona mccrea

Location: north wales
Date: 02.10.2010
Time: 21:40:02
a thumbup m searching for a george or edna watt from belfast related to my father thomas john mccrea your pages have given me new leads

627 » kathryn gregory

Location: Scotland
Date: 01.10.2010
Time: 15:53:28
I found an old water bottle whilst walking in Glen Affric.
It is stamped 'Corry & Co' Cromac Springs.
I thought I would do some research - your site very helpful.


626 » joan lennon

Location: liverpool
Date: 30.09.2010
Time: 13:35:02
Hi Would love to find out my family roots my dad who is deceased came from limerick and i believe he was born at fitzgerald cottages if there are any other Lennons out there who could recall such a place i would love to hear from them

625 » Alex McKillop

Location: South Of England
Date: 29.09.2010
Time: 20:08:00

This Web page is a wonderful resource for family research, so congratulations on your efforts and perhaps you, Mr Thompson or your Web visitors may find the following information useful. The 5 rating is TOO Low! 1000% - at LEAST!!!

I discovered your page when trying to find information regarding Joseph McKillop DSM and his name appears on the Roll of Honour on Page 4 of Mr Thompson's research. That discovery REALLY took me aback.

Beneath his listing is one Alex McKillop of the 12th Inniskilling Fusiliers, which I am positive, is my father. I would be interested to discover where Mr Thompson sourced this particular information on the part of these two individuals to confirm if this assumption is correct.

The reason is the fact is that my father's name was Samuel Alexander McKillop and he was born on the 6th February1900, in 22 Shuttle Hill, Coleraine. His mother was Margaret Graham (Maggie), who was a weaver, (her father was James Graham - a joiner and her mother I believe was Elizabeth) and she had several siblings, including a brother Hugh Graham who moved to Port Glasgow (near Greenock in Scotland) where he had a family.

Maggie's Husband and my grandfather was Alexander McKillop a newspaper compositor - a Coleraine paper - (father, Samuel McKillop and his mother was Matilda McGrotty). Unfortunately, Alexander (the compositor) died at the age of 27 years old; when his son - my father - was only four months old and his brother John McKillop (aged 21) registered his death.

Maggie then married Joseph McKillop -her husband Alex's cousin in Coleraine. This is the same Joseph McKillop DSM that is listed on Mr Thompson's Roll of Honour - immediately above the "Alex" McKillop - who was then not only Joseph's second cousin, but his step-son as well.

My father Samuel Alexander McKillop went by the name "Alex" (Alec) and his young life was disastrous as he had lost his father in 1900 when he was only four months old. His mother and Joe had a son Norman who died as a toddler, I believe another son, Michael, who died as a toddler and Maggie then died at home with complications with twins she was carrying in 1914, when she was in the company of 14 year-old Alex.

Samuel Alexander (Alec) McKillop then joined the “Skins” in 1914 as a boy soldier of 14 years old. I believed he was injured on the Somme in 1916 (aged 16) when he was blown up and he was also apparently shot in the head - but survived both incidents to join the Blackwatch Regiment and he moved to Scotland, married and had a family. He died in Scotland in 1960 aged 60.

Joseph McKillop was a great tenor singer and was apparently referred to as the second John McCormack. Joseph died in 1946 aboard a ship (the Rangemore, I believe) in Victoria Docks, Hartlepool. I believe that Joseph was awarded the DSM for sinking a German U-boat (he was a merchant seaman), although I have not established in which war this happened.


624 » clare hodgen

Location: doncaster
Date: 29.09.2010
Time: 01:57:00
im trying to find info and history of my surname :)
many thanks clare

623 » Paula McCormick

Date: 28.09.2010
Time: 10:18:00
My father (Jack O'Neill) was a long time member of the Burma Star until his recent death. I have looked at your website several times over the last year or two but have usually been too busy browsing through to notice you had a guest page! My hearfelt thanks for your site and may these brave, brave men never be forgotten - their like will never come again!

622 » dawn gallagher

Location: Gateshead
Date: 27.09.2010
Time: 21:19:30
I am trying to trace relatives of John Gallagher and Thomasine Griffiths born 1903 from Gateshead. My grandad was Thomas Henry Gallagher born 1935. His siblings were Mary, Martha, Rachel, John and James. Martha married Ralph and Rachel married Eric Scott Any information on John and Thomasine would be great. John may have been born in Donegal and came to England. thumbup smile

621 » Patrick Button

Location: South Africa (durban north)
Date: 26.09.2010
Time: 17:45:36
I have in my possession a WW1 medal belonging to my great-- uncle. it is inscribed on its edge: 9183 Pvte E. Collins R.IR. RIF. and on its one side The GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914-1919. oddly i cannot find it in the war office records. we have no photo of him and i do not know his christian name. His sister Annie Wardlow (nee Collins) lived at Donard and then Delaware.

620 » Patrick Button

Location: Durban North South Africa
Date: 26.09.2010
Time: 17:22:34
Very interesting website. Thank you. I hope to let you have some details of my maternal great-uncle (surname Collins) who served with the RIR in WW1. I have one WW1 medal of his in my possession.His sister, Annie Wardlow (Nee Collins) was married to Charles Wardlow and they lived in Delaware and Donard Streets. They were my maternal grandparents. My mother. Margaret Wardlow was born in 1920 in Belfast and served in the WAAF in Algiers and Cairo. Prior to coming to South Africa she lived at Donard Street and then at 12 Delaware Street off the Ravenhill Road. Her own father, Charles Wardlow was a french polisher at Harland and Wollf and reputedly worked on the Titanic. Her brothers John Collins Wardlow (worked for General Electric, Canada and James Wardlow who was an Episcopalian minister emigrated to Canada (Peterboro) and USA Ste. St. Marie, Michigan, respectively, whilst her brother Charles remained in Belfast (164 Merville Garden Village) all his life working for Wiggins Teape. Her other brother Robert reputedly estranged himslef from the family and surfaced decades later in England where he died at Bexhill-on-Sea. My late mother's ashes were returned to Belfast by myself and my later sister Lorraine in the late 1990's and lie at Roselawn at the same location as her brother Charles and her mother Annie. My Mother always termed Ireland as home despite coming to Africa in about 1946 and never fully lost her Belfast accent.

619 » Maureen

Location: Perth, Australia
Date: 25.09.2010
Time: 09:54:03
This is amazing - I am a direct descendant of the Haughton's and came across your site by mere accident and I am overwhelmed. I have nearly all the links as back as 1645 when they arrived in Ireland and now this opens up more avenues for me. If anyone has a direct connection with the family please contact me. One of the best works to date! thumbup

618 » Nancy Merrill Sayed

Location: USA
Date: 25.09.2010
Time: 09:48:42
Thanks so much for sharing all your hard work. That's very generous of you. Didn't find what I was looking for, but left with something I had NOT been looking for, so it worked out fine!

617 » Alison Taggart

Location: Lisbury
Date: 19.09.2010
Time: 14:52:10
This is a very interesting site - thanks for all this hard work. I came across it because I'm looking for information on the history of Strawberry Hill on the Ballynahinch Road,Lisburn. This was purchased some time in the 19th century by my great grandfather Charles Scott.

616 » Janice Seabrook

Date: 18.09.2010
Time: 14:28:10
I was stunned to find the listing for my great grandfather and his two brothers. Great site!


Location: SUFFOLK
Date: 13.09.2010
Time: 12:04:10

614 » Ulsterboy

Location: belfast
Date: 08.09.2010
Time: 16:14:18
excellent site, been browsing around for the last hour, you've loads of stuff from all over northern ireland, but i was happy to find your street directories and they where very helpful, hopefully you'll come across the 1902/03/04/05 and 06 belfast directories as i'd like to look through beresford street.

all the best thumbup .

613 » kelly anderson

Location: Belfast
Date: 07.09.2010
Time: 20:53:45
I am looking for information and bural site for my ggf his name was Cillimon Wallace, he was born around 1846 and married Emma Dickson in st Nicholas church on 19/06/1868 they lived in upper woodburn carrickfergus. Cillimon worked as an engine driver for rodgers shipyard were he died after being entangled in a machine on the 5th of may 1886 this death was printed in the belfast news letter and there was also an inquest but I can not find a burial site. cillimons wife emma moved to Ainsworth Ave belfast with her children after his death. Cillimons father was called William wallace born around 1800 and worked in the saltmines any one with any information please contact me.

612 » Ken Austin

Location: Rootschat
Date: 07.09.2010
Time: 15:32:01
What an excellent website and believe me, I know the work that goes into it. I've just relaunched the Lurgan Ancestry website and if I can get close to what you are doing here, I won't be doing too bad!!

Keep up the good work of preserving history.

Best ~ Ken


Location: co armagh
Date: 04.09.2010
Time: 12:25:28

610 » joy mcmullan..nee leitch

Location: glengormley
Date: 02.09.2010
Time: 00:23:03
f thumbup ound your pages very intresting,but sadly i dont excist..my father was james leitch from warrenpoint,rostrevor and ponytzpas...my mother was mary adlerdice frm rugby road..adgincourt avenue...alsa i cant find anything on the web...
also my mothers brother william alderdice was killed in WW2,shot down over germany...
my search goes on..
thanks again..jo mcmullan thumbup

609 » Sharon Cook

Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
Date: 30.08.2010
Time: 21:17:16

Great site. My uncle (Father's brother) was David Cook, as shown on your site as:

T8746 Driver David Cook
Royal Army Service Corps 17th HT Coy.

Died 10th April 1921
Aged 31

Son of David & Jane Cook
Husband of Ellen, Killowen Street, Coleraine
Interred in Greenwich Shooters Cemetery, Woolwich B. 3, C 538

I do wish that I had a picture to send you but alas I do not! I can certainly provide some details about his early life if desired.

Thank you for putting him on your site. They shall never die as long as their names are read.

608 » Barbara Birney

Date: 25.08.2010
Time: 23:36:24
Totally cool.

607 » William H. Jillson

Location: Lansdowne, PA, USA
Date: 25.08.2010
Time: 02:11:32
My mother was Anne Fleming. She came to America in the 1920s. She and her family attended the Dunluce Presbyterian Church outside Bushmills. She came from a family of 13 children, 4 of whom came to the US. She had two cousins killed in WW I but I don't know their names or if they were from the Fleming or the MacMaster side of the family. I have no contact with anyone from my mother's family in N. Ireland. Those that die in wars are always so young. So sad. Bill Jillson

606 » Heather Coid

Location: Belfast
Date: 21.08.2010
Time: 12:55:02
An excellent site was delighted to see my grandfather John Coid in ww2 but disappointed not to see my two relations who were killed in ww1 Lance Corporal James Coid and Andrew Coid, could you please include these two young men who gave their lives for our freedom. Thank you

605 » lynn beattie

Location: belfast
Date: 15.08.2010
Time: 21:59:30
just found my dads name on your site and would like to have his medals re issued. My dad was sgt William (BILLY) Wilson. I have some old photos of him and a lot of his mates in burma but I don't know any of their names.

604 » Helen Atkinson

Location: Alberta, Canada
Date: 14.08.2010
Time: 05:59:58
Just happened to find your site & stayed, as the name WYLLIE is part of our family tree including BOYD, BRENNAN, MAGEE, NEVIN, GIFFEN, FORSTER, PRIESTLEY & VON SLEIGHTLY. It's 11 p.m. here, I will return at a decent hour to search your pages. Thank you. Helen

603 » maggie

Location: usa
Date: 11.08.2010
Time: 16:23:46
My Murphy family married into Keenan and lived on Cullingtree Rd and McMillan's Place in Belfast.

602 » Maggie

Location: USA
Date: 11.08.2010
Time: 15:06:32
Mary, I have a great granny named Sarah Keenan Murphy who was 65 yo in 1901 census of Belfast and lived 10 McMilan's Pl with Robert and son, Thomas. She was born in White Haven England. Sarah also lived at 28 Cullingtree Rd for years and 42 Peel St. Belfast. Robert is buried in Milltown as I am sure Sarah is too. Think she died 1909 and she isnt showing up in 1911 census. Sarah and Robert were married in St Malachy's RCC Dec 1859. We may have a common link. Any info is welcomed.

601 » Sarah Thompson nee Millan

Location: Belfast Northern Ireland
Date: 11.08.2010
Time: 14:38:38
Hi, I find your site very instresting to surf through, especially ww1 as my grandfather was in the RIR also the Labour Corps wouldlove to find out more about him.

Sarah smile

600 » Maggie

Location: USA-Missouri
Date: 11.08.2010
Time: 14:18:01
Mary, I just love what you are doing with your family's bio. Think it is smashing!

599 » Keleigh-Marie Snelgrove

Location: Southampton, UK
Date: 08.08.2010
Time: 16:50:01
Thank you. I've just found my Great, Great Grandfather in Moy, Tyrone - fab site. Keep up the good work.

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