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1913 Tel. directory    1824 Pigots (Belfast)  &  (Bangor)   1894 Waterford Directory
1898 Newry Directory      Bangor Spectator Directory 1970


Presbyterian College, Belfast, Session 1947-48
Belfast     Chas. H. Halliday
(back row) F. Conkey, W. A. Finlay, J. C. M. Anderson, S. W. Anderson, J. B. Irvine, F. L. McConnell
(3rd row) S. G. Stevenson, C. R. J. Brown, R. W. W. Clarke, W. J. A. Bell, R. N. Caswell, D. Shaw, W. D. Bailie, S. G. Logue, J. W. P. Lowry
(2ns row) J. Glenfield, F. A. Pickering, A. L. McAlorey, R. W. Adams, G. Nagy, K. Schmidt Clausen, J. David, J. Garcia, V. H. Ryan, R. B. Crawford, R. S. Ferguson, Mr. H. Ireland (Janitor)
(front row) A. Porter, T. J. Simpson, Rev. E. McConnell, Prof. J. L. M. Haire, Prof. R. Corkey, Principal J. E. Davey, Prof. R. J. Wilson, Prof. A, F. Scott Pearson, Emeritus Prof. J. Haire, J. E. Barr, Mrs. Humphries (Matron)
Hill Finlay married January 10th 1850 or 56 (side of page)
1838 (top of page)
Agnes ?? (bottom sideways)
at Cunningburn                                                                                                                                                     
          Killed ^ on the 11th? September ?? Hill Finlay at the advanced age of 74 years, he was without any enemy, his memory will be long cherished by his family as an affectionate husband and kind father, for though he suffered long and previous to his departure he died with a cheerful continence seeming confident that he would shortly be borne with angel pinions round him   ??rld to another though brighter happy world.

At Cunningburn, on Thursday, 24th November, 1887 - Mina Finlay - The remains of my beloved Wife will be removed for interment in the Family Burying Ground, Ballyblack, on Sabbath, 27th inst., at Eleven o'clock a.m.  Hill Finlay.
At Cunningburn, on Saturday, 3rd December, 1887 - Hill Finlay - The remains of my beloved Father will be removed for interment in the Family Burying Ground, Ballyblack, on Tuesday, 6th inst., at Eleven o'clock a.m.  John Finlay.

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Prisoner of War Fund, Church Committee Section, Mountpottinger
Mr. R. J. Finlay, 27 The Rock, Strand Road, Londonderry, who was successful in obtaining 1st prize in the bass solo at Sligo Feis.
What to Read

The Late Rev. W. J. McCaughan & The Late Mrs. McCaughan
Miss Cooper is bearing her great grief as well as can be expected in the tragic circumstances.  Miss Ann Cooper, another sister of the deceased lady, will arrive in Belfast tomorrow morning from New York.  The melancholy news of the death of Mrs. McCaughan was cabled to her relatives in America by Mr. D. A. Black, J.P.  Miss Ann Cooper, another sister of the deceased lady, will arrive in Belfast tomorrow morning from New York.
Wheldon Wheeldon Harding

Name                            Date & where Buried
William John Wheeldon     January 4th 1855 at Claydon
Hannah Maria Wheeldon     May 11th 1864 at Claydon
Albina Wheeldon     May 13th 1864 at Claydon
Jessy Albina Wheeldon     August 17th 1868 at Kineton
William Martin Wheeldon     October 17th 1872 at Claydon
Mary Elizabeth Fox     November 28th 1876 at Claydon
Sibylla Buswell Hall     August 29th 1877 at Banbury
John Fox     June 9th 1883 qt Wrexham?
Emma Jane Argall     August 7th 1886 at U.S. America
Ellenor Francis Wheeldon     September 7th 1886 at U.S. America
Hannah Maria Wheeldon     May 31st 1889 at Annerly or Annesly S. W.
James Wheeldon     January 31st 1894 at Annerly or Annesly S. W.

H. Wheldon, Lieut. Adjutant Com????? Mauline??  July 28th 1868

23 July 1937, G. F. Morris Harding, Esq., R.H.A., St. Brigid's Studios, Holywood, Co. Down.
Ministry of Education, Northern Ireland
Mavis Harding
"The merciful man doeth good to his own soul," - Proverbs xi. 17.

James Joseph Fervant Iskender, born November 28th 1874, at London, Constantinople
Alfred John Tigrane Iskender, Born October 3rd 1876, at London
James Fervant Tigrane John Iskender, Born August 4th 1878, at Constantinople


Robert Hill, Born at Kellswater on 12th July 1869. Died at Dunmurry on 17th April 1915
Jane Anna Hill, Born at Dunmurry on 16th June 1867. Died at Dunmurry on 8th March 1924
at Fountainvale Presbyterian Church on 15th August 1891
George Hill, born at Dunmurry on 7th April 1893, married to Mary Clarke at Christ's Church, Belfast on 10th July 1915
Samuel Hill, born at Dunmurry on 24th July 1895, married to Maggie Cairns at Belfast on February 1926
Lizzie Hill (BC & DC) born at Dunmurry on 2nd November 1897, married to Dick Maxwell (BC & DC) at Balmoral P. Church on April 1922
John Hill, born at Dunmurry on 5th November 1900 or 1901
Anna Hill, born 13th May 1903, married to A. Carr at Belfast Cathedral on 16th March 1925
Betty Carr, born at Dunmurry on 19th September 1905
Elizabeth Hill
Elizabeth Hill Birth Certificate for the purpose of National Insurance, Registered in the District of Dunmurry; Superintendent Registrar's District of Lisburn; Counties of Antrim & Down; 1897, Second November, Dunmurry, Drumbeg, Co. Antrim; Elizabeth; Father - Robert Hill, Dunmurry, Drumbeg; Mother - Jane Ann Hill, formerly Wallace; Fathers profession - Linen Finisher; Informant - Mary J. Fullerton present at birth, Dunmurry, Drumbeg; When Registered - Seventeenth November 1897; Registrar - J. Ruddy

Elizabeth Maxwell, nee Hill Death Certificate, Registered in District of Lisburn, County of Antrim; 1961, Twenty third November, Lagan Valley Hospital; Elizabeth Maxwell, 13 Church Avenue, Dunmurry, Lisburn Road; Married - 64 years; Wife of Richard (Dick) Maxwell, Retired Publican; Myocardial Degeneration due to Old Coronary thrombosis Certified; Informant - R. Maxwell, Widower, 13 Church Avenue, Dunmurry; Registered - Thirtieth November 1961; Registrar - P. D. Allister, Deputy; Dated - 18th December 1961
Birth Certificate for Ronald Maxwell, 1930, Parents Richard and Elizabeth, Father Newsagent, 35 Grosvenor Road
Birth Certificate for Robert Stanley Maxwell, 1926, Parents Richard and Elizabeth, Father Newsagent, 35 Grosvenor Road
Birth Certificate for John Maxwell, 1935, Parents Richard and Elizabeth, Father Newsagent, 23 Sunningdale Park
Richard Maxwell
Certificate of Baptism
; Richard Maxwell; Father - Richard Maxwell; Mother's Maiden Name - Eliza Walsh; DOB 10th January 1893; Baptized - 1st March 1893; Rev. R. Montgomery; Record from Great Victoria Street Presbyterian Church made in 21st? May 1911
Death Certificate; Richard Maxwell; Fourteenth February, 1966, 13 Church Avenue, Dunmurry; Widower; 73 years; Retired Turf Accountant; I Coronary Thrombosis, II Influenza & Hypertension. Certified; Informant - R. S. Maxwell, Son, 13 Church Avenue, Dunmurry; Registrar - Alan S. Bell; Lisburn, Co. Antrim

William John Mills
Certificate of Registry of Baptism; Church of Tullylish, Parish of Tullylish, Diocese of Dromore, County Down; Baptised 15th February 1852; Born December 1st 1851, Parents William & Elizabeth Mills; Abode Clare; Trade - Weaver; Ceremony by J. Stewart
Birth Certificate for Doris Jean Ritchie, 1930, Parents Thomas & Margaret formerly Mills, 39 Tavanagh Street, Postman; Informant - C. McCluskey present at birth, 29 Malone Place; Registrar - A. Morrison, Assistant, District Belfast

inside bible

Dunmurry Male Voice Choir
We are the Dunmurry Male Choir, you can hear us for ten bob an hour,
Education? No scholars! We've plenty of dollars, we do not live in a mansion,
Each night as we stroll round the Park, you can hear the young ladies remark,
"They're the Nutts of Dun Station with a big reputation, like the laddies from Ballymacarrett"

(there was no photo, just this page)
Born in 1893 Richard Maxwell (second from the right, middle row) was a choir member in his early twenties. He sang this chorus all through his life. Only words uncertain are "Dun Station."

Dear Ronnie, Replying to Ben's request regarding his intended family tree.
Mum (Elizabeth Hill) was born on the 2nd November, 1897, at Dunmurry to Robert and Jane Anna Hill (nee Wallace). They were married at Fountainvale Presbyterian Church, Ballymena on 15th August, 1891.  Robert was a linen finisher, born 12th July 1869 at Kellswater, Co. Antrim and died at Dunmurry 17th April, 1915.  Jane Anna was born 16th June, 1867 at Dunmurry and died there on 8th March 1924.  Mum had two brothers Sam (born 24th July 1895) and John (5th November 1901) and a sister called Anna (born 13th May, 1903).  "I have come across an old record which reveals another brother of Mum's. He is called George Hill and would be the eldest of the family.  He was born on 7th, April 1893 and was married to Mary Clarke in Christ Church, Belfast on 10th July, 1915.  As you know there was never any mention of him during Mum's lifetime.  No doubt there is a story behind this.  There is probably some connection between him and the Robert Hill (Mum's cousin) who served with the Palestine police).  Sam Hill served in the British Army during the 1914-18 War, he married Maggie Cairns in Belfast in 1926 and afterwards emigrated to Canada.  He lived in Timmins, Ontario and worked in the gold mines until his death.  (I cannot remember the date although he was still alive when Rex when he was over training for the Royal Air Force during the last war).  A daughter called Kathleen was apparently well known throughout America as a professional ice skater.  I used to correspond with Maggie and Kathleen but have not heard from them many years.  I did think of looking them up during one of our many visits to Canada but never got round to it.  John (Johnny) Hill died quite young, during the 1939-45 war. He married Mary McDowell of Lambeg, Lisburn and they had two children Alma and Richard Hill.  Richard, married Marie McClelland and they had three children, he died a few years ago (you will know the date) The children were Richard, now a minister with two children (I think); Christopher, now a surgeon with one child and Cathrine, now married and presently living in Russia.  Marie is still living in Bangor. Alma married Cecil Caughey and is now widowed.  She has a son John (no doubt you will know his progeny - if any).  Anna Hill (Mum's only sister) married Albert Carr in Belfast Cathedral on 16th March, 1925. They had two daughters Elizabeth (Betty) and Arlene.  Betty is presently living in England and Arlene in Hilden, Lisburn. (I'm sure you have more idea of their offspring than I do.) A son Alan still lives in Belfast.  Dad (Richard Maxwell) was born on the 19th January, 1893 at Belfast to Richard and Eliza Maxwell (nee Walsh).  He married Elizabeth Hill in Balmoral Presbyterian Church in April, 1922.  (Unfortunately there seems to be few records on the Maxwell side of the family).

The Maxwells, Richard and Elizabeth are buried in Derriaghy at the Parish Church, also buried there are John and Mary Hill, Elizabeths brother and his wife.

In Loving Memory of Sarah Ann Foster, who departed this life on April 10th, 1902 aged 26 years

Shaws of Dunrammer
from the Johnston - Shaw Collection, includes a photo album

lovely bible but held together with black tape
two names inside the cover, John Shaw and R. J. Johnston, Duneane, Toomebridge, Co. Antrim
Parents Names
John Shaw, born 1st February 1843
- died 1924 (age 81)
Anne Eliza Shaw (Hudson), born 29th September 1843 - died 1924 (age 81)
Samuel Shaw, born 9th November 1867 - died 1942 (age75)
Eliza Shaw, born 24th December 1868
- died 1945 (age 77)
John Shaw, born 5th August 1870
Thomas Shaw, born 5th October 1871
Joseph Shaw, born 10th June 1873
- died 1880 (age 7)
Martha Shaw, born 19th January 1875
- died 1916 (age 41)
David H. Shaw, born 16th March 1876
Margret Ann Shaw, born 17th August 1878
Joseph Shaw, born 11th June 1880
William James Shaw, born 21st July 1882
Ellen Shaw, born 14th June 1884
Alexander Shaw, born 14th June 1886
- died 1897 (age 12)
Samuel Shaw, married November 28th 1899
Joseph Shaw married November 9th 1905
Joseph Shaw death the 27th April 1880
Alexander Shaw death the 8th September 1897
Martha Shaw died 10th December 1916
Anne Eliza Shaw died 3th? January 1924
John Shaw died 31st May 1924
Samuel Shaw died 18th October 1942
Eliza Shaw died 21st March 1945
Ellen Shaw (age 1) with Anne Eliza Shaw 1885                        Ellen (Shaw) Johnston                          
Joseph Shaw - Uncle Joe Shaw born Dunrammer (Ahoghill)     David Shaw Dunrammer                        

      Thomas Shaw           Samuel Shaw          Alexander Shaw          Margret & Ellen Shaw      
                                                                    youngest Shaw died age 12                                                   

full album coming soon
Patterson - Wright

Stewart Patterson 1896

Family Register of Stewart Patterson and Jane Patterson Married at St. Mark's Church, Armagh on 12th day of July 1884
William James Paterson born in Hillsborough October 19th 1887
Eliza Jane Patterson born in Hillsborough April 23rd 1890
William George Stewart Wright born 27th November 1910 in Portadown
Irene Wright 16th August 1913 Portadown
Margaret Wright
20th June 1942 in Belfast
Stuart Wright
17th May 1945 in Belfast
Eliza Jane Patterson 9th June 1910 in St. Mark's Church, Portadown to Ernest Wright
William George Stewart Wright to Sarah Adams McGimsey (McGimpsey?)  at Bloomfield Pres. Church on September 1941
William Patterson Killed in Action July 1st 1916 at the Battle of the Somme
Jemima Ireland died August 22nd 1921
Thomas Ireland died April 1923
Eliza Jane Wright December 24th 1946
Ernest Wright died 30th October 1960
Irene Wright - Lost at Sea in World War II

'The Better Land'

To Lucy from Hanna

Belfast Shorthand Institute Certificate of Proficiency in Shorthand Grade One Hundred Speed Test Awarded to Charlotte Dunlop at Examination held on 25th January 1921 Eighty-three% of marks obtained. Isabel Elliott, Principal

no info
also came with Carrickfergus Borough Council Copy of Letters Patent Granting Charter of Incorporation, 27th May 1941

Joseph Richard Sheil to Ellen Pollock 12th September 1921 at Malone Presbyterian Church Belfast
Yvonne Margaret Mitchell Sheil born 8th July 1922
Josephine Ellen Constance Sheil born 3rd July 1923
Hugh Sheil born 27th May 1926
Naomi Sheil born 1st November 1930
Thelma Patricia Sheil born 13th March 1934
Naomi Sheil 14th November 1930 -
(14 days old)
Margaret Jane Sheil 18th April 1935
- (age 72)

no names
G/Mother born 4/11/1863 died 18/4/1935
G/Father born 1865 died 14/3/1905 age 40 years
Son born 1/4/1897 died 7/10/1968
parents married 17/12/1895

Postmark Belfast 16th December 1918 to 57692 Pte. J. R. Sheil, Transport Section, 11th Batt. Essex B.E.F. France

Ormeau Road, Monday 16th December 1918 Belfast
My Dear Joe, Enclosed is a card, came for you Sat. evg. from 'All Saints' with a pair socks & a khaki muffler. I am not sending them out to you unless you want muffler, let me know, you must write Mr. Cooke & ask him to convey to the ladies of 'All Saints' your sincere thanks Joe, for their acceptable present & that it is very cheering amidst your work to feel you have been so kindly thought of at home.  I also enclose you a letter & photo 31st Oct. & on 13th Dec. Got it returned, with remark you will see on envelope, I do not understand how it could have happened, all the things you got since addressed in same way! I sent you a box of bread & cakes on 12th, 13th Dec. last day I could post to France till after xmas; & this is last day I can post a letter to France till after xmas; I do hope before this reaches you will have received box bread & a bit butter, do you not put Pte. on your letters now you are at Transport work; you should thank God from your heart for his care of you up to now, & you have grown a strong, healthy young man & you should dedicate your life to his service. He is worth it, I hope you will have a pleasant Christmas, it should be a joyful one, no more trenches or hand to hand fighting. God has delivered you from evil? I wish you Joy & Happiness, not only at Christmas, but all through your life, a sincere & faithful worshipper of ? adorable redeemer & with a heart full of love to you, I am your loving Mother

Thanks - Woods, Yvonne (maybe Yvonne Margaret Mitchell Sheil, above)
The family of the late Yvonne Woods wish to express their sincere appreciation to all the kind friends who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. A special thank you to the carers and staff at the N.I. Hospice for the kind and caring way they looked after Yvonne during her illness. To the many kind friends who visited, telephoned and sent cards. To the Co-op Funeral Services for the caring and dignified manner in which they carried out the Funeral arrangements and La Mon House Hotel. To Mr. & Mrs. Campbell and the Members of Cooke Church for their support during Yvonne's prolonged illness.  There are too many to mention individually but our thoughts and prayers are with those who supported us. Trusting this acknowledgment will be accepted by all as a token of our sincere appreciation - A great lady sadly missed.
no real info

Alex. B. Stewart 1959
Sweet - Rippett - Marks

Sweet Home 1866

Family Register of John & Mary Sweet
John Sweet & Mary Rippett married at Bangor, Co. Down on 5th November 1866


John Sweet born at Dunny Cove, Co. Cork on 27th November 1838
Mary Sweet born at Crawfordsburn, Co. Down on 15th July 1848
Martha Sweet born at Carrickfergus on 30th October 1867
John Sweet born at Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim on 17th November 1869
Samuel Sweet born at Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim on 23rd October 1871
Mary Sweet born at Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim on 20th March 1874
James Sweet born at Bally Gally on 29th July 1876
Richard Sweet born at Bally Gally on 13th August 1878
Maggie Sweet born at Strangford on 20th January 1881
Henery Sweet born at Strangford on 4th February 1884
Maud born at Ballycastle on 20th May 1886
Frederick born at Annalong on 16th October 1889
Kathleen born at Bloomfield on 28th December 1896


John Sweet Died 13th August 1875
Maggie Sweet Died 28th September 1904
Richard Sweet Died 25th July 1905
James Sweet Died Chicago November
Mary Sweet (Mother) Died 1st August 1915 and was buried in Dundonald Cemetery, Belfast on the 3rd of August
Martha Sweet (Mrs. J.? Bruce or Cruse) Died 12th September 1921 (Dundonald Cemetery)
John Sweet (Father) Died 5th June 1931 (Dundonald Cemetery)

Family Register of Albert Marks & Kathleen Sweet
Married at St. Donard's Church, Bloomfield, Belfast 1st July 1919

Albert Marks born at Tanderagee, Co. Armagh on 8th September 1891
Kathleen Marks born at Bloomfield, Belfast on 28th December 1896
Alfred Edwin Marks born at 23 Ormiston Crescent, Knock, Belfast on 15th May 1924
Albert Denis Marks born as above on 12th June 1928
Terence Ian Marks born as above on 24th June 1930


Albert Marks Died age 55 on 9th March 1947 Buried in St. Elizabeth Churchyard, Dundonald on 11th March 1947