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From: Trevor Edwards <>
Subject: [NIR-DOWN] Down people married in Belfast 1872 (and one graveyard inscription)
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 19:26:49 +0100 (BST)

Linenhall Street is in Belfast city centre about fifty
feet from the rear entrance to City Hall. The
Presbyterian church in which these marriages occurred
has now gone.

All parties are of full age unless stated. I have
tried to copy exactly what was written and some
entries are difficult to read.

4 Apr 1872, Ralph (Bridge?) Morris, Crewe Cheshire,
father George merchant, married Anne Jane Agnew,
Balloo, father William a farmer.

10 Apr 1872, Frederick Campbell, merchant, Bangor,
father William, married Mary Patterson, Bangor, father
George a farmer.

2 May 1872, Robert Taylor, carpenter, Ballyrobert,
father Norman a carpenter, married Margaret Cummins a
widow of Rockport, Craigavad, father John Pattison, a

3 Aug 1872, Thomas Murray, a sailor, Bangor, father
William a carter, married Elizabeth Henderson, Bangor,
father George a farmer.

23 Sept 1872, Hamilton Hale, widower, merchant,
Holywood, father Hamilton a farmer, married Lydia
Parker, Holywood, father William a Merchant.

30 Nov 1872, John McClure, Seaman, Bangor, father
Samuel a Labourer, married Margaret McMahon, Bangor,
father Francis a Tailor.

I do not know if there is a relationship between this
couple and another of the same name buried in Bangor.

The grave of couple buried in Bangor has the
inscription "Loving memory of Captain John McClure who
died 13 Sept 1903. And his wife Margaret McClure, died
10 March 1930. Also their children Samuel, died 13
Sept 1881, Sarah, died 1 Oct 1907, Frank, died 30 Dec
1913. Also their grandchild, Lilly Hillis, died 7 May
1925. Until the day break, and the shadows flee away"

13 Dec 1872, Mathew Alexander a farmer, Ballymoney,
father Mathew a farmer, married Margaret Gibson,
Ballyrobert, father Samuel a farmer.

More tomorrow,


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