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From: Trevor Edwards <>
Subject: [NIR-DOWN] Down people married in Belfast 1845 - 1851 inclusive
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 08:29:32 +0100 (BST)

Marriages in Linenhall Presbyterian Church, Belfast.
All are of full age, Bachelor or Spinster unless it
says otherwise.

27 Sep 1845, William Couden, shoemaker, Carryduff,
father John a shoemaker, married Jane Barrett,
Killynure, father Samuel.

There were no Down people married in 1846 in this

14 Aug 1847, Thomas Duff, farmer of Killinchy, father
Samuel a farmer, married Elizabeth **u*iough father
Robert. ** possibly L, F or S, * possibly rr or nn.

23 Aug 1848, James Alexander, father Thomas a farmer,
married Margaret McCoy, Ballynure, widow, father, A
Boyd a farmer.

3 Nov 1849, Robert Arnold, widower, Holywood, father
Robert, married Martha Tyne, of Dundonald, father John
Mur**, stone mason. ** illegible.

11 Jul 1850, A Stewart, mechanic, Belfast, father
James a grocer, married Jane Langridge, Holywood,
father James a farmer.

5 Aug 1850, James Newell, labourer, Saintfield, father
James a Labourer, married Eliza Melon, Saintfield,
father William a labourer.

24 Aug 1850, William Mallon, Belfast, father William,
married Isabella Hoy, Newtownards, father Charles.

10 Sep 1850, Richard Hickman, New Street, Donaghadee,
father Christopher a farmer, married Margaret Nelson,
Mount Street, Donaghadee, father Francis a coachman.

16 Dec 1850, Charles Montgomery, joiner, Donaghadee,
father James a Mariner, married Ann Bennett,
Donaghadee, father James a weaver.

11 Jan 1851, John Brown, farmer Donaghadee, father
John a farmer, married Isabella McMeehan of
Donaghadee, father James a farmer.

21 Apr 1851, James Brown, manufacturing agent, Col**,
father James married Martha Smyth, Newtownards, father
Andrew a labourer. ** possibly Coleraine.

14 May 1851, Hugh Lowry, carpenter, Ballygowan, father
a farmer, name illegible, married Ellen Montgomery,
father John a farmer.

18 Aug 1851, John Carson, Policeman of Bangor, father
Samuel a farmer, married Isabella Frood, of Belfast,
father William Frood a sailor.

In the early years of this record my impression is
that most of the non Belfast people were from Antrim,
in the later years Down. Some came from Armagh, Sligo,
Dublin, Aberdeen and Cheshire, although the last two
married locals.

I wonder if the occupation 'Sailor' as opposed to
'mariner' or 'seaman', was someone who worked in the
Linen industry?


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