Category Archives: Belfast

The Great Escape!!!

From Stoneyford to Belfast and Back… Mary Agnes Scott was born on 21 Jan 1867 in Knocknadona, Magheragall Parish, Co. Antrim.  She was the third child of ten born to Mary Agnes Hendren and Richard James Scott.  She is my paternal … Continue reading

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Sentimental Sunday…

Cranky Old Man! What do you see nurses? What do you see? What are you thinking when you’re looking at me? A cranky old man… not very wise Uncertain of habit… with faraway eyes Who dribbles his food and makes … Continue reading

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Sentimental Sunday!

A Short Life… Born on 23 Jun 1906 in 41 Cherryville Street, Belfast I had always thought that my paternal grandmother, Lizzie Berry; was the youngest of seven children born to James Berry and Mary Agnes Scott.  It would seem I … Continue reading

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Friday’s Faces From The Past!

My Berry Connection… “I would I were alive again to kiss the fingers of the rain.” Edna St. Vincent Millay     Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). All Rights Reserved. 

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Mystery Monday!

“Faces Without A Name” … Yet again, I’m immersed in looking at old family photos!  I have so many beautiful photos from family albums which, unfortunately still remain “Faces Without A Name”! My never ending quest to find my “dead … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday!

Faces Without a Name… These are some of my family, unfortunately other family photos remain  beautiful “Faces Without A Name”! I believe that the “Face Without A Name” is Richard Scott the father of Mary Agnes.  If that is the case, … Continue reading

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“A Sea Faring Man”

The One Who Doesn’t Want To Be Found” … My Brick Wall! Once again I am returning to Robert Berry who is my 2nd great grandfather… he’s the one who doesn’t want to be found; or maybe he does and … Continue reading

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Theresa Scott

A Sad Life… Theresa is my 2nd great aunt; she is one of eleven children born to Richard Scott and Ann Jane Tinsley.  The Scott families were well respected farmers in Stoneyford, Co. Antrim, where I’ve traced them back to … Continue reading

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Faces Without A Name

A multitude of photos with no names attached! I have an abundance of old family photos, which I assembled while on my last trip to Ireland in the summer of 2012.  With over 3,000 images: family photos, documents and the … Continue reading

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The Belfast Blitz – A Personal Connection

I grew up knowing that my father was born in Belfast and grew up in Ballymoney.  Ballymoney is a small town in Co. Antrim which is a short distance away from the Causeway Coast and the Glens of Antrim.  It’s … Continue reading

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