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Category Archives: Co. Londonderry
Ill Treatment of Child!
Shocking Limavady Case – Parents Smartly Punished… Once again I found myself scouring the British Newspaper Archives, this time for Sophia Park (nee Love). This Sophia Love, as opposed to one of my many other Sophia Loves, is my 1st cousin … Continue reading
Posted in Co. Londonderry, Family History, Ireland Tagged Family, Family History, Genealogy, Ireland, Limavady, Love Family, Park Family 9 Comments
A Hero of The First of July Attack!
Diver, Thomas Wilson, M.M., L.-Corpl., 2nd Battn. (108th Foot) The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers… Born on 7 Feb 1898 in 21 Lewis Street in the City of Londonderry, Thomas Wilson Diver was the second child and eldest son of eight born … Continue reading
Posted in Co. Donegal, Co. Donegal, Co. Londonderry, Family History, Geneaology, Hubei Tagged Diver Family, Family History, Genealogy, Ireland, Londonderry, Wilson Family, WW1 11 Comments
Twisted Limbs & Crooked Branches!
“When Great Trees Fall” … The north of Ireland was battered by heavy rains as violent storms caused flooding. The downpours swept in from the Atlantic, hitting Co Donegal before moving across Northern Ireland during Tuesday evening. Bridges collapsed, roads were washed out and … Continue reading
Posted in Burial Records, Co. Londonderry, Derry City Cemetery, Family History, Geneaology, Ireland, Misc. Tagged Family History, Geneaology, Ireland, Love Family, Misc., Wilson Family 12 Comments
Roll of Honour!
Derry Pilot Officer’s Death – Tribute by Rev. J.A. Donaldson, B.A. … “At the morning service of Great James Street Presbyterian Church, Londonderry, on Sunday, Rev. J.A. Donaldson, B.A., recalled that on Remembrance Sunday Mr. S. Morrison, accompanied by Captain … Continue reading
Posted in Co. Londonderry, Family History, Ireland Tagged Family History, Genealogy, Ireland, Londonderry, Morrison Family, Wilson Family, World War II 3 Comments
A Death Notice and a Sign!
“Result of Accidental Burning…” Once again I found myself exploring the British Newspaper Archives, specifically for Leah Love, when I came across a publication which, to me, was like a gift from the universe. A death notice published in the … Continue reading
Sudden Death In The City!
Mr. John Chambers, William Street, Derry… An article published in the Derry Journal – Monday 19 November 1906 stated: “On Friday Mr. John Chambers, William Street, Derry, died under painfully sudden circumstances. He and some other men were standing at … Continue reading
Posted in Co. Donegal, Co. Donegal, Co. Londonderry, Family History, Geneaology, Glasgow, Ireland, Scotland Tagged Bustard Family, Chambers Family, Co. Donegal, Co. Londonderry, Derry City Cemetery, Family History, GeneaBlogger, Genealogy; Ireland; Records, Ireland, Kelly Family, Londonderry, Love Family, Walker Family 7 Comments
Sad Burning Fatality at the Waterside!
Starrett of Derryview Terrace… “On Friday a very sad burning fatality occurred at the Waterside, resulting in the death of a little girl eight years old, daughter of Samuel and Ellen Starrett, of Derryview-terrace, Waterside, lately of Rosemount…” Born in … Continue reading
A Derry Cabinetmaker!
President of the Amalgamated Union of Cabinetmakers… On 5 June 1875 at the Second Derry (Strand) Presbyterian Church, in the presence of Margaret Wilson and Thomas Cooper, David Norrie and Annie Short (nee Cooper, a widow) were united in Marriage. … Continue reading
Posted in Co. Londonderry, Family History, Geneaology, Ireland Tagged Co. Londonderry, Derry City Cemetery, Family History, GeneaBlogger, Ireland, Londonderry, Norry Family 10 Comments
Derry Man Missing!
Mr. Alfred Beattie of Lewis Street, Derry… “Mr. Alfred Beattie (59) of Lewis Street, Derry has been missing from his home since Wednesday last and considerable anxiety prevails as to his whereabouts. Mr. Beattie, who is unmarried, lived with his … Continue reading
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old…”
From Duke Street to Kammel, Belgium and Back… Born on 18 Mar 1895 he was the fourth son and seventh child of nine born to Samuel Starrett and Ellen Neely Beattie. William, most commonly known as Willie; is my 1st cousin … Continue reading