Tag Archives: Murdoch Family

Born in Scotland and Died in Londonderry!

Lived in Coleraine and Buried in Ballymoney… He was the eldest son of William Murdock and Jane McDougall, one of ten; and the only one born in Scotland.  Alexander was my great grand uncle, brother of Thomas Murdock, my great … 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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The Murdock-McAleese Twisted Limb

From Co. Antrim, Ireland to Pennsylvania, U.S.A. … Born in the Ballymoney area of Co. Antrim, Ireland on 30 March 1878, she was the eldest of three children, and only daughter; born to Alexander Murdock and Jane Holmes.  Her two … Continue reading

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Piper Archibald MacMillan Murdoch!

“The Last O’ The Lot An The Best O’ The Bargin.” Named after his mother Sarah MacMillan, Archibald MacMillan Murdoch was my 2nd great grand uncle.  Archie was born on 3 Aug 1866 in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, and baptized in … Continue reading

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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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Twenty Two Years Ago Today…

Robert Sweeney, named after his grandmother Lizzie Sweeney of Donegal! Referred to as “young Bobby” – he was born in November 1934 at 41 Cherryville Street, Belfast, the home of his maternal grandparents.  23 Vandyk Gardens becoming his family home shortly … Continue reading

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They Hailed From Donegal

The Sweeney’s James Baxter Sweeney is my 2nd great grandfather; and from the limited information I have on him it would seem he was born about 1834 in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.  James father was also James Sweeney and his mother … Continue reading

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9140 – Sergeant Alexander Murdock

2nd Bn Highland Light Infantry Alexander, known as Alex; is my 1st cousin 3x removed.  His father, Alexander; and my 2nd great grandfather, William; were siblings.  Alexander was born on 2 Jul 1879 in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.  As I mentioned … Continue reading

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A Strange Coincidence, or Was It?

I’ve been working on my family tree “Twisted Limbs & Crooked Branches” for about 3 years now.  Like many, I started collecting information and photos several years prior.  I had spent time in the Knock Road Cemetery in Ballymoney, Co. … 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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