My Great Grandmother was Margaret Edgar and as an addition to searching for the Kings I have, with help, tried to trace her family. Oh what an elusive family! even more so that my immediate family.
After a bit of research I now find the Edgar name is common in Co Down which does not help matters […]
The problem with family research is, unless you’re a professional and can spend time and money, it can be very frustrating and lead to you wondering why on earth you started doing the whole thing in the first place. it is therefore likely you’ll close the files for a while with the intentions of restarting […]
In 1886 my great grandfather Michael Alfred King married Margaret Edgar in Bessbrook,Ireland (now Northern Ireland). During the past months several pieces have been received that now throws some more light on the Edgar family. On the wedding certificate she said her father was Hamilton Edgar and the folk who witnessed the marriage were Minnie […]
The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660 – 1840 (The Furniture Society)
Here follows an extract from the above publication:
“King,William, Whitehaven,Cumb, cm and looking-glass maker (1793-1834).”
The following information has also been found;
King,cm of Whitehaven, was a subscriber to Sheraton’s Drawing Book,1793. It was probably […]
Here is a transcript of an advertisement that appeared in the local paper after the death of W A King.
Important to parties Furnishing,Cabinet-makers,upholsterers and others.
To be sold by auction on Wednesday and Thursday,October the 11th and 12th, 1865 by order of the executors of the late
One thing that really comes to light when doing family research is just how many other family names are indeed linked to ones own name. Families which up until now would have meant nothing to the researcher with the exception of those within recent generations – mother/father, grandparents and possibly great grandparents.
I’ve listed below […]
A recent find revealed that grandfather ( Michael Alfred King ( Alfie) ) tried his hand at emigrating to Canada in 1923. he intended working for his brother in law on their farm at Ballcarragh,Sask. It must not have worked out as he was back in Northern Ireland in 1925 and married my grand mother. […]
After spending some time searching for information about the great exhibition of 1851 I have now found documentation that confirms Great, Great grandfather , William Alkin King did manufacture furniture and had it on display at the exhibition
last Saturday (31st January) I met up with my two step sisters and their mother who I haven’t seen for nigh on 40 years. They were the children of my father and his second wife. It was good to catch-up and we discussed the family ( from a family research point of view).
We aim […]
Have found another relative living in Canada. This time it’s the great granddaughter of Minnie Edgar. Margaret Edgar married my great grandfather in 1886 and Minnie was a witness. Who was she?? this has been a mystery for a long time and now I know she is the sister of my great grandmother.