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 […]
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. […]
In the 1911 Northern Ireland cenus for my great grandparents it indicated that 9 children were born and only 6 were surviving at the time. after researching and confirming a few names it has now been possible to identify the children who died.
William King was born on 16/11/1886 and died on 18/11/1886. Both events […]
One of the many things that puzzled me whilst researching my great, great grandfather in Belfast was the fact that he and the family seemed to move house a lot and sometimes only by a few doors in the same street.
A recent talk given at The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) revealed […]
There I was, sailing through my family reserch with a degree of success but still coming against some brick walls when I decided to do a posting on well used forum about the lack of information about my Great grandfather Michael King. Some replies were made and a couple dropped one almighty bombshell – was […]
Even though records have been destroyed a lot of mystery surrounds my great grandfather Michael Alfred. 1871 census for England is the last,confirmed, written record of his existance in Whitehaven. Although a Michael A King appears in the 1881 census at shorncliff camp in Kent ( from Whitehaven) – not confirmed it’s the same guy. […]
Located the burial place of Michael Alfred King and Margaret King (nee Edgar). It is located in Dundonald Cementery. Grave number B1705. It alas has no headstone nor any form of ornamentation. There are four bodies in the grave…
Margaret King. Died 04-04-1937.
Michael Alfred King. Died 06-03-1949.
Arthur McQuillan. Died 22-01-1965.
Margaret McQuillan. Died […]
Born: 06/07/1926. Portaferry,Northern Ireland.
Died: 19/08/1979. Belfast,Northern Ireland.
Married: Violet (nee Lutton).
Divorced circa 1966 and remarried.
Residence: As a child – Portaferry and Connswater Street,Belfast.
As an adult- Mostly 6 Nevis Avenue and in later years Orangefield Road, Belfast,Northern Ireland.
Occupation: Apprentice motor mechanic for Jordon’s motors, Albertbridge Road,Belfast. From marriage to death […]