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Re: Help needed with Irish research

Postby ianbee » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:33 pm

There's a Hugh M'Cleery, writing clerk, in Martin Street, Belfast in 1852
http://streetdirectories.proni.gov.uk/m ... xttGj63U.a

No idea if this is the Hugh who died in 1856 (Thomas Street) age 56
Or whether he has anything to do with this query. Completely lost.
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Re: Help needed with Irish research

Postby shanew147 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:32 pm

I think the place to start is with the Dundalk CofI registers, since there seems to be a connection to Francis street and that area, with the John I mentioned and this father at least the time of his marriage, and the source you mentioned for Hugh. If John snr was baptised in Dundalk he should show up in the records and at least give you his mother's first name, and possibly some siblings.

After that it's a case of checking for possible marriage for Hugh - hopefully in the same parish, but you could have to widen the search area as was the case for John jnr. who married in the nearby town of Castlebellingham, and John snr. who married in Dublin city. If Hugh was born Dundalk you have a good chance of locating a baptism for him and possibly getting a little further back...
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Re: Help needed with Irish research

Postby ianbee » Tue May 01, 2018 9:58 am

shanew147 wrote:What's your source for Hugh McLeery at 12 Francis Street, Dundalk ?
Griffith's valuation dated 1854 for this area, shows a William Campbell at number 12 and no McLeery households.

It was stated that son John McCleery lived there.

jackied wrote:The only mention I can find of a Hugh in that area is of a man renting a house and yard.

Which is here, number 33 (Barrack Street)
http://census.nationalarchives.ie/reels ... _00859.pdf

Marriage of John McCleery and Nannie Usher is here
https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie ... 98-3-7-112

One of the witnesses is Robert McCleery (and John and Nannie had a son Robert born in 1865). Could he have been a sibling?
Now there is a candidate around for Robert in 1901, living in Belfast. Unlike John, Robert gives Louth as birthplace. Occupation Bookkeeper. Unmarried. Yes, it's a long time back to the Dublin marriage, but the signature bears some resemblance
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/r ... 000325997/

This chap seems to have died in Lisburn, 31 January 1905, age 73. Buried in Belfast, 2 February 1905.
An administration, granted to John M'Cleery, 20 February 1905
https://apps.proni.gov.uk/WillsCalendar ... tails.aspx
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