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Irish Ancestry - Samuel Neill

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Ellen Report 31 Dec 2012 20:40

Hi there,

Thank you for reading my post.

My great great grandmother Jane Neill was Irish and in 1905 she married my great great grandfather John Lyon in Nottingham. They went onto having 4 children together - Irene, John, Gertrude and Ellen.

I recently purchased Jane and John's marriage certificate as I want to learn more about my Irish ancestry. Jane Neill's father was called Samuel Neill and he was a Carpenter (Journeyman) and was deceased when his daughter was married. I have tried to track him in the UK but can not find anything on him, so I believe he may have stayed in Ireland. All I know is that the family resided around the Antrim / Carrickfergus area, but because they have such a common name 'NEILL' I a stuck of where to look. Any advice of where to look in the irish records would be greatly appreciated and I look forward to hearing from you soon.



safc Report 31 Dec 2012 21:03


name: Jane Neill
gender: Female
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 16 Apr 1880
birthplace: Down, Ireland
death date:
name note:
father's name: Samuel Neill
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Ellen Neill Mccaig
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C00688-5
system origin: Ireland-EASy
source film number: 256050
reference number: v 1-1 p 423

The majority of the capital city of Northern Ireland, Belfast, is also in County Antrim, with the remainder being in County Down.


rootgatherer Report 31 Dec 2012 21:12

Do you have a year of birth for Jane please?


safc Report 31 Dec 2012 21:14


name: Jane Lyon
event: Census
event date: 1911
gender: Female
age: 29
birthplace: Belfast Ireland, County Antrim
record type: Household
registration district: Nottingham
sub-district: Nottingham South West
parish: Nottingham
county: Nottinghamshire


rootgatherer Report 31 Dec 2012 21:15


Name: Jane Lyon
Age in 1911: 29
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Relation to Head: Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Belfast, Ireland
Civil parish: Nottingham
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Street Address: 8 Snowton Terrace Old Lenton Nottingham
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Twine Baller
Registration district: Nottingham
Registration District Number: 430
Sub-registration district: Nottingham South West
ED, institution, or vessel: 2
Piece: 20491
Household Members: Name Age
John Lyon 26
Jane Lyon 29
Irene Lyon 5


Eringobragh1916 Report 31 Dec 2012 21:18

Does it not show her place of Birth on 1911 Census.....?

What was Jane's address and occup.when she married.?

Edit...first question answered...


Ellen Report 31 Dec 2012 21:26

When Jane was married she had no occupation she was merely known as a spinster and she lived at 27 Grove Road in Lenton.


Eringobragh1916 Report 31 Dec 2012 21:30

Ellen...Who were the Witnesses on the MC....?


rootgatherer Report 31 Dec 2012 21:31

Ellen, do you know if she had siblings please? Any names may help.


safc Report 31 Dec 2012 21:32

hi Ellen

info found here


Ellen Report 31 Dec 2012 21:38

Hi everyone,

Thank you for the quick replies.

I have no idea if she had any siblings or not, as we know so little about her. All we knew is that she came from Ireland and then when I got the marriage record it gave her father's name.

The witnesses at the wedding was Walter Co who was the E C Billyeald, Registrar and Catherin Cunningham who was the G.M Howard, Superintendent Registrar.

Thank you for the link safc I shall have a look :)


safc Report 31 Dec 2012 22:13

Hi Ellen
you could here its a pay per view site