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Ferris Family - Down, Ireland to BC, Canada?

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Peter

Peter Report 9 Aug 2014 13:10

nudge

Peter

Peter Report 7 Aug 2014 11:02

Nudge

Peter

Peter Report 6 Aug 2014 23:37

Nudge for the 1845 marriage - it should be there!

Peter

Peter Report 5 Aug 2014 00:10

Hi again, been doing a bit more research into this family - seems as though the George Ferris that was found isn't correct (father's name isn't mentioned on certificate but occupation is given as butler?!)

Regardless, I found numerous deaths for the children of William and Eliza Ferris, along with their deaths . One pension document also mentioned that William and Eliza married in 1845 ... but I can't find any sign of a marriage even though this is after civil registration began.

I presume they were CofI as they children were baptised Presbyterian. Any ideas where I can find their marriage?

Peter

Peter Report 10 Jan 2013 19:25

No I agree Maura but I am just producing little results and I find it quite difficult. But thank you. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Maura

Maura Report 10 Jan 2013 11:39

Peter, I've given you the names of site that you can search yourself, its more fun doing your own research.

mgnv

mgnv Report 9 Jan 2013 22:50

The GRO(I) index thru 1958 (excl N. Ireland post-partition) is available at:
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1®ion=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND

One can purchase certs (or cheaper still, the uncertified images of the rego) via:
http://www.groireland.ie/

Peter

Peter Report 9 Jan 2013 22:31

Thanks Maura - please don't think me rude but if you can search for more of the family it is highly appreciated. Wow! I'm so glad I got to the PRONI now!

Thank you again for all of your help so far!

Peter

Maura

Maura Report 8 Jan 2013 11:41

I don't know if this is the father, Ferris is a common enough name here.
There no site that has complete BMD's for Ireland
familysearch.org
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rosdavies/
http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives.htm
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/
http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/

site you can search for free, but to view the full record you have to pay
emeraldancestors.com
ancestryireland.com
rootsireland.ie [has the same information as ancestryireland but you can narrow your search by district/parish
http://www.historyfromheadstones.com/

Peter

Peter Report 7 Jan 2013 19:37

Also, could this be the father?!

William Ferris 66 Years 22 December 1878 24 December 1878 City Cemetery - Public Ground View details

Peter

Peter Report 7 Jan 2013 19:26

Thanks Maura - this is really kind of you. The main concern was that George was born in Saintfield, but the census shows Belfast and Armagh! That is my main concern. Also, have you been able to spot any other siblings? I'm fascinated by all of this new Irish information.

Where are there indexes for me to search this alone?

Maura

Maura Report 7 Jan 2013 12:18

You would have to buy George's marriage cert to see what information is on it. He's blind by 1911 so that could be a reason why he give up being a barber

Peter

Peter Report 6 Jan 2013 21:47

Hi MarieCeleste - I really don't have any more information on William Ferris or Eliza Jane Deans. No birth dates, places or deaths or even marriage. I've looked on Familysearch but nothing jumps out!

Also thank you Moira - really kind of you! Please if you have more information keep it coming ... The Hughes information is great but I'm inclined to say the George Ferris information is not. Is his father mentioned on the marriage certificate?

Thank you again!

Peter

Maura

Maura Report 6 Jan 2013 13:54

This could be George, but has changed his occupation and his age jumps 20 from 1901 to 1911

Census Years1901AntrimSt. George's Ward BelfastWellwood StreetResidents of a house
Residents of a house 16 in Wellwood Street (St. George's Ward Belfast, Antrim)
Show all informationSurname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses
Totton Archie 15 Male Boarder Methodist Belfast Errand Boy Read and write - Not Married -
Ferris Annie 4 Female Daughter Episcopal Church Belfast - Cannot - Not Married -
Ferris Josephine 1 Female Daughter Episcopal Church Belfast - Cannot - Not Married -
Ferris Lizzie 5 Female Daughter Episcopal Church Belfast - Cannot - Not Married -
Martin Robert 71 Male Father in Law Episcopal Church Banbridge - Read and write - Widower Deaf and Dumb
Ferris George 30 Male Head of Family Episcopal Church Church of Ireland Armagh Dealer Cannot - Married -
Ferris Martha 23 Female Wife Episcopal Church


Census Years1911AntrimSt. George'sLincoln PlaceResidents of a house
Residents of a house 25 in Lincoln Place (St. George's, Antrim)
Show all informationSurname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses Years Married Children Born Children Living
Ferris George 50 Male Head of Family Church of Ireland Belfast General Labourer Cannot read - Widower Blind - - -
Ferris Annie 15 Female Daughter Church of Ireland Belfast Stitcher Read and write - Single - - - -
Ferris Josephine 10 Female Daughter Church of Ireland Belfast Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
McGuffin William 45 Male Boarder Church of Ireland Belfast General Labourer Read and write - Single - - - -
Totten Archie 25 Male Boarder Church of Ireland

George Ferris married Martha Martin 2nd May 1894 Saint Johns Laganbank Church of Ireland, Knockbreda Belfast

Children
Eliza Jane 1895
Annie Maria 1896
Margaret 1899
Agnes jospehine 1900
Emma 1903

Name of deceased Martha Ferris
Last place of residence 5 Lincoln Place
Age 33 Years
Sex
Date of death 9 May 1909
Date of burial 11 May 1909
Cemetery Dundonald Cemetery
Grave section and number E4 347
Burial Type Earth Burial

Name of deceased Annie Ferris
Last place of residence 12 Charles St Sth
Age 21 Years
Sex
Date of death 2 July 1918
Date of burial 4 July 1918
Cemetery Dundonald Cemetery
Grave section and number E4 347
Burial Type Earth Burial

Name of deceased Josephine Caldwell
Last place of residence 15 Charles St South
Age 17 Years
Sex
Date of death 8 May 1917
Date of burial 10 May 1917
Cemetery Dundonald Cemetery
Grave section and number E4 347
Burial Type Earth Burial

Name of deceased Emma Ferris
Last place of residence 5 Lincoln Place
Age 2 Days
Sex
Date of death 3 January 1903
Date of burial 3 January 1903
Cemetery City Cemetery - Public Ground
Grave section and number
Burial Type Earth Burial

Maura

Maura Report 6 Jan 2013 13:37

I found Deborah marriage on emeraldancestors, and I got her fathers name from ancestryireland

Name of deceased Deborah Hughes
Last place of residence 80 Thistle Street
Age 79 Years
Sex
Date of death 22 February 1946
Date of burial 25 February 1946
Cemetery Dundonald Cemetery
Grave section and number F5 663
Burial Type Earth Burial

Name of deceased Johnston Hughes
Last place of residence 51 Lisburn Rd 80 Thistle St
Age 71 Years
Sex
Date of death 6 July 1930
Date of burial 9 July 1930
Cemetery Dundonald Cemetery
Grave section and number F5 663
Burial Type Earth Burial

Name of deceased Eveline Deborah Hughes
Last place of residence 80 Thistle Street
Age 25 Years
Sex
Date of death 3 October 1922
Date of burial 5 October 1922
Cemetery Dundonald Cemetery
Grave section and number F5 663
Burial Type Earth Burial

Name of deceased Rachel Mckenzie
Last place of residence Ulster Hospl Templemore Ave (80 Thistle St)
Age 25 Years
Sex
Date of death 9 August 1918
Date of burial 12 August 1918
Cemetery Dundonald Cemetery
Grave section and number F5 663
Burial Type Earth Burial

https://ssl.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialSearch.aspx

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 Jan 2013 12:54

Peter - I've previously asked when were William Ferris and Eliza Jane Deans born.

Peter

Peter Report 6 Jan 2013 12:23

nudge I would love to find out more on this family!

Peter

Peter Report 5 Jan 2013 22:48

1911 Census for Deborah:

ation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses Years Married Children Born Children Living
Hughes Johnston 52 Male Head of Family Church of Ireland Belfast Holder Up at Ship Yard Read and write - Married - 20 5 5
Hughes Doborah 43 Female Wife Church of Ireland Belfast - Read and write - Married - 20 5 5
Hughes Rachel 17 Female Daughter Church of Ireland Belfast Fancy Box Maker Read and write - Single - - - -
Hughes William Johnston 15 Male Son Church of Ireland Belfast Grocer Shop Assistant Read and write - Single - - - -
Hughes Evelyn Dborah 18 Female Daughter Church of Ireland Belfast Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
Hughes Younge 10 Male Son Church of Ireland Belfast Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
Hughes Joseph 6 Male Son Church of Ireland Belfast Scholar Cannot read - Single - - - -

Peter

Peter Report 5 Jan 2013 22:43

Maura! This is all fantastic! Thank you ... how did you find it all?!

I have searched for Deborah but found nothing. Lovelt to see something on George also. Wow, thank you!

And how can I try to find deaths for these people?

Maura

Maura Report 5 Jan 2013 14:25

George FERRIS . Saintfield a barber in 1892

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rosdavies/SURNAMES/F/Fe.htm#fer