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Ferris Family - Down, Ireland to BC, Canada?

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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


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

site you can search for free, but to view the full record you have to pay [has the same information as ancestryireland but you can narrow your search by district/parish


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!



mgnv Report 9 Jan 2013 22:50

The GRO(I) index thru 1958 (excl N. Ireland post-partition) is available at:®ion=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND

One can purchase certs (or cheaper still, the uncertified images of the rego) via:


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.


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.


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 Report 6 Aug 2014 23:37

Nudge for the 1845 marriage - it should be there!


Peter Report 7 Aug 2014 11:02



Peter Report 9 Aug 2014 13:10