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Irish side of my tree

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David Report 17 Mar 2012 19:19

My Father Samuel G I rvine was born in Belfast and died in Newcastle upon Tyne 12/6/1990

His side of my family tree is of great interest and is a challenge.
I say a challenge as I confess to not being the most able looker upper,usually looking in the wrong place.
To those who have helped me thus far SINCERE THANKS.

I am David Irvine b1945 son of Samuel Irvine b1918 - d1990
Samuel was the son of Samuel Irvine b1874 = Sarah McLarnon.
Samuel was the son of Francis Irvine b1844 d191918 = Rosanna Galloway
Francis was the son of Francis =

Four generations are factual.I'm trying to put more detail to these anscestors of mine.

Samuel Galway Irvine,my GF married Sarah McLarnon at a church in Shankhill.
He was a docker and I'm told served in WW1
In addition to my Father there was my Aunt Rose b1912 and an Aunt Sarah b1915 and another Samuel Irvine who died in infancy.

My Father was born in 15 Osborne Street Belfast Duncairn Ward Antrim
He eventually lived in Arosa Parade until outbreak of WW2


Alemap Report 17 Mar 2012 21:56

From the 1901 irish census

Residents of a house 7 in Osborne Street (Duncairn Ward, Antrim)

Irvine Rosanna 20 Female Daughter Methodist
Irvine Francis 65 Male Head of Family Methodist
Irvine Rosanna 55 Female Wife Methodist

Residents of a house 2 in Osborne St (Duncairn, Antrim)
Irvine Samuel 36 Male Head of Family Methodist
Irvine Sarah Margaret 26 Female Wife Church of Ireland
Irvine Samuel G 3 Male Son Methodist

Residents of a house 33 in Osborne St (Duncairn, Antrim)
Irvine Francis 72 Male Head of Family Methodist
Irvine Rosanna 67 Female Wife Methodist

This will fill a few bits in.


mgnv Report 17 Mar 2012 21:57

Although you can get your dad's b.cert from GRONI, since it was pre-partition, you can also get it from Ireland, where it's cheaper. This wouldn't necessarily apply to all his younger sibs. Sim your grandparents m.cert, and probably their parents' etc. b.certs (general civil registration began in 1864 in Ireland, plus non-catholic marrs 1845-1863).

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

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

The Irish 1901/1911 censuses are free at:
[Not heard of any release dates for next census (=1926 in both Irelands)]


Alemap Report 17 Mar 2012 22:07 would be useful too.

Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881 for Rosanna Irvin

name: Rosanna Irvin
gender: Female
birth date: 02 Feb 1881
birthplace: Ballynure, Antrim, Ireland
father's name: Francis Irvin
mother's name: Rosanna Galloway Irvin
indexing project (batch) number: C00732-5
system origin: Ireland-ODM
source film number: 257857


Reggie Report 17 Mar 2012 22:36

See also


JoyDean Report 17 Mar 2012 23:25

Okay then :)

For both threads: as well as the help given here, try posting here:


David Report 19 Mar 2012 09:25

Thank you Kentish Maid and others.
It was from belfast forum that I learned my Father was born in Osborne Street North Belfast Duncairn Ward,and from there the search began.


David Report 6 Feb 2013 20:40

Thank you all again.

This subject was raised agin on another thread by my self as the pc I was using last year ended up on the tip with out my having backed up or printed off the important details

So thanks to safc and Eringobragh and others Sincerely