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John Gardner John Gardner wrote on 13/05/2024 at 7:03 pm
Trying to track down my Grandads details, I have tracked down his BSA book which lead me here, unfortunately I can`t seem to find hide nor hair of the lad on here. Just wondering if you could shed any light on him. I am an ex Royal Engineer so go easy ๐Ÿ˜„
Kerrie Craig Kerrie Craig wrote on 14/04/2024 at 8:36 pm
Good evening, First of all I just want to say what a brilliant website this is, the effort put in and the content is fascinating! I am getting in touch on behalf of my father who was delighted to have come across photographs of his great grandfather and great uncles. They were William John Robinson and Harry Robinson, father and son who fought together in WW1 (they are in this section of history your page ( https://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/Lost_Large_Collection_3.htm )The information on your page correspond ls with the information he has gathered about them. I appreciate you may not be in a position to provide any further information about who currently holds these photographs or whether they could even be obtained, but I certainly thought it would be worth a shot reaching out anyway. My dad is very very interested in exploring purchasing these photographs or getting copies of the originals if at all possible, in particular the photograph with a poem written on the back. Would it be possible to get in touch with me via email please so I can share which photographs my dad is keen to obtain (if at all possible) and so I can understand how feasible this may be. Many thanks in advance for your assistance. All the best, Kerrie
Lorraine Brown Lorraine Brown wrote on 13/03/2024 at 4:27 pm
Hello I was fascinated to see a large collection of old photos and PCs plus letters from Pittsberg to my great granny Eleanor Sullivan Quinn. So much info that even her grand children didn't know and they are all now in their 80s. I was wondering if you hold the original copies or were they scanned in and sent to you. If possible can those photos and info be given back to family. I can prove I and my mum are related. Kind regards Lorraine B
Admin Reply by: marymary
REPLY (sent by email also but in case it gets lost in spam folder repeating reply here) Hi Lorraine, can you send me a link to the page please? - site's so large its hard to find stuff and I'm finding Google search pretty useless recently, thank you. on the question of the items being returned, sorry that is absolutely not an option, these items on the site would have ended up in a skip most times and other times family themselves give them to charity shops or send them to auction or sell them to collectors, and these would not even be seen if not for me getting permission from the private owner to put them on the site but the specification is under no circumstances am I to ever ask if any item can be returned, that's the deal. I can check and see if all the items in the collection were used as sometimes there are doubles or just so many I only use a selection or what's available and I can send copies of the extras, if there are any, to you, I can also send you unwatermarked copies if you would like? I am really glad you found the site and the items, that is the whole point of it and it pleases me when someone gets in touch to thank me and say how happy they are that they found the items. Mary
Christina Allen (nรฉe McGown) Christina Allen (nรฉe McGown) wrote on 04/03/2024 at 9:16 am
Re McGown-Conn Thank you very much for posting and transcribing the postcards. Lenie/Lena McGown of Kilmore was my great aunt, who married Tom Conn of Dungannon. Her sibling were Lil (Lilly), Anne and Robert George (my grandfather). We would love to know how/where these postcards were unearthed after so long. If you have any more informtion about our family we would be so grateful to receive it. Thank you!
Janice Davis Janice Davis wrote on 20/02/2024 at 3:43 am
Thanks for posting all of the Agnew postcards. Mary Jane Haveron married John Agnew. They lived on Island Magee. The postcards are mostly back and forth between their children. Mary Jane was my dads great-aunt. Her sister Martha Haveron (Kerr) was my dads maternal grandmother. She died at 28 and her children were sent to Canada. It is very special to me that I can read these postcards. Thank you, Janice, BC Canada
Helen Meline Helen Meline wrote on 10/11/2023 at 5:52 pm
Thank you for this site. My great grandfather, Abraham Bell, blacksmith, is listed as living in Moria, in 1867. My grandmother, Sarah Susan Bell, was born in 1879, listed in the district of Knocknadona.. Her birth certificate listed my great grandfather, Blacksmith as his trade. Helen
Mimi G Mimi G wrote on 12/09/2023 at 2:37 am
I'm reaching my grandmother's family (she is still alive at 95!), the McDaniels, and I came across their lost bible! William and Elizabeth McDaniel were her great-grandparents. Her mother's name, Laura, is even in the family register. I'd love to hear more about where you found the bible and its contents. Thank you for your work!
Admin Reply by: marymary
Hi Graham, I'll send you an email re the bible in a few days ๐Ÿ™‚ watch out for it, my emails have been going into people's spam filters recently. email starts with meems @ Mary
Denise McCoy Denise McCoy wrote on 31/08/2023 at 6:21 pm
Hi - first of all this is fascinating and well done. Also my father - William G Hales who proudly served in the Regiment during the war and my brother sent his medals etc to you. I am the daughter he was referring to when he wrote the piece about rewriting the drill book for the gun in his letter to the Rotunda Museum in Woolwich - am an ex QA. However please could you tell me the medals he was awarded? I asked Robin who sent them to you but he was unable to answer would you please be able to do this as I wish to get some minatures made as I am a member of the RBL and would love to honour my father my wearing replica medal when parading . Thank you Denise McCoy nee Hales
Admin Reply by: marymary
Hi Denise, will email you asap Mary
Marian O'Hanlon Marian O'Hanlon wrote on 20/08/2023 at 12:08 am
Thank you so much for putting together such a fabulous resource. I am so grateful for the information you have made freely available. This is proving to be invaluable as I try to trace my family history. Many thanks Marian
Trevor Dugan Trevor Dugan wrote on 11/07/2023 at 2:25 pm
Hi - this is very interesting. The entry on https://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/LostFamilyBibleInscriptions2.htm for "Emma Browne, with Mr. & Mrs. T. W. Dugan" is referring to my family. I would love if you could get in touch so I could find out more about this. Thanks, very interesting! Trevor Hi Trevor, Very happy you found the entry ๐Ÿ™‚ I checked the folder and sadly that is all the information I have, I no longer have any of the items on the site, they are scanned and go back to the collector, when I posted the update on the Facebook page nobody claimed the name, sometimes relatives pop up but not this time, keep an eye on the page or in the Lennonwylie group in case of updates, Mary ๐Ÿ™‚
Woolworths History and Pictures Woolworths History and Pictures wrote on 11/03/2023 at 6:36 pm
I have a photo of Caroline Connelly who you have the medal displayed for after her 21 years faithful service with the Company .. Miss Connelly worked in Belfast High Street Store 59 ... let me know if you would like a copy and I can forward the photo on to you
Christine Patterson Christine Patterson wrote on 05/03/2023 at 10:51 am
Brilliant site, so useful. Very interested in the lost album from the Stuart family of Ballyhivistock. Amy Stuart was my great grandmother, and her son George Stuart my grandfather. Would love to know if it might be possible to see this album and to make connections with any others also interested in it.
William Monaghan William Monaghan wrote on 17/01/2023 at 7:45 pm
Great site just found my grandmotherโ€™s home listed at 53 Chatham Street in 1877. Her name was Mary Murphy her father was listed at the address, James Murphy a Flax Dresser I assume in the linen industry. They moved to Scotland between then and 1890. Mary married my Grandfather William Monaghan in Johnstone, Renfrew. My Great Grandfather, John Monaghan, was from Omagh, Tyrone born c. 1846. Cannot find any records on his parents. Again thanks for the information on your site very useful and informative
Kathryn Dargavel Kathryn Dargavel wrote on 22/12/2022 at 2:38 pm
I see that you have a book about Gladys Crane by Robert Thompson. Is this available to buy? I am just setting out on some research about Gladys and her sister Muriel. Muriel was a very close friend of my late aunt. Anything you have would be much appreciated. Regards, Kathryn Hi Kathryn, Im sorry but Robert has passed away and I tried to set up something with the other people involved but they were very negative re the items being on my site and I would have removed them only I know Robert wanted his work shown and enjoyed and appreciated and it wasnt about profit for him โค Mary
shirl shirl wrote on 06/10/2022 at 5:02 am
Thank you, amazing. Trying to research family tree. Your knowledge is incredible x
G Mark Donald G Mark Donald wrote on 22/09/2022 at 11:14 pm
Hi Mary I have the background for change background for the Masonic photo you posted last month. I canโ€™t find your email to send it to you. Cheers Mark and thanks for your hard work. Hi Mark, thank you, I've sent you an email, let me know if you get it ok?
Rosy Rosy wrote on 02/09/2022 at 10:02 am
Thank-you so much for collating all this information. A great archive of social history.
Mike Ball Mike Ball wrote on 01/09/2022 at 8:24 pm
Thank you for posting the family documents of my 3rd great-parents, Samuel Martin and Frances Eleanor Williams which has been of great interest. My guess is that the records arrived in Belfast through a descendant, Captain A.S. Dunlop R.A. of Holywood, Co Down. Who knows where the family bible went. A dead end in my research are ancestors of the linen draper Robert Potts of Quarterland, Dundrod born about 1780 and died 1811. He was married to Sarah McCulloch, born 1787 and died 1860, and their sons were Ironmongers in North Street, Belfast. Another loose end are the ancestors of Eliza Jane McClean of Belfast born 1801 and died in 1861. She married Pooley Shuldham Henry of Antrim, born 1801 and died 1881. Thanks for the informative site.
Tony Prosser Tony Prosser wrote on 31/07/2022 at 9:08 pm
Hi. I cannot find an email address on your site. Must be my age. I have lots of info about a relative in Belfast from 1911 through to 1925 but have hit inconsistencies. Could you help. Hi Tony, If you have Facebook we have a group of people there who can often help in these instances, lennonwylie, there are 2 groups, 1 public, 1 private - make sure to join the private one and post your query there, I'm sure someone can help or at least guide you in the right direction ๐Ÿ™‚ I don't do look-ups any more, that's why I took most of the emails off the site, I just don't have the time and felt it more important to get the stuff onto the site so everyone can benefit, I'm not getting any younger and have so much to go on the site ๐Ÿ™‚ https://www.facebook.com/groups/lennonwylie Mary
Rosemary Patricia Lawrence Rosemary Patricia Lawrence wrote on 02/06/2022 at 2:52 pm
This is maybe an impossible task for you hopefully not. I am looking for the surnames of Sarah and Marion ?. they lived at 30 Princetown Road Bangor in 1947. Their sister Jean was married to a George Flack they lived in Toronto. He was a great uncle to me. She died in 1947 there but her sisters mentioned in a Belfast newspaper in Jean's obituary. I have tried to find them but have found it difficult. Thank you very much.
Catherine Woods Catherine Woods wrote on 31/05/2022 at 9:33 pm
Still one of my favourite sites. I've emailed some info about Constantine O'Neill - hope you have received.
Margaret Mooney Margaret Mooney wrote on 30/04/2022 at 2:45 am
My sister-in-law's Granny was the Folk Singer Margaret Barry. Margaret died some years ago, but she won a few awards, and has had a few television shows made. They are trying to find the father of Robert Thompson. ROBERT is buried in Cork. He was born in 1851 around the Lisburn area, but they found that his father, also Robert was teaching Irish in a school or College or Belfast at the time. Can anyone help. I read that some Colleges had a connection with Dublin and Cork, but I am not sure if this will help. They hope to make a few more programmes. Margaret Barry ( her stage name) was born in Cork I think, but died in Banbridge with her family.
andrew pope andrew pope wrote on 26/04/2022 at 8:28 am
Great piece of working pulling this all together. I was looking for Reid family that lived at 38 Balaclava Road, trouble is after 1960 the trail goes cold!!
Katie C Katie C wrote on 11/04/2022 at 2:43 am
Thank you for the page about Groomsport Primary. I was one of the students on the last register, alongside my older brother. I believe I was one of only two, primary three students at the time haha! I absolutely adored that school, the teachers and the close knit community that came with it. Those photos are so precious to me
Catherine Catherine wrote on 26/02/2022 at 4:33 pm
Hello - I've sent an email re. The Grand Fruit Store that I hope you receive. It was in Bangor and came newly under the management of a Samuel Nelson in late 1912. email sent ๐Ÿ™‚ - Mary
Guy Hooper Guy Hooper wrote on 21/02/2022 at 9:00 am
Hello. I'm helping an Old Campbellian write his autobiography, and he's very keen to obtain some photographs, including one of Ronald Groves (Headmaster). Is this possible? Please let me know. Thanks very much. Guy
Suzanne Brookbank Suzanne Brookbank wrote on 18/02/2022 at 10:32 pm
Hello My grandparents were both stationed in Northern Ireland in 1944. I know my grandad was at the Campbell College in Belfast. Names are Edward Kendrick and Kathleen Francis, they ended up marrying in 1945 in Moira. I'm trying to find out more information as they've both passed away and we know nothing about it. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
Helen Standing Helen Standing wrote on 12/02/2022 at 10:56 am
Hello Sir My great great grandfather was in a mental hospital and on one of his registers the address was given as 37 botanic garden i Belfast did this address exist ?thanks
Alan McKelvey Alan McKelvey wrote on 01/02/2022 at 3:30 pm
The film BELFAST shows the main characters living at 96 Mountcollyer St in August 1969. If the street directory at that time has the Branagh family living there then Sir Kenneth is to be congratulated even more for historical accuracy. Can you check please? Alan, Indeed, 1964 to 1970, nice new build ๐Ÿ™‚ William Branagh, clerk ~ Mary
Sarah Sarah wrote on 18/12/2021 at 10:42 pm
Hi there -this is a fantastic site, thank you for all the great work you have done! I am looking for residents of Little Georgia Street but I can't find it listed in any of the directories, am I missing it somewhere?
Colin Bell Colin Bell wrote on 29/11/2021 at 2:20 pm
Hello Sir ... I have been told that my father, Ross Bell, was in the Tyrone section of the Special Constabulary, probably in the 1920s. Is there a record somewhere that I could access that would confirm or deny this please? Colin Bell. Can anybody help with this query? message here as a guestbook entry quoting "Ross Bell Tyrone Reply" and I'll pass your reply along - Mary
Francis Gรฉrard Magee Francis Gรฉrard Magee wrote on 13/11/2021 at 9:45 am
hello Mr Lennon, can you source an old print painting photo of no 77 bus on old albert street...just past the old Arcadian and Christian place at side...the painter supplier was a Mr J. burns from Belfast I have tried every where and cant find it ...thank you..mr Magee anybody else help this gentleman?
Tony Jest Tony Jest wrote on 05/10/2021 at 2:28 pm
Hello Mary, A truly amazing site! Through you we have found full information about my wife Margaret's long lost uncle in Belfast, John Leslie Bidwell. But what a mystery! How did you get his Army Service record on your website? And all the amazing photos!!! Please can we get in touch via email? it would be so wonderful to find out more. Happy to donate, especially if we can get some photos without your website "watermark" Thanks so much for helping us find what became of him. We are really excited to get in touch, It seems that you get my email address as part of the guest book. and thanks again!!!! I replied, please check your spam folder ๐Ÿ™‚ Mary
Leann Leann wrote on 11/09/2021 at 11:11 am
What a wonderful site of historic records you have so selflessly created. I'm doing some research on my nanny's family who we know practically nothing about as she was adopted. I have a birth certificate with mother's names and address which are nearly unreadable. No father. I did find a thing on your website but I really enjoyed looking and just wanted you to know I really appreciate people like yourself โ™ฅ
Deborah Alexander Deborah Alexander wrote on 09/08/2021 at 10:45 pm
Thank you so much for making this website available. This is a treasure trove of family history! I'm looking for any Alexander relatives from Castlefin, who might still be living in Ireland. Could it be possible that I have second cousins there?
Pat Reynolds Pat Reynolds wrote on 18/07/2021 at 5:07 pm
Thank you so much for transcribing so many directories - none contained what I was hoping (a Murphy brush-maker in Belfast around 1805/6) - his son Allin was my great great great grandfather who migrated to Mansfield, Nottinghamshire before 1830.
Liz Spikings Liz Spikings wrote on 09/06/2021 at 3:17 pm
Hello Mary. Iโ€™ve only just discovered you and WOW, what a treasure trove you have created. I have managed to find out weโ€™re my great grandfather wasnโ€™t where he should have been ( thanks to your industrious labour)in 1934. Itโ€™s going to take this aged muppet some time to learn how to navigate this site (and my computer) but hopefully Iโ€™ll get there someday. .....In the meantime, I need to ask for help. Iโ€™m looking for the above mention and elusive g. grand father named Robert James Irwin supposedly born in Gorawood (Goragh). Married Mary Wilson in Mullaghglass 1890. According to census he was born about 1864 but there is absolutely no record of him. His father on marriage record is John, a farmer. Again, no record. Can you tell me please, how do I find Irwins in that region on your site. Many thanks. Stay safe Liz (nee Irwin)
Roger Dedman Roger Dedman wrote on 24/05/2021 at 10:18 am
You Have amassed a wonderful resoure I'm looking for any info on John Crompton who wrote from Londonderry in 1819 a letter with Bankers draft to Edinburgh. I cannot find where to log in to your sites for help! As a Postal Historian I will appreciate any help you can give. I'm making a donation Tank you Roger Dedma Hi Roger, do you mean the Facebook page? here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/lennonwylie Mary ๐Ÿ™‚
Berry Swarthoff Berry Swarthoff wrote on 21/05/2021 at 2:41 pm
Hello Lennon , thank you for the tremendous information on your website about the Royal Ulster Rifles.My name is Berry Swarthoff, and I live in the Netherlands. Recently I and my wife had the honor & privilege to adopting Eric Whiteley's grave. Eric was assigned to the Royal Ulster Rifles. He died on December 1, 1944 in Holland, and he is buried at the Military War Cemetery in Venray . ( province Limburg) His parents ,Leonard & Mary Ann Whiteley lived in Killamarsh,Derbyshire .So i am surching for more information about him. Can you give me some advise where to find info.i would be greatful to you. regards,Berry
Wendy Wendy wrote on 19/05/2021 at 8:14 am
Hi Mary. Firstly many thanks for all the work you're doing in making these historical records available to everyone. I'm currently researching my family history. My grandmother was Maggie Crowe and her grandfather Henry Crowe who married Sarah Mayes and he worked for Frazer Haughton Hillmount Cullybackey. I was really surprised to see that you had the Crowe family bible. Can I ask how you came by it, and if it was possible to have it returned to the family it would mean a great deal. (Maggie Crowe married George Rogers, their son Stanley Rogers was my father) Thank you Wendy. replied via email ๐Ÿ™‚ Mary
Jamie McGowan Jamie McGowan wrote on 17/05/2021 at 9:38 pm
Hi there! Thank you for this wonderful website. What a resource it is! I have a quick question. On this site is the grave of Patrick McGowan https://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/RoyalIrishFusiliers.htm - I believe this is my grandfather. Him and Annie Connelly were married at St Francis Church, Glasgow, 1884. He also died on the date described here so I am certain it is him. Could you perhaps tell me a bit more about this photo? Where the grave is/where the collection is from/what his involvement with the RIF was? We are trying to determine where Patrick was born. So far all we know is that his Father was also Patrick and his Mother was one Bridget Gordon. I have a hunch from older family members that he was from Belfast/Antrim but I have no proof to substantiate it. Thanks! I hope you can help me with the photo!
Mark Brymner Mark Brymner wrote on 12/05/2021 at 6:22 am
Thanks for this wonderful resource. I am tracing my grandfather Robert Brymner, and great-grandfather William Brymner. Would you please correct the spelling from Brimlor at 42 Seaview St in 1924 and 1932. Also from Brymmer to Brymner at 109 York Rd in 1932 and 143 York Rd in 1924, 1918 and 1912. Also from Brymmer to Brymner at 17 Ritchie St in 1910, 1908, 1907 and 1901. Many thanks, Mark ๐Ÿ™‚
Hi, My husbands ancestor was the first Bank Manager ibn gortin and I am writing a book on the ancestry, would you grant me permission to use the old photo you have of the bank Thanking you in anticipation Helen Wilson
Sharon Forsythe Sharon Forsythe wrote on 06/04/2021 at 12:43 pm
Great resource - thank you for all the hard work in putting it together!
Phillip Bittles Phillip Bittles wrote on 30/03/2021 at 4:05 pm
Just surfing,searching BITTLES,MORTON found your site, you have some old pics of me ,my mom and dad and other family how would i go about acquiring these photos? Thanks
David Jordan David Jordan wrote on 28/03/2021 at 10:15 pm
Many thanks for all the work behind this site. It brings back lots of memories. I would be grateful if you could amend the 1960 entry for my father Henry Jordan who appears as Harold at 29 Wynchurch Road. He appears correctly in the 1960 Appendix under the BEM award.
Nigel Henderson Nigel Henderson wrote on 15/03/2021 at 4:41 pm
Hi Mary I am preparing a talk about Galwally House and I would like to use the image on your website, with acknowledgement. Would it be possible to get a higher resolution image without the watermark? I will add a fainter watermark cross. Thanks Nigel
Angela Angela wrote on 11/03/2021 at 7:32 am
Thank you for your site, I have used the street directories a lot for research. I came across some wonderful photographs of Whiterock, Killinchy in the Gillespie Agnew collection - two of women on the shore / jetty and another of women probably picking berries from the hedge. https://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/LostCollection_GillespieAgnew7.htm Do you have more info on this collection, likely date of the photos, the ladies in them? Thanks so much ๐Ÿ˜€
Jackie Johansson Jackie Johansson wrote on 23/01/2021 at 9:52 pm
Hello, Unfortunately there are some facts on your site that are not correct. How do I get in touch with you so that I can explain. Regards, Jackie replied via email Mary
George Plummer George Plummer wrote on 11/12/2020 at 11:57 pm
Thanks for this site - I found it really useful when writing this page about my great grandfather. https://plummerspixels.com/family-portraits-2/ Also, can you correct the spelling on the 1960 street directory for 23 Ballysillan Crescent. My dad was John Plummer - not John Plumber ! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks
Admin Reply by: marymary
Hi George, I've added the correct spelling beside that entry. That's how they actually spelled it in the directory, if you find any other incorrect entries for your great grandfather just let me know ๐Ÿ™‚ Mary love the site and very true about todays images, many will never be seen in 100 years time ๐Ÿ™