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 ♥
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?
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.
Hello Mary. I’ve only just discovered you and WOW, what a treasure trove you have created. I have managed to find out we’re my great grandfather wasn’t where he should have been ( thanks to your industrious labour)in 1934. It’s going to take this aged muppet some time to learn how to navigate this site (and my computer) but hopefully I’ll get there someday. .....In the meantime, I need to ask for help. I’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)
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 🙂
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
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 🙂 Mary
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!
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 🙂
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
Great resource - thank you for all the hard work in putting it together!
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
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.
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
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 😀
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
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 ! 🙂 Thanks
Sorry to hear about your father's passing this year. I remember him from work during the 70's.
Hi - I am researching renee bickerstaff as we have a number of her paintings and your file is very useful. I would like to know a bit more about the pictures you have included in the file on renee bickerstaff -where did you get the photos and letters ? is one of the pictures of renee herself? Many thanks Karen
Thank you SO Much for all of your hard work! I am searching for McFee/McAfee's in the Belfast area and your site is a wealth of information. It's not easy doing Ireland research from the states! Thank you!
Hi, My grandfather (maternal) is listed here as Gnr J. Mateer (John) of 8 Gypsy Street Belfast, in 21st Battery of 8th Belfast HAA Regiment. He passed away in 1988, having never spoken a word to any of us about the War. We would be very grateful to hear from anybody who knew him. Thank you
I would like to correct a spelling error. Surname should be spelt Dickinson not Dickenson. This was my Great grandfather. 27 Irwin Crescent. It has been imputed for years 1938,1943,1951,1960
Great site...and so useful. I was surprised that there was no Belmont Road (Belfast) in the 1870s, 1880s or 1890s...it was clearly in existence!
I thank you for providing analysing the details of people and places from the Belfast Street directory. It is an excellent service to which I have just made a £20 donation. I have used the site to track Hughes families in Servia Street up to 1960 but I can't get any further. Can a look-up be carried out for the Hughes families in Servia Street after 1960, please? The names I have are James Hughes (no 10), blacksmith, Thomas Hughes (59/59A) horse dealer, and Joseph Hughes (59A) . I believe the horse dealers had stables nearby. I only need details of Hughes families in the street after 1960. Michael Hughes
Many thanks for all the information on your website. The street directories are invaluable. I have just noticed the postcards you have transcribed. There are some that interest me in particular, how do I find out more about them? Do you have them? are they from your relatives? The names that interest me are Martin, Adams, Mackintosh (all Newtownards). Many thanks again! I look forward to hearing from you.
This site is a source of enormous delight for me. I'm fascinated by local history and built heritage, and the information here - and the work that has gone in to the site - is superlative.
I just hope you can help me on my research about the Bank Buildings, your site gives this information, under 1819 Miscellaneous Notes 1787 - Bank formed; partners, John Ewing, John Holmes, John Brown, and John Hamilton. Issued Notes payable in gold. 1787 - Second Bank; partners, Waddell Cunningham, C. Ranken, W. Brown, and John Campbell. Issued Notes payable in gold. Who would have built the Bank , Reading this does it mean The 4 John’s owed the bank before Cunningham and his partners, does the second Bank mean the same building but new owners, meaning Cunning , I would appreciate it if you could help me understand as his would help my research. Thanks Joe
Thank you so much for such an invaluable database. I'm researching the Cowden families of Belfast and your site has given me much information, links and leads.
I have really enjoyed browsing this site. My grandfather and my great grandfather were both in the Wars. I will try to send in details. This is a way to record that all sides of all of our communities were Patriots. Well done!
Hi, have over the years found your site very helpful. Would like to take this opportunity to pass on some info to you, re Lost photos,' Biddy Taylor Coleraine Whiskey. The Kitty in the pictures was my grandmother, Martha her sister, Biddy and Daniel her niece and nephew. If you require more info, would be pleased to help.
I love having a look through this website. I would like to know how I can add my great grandfather's name to the list of soldiers?
Well done a lot of hard work went into developing this website. Keep up the good work