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I am looking for information on Emily Rowan (1899 - ?), married William John Rodgers, daughter of James and Elizabeth (McDowell), and any possible descendants. Does anybody know of a Wesley McCracken, as he was a relation? Thanks.

Saturday 27th June 2020, 02:33PM

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  • This looks to be Emily Rowan in the 1901 census:

    Living in Belfast by 1911:

    Emily’s marriage to William Rodgers was registered in Banbridge on 25.11.1927. You can view the original certificate on-line on the GRONI website, using the “search registrations” option:

    You will need to open an account and buy some credits. It costs £2.50 (sterling) to a view a certificate.

    There was an Emily Rodgers death registered in Lisburn on 19.8.1967 aged 73 (so doesn’t quite fit with a birth in 1899). Death records from 1970 onwards aren’t on-line yet. You need to go to PRONI or GRONI in Belfast to search there.


    Saturday 27th June 2020, 04:54PM
  • Thank you. I have been looking everywhere, and also posted on a similar site yesterday. It was suggested she might have remsrrief someone called Doonan or similar? I do know that her husband, my grandad died in 1931, when my dad was only young.

    Sunday 28th June 2020, 05:17PM
  • oops, remarried.

    Sunday 28th June 2020, 05:19PM
  • There’s a death for William Rodgers on 5.8.1931 registered in Banbridge. Aged 33. You can view that on the GRONI website for £2.50.

    I looked for a re-marriage to a Doonan but did not see one up to 1945. (Marriages after that are not on-line and you need to go into PRONI or GRONI to search for them).

    There’s a death for Emily Doonan regd Banbridge 4th June 1947 aged 47. That seems to fit well. You might want to look at that.


    Monday 29th June 2020, 06:40AM