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seeking information on David Edward Kennedy who married Sarah Blair in 1895 in Moyle. They had four daughters Sarah, Annie, Emily & Rose. David's father was named John and he was an army pensioner (East India Company). His mother was named Emily Stewart. John's father was Fergus or Ferguson Kennedy and Emily's father was named William Stewart. 

 

Betty Phillips

Tuesday 12th January 2016, 12:26PM

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  • What was David's townland on the 1895 marriage certificate?

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 14th January 2016, 08:15PM
  • It looks like Lisballnagroagh. They where married in Moyle Ballintoy

    Betty Phillips

    Saturday 16th January 2016, 10:42AM
  • The townland will be Lisbellanagroagh. There’s 2 of them Beg and More (means Little and Big). I looked in the revaluation records for both townland for the 1890s but there’s no Kennedy household listed. That suggests that either the Kennedys were not there long enough to get recorded by the Griffiths clerks, or that they lodged with someone else or that their house was of too low a value to be recorded by Griffiths.

    Can’t see the family in the 1901 census. Had they left Ireland by then?

    You could search the National Archives at Kew for information on John Kennedy, pensioner from the East India Company army. (That was a separate military unit from the regular army).

    What denominations were the Kennedy and Blair families? Have you searched the local church records? Ballintoy Church of Ireland lost its early records in the 1922 fire but there is a census from 1803. Copy on this site:

    http://billmacafee.com

    There’s about 9 Kennedys on it. 1 Presbyterian and the rest Church of Ireland.

    Dunseverick was created out of Billy parish around 1811 and has records from 1832. Toberkeigh Presbyterian has records from 1829 and Croaghmore from 1829. The RC records start in 1872.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 16th January 2016, 12:02PM
  • I believe his father John had died prior to 1901 as I found record of his mother dying in Port Glasgow Scotland in 1897 were she was marked as a widow. After davids marriage to Sarah they moved to Scotland where they could be found in the 1901 census. They then returned to Ireland where he died in 1908. His death was registered in the Ballycastle area. John's fathers name was Ferguson Kennedy. Both families were Church of Ireland. 

    Betty Phillips

    Sunday 17th January 2016, 12:00PM
  • I believe his father John had died prior to 1901 as I found record of his mother dying in Port Glasgow Scotland in 1897 were she was marked as a widow. After davids marriage to Sarah they moved to Scotland where they could be found in the 1901 census. They then returned to Ireland where he died in 1908. His death was registered in the Ballycastle area. John's fathers name was Ferguson Kennedy. Both families were Church of Ireland. 

    Betty Phillips

    Sunday 17th January 2016, 12:00PM
  • There’s a death of a Ferguson Kennedy registered in Ballycastle on 20th May 1871 aged 82. You might want to investigate that.

    By coincidence a Ferguson Kennedy aged 0 also died there 18th May 1871. Birth was registered 17th May 1871 so it only lived one day. Mother’s maiden name was Morgan. That seems likely to be a relative and you might want to look at it too.

    You can view the original certificates on-line on the GRONI website, using the “search registrations” option:

    https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk

    You will need to open an account and buy some credits. It costs £2 (sterling) to a view a certificate.

     

     

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 18th January 2016, 08:48AM
  • Thanks. I believe that John had brothers Samuel, Thomas & Ferguson who all moved to the Greenock area. I believe John moved back to Ireland after his father died to look after his mother and subsequently died. Emily then came back to Scotland where she died. Her daughter Emily Jane was present at time of her death. I am assuming that Emily Jane was born in Ireland after 1871.

    Betty Phillips

    Monday 18th January 2016, 04:00PM
  • Hello I am the great gran daughter of David Edward Kennedy born 8 August 1876, Ballycastle Antrim , died 7 June 1908 Ballycastle, Antrim. (32 years)

    My grandmother was Annie Eliza Kennedy, one of David's daughters.

    I have the line starting on the maternal side at William Jones born 1776 died 1870 married Anne Jones (nee Kerr) born 1776 Ireland death unknown. Their daughter was Jane Kennedy (nee Jones) born 1796 Drumor, County Down, died 1872, married Ferguson Kennedy around 1820.   Ferguson Kennedy born about 1789 Ireland died 20 May 1871, Croagh Ballycastle. (same as on forum)

    John Kennedy their son born about 1832 Ballintoy, Antrim died 1883 Ballymena, Antrim.  John married Emily Jane Stewart born about 1840 died 7 Feb 1897 Pt Glasgow Scotland. They married 1863 St Patricks Church Kirkinrola, Ballymena, Antrim, Nth Their son being David Edward Kennedy born 8 August 1876., Ballymoney, Antrim died 7 June 1908, Ballycastle Antrim.

    David Edward Kennedy's wife was Sarah Jane nee Blair (born 24 Feb 1873, Ballycastle Antrim, died 14 December 1913, Cherryvalley Comber County Down.  They were married 28 September 1895.

    Annie (Anne) Eliza Kennedy my grandmother born 2 April 1901, married Joseph Moore Willdridge in Port Glasgow Scotland on 28th October 1919. Their marriage certificate lists David Edward Kennedy as being a Labourer (deceased) and also his wife Sarah Jane nee Blair.

    Annie and Joseph lived in Scotland raising their family in Port Glasgow.  Annie and Joseph's children were Agnes, Sarah, William and Joan. They sadly lost two children in infancy,  David and Robert.  I am the fourth daughter their only son William.

    TheresaR

    Saturday 11th February 2017, 11:45PM