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Trying to trace ancestors of Catherine Carlisle.

From marriage (certificate) to David McKean Motherwell 7th Jan 1885 at Berry St (Pres) Church Belfast:

- she was of full age and a spinster

- father John Carlisle - Labourer.

- Witnesses: William Cuming (sp?) and Martha Young

From 1911 Census (University Street, Belfast) :

- born about 1863 Birth place given as Craigavod Co Down [sic - not Armagh, Craigavon - between Lurgan and Portadown ]

- Craigavod is I believe between Bangor and Holywood on the North coast of Co Down

The 1901 Census lists Kate as born Bangor, Co Down.

(NB Can't find birth record but do find - probable red herring:

Name: Catherine Carlile [Not Carlisle]
Registration district: Lisburn [i.e. Craigavon not Craigavod]
Record type: BIRTHS
Registration date - quarter and year: 1865
Estimated birth year:
Mother's surnames:
Film number: 101042
Volume: 16
Page: 626
Digital GS number: 4187282
Image number: 00052
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958)


David Faulder

Thursday 12th April 2012, 07:38PM

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  • Hi there,

    Could you please post your message here (Belfast city): and here (Craigavad): and here (Bangor):

    You might find this a useful link for information about Presbyterian records in Ireland:

    Civil registration records are available from the General Register Office (GRO). These start from 1864 however. You can access the website here:

    You could also try checking the land records called the Tithe Applotment Books (1823-38) or the later Griffth's Valuation (1848-64). Griffith's is freely available here: or here: Failte Romhat has lots of other useful links you could try looking at.

    There are some books you might be interested in looking at. There is one by Edward D. Atkinson, called Dromore, an Ulster Diocese, Dundalk: W. Tempest, 1925. This is available at the National Library of Ireland, Ir. 274116 a 1.

    Also: by J. A. Lamont, Presbyterianism in Holywood: Bangor Road Congregation, Bangor: 1967, NLI.

    Please make sure you link anyone else in your family who is interested in their Irish heritage to our site - and indeed anyone else you know of Irish heritage.

    Kind regards,

    Sinead Cooney

    Genealogist (Ireland XO)

    Monday 16th April 2012, 02:54PM
  • Now cross posted (because everything is parish orientated)!
    Originally under Shankill (Down)
    and (erroneously) under Shankill (Roscommon)!
    Suggested above that I also post under
    Holywood (Down) and
    Bangor (Down)
    It would be nice to tag a single message with multiple parishes - then all answers would be kept together
    Elwyn's substantial reply is under Holywood (Down)

    David Faulder

    Sunday 20th December 2015, 02:13PM