Belfast Weekly News - 2 May, 1857


April 26, at 49 Victoria Terrace, the wife of Ladislas Kiss, Esq., of a daughter.

April 24, at Viport, Malone, the wife of Mr L.J. Sherrard, of a son.

April 21, at Tullydonnell, near Dungannon, the lady of Thomas Staples Irwin, Esq., C.E., of a daughter.

April 25, at Upper Arthur Street, the wife of Henry S. Ferguson, M.D., of a son.

April 22, at Buncrana, County Donegal, the wife of Major J.H. Todd, of a son.


April 28, in the First Presbyterian Meeting-house, Dromore, by the Rev. S.C. Nelson, Downpatrick, assisted by the Rev. S. Ferguson, Dromore, Thomas M'Murray, Esq., only son of the late George M'Murray, Esq., Waringstown, to Catherine, youngest daughter of Thomas M'Coy, Esq., of Lisnashanker, Dromore.

April 28, at the Linenhall Street Meeting-house, Belfast, by the Rev. John M'Cready, of Saintfield, Mr T. Milliken, of Saintfield, to Isabella, second daughter of Mr James Wilson, Clones.

April 28, in the First Presbyterian Church, Stewartstown, by the Rev. I.N. Harkness, the Rev. James Foster, of Newmills, to Lydia, daughter of the late Rev. Wm. Harkness, of Sandholes, County Tyrone.

April 27, in the Presbyterian Church, Great George's Street, by the Rev. Thomas Toye, Mr John Gamble,to Miss Martha Campbell, both of Belfast.

April 23, at St Anne's Church, Dublin, the Rev. Beauchamp Walter Stannus, son of the Dean of Ross, to the Hon. Mabel Geraldine Vesey Fitzgerald, eldest daughter of the Lord Fitzgerald and Vesey.

April 23, in the Presbyterian Church, Whiteabbey, by the Rev. John Lyle, Mr James Vint, Ballyduff, to Mary Ann, third daughter of Mr John Quirey, of Prospect Cottage, Monkstown.

April 25, at Trinity Church, Chelsea, the Hon. Henry Blackwood, youngest son of the second Lord Dufferin and Clandeboye, to Lady Amelia Capel, youngest sister of the Earl of Essex.


April 30, after a short illness, Agnes Skillen, relict of the late Wm. Skillen.

April 25, at the Maze, deeply regretted by a numerous family, Mrs Jane Atkinson, aged 78 years.

April 25, at his father's residence, William Hill, only son of John M'Connell, 28 Frederick Street.

April 20, at Crawfordsburn, Mr John Hanna, aged 74 years.

April 20, at Buncranna, County Donegal, Mr Matthew Boldrick, aged 55 years.

April 28, at 6 Great George's Street, at an advanced age, Harriet, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Robt. M'Cormick, Maghera, County Derry.

April 25, Margaret, wife of Mr Charles Grogan, of Ballynafeigh.

April 23, at the residence of his late father, English Street, Downpatrick, Nicholas Coates, Esq., aged 36.

April 26, at her father's residence, Margaret, only child of Mr William Brown, builder, Ballynahinch, aged 17 years.

April 27, at Packolet, County Down, aged 61 years, Charlotte, relict of the late George W. Bell, Esq., surgeon, and fourth daughter of the late Alexander Chesney, Esq., J.P.

April 19, at Strabane, Dr. Leney, aged 90 years.

April 22, at his residence, in the Parish of Clonallon, Warrenpoint, the Rev. John O'Reilly, C.C.

April 26, Mr Richard Foote, grocer and flour merchant, Bridge Street, Lisburn, in the 93rd year of his age. This venerable man had been a member of the Wesleyan Church for more than seventy-five years.

April 21, Mrs Margaret Halliday, relict of the late Mr Robert Halliday, merchant, Conway Square, Newtownards.

April 21, at Holywood, Miss Anne Hume.

April 18, at Annagh, Portadown, Wm. Monypeny, Esq., aged 59 years.

April 24, near Clogher, in the 52nd year of her age, Anne, the beloved wife of Andrew Ramsay Esq.

April 27, at his residence, 1 Peter's Hill, Mr Alex. Kelly, aged 19 years.

March 28, at Charleston, South Carolina, George M'Adam, of Yonkers, New York, formerly of Belfast.


^ top of page

Belfast Weekly News - 9 May, 1857


May 4 at Carrickfergus, the wife of Alexander Johns, Esq., jun. of a son.

April 30, at Donegall Place Buildings, Belfast, the wife of Denis O'Reilly, Esq., of a daughter.

May 1, at the Rectory, near the Silvermines, the lady of the Rev. A.A. Jones, Rector of Kilmore, of a daughter.


May 5, at Trinity Church, Belfast, by the Rev. Edward Maguire, Incumbent of Muckamore, Edward W. Lawson, Esq., Derbyshire Constabulary, second son of S.H. Lawson, Esq., County Inspector at Sligo, and the late Capt. 95th R.B., to Isabella Alexandrina, only daughter of the late Alexander Stewart, Esq., of Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone.

April 30, at Killinchy, by the Lord Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore, Robert Edward Ward, Esq., of Bangor Castle, to Harriette, fourth daughter of the Hon. and Rev. Henry Ward, Rector of Killinchy.

May 4, at St Malachy's Roman Catholic Chapel, by the Rev. Bernard Clarke, C.C., Mr John S M'Cann, spirit merchant, to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Mr Patrick M'Quillan.

April 28, at Fivemiletown Church, County Tyrone, by the Rev. Robert Gage, uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. W.H. Murray, the Rev. Thomas Olphert, of Newtownlimavady, County Londonderry, to Julia, eldest daughter of the late Sir Hugh Stewart, Bart., of Ballygawley House, County Tyrone.

April 30, in the Scotch Church, Capel Street, Dublin, by the Rev. W.B.Kirkpatrick, D.D., William Megaw, Esq., of Carelton Terrace, Rathmines, Dublin, to Margaret Anne, daughter of the late William Neilson, Esq., solicitor, of 104 Abbey Street, Dublin.

April 30 in the Presbyterian Church, Granshaw, by the Rev. James M'Cullough, Mr James Malcomson, Knockbracken, to Fanny Jane, youngest daughter of the late Mr John Wilson, Lisnabreen.

April 30, at the Third Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney, by the Rev. James Usher, Mr Robert Stewart, brassfounder, Belfast, to Matilda, only daughter of Mr. Gabriel Barr, merchant, Ballymoney.

April 27, in the Wesleyan Methodist Preaching House, Downpatrick, by the Rev. Mr Lindsay, Mr Jas. Jordan, Ravara, County Down, to Mary Ann, only daughter of Mr James Ennis, Ballyvaston, Co Down.

April 27, at the First Presbyterian Church, Bangor, by the Rev. Hugh Woods, Mr John M'Wha, to Miss Sophia Murray, both of Ballymullin, Parish of Bangor.


May 6, at his residence, Mertoun Hall, Holywood, John Harrison, Esq., aged 73 years.

May 7, at the Belfast Arms Hotel, Donegall Quay, Mr William Walter Young, aged 52 years.

May 5, Miss Ellen Mussen, at the residence of her brother, Mr Matthew Mussen, Lisburn.

May 2, at her residence, Corporation Street, Agnes, eldest daughter of the late John Ritchie, Esq. of this town.

April 25, Susanna, relict of the late James M'Crory, Enogh, aged 85 years.

May 6, William James, only child of Mr Andrew Knox, Portglenone, aged 2 1/2 years.

May 5, at Ballymena, Dr John Duffin, 43rd Regt., aged 25 years.

May 3, Mr George Morton, of Banbridge.

May 3, at his residence, 83 Hardinge Street, after a long illness, Mr Wm. Johnston, sen. aged 56 years.

May 2, Richard, infant son of Mr James Coates, 44 Townsend Street, aged two years.

May 1, at her residence, York Street, Mrs Major, aged 87 years.

May 3, Martha, eldest daughter of Mr John Rodgers, Monkstown.

May 2, at the residence of his mother, Granshaw, near Bangor, George Anderson, aged 17 years.

April 26, Mr John Scott, , Vice-President of the Working Classes Association.

April 30, Mr Maxwell Deering, of Derry.

May 4, at the Royal School, Enniskillen, Meade Denis, son of Loftus A. Bryan, Esq., 27 Pembroke Road, Dublin.

May 2, at 125 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin, John B. Barton, Esq., 89 years.

May 1, Margaret, the infant daughter of Dr. Savage, Armagh, aged 15 months.

April 30, at Ballyshannon, Miss Catherine Gorevan, of the Imperial Hotel.

April 11, in the 76th year of her age, Margaret, relict of Mr James Carnaghan, late of Francis Street, Newtownards.

April 29, Mr John Haslett, compositor, aged 23.

April 23, at Ballyness, Mary, relict of the late Mr. J. Smyth, aged 88 years.


^ top of page

Belfast Weekly News - 16 May, 1857


May 14, at Woodbourne, County Antrim, the lady of John S. Charley, Esq., of a son.

May 11, at Ballytrim House, near Killyleagh, the wife of Charles Matthews, Esq., of a son and heir.

May 12, the wife of Mr Francis W. Dilworth, of a son.

May 8, at the Grove, Lisburn, the wife of Mr Rice, of a son.

May 6, at Drumatihue, Hillsborough, the wife of Mr. J. Burrows, of a daughter.

May 10, a 16, Upper Temple Street, Dublin, the wife of John Fyffe, of a daughter.

April 25, the wife of David Bryce, Esq., of Warwick Terrace, Belgrave Road, London, of a son.

May 11, Mrs James M M'Clenehan, of Rathfriland, of a daughter.


May 9, at the Registry Office, Coleraine, Mr James Clarke, teacher, Ardverness, Macosquin, to Miss Rachel Forsythe, Ballyvennox, near Coleraine.

May 12, in the Donegall Street, Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Isaac Nelson, Mr. E.A. Murphy, Belfast, to Miss Bithiah Richey, Cootehill.

May 8, at the Parish Church, by the Rev. W. Anderson, Mr Joseph Bain, 2 Glenfield Place, to Anna, daughter of the late Mr James Cowan, Carrickfergus.

May 6, in the Killyleagh Church, by the Rev. Dr. Hincks, Mr Geroge W. Danby, of London, late of Belfast, to Mary, second daughter of Mr John Frew, Cottage, Killyleagh.

May 11, at St Malachy's Roman Catholic Chapel, by the Rev. Mr Clarke, Mr John Francis Lalor, Head Teacher, Donegall Street National School, to Catherine, eldest daughter of Mr George Burns, California Street.

April 16, in the Hamilton House, New York, by the Rev. Mr Towell, Mr George Wright, formerly of Belfast, to Miss Jane Livingston, formerly of Belfast.

May 13, at St Peter's Church , Dublin, by the Rev. John James MacSorley, Mr Henry Withrington, merchant, Carrickmacross, to Harriett, youngest daughter of the late Mr Joseph Whitley, Enniskillen.

April 24, at the residence of the bride's brother, 159 East Twelfth Street, New York, by the Re. Thomas Sawyer, Thomas Bligh, of the County Cavan, Ireland, to Anna Maria, daughter of John Smithson, Esq., of Dublin.

February 14, at St James's Cathedral, Melbourne, by the Rev. John Freeman, Mr John Irwin Moore, Arly Cottage, Prahan, only son of the late Thomas Moore, Esq., of Waterloo Lodge, County Cavan, to Julia, second daughter of Mr Henry Baker, of Cloyne, County Cork.

May 7, at St George's Church in Dublin, Wm. Murray, Esq., of Eastham, in the County of Meath, to Melinda, eldest daughter of Echlin Molyneaux, Esq., Q.C.

May 12, at Donybrook Church, by the Ven. John Gregg, Archdeacon of Kildare, assisted by the Rev. John Low, brother of the bride, the Rev. Frederick Bandon, to Rebecca, youngest daughter of Francis Low, Esq., of Merrion Castle, County Dublin.


May 14, Isabella, wife of Mr Alexander Faulkner, aged 59 years.

May 12, at Riverdale, Holywood, Co. Down, Louisa Nora, daughter of James Strachan, Inspector of Branches, Provincial Bank of Ireland.

May 13, at the advanced age of 95 years, Mrs Hannah Forsythe, relict of John Forsythe, of Ballynure.

May 10, at his residence, 8 Spencer Street, Mr Patrick Hughes.

May 9, at Belfast, Mr Charles Hardin, late of the 77th Regiment.

May 13, William, second son of Mr John Moffett, Ann Street, aged 8 years.

May 12, at her late residence, 70 Eccles Street, Dublin, Frances, relict of the Rev. Abraham Augustus Stewart, Private Chaplain to the late Duke of Richmond, Lord Liutenant, and Chaplain to the Royal Hibernian Military School, Phoenix Park, aged 88 years.

February 11, after a short illness, at the residence of her husband, Mr. George Wilson, Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia, Harriet, second daughter of the late Mr. William Blackham, Hill Street, Newry, Ireland.

May 11, at his residence, Castleblayney, James H Boyle, Esq.

May 5, at Ballymena, Alley Mullan, wife of Mr Atty Mullan, Dunlay(Dunloy? ), aged 60 years.

May 8, Robert, youngest son of the late Mr James M'Clelland, Ballynafeigh, County Down.

May 8, at Donaghadee, Edward Hugh, first son of Mr Edward Kelso.

May 4, after a few days illness, Mr John Morton, of Caledon.

May 6, at Marino Crescent, of consumption, Miss anee Jane Leach, aged 40 years, the niece of N.J. O'Neill, Esq., Crown Solicitor for the County Antrim.

May 5, at Ballinrees, Mr Thomas Simpson, aged 25 years.

May 4, at Milltown, Dunboe, Mr William Graham, aged 94 years.

May 3, at the residence of his father, William Clarke, late of Philadelphia, U.S., America, and second son of Joseph Thompson, Esq., Craigmount Cottages.

May 7, in Upper Brook Street, Dublin, the Hon. Colonel Henry Sutton Fane, aged 53 years.

May 6, at Farringdon Rectory, Alton, Hants., the Rev. John Benn, aged 92 years.


^ top of page

Belfast Weekly News - 23 May, 1857


May 18, at 32 Joy Street, the wife of Mr. George Crawford Gillespie, of a son.

May 17, at Monaghan, the lady of Robert H. Dolling, Esq. of a son.

May 16, at 23 Michael Street, the wife of Mr. Thomas Macartney, of a son.

May 10, at Brooke-view Lodge, Enniskillen, the lady of Samuel Salvage, Esq., Collector of Income Tax, of a daughter.

May 20, at Steeven's Hospital, Dublin, the wife of the Rev. W.P. H. Dobbin, of a son.

May 11, at New Ross, the wife of Henry J. M'Cracken, Esq., Comptroller of Customs, Port of Ross, of a daughter.


May 16, in the Second Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street, by the Rev. C.J.M'Alester, Sergeant George Crickard, of Holywood, to Jane, daughter of the late Mr. James Patterson, of same place.

May 13, at the Remonstrant Church, Ballymena, by the Rev. John A. Crozier, Mr John Dysart, merchant, Belfast, to Jane, second daughter of Robert Boyd, Esq., Monaghan, Ballymena.

May 15, in Ballinderry Church, by the Rev. R. Peacock, Mr. Edward J. Turner, to Mary youngest daughter of Mr James Allen, Brackenhill.

May 14, at Cookstown, by the Rev. J.K.Leslie, Henry Sherrard, of Belfast, to Elisa Ann, only daughter of the late William Allen, Esq., Cookstown.

May 13, at St. Anne's Church, by the Rev. T.F.Miller, Matthew, son of the late Captain Ash, to Catherine, eldest daughter of the late Mr James Blake, of Belfast.

May 18, at Moneyrea, by the Rev. F. Blakely, Mr William Johnston, of Crossnacreevy, to Miss Agnes Miskelly, of Lisleen.

May 12, in Lurgan Church, Mr John Cordner, to Elisabeth, daughter of Mr William Anderson, cabinet-maker, both of Lurgan.

April 16, in the Hamilton House, New York, by the Rev. Mr. Towell, Mr. George Wright, formerly of Belfast, to Miss Jane Livingston, formerly of Tynan, Co. Armagh.

May 13, in the Presbyterian Church, Drumkeen, by the Rev. J.D.Crawford, cousin to the bride, assisted by the Rev. Wm. Cooke, Mr. Joseph Glass, Coolkil, to Ann Jane, third daughter of Mr. Joseph Crawford, Drumbrane, Co. Monaghan.

May 17, at Aghagallon Catholic Church, by the Rev. P. Hely, C.C., Mr. David Walsh, of the Crumlin Constabulary, to Susan, third daughter of Mrs. Campbell, Postmistress, Crumlin.


May 20, at 80 Market Street, John Andrews, aged 70 years.

May 20, at Ballinderry, Mr Robert Addison, aged 90 years.

May 18, in Upper Brook Street, London, Mary, the eldest daughter of Sir. E. Workman Macnaghten, Bart.

May 19, at Larne, G.R.Andrews, son of J.K. Andrews, aged 17 months.

May 14, at Rose Lodge, off Durham Street, Horatio A. Stewart, M.D., aged thirty-six years.

May 18, at the residence of her aunt, near Dundonald, Margaret Finlay, wife of Samuel Mills, B.A., T.C.D., Lambeg.

May 16, at Campbelton, Captain Wm. Thompson, of the Ann and Bell, of Belfast.

May 19, James Parker, Esq., of Mountkearney, aged 83 years.

May 17, at Churchfield, Ballycastle, Charlotte, wife of John Casement, Esq., M.B

At the house of her brother, 6 College Square North, Belfast, Catherine, only daughter of the late Robert Patterson, aged 51(?) years.

May 16, at 6 Lonsdale Terrace, Eliza Jane, infant daughter of Mr. F.C. Haddock.

April 16, at Glenlynden, Rice Lake, Upper Canada, George A. Hutchinson, Esq., late of Ballymoney.

May 16, at 108 Ann Street, Belfast, Elizabeth, wife of John Birkmyre, Londonderry, aged 44 years.

May 10, at Cheltenham, Sarah, relict of the late Charles Courtenay, Esq., of Courtenay Hill, Newry.


^ top of page

Belfast Weekly News - 30 May, 1857


May 25, at 14 Westland Row, Dublin, the wife of Robert Morrow, Esq., of a daughter.

May 21, at the Archbishop of Armagh's, in Charles Street, St Jame's, London, Mrs Dunbar, of a daughter.

May 20, at Garvagh, the wife of Mr. John Haselton, of a son.

May 23, the wife of Mr. John Wm. M'Millan, merchant, Belfast, of a son.

May 23, at Belfast, the wife of Mr. Patrick Kelly, of a daughter.

May 15, at 14 Stafford Street, Dublin, the wife of Mr. William Harvey, of Lisburn, of a son.


May 26, at St. Mary's the Less, Cambridge, by the Rev. J.G. Howes, M.A., assisted by the Rev. John Glover, M.A., brother of the bride, Lieut.-Colonel M'Gee, Chevalier of the Imperial Order of the Legion of Honour, to Fredrica Georgina, youngest daughter of the late Colonel Glover, of Cambridge and Livingskayes, Devon.

May 28, at St. Mark's Church, Armagh, by the Ven. the Archdeacon of Emly, the Rev. W.B. Askin, Imcumbent of Harold's Cross, Dublin, to Lizzie, daughter of Thomas Cuming, Esq., M.D., Armagh.

May 23, at Holywood, Mr Thomas Rea, of Killeen, Co. Down, to Mrs Mary Morrow, relict of the late Thomas Morrow, Esq., same place.

At St. Anne's Church, by the Rev. T.F. Miller, Arthur Taylor, to Miss Jane Coltan, both of Belfast.

May 20, by the Rev. Mr. Hall, Unitarian minister, Ballyclare, Mr. Thomas Hilditch, linendraper, Kilbride, to Miss Jane Grainge, Thornditch.

May 27, at St. George's Church, Dublin, by the Ven. Archdeacon Gregg, assisted by the Rev. John L Drapes, Vicar of St. John's, Kilkenny, the Rev. James Caulfield Willcocks, to Isabella , youngest daughter of the late Rev. Thomas Skelton, Vicar of Kildrumferton, County Cavan.

May 19, in Fisherwick Place Church, by the Rev. Dr. Morgan, Mr William Lowry, to Letitia, second daughter of Mr John Lowry, both of Belfast.

May 11, Mr John Walsh, compositor, to Miss Mary Ann Brownlees, eldest daughter of Mr James Brownlees, of Belfast, formerly of Ballymena.

May 22, at Newtownbreda Church, by the Rev. J. Kinahan, Rector, Mr. James Blakely, to Miss Fanny Jane Norwood, of Lagan Village.

May 25, in St Thomas's Church, Dublin, and afterwards according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church, Arthur Alexander, Esq., of Maryville, County Galway, to Sarah Maria, daughter of the late Arthur Johnston, Esq., of Carrickbreda, County Armagh, and Tremont, Co. Down.

May 22, at St. Peter's, Dublin, by the Rev. T. Twigg, Wm. F. M'Clinton, Esq., Assistant-Surgeon Royal Marines, to Maria, second daughter of the late Galbraith Johnston, Esq., Moy, County Tyrone.


May 28, Mr. James W. Connor, of the Ulster Banking Company, Belfast, aged 40 years.

May 26, at Ballynafern, Banbridge, the residence of his cousin (Mr Robert M'Clelland), Mr. William M'Spaddin, in his hundredth year.

May 25, of inflammation, Henrietta Amelia, youngest daughter of N. B. Gilford, of the Ulster Bank, aged nine years.

May 25, of rapid consumption, Mr. Arthur Spence, a distinguished medical student of Queen's College, Belfast, in his 22nd year.

May 24, at his residence, Milltown House, Dungannon, Robert M'Clelland, Esq., aged 48 years.

May 22, at the Archbishop of Armagh's, in Charles Street, St. James's London, Caroline, infant daughter of George Dunbar, Esq.

May 24, John, eldest son of William Macoun, Lurgan, aged 4 years and 9 months.

May 22, at Portaferry, Thomas Chermside, Esq., M.D, aged 48 years.

May 26, at 53 Eccles Street, Dublin, Katherine Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Scott, Esq., of Willsborough, County Derry, and eldest daughter of the late Rev. Thomas R. Richardson, of Somerset, in the same county.

May 23, at Lurgan, of inflammation of the lungs, after a short illness, Jane, daughter of John Haslett, Esq., in her 21st year.

May 25, at Bailieboro', at the residenceof her son-in-law, Mrs Sophia Mitchell, widow of the late Henry Mitchell, Esq., of Cootehill, late Lieutenant8th Royal Irish Hussars.

May 26, Samuel Robinson, Esq., merchant of Derry, aged 55 years.

May 22, at Omagh, of consumption, Maria Anne, second daughter of Mr Robert M'Master.

March 27, at Calcutta, Arthur Fforde, Esq., fourth son of the late James Fforde, Esq., of Raughlan, Co. Armagh.

May 23, at his residence, Londonderry, Mr. B O'Hara, for many years connected with the literary department of the Derry Journal.

May 18, at her residence, Bessvale(?), Catherine, fourth daughter of the late Rev. James Allison, of Comber.

May 19, Jane, only daughter of James M'Colley, Esq., Springfield, Londonderry.


^ top of page