Re: [Mid-AntrimGenealogy] Surnames of interest - Rainey & McWhirter
- Fiona,From the ancestry Ireland site, I can tell that James Rainey’s father was Samuel; and can confirm that Ellen’s was Daniel.Here’s the abstract (summary) of a will that presumably relates to the family. The will itself is not on-line and should be held in PRONI, Belfast.Full Abstract :Rainey Samuel of Crumkill Ballymena county Antrim farmer died 26 October 1931 Probate Belfast 24 December to Benjamin Millar farmer. Effects £10.If you want a copy, I can get you one.This looks to be that family in 1911:In 1901 there was this family in the same townland that presumably includes your ancestor Hessie:I’d guess that Hessie is a nickname for Esther. There’s an Esther Rainey birth registered in Ballymena 1874 volume 11, page 153 that is probably her.Elwyn
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Sent: Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 11:14
Subject: [Mid-AntrimGenealogy] Surnames of interest - Rainey & McWhirter
Hello my name is Fiona and I am new to the group. I am researching family members who came from Cromkill (Crumkill?) My great grandmother Hessie Rainey was born around 1875, her father was James Rainey, who married Ellen McWhirter in 1850. I believe Ellen's fathers name was Daniel.
I share the same ancestral line as another group member - Lynda, so I am also researching the Dunlops, Bartholomews and Franceys of Tullygharley.
Would love to hear from anyone who has information on the above names, I am in Melbourne so I do all of my research online.