Wilhelmina Ross McGiffen

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Wilhelmina Ross McGiffen

Post by Faith » 02 Feb 2008, 00:55

My maternal granny was Wilhelmina Ross McGiffen DOB c.1881-1938.She was the first wife of my Grandfather Robert Thompson 1881-1964. As far as I know she was the daughter of Elizabeth Ross and William Francis McGiffen. Her family had a farm at Portmuck Islandmagee.I can find no trace of her or her family and only know my Father always spoke very kindly of her. I would be delighted to hear from anyone that knows anything about the McGiffens or the Ross's of Islandmagee.
My Grandparents spent their married life bringing up their 5 children in Larne.

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Re: Wilhelmina Ross McGiffen

Post by helena » 03 Jan 2009, 05:40

Faith

I am not sure if you have seen these records

Marriage on Emerald Ancestors someone on Rootschat may do a lookup
1905 robert wilhelmina MCGIFFIN Antrim
1905 robert THOMPSON wilhelmina Antrim

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Re: Wilhelmina Ross McGiffen

Post by irishgen » 03 Jan 2009, 12:44

Hi Faith,

Do you know what religion they worshipped. This would make it easier to see what Larne or Islandmagee Church records might be of interest. This is a very important piece of information for anyone researching in Ireland.

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Re: Wilhelmina Ross McGiffen

Post by irishgen » 03 Jan 2009, 20:25

1911 Census (Antrim)
Residents of house number 81 in Oldglenarm Road (Larne, Antrim)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Thompson Robert 47 Male
Thompson Maggie 48 Female
Thompson Mary 22 Female
Thompson Catherine 20 Female
Thompson George 18 Male
Thompson Ruth 15 Female
Thompson James 13 Male
Thompson Elizabeth 8 Female
Thompson Mona 4 Female

Family is Methodist, married 29 years, 9 children, all living, father Baker. All born Co. Antrim except wife - Scotland.

1911 Census (Antrim)
Thompson Robert 27 Male
Thompson Willhelmina 30 Female
Thompson Maggie 4 Female
Dick Margaret 17 Female - Boarder

Family is Methodist, married 5 years, 1 child, all living,father Carpenter. All born Co. Antrim.

Found on http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/p ... ad/196862/

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