Ellen Jane Rea (Gray) and William Rea -Ballykeel IslandMagee

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Ellen Jane Rea(Gray) and William Rea - Ballykeel IslandMagee

Post by Anne Rea » 03 Apr 2009, 14:57

I am researching my husband's family tree. His grandfather was born in Ballykeel, Islandmagee in 1893 to Ellen Jane Rea (Gray) and William Rea who was a labourer. Hugh was a farm labourer for a time until he joined the Royal Navy in 1911 as a stoker. In the 1911 census I can find no trace of his parents. I did find a Robert and wife, Jeannie, their children, Margaret and Mary. Robert's father was a farmer. Were they related? I wonder if there are any descendants still living in the area.

I am grateful for any information.

Christopher

Ellen Jane Rea (Gray) and William Rea -Ballykeel IslandMagee

Post by Christopher » 14 Apr 2009, 13:28

Hi Anne,

I'd suggest sending a message to the Larne branch of the NIFHS. http://www.nifhs.org/larne.htm

One of the members may know of descendants of the Rea family.

192.com shows there are Reas at Islandmagee but unfortunately shows no addresses.

Christopher

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Re: Ellen Jane Rea (Gray) and William Rea -Ballykeel IslandMagee

Post by Ken Ray » 22 Apr 2009, 20:48

Hello Anne,

I have many, many Rea's that I have been researching but I do not find the persons you list but they very well could be related to the ones I have found. Most of those I have, were born much earlier, I do not know Ballykeel, Islandmagee, which County is that?

Ken Ray (Rea)

Christopher

Re: Ellen Jane Rea (Gray) and William Rea -Ballykeel IslandMagee

Post by Christopher » 25 Apr 2009, 21:49

Hello Ken,

Ballykeel is in Co. Antrim.

The Ordnance Survey map reference for the Old Ballykeel graveyard is J471955

Christopher

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