NORWOOD in Belfast area (1845)

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dny47
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NORWOOD in Belfast area (1845)

Post by dny47 » 17 Sep 2008, 22:13

Margaret Norwood's death certificate lists her birthplace on 10 May 1845 as "Belfast, Ireland" and her parents as Samuel Norwood, born in Belfast, and Mary Eliza (could be short form of Elizabeth) Reddich or Reddick of "unknown," Ireland.

Other than the death certificate, my records for her begin in 1871 in Canada where she is married to Royal Young (b 1837, Pennsylvania), rising a family and farming in North Dorchester, Middlesex Co., Ontario. I do not know when she left Ireland, with whom, or where in North America she/they landed.

i have searched this site for the surname and drawn a relative blank. Apparently, there was a Rev. James Norwood in Hilden, Lisburn (1823) and a Norwood in Shankill Parish in Griffith's Valuation 1861-2. No Norwoods in the 1851 Antrim census, apparently (has that been transcribed completely?). The 1852 Belfast Directory has "Norwood, David, assistant in lapping room, 18 Back Ship Street," and in 1861 "Norwood, Andrew, butcher, 21 Bank Lane."

Any help or comments welcome. Thanks!

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Post by neonlady » 04 Oct 2008, 08:22

Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909 about Royal Young Name: Royal Young
Date of Birth: 18 Apr 1877
Gender: Male
Birth County: Middlesex
Father's Name: Royal Young
Mother's Name: Margaret Morwood
Roll Number: MS929_29

this is from ancestry.com. there is a copy of the birth index to view

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Post by neonlady » 04 Oct 2008, 08:28

don't know if this is same Royal that married Margaret but has his death August 31, 1913. Said he'd been blind 57 years. he was widowed. died from tubucular prostatitis. his age listed as 76.

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1871 ontario census

Post by neonlady » 04 Oct 2008, 08:33

Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871 about Royal Youngs Name: Royal Youngs
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838
Gender: Male
Birth Place: USA

Residence District: Middlesex East
Residence Location: Dorchester North
Ethnic Origin: Dutch
Religion: Free Will Baptist / Free Christian
Occupation: Farmer
Division: 3
Microfilm Roll: C-9904
Page: 26
Head of Household Comment: This person is listed as a head of household.

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Post by dny47 » 05 Oct 2008, 21:57

Thank you moonlady. I already have the Cnadian records for Royal and Margaret. I am looking for Margaret's Norwoods in Belfast.

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Post by neonlady » 06 Oct 2008, 20:44

1870 United States Federal Census about Samuel Norwood Name: Samuel Norwood
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
Age in 1870: 55
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1870: Albany Ward 2, Albany, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Albany
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel Norwood 55
Mary Norwood 55
William S Norwood 28
Joseph Norwood 20
Samuel Norwood 15
Margaret Norwood 18
William Lee 40

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Post by dny47 » 06 Oct 2008, 21:06

Thanks again. I was already aware of this family; in 1870, my Margaret Norwood was already married and with two sons in Ontario; my Margaret was born 10 May 1845 in Belfast; the 1870 Albany Margaret was born about 1852 in New York. I agree that all the names match, however. I appreciate all your help!

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