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Eakins, or Eakin family

Post by Kenners » 21 Apr 2006, 12:38

Hi,

Am trying to gather details of my nan, who was born in Ballycastle, around 1905. Her name was Eileen Eakins, and her father was a Joseph Eakins, who was killed in action in WW1.

I understand the surname may have dropped the "s" from the end...any info would be greatfully received.[/b]

Christopher

Re: Eakins, or Eakin family

Post by Christopher » 07 Feb 2009, 13:09

Hello Kenners,

What denomination were your Eakin or Eakins ancestors and do you know the maiden name of your Nan's mother? There's no listing for in Ballycastle, Griffiths Valuation - Antrim 1861-62 for either name. They were either living with another family or arrived in Ballycastle after the Valuation took place.

Christopher

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Re: Eakins, or Eakin family

Post by irishgen » 10 Feb 2009, 17:25

Obtained on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Visit:- http://www.cwgc.org/

Casualty Details
Name: EAKINS, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Rifles
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 06/09/1916
Service No: 5576
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

With thanks for this information and all the good work that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission does.

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Re: Eakins, or Eakin family

Post by irishgen » 10 Feb 2009, 17:43

Obtained from the National Archives website, Ireland.
Visit:- http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie

There no Eakin with either Joseph or Eileen in the 1911 Census.
There is one family called Eakins with a Head of the House called Joseph but no Eileen Eakins to found in the 1911 Census. In Joseph Eakins family there is an Ellen Eakins of the right age, 6 years, born in 1905.

Residents of house number 41 in Osborne St (Duncairn, Antrim)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Eakins Joseph 39 Male
Eakins Mary 34 Female
Eakins John 7 Male
Eakins Joseph 4 Male
Eakins William 2 Male
Eakins Ellen 6 Female

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Re: Eakins, or Eakin family

Post by Kenners » 17 Feb 2009, 13:34

Hi all

Many thanks for all your replies - since my first posting I discovered that my nan Eileen Eakins was born in Antrim (Belfast) and that her actual christian name was Ellen as per the 1911 census. My mum never knew that! :o

Nan's dad, Joseph was indeed KIA in WW1 at the Somme, and thanks to Irishgen for the info kindly supplied. It's interesting too that they were all 'COI' as my mum (Ellen's daughter) was raised as a Catholic and a strict one at that, as were all the daughters. Could it be that either Joseph or Mary (Devlin) his wife, were Catholic and one converted to the other's religion to marry?
I do know that Joseph originally hailed from Kinsgtown, Dublin and moved to Antrim late 1890s where he married Mary Devlin in 1899.

Thanks again for all your help

Kenners

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Post by irishgen » 20 Feb 2009, 17:00

Record Type Civil Marriage
Date of Marriage 13 Jun 1899
Groom Name joseph EAKINS
Bride Name mary DEVLIN
Church Trinity Church of Ireland
Parish Shankill
Civil District Belfast
County Antrim

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Re: Eakins, or Eakin family

Post by irishgen » 20 Feb 2009, 18:12

These are possible birth, death and marriage records from the BMD - Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958
This can be found at the FREE FamilySearch Record Search Pilot Site at:-
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/#start

For further research you will have to visit your local Family History Center and look up the mentioned (micro) Film number: or visit the Nation Archives in Dublin or the PRONI, Belfast and look in the mentioned Volume, Page number and Registration date - quarter and year:

Name: Joseph Eakins
Registration district: Rathdown
Record type: BIRTHS
Registration date - quarter and year: 1872
Estimated birth year:
Age:
Mother surnames:
Film number: 101049
Volume: 12
Page: 916
Digital GS number: 4187288
Image number: 00125
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958

Name: John Joseph Eakins
Registration district: Dublin North
Record type: BIRTHS
Registration date - quarter and year: 1874
Estimated birth year:
Age:
Mother surnames:
Film number: 101051
Volume: 2
Page: 620
Digital GS number: 4187290
Image number: 00127
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958


Name: Mary Devlin
Registration district: Belfast
Record type: BIRTHS
Registration date - quarter and year: Jan - Mar 1878
Estimated birth year:
Age:
Mother surnames:
Film number: 101055
Volume: 1
Page: 308
Digital GS number: 4193456
Image number: 00032
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958

Name: Mary Devlin
Registration district: Belfast
Record type: BIRTHS
Registration date - quarter and year: 1876
Estimated birth year:
Age:
Mother surnames:
Film number: 101053
Volume: 16
Page: 213
Digital GS number: 4193454
Image number: 00096
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958

Name: Ellen Eakins
Registration district: Belfast
Record type: BIRTHS
Registration date - quarter and year: Jan - Mar 1905
Estimated birth year:
Age:
Mother surnames:
Film number: 101070
Volume: 1
Page: 441
Digital GS number: 4193984
Image number: 00335
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958

Name: John Eakins
Registration district: Belfast
Record type: DEATHS
Registration date - quarter and year: Apr - Jun 1914
Estimated birth year: 1904
Age: 10
Mother surnames:
Film number: 0101606
Volume: 1
Page: 175
Digital GS number: 4201710
Image number: 00078
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958

Name: Joseph Eakins
Registration district: Ballycastle
Record type: BIRTHS
Registration date - quarter and year: Apr - Jun 1907
Estimated birth year:
Age:
Mother surnames:
Film number: 101071
Volume: 1
Page: 59
Digital GS number: 4194690
Image number: 00422
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958

Name: William Eakins
Registration district: Belfast
Record type: BIRTHS
Registration date - quarter and year: Apr - Jun 1909
Estimated birth year:
Age:
Mother surnames:
Film number: 101072
Volume: 1
Page: 197
Digital GS number: 4194691
Image number: 00428
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958

Name: Joseph Eakins
Registration district: Belfast
Record type: MARRIAGES
Registration date - quarter and year: Apr - Jun 1899
Estimated birth year:
Age:
Mother surnames:
Film number: 101259 <******************************
Volume: 1 <******************************
Page: 359 <******************************
Digital GS number: 4195895
Image number: 00204
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958

Name: Mary Devlin
Registration district: Belfast
Record type: MARRIAGES
Registration date - quarter and year: Apr - Jun 1899
Estimated birth year:
Age:
Mother surnames:
Film number: 101259 <******************************
Volume: 1 <******************************
Page: 359 <******************************
Digital GS number: 4195895
Image number: 00202
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958

TIP:- Marriages are for 99% found on the same page of the Registry so always search for his surname, her maiden name and then check the Volume and Page number.

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Re: Eakins, or Eakin family

Post by irishgen » 20 Feb 2009, 18:24

Hope you find the above of interest. I was just testing the possibilities of the new software at FamilySearch and your family tree was most helpful. I found 2 possible Josephs and 2 possible Marys. I think I have the correct children. The marriage date seem also correct.

As to your query about religion I would assume that Mary reverted back to her religion. This would be important if she returned to her family in Belfast after her husbands death and they were RC. The pressure would have been enormous. Just my opinion of course, further research by you should unravel the mystery.

greetings

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Re: Eakins, or Eakin family

Post by ellen » 14 Apr 2010, 00:06

Hello Kenners
I have just found your query regarding your nan. Your nan's mother Mary Eakins nee Devlin was a sister of my grandfather, Peter. She moved back to live in Ballycastle where her widowed mother was living. Her son Jospeh Eakins(Ellen's brother) also lived in Ballycastle. Mary Eakins died in Ballycastle on 23 February 1959. Joseph died on 20 February 1981.
I think Mary also had another daughter living in Ballycastle and I can get more details if you wish.

I would be very interested to hear from you especially if you have any further details on the Devlin side as I am also researching the family.

Ellen

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Re: Eakins, or Eakin family

Post by Kenners66 » 20 May 2010, 22:21

Hi Ellen

Thank you so much for you post - can't believe a relative has made contact with me! :shock: Have sent you a PM....

kind regards
Martin

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Re: Eakins, or Eakin family

Post by chrissie88 » 23 May 2010, 17:14

hello ellen

I am the grandaughter of Mary Devlin and I am so pleased that Kenners has found our Irish ancestors and family members. I am one of 5 daughters who are the daughters of Eileen Eakins (or should I really say Ellen Eakins) sadly there are only 3 of us left now I have visited Ballycastle when I was a small child and met my Grandmother, William and Joe and also Maisie and her children - our cousins Jean Marie and John. Looking forward to hear from you with any information that you have.

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