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Missing Friends, Belfast Weekly News - 1893

Belfast Weekly News September 2 1893:
Missing Friends:

DAVIS or HARDING: James Davis, Pond Park, Lisburn, Ireland would like to hear from some of his friends in America or Australia, Davis or Harding, friends of his father, who left Ireland many years ago; his father's name was Edward, and his mother's name was Eliza, her maiden name being Butler, of Gorey, County Wexford; cousins, Mary and Anne Harding. Anne got married to Edmund Wright, in Australia, and they heard from at the gold diggings. Inquirer had a letter from Mrs Wright thirty years ago in Dublin; her address was Sidney or New South Wales. He will be thankful for any information at the above address. American and Australian papers please copy

EDMONSON: Margaret Edmonson, 35 James Street, Woolwich Common, Kent, would be glad to hear of her brother-in-law, William Edmonson, who left Enniskillen, Ireland, for Australia. Last heard of 40 years ago.

LAVERY: Wanted to know the whereabouts of Elizabeth Ellen Lavery, who left Belfast for America about three years ago; one address was Brooklyn Truant Home, New York; her last address, Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. Any information will be kindly received by either of her anxious sisters- Martha Fisackerley, or Sarah Orr, 25 Railway Street, High Walker, Newcastle-Upon -Tyne, England. American papers please copy.

MCQUILLAN or JOHNSTON: Any information regarding James McQuillan, or Johnston, who sailed from Waterfoot, County Antrim, Ireland, in the ship Margaret Johnston to England in May, 1881, and last heard of nine years ago, in Glenravel, his native place, will be thankfully received by his mother Margaret M'Quillan, Cargan, Glenravel, by Ballymena, County Antrim. American and Australian papers please copy.

REILLY: Mrs Reilly, Glasgow, is desirous of knowing the address of her son Samuel, from whom she has not heard for eleven years. His address at that time was Samuel Reilly, Jane Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland, and his occupation was that of road or surfaceman. Address, Mrs Reilly, care of C.A.Wilkie, Bookseller, 27 Stevenson Street, Glasgow. Australian papers please copy.

SHAW: Emily Martha Shaw, who was last heard from when living with the Misses Carson, Westmoreland Street, Belfast, is sought by her brother William, whose address is Hilliard House, Rat Portage(?), Ontario, Canada


Belfast Weekly News September 9 1893:
Missing Friends:

DUNCAN: Wanted to know the address of a certain James Duncan. When last heard of he was just a boy, being brought up by his grandmother (his father's mother), in or near Ballymena. His mother was a Scotchwoman, whose maiden name was Helen Sneddon, and belonged to Elderslie, in Scotland. He would now be about the age of thirty years. If this should happen to meet his eye he might communicate with Robert Osborne, care of Mr Ashinhurst, Waterside Cottage, Harthill, Whitburn, Scotland, who is nearly related to him.

ROBSON or ROBINSON.- Information wanted regarding George Robson, or Robinson, joiner or carpenter, late of Cargah, Kilmore, County Down, Ireland; said to have been killed by a fall from a scaffold five or six years ago; reward.- James Shields, 63 Kelvin Street, Glasgow.

RIDDAL:- John Riddal, Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Ireland, is desirous of hearing from his son John, who left Ireland for New Zealand about 16 years ago; last heard of in Auckland. Any information regarding him will be thankfully received. Colonial and Australian papers please copy.


Belfast Weekly News September 16 1893:
Missing Friends:

THORNTON: Wanted to know the whereabouts of Georgina Thornton, who left Portadown, Ireland, in September, 1888, for America; in August , 1893, she lived in Rockland House, Mantasket, Boston, Mass., U.S. America. Any information regarding her, will be thankfully received by her father , James Thornton, Foy(?), Portadown.

WILSON: Wanted to know the whereabouts of William Wilson, who left Newtownards, Co Down, Ireland, about 20 years ago; when last heard of, about 7 years ago, was carrying on business as a tea merchant in Market Street, Philadelphia. Any information regarding him will be thankfully received by his sister, Jane Corner or M'Cready, 81, Twidneuk Street, Mile End, Glasgow.


Belfast Weekly News September 23 1893:
Missing Friends.

DUFF: David Duff, last heard from on 7th May, 1890; place, Picton, New South Wales, Australia. Any information will be gladly received by his mother Ellen Duff, 39 Mancha(?) Street, Salford, Manchester, England.

JAMES, KENNEDY: Wanted to know the whereabouts of a Miss Kennedy, now married to a Mr James, lately home from abroad, and said to be living somewhere in Belfast. Any information will be thankfully received by Mrs Elizabeth Lawson, No. 27 Allanton Place, Coatdyke, by Coatbridge, Scotland.

NEWTOWN: Wanted to know the whereabouts of John Newton and his wife, Susanna Newton, otherwise Wright, who left Portadown for Queensland, Australia. Last heard of five years ago from Townsville. John Wright, Baltylum(?), Portadown,Ireland. Queensland papers please copy.

SMITH: William Henry Smith, formerly of Hingeston, S. is requested to write to his mother, at No. 2 Clissold Street, Birmingham, England. Last heard from at Sidney, New South Wales

M'GILL: 48 Bell Street, Calton, Glasgow, 16th September 1893: Sir- I could not rest satisfied without sending you my very best thanks for your kindness to me. I am now in full communication with my friends and all through the assistance I got from the Belfast Weekly News. I shall always boast of it wherever I am. So to conclude, I can only wish that you and your Newspaper may long be connected.. JW. M'Gill.

Belfast Weekly News September 30 1893:
Missing Friends:

CAMPBELL: Particulars are requested as to the whereabouts of William Campbell , of Derbrough, Plumbridge, County Tyrone, Ireland, who left that place in May or June, 1892: heard he went to Glasgow at that time, and has not been heard of since. His friend, James Lemon, of address given below, would wish to communicate with him.- James Lemon, Carrigans, Mountjoy, P.O., Omagh, County Tyrone.

HOLMES: Wanted to know the address of Mr John Holmes, formerly of Vere Street, Belfast, off Earl Street. His father's name was Robert Holmes. Any information will be thankfully received by John M'Dowell, 21 Cumberland Street, Belfast. Belfast Weekly News October 7 1893: Missing Friends:

BAILEY: Information would be gladly received of Eliza and John Bailey, of Glynn, Ferbane(?) King's County, Ireland, who went to Australia, the former about 1862 and was married to a North of Ireland in 1871, or early 1872. John left Dublin about 1867 or 1868. Butler is supposed to be in or near Melbourne. Inquirer is their brother George Bailey, of 13 Bury New Road, Strangeways, Manchester, England.

EDGAR: Hamilton Edgar is anxious to find the whereabouts of his two sons in America - William and Samuel. Last heard of about four years ago. William was in Brooklyn, New York, baker to trade. Samuel was in New York in a hotel. Any information will be thankfully received by Hamilton Edgar, No. 4, Well Street , Belfast. American papers please copy.

M'GOODWIN: Wanted to know the whereabouts of Margaret M'Goodwin, for some time nurse(?) in the Royal Hospital , Putney Heath, London. Last heard from in September 1887, having taking passage in the sailing vessel Ivanhoe, bound for Sydney, N.S.W.. Any information will be thankfully received by Mrs Sharpe, Anne Street, Gorey, County Wexford. Australian papers please copy.

THOMPSON: Frederick Warren Thompson left Belfast twenty years ago. When last heard of his address was 22 Fulton Street, New York. Anxiously sought by his sister Anna Maria, 35 Denmark Street,Belfast.

ALLEGED MALICIOUS OUTRAGE: A pony, the property of Mr Robert Hussard, J.P., Desertcreight House, near the village of Tullyhogue was maliciously slashed on one of its hind legs so badly it had to be destroyed. The cut, which was apparently done with a very sharp instrument, severed the sinews of the leg. The pony was on grass at the time. Mr Hussard is very popular in the locality.

MATRIMONY.-Orphan lady, aged 29, tall, refined, and musical, of considerable independent means, and principal share in large wholesale firm, invites correspondence from an enterprising business or professional gentleman (bachelor or widower), with a view to marriage. Strict secrecy. Address Miss Gilbey, 54 New Oxford Street, London, W.C.


Belfast Weekly News October 14 1893:
Missing Friends:

HIGGINS: William Higgins, father and his wife, Fanny, want to know the whereabouts of (whether dead or alive) of Wm. Higgins, formerly of Rothwell, near Northampton, England. He sailed for America about 12 years ago. Last heard from in June 1886, at Knoxville, Tennessee, supposing to go to New Orleans, en route for Australia. Any information will be thankfully received by his wife, Fanny Higgins, 1 Wood Street, Northampton, or William Higgins, New Street, Rothwell, near Northampton, England.


Belfast Weekly News October 21 1893:

FOWLER: Information desired as to Elizabeth Fowler, who left Ireland for U.S.A. many years ago. Supposed to be in Philadelphia.. Address- Jas. C Hadden, 54 Rectory Place, Bensham, Gates-Head-on-Tyne, Durham, England.

SKELTON: John Skelton left Glasson, Cumberland, about the years 1849 or 1850. Last address, Nightsferry, San Francisco, California. Inquirer, his nephew, John Robinson, 86(or 66) Peter Street, Workington.


Belfast Weekly News; Oct 28 1893:
Missing Friends:

ANDREW DAVID LITTLE, Lisniskea, is anxious to get information concerning his uncle, William Andrew, labourer, or his cousin, John Andrew, each formerly of Glasgow, having landed in Melbourne, William was a member of the Foresters Society, and obtained a transfer from the Gasgow Branch.

CLARKE: Mrs Clarke, of Drum, Co Monaghan, is anxious to find the whereabouts of her two sons, George and Joseph James. Last heard from George on 1st December, 1889, from 101 Plymouth Street, Jersey City, America, and from Joseph James on 3rd September, 1891, then residing at 229 Bridge St, Brooklyn, New York.

CRANGLE or DICKSON: Information is sought regarding the whereabouts of Henry Crangle, jun., son of Henry Crangle, sen., and Bessie Dickson. Last heard of in Lisburn about ten years ago. Information thankfully received at 40 James Street, or 1 Galway Court, Belfast

M'CALLUM: Information is sought regarding John MCallum who left Old Monkland (?), twenty one years ago to go to his uncle Robert White, collier, in America. Any information regarding him will be thankfully received by his mother, Isabella M'Callum, residing at 23 Stable Row, New Mains.

Belfast Weekly News: Nov 4 1893:
Missing Friends:

KEARNEY or DUNSEATH: Wanted to know the address of Mrs Kearney or Dunseath. When last heard of was residing in London. Would she please write to her sister, Jane Alexander, 58 East Street, Belfast, who is very ill. English papers please copy.

REA: Information wanted regarding the whereabouts of John Rea, native of Moneymore, County Derry, Ireland. Last heard of in the States of America; he was trading on river, and was stewart on a steamboat. His sister Margaret Rea, or Mrs Dunn would be glad to hear of him, either dead or live.- 88 Cowcaddens, Glasgow.



SIR- Would you be kind enough to give me a few lines of your space on behalf of the lock-keepers and lightermen on the canal. As many of your readers no doubt are well aware, their lives are lonely and monotonous, and, under such circumstances , a supply, however small, of suitable reading material would be a great boon - not to speak of the possible influence for good in some cases. There are, I believe, about 27 lock-keepers and 200 lightermen engaged on the canal. If, therefore, any of your readers have any old magazines, journals, or papers to spare, I would gladly arrange to call for them, or if more convenient, they could be left at Mr William Laird's Corn Market. My father or I would then deliver them to Mr James M'Cleave, third lock-keeper, who has kindly consented to distribute and exchange them with the canalmen.

Trusting the active sympathy of your readers may be excited on their behalf - -I am sir, yours sincerely.

Anna Parker, 17 Elbana Street, Belfast, 28th October 1893.


The following is a full list of the crew of the Ulster Steamship Company's steamer the Horn Head, which has been missing since 20th(?) August last, and which has now been given up for lost:-

H.J.Scott, master, Belfast; William Duff, first mate, 32 Meadow Street, Belfast; H.C.Semple, second mate, Liverpool; William Carroll, carpenter, 33 Holywood Street, Belfast. David Aicken, steward, Hillchester Street, Belfast (late of Larne); Joseph Harris, messroom stewart, Liverpool; Alex Whitford, cook, 11 Valentine Street, Belfast; Bernard Corne, A.B.,Ardglas, County Down; Robert W. M'Nally, A.B., Liverpool; Philip Griffen, A.B. 6M'Tier Street, Belfast; Wm. M'Veigh, A.B., Whiteabbey; Frederick Lochyer, A.B. London; Francis Williams, A.B., Liverpool; Edward Kisack, A.B., Liverpool; Wentworth Churnley, A.B., Bolton; John Halpin, A.B., Liverpool; Robert Wilson, chief engineer, 44 Percy Street, Belfast; John Osborne, second engineer, 28 Duncairn Gardens; James Purdon, third engineer, 23 Cliftonville Avenue, Belfast; James Colwelll, donkeyman, Liverpool; Henry Biddlecombe, fireman; Chas. M'Cormick, fireman, Larne; Patrick M'Voy, fireman, Liverpool; John Connolly, fireman, Monaghan; Thomas Brown, fireman, Liverpool.

Two firemen, James Rowan and Hugh Carthy, both of Liverpool, deserted from the ship at Baltimore, and their places were filled by D. Ryan and A. Allen, whose addresses are not known.

The Horn Head was built in Belfast in 1884, by Messrs. Harland & Wolff to the order of the Ulster Steamship Company Limited (Managers, Messrs. G Heyn & Sons). Her dimensions were, - Length, 321 ft. 8in.; breadth, 37ft. 3in.; depth, 25ft.; with a gross tonnage of 2,386(?) tons and 1,559 tons net. She was fitted with compound engines, having a stroke of 45in. The steamer was first in command of Captain Thompson, who sailed her for six years, and, after his promotion to a larger ship, Captain Scott succeeded him in the command. The Horn Head was looked upon by the owners as about the best and safest vessel of their fleet, and they still hold to the opinions expressed by them at the first, which were that something must have gone wrong with her steering gear; she may have broken her shaft, or lost her propeller; or she may have been sunk by coming in contact with one of the numerous derelicts floating about the Atlantic. Captain Scott, who was an experienced officer, has been in the company's service for twelve or thirteen years, first entering it as second officer. His first command was on the Black Head, and he was afterwards promoted to the Horn Head in succession to Captain Thompson. Captain Thompson, writing to Messrs. Heyn, managing owners, with reference to the missing ship, pays a high tribute to the capabilities of Captain Scott as master mariner, and gives it as his opinion that the Horn Head must have run against one of the floating derelicts and been lost. He says that there are about 400 of these dangerous obstacles floating about in the Atlantic in the way of passing vessels, and so great has the danger become from them that the United States Government have commissioned a cruiser specially to look out for these! floatingwrecks and destroy them. The owners are also of this opinion, as they believe if she had foundered in a storm some wreckage would have been found.

Belfast Weekly News: November 11 1893:
Missing Friends:

GARDINER: Thomas Gardiner, 19, single, Furnace Row, Berryhill, Wisham, Scotland, wishes the address of his brother, Wm. Gardiner. He was a soldier in H.M.'S 79 Q.O.Cameron Higlanders, in which he served for twenty one years; he left at Glasgow, and went to Ireland; last address at the Castle, Castleblayney, County Monaghan, Ireland, in 1886.- Any information regarding him would be thankfully received at the above address.

MOORE: Robert Moore is anxious to get information about his son, Robert Moore, who left Islandtaggart, in the parish of Killyleagh, County Down, about seven years ago last May. When last heard of he was in Hamilton, in Canada.- Robert Moore, 8 Ashvale Row East, Cowlairs, Springburn, Glasgow.

M'GARRITY: Information wanted regarding the whereabouts of Francis Joseph M'Garrity, aged fourteen years, who left his fathers home in Greenock, Scotland, about fourteen months ago, and went to Derry. Supposed to be hired somewhere in the North of Ireland. Any information regarding him will be thankfully received by his parents Robert and Agnes M'Garrity, 24 Union Street, Greenock.

M'MULLEN: Wanted, the whereabouts of John M'Mullen and sons, Robert and Edward, of County Cavan, who left Ireland about thirty years ago. Supposed to have gone to America. Also, daughter, Barbara, who went to Boston about eight years ago. Last heard from Wesley Hills, near Boston, where she married; name Mrs Bowles:- Walter M'Mullen, 61(?) Oldfield Street, St Helens, Lancashire.

REA: Information wanted regarding the whereabouts of John Rea, native of Moneymore, County Derry, Ireland. Last heard of in the States of America; he was trading on river, and was steward on a steamboat. His sister Margaret Rea, or Mrs Dunn would be glad to hear of him, either dead or live.- 88 Cowcaddens, Glasgow.

SHERRIFF: Information wanted as to the whereabouts of Miss Mary Sherriff, who left Cananda about two years ago, and came to Great Britain. She is about twenty-one years of age, medium height, dark hair, rather good looking, and one finger missing off left hand. Any information regarding the whereabouts thankfully received by J.J. Moore, 67 Cleveland Street, South Shields, England.


Belfast Weekly News: November 18 1893:
Missing Friends:

BECKETT: Alexander Beckett wishes the address of his brother John, or his son William John. Last heard of in New York. Any information about him will be thankfully received by Alexander Beckett, Clayshant, Stoneykirk, by Stranraer.

DOHERTY: Information would be gladly received of Henry Doherty, who went to Queensland about 30 years ago; last heard of about 18 years ago; was then servant to Sir James Cockles, Governor of the island. Any information would be thankfully received by his sister, Mary Doherty, at Mr John Bradley's, Portrush, Ireland.

DOHERTY: Andrew Doherty, aged twelve years, No. 80 Abyssinia Street, Belfast, left his home 14th August 2893. Last seen in Dunville Park, Falls Road. Description-dark, sallow complexion, dark brown eyes; wearing corduroy knickernockers, navy blue coat and vest and cap, black stockings, and laced boots with shods, dickey, and no tie, stripped cotton shirt. Information will be gratefully received by his sorrowing mother at above address.

HALL: Robert Hall, Killynamph, Lisnaskea, is anxious to obtain information concerning his brother George, who left Ireland about the year 1854, for Australia, and was last heard of in September, 1881. He was then residing near Tongala, P.O., Echtuca, Victoria.

SOOTER or TIPPING: Mrs Judge, Townhead Street, Old Cumnock, desires address of Mrs James Sooter (or Tipping). Last heard of in Old Anglewood, Victoria, Australia, twenty-seven years ago.

WHITE: Samuel White, a deaf and dumb boy , middling stout, fair complexion, aged about 17 years, able to read and write; left his home at Fallagherin, Ballygawley, County Tyrone, some eight or ten days ago; last heard of at Castlederg, County Tyrone. Any information respecting his whereabouts would be thankfully received by his father, Wm. White, Fallagherin, Ballygawley, County Tyrone.


Belfast Weekly News November 25 1893:

COULSON: Enos Coulson left Rochdale, England, 3rd January, 1883(?) by the ship Ravens Craig from Plymouth to Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. He was for about two years at a Mr Frost's, Teddington Hotel, Lasisford(?), and last wrote from Mount Morgan, Queensland, June 1st 1890(?). He had then lost the middle finger of his left hand , from blod poisoning, while sheep shearing in Portland, Douris Station. Any information as to his whereabouts will be gladly received by his father, James Coulson, Stannicliffe(?), Middleton, near Manchester.


Belfast Weekly News December 2 1893:
Missing Friends:

DAVIDSON: Information wanted of Charles Davidson, U.S.A., formerly of Belfast. Last heard of about twelve years ago, at Omaha, Nebraska, engaged in the pork business. Supposed to have run a 'cattle ranche' in or near Chicago. Intelligence of the above will be thankfully received by A.E.Stephenson, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin.

WALLACE: Samuel Wallace, 127, West Main Street, Armadale, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, desires the address of his brother , Alexander Wallace, last heard of in Albert Street, Belfast; and also Agnes Wallace (or Steenson ), last heard of in Belfast.


Belfast Weekly News December 9 1893:
Missing Friends:

HUNTER-ADAIR: The undersigned wishes to know the whereabouts of William Hunter, late First Battalion 24th Regiment. He left Cape Town about the year 1877-78, then Staff-Sergeant First Battalion 24th Regiment , for Englaand, with his family. Also of William Adair, late Corporal First Battalion 24th Regiment; left about the same time; both time-expired men, and good Orangemen. Any news as to their whereabouts will be gladly received by their mutual friend for many years, J.P. Halger-Nelson, late L.O.L.114, now of the Pretoria L.O.L. 680, Box 414, State Mint, Pretoria, South African Republic, South Africa.

MOORE: Wanted to know the whereabouts of my sister, Jane Moore (maiden name) who left Townagh, County Cavan, and went to North America, where she has since married; was last heard from about 13 years ago, and was then living in High Street, Portland, St. Johns, New Brunswick. - Thomas Moore, Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh.


Belfast Weekly News: Dec 30 1893:
Missing Friends:

ASH: John Ash, of Harrington, Cumberland, England, would be glad to find his daughter, Mary Ash, who left her home in September last to go to Canada to her brother. Please send present address.

BONAR: William Bonar, Clonkeen, Randalstown, would like to know the address of John Bonar, who left Clonkeen, Randalstown, in 1882, for America. Last heard of in 1887, when he lived in Randolph Street, Chicago, after which it is believed he left for Australia. American and Australian papers please copy.

BROWN: Information wanted regarding the whereabouts of Samuel Brown, hairdresser and wigmaker; for some time in New York. Last heard of about three years ago living at 1,010, Sanson Street, Philadelphia. Communications thankfully received by his mother, Ellen Blair, 114 Crimea Street, Belfast. American papers please copy.

DAVIDSON: Information wanted of Charle Davidson, U.S.A., formerly of Belfast. Last heard of about twelve years ago, at Omaha, Nebraska, engaged in the pork business. Supposed to have run a meat market at Cottage Grove, near Chicago. Intelligence of the above will be thankfully received by A.E.Stephenson, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin.

DAVIS: Wanted to know the whereabouts of Alexander Davis, formerly of the 53rd(?) Shropshire Light Infantry, and late of the 21st United States Infantry.When last heard of three years ago he had just been discharged from the B.Company of the 21st Infantry Regiment at Fort Sydney, Nebraska, U.S.A.. Any information will be thankfully received by his father George Davis, Feroy(?), Carlind(?) P.O. Dungannon, or J.A.Barlowe, Stewartstown.

DIXON: Wanted the address of Joseph Alexander Dixon, who left Belfast ten years ago for Canada, and last heard of when in the employment of Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Any information will be thankfully received by his anxious parents;- D.Dixon, 3 Agincourt Street, Belfast. Canadian papers please copy.

OSBORNE: Mrs Hawthorne ( Maiden name Ann Sewell) 129 Lawnbrook Avenue, Belfast, wishes to know the whereabouts of her aunt, Deborah Osborne (maiden name Deborah Sewell) who left Ballymacateer, County Down Ireland, about 45 years ago.Lat heard of living in Massashussetts, U.S.A.about 30 years ago. American papers please copy.

TYRRELL: Left his home on Tuesday the 5th December, a boy, aged 14 years: fair complexion; dressed in corduroy knickerbockers; black jacket and vest; navy blue cap. Any information will be thankfully received by John Tyrrell, Ballycarl, Carnmoney.

WOODS: Wanted to know the whereabouts of Anne Woods, who left Brankhill, Arva, Co Cavan, Ireland, about forty or forty-five years ago, and went to America; was last heard from twenty six years ago, then living in Toronto, Upper Canada. Also her sisters, Rachael and Jane, of same place. Any information regarding them will be thankfully received by their sister, Elizabeth Woods, or Elliott, Annaghmore, Leggakelly P.O., Belturbet, County Cavan.


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