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Hi, David -
I can't access the article. What was her name? She sounds familiar and I may have jpg copies of an article about her. Thanks.
Linda FohSaylorsburg, PA
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:55:52 +0800
From: "DSA2003" <dsa2003(a)iinet.net.au>
Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD -NewsBank Article : Woman who grew up in
Fermanagh was active in the Danish Resistance
To: "Fermanagh Gold" <fermanagh-gold(a)rootsweb.com>
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I received the following article on the SOE List to which I’m subscribed, and thought that it may be of interest to some of you.
< https://infoweb.newsbank.com/resources/doc/nb/news/17466A701D7E7210?p=AWNB >
While I had my after lunch "snooze" the other day some kind person popped Robert Harbinson's Book with the above title into my letterbox.
The Author had been an 11 year old Belfast boy who along with many other children, had a label tied in the buttonhole of his jacket stating his details and the Country Villiage he would be Billeted with strangers.
I remembered children and their mothers being billeted at our house in the 1940s after the Belfast Blitz when hundreds were rendered homeless by the Nightly Air-Raids on Belfast.
Robert was a wee tear away and he describes how he at first hated Fermanagh and the "la-de-da" old couple he was dumped on. But he changes names of some people who were "Characters" well known in Enniskillen. Two immediately recognised were a Mrs Donnelly, who dealt in young piglets. The other was the Union/Workhouse Boatman who transported folk across the river Erne between Market Street and the Hospital to visit their relatives there. That was before the Bridge was built. Old Dick Lally, was available at any time of the day or night to ferry relatives over the river. A true Gentleman, and his dear wife, known only to us children as Mrs Lally, could produce sweets made with Honey, Molasses and Golden Syrup, because everything else was rationed. And she gave us all a treat on our way home from School, even those of us who had diverted that way just for that "Burnt Toffee"!
I could not put that book down as I relived those days of wartime Fermanagh.
I was sorry when I reached the last page and Robbie was on his way back to Belfast and a Job in the Shipyards!
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David, I contacted the Clerk of Court in Mobile. There are no records for either a Henry Hopwood, or Henry Hopwood Billinge either in probate or estate records for the 19th century. The Hopwood probates are 20th century only.
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Hi, Mobile, Alabama can be problematic. There are a lot of records off-line that would require someone in the vicinity to go to the courthouse. Also, there were fires in 1823, 1840, and 1872. If there was a rift in the family is it possible that he went only by the name of Hopwood in Alabama? There were Hopwood’s in Mobile probate records. Do you know what his profession was or why he would have presumably went to Mobile? Here are a couple of sites that might help you: probate.mobilecountyal.gov/records.asp (put the https:// before)
.mobilepubliclibrary.org/locations/local history.php (put the https://www before this one)
Hope that helps!
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Could I please ask the List to indulge me with an out of area question with which I’ve been asked for advice by a friend living locally and which some of our American members may be able to help?
The English Probate Registry website lists the grant of Letters of Administration in 1866 in the case of a Henry Hopwood Billinge of England, who allegedly died in Mobile, Alabama on the 9th October 1858. There is reason to suspect that the application for the Admon was fraudulent and that the Henry in question actually died in England in 1874 under the name Henry Stone Bellinge. I am in the process of trying to get access to the affidavits etc that supported the 1866 application (but I’m not holding my breath!).
I’ve also tried to find evidence that a Henry Hopwood Billinge did or did not die in Mobile in 1858. Ancestry (LDS library edition), Newspapers.com (library edition), Family Search and Find My Past don’t appear to have any useful records in this regard. Can anyone please advise me of what other sources of information are available that may help me help my friend?
Great news! Brilliant! Thanks to everyones searches and suggestions I
have now spoken to my Uncle's grandaughter Irene in Sutherland on the
phone and my grandaughter working in Sydney hopes to meet up before too
I am sending Irene my (quite detailed) researches into her
grandfather's/my Uncle's forbers back to the late 1700s, having been lucky
enough to hsve inherited a lot of journals, wills and letters.
Again - Many thanks to the Australian listers.
Very many thanks to everyone for your help. I have had so much help over
the past many years researching my family from Fermanagh Gold, and this
nust be in the top ten!
That obit of Winfred is almost certainly Stanley Cloudsley's widow and
evrything fits nicely - even callining him Bill, which is what we all
called Uncle Cloudsley after whom he was named.
Now I have some names I can follow up the other suggestions.
Again many thanks everyone
I Would like some advice on tracking down the descendants of my uncle
Henry John Willis who emigrated to Sydney Australia in 1912. He married
Irene Kathleen Frances Austin in 1922 and they had two sons, Stanley
Cloudsley John in 1923 and Raymond Bernard in 1930. Stanley was quite
badly wounded in WWII but married Winifred Christina Biggs in 1950 in
My Dublin cousin Selina stayed with my Uncle when working as a nurse in
the 1960s and says that there was a daughter for Stanley and Winifred.
My granddaughter is currently working in Sydney (hoping to emigrate with
partner) and would dearly like to contact her cousin and family.
Because of the time bar I cannot get any details of the daughter on line
from NSW records.
I would greatly appreciate any suggestions on how my granddaughter can
track her realtives down. Possibly visiting the records office in person?
Paradoxically I know all the descendants of my GGGUncle who went to
Brisbane in 1820
Wow, that is a very extensive genealogy of the Hamilton family.
They started in Scotland, early on some were in the Belfast area and
Comber. Then some lived in Killyleagh Castle, north of Newry, even today?
But some moved to what what become the Brown Hall Estate of 20,000 acres
near Ballintra, Co. Donegal, about 30 miles from Pettigo. You might want
to check out John Hamilton b.1775 married Isabella Stewart and their
Here is an article about his grandson John b.1800 Brown Hall.
Now, not all Hamilton's were rich, but most were related in some way back
in time to this group.
Jim in Wisconsin
I don't know if this cemetery is online elsewhere. What we have is just
a sample. I am glad to add more.
I started adding the street view over a year ago so the older sets don't
have that. I also figured out how to link the text to the headstone so
the older ones don't have that either. If I have a reason to re-work an
older file I try to update them.
With so many cemetery sets online, it is hard to systematically go back
and fix the older ones. I am always trying to get the new ones finished.
I can easily add the street view. If you want to send me a few at a time
or a whole list - I can update. I think they are great. I hope people
click on those links and "drive" around.
fermanagh-gold-request(a)rootsweb.com wrote on 1/3/2019 4:02 AM:
> Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD - Drummully moved
> Just counting the headstones I can see from Google Streetview, it
> appears that there might be a few stones missing from IGP, do you know
> if this site has been photographed in full?
> Thanks Chris,
> I noticed you also used the Street View link on the page, which is a
>> very nice thing to have. If I sent you links for other graveyards,
>> could they be added?