Thanks for the explanation. I didn't record the volume number at the
time, as I guess I assumed the MIC # was enough. I did go straight through
beginning at 1845 and continuing through at least 1857 as I was looking for
any children of the couple (they had at least 3 more; one in Drummuly,
Monaghan (which I found on the same Belfast trip) and two in Rockcorry
which I don't have as that register is missing (and they weren't found in
Ematris which I also searched).
So I'm assuming it was the third volume, but I could be wrong. I
probably also assumed that the minister was John; I didn't write down Jn'n
or the other one. That's another reason I prefer actual copies to
transcriptions as I can make mistakes but for some reason at the time,
copies were unavailable.
Wish I had that roll of microfilm. I DO own a microfilm reader (got it
many, many years ago) although since we moved, it has stayed in a box in
My Caldwells are super tricky. They ended up in Belfast where I tracked
the mother and the four known children. The father died between 1862 and
1888 but I have no idea when/where. The last child I know was born 1864 (or
3) so I'm assuming the early part of the death range. But I've not been
able to find his death record so perhaps it was 1862 or 3. The mother was
buried in a Belfast cemetery whose records are lost, but I have her obit.
The parents *may* have been from Scotland but I've found no marriage in
either Scotland or Ireland. They were COI and those records in Scotland
aren't organized in any way so unless you know where they came from, you're
Thanks for the answer and help. Having these things come online is
great. I wouldn't be surprised in time if another child or two pops up from
one of the two counties as records come online. It's unfortunate that so
very few were microfilmed by the LDS so unless one goes to Belfast or hires
someone, the records are not available. I get all excited when I see a new
record set so today was a good day! Even if my guy wasn't on there, it was
great to get to go through the records again in case I missed any names
during my short time in Belfast.
On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 9:47 PM, DSA2003 <dsa2003(a)iinet.net.au> wrote:
I note that you didn’t record which register, i.e. volume you found your
entry. The baptism register which I transcribed is volume 3 of the Galloon
Church of Ireland registers, and volume 4 is the baptism register for
1860-1873. There is also another mixed register, the volume number of
which I don’t have at my finger tips (I don’t have a microfilm reader at
home!) which has some baptisms covering the gap from 1857 to 1860 between
volumes 3 and 4.
While transcribing volume 3, I formed the opinion that the register wasn’t
updated immediately a baptism had taken place, but was probably updated
from notes later, and therefore making it easier to errors to be made. In
this regard, volume 3 has some entries that were well out of chronological
order, obviously entered when the original oversight was discovered.
I also note that in your transcription, you recorded the Minister as “John
Thornhill”. As you’ll notice from my transcript, he uses Jn’n Thornhill
and sometimes Jon’n Thornhill, which suggests that your transcript is from
a register other than volume 3.
In regard to the townland, your “Kilcork” is probably Kilturk.
From: Bonnie Malmat
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 2:13 AM
Subject: Re: FERMANAGH-GOLD Galloon Baptisms added
Fantastic and thanks VERY much to David Armstrong.
Odd though. My ancestor was born here. I saw the entry the one time I made
it to Belfast and transcribed it as this:
MIC 1/51 PRONI (same as in the new database)
William Alexander Caldwell born 11-19-1856 bp 5-31-1857
Parents: James and Eliza
Residence: Kicu? (Kilcork?)
Father's occupation: Laborer
Minister: John Thornhill.
The last name was all scrunched together at the end, which had made it hard
for other searching to find the entry. But I had a notarized document dated
1872 saying that he was baptized in Galloon on that date.
But it's not in this database just added. I wonder why?
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