Hi Bob, Thanks for responding to me once again, and for sharing all the information that you have.First of all, I need to correct my earlier message (I got carried away with my "greats")!Jane Mercer Galway was a sister of my great-grandfather's, not my g-g-grandfather's!As far as I know she was born on 7th May 1837, which would make her 18 or thereabouts at the time of her marriage to George Galway.
Jane's father was John Mercer, a farmer from the townland of Dromore, near the village of Caledon in County Tyrone.Her mother, Anne Campbell, came from the townland of Finglush, also near Caledon.John and Anne were married in St John's Church of Ireland (Aghaloo Parish) in Caledon in 1819.There seems to be a bit of a gap in their family too because, from what I can gather, their eldest 2 children were born in 1819 and 1821 respectively and then they had no more until 1835 when they began having a child each year until 1840!Most peculiar.Perhaps John was away somewhere?Who knows.Anyhow, Jane seems to have been No5 in a family of 8 siblings.
Anne Mercer died on 4 February 1876 aged 75, and John died on 24th November 1878 aged 85.That's all I know at the moment, and I still need to verify some of this information at the Public Records Office of NI.
I wonder if you happen to know when Jane Galway died and/or where she was buried?That would be helpful.
By the way, you referred in your message to Caledon being "outside of Belfast".Not quite - Caledon is about 65 miles away from Belfast.You might be interested to visit www.caledon.org.uk which is a website dedicated to the village and its history.There are some nice photos too.My father grew up in Caledon.