I wrote to the forum about a year a go with my Brick Wall, and this week, I managed to break that wall more. Now I have scoured this forum for any previously made note that may be linked, so I apologize if these two have come up before.
I now have data from the marriage certificates of Charles McClurg, born about the 1820's (estimate).
He married Jane Boyd From Crossgar in 1849, details as follows Date Of Marriage 10/06/1849 Husband Firstname CHARLES Husband Surname MCCLURG Husband Townland / Street ENGLISH ST DOWNPATRICK Husband Occupation IL Husband Age FA Husband Denomination Presbyterian Husband Marital Status Bachelor (Previously unmarried)Husband Father Firstname MATTHEW Husband Father Surname MCCLURG Husband Father Occupation FARMER Wife Firstname JANE Wife Surname BOYD Wife Townland / Street CROSSGAR Wife Denomination Presbyterian Wife Father Firstname WILLIAM Wife Father Surname BOYD Wife Father Occupation SHOP KEEPER BY LICENCE REV W WHITE. KILMORE ORTHODOX Presbyterian DOWN KILMORE CO DOWN
Then It appears Jane died and Charles re-married in 1856 Date Of Marriage 13/05/1856 Husband Firstname CHARLES Husband Surname MCCLURG Husband Townland / Street DOWNPATRICK Husband Occupation IL Husband Denomination Presbyterian Husband Marital Status Widower (Male) Husband Father Firstname MATTHEW Husband Father Surname MCCLURY Husband Father Occupation FARMER Wife Firstname MARGARET Wife Surname FIELD Wife Townland / Street KILLILEAGH Wife Denomination Presbyterian Wife Marital Status Spinster (Previously unmarried) Wife Father Firstname THOMAS Wife Father Surname FIELD Wife Father Occupation MERCHANT Wife Witness Firstname ALEXANDER Wife Witness Surname FIELD Denomination BY LICENCE REV A BREAKEY. KILLYLEAGH 1ST Presbyterian DOWN KILLYLEAGH CO DOWN
Charles and Margaret had a daughter Isabella who married a Matthew Robinson Details- Field Value Type Civil Marriages Date Of Marriage 28/09/1898 Husband Firstname MATTHEW A Husband Surname ROBINSON Husband Townland / Street BALLYKELLY CO DERRY Husband Occupation CIVIL ENGINEER Husband Age FA Husband Denomination Presbyterian Husband Marital Status Bachelor (Previously unmarried) Husband Father Firstname WILLIAM CHARLES Husband Father Surname ROBINSON Husband Father Occupation MINISTER Husband Witness Firstname MARY Husband Witness Surname MCCLURG Wife Firstname ISABELLA B F Wife Surname MCCLURG Wife Townland / Street DOWNPATRICK Wife Denomination Presbyterian Wife Marital Status Spinster (Previously unmarried) Wife Father Firstname CHARLES Wife Father Surname MCCLURG Wife Father Occupation MERCHANT Wife Witness Firstname WILLIAM GEORGE Wife Witness Surname ROBINSON Denomination Comment BY LICENCE REV A ROBINSON MGR: HUSBANDS FULL NAME MATTHEW ALEXANDER ROBINSON MGR: WIFES FULL NAME ISABELLA BUCHANAN FIELD MCCLURG. LISSARA Presbyterian DOWN KILMORE CO DOWN
So!.... Firstly does anyone have links to these McClurgs, notice the witness at Isabella's wedding of Mary McClurg, this may be a relative?
Secondly Isabella has the middle name Buchanan, which is my middle name, and I wondered if that has been of not in anyone's tree.
and finally, there is Charles' occupation of IL. Does anyone know what IL means?