Keyes/Keyes Family search
To whom it may concern,
I am currently trying to track down any of my Father’s
relations based in Northern Ireland, and would welcome
any advise and Help in doing so.
On the 16th March this year, I will be flying into Belfast, and staying
briefly in Rasharkin, near Ballymena, to meet a close friend. I will be
leaving for London on the 25th March. On my visit, I intend to track
down my late Father’s relations. The following information hopefully
can provide myself with some good leads, such as contact address,
e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and geology web socities.
My Father’s name is Henry (some called him Harry) KEYS.
He was born in IRVINESTOWN, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
My Father died at the age of 77 years, in Oldcurch Hospital
(now closed since 2008), Romford, Essex, U.K. in May 1996.
My Father left his home in Irvinestown, in 1957 for London, U.K.,
with his brother Joe. He then met Teresa Barron, my Mother, and on
16th September 1959 I was born George (after his father’s Christian
name) James KEYES. My only Brother, Martin, was born in 1962.
We have no Sister’s.
Reasons for our surname changing to KEYES are too numerous to
mention at this moment, but my brother and myself are to the
understanding that it was our Mother’s decision. Whom is still living
in Essex, U.K., aged now at 83 years She does not remember our
Father’s Nephews and Niece’s names. Not even my Father’s Mothers’
Christian name! My mother’s surname still remains KEYS.
I am aware that there is/was a KEYES family in Irvinestown,
Co.Fermanagh, on the 'Catholic side’ of the family and a KEYS family
based in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, on the 'Protestant side’.
That knowledge was acquired back in the early 1980’s when I made
a visit to Irvinestown and Belfast, where I had cousins there. One of
which managed of the ‘Schooner Inn’ restaurant, Holywood,
North Belfast. I think his surname is Mclenagan.
I would appreciate it if you would give me any information
regarding this matter. Any further information you may
require, please do not hesitate to contact myself.
George James KEYES
(U.K. Based Mobile Number)