My name is Sharonrose and I have been tracing my familytree now since February 2008. My father had seen I was doing my familytree and told me that his father was Robert McClean Beggs. This was the 1st time i was told this and so from then to date I have been trying to trace any relations that we have not known off and would love to meet anyone who is related. Over the past 2.5 years i have been able to find some ancestors but would love any help from anyone will further information or pictures. Robert M Beggs 08.1914 was son of Jessica Miriam Glover 1893-1995 and Robert McClean Beggs 1893-1920 siblings John Beattie Beggs1913 and Jessica Miriam Beggs 1916. My grandfather emigrated to New Zealand in 1921 ages 6 years old, with his Grandparents John Beattie Beggs and Sarah Ann beggs nee McClean and Children Molly aka Mary Ann, William, Earnest, and Victor. They owed a Boot Manufacturers on Petershill and Old Lodge Road as Duncairn Gardens during 1890-1920s in which when Grandfather John Beattie Beggs arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand he opened another store on Colombo St and bought land and built his own home on Wyndham cresent. They all never moved back to Belfast again, Only My Grandfather Bobbie (Robert) arrived back to his mum Jessie in 1930 aged 16 years from New Zealand at limestone Road, Belfast. I am not sure if jessie (by this time) had got married again to John Lee. Jessie Father was Hamill Stuart Blackwood Glover and was a Midland Foreman of the Railway which I think was at york road/street Station, Belfast for a number of years before he worked in a bakery at 66 york road in 1916. Sadly I cant trace him no further. He married jennie Gray 5.9.1883 Ballywalter Church of Ireland and had 10 children sadly Mary 1899 passed away some time between 1901 and 1911. Jennie's father was a farming Implement manufacturer of Ballywalter called James Gray and his father Robert Gray. My Grandfather, we believe was blessed with 4 Daughters whom we have just lately been told off, which means these will be my fathers half sisters. If anyone has any details that can help me with the family mentioned above please reply. Thank you
Hi Sharonrose, I have the same family tree... Hamil Stuart Blackwood Glover was my mum's grandfather. I have quite a lot on their line. Mum left Belfast as a 5 year old but remembered Aunty Jessie and her grandparents at Limestone Rd. Mum's mother was Margaret Glover, Jessie's sister. They emigrated to Aust in 1925. You have some info re their jobs that I didn't know about. I would like to exchange info. Deby
My email is email@example.com. I'm on genesreunited.co.uk also with my tree. I have photos of family and hope we can share photos and details off family you may have. I'm told that our ancestors are related to Sir Henry Blackwood from Trafalgar with Lord Nelson. Also the Guinness Brewery Founders too. Hope to hear from you soon. May I view your tree please.