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Monday, 10 February 2014

52 Ancestors: #6 Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hickinson (nee Horner) (1894-1973) (Armoy, Northern Ireland)



This is the latest in the 52 Ancestors series.

Lizzie Horner is the great-great grandmother of my children.

Lizzie Horner was born in 1894. Her birth was registered in Ballymoney Registration District in Northern Ireland[1].

She appeared in the 1901 Ireland Census in Moycraig Hamilton townland in County Antrim. She was living in the household of her grandfather, John Horner, along with her grandmother, Agnes Horner, 3 other siblings, 3 aunts and uncles and a visitor. The family were Presbyterian and literate[2]

In 1911 she appeared on the census again in the same townland but there are a few changes. It looks like the same house but this time the wife of the head of the house, John, is called Nancy. But it would appear that Nancy and Agnes are the same person as they have been married for 52 years and had9 children together. Once of their children has died as there are only 8 living in 1911. Lizzie is now described as the daughter rather than a granddaughter as are her siblings. In fact, she has a new sibling, John, on this later census[3]. I wonder if this is something to do with the son/daughter of John and Agnes/Nancy who is not alive in 1911?

Lizzie went on to marry James Hickinson in 1916. They were married until 1959 when James died and had 8 children.

Lizzie died in 1974 and she is one of the few of my ancestors that I have an obituary for. Obituaries always make interesting reading and often provide clues about family relationships.

Now that I’ve reviewed the details I have about Lizzie the next thing I want to do is get a copy of her birth certificate.




[1] "Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FBX5-HZV : accessed 10 Feb 2014), Lizzie Horner, 1894; citing vol. 1, p. 121, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin, Ireland; FHL microfilm 101065.
[2] "1901 Ireland Census",[database on-line], The National Archives of Ireland (http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/ : accessed 10 February 2014) Antrim, Drumtullagh, Moycraig Hamilton, House 9, Horner
[3] "1911 Ireland Census",[database on-line], The National Archives of Ireland (http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/ : accessed 10 February 2014) Antrim, Drumtullagh, Moycraig Hamilton, House 3, Horner

2 comments:

  1. A big hearty welcome to you from across the pond. I just found your site on GeneaBloggers and I wanted to stop by and wish you luck with your research and site. It's a big undertaking but it's such a great way to share ideas. I look forward to reading about your research. Cheers!

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    1. Hi Sarah,
      Thanks for the welcome and reading my blog.
      I hope I manage to keep you interested with future posts!
      Jo

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