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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

52 Ancestors #15 & #16:Samuel and Hannah Guthrie (Pharis, Loughguile, Northern Ireland)

Samuel and Hannah Guthrie were a brother and sister who never married but lived together. They are the Great-Great Uncle and Great-Great Aunt of my children.

They can be found on the 1911 census of Ireland in the townland of Pharis.
"1911 Ireland Census",[database on-line], The National Archives of Ireland (http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/ : accessed 23 April 2014) Antrim, Castlequarter, Pharis, 8, GUTHRIE


Samuel died on 18th February 1923 and Hannah sent out the cards. When Hannah died the following year on 5th May the announcement was sent out by Jane Guthrie (nee Loughridge) my Great Grandma. She was married to Daniel, a brother of Hannah and Samuel. 

On my recent trip to Ireland I received copies of their funeral cards.
Hannah GUTHRIE death notice card, Pharis, County Antrim, 5 May 1924; privately held by Joanne Tillin, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Bedfordshire, England, 23 April 2014.  

Samuel GUTHRIE death notice card, Pharis, County Antrim, 18 July 1923; privately held by Joanne Tillin, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Bedfordshire, England, 23 April 2014.  
Funeral/death notice cards were used as a quick way to let people know what had happened. Newspapers probably weren't printed on a daily basis so these cards would provide details of the funeral quickly. As you can see they didn't leave a lot of time between the death and the funeral.

I'm hoping to investigate the Northern Ireland records to find their death records.

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