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Re: MCCLEAVE, Belfast area N.Ireland
Posted by: B. Kenny Date: December 21, 2000 at 09:55:25
In Reply to: Re: MCCLEAVE, Belfast area N.Ireland by William T. McCleave of 101

William
Thank you for your info. I saw an anniversary in the Irish News recently for a William McCleave who died in 1995 was this your dad? I visited the Ballylesson graveyard when I was over in May I will attach the inscriptions from the graves. Can you tell me if any of the names ring a bell with you.
My ggrandmother (McCleave)Isobella I think! married Patrick Murphy and they lived around the Falls/Springfield area. They had 5 children:
Elizabeth (my grandmother)m. Daniel Ferris, James Henry m Helen McPhee (Glasgow), Isobella (Bella) m. Tom Rogan,
Agnes and Susan ? no info.

Here are the graveyard inscriptions: I think my ggrandfather was also buried here but his name is not on any of the gravestones. This may have been because he was Catholic. I don't know for sure. On my next visit I hope to get a little more information from my Uncle Gerard Ferris.

Gravestones in Ballylesson Graveyard

First Gravestone:               Front area of Graveyard

In memory of John McCleave of Ballylesson
Who died 22nd 1849 age 68
Also
Wife Isabella McCleave       March 1 1860       Age 68
George Mc Cleave              Aug 29 1923
Wife
Ester                            Feb 17 1934
Edith McCleave              Oct 19 1951
Colin McCleave              April 20 1956


Second Gravestone:         Front area of Graveyard next to Grave Number one.

Martha Anne McCleave
Only Child                     Feb 17th        Age 5

George McCleave               Nov 28 1876       Age 60


Third Gravestone:               Side wall of Church

James McCleave of New Forge
In memory of his Son James who died        8th Jan 1875       Age 9
Also My Beloved Wife Mary McCleave       18th Nov 1891       Age 55
Also his son John       8th Sept 1912       Age 54
Also the above named James McCleave died       15th Dec 1912       Age 76
Also his Granddaughter Mary McCleave       27th Dec 1922       Age 19
Also Jane
beloved wife of James McCleave Junior       24th Oct 1924       Age 47

Also Sara Elizabeth
Beloved wife of James Mc Cleave        8th Dec 1963       Age 83

Thanks again for your info. What was your Dad's date of birth? and where was he born? Do you know your grandparents names?
I am living in Canada now (orginally from East Belfast) I find it hard doing the family tree when one is so far away. I really appreciate your answer. Please let me know if any of this rings a bell.
Bernadette



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