I am seeking the death date and place of my great grandfather Robert Noble and his wife.
Robert was the son of Andrew and Isabella Baillie (Noble). Records show his birth in Co Fermanagh between 1846-1852. He married Mary Anne McDermott on 28 Apr 1874 at Parish Church, COI, Enniskillen. At the time he was a cattle dealer and resided on Fort Hill Street. He lived on Quay Street in 1882 and on Belmore Street in 1884 and 1886. In 1911 he was enumerated at No 4 Belcoo Town, Holywell, in the home of John and Bridget Leonard. An Aug 1913 letter from a friend named R W White at Willoughby House, Enniskillen, to my grandfather said Robert was in poor health. The last of his children to immigrate was his daughter Sarah, who was a shop girl in Enniskillen before departing for the USA via Glasgow on 8 May 1915. Robert's wife Mary Anne was enumerated with her husband in 1901 but not in 1911. I have additional details about Robert's siblings and parents.
Of keen interest are the witnesses to his sister Annabella Noble's marriage to John Wilson on 5 Jun 1872 in Enniskillen. I am not acquainted with witnesses Walter Noble and George Noble.
My tree is posted at Ancestry, FTDNA and Gedmatch, et al. I am a member of an active yDNA research group at FTDNA seeking Noble males willing to test at the Big Y level. Most of us trace back to Ulster and ultimately to the border region between Scotland and England.
Pat NobleMonday 5th Jun 2023, 07:42PM
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The 1901 census shows Robert as a widower, so Mary must have died between 1901 and 1911. I don’t see a likely death for either her or Robert. Sarah’s departure from Ireland in 1915 could have been triggered by her father’s death perhaps.
There’s a remote possibility that neither death was registered. It might be worth checking the Church of Ireland burial records for Enniskillen for 1901 – 1911 for Mary and perhaps 1911 onwards for Robert. I think they are still with the church. Belcoo is in Cleenish parish. Might be worth checking them too. There’s a copy in PRONI,.
There was a Walter Noble who married in Enniskillen in 1871.. No idea if he’s the marriage witness but it’s not a very common name.
Here’s another who died in Enniskillen in 1881:
A couple of George Nobles:
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