Re: The Rooneys of East Jarrow
Posted by George on May 10, 2020, 6:40 pm, in reply to "Re: mystery photo"
Immediately after BJC raised his notes on this subject, I printed the whole story off. All 23 pages of it. Armed with a highlighter pen I began reading this epic story and found it fascinating. It took me almost 4 hours because of the repeated need to go into reverse to check on who was who so many times. It was like having confetti in my head. Then amazingly on page 13 I read "Hannah, the youngest of the Rooney sisters Married Peter Kelly, a bricklayer from 13 White Street, Felling". My granny lived in the same street. It must have been a grand wedding judging by the magnificent photographs. Then even more as I read that Hannah and Peter moved to 3 Fox Street also in Felling. I once lived in number 7. There was more of close interest as the document mentions The Duke of Connaught and Blink Bonney pubs. |
I am sure there is something for everyone in this Rooney family saga. I noticed that in 1839 as Patrick's Mother and Father made their way from Ireland to England as immigrants, they seemed to lose one of their six children but when they arrived in Newcastle, all was well as on a recount, they now had seven. If you do read this story, hang onto your hats. There are a lot of names and those involved sometimes on a whim would change them. Patrick decided he didn't like Patrick and much preferred George (well, that's understandable). Bridget was also fed up with her title too. Wonderful brilliant reading. - Now for a beer to help clear my head.