BLAIR (Antrim, Northern Ireland)

Meaning/Pronunciation: Pronunciation: Blayr Meaning: from the pre 9th century Gaelic word "blar", meaning a field or plain but more specifically a battlefield

Origin: Gaelic, apparently. :)

Variations: Blair is the most common form, but I am sure there are more out there.

Relation to me: This is my mother's father's mother's mother's mother, if I am correct.

Ancestors: (in ascending order from most recent with name)
i: Blair, Jane, 1838? – ?, Ireland; Thomas Curran, 3 known daughters, 3 possible sons, 1 more possible daughter

ii: Blair, John, ? - ?, Ireland?; ?; only one known daughter at this time.

Looking for:
Jeannie or Jane Blair is another of my recent finds. I found her using the beta site, listed on my great-great grandmother Elizabeth's death record in Vancouver, BC's records.

In searching for her and Thomas, I have found 6 birth records with variations of Jane/Jeannie and Blair/Curran: Sarah, Rhoda, John, Thomas, Anna, and Joseph. I have not found my great-great grandmother's birth record, however. I know that she was born in 1861 in Northern Ireland, but moved to Philadelphia with her husband Robert James Park in the 1880s or thereabouts. I assume they were married in Ireland, though I am not certain of this, just that by the 1900 census, they were married with 6 living children.

I'm hoping to find a birth record for either Thomas or Jane, or a wedding record, but so far no luck. Any help here would be most appreciated.

ETA (12/18/10) : Found a wedding record listing Jane and Thomas's marriage and birth dates (just years, unfortunately, but it's still a start), and also listing possible fathers, so I've added hers here.


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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.