Highlighting my Mulholland ancestors from County Antrim, Ireland and those that immigrated to Los Angeles and Long Beach California, United States; and Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Trove Tuesday - Elizabeth Mulholland (nee McWilliams)

I recently started writing again about my family history research.

Today I am focussing my attention on my great grandmother Elizabeth McWilliams.

Eliza Anne McWilliams was born on 3rd March, 1868 near Ballymena, at Aughaboy, Drummaul, County Antrim, Ireland. She married my great grandfather John Mulholland on 23rd December 1895 at St Anne's, Church of Ireland, Belfast.

Elizabeth and John had three children:

  • an infant female born 22nd October 1896  who unfortunately passed away 36 hours later on 24th October 1896 and is buried in the Public Grounds, Belfast City Cemetery, Falls Road, Belfast
  • my grandfather Joseph Cecil Mulholland born 4th September 1897 and 
  • his brother William Geoffrey Mulholland born 11th July 1899.


Elizabeth, John, and their two sons Joseph Cecil and William Geoffrey Mulholland arrived in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia aboard the Hororata on 11th August 1921.

When I searched within Trove for "Elizabeth Mulholland" , many search results appeared, however, only two of the results are actually about my great grandmother.

The first is a 'Funeral' notice and appears in column 4 of page 12, The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday, 12th March 1932.



FUNERAL 

MULHOLLAND,- The Friends of Mr. JOHN MUL-
      HOLLAND and SONS are kindly invited to  
attend the Funeral of his late beloved WIFE and   
their dear MOTHER, Elizabeth; to leave her late  
residence, 47 Victoria-road, Drummoyne, THIS  
(Saturday) AFTERNOON, at 3.30 o'clock, for the  
Church of England Cemetery, Field of Mars.  
                 WOOD COFFILL LIMITED,  
                                      Motor Funeral Directors.

The second search result is an 'In Memorium' notice which appears in column 3, page 12, The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday, 11th March 1933.


IN MEMORIAM  

MULHOLLAND -In fond memory of Elizabeth 
Mulholland who passed away March 11 1932 In-
serted bv J Brown and children Drummoyne.


There was another notice in Trove, that does not actually show Elizabeth's name. However, it is a 'Return Thanks' notice from the family and appears in column 2 of page 8, The Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday 15 March 1932 -



RETURN THANKS.    

JOHN MULHOLLAND and FAMILY of 47 Vic-
toria road Drummoyne express their sincere  
THANKS to kind friends and neighbours for ex-
pressions of sympathy, floral tributes and cards  
in their recent sad bereavement.

Whilst I did not find many newspaper articles about my great grandmother, I am happy that I have at least found these.


Sources:

  • Ireland, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.  "Civil Records", database, and digital images, IrishGenealogie.ie, (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie : accessed 16 September 2016), birth entry for Eliza Anne McWilliams (3 March 1868), Superintendent Registrar's District  Ballymena, Registrar's District Toome, Group Registration ID (GRID) 8236526 p.167, no. 231.
  • Ireland, General Register Office, Marriage Certificates, St Anne's, Belfast, County Antrim, Vol. 1, p. 310, no. 41, 23 December 1895, John Mulholland & Elizabeth M'Williams; General Register Office, Ireland, 3rd Floor, Block 7, Irish Life Centre, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland.
  • Ireland, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.  "Civil Records", database, and digital images, IrishGenealogie.ie, (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie : accessed 20 January 2018), birth entry for _____ Mulholland (22 October 1896), Superintendent Registrar's District  Belfast, Registrar's District Belfast Urban No 4, Group Registration ID (GRID) 8534363, p.258, no. 179.
  • Ireland, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.  "Civil Records", database, and digital images, IrishGenealogie.ie, (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie : accessed 20 January 2018), birth entry for _____ Mulholland (22 October 1896), Superintendent Registrar's District  Belfast, Registrar's District Belfast Urban No 4, Group Registration ID (GRID) 8534363, p.258, no. 179.
  • Northern Ireland, General Registry Office, Birth Certificates, No. 1897-787-BK74-014, 4 September 1897, Joseph Cecil Mulholland; General Registry Office, Northern Ireland.
  • Ireland, General Register Office, Birth Certificates, No. 407, 11 July 1899, William Geoffrey Mulholland; General Register Office, Ireland, 3rd Floor, Block 7, Irish Life Centre, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, County Dublin, Ireland.
  • "Elizabeth Mulholland", The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW, Australia : 1842 - 1954), 12 March 1932, p. 12, col. 4, funeral; digital images, National Library of Australia, Trove (http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16983722 : accessed 27 August 2013).
  • "Elizabeth Mulholland", The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW, Australia : 1842 - 1954), 11 March 1933, p.12, col.3, In Memorium; digital images, National Library of Australia, Trove (http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16983722 : accessed 27 August 2013).
  • "JOHN MULHOLLAND and FAMILY", The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW, Australia : 1842 - 1954), 15 March 1932, p. 8, col. 2, return thanks; digital images, National Library of Australia, Trove (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16848285 : accessed 23 July 2012).