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Isaac Weir

Ancestry, FMP and Family Search turn up nothing for this couple... and the only clues I have are from locating their son, my 2nd Great Grandfather John Weir. Here's what I know so far: Isaac Weir born c. 1812 allegedly in County Down, married in 1828 to Jane Wiseman, also born c. 1812 in County Down. I don't know what church. They had a daughter Mary born 1829 in Newry (I believe), then moved to Manchester UK. Isaac is listed as a Boot and Shoe Maker. They had more children all born in Manchester as follows: Margaret b. 1831, d. 1835 James b. 1831 Margaret b. 1836 Isaac b. 1838 Jane b. 1840 John b 1843 William b 1844 d. 1835. His birth seems to have brought about the death of Jane age 34 years in 1844. I have the family located in 1841 and 1851 in Manchester, though it appears Isaac remarried a Mary, no maiden name and no marriage - though the 1851 census says she was also born in Ireland c. 1812. Isaac is also found in the Manchester rates books from 1842 to 1854 when he disappears. in 1861 Mary is head of household living with John as her son, in 1871, she gives her age 63 widow born Newry, living with John (this time as her stepson) and Mary Ann her daughter in law (John's wife). A contact from Australia believes that Isaac and Jane emigrated there in 1855 and died in 1875. I have found no prove to support this theory, in fact the records I have located suggest they have the wrong Isaac.
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Jane Wiseman

Ancestry, FMP and Family Search turn up nothing for this couple... and the only clues I have are from locating their son, my 2nd Great Grandfather John Weir. Here's what I know so far: Isaac Weir born c. 1812 allegedly in County Down, married in 1828 to Jane Wiseman, also born c. 1812 in County Down. I don't know what church. They had a daughter Mary born 1829 in Newry (I believe), then moved to Manchester UK. Isaac is listed as a Boot and Shoe Maker. They had more children all born in Manchester as follows: Margaret b. 1831, d. 1835 James b. 1831 Margaret b. 1836 Isaac b. 1838 Jane b. 1840 John b 1843 William b 1844 d. 1835. His birth seems to have brought about the death of Jane age 34 years in 1844. I have the family located in 1841 and 1851 in Manchester, though it appears Isaac remarried a Mary, no maiden name and no marriage - though the 1851 census says she was also born in Ireland c. 1812. Isaac is also found in the Manchester rates books from 1842 to 1854 when he disappears. in 1861 Mary is head of household living with John as her son, in 1871, she gives her age 63 widow born Newry, living with John (this time as her stepson) and Mary Ann her daughter in law (John's wife). A contact from Australia believes that Isaac and Jane emigrated there in 1855 and died in 1875. I have found no prove to support this theory, in fact the records I have located suggest they have the wrong Isaac.

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