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by crayspond
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Midwife in Belfast
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Midwife in Belfast

Hi Arlene
I have sent you a private message.
Ailsa
by crayspond
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Midwife in Belfast
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Midwife in Belfast

Hi Arlene,
This is very good news indeed. I will PM you in the next few days as I have my grandchildren staying at the moment and it would be impossible to concentrate! They are 8 and 6. Look forward to sharing information.

Ailsa
by crayspond
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Midwife in Belfast
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Midwife in Belfast

Currie wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:35 am
Hello Ailsa,

No luck at all with this. I guess there wasn’t enough money around for most people to pay for such things.

All the best,
Alan
Thanks for looking youve been a great help as always 🙂
by crayspond
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Midwife in Belfast
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Midwife in Belfast

Nearly all workhouses had an infirmary attached, so there was always a requirement for medical staff. Usually at least 1 doctor, a matron and a number of nurses. They were recruited through adverts in the local press, as you would with most staff requirements. I've Sent an email to the archives at ...
by crayspond
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Midwife in Belfast
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Midwife in Belfast

Hi Alan, Thanks very much for finding the article for me - it helps a lot. It must have been frowned upon to have medical students present at births but as someone commented they may have saved lives by being there. I am very surprised that she was a midwife as early as the late 1860s.I have printed...
by crayspond
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Midwife in Belfast
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Midwife in Belfast

Hi Elwyn 1 The 1895 Margaret Stokes is too late to be her - I used to think her name was Stoker as the writing tailed of at the end. She was born in Perth and after her husband James McFarlane died in 1856 when they had moved to Glasgow leaving her with 5 kids, she met John Stokes who according to t...
by crayspond
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Midwife in Belfast
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Midwife in Belfast

Hello, I have discovered that my ggggrandmother was a midwife in Belfast and not just the local handywoman who helped at births. Her name was Margaret Stokes and the person who helped me find this out stated that that she was an actual official midwife overseen by the poor law board of guardians and...
by crayspond
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: 1911 census help
Replies: 18
Views: 505

Re: 1911 census help

Hi Wilma I noticed you posted about the Scotland's people survey recently. I filled the survey in as I do like the site and anything that helps improve it is worthwhile. I notice a few people on the FB page would like to see it go down the membership route. Originally I was against this idea but man...
by crayspond
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Census
Topic: 1911 census help
Replies: 18
Views: 505

Re: 1911 census help

Thanks for reminding me Wilma - It's a great site. It would be helpful if I knew where he was living at the time of WW1. He might not have been in the war at all. If anyone who has a newspaper subscription it might have Isabella's obituary which might mention him. I don't know which paper covered In...
by crayspond
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: 1911 census help
Replies: 18
Views: 505

Re: 1911 census help

Hi Andrew,
No service number - not much to go on except the DVR15 RHA.

Ailsa