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The Funeral of Elizabeth Barrington Greer.


It is with feelings of sincere regret we record the demise of this much esteemed and highly respected lady which took place at her residence on Tuesday morning. Her remains were removed on Thursday morning, at eight o’clock, for interment in the burying-ground at Lisnadill Church. The funeral was private, attended by relatives and kind friends who wished to pay the last tribute of respect to one who in life was so much beloved. The chief mourners were—Henry F. Greer, Esq., husband; George Greer, Esq., and Francis H. Greer, Esq., brothers; Francis Greer, Esq, uncle; John Barcroft, Esq., J.P.; Jonathan Barcroft Esq.; Robert W. Scott, Esq.; Robt. Daniel. Esq., and T. W. Pim, Esq., brothers-in-law. The following gentleman were present—Rev. Mr. Radcliffe, Rev. James Jones, A. Daniels, Esq.; Captain Coote, Captain Bailey, Lieutenant Fitzgerald (Royal Irish Fusiliers); Henry Fraser, Esq., M.D.; George Bowes, Esq.; F. L. Martin, Esq.; W. F. Cardwell, Esq.; ____ Daniels, Esq.; Thomas Wynne, Esq.; Master Cardwell, Edward Taylor, Esq., Etc. On arriving at Lisnadill Church, the service was most impressively conducted the Rev. Mr. Radcliffe, and the remains were then laid in their last resting place. The coffin was of polished oak, richly mounted, and breast-plate had inscription:-

Elizabeth B. Greer,
Died 21st June

Pretty wreaths of immortelles were placed on lid of coffin, from Henry F. Greer, Esq. Mrs. F. H. Greer. Mrs. Greer, Bernagh; Mrs. Pim, Belfast; Mrs. Scott, Beechgrove; Miss Edith Greer. Beechgrove; Miss P. Greer, Beechgrove; Miss Daniel, Derryhale; Master Frank and Miss Norah Greer, Bernagh; Mrs. Jonathan Barcroft, Grange Lodge; the Misses Norah and Ethel Daniel, Derryhale; Masters Cecil and Malcom Barcroft, Grange Lodge; Miss Lucy Greer, Rhone Hill; Mrs. Albert Coote, Bow House; Mrs. Radcliffe. Lisnadill; Mrs. Bowen, the Mall: Mrs. Johnston, the Mall; Mrs. Griffiths. Killynure; Miss Johnson, the Mall Alfred Daniel, Esq.; Major Pakenham, Dr. and Miss Fraser, Seven Houser, . Herr Fischef, Callan Lodge; Mrs. Jones, Tulllyniskin Glebe; Miss Jones, do.; Mrs. McWilliams.

The funeral arrangements were carried out the Messrs. Frizell.

Ulster Gazette, 25th June 1887, p2, c8.

See also: The Family of Henry Francis Greer and Elizabeth Barrington Pike

Death Notice for Annie Elizabeth Stanley

Miss Annie Elizabeth Stanley, eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stanley, died Friday at the home of her brother, Mr. Wilson Stanley, Mulladry House, Portadown. She was 80. Another brother, Mr. Harry Stanley, lives in Belfast, and sisters are Mrs. Alexander, Derryhale, and Miss Stanley, Dobbin. The funeral services in the home, church and graveside on Monday, were conducted by the Rev. J- A. Ford, M.A., rector of St. Saviour’s. Interment took place in the family burying-ground adjoining.

Portadown Times, 10th June 1955, p5, c3.

The Marriages of George Locke

George Locke married twice, he first married Elizabeth Leeman in 1866. Following her death on 5th April 1903, he married Elizabeth Doran on 25th February 1904.

The Family of George Locke and Elizabeth Leeman.
The Family of George Locke and Elizabeth Doran.


I have the results of an autosomal DNA test that I took with Family Tree DNA (FTDNA).

I have also copied the results to where my kit number is T634932.

I have recently taken a Y67 DNA test and my predicted haplogroup is R-M269. As a result of this I have joined the Byrne/Burns Y-DNA project on FTDNA.

The following two links give an idea of what you can determine from Y-DNA testing, the subject is a Mr Burns (not me) but he does have the same haplogroup.

PART I: Case Study – Pinpointing the Burns Irish Paternal Ancestral Genetic Homeland

PART II: Reconstructing the Burn’s Ancient Paternal Ancestral Journey