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Additions in October 2017

Death Notice for Marion Stanley

The death occurred on Saturday at Lansdowne, Bath, of Miss Marion Stanley, daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Stanley, Mulladry House, Portadown.

Portadown Times, 29 January 1932, p7, c1.

STANLEY-January 24, 1932, at Lansdowne, Bath, Marion Stanley. 31, Lower Leeson Street., Dublin, daughter of the late Joseph Stanley, Mulladry House, Portadown. Funeral private.
Northern Whig – Monday 25 January 1932, p1, c1.

Death Notice for John Stanley


Apprentice Boys at Funeral.

There was large attendance of members of the Apprentice Boys Clubs of Portadown and district at the funeral to St. Saviour’s burying-ground on Monday of the remains of the late Mr. John Stanley, Ballinteggart.

Deceased, who was one the kindest and gentlest of men. with nice sense of humour, was held in the highest respect by a wide circle. He was a liberal contributor to any object that commanded his sympathy and his death will be widely regretted.

He was a brother of Messrs. Richard, Thomas and Ralph Stanley, well-known local gentlemen, and uncle of Mr. J. G. Stanley, secretary of the Ulster Fruit Growers’ Marketing Association.

There was large attendance of the general public in addition to the members of the Apprentice Boys’ Clubs, who also sent wreath.

Mr. John Montgomery had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Portadown Times, 07 October 1932, p1, c3.

Death Notice for Caroline Stanley


The death of Mrs. Caroline M. Stanley on Saturday, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. R. Shearman, No.1 Government Terrace, Crumline Road, Belfast, severs an interesting link with the past in Portadown. The deceased lady will possibly be remembered by some of the older inhabitants as the elder daughter the late Dr. Leebody, of Castle Street.

Her husband was the late Captain J. J. Stanley, Warrenpoint, who was a son Mr. Thomas Stanley of Armagh, and a nephew of the late Dr. Henry Stanley, Church St Portadown. Mrs. Stanley was a full cousin of Sir John Stanley, whose death was announced few weeks ago, and was also a full cousin of her husband.

There are quite number of relatives of both branches of the family in residence in Portadown and other parts of the County, including Mr. Robert Chapman, Portadown, who is a full cousin of the deceased lady.

Portadown Times, Friday 18 March 1932, p1,c3.

Death Notice for James Cregan


We sincerely regret to record the death, which occurred on Friday, of Mr. James Cregan, Ballinteggart, who had attained to his 80th year. The late Mr. Cregan had been in failing health for a number of years past. A kindly and benevolent farmer, he enjoyed the highest respect of everyone in the district where he resided.

Interested in the affairs of his native county, he was for many years a member of Armagh Rural Council. He took a great interest in Kilmoriarty L.O.L. No. 31, of which his son James is a member. In connection with this lodge, it might be mentioned that Mr. Cregan presented the building ground on which Kilmoriarty Orange Hall is built.

Deceased is survived, at home, by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Cregan, and son and daughter. Two sons are resident in America and one in Australia.

The funeral, which was very largely attended by representatives of the farming community and by the general public, took place to Drumcree burying-ground on Sunday. Rev. W. Hogarth, rector of St. Saviour’s, the Dobbin, conducted the service at the house, church, and graveside. The chief mourners were —Messrs. James Cregan, son; J. W. Stanley, son-in-law: Thomas Jeffs, brother-in-law. Wreaths were sent by—Sorrowing wife and family; Mrs. Lindsay and family; sorrowing daughter Lily Wilson and family. The wreath from Kilmoriarty L.O.L. 31 was inscribed “A token of respect to James Cregan from the officers and members in remembrance of his kindness and generosity to the lodge.”

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. John Montgomery.

Portadown Times, Friday 09 November 1934, p3,c5

Death Notice for Maria Stanley


Amidst many manifestations of regret the remains of Mrs. Maria Stanley were removed from her late residence, Derryhale, Portadown, for interment in the family burying-ground, The Dobbin, on Saturday. Deceased was a woman of sterling and exemplary character and much beloved by the whole community, from whose midst she will be most sadly missed.

The funeral was one of the largest seen in the district for considerable time, and was attended by a cortege representative of the very high esteem in which she was hold.

Along with other relatives, Messrs. Thomas, James. Charles. Albert and Herbert Stanley, sons of the deceased were the chief mourners.

There were numerous beautiful wreaths and sheafs of flowers.

Mr. John Montgomery had charge of the funeral.

Portadown Times, Friday 07 October 1932, p1,c4.

Death Notice for Susan Stanley 18??-1935


A well-known Portadown family has been bereaved by the passing of Miss Susan Stanley. Deceased, who resided with her brother, Mr. Richard A. Stanley, only lately left Armagh Road for Annagh House, where she passed away on Sunday. A regular attender at St Mark’s Church, she had been in her usual place on the previous Sunday, and recorded her vote on the Thursday at the election.

There was large cortege at the funeral on Tuesday to St Saviour’s burying-ground, the officiating clergymen being Revs. G. W. Millington, M.A., and S. J. Warner, B.A.

Mr. John Montgomery had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Portadown Times – Friday 22 November 1935, p7, c1.

The Family of John Robinson Stanley and Maria Aloysius Gibson

John Robinson Stanley (1850?-1894)
Maria Aloysius Gibson (18??-1936)
Married: 29th January 1889
Amy Septima Stanley (1890-19??)
Muriel Mary Stanley (1893-19??)

John Robinson Stanley and Maria Aloysius Gibson were married in Booterstown Parish Church, Rathdown, County Dublin. His rank or occupation is given as gentleman and his address is given as Annagh Terrace, Portadown. The bride’s address is given as 2 Edenville, and she is the daughter of R. C. Gibson, a civil engineer. Both bride and groom are of full age.

Their first child Amy Septima Stanley was born on 22nd August 1890, the address is given as 12 Hopefield Avenue, Belfast and the father’s profession is given as retired salesman.

Their second child Muriel Mary Stanley was born on 25th August 1893, the address this time is given as Church Street, Holywood and the father’s profession is given as grocer.

John Robinson Stanley died on 19th May 1894 at the same address, cause of death was given as malignant disease of the liver, the duration of which was 6 months. Interestingly the person who reported the death was a John Dougan of Derrykeevan, Co Armagh, Derrykeevan was a townland which was in the possession of John Robinson Stanley.

Maria Stanley died in April 1936.

In the 1901 census the family are boarders in Lothair Avenue, Belfast and in the 1911 census thy are boarders in the Cliftonville Road, Belfast

See also: Death of Maria Aloysius Gibson 1936