Ancestors of Robert Beggs (maternal grandfather of Graeme Legg).

This page details information about the ancestors of my maternal grandfather, Robert Beggs, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and emigrated to New Zealand.

The information on my ancestors is spread across ten entry pages for ease of download - the initial page comprises an index of all ancestor surnames linking to tables detailing ancestry (each linking to the details of the concerned individual. The next page provides details up to grandparents (maternal) or great grandparents (paternal), a table of birth place distributions and a list of relevant external links.

On subsequent pages are details of further ancestors past great grandparents - 2. Legg line from Isles of Scilly, England. 3. Grantham line from London area, England. 4. Richards line from St Ives area in western Cornwall, England. 4a.With an extension from Margaret Gaverigan in the 16th century to old Cornwall pedigreed families. 5. Penno line from Bodmin area in Cornwall via South Australia. 5a. With an off-shoot (Schraep) from Mecklenburg, Germany via Nelson, New Zealand and South Australia. 6. This page covering the Beggs and Smyth lines from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 8. Harney and Dowling from Ireland via New Zealand's South Island.

For photos of Mary and Robert Beggs and descendant information.

Index Legg Legg
Grantham
ancestors
ancestors
Legg Richards

Richards
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Cornwall
Penno

ancestors
pedigree ext.
ancestors
Legg.....   ----Schraep

ancestors

Beggs Beggs Beggs
Smyth
This-page
  Harney Harney
Dowling
ancestors

Ancestor Surnames in this line
Ulster external links

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Genetics page
Mary and Robert Beggs photos
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Note: Am looking for information on descendants of William Beggs, Samuel Beggs, Joseph Beggs & John Beggs, sons of John and Elizabeth Beggs of Belfast, at least one of whom emigrated to USA. If you have any information please email Graeme Legg.

Ancestor Names.

Surnames included: Beggs - Smyth - Woodside

Maternal ancestors via Beggs (Dorothy)

 

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Great grandparents:

12. John Beggs

Baptised: 22 January 1849 at Ballylinny Parish, Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Married:
Elizabeth Smyth on 25 May 1877 at Ekenhead Parish, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Occupation: Builder / brick layer.
Died: 7 July 1912 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, age 63 of "malignant goitre". (Son William Beggs in attendance at death.)

Parents: William Beggs and Jane Woodside. (Note this connection is probable but not absolutely confirmed.)
Son:
Robert Beggs - other children.

Siblings

13. Elizabeth Smyth

Born: c. 1859 at Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Maiden name: Elizabeth Smyth.
Married:
John Beggs on 25 May 1877 at Ekenhead Parish, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Died: 26 July 1917 at 70 Newport St of cardiac arrest, age 58.

Parents: Samuel Smyth.
Son:
Robert Beggs.

Children:

  1. Samuel. Born 21 March 1878, baptised 29 May 1878 at Ekenhead Parish. Occupation: Commercial clerk at age of 23 in the 1901 census.
  2. William. Born 9 October 1879 at 77 Riga St, baptised 30 November 1879 at Ekenhead Parish. Probably died as an infant.
  3. William. Born 8 October 1881, baptised 8 February 1882 at Ekenhead Parish. Occupation: Mill mechanic at age of 19 in the 1901 census.
  4. John. Born 8 Dec 1883 at 16 Derg St, Belfast. Not located with family in 1901 census.
  5. Lizzie (daughter). Born 21 Jan 1886 at 16 Derg St. (Possibly the Elizabeth Beggs who married Joseph MCPHERSON on 4 Nov 1908 at Saint Annes Church of Ireland, Parish Shankill, Belfast.?)
  6. Joseph. Born 21 Jan 1887 at 16 Derg St. Occupation: Office boy at age of 13 in the 1901 census.
  7. Robert. Born 11 March 1890 at 16 Derg St.

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Great x2 grandparents:

24. William Beggs

Born: c. 1801.
Occupation: Farmer, book-finisher.
Married:
Jane Woodside c. 1826 in Ballyclare area, Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Died: 2 May 1882 at 16 Derg St, Belfast (age 81)

Parents: William Beggs and Anne (?) (this connection is possible but not proved).
Son:
John Beggs - other children. (noe due to paucity of records below children are probable but niot definately confirmed)

Siblings

25. Jane Woodside

Maiden name: Jane Woodside.
Married:
William Beggs c. 1826 in Ballyclare area, Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Died: 14 April 1894, of bronchitis, at 1 Danube Street, Belfast. Death reported by daughter in law, Mary Anne Beggs (wife of Robert). Age reported as 94 at death, although this is probably excessive.

Son: John Beggs.

Children:

  1. William. Baptised: 8 Feb 1827 at Ballyeaston.
  2. Anne. Baptised 24 April 1829 at Ballyeaston.
  3. William. Baptised 19 Dec 1831 at Ballyeaston.
  4. Jane Grant. Baptised 1 April 1834 at Ballyeaston.
  5. James Beggs. Baptised 25 June 1836 at Ballyeaston. Married 23 Aug 1893 at Henderson, Illinois, United States (note age on this marriage listed at 51) to Margaret McKEE (age 38, born in Ireland to Samuel Mckee & Margaret Sloan)
  6. Esther. Baptised 20 Nov 1838 at Ballylinny Parish, Antrim.
  7. Hugh. Baptised 18 May 1841 at Ballylinny Parish, Antrim.
  8. Joice. Baptised 24 Dec 1843 at Ballylinny Parish, Antrim. Married James DUNSEATH (caterer, father George DUNSEATH) on 30 May 1874. Jane BEGGS was a witness (PRESUMABLY either mother Jane, or sister Jane).
  9. Robert. Born c. 1845 at Ballyclare (according to 1901 census records). Married Mary Anne BEATTIE (dressmaker from Belfast, father John BEATTIE) on 20 August 1868 at Ekenhead Church. (Mary born c. 1846-47)
    Children (baptism records from Ekenhead parish, Belfast):
    (i) John. - bap 12 Sept 1869. (boot manufacturer) Married Sarah Anne McCLEAN on 6 Oct 1892 (born c. 1872-3, minor under 21, father Robert McCLEAN, provisions merchant). (This family who emigrated to Christchurch in 1921)
    ...Children of John & Sarah included: Robert Beggs (born 1893), John Beggs (bap 18 Aug 1896), William Beggs (born 1899).
    (ii) Sarah Jane. - bap 31 March 1871. Married Joseph CAMPBELL (policeman) on 6 Oct 1892.
    (iii) Joyce - born c. 1874 in America.
    (iv) Annie. - bap 28 Dec 1877
    (v) Mary. - bap 20 Dec 1880
    (vi) Bella - born c. 1884.
    (vii) Robert James - born c. 1886.
    (viii) William. - bap 7 May 1888
    (ix) Hugh. - bap 7 Sept 1889
  10. John. Baptised 22 Jan 1849 at Ballylinny Parish, Antrim.
  11. Mary. Baptised 15 April 1852 at Ballylinny Parish, Antrim.

 

26. Samuel Smyth

Born: c. 1818-1819.
Occupation: Coach-smith / blacksmith.
Died: 29 July 1877 at 139 McClure St, Belfast, age 58 years (widower at death).

Daughter: Elizabeth Beggs.

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Great x3 grandparents:

48. William Beggs

Born: c. 1767.
Married:
Anne.
Occupation: Was a farmer at Ballyclare townland, Ballyeasten parish in 1813.

Son: William Beggs - other children

49. Anne (?)

Born: c. 1766.
Married:
William Beggs.

Son: William Beggs

Children:

  1. Jane. Born c. 1791.
  2. James. Born c. 1793.
  3. Ann. Born c. 1796.
  4. Robert. Born c. 1798.
  5. Thomas. Born c. 1799.
  6. William. Born c. 1801. (this connection is possible but not proved)
  7. Hugh. Born c. 1805.
  8. Esther. Born c. 1807.

 


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Grantham
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Legg Richards

Richards
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Cornwall
Penno

ancestors
pedigree ext.
ancestors
Legg.....   ----Schraep

ancestors

Beggs Beggs Beggs
Smyth
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  Harney Harney
Dowling
ancestors
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Ulster external links

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