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Hi wonder if anyone can help me, My father is William Robert Cree and his father was William Lee Cree , son of Henry Cree and Hannah Jane McQuoid.

William Lee Cree died 8 November 1958 he was Married to Margaret ( was Andrews).

Iam trying to get a photo of William Lee Cree , as my father does not have one . We have found photos of his mum and siblings Alexander(Andy) , Elizabeth ( Betty) Madeline and Jane Georgie( Georgie) and even Henry and Hannah! but none of his dad.

Henry and Hannah had quite a few children , who were siblings to William Lee Cree and wondered if any of these might have a photo of my dads dad.

It would be wonderful if I could get as we have never seen him and my dad is 80 in August and would make the best present ever.

Hope someone can help

Kath Sutton ( was Cree)

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Comment by Trevor Cree on June 30, 2016 at 10:03

I may be wrong but I think that the source of my birth, marriage and death information given here was abstracted by hand by Mike (Spathaky) who passed that information on to myself. Thanks again to Mike.

William Thomas Cree B: 7 Jan 1907,   M: 7 Aug 1933,    D: 5 May 1990

The Death information that we have is that William Thomas Cree died 5 May 1990 and was born on the 1 June 1907 and not the 7 June 1907. However our information may possibly be a transcription error? The Birth information states that he was born on the 7 June 1907 and that his mother's maiden name was McDonald.

1st Wife

Jean Garrett   B: unknown    M: 7 Aug 1933,   D: 14 Oct 1941

The Marriage information that I have states that a William Thomas Cree married Jane Garrett on the 7 August 1933 at Newtownards Registrars Office. A Jean Cree died 14 October 1941, aged 30 years (birth approx 1911), registered in Newtownards.

We then have a Thomas Cree (b. 12 Oct 1936), but no other children to a wife with the maiden name Garrett.. 

2nd Wife

Minnie Brady   B: unknown     M: 21 Aug 1944,   D: 17 Nov 1957

The Marriage information that I have is that a William Thomas Cree married Minnie Brady on the 21 August 1944 at Hamilton Road Presbyterian, Bangor, North Down. The Death information that I have states that a Minnie Cree died on the 17 November 1957 in Newtownards district aged 50 years (b. approx 1907)

I cannot find any children from this marriage.

3rd Wife

Anna Isabella Brady  B:  unknown      M: 26 Feb 1958,    D: 28 Dec 1984

The Marriage information that we have states that a William Thomas Cree married Anna Isabel Brady on the 26 February 1958,  Registrars Office Books, Belfast. The Death information that we have states that a Anna Isobella Cree died on the 28 December 1984 in North Down and her birth date is given as 15 April 1934.

We then have Ruth Cree born 7 January 1959, David Thomas Cree born 11 January 1962, Ivan James Cree born 29 November 1963, and Rhoda Cree born 5 May 1967, where the mother's maiden name is stated to be Brady.

A David Thomas Cree married Elizabeth McFarland on the 1 August 1984 at the Bangor Citadel Salvation Army, North Down.

As you can see I have three wives for William

His parents are William Thomas Cree and Jessie Fraser McDonald

Thanks Dorothy

PS we agree on all of your last post to me

Comment by Dorothy Gabbey Cree Ludaescher on June 29, 2016 at 15:22

Hi Trevor,  can you confirm my records below

William Thomas Cree B: 7 Jan 1907,   M: 7 Aug 1933,    D: 5 May 1990

1st Wife

Jean Garrett   B: unknown    M: 7 Aug 1933,   D: 14 Oct 1941

2nd Wife

Minnie Brady   B: unknown     M: 21 Aug 1944,   D: 17 Nov 1957

3rd Wife

Anna Isabella Brady  B:  unknown      M: 26 Feb 1958,    D: 28 Dec 1984

As you can see I have three wives for William

His parents are William Thomas Cree and Jessie Fraser McDonald

Thanks Dorothy

PS we agree on all of your last post to me

Comment by Dorothy Gabbey Cree Ludaescher on June 29, 2016 at 15:03

Comment by Trevor Cree on June 28, 2016 at 18:43

Dorothy,

The Northern Island death registers provide the following information relating the the death of William Lee Cree in 1958:

Cree, William Lee, died 8 November 1958, registered in Belfast, age 51 years.

There was a William Thomas Cree who died on the 5 May 1990 registered in North Down, born 1 June 1907. I can find no William Lee Cree death in 1990 or similar period.

William Lee Cree married Margaret Andrews on the 5 July 1934 at St Martins, Church of Ireland, Belfast.

In the 1911 Ireland census we would be looking for a William (Lee) Cree who was between approximately 2 - 6 years old, ideally 3 - 5 years old. There are a total of 14 entries for William in the 1911 census and only three fit this 2 - 6 years age range, William (4 yrs), William (3 yrs) and William Thomas (4 yrs).

The first William Cree seems to fit since within the household are Henry Cree (39 yrs), Hannah Jane (37 yrs), Robert H (18 yrs), Henry J (16 yrs), Margerita (12 yrs), Walter O M (10 yrs), Reubon O F (8 yrs), Clelland (6 yrs), William (4 yrs) and Helen A (2 yrs). They are all stated to be the children of Henry and Hannah and not nephews or neices etc. They were Church of Ireland and Henry was a bricklayer.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/

You may have this information already,

Regards,

Trevor.

Comment by Dorothy A Ludaescher on June 22, 2016 at 20:09

Dear Kath

I have taken from this site a date of May 1990 as the death date of William Lee Cree.  Do you have a death certicicate to verify your date of 1958 as it is many years different.  This is my line as Hannah Jane McQuoid and Henry Cree  are my Great Uncle and Aunt,   and Henry's parents Hugh Cree and Eliza Majorie are my G Grandparents.

Dorothy

This is my email should you like to communicate with me about our relatives

  irishgenes@gmail.com

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