I'm new joining the group but have have found the resources on this site a fantastic source of information over many years.
George Cree (1851 - 1932) who lived at Dunmurry in Northern Ireland was my great great grandfather, and Jane Cree was my great great grandmother, so I trace my line from both the Lisburn Crees through George, and the Ballybarnes Crees through Jane's father Andrew Cree.
My great grandmother was Eliza Cree (1870-1955) - the first child of George and Jane. She married John Douglas Jamison who became the Engineer at Whitla Street Fire Station until his death in1924.
My father told me about visiting George Cree in the 1920's when my father was a boy. He recalled that George worked as a ground keeper for the wealthy McCance family who lived at Larkfield House. He told me that George lived in a picturesque whitewashed cottage at the foot of Black Mountain, where he kept a few pigs and grew vegetables and potatoes.
I have a picture of George and will try to upload it to the site.
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