This little girl is the only one of my ancestors, back to 1800, not born in south Ulster.

It brings to mind another little girl, her great-grandmother, who was born in India about 1794 and married 11 years later.

Picture of Elsie Henry
Family Genealogy By Peter Morell McWilliam

Dickie of Annavacky

Family Tree of Dickie of Annaghvackey

King's Inn Admission Papers

Joseph Dickie, son of Robert, Rochdale, Co. Louth, decd. under 22, ed. Co. Monaghan; formerly a woolen draper. H. 1843 - afft. Robert Grenville Wallace, uncle

From records of Dundalk Presbyterian Church

Joseph Dickie, Fairhill, Dundalk, solicitor - died, Oct 1st 1876, in a moment of heart disease - was out at church the previous day morning and in the usual way on Monday one moment before death - greatly respected and lamented by all classes. The congregation lost in him an attached member, most liberal and generous

Photograph of Joseph Dickie

Joseph Dickie is not a blood relation of mine. However he does illustrate that ties can be professional & social as well as genealogical.

As far as I can tell both my great grandfathers, James Henry & William McWilliam were apprenticed to him. In turn he was apprenticed to his uncle, Robert Wallace. Robert was apprenticed to his father John Wallace while my father, James McWilliam was apprenticed to his grandfather, James Henry. Joseph thus supplies a crucial link in a professional network spanning five generations.

Easter 1916 in Cork – Order, Counter-Order, and Disorder
CQMS Gerry White and Comdt Brendan O’Shea

Captain Wallace Dickie was aide-de-camp to Brigadier General W. F. H. Stafford, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) in Cork. He was involved in negotiations to persuade the Volunteers to give up their arms peacefully and avoid conflict.

Notwithstanding the rigid stance taken by Captain Dickie during the final stages of the negotiations, in his account of the events in Cork Seán Murphy states that Bishop Cohalan wrote that ‘the one bright feature of the events of the past fortnight was our experience of the military gentleman [Dickie] who took part in our peace conferences. He was insistent on securing that there should be no military danger in the city but he wanted no irritating or humiliating conditions. He is a North of Ireland Protestant.’

Murphy, ‘Account of Easter Week 1916 in Cork’, p14


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