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Monthly Archives: June 2020

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Day of the Seafarer: Captain John McCracken & the Poor House

By |June 25th, 2020|

Captain John McCracken, father of Henry Joy and Mary Ann McCracken, was a seafarer by trade. It was said that the Belfast skyline of those days was broken only by the spire of the Poor House, the cupola of St Anne’s Church, the Market House belfry and when Captain McCracken’s ship was in port her […]

The Cholera Panedmic of 1832: An Easing of Restrictions

By |June 15th, 2020|

As time passed the number of cases of cholera in the town of Belfast decreased, and the Poor House committee took steps to ease the tight restrictions that had been put in place a few months earlier.

The Belfast Charitable Society initially allowed the residents of the Poor House out on Sundays in May 1832 so […]

On This Day 1790 : 230 years since the death of Francis Joy

By |June 10th, 2020|

Francis Joy, the maternal grandfather of Mary Ann McCracken, was born in Killead, Co. Antrim, in 1697, of prosperous farming stock. In due course he settled in Belfast as an attorney, and, while still a young man of twenty-four, married Margaret Martin, granddaughter of George Martin, Sovereign of the town. Francis was an able and […]