FAMILY TREE NUMBER: # 3b
NAMES(S): John Vennard
[possible son of #3a George]
BIRTH YEAR: c. 1835
OCCUPATION: Labourer
LOCATION(S): Portadown / Belfast
INDIVIDUALS WITHIN FAMILY TREE: 39
CURRENT RESEARCH WORKERS / CONTACTS IN BRANCH:
None

SUMMARY:
This sub-branch is tentatively linked to #3a as it is possible that John
Vennard may have been a son of George (#3a). Alternatively, his son,
William could have been a younger brother, or cousin, of the John Vennart
that married Theresa Vennart in #3a. However, some discrepancies are
apparent and no documentary proof exists ñ they were just living in the same
area (Portadown) at the same time, and were of a similar age.

John Vennard (Army and a labourer) was married to Hannah. Hannah died in
1892 (aged 65) in Portadown. They had two known children ñ William and
Annie.

William Vennard (a labourer from Portadown) married Elizabeth Greenaway in
1887. William and Elizabeth stayed in Portadown, at least until 1912, and
had nine children ñ Samuel John, 1887 [died 1888], William Henry, 1889
[emigrated to Canada in 1828]; George, 1891; Hannah, 1892 [died young?];
Alexander, 1893 [died 4 months]; Isabella, 1895, Hannah Jane, 1898 [died 2
months]; Margaret, 1899 [died 7 months]; and Mary, 1900. i.e. only four
survived to adulthood. There are no records of William or Elizabethís
deaths in Ireland ñ or the marriage of any of their surviving children, and
it is suspected that they may have emigrated (possibly to Canada). The only
documented evidence for this is the Canadian Immigration record of William
Henry who arrived, alone, on 8th September 1928 at Quebec.

Annie (younger sister to William) had 3 illegitimate children before
marrying Thomas Nicholson in 1896 in Portadown ñ Ephraim, 1888 [died 1895];
Minnie, 1892, [died 1912], Martha, 1895. Martha then also had two
illegitimate children ñ Ephriam, 1914; and Samuel, 1917. Samuel married
Elizabeth in 1920, and most of their descendants still live in the greater
Belfast area.

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