Other Doran histories, records, and stories of interest to us (and maybe to you)
Our favorite Doran's of Belfast, are the family of Arthur Patrick Doran. Click here to go to his story - Arthur Patrick Doran
Joseph Doran and Susan Maginnis of Belfast, Northern Ireland
What's of particular interest to us about this Joseph Doran, is that he was a hackle-maker and a hackle-setter. Several of our Doran male ancestors were Hacklers in the linen trade. I suspect, but cannot yet prove, that his father Patrick Doran may have been a relative of our Bernard Doran. Hopefully more Doran male descendants from the Belfast area will take a Y-DNA test on My Family Tree DNA and we can get some more matches to help sort out all of the early Belfast Doran's.
Joseph Doran lived at 8 Milan Street, Smithfield Ward, Belfast, at the time of the 1901 Irish Census. He was 51 in 1901, born in Belfast, and his wife Susan had pre-deceased him. He was a Hackle maker, Widower, Roman Catholic. His daughters Mary E. - 23, , Margaret - 19, and Kathleen - age 15 were living with him. The first two daughters worked as yarn reelers, and Kathleen was listed as the housekeeper. All born in Belfast. They were living at McDonnell Street for most of the children's births.
In the 1911 Irish Census Joseph Doran, Hackle Maker, was living at 21 Garnet Street, Falls Ward, born in Belfast. He remained a widower. Below his name. his wife Susan's name was listed and then crossed out. Living with him was his daughter, Margaret Ann Doran, age 28, single RC, Reeler, born County Down. Two boarders were living there with them: Anne and Alexander McConville, brother and sister. Anne was 25 and a flax spinner, and Alexander was 22, and had none for his occupation.
Church Baptism Record for Joseph Doran Date of Birth: 18 Feb 1849: Date of Baptism: 26 Feb 1849 Parish: St. Mathew's, Belfast (this is in Ballymacarrett) County: Co. Down Denomination: Roman Catholic Gender: Male Father: Patrick Doran Mother: [blank] Sponsor 1: Patrick Doran Sponsor 2: Alice Doran Source: Ulster Historical Foundation (Antrim & Down) www.rootsireland.ie Record accessed: 10/7/2015
Church Marriage Record for Joseph Doran Date of Marriage: 19 Nov 1877 Parish / District: Belfast County: Co. Antrim Husband Name: Joseph Doran Address: 63 McDonnell St. Denomination: Roman Catholic Occupation: HACKLE MAKER Age: 28 Status: Bachelor (Previously unmarried) Husband's Father: Patrick Doran; Occupation: LABOURER Wife Name: Susan Magennis Address: 37 McDonnell St. Denomination: Roman Catholic Occupation: MACHINIST Age: 24 Status: Spinster (Previously unmarried) Wife's Father: Charles Magennis; Occupation: SHIP CARPENTER Wife's Mother: [blank] Witness 2: Ellen Hart Notes: Church: Belfast Roman Catholic REV A MACAULAY, MARRIED IN ST PETER'S MGR: BOTH FATHERS DECEASED. Source: Ulster Historical Foundation (Antrim & Down)www.rootsireland.ie
Their family Church Baptism Record for Mary Doran born 05 March 1878 and baptized 06 March 1878, at St. Peter's RC Church, Belfast, County Antrim. Address; 63 McDonnell Street Father: Joseph Doran Mother: Susan McGuiness Sponsor 1. - Bridget Doran
Church Baptism Record for Patrick Doran, born 12 August 1879, and baptized 16 August 1879, at St. Peter's. Address: 62 McDonnell Street Father: Joseph Doran Mother: Susan McGinnis Sponsor 1. - Patrick Skillinder Sponsor 2. - Mary McCarrol His Civil Birth Record lists his name as Patrick Charles Doran.
Church Baptism Record Margaret Anne Dorrian, born 02 July 1881, and baptized 03 July 1881, at St. Peter's. Address: McDonnell Street Father: Joseph Doran Mother: Susan McGinnis Sponsor 1. - Robert McVeigh Sponsor 2. - Mary McArdle Notes: REV T QUIN MARRIED TO JOHN RICE IN ST PETER'S BELFAST 10/04/1915 MGR SPONSOR'S FIRST NAME UNCLEAR. Civil Birth Record
Civil Birth Registration for Margaret Ann Dorrian (sic) born 07 July 1881 and registration date: 23 July 1881 Address; 61 McDonnell Street Father; Joseph Dorrian (sic) - Occupation: Hackle Setter Mother: Susan McGinnis Sponsor 1. - Mary Magee
Church Baptism Record for Joseph Doran born 02 June 1883, and baptized on 05 June 1883, at St. Peter's. Address: 63 McDonnell Street Father: Joseph Doran Mother: Susan Magennis Sponsor 1. - Elizabeth Collins
Civil Birth Record for Catherine Doran born 12 May 1885, and registration date 23 May 1885 Address: 24 Osman Street; Parish/District: Urban 4 Civil, Belfast. Father: Joseph Doran; Occupation: Hackle Setter Mother: Susan Maginnis Sponsor 1. - Bridget Curran
Church Baptism Record for Susanna Doran born 22 June 1888, baptized on 24 June 1888, at St. Peter's Address: 16 Milan Street Father: Joseph Doran Mother: Susann Maginnis Sponsor 1. - Brigid Power
Civil Birth Record for Susan Doran born 22 June 1888, and registration date 30 June 1888; parish/District: Urban 4 Civil, Belfast 14 Milan Street Father: Joseph Doran - Occupation: Hackle Setter Mother: Susan Maginnis Sponsor 1. - Agnes Hamill