Nov 122017

John b circa 1820 and Mary Anne

John Hayde and his wife Mary Anne were in Ballymacarret, County Down in the 1850s.  They had the following children:

  • Charles b 1844 and d 1891
  • Rose Anne b 1849 and d 1869
  • Henry b 1854.  He married Margaret Benson and had the following children:
    • John Head b 1877
    • George Heade/Hayde b 1879, who enlisted with the British army in 1891 and was discharged in 1909. He was single at the time of the 1911 census
    • Patrick Hade b 1881. D 1883
    • Jane Haid b 1885. D 1887
    • Rose Anne Hayde b 1883
    • Margaret Hayde b 1887
    • Mary Jane Hade b 1890
    • Patrick Hade b 1891 (d before 1897)
    • Henry Haide b 1895
  • George
    • Kate Hayde. Mar 1896

The were in Co Down in 1901 and 1911 census records as Hayde.

In the civil records for Belfast, I also found the death of John Hayd in 1875.  He was a married newspaper vendor aged 60 (ie born 1815). I also found him (as Head) in the Griffiths records in circa 1850 for Ballymacarret, Co Down.  In a 1843 directory he was listed as (Haid) a weaver.   Ballymacarret is a ward in eastern Belfast.

Recorded in Londonderry was the death of William Hade in 1890 aged 77 (ie b 1813). It is possible that he was a brother of John’s.

It is possible that John moved to Belfast from Dublin and is connected to the families who were newspaper vendors/dairy owners in Dublin at the time.

I have not found any living descendants of this family.

Ballymacarret is shown on the Belfast map below.

Center map

The information that I have gathered on this family is outlined in the following document:

Belfast Families

Any further information would be welcome.