For general interest, I thought I’d take a closer look at some residents of Brook Street in the 1911 Census. The picture above is dated circa 1912.
ONSI Historical Fourth Edition Map 1905-1957.
Brook Street can be seen running up the middle of this map of Coleraine.
House 1 Brook Street
Here we can see two widowers, Jane McMullan, 78 (circa 1833) and Margaret Blaney, 65 (circa 1846), noted as a seamstress. They could possibly be sisters?
Margaret Blaney had been married for 35 years (circa 1876) and had 2 children with 2 living.
Jane McMullan had been married for 41 years (circa 1870) and had 2 children of which 1 was still living. A marriage for a Jane Thompson to John McMullan is found registered in Coleraine on the 27th April 1869, Jane would have been about 36 years old.
Jane McMullan passed on the 15th February 1913 in Brook Street of old age, aged 80.
House 2 Brook Street
Here we have the McLean family. Father Thomas, born in Co. Antrim, 67 (circa 1844), works in the Corn Mill. He has been married to Catherine, 72 (circa 1839) for 46 years (circa 1865) and they have had 8 children with 7 living. Two of their children live with them. John, 29 (circa 1882), a shoemaker and Lizzie, 25 (circa 1886), a laundry worker, both unmarried. Two grandchildren are there on census day, they might live there or may just be visiting. Sarah Rankin, 13 (circa 1898) and Catherine McFadden, 10 (circa 1901), born in Scotland.
Eliza Reid McClean (Lizzie) was born in Lisnagalt, Ballyrashane on the 16th January 1883 to Thomas McClean and Catherine McClean nee Donaghy.
House 3 Brook Street
Here we have an elderly couple, John and Eliza McAfee. John is 85 (circa 1826), a Bootmaker. Eliza is 73 (circa 1838). They have been married for 48 years (circa 1863) and have had 7 children with 6 living.
Eliza McAfee passes on the 5th September 1914 at the age of 76 (circa 1838) at Brook Street with son David McAfee present at death.
John McAfee passes on the 3rd January 1920 at the age of 84 (circa 1836) at Brook Street with son Thomas present at death.
House and Building Return Form