This is the family page of my husband Danny's maternal ancestors
the Marron and Esler Family of County Antrim and County Down.
James Marron was born around 1828 in County Down. He worked as
a boilermaker and on the 10th January 1851 he married Mary Ann Beattie.
The children of James and Mary Ann Marron nee Beattie
James Marron born 27th March 1853 in Ballygalget,
Ards, County Down. Married Bridget McCormack of Ligoniel on the 24th May 1877 in the Holy Cross RC Church, Ardoyne,
Anne Jane Marron born about 1855 in Belfast, County Antrim.
Married James Cairns of Birkenhead, The Wirral, Cheshire, England on the 18th October 1876 in St Patrick’s
RC Church, Belfast.
Ellen Marron born about1861 in Belfast, County Antrim. Married
John Waugh of Belfast on the 12th May 1884 in St Anne’s Church of Ireland, Shankill, Belfast.
Lucy Marron born November 1865 in Belfast,
County Antrim. Married John Donnelly of Belfast on the 26th June 1884 in St Patrick’s RC Church Belfast.
Lucy and John emigrated to the USA in 1889. They had six children together.
|Bridget with her daughter Brigid and son James
The Marrons would often holiday in Finnis, Dromora, County Down. The picture above is of Bridget with her daughter Brigid and son James taken about 1922 outside the family's holiday home. It is believed the cottage
was owned by Danny Marmion who would have been the cousin of James Marron’s wife Margaret.
The McCormack Connection
Bridget Marron nee McCormack was the daughter of Henry McCormack and Bridget Savage.
She was born in Dromora, Lisburn, County Down on the 4th February 1846.
Before her marriage to James she was living in Ligoneil and working
as a spinner in the local linen mill.
Bridget married James Marron on the 24th May 1877 in the
Holy Cross RC Church, Ardoyne, Belfast. The witnesses at their marriage were James and Anne Cairns, Anne was James sister
and James Cairns was her husband. The couple had five children.