James BANKS [8950]
Mary REILLY [9928]
(Abt 1810-)
John BANKS [1105]
(Abt 1829-1885)


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Elizabeth Ann HEWITT [1106]

John BANKS [1105]

  • Born: Abt 1829, Magherlin, Down, Ireland 3
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Ann HEWITT [1106] on 1 May 1850 in Shankhill, Lurgan, ARM, Northern Ireland 1 2
  • Died: 4 Jan 1885, 4, Morrison Place, Glasgow aged about 56 4

  General Notes:

There is a family story that John Banks was "head of the Orangemen", and that he was badly beaten and/or had his throat cut because of his adherence.

  Noted events:

John worked as a weaver, later a labourer.

3 Apr 1881: not found in UK census.

John married Elizabeth Ann HEWITT [1106] [MRIN: 40], daughter of James HEWITT [7815] and Ann MOORCROFT [7816], on 1 May 1850 in Shankhill, Lurgan, ARM, Northern Ireland.1 2 (Elizabeth Ann HEWITT [1106] was born about 1831 in Ireland and died on 22 Feb 1909 in 29, Slatefield Street, Glasgow 5.)


1 David Gough 2008-01-31 to Mary Young.
Record Type: Civil Marriage
Date of Marriage: 1 May 1850
Groom Name: John BANKS; Bride Name: Eliza Anne HEWITT
Church: Shankill Church of Ireland; Parish: Shankill; Civil District: Lurgan; County: Armagh

2 Joan Gardner 2006-02-06 to Mary Young.
Found on the Ulster Historical site:
JOHN BANKS 21, residence Feney Parish of Magheralin, bachelor
father John Banks weaver, mother not shown
witness Henry Mercer.
ELIZABETH ANN HEWITT, 18, spinster; residence Lurgan
father James Hewitt, labourer; mother not shown
witness George Fling.
Date of Marriage 1/05/1850; I have presumed May 1st, 1850.

3 Jenny Verth miscellaneous information.

4 Glasgow Camlachie Deaths 1885 644-2/35.
JOHN BANKS male 51, iron foundry labourer
married, Elizabeth Hewitt
died 4th January 1885 at 4 Morrison Place, Glasgow
father James Banks labourer deceased
mother Mary Banks ms Reilly deceased
(1) chronic bronchitis (2) meningitis, probably product of extreme violence
informant Elizabeth Banks widow. [contributed by Jenny Verth]
Register of Corrected Entries:
Burial in Janefield Cemetery by Mr Simpson, undertaker, Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow.

5 Glasgow Camlachie Deaths 1909 644-?/0078.
widow of (1) John Banks, labourer; (2) Thomas Wilson, labourer
died 2nd February 1909 at 29 Slatefield Street, Glasgow
parents James Hewitt, labourer, deceased; Eliza Hewitt ms Moorcroft, deceased
informant Isaac Banks, son, present.

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