John McCullagh November 8, 2006
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Even today, Stream Street residents are an eclectic mix of both sides of our divided community and it is clear from the above list – to sad individuals like myself who can read a person’s likely religious affiliation from their name! – that it was also so a century ago. 

It is among the oldest of our residential streets and today contains just two business premises along its entire length – Billy O’Hara’s pub being one of these.

2

W J Gordon

3

David Forsyth

5

William Henry

7

Thomas Irwin

9

Robert Heslip

11

Hanna Fegan

13

James Moran

21

Mary Murphy

25

William McKeague

31

Marth J McCulla

37

Francis Kane

39

William Hooks

40

John Kearney

41

Robert Smith

42

James Heslip

43

James Hazlett

45

Mary A Anderson

47

William NcAnuff

48

Thomas Hutchinson

49

A Littlewood

50

J Mallaghan

51

Joseph Weir

52

William Gamble

56

Hugh Cunningham

57

George Walker

59

David Fleming

60

John Sterritt

61

Catherine McDonald

62

Mary A Heatley

62a

Mary A Arnold

63

Edward Caulfield

63a

Joseph Mulgrew

64

Samuel Smith

65

William Marshall

66

S Smith Jr

67

Thomas Cox

69

Sarah Young

73

M McAteer

74

Annie Small

101

Waddell Morrow

105

William Lockhart

113

David Boyd

115

Joseph Martin


Perhaps of note is the number of ownerships/occupiers ascribed to females: it is speculated that the majority of these were likely to have been widows.

Also interesting is the two sub-divided houses 62a and 63a. Small enough to begin with, it is difficult to imagine how these homes could have been sub-divided and sub-let.

Are any of these homes still owned in the same family name as then? Or even occupied by direct descendents?

Can any of our readers shed any light on this interesting subject?


Our sympathies to the family of Mr Pat McAteer who hailed from a few hundred yards from here, and whose funeral service was conducted this morning in The Cathedral.


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