I have hit a brick wall with my paternal grandmother. She was born 29th February 1896 in Lower Balloo, Newtownards and her mother is shown as 'Anna Gribben' on her birth certificate. No father is shown but 'Kilroy' is written in beside her first name. Anna is shown as a 'Farm Servant' and certainly that area would be very rural in those days.
When Sarah then marries my Grandfather, Arthur James Balfour ROSS...She has her father listed as Thomas Gribben and his occupation as 'Carter'. I can't find a marriage for a Thomas Gribben/Anna Gribben.
Trying to establish if Anna was actually married to Thomas at time of birth registration but his details are not recorded?
Sarah marries my grandfather on 12th July 1915 in St Aidan's Church, Blythe Street, Belfast. Her home address is 236 Roden Street at the time which is nearby.
Any ideas anyone??