Weirs of Baggot Street, Dublin, Ireland May 25, 2018 21:26:19 GMT -5
Post by CherieKropp on May 25, 2018 21:26:19 GMT -5
At the time the 2x2 Sect began, the Proprietor of the Impartial Reporter & Farmers Journal, was William Copeland Trimble (1851-1941), known as W.C.T.
In Dublin on October 3, 1881, William C. Trimble married Letitia Jane Weir (1854-1892), and they had five children. Letitia was the daughter of John Weir who was related to the William Weir family who owned the store Weirs of Baggot Street, in Dublin, Ireland.
Two places are credited with being the location of the very first [2x2 Sect] Sunday Fellowship Meeting to ever be held. Whether one of these was the very first fellowship meeting to ever be held, or the first Meeting to be held in that particular area is unknown to the Author.
One location is in the home of William C. and Susan Weir situated over their store at 21 Upper Baggott Street in Dublin. The Weir's Store building is in good condition and is being used today as a retail variety store. The three floors above the store were the living quarters for the Mr. and Mrs. Weir and their ten surviving children. Of their children, Sister Worker Edie Weir reportedly left the Work due to rheumatic fever and lived above Weir's Store until her death. Irvine Weir was one of the first Workers to go to America (1903), and he also pioneered in California. Harry Weir married Agnes Carroll.
The Author walked through the store in August 2004 and again in 2014 and obtained a brochure about the business and building which is reprinted in the Telling The Truth Photo Gallery.
The other location is the Crocknacrieve gate lodge in Ballinamallard, a very small building at the entrance to the Crocknacrieve land (Roberts 1990, 29; Ballinamallard 2004, 65).