Oh, marvelous. I have been combing through probate lists, and have been able to sketch Uprichard and McMordie families since 1901 and 1911. I knew my Uprichard ancestors were Quakers, from the small pieces of data I have concluded that Christiana Uprichard was read out of Meeting for marrying a Mr Stuart, who soon died, and then she married her cousin, who left the Meeting too. My mother, born in Belfast in 1915 liked to talk about her Quaker grandmother, who was Christiana. I know 3 Uprichard brothers ame from Wales around 1700, and all Northern Ireland Uprichards are descended from them.
The McMordies: I know that my uncle Robert Uprichard believed they were from the same family as the Lord Mayor, but they did not have the upward mobility of the Uprichards (Uncle Robert was solicitor general for Antrim and Armagh in the 1960s). James McMordie was a traveling salesman according to the 1901 census.
What I am looking for is connections.My grandmother Helen McMordie Uprichard had a sister who married a Whitehead; which is another Quaker name. My Dodgson name goes back to Paythorne, where Quakers started.
This is great fun, and totally addicting. I need to go to Quaker Meeting now, it is First Day!
Later edits: Christiana's middle name must be Stuart, she certainly was not read out of Meeting, if indeed the Christiana and Robert on the marriage license of 1875 are the same ones I am looking for. She is the daughter of a manufacturer named John, he is the son of a farmer named John; since he went on to own a successful factory, RJ Uprichard, I guess he inherited the factory from her father. Since they were married in the Church in Ireland, suggests he had left the Society of Friends already, but as I remember, she was still a Quaker in her practice, as my mother told me, but became a member of the Church in Ireland. The other Uprichard on the marriage certificate is a William, which suggests he was a brother of either of them, or a grandfather. They named their firstborn William John. In my English ancestors, I have found a lot of clues in how children are named. Thank you all!