St. Lurach’s Church of Ireland Baptisms (1786-1838)

St. Lurach’s Church of Ireland Baptisms (1786-1838). Please bear in mind that this information was taken from microfilm which was extremely difficult to read, due in part to the hap hazard way the original rectors recorded the information and partly due to the microfilming itself. The best tanscription possible has been attempted, but errors may (and probably have) occurred.

Date of BaptismName of ChildFather's ForeameFather's SurnameMother's ForenameMother's SurnameResidenceFather's OccupationMinister's CommentTranscriber Comments 
7 Apr 1786James William PhillipsEstherBallinahone
25 Sep 1787WilliamWilliamReadMargaretKnocknakielt
30 Sep 1787JosephFrancisLoudenJaneMaghera
2 Oct 1787JaneAudkly?Magill??JaneHoustonTamneymullan
7 Oct 1787EleanorThomasPettigrewMaryMaghera
18 Oct 1787Sarah ThomasMulhollandOlivia?Maghera
1? Nov 1787ArthurAbrahamDuganAgnesMaghera
4 Nov 1787JaneRobertWalkers?SarahMaghera
4? Nov 1787Andrew John ClarkSarahGooladuff Gulladuff
22 Nov 1787WilliamJamesElliotMaryCrigadickCraigadick
25 Nov 1787MargaretWilliamGlenholmeSarahBeagh
28 Nov 1787Thomas JohnHughCahanEstherMaghera
10 Dec 1787Richardson?W. JohnAverilEstherBarclayFather: Lurganagoose / Mother: Maghera
3? Jan 1788ElizabethMatthewLoganAnneUpperlane
20 Jan 1788????hAlexanderMcKenna?Mary?Maghera
26 Jan 1788WilliamRichardBroal?SarahTamneymullan
6 Feb 1788JohnAndrewMary?Travillenit does look like 'Travillen' but I am unaware of this place
12 Feb 1788PatrickBLANKBLANKCatherineMcShaneMoneysharvin
12? Feb 1788JamesJames?AnneMaghera
24 Feb 1788SamuelWilliamThompsonMaryClarkFather: Castledawson / Mother: Belly..??
1 Mar 1788ElizabethJohn MitchellFrancesMaghera
21 Mar 1788ElizabethBLANKBLANKMaryMcSarlan??manger???
30 Mar 1788IsabellaWilliamChurchMaryMaghera
18 Apr 1788GreggJamesSheil?JaneDrummuck
19 Apr 1788HenryEdwardLoganMaryCrew
2 May 1788ElizabethThomasVance?ElizabethGooladuff
3 May 1788RobertRobertBroxton?AnneYoungHillhead
18 May 1788Rowley ThomasScottMargaretBeagh Spiritual
24 May 1788Sarah Robert ClarkSarah StewartMaghera
1 Jun 1788ThomasWilliamBrookesCatharionMaghera
4 Jul 1788JaneRichardCreightonAnneMaghera
5 Jul 1788ArchibaldHughScottElizabethSwatragh
12 Jul 1788JohnJohnKemphillMaryMoneymoreHemphill is a name around Garvagh, but this is written like 'Kemphill'
18 Jul 1788JamesWilliamBoydMaryTirnoney
23 Jul 1788SamuelJohnBrownAgnesKnocknakielt
27 Jul 1788EleanorGeorgeBuchanonEleanorMaghera
27? Jul 1788ElizabethJamesBrananMargaretMagheraNo date recorded. I assume it's the same date as the one above
10 Aug 1788JaneJohnKemphillMaryMoneymoreLooks even more like 'Kemphill' than the one above (12th July 1788)
24 Aug 1788MaryJohnMcGuichanEleanorMaghera
2 Sep 1788SarahJames McKennaMaryGrahamFather: Aghagaskin / Mother: Crew
10 Sep 1788ThomasJohn NorrisMarthaSwatragh
14 Sep 1788MargaretWilliamMcMullinMaryGooladuff Gulladuff
5 Oct 1788MaryHenryMackrilMaryBallinahone
12 Oct 1788JohnRobertMcMullinMaryBallynacrush?Ballinacross?
12? Oct 1788David JohnAveril?AnneMcCarrol?LurganagoosNo date recorded. I assume it's the same date as the one above
26 Oct 1788Jane ElizabethWilliamRiceJaneCrigadickCraigadick
9 Nov 1788SamuelSamuelLoganCampbellTamneymullan
21 Nov 1788MaryJosephLoganCatherineApportaneAmportaine
23 Nov? 1788RebeccaCharlesMcGuichanElizabethMaghera
7? Dec 1788JamesFrancisStuartMaryGooladuff
19 Dec 1788RobertJohnMcCagheyMarthaBallinacruck?Not sure - perhaps Ballinacross?
31 Dec 1788WilliamJamesMartinAnneBallinacruck?Not sure - perhaps Ballinacross?
15 Jan 1789WilliamJohnWalkinshawElizabethFallahery? ?????
21 Jan 1789RachelRobertCampbellMargaretUpperlane
25 Jan 1789MarthaJamesCrawfordJaneBroagh, Termonene
13 Feb 1789ElizabethJohnDowningCatherineLemnaroy?, Termonene
15 Feb 1789RachelRichard?BrookeSarahTamneymullan
15? Feb 1789ElizabethJohnMillerMargaret?McMullin?Father: Ballin???? / Mother: Ballinahone?
19 Feb 1789SusannaHughKaneEsther?Maghera
21 Feb 1789MargaretAlexanderCowanMaryCrew
1 Mar 1789MosesMoses???MarianMillikenBallin????
21 Ma 1789GeorgeGeorgeLappinJaneBallinacrum???Not a townland in this or any surrounding parish!! Maybe Ballinacross??
22 Mar 1789RobertRobertWorkmanAgnes?Maghera
26 Mar 1789JohnJohnGordonJane???aghGrillagh??? It's unclear
2 Apr 1789??? (son of)James????AgnesDreenanlooks a bit like Munro??
4 Apr 1789EstherDowningDreenan
14 Apr 1789AnneAlex?ElizabethA black line runs through this entry. I don't know if it's on the microfilm or on the original ledger page..
7 May 1789David JamesPaulSarahMullagh, Termonene
20 May 1789JamesBLANKBLANKCatherineBLANK???
24 May 1789MaryWilliam?Torens???ElizabethTobberideToberhead?
24? May 1789MaryAlexanderMontgomuryJaneBallinacarush?Ballinacross?
31 May 1789MaryHugh????Anne?Maghera
4 Jun 1789Mary AnnHenryMcHenry?MargaretMaghera
17 Jun 1789Elizabeth JamesNorrisMarySwatragh
21 Jun 1789ElizabethFrancisLoudenJaneMaghera
26 Jun 1789SarahAdamKatherinMary???? ?????It LOOKS like 'Katherin'!! Maybe a misheard 'Caugherin'
3 Aug 1789MarthaRobert???Mary???
11 Aug 1789JohnGeorge???MargaretUpperlane
14 Aug 1789RoseJamesHipson?AnneMaghera
23 Aug 1789MargaretJames ShepherdMaryDrumuckA black line runs through this entry. I don't know if it's on the microfilm or on the original ledger page..
8 Sep 1789JamesAndrewDunbarJaneTamneymullan??
10 Sep 1789SarahJohnBracken??CatherineMagheraHard to discern.. It looks like 'Bracken'.. Not sure
1? Oct 1789JaneThomasMcWhirterMaryGorteade
13 Oct 1789CatharinePhilipKening?MagaretMaghera
21 Oct 1789JohnGeorgeDowningElizabethDreenan
26 Oct 1789MaryJamesDonell??MaryBallinahoneSurname is hard to make out..A black line runs through this entry. I don't know if it's on the microfilm or on the original ledger page..
15 Nov 1789Robert?WilliamWalshJaneMaghera
15? Nov 1789JamesThomasRichardson?MargaretMaghera
2? Dec 1789DanielDaniel?????aghSarahConnorBoth of Maghera
15 Dec 1789IsabellDavidPoole??MargaretTamneymullin?
22 Dec 1789JaneDanielMackrelElizabethBallinahone
27 Dec 1789Robert Hugh KainMaryMaghera
3 Jan 1790AnneThomasMulholland?Olivia?MagheraInk blot on start of surname.. 'Mulholland' fits (from previous entry.. Right parents firstnames)
7 Feb 1790SarahRobert??Jane????Can't make it out
27 Feb 1790MarthaJohnSmithMaryBallinihone
18 Mar 1790EstherJamesMarlinMaryBallincrush
25 Mar 1790MaryJamesSteelJaneDrummuck
6 Apr 1790AgnesWilliamBrookesCatherineMoneymore
11 Apr 1790Mary Ann Andrew SearightMaryMaghera
10 May 1790SarahEdwardLoganMaryCrew
22 May 1790SusannaJamesLeichElizabethSwatragh
6 Jun 1790MaryPatrickMaguire?MaryGorteadeor could be Maguin
7 Jun 1790Thomas John ClarkSarahGooladuff Gulladuff
20 Jun 1790HughFrederickMulhollandElizabethMaghera
25 Jun 1790FrancisFrancisStewartMaryGooladuff
27 Jun 1790WilliamWilliamNorrisElizabethSwatragh
30 Jun 1790Elizabeth James NorrisMarthaSwatragh
17 Jul 1790RobertJohnStinsonJamesBallinahoneNo, NOT an error! Entry says "July 17 Robert...Son of John & James Stinson of Ballinahone'.. Someone as got confused SOMEWHERE along the way!!!
13 Aug 1790StuartWilliamReadMaryKnocknikiltKnocknakielt
15 Aug 1790Alexander Hugh ScottElizabethSwatragh
22 Aug 1790MaryArchibaldMcIlpatrickMargaretMcIlpatrickCraigm...Craigmore
10 Sep 1790SamuelAlexanderLawrenceElizabethTullykeerinAlmost looks like 'Samial'
13 Sep 1790MaryJamesShielMaryCrigadickCraigadick
22 Sep 1790Henry?JamesBrannonMargaretMaghera
28 Sep 1790JamesJamesHipson?Anne?Maghera
6? Oct 1790JaneThomasCampbellElizabethMaghera
21 Oct 1790JohnJohnMcGuiganMarthaBallinahone
5 Nov 1790ThomasJamesHughesSarahBallymackilcurr
12? Nov 1790JamesPaulWhiteMary?CrigadickCraigadick
?? Nov 1790WilliamAbrahamDougalAnnMaghera
30? Nov 1790CharlesEdwardChurchJaneGuthryCrew
26 Dec 1790JohnWilliamWalkinshawAnneMagawBoth of Ballinock
31 Dec 1790Thomas Nathaniel MackrelElizabethBallinahone
25 Jan 1791Hannah Henry MackerillMaryBallinahone
6 Feb 1790JamesThomasNeillyMargaretCarricknakielt
10 Feb 1791John John Graham Mary McElhoneFather: Slaghtybogie / Mother: Curragh
13 Feb 1791IsaacWilliamMcReadyMarthaBoone als SmithFather: America / Mother: Ballinahone
14 Feb 1791JohnJohnHaysJaneDoheryFather: Knocknakielt / Mother: Mullagh
14 Feb 1791JaneJohnHaysJaneDoheryFather: Knocknakielt / Mother: Mullagh
15 Feb 1791ElizabethJosephShannonLillyMaghera
15? Feb 1791Anne JaneWilliamDavisonMarthaMaghera
27 Feb 1791AdamDavidRiddleMargaretKnocknakielt
24 Mar 1791David William BoydMaryTirnoney
7 Apr 1791JaneThomasAtkinsSarahMaghera
10 Apr 1791MarthaSamCassidyMargaretMcRlaneFather: Maghera? / Mother: BallinahoneWritten as Caϸidy
13 Apr 1791JaneGeorgeDowningElizabethDreenan
16 Apr 1791John Robert ClarkSarahMaghera
19 Apr 1791??? (son of)DavidBradleyMarySlattybogy
19? Apr 1791WilliamRobertCarsonMaryBallina???k
23 Apr 1791MathewBLANKBLANKMaryMooreCraigmore
7 May 1791JohnBLANKBLANKBLANKBLANKA Foundling
10 May 1791DanielHenryMcReadySarahTircane
22 May 1791Esther William PhillipsEstherBallinahone
27 May 1791MaryJohnHolmesMargaretMooreFather: Garvagh / Mother: Craigmore
1 Jun 1791FrancisHugh KainMaryMaghera
5 Jun 1791SarahWilliamBrannonMaryMaghera
5? Jun 1791MarthaThomasSmirlAnneGrillagh
9 Jun 1791SamuelSamuelStuartSarahConnorFather: Termoneny / Mother: Slatybogy
12? Jun 1791NealJohnMcKeownMargeryUpperlane
12? Jun 1791MaryWilliamHazlett?CharlotteDrumballyhagan
12? Jun 1791CatharineFrancisLoudonJaneMaghera
13 Jun 1791MargaretWilliamWilliamsonIsabell????
9 Aug 1791WilliamRobertClarkMary????
11 Aug 1791ElizabethThomasJohnstonElizabethCrew
14 Sep 1791ElizabethJohnBookisle??Sarah????
22 Sep 1791JohnAlexanderCowan?MaryBallymackilcurr
15 Oct 1791WilliamJohnMillerEphy??Knocknakielt
6 Nov 1791RalphGeorgeLapsley?JaneBallynacross
12 Nov 1791GeorgeGeorgeDobbinJaneMcGuiganFather: Randalstown Mother: Maghera
24 Nov 1791CatherineRobert KainEleanor GallagherMullagh
27 Nov 1791MaryAndrewGalbraithMaryMaghera (at ???)
9 Dec 1791SarahCharlesMaddenMargaret?Maghera
11 Dec 1791Alexander HughMcKeowenMaryCurragh
16? Dec 1791Alexander ??Mark??????RebeccaMullagh
16? Dec 1791JohnJohnMcCordAnneMaghera
22 Dec 1791ElizabethJohnDunbarCatherineTamneymullan
4 Jan 1792MarthaWilliamGiven?Jane?Ballinacross?
22 Jan 1792MargaretJamesWhiteMary Drips???
23 Jan 1792JamesJohnBarry?AnneMaghera?
11 Feb 1792AnneWilliamReedJane????
26 Feb 1792ElizabethRobertDorking?AnneMaghera
4? Mar 1792AnneJamesMeek?JaneDrummuck?
4? Mar 1792JosephThomasVance?Elizabeth???
14 Mar 1792MaryJamesMartinJane?????
2 Apr 1792ThomasJohnNeilsonCatherine????
14 Apr 1792MargaretPhilip?????Tamara????????
15 May 1792AnneThomas??????????
27 May 1792JamesHughBarclayAnneMaghera
30 May 1792MarySamuelStewart????????
10 Jun 1792WilliamAndrewDunbarJaneTamneymullan??
1 Jul 1792MaryThomasCarsonMary???????
1? July 1792AnneWilliamKidd??MargaretL??????
15 Jul 1792GeorgeThomas ScottMargaretsl?????
15? Jul 1792MaryBLANKBLANKAnn?Right?Maghera
22? Jul 1792WilliamWilliamGlenholmeSarahCarricknakielt
24 Jul 1792ArchibaldJamesMorran????CatherineCrueCrew
25 Jul 1792SusanJamesHughesSarahCrue ???? ???? ???Crew
30 Jul 1792JaneJohnJohnstonAgnesMaghera?
1 Aug 1792EleanorJohnGarran?????AnneGrillagh
5 Aug 1792EleanorWilliamSinclairAnne RocksFather: Molyshanare / Mother: Maghera
9 Aug 1792James GlenholmeJohnMcTullyRachelMaghera
11 Aug 1792RobertRobertMagawAgnesWilsonFather: Maghera / Mother: Crue (Crew)
26 Aug 1792WilliamJohnMcTool? (McTod?)MaryDunglady
30 Aug 1792ClothworthyJamesMillikenJaneCourtneyFather: Knock-cloghran / Mother: BallintoyKnockloughrim & Ballintoy (must be County Antrim)
5 Sep 1792GeorgeThomasNeelyMargaretCarricknakielt
6 Sep 1792JohnBenjaminCrocketSarahCrueCrew
21 Sep 1792JaneWilliamMcReadyMaryMaghera
22 Sep 1792JamesPeterBen (or Beri)MaryLurganagoose
28 Sep 1792MaryEdwardLoganMaryCrue
1 Oct 1792Jane Hugh MontgomeryLillyCarricknakielt
1? Oct 1792WilliamMatthew S?HarnMaryAllen" Co. Cash lampl "It LOOKS like that.. Perhaps " cocash, lampl " it doesn't make sense to me (at this moment in time!)
2? Oct 1792JohnThomasMawhurterMaryBallynacrush?Ballinacross?
14 Oct 1792Hannah JamesKennedyRoll?CrueHer name LOOKS like 'Roll' perhaps ' Ron' .. Neither of which seem like a ladies' name.. Hmmm...
21 Oct 1792Thomas William PhillipsEstherBallinahone
1 Nov 1792LetitiaJamesAndersonBLANKGuager? Of Maghera
4 Nov 1792HenryHenryMcHenryMargaretMaghera
11 Nov 1792JaneRobertHemphillMargaretMullagh
14 Nov 1792ThomasFrancisHansert?MaryGooladuff A black line runs through this entry. I don't know if it's on the microfilm or on the original ledger page..
18 Nov 1792JaneWilliamBrookeCatharineMonymore
2 Dec 1792WilliamGeorgeDowningElizabethDreenan?
18 Dec 1792KiverKiverArmstrongMaryCounty of TyroneBoth the son and father SEEM to be KIVER, a name unknown to me.. But that's what it LOOKS like!
6 Jan 1793MaryDavidBurnsSarahBallinacrush
6? Jan 1793MaryAbrahamDougalAnneMaghera
12 Jan 1793ElizabethJamesThomsonMaryBallynacrush
12? Jan 1793ArchibaldArchibaldLoganAnne? Upperlane
14 Jan 1793JonathanJamesBrannonMargaretMullagh
14 Jan 1793Andrew JamesBrannonMargaretMullagh
20 Jan 1793NeillA foundling
27 Jan 1793HughAndrewHenryMaryKnocknakielt
27? Jan 1793MaryDavidEarlMargaretTamneymullin
7 Feb 1793EdwardJamesBaxterMaryDerganagh
10 Feb 1793GraceJohnScalesMaryTamneymullin
22 Feb 1793Hannah William BoydMaryTirnoney
9 Mar 1793WilliamJamesNorrisMarySwatragh
21 Mar 1793JamesJohnDoghertySarahFalgarevy
21? Mar 1793AnneJohnArrellMargaretMillikenFather: Cabragh / Mother: Derganagh?
25 Mar 1793WilliamMatthewElliotAnneBallinacrush
7 Apr 1793Margaret RobertJas.McCoskeyMargaretBLANKMargaret was first written, then struck through and 'Robert son of' inserted
7? Apr 1793RobertFrancisLoudenJaneMaghera
14 Apr 1793AnneRobertMcCauslandMaryCraigmore
19 Apr 1793AlicePatrickMcGuinJaneGorteade
25 Apr 1793SarahHenryRaineyMargaretDrummuck
25? Apr 1793JohnMatthewLoganJaneUpperllane
12 May 1793JohnHenryMcReadyJaneKillelagh
14? May 1793JamesFrancisMarshJaneMaghera
19 May 1793MaryRobertCarsonMaryBallinacrush
29 May 1793MargaretPaulWhiteMaryApportlane
29? May 1793FrancisFrancisLoaneMargaretCarlanFather: Tullykeeran / Mother: of the same place
2 Jun 1793ElizabethAdamMcMilins?MaryDerganaghor Mothilins... But McMilins seems more plausable
5 Jun 1793ElizabethHenryJenkinsonAliceMcTaneBallymackillcurrLooks like ' MTane '
11 Jun 1793Eleanor JaneWilliamGibsonJaneApportlane
16 Jun 1793Nathaniel Nathaniel MackrelElizabethBallinahone
20 Jun 1793JohnJohnMon?MaryCullnadyThe name LOOKS like 'Mon' .. Maybe 'More'.. Hard to decide
22 Jun 1793StewartJamesWisnerRachelBallinahone
22 Jun 1793WilliamJamesWisnerRachelBallinahone
22? Jun 1793ArchibaldArchibaldHawMarthaBallynacrush
24 Jun 1793JohnThomasLeckerBridgetCarrownenagh
1 Jul 1793JohnSamuelRaineyJaneRocktown, Ballinacraig
3 Jul 1793BernardCharlesDuffinMargeryBallydollaghan, near Garvagh
6 Jul 1793SarahArthurO' DonaghyHonora??nger??Daught of Arthur & Honora o Donaghy'.. I am ASSUMING it is O' Donaghy.. Could just be Donaghy
17 Jul 1793John James PaulMaryMoneymore
19 Jul 1793JohnWilliamMcMullanJaneCrue
19 Aug 1793CharlesJohnDawsonA. H. Maghera
19? Aug 1793EstherCharlesLaddon?MargaretMaghera
31 Aug 1793AgnesRobertElliotHannahFarrilFather:Slatybogy / Mother: Carricknakielt
31? Aug 1793MaryWilliamCourtneyMaryBallinahone
2? Sep 1793WilliamBernardMcConailtyCatharineMullagh
The foregoing persons were baptised by the Rev'd ????? Downing curate of Maghera
The following persons were baptised by the Rev'd ........
20 Oct 1793Tracy John ClarkSarahGulladuff
20 Nov 1793MargaretRobertCampbellMargaretTirkane?
29 Nov 1793AliciaJamesSteel?JaneDrummuck
25 Dec 1793AbrahamAbrahamBarberElizabethBLANK
12 Jan 1794DanielDanielLowryEleanorSoldier in 38th Reg.
25 Jan 1794ElizabethArchibald???MaryBallinacrush
13 Feb 1794GeorgeRobert????ane (Jane? / Anne?)A black line runs through this entry. I don't know if it's on the microfilm or on the original ledger page..
23 Feb 1794WilliamJohn AverillAnne?????Father: Lurganagoose / Mother: ????
15 Mar 1794AgnesThomasScottMargaretBeagh Spr
19 Mar 1794WilliamWilliam?????MargaretBeagh SprA black line runs through this entry. I don't know if it's on the microfilm or on the original ledger page..
6 Apr 1794HenryHenryMackrelMaryBallinahone
29 Apr 1794CatharineThomasStewartAnne?????
3 May 1794ElizabethAlexDempseyHannahLike??Of Tirnageerah?? and of CurraghThe first townland is hard to make out.. Could be 'Tirmmcoosrah'.. But that makes no sense.. So I am making an educated guess at Tirnageeragh
8 May 1794ThomasAlister?RaffertyBLANKApportlane(his wife died in Child)
11 May 1794MaryMichaelMc????AnneMagheraDoctor?Daughtr of Dr. Michael....McColais???
13 May 1794AnneWilliamClarkWilliam Cark sen?Writing too faint to read from microfilm photocopy.. Need to check original to see if any clearer
15 May 1794DanielWilliamMcReadyMarthaKillilagh
15? May 1794RobertHughKain?Mary?Tamneymullan
30 May 1794ElizabethMatthew??MarthaMaghera
9 Jun 1794RobertPerterBeor??MaryCurrin
13 Jun 1794MaryAdamMcDade?AnneMaghera
13? Jun 1794JamesJohnWilson???Catharine?Crue
19 Jun 1794HenryHenryEdwardsBridgetLate of Maghera
29 Jun 1794JamesJamesNeillJaneLate of Strabane
1 Jul 1794IsabellaA foundling from Coleraine on the way to DublinThere is a word after Isabella.. 'Moore' perhaps??
14 Jul 1794JaneHughMcConomyElizabethMaghera
19 Jul 1794GeorgeThomasRodgersMaryLurganagoose
24 Jul 1794Margaret Daniel McConaghtyCatherine GillespyFather: Milltown / Mother: Maghera
17 Aug 1794ThomasRobertMcMathElizabethMoneyservin
20 Aug 1794MaryDavidMcMullinMaryGibsonBoth of Crue
23 Aug 1794CharlesJohnClarkeMaryDreenan
25 Aug 1794JohnDennisMcCormacAnneMaghera
6 Sep 1794StaffordGeorgeDowningElizabethDreenan
7 Sep 1794JaneFrancisLoudonJaneMaghera
7? Sep 1794MarthaWilliamWatsonAgnesCrue
8 Sep 1794ThomasJohnOttersonMargaretBallynacrush
8? Sep 1794William EdwardWilliamRiceJaneMaghera
8? Sep 1794Hannah JamesMagawMargaretMaghera
30 Sep 1794JohnJohnDowningCathGrahamFather: Derganagh / Mother: Ballinacrush
30 Sep 1794JaneJohnDowningCathGrahamFather: Derganagh / Mother: Ballinacrush
12 Oct 1794ElizabethJohnMcKowenAnneKnocknakielt
11? Nov 1794ElizabelleFrancisMadden??JaneMagherait LOOKS like 'Elizabelle' or maybe 'Elizabette' it is DEFINETLY DIFFERENT from the Elizabeth above this one
14 Dec 1794JohnNealMcFaddenUnityMagheraJohn McFadden, son of Neal & Unity McFaddenThis is the first time I've noted that the surname of the child is recorded as well as the parent's surname.. Even though BOTH are the SAME
14? Dec 1794EstherHegirtyDoghertyAnneDungiven
14? Dec 1794JaneThos.MulhollandBLANKMaghera
20 Dec 1794OliviaAndrewMulhollandIsabellaMayogol
20? Dec 1794GeorgeJamesHeneryCatherine Crew
24 Dec 1794MarthaAlfred???eich?MargaretTirnow__Tirnoney?
24 Dec 1794MaryAlfred???eich?MargaretTirnow__Tirnoney?
28 Dec 1794MaryannThos.VanceElizabethGooladuff
20 Jan 1795MaryJohn McNullaRachelMaghera
28 Jan 1795HenryJamesKenedyRoseCrew
19 Mar 1795JamesWilliamCunninghamMary??bane
16 May 1795Jane?BLANKBLANKAnneTr[ ]noly???FallagloonThe g of the entry above 'Cunningham' falls over her surname making it difficult to interpret
17 May 1795JohnDavidArmstrongAnneMillikenBallinacross
June 1795AnneJasMooreMaryMacray???The Three Moore baptisms are recorded together.. Almost as though someone had copied them from somewhere else...
4 Jun 1797?Arch.JasMooreMaryMacray???The Three Moore baptisms are recorded together.. Almost as though someone had copied them from somewhere else...
2 Jul 1798RobrThos.M'hindryMagttMaghera
3 Jul 1798PaulPaulWhiteMaryApportland
20 Jul 1798Eliz.LawsonEwingJaneCarrick, TermoninyCarricknakielt
24 July 1798JohnWm.AndersonElinorBallinacross
5 Aug 1798JamesThos.MckowenRachl.BLANK
15 Aug 1798AnneRobtDickeyJaneAberdeenshire Regt.
15 Aug 1798Wm. M'CrackenWm.M'CrackenMarySlatabogy
21 Aug 1798Margt.Joh:GordonJaneAberdeenshire
5 Sep 1798Thos. ?ThomasHamiltonM.Swatragh
9 Sep 1798JohnThos.Gordon??SarahAberdeenshire
18 Sep 1798JohnJoh:Mills??MaryAberdeenshire
25 Sep 1798Margt.Jas.Berry?AnneBay
30 Sep 1798Eliz.???Too faint to read
7 Oct 1798Esther?Thos?Too faint to read
7? Oct 1798Too faint to read
9 Oct 1798Roseanna?JamesHenry?AgnesBallina????
9? Oct 1798JohnWmKane???MarthaCarrickakielt
25 Oct 1798ElizabethWmM'WiganHannahMaghera
15 Nov 1798Eliz.?Jas. ?Hipson???
26 Nov 1798Thos. Jos ??PatersonMargt.Beagh
22 Dec 1798NancySaml.McKergan??MaryTamneymullan
23 Dec 1798MattyWm.Lappins?BettyApportlane
8 Jan 1799DavidGeo.ScottMaryBallys (=gairet (amkBallys' is written after the details, then on a second line ' (=gairet ' and on the third line ' (amk '. At least that is what it looks like!! Not sure!!!
8 Jan 1799ElizGeo.ScottMaryBallys (=gairet (amk
20 Jan 1799SarahBenjn. ??PatersonSarah
20? Jan 1799EstherJos.FlemingSarah?Macknagh
22 Jan 1799Andw.Jn.M'Curdy??BLANKBallyin????
3 Feb 1799AnneDavidBradleyMaryCurragh
13 Feb 1799Eliz.BLANKBLANKMarthaDrips?CulnadyEliz. Bastard daughter to Martha Drips? Culnady Would not declare the father's nameMaybe Drips.. Could be Doyle perhaps??
10 Feb 1799MaryHughDougalJaneTamneymullan
19 Feb 1799Mary AnneJohnMitchelFannydo (Tamneymullan)Place of residence is recorded as 'Do'.. With Tamneymullan being the place mentioned above this entry
19 Feb 1799JaneWm.Akinson?MarthaSlatabogythe initial letter appears (from comparison to other capital 'A''s to be A..
20 Feb 1799JohnRobt.?Carton?MaryBallynacrossor could be Carron
24 Feb 1799MaryWm.M'KowenElinorCurragh
24? Feb 1799John LindsayJas.LindsaySallyGulladuff
3 Mar 1799Abrahm.UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownAbrahm. Father and Mother unknown
7 Mar 1799MargtWm.Shiels Margt.Falgortrevy
22 Mar 1799Robt.BLANKBLANKEliz.Mham?Robt. Son to Eliz. Mham? A foundlingElizabeth's surname LOOKS like 'M ham' or 'M harn'
26 Mar 1799MaryRobt.?ShawMaryCulnady
8 Apr 1799Saml.Jn.AvarallAnneKellyLurganagoose
30 Apr 1799MaryJam.AllenMaryMoniesharvinJam: could also be Sam: depending on whether it's a styalised S or J!!
5 May 1799Jn. ClaudiusSaml.MitchelCatherineGardiner Jn. Claudius son to Saml. Mitchel Gardiner to Rev. Clotworthy Snodden Catharine the mother same?the last word could be 'same'.. Although it actually doesnt look like an 'S'.. More like an 'A'. But if it ISN'T 'same' not sure what else it could be..
5? May 1799AnnePeterM'CahanBLANKBroagh
7 May 1799Thos. ?Jos:NeilyAnneSwatragh
15 May 1799SarahSam:McConnellEliz.Culnady
25 May 1799JohnJohnSloss?Margt.Sloss?A Bastardok. Lots going on here! The entry is recorded in a fine ink . '25 John son to John & Margt Sloss [unreadable]. Then what appears an after thought the Sloss (or perhaps Scott) after Margaret's name appear crossed out and it's inserted after John's name. The words 'A Bastard' are written below in the same fine ink (whereas the entry below that is in heavy smudged ink, leading me to believe that the words 'A Bastard' are associated with the John & Margaret entry.
3 Jun 1799Sam:Sam:BrannonElinorMoneymore
5 Jun 1799Wm.JasMooreMaryMacray???The Three Moore baptisms are recorded together.. Almost as though someone had copied them from somewhere else...
6 Jun 1799EzekillEzekielWilsonMarthaBLANK
7 Jul 1799JohnSamArmstrongElinCrew
14 Jul 1799HughJohnRow?Cathr.Derganagh
30 Jul 1799GeorgeWilliamMillsSallyMoneymore
31 Jul 1799AnneWm.NeilsonMargt.Crewthe surname looks like 'Seilson'
1 Aug 1799Wm.JohnShawMaryTyrnageeragh
27 Aug 1799Robt.Wm.GibsonBLANKMunisharvan
5 Sep 1799Sam:Mr.PatersonMrs.Grillagh
8 Sep 1799Margt.Wm.Robison?MaryDunleady
18 Sep 1799Chas.Wm.RaineyEstherMardien???A black line runs through this entry. I don't know if it's on the microfilm or on the original ledger page..
22 Sep 1799Thos.J???M'AllisterMaryCarrick____
26 Sep 1799JohnJohnHillJaneMonimore?The townland isn't clear.. It looks like 'Monulmore' with the 'l' in the middle resembling a long s or an f without the cross bar.. Neither of which maks any sense..
1 Oct 1799IsabellaWmPurdy?SarahDarginah
7 Oct 1799Robr.Robr.PatersonSarahGrillagh
20 Oct 1799AgnesSam:KenedyRoseCrew
21 Oct 1799Josph.JosephShannonLillyMaghera
27 Oct 1799JohnJas.MurphyMaryMaghera
3 Nov 1799AgnesFrans.MarsJaneGon???in Frans name, it is recorded like this 'Fran.l' with what looks like a small raised l at the end.. This MUST be a styalised S.. What name other than Francis could it be??
4 Nov 1799MaryTerenceM'CristalEliz.Maghera
5 Nov 1799Eliz.Saml.Deen?Margt.ColeraineThere is a small stroke in front of the 5, making it look like 15 but upon thought, it must be 5th
7 Nov 1799WilliamDr. Saml.McDowellSarahMagheraThere is a small curved stroke in front of the 7, making it look like 27 but upon thought, it must be 7th as the next numbered entry is the 22nd!
7? Nov 1799Thos.Thos.ArmstrongLetitiado (Maghera)
22 Nov 1799JaneSaml.BrannonRacheldo (Maghera)
26? Nov 1799Eliz.Robt. ?Bear?Eliz.Culnady
26? Nov 1799RebeccaJos.McDowellKittyMaghera
1 Dec 1799Eliz.Tho?McConomyEstherMaghera
4 Dec 1799Robt.Danl.Andw.RachelKillyl???
6 Dec 1799Eliz.Wm.M'Voy??MarthaMagheraActually looks like 'M Yoy'
8 Dec 1799AnneJosh:PaulMaryCulnady
8 Dec 1799Frans.Tho.?M'GomeryNancyMackna
14 Dec 1799Eliz.Andw.MulhollandIsabellado (Mackna)
15 Dec 1799JamesWm.Lappins?AnneApportlane
18 Dec 1799SamuelRobtLittle?Maryillegible (smudged)
19 Dec 1799IsaacMr IsaacWilliamsMargt.Maghera
22 Dec 1799EstherChas?CanningAnneApportlane
24 Dec 1799Sam:Alexr.Morgan M'Millin?Cathr.DrumuckThe name 'Morgan' is crossed out and what looks like M'Milliy' written instead.. Could it be M'Millin???
4 Jan 1800JaneWmBoyleJaneCulnady
14 Jan 1800Sam:Jn.HickisonMaryMaghera
15 Jan 1800JohnJn.StevensonJaneCurragh
15? Jan 1800FlorindaMr.LoudonMrs.Maghera
24 Jan 1800JaneAndyDunbarGilisTamneymullan
27 Jan 1800JaneSaml:ShawPeggyMadiganBarlandIt LOOKS like 'Barland'..the 'g' or Madigan overlaps the 'r' of 'Barland'. Maybe it's 'r' or 's'.
31 Jan 1800MaryRich'd.LewisAgnesCulnadythe writer tends to write his 'R's' like 'M's'
2 Feb 1800AnneGeo.HunterEliz.Maghera
5 Feb 1800MaryThos.WhiteAbbeyTyrnageeragh
9 Feb 1800Thos.Thos.MulhollandAgnes?Maghera
16 Feb 1800MarthaHeny.McGradySarahBallylagal???
18 Feb 1800LetitiaJas.NeilsonCath.CulnadyThis entry is on 2 lines (due to the way the previous entry was recorded). It's hard to work out if the townland beside Jas. Name relates to HIM or the entry above. I am ASSUMING it's the entry above.. But there appears to be a word written above the townland name.. it LOOKS like Scott (well a styalised version). Hmmm.. not sure
19 Feb 1800WmWm.HutchinsonJaneKnockcloug[ran?]The last 2 letters of the twnland are smudged together
21 Feb 1800WmWm.M'KowenElinorCurragh
5 Mar 1800MargtAndyShawJaneMaghera
6 Mar 1800Geo.Wm.NeillyEstherTyrgarvil
17 Mar 1800ElizSaml.MaddenMargt.Maghera
25 Mar 1800Wm.Will:WilliamsonBellTraveller
30 Mar 1800Sam:Thos.MilikenMargt.Ballynacross??
2 May 1800Agnes Jn.ScalesMaryTamneymullanTwins
2 May 1800RebeccaJn.ScalesMaryTamneymullanTwins
6 May 1800Margt.JohnAkinsonHannahKnockcloughrim
6? May 1800ElizSam.MooreAgnesTamneymullan
15 May 1800Cathr.Jn.DowningCath:Dreenan
16 May 1800Jane Nathl. MackarallEliz.?Ballinahone
16? May 1800AnneMattElliotAnneBallyna[ ]Townland in crease of page
25 May 1800HughSaml.ArmorRoseCurragh
30 May 1800Robt.Alexr.MooreSarahCalbemIt LOOKS like Calbem.. But, if correct, there is no local townland of that name..
2 Jun 1800HughHughM'CauslandMaryAntrim
12 Jun 1800MargtJohnAllenCathr.Ternony
13 Jun 1800AnneEdwd.LoganMargt.Crew
15 Jun 1800JohThosVanceBettyGooladuff
15? Jun 1800JaneJohnCas?????Margt.MagheraThe surname was written in heavy ink and is smudged (plus has ink bleed through from the previous page)
15? Jun 1800Margt.David?Trow?AnneMagherait LOOKS like 'Trow'
22 Jun 1800Cathr.Saml.CampbellCathr.Tamnymullan
16 Jul 1800Arthr.Abrahm.DougleAnneMaghera
28 Jul 1800JamesSam: WillMcCreadyMarthaKillylaghTwins
28 Jul 1800Thos.??Sam: WillMcCreadyMarthaKillylaghTwins
1 Aug 1800Sam:Wm.McKeeRoseTernony
7 Aug 1800MarySam:DowningSarahDreenan
20 Aug 1800Wm.JohnPatersonSallySlatabogy
27 Aug 1800AnneSam:DicksonMaryEden???it looks like 'Gdcky'!!
31 Aug 1800WmJohnMooreSarahCraigmore
3 Sep 1800JaneEzek:WilsonMarthaMoneymore
5 Sep 1800Alexr.Danl.SutherlandFannyTamneymullan
6 Sep 1800AnnieJo:McCrackenMyBay
6 Sep 1800Eliz.Jo:McCrackenMyBay
6? Sep 1800SarahJn.AllenEliz.Bay
16 Sep 1800ElizTho.BoyleMattyTyrnageeragh
13 Oct 1800MaryWmClarkeMargt.Craigmore
17 Oct 1800Andw.Andw.MulhollandIsabellaCraigmore
9 Nov 1800Robt.Andw.FlemingEstherMacknaghAlmost looks like 'Mosn' or 'Mobn'.. The writer makes his 'R' look like an 'M'
18 Nov 1800PatrickThos.HamiltonRoseSwatragh
24 Nov 1800JohnWm.GarlandMargt.Lisnagroat
26 Nov 1800Cathr.Mr.PatersonMrs.Grillagh
12 Dec 1800MaryHu:Guthry?Margt.Crew
24 Dec 1800JaneAndw.NeelyJaneTyrgarvil
25 Dec 1800JaneJn.MulhollandMaryMaghera?
31 Dec 1800MaryJos:ElliotSarahMacknagh
13 Jan 1801MaryUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownMary daughter to persons unknown
9 Feb 1801MarthaUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownMartha a foundling
11? Feb 1801Matt?HughMulhollandAnneThe family name is off the bottom of the page (and it LOOKS like 'M'E_______'), but Mulholland is written above this. Mulholland OBVIOUSLY can't relate to the foundling, Martha.. So it's hard to decide WHAT is going on here
1 Mar 1801LetitiaJohnBarryAnneBay
3 Apr 1801JohnWmBrookes?athr???Moneymore
5 Apr 1801MaryWmM'CoyMarthaMaghera
3 May 1801WmPat:Maskernan?MargtDrumard
3? May 1801Thos.JamesLindsaySarahGooladuff
10 May 1801AgnesHeny.McHenryMargt.Maghera
17 May 1801Robt.Saml.McWiganMaryTamneymullan
9 Jun 1801ShawDavidShawAnneMaghera
23 Jun 1801MarthaHenryFlemingAnneCrew
25 Jun 1801Wm.M'CleanA soldier stationed? At Maghera?
28 Jun 1801JaneSam:McIlreeMargaretDrumuck
1 Jul 1801PhelisPhelisConvreyMargt.Ballynock?Phelis son to Phelis & Margt Conrey..
1? Jul 1801HannahWm.McWiganHannahMaghera
Jul 1801Geo:Chas.YoungEliz.Drumuck
7 Aug 1801JohnRich.LewisRoseTamnmartin?
8 Aug 1801JohnChas.M'CahyJane
24 Aug 1801AnneFras.LoudonMrs.Maghera
27 Aug 1801JohnJamesHenry?SarahMaghera
26 Sep 1801MaryJohnGalagherJaneBallynchr????
2[ ]Oct 1801Geo:Wm.AndersonElinor[ ]illy[ ]The entry is in heavy ink and sumdged in many places, including the townland
15 Nov 1801CharlotteJohnAverileAnneLurganagoose
17 Dec 1801MariaUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownMaria a foundling parents unknown
15 Jan 1802SarahJamesAndersonMaryBallinahone
22 Jan 1802AnneRobt.PatersonJaneCraigmore
22? Jan 1802ThomasThos.MulhollandOliviaMaghera
7 Feb 1802Eliz.JohnCaulfieldMary RachelCraigmore
24 Feb 1802BarbaraJohnShawMaryTyrnageeragh
Mar 1802Robt??CharlesHasan??MaryConolly?A bastard
Mar 1802AnneJohnMahonCatherineMoyag[ ]Doesn't look like Mayogall.. More like Moyagoney (near Kilrea)
Apr 1802James??JamesMcDowellMaryTobbermoreApr John??? Son to James & Mary McDowell Tobberm_____Very dark and hard to read. Perhaps name is James and not John?? Could even be Samuel
6 Apr 1802JohnBarnardMcShaneJane???WintonA bastard
15 Apr 1802CharlotteGeo.ScottMary AnnBallynacross
16 Apr 1802MaryWm.MillerEliz.Maghera
14 May 1802DavidSaml.McCleland?BellStuartMagheraA bastard
6 Jun 1802OliverJohnCampbellAnneTraveller
6 Jun 1802JamesRobt.Carson?MaryBallynacross
6 Jun 1802JamesSaml.ElliotRoseSlatabogy
10 Jun 1802Tamneymullan10 Wm. & Kitty Dunbar Wm Shilds name Tamneymullan'This entry is hard to understand, not because of the handwriting which is clear, but because of what it appears to say. It is worded in the opposite way to every other baptism entry. Are Wm & Kitty Dunbar the parents.. Or 2 children of Wm Shilds??
26 Jun 1802SarahAlexr.GrayEliz.YoungBallynardin?A bastard
13 Jul 1802MaryJohn?Carrick?Maryis Carrick the residence.. Or the surname??
22 Jul 1802Eliz.Jn.HepburnMargt.Drumballyhagan
5 Aug 1802JamesThos.JacksonMaryPlattMagheraA bastard
17 Aug 1802Jam:Patt:PorterMargttThere is a bit of confusion here. Between the entry of 17th &22nd, in a heavy ink is written 'Porter' and below that what looks like 'Marksmgh'. It doesn't look like Macknagh.. More like Marksman. Beside that in a lighter ink is 'Crew' (which resembles the entry of the 22nd..but that entry says Slatabogy and this has NOT been crossed out.. so WHICH entry do these two inserts belong to??
22 Aug 1802MaryJohnPatersonSarahSlatabogy
27 Aug 1802AnneDavidEarle?Margt.Tamneymullan
3 Sep 1802JohnJos.NeillyAnneSwatragh
5 Sep 1802Jn.JohnShilesMaryShiles?Tann[smudge]
14 Sep 1802Margt.JamesM??elop??MaryDrummuck
19 Sep 1802Rose AnnaThos.LorimerEliz.Maghera
20 Sep 1802JohnRobn.LoveMaryMaghera
24 Sep 1802JaneJamesM'ArrallEstherBallynahone
26 Sep 1802Anne AgnesWm.CrocketMore??Gooladuff
3? Nov 1802MaryJohnNielsonCatherineCulnady
3? Nov 1802ElizJno:?DevelinAbbeyDrumuck
7 Nov 1802JohnAndr.DunbarGilisTamneymullan
8 Nov 1802MarthaWm.Mardy??MarthaKillylagh
17 Nov 1802Jn.?Chas.Downing?AnneKenningUpperland
20 Nov 1802Mossn.?Jas:Flieming?SarahMaghera
18 Dec 1802JohnPaulWhiteMaryUpperland
21? Dec 1802MarthaRichd.Lewis??Rose?Tamneymartin
30 Dec 1802SarahHenryMcCreadySarahKillylagh
5 Jan 1803JohnJamesNeilMaryCoyleCrewA bastard
24 Jan 1803Thos.Thos.LeckyBridgetCrew
24 Feb 1803JohnWm.AkinsonMargt.Norahill???
8 Mar 1803AgnesJamesAndersonMaryMunishi???
9 Mar 1803HannahHarryMcNeileFannyLara
11 Mar 1803HenryHenryReynoldsMargt.Tamnymullan
24 Mar 1803HenryWilliamTollanMargt.Bay
27 Mar 1803IsaacJohnCrocketAnnCoolagh??
30 Mar 1803Robt.Wm.ClarkeMargt.Maghera
3 Apr 1803JamesGeorgeGivenMatt.?Slatabogy
10? Apr 1803Andw.Andw.MulhollandIsabellaMaghera
16? Apr 1803Frans.Mr.PatersonMrs.Gracefield
22 Apr 1803ElinorJamesBrannonRachelMilltown22 Elinor & Agnes twin daughters to James & Rachel Brannon Milltown'
22 Apr 1803AgnesJamesBrannonRachelMilltown
28 Apr 1803Robt.Robt.Getty?EstherCraigmore
13 May 1803Saml.Saml.ConnorMarySlatabogy
15 May 1803HannahAbrahamDougleAnneMoneymore
20 May 1803Eliz.Wm.CanningAnneApportlane
25? May 1803MarySaml.CampbellMaryMagheraThe second digit is a '5' with a 'I' tight in front of it. This date was either 26 over written by 25, or vice aversa.
30 May 1803ElinorJn.McArrallJaneBallynahone
6 Jun 1803AgnesAndw.NeelyJaneTyrgarvill
11 Jun 1803Eliz.Saml.Milligan?MaryMaghera
12 Jun 1803JohnJamesLindsaySarahGooladuff
23 Jun 1803Saml.Jam:ClarkeElizabethCulnady
6 Jul 1803AnneHen:FlemingAnneCulnady
21 Jul 1803Geo:Hen:McArrallJaneCraigmore
22 Jul 1803JohnJohnReid?ElizKennedyKnockakiltA Bastard
27 Jul 1803IsabellaJoh:HarrisonElizBLANKA soldier
6 Sep 1803AnneArchyBradleyMaryCullackeythe first 'l' of the place name almost looks like a 'T'.. Perhaps he wrote 'l' an tried to change it to 'r'
6 Sep 1803JamesJam:McIlreeMargt.DrumackThe father's name could be 'Jam:' or 'Sam:' the writer makes his S and J very similar
29 Sep 1803CharlesThos.MulhollandOliviaMaghera
2 Oct 1803AnneJohnScalesMaryTamneymullan
3 Oct 1803RobertCharlesWilliamsJennyMayBLANKA Foundling
24 Oct 1803Margt.Edwd.LoganMaryCrew
1 Nov 1803DavidGeo.NelsonMaryTyrnageeragh
7 Nov 1803Eliz.Will.ChartresMaryBallynahone
7? Nov 1803Mary Cath.JohnMcArrallJanedo (Ballynahone)
8? Nov 1803AnneDavidWintonSarahDrumballyhagan
26 Dec 1803FannyHarryMulhollandMary GibsonA Bastard
30 Dec 1803JaneRobt.M'GomeryAnneDrumuck
2 Jan 1804JohnMichl.DonohyMaryMaghera
7 Jan 1804Jam:Robt.PatersonJaneCraigmorecould also be Sam:
21 Jan 1804Mary AnneJoh.Rany?AnneBayName LOOKS like 'Many'.. Since this writer has on occasions before turned the letter 'R' sideways to look like a 'M'..my GUESS is 'Rany' (i.e. Rainey)
15 Mar 1804Eliz. AnneSaml.ElliotRose?SlatabogyAgain it LOOKS like 'Mose'.. But MUST be Rose!!
23 Mar 1804MaryAndr.ShawJaneMaghera
8? April 1804Wm.Robt.ShaneJaneMagheraThe '8' of the date (if that is what it is!) LOOKS like a 'S' on it's side!! Again, the 'R' of Robert looks like a 'M'
9 April 1804Anne"Anne daughter to persons unknown - A foundling"
15 Apr 1804MaryJam:PorterMaryCrewI think it's Jam[es] but could be Sam[uel]
2 May 1804Esther????ClydeMaryCarrick
6 May 1804JamesDanl.StuartMaryCurran
BLANKJames??Thos.Off PageOff PageCrewThis entry is on the very bottom of the page and the microfilm doesn't record it all (IF it still exists!!)
13 May 1804HughHn:TonorMaryBallynah[in crease]
13? May 1804EstherAndw.FlemingEstherCur[in crease]The townland looks like 'Curg' Perhaps 'Curragh'??? Uncertain
29 May 1804SarahWm.MillarEliz.LindsayA Foundling
3 Jun 1804CharlesAndw.MulhollandBellMaghera
9 Jun 1804Charles John BoonAnneTirna-geeraghLast part of townland witten sandwiched up to the Maghera of the next baptism entry
9 Jun 1804Jane John BoonAnneTirna-geeraghLast part of townland witten sandwiched up to the Maghera of the next baptism entry
14? Jun 1804Chas.Chas?MadiganMargt.Maghera
18 Jun 1804Eliz.BLANKBLANKMargt.Dalrymple?A Foundling
29 Jun 1804Margt.Robt.?MooreMarthaTamneymullan
8 Jul 1804Robt.?Andw.Kelsy?AnneDrumulish Tamlaght
11 Jul 1804MaryWm.KaneElinorMcWiganMagheraA Ba[stard] (rest of word in crease of book]
20 Jul 1804GeorgeRobt.CarsonMaryBallinacross
27 Jul 1804Alexr.Thos.Hips?EstherMaghera
28 Jul 1804WilliamJoh:DallaghanCatherineCrew basinit APPEARS to say 'Basin' after the townland of crew.. I am unaware of this term in connection with this townland &can offer no clue to what it means
18 Aug 1804SallyWoods"Sally Woods a foundling left in Drumlamph by person unknown"
7 Sep 1804Joh:HenryMcWiganSallyMaghera
11 Sep 1804NancyRobt.WalkerAnneTmneymullan
11? Oct 1804Thos.WalterCollinsMargt.CrewThe date is impossible to read.. It COULD be '11'th or '5'th.. Or.. Anything else!!
11? Oct 1804Joh:Joh:NeilsonCathr.Culnady
18 Nov 1804BridgetJohn AtkinsonBLANKCrew
18 Nov 1804MargaretJohn AtkinsonBLANKCrew
11 Dec 1804Anne JaneSaml.McGuiganMaryMagh[in crease]The date is impossible to read.. It COULD be '11'th or '5'th.. Or.. Anything else!!
12 Jan 1805Margt.Fras.MurphyMaryMay The townland looks like 'Ħay' (imagine an M superimposed on an H'..) Maybe it represents Mag[hera] or Bay (Beagh).. Hard to say
16? Jan 1805Elizabeth Joh:PhillipsNancy McWigan?BallinahoneA bastard
20 Jan 1805JaneJohn PetticrewJaneMaghera
13 Feb 1805Margt.BLANKBLANKMargt.McKeeA traveller
16 Feb 1805Robt.JamesLindsaySallySlatabogyThe R of Robert is the ministers usual 'm'
17 Feb 1805MaryAnty?PaulMattyPattersonMullaghThe name is very unclear.. Maybe 'anty'.. Further work required to identify exactly what it is. The word 'Foundling' is written below this entry, but has a dark line aparently 'walling' it off from the next entry.. Is it part of this entry?? If the 'parents' are known, how is the child a foundling? Or did they find the child and have 'adopted' it?? This is very unclear!
26 Feb 1805JamesPatt:?Marksman?Margt.CrewThe word 'Foundling' is written beside this entry, but has a dark line aparently 'walling' it off from this entry.. Is it part of the above entry??
27 Feb 1805Jam:Sam:KenedyEliz.Culnady
3 Mar 1805RoseJamesKenedyRoseCrew
3? Mar 1805WilliamJoh:ClarkeIsabellaDarganagh
11? Mar? 1805Eliz.HughDougleJennyMcCooke?Tamneymartin?A foundling
13 Mar? 1805MarthaDavidB/Rin??ElinorMcArrellA foundling
17 Mar? 1805Eliz:DavidWintonSarahDrumballyhagan
8? May 1805Wm.Thos.LorimerLetitiaMaghera
14 May 1805Agnes William ClarkeMargaretMaghera
10 Jun 1805Robert?Jos:Fleming?SarahBallynacross
14 Jun 1805ElizaThos.DobbinHannahGooladuff
14? Jun 1805Margt.ArchyGrahamAnneDrumuck
16 Jun 1805Eliz:HenryMcHeneryMaryBLANK
19 Jun 1805ElizaJohnHughesEliz.thBri??dMaghera
12 Jul 1805Alexr.?Jos:WalshMary?Craigmore
27 Jul 1805HughTho.LeckeyBridgetCrew
3 Aug 1805Jane Louden PatersonPatesonGreenfield3 Aug 1805 Jane Louden Pateson daughter to Mr & Mrs Paterson Greenfield
3? Aug 1805JohnAlex.r McMullanMargt.Ballinahone
?? Aug 1805Jne?Heny?MulhollandSarah?Todd?BallinahoneFoundling
19 Aug 1805John Clark?John Clark??Moore??DrumoolishFoundling The words 'Returned to visitation? 23rd' are written below this entry.. Is this a statement or part of this entry??
Returned to visitation? 23rd
11 Sep 1805PatrickJoh:?O'Hara??Mary[smudged]
22 Sep? 1805DavidJosephCatherineSwatraghLitle? Mills??? Unclear on microfilm
11 Nov 1805LiviaThos.MulhollandBellMaghera
4 Dec 1805JohnHenryO'NeillAlleyMaghera
4? Dec 1805Maria JanePeterHasn?Cath.eA Foundling
15 Dec 1805Mary AnneJos:NeelyAnnSwatagh
2 Feb 1806JeanWm.Kane?ElinorMcWiganMagheraA foundling
17 Feb 1806Sarah JanePatrickM/Bunlow?BarbaraCanar????CraigmoreA foundlingCraigmore seems to be inserted below this entry.. It appears to have the same 'hand presure' as this entry.. (The next one is heavier and smudged)
20 Feb 1806Eliz.Geo.JamisonMargt.?????Fallagloon?
9 Mar 1806Robt.Robt. ?McKowenAnneCurragh
16 Mar 1806Agnes Robert KaneJane Maghera
20 Mar 1806CharlotteThos.BullionMargt.L?????A foundling
21 Mar 1806PaulPaulDividsonRoseMcKeown?Tamneymartin
10 April 1806Chas.??Wm.DougleMarthaga[ ]g[ ]A foundling
11 May 1806Wm.Saml.ElliotRoseSlatabogy
26 May 1806MaryWillLeckeyBellArdson?????
2 Jun 1806Robt.Robt.WalkerJaneMaghera
9 Jun 1806Jebuand????at foot of page and microfilm not the easiest to seeif it just wasn't filimed or if it has beenn lost off the page bottom
10? Jun 1806Eliz.[Ke]nedyCrossNancyTamneym[artin?]There is a smudge at the beginning of the father's name.. But 'Kenedy' seems to fit.
15 Jun 1806Joh??JamesLynnSarahGooladuffin Church15 [Joh?? ] son to James & Sarah Lynn Gooladuff in Church'
20 Jun 1806IsaacHenyClydeMaryCarrick
23 Jun 1806AnneJohnHustonFannyDrum[lamph?]The townland falls into the crease, but seems to be Drumlamph
8 Aug 1806Joh:Robt.WorkmanElinorDr[??????]
19 Aug 1806NancyJosephMontgomeryBettyCulnady?? Son to to Nancy daughter to Joseph & Betty Montgomery Culnady _______' A boys (unreadable)name was incorrectly wrote & then crossed through
2 Sept 1806Robt.Robt.StuartAnne ParkMullaghA foundling
9 Sep 1806Anne Robt.Withrale?Anne ColraineIt LOOKS like'Withrale'..
16? Sep 1806ElizaChas.Campbell?Feedam?TamlaghtDate is blotted.. The last digit LOOKS like 6.. And since 9 preceeds it and 21 comes after.. Seems like 16. The mother's name is unclear.. It LOOKS like 'Feed am'.. Of 'feed am' or 'jeed me'
21 Sep 1806WilliamRobt.OrrMargt.MagheraSurgeon
26 Sep 1806JamesWm.ChartresMaryBallynahone
28 Sep 1806ElizaRobt.PatersonJean?Maghera
30 Sep 1806Thos.Rich.Silly?Eliz.Tamneym[ullan?]The end of the townland is in the crease, but it LOOKS like Tamneymullan!
2 Oct 1806SusannahWm.Dougle?No name just 'Mrs.'MagheraThe surname is unclear.. It LOOKS like ' Dougle' or 'Boujde' .. Probable Dougle but (less likely) could be Boyd or Boyle too
16? Oct 1806JeremiahJohnJohnstonA travelling womanBLANK16 Oct Jeremiah son to John Johnston & a travelling woman'
4 Nov 1806Wm.Joh:CampbleAnneTamnym[ ]The end of the townland is in the crease, could be Tamneymartin or Tamneymullan!
6 Nov 1806MarthaRobt.StoneEllenHawBallynahoneA foundling
11 Nov 1806MaryJoseph????MaryCraigmoreThe surname is unclear.. It falls into the crease.. It LOOKS like it begins with 'W' or 'H'
12 Nov 1806Thos.James????AnneThe surname is unclear.. It LOOKS like ' Bere Jyan' with perhaps 'of' and a word lost in the crease!!
12 Nov 1806SarahJoh:HipsonSallyCurragh
1? Dec 1806Eliz.Saml.McLynn??MaryTamneymullan
6 Dec 1806MargeryHenyHepburnMaryDrumballyhagan
7 Dec 1806Thos..Joh:PettigrewJaneMaghera
9 Dec 1806Wm.Harry?McHenryNo name just 'Mrs.'Maghera
29 Jan 1807PattPatt:NoherMargt.A traveller
31 Jan 1807RobertRobertMooreEstherGettyGrillaghThis baptism entry is NOT recorded with the rest of the baptisms for 1807… it was recorded between two marriages!!
11 Feb 1807Mary AnneAndr.MulhollandIsabellaMaghera
1 Mar 1807AnneJamesMcWiganSarahBallynahone
10 Mar 1807James James McLeanMaryBallinahone
11 Mar 1807Wm.JohnSlevan?SallySlevan?ToberheadA foundlingThere is another word written above Esther in the lower entry but beside 'Toberhead'.. It LOOS like 'Hglly'.. Unclear
20 Mar 1807Eliz.Chas.HipsonEstherMaghera
31 Mar 1807Mary AnneJohElliotLettieMagheraor Ellis
13 Apr 1807MaryGeoWilsonSarahToberheadApl 13 Mary daughter to Geo Wilson Tobberhead & Sarah marriage"...Geo Wilson Tobberhead & Sarah marriage'. Yes, it APPEARS to say 'marriage' after Sarah's name!!
16 Apr 1807ThomasThos.CorrMary CorrCrewA Foundling
24 Apr 1807Wm.Rogr.CorrKittyBallynahone
11? May 1807MargarettJoh:ReidMaryMilikanDrumuckA Foundling
16 May 1807CharlesEdwd.McKready??Eliza.SlatabogyThe surname has an inkblot.. I THINK the name is McKready
21 May 1807Joh:Joh:McGillAlley?BadgerCurrinA Foundling
31 May 1807JosephHughFleming?SarahBallinacross
2 Jun 1807Wm.WilliamArmerRose?CourtnayA Foundling
4 Jun 1807MarthaWm.McCoyMarthaMagee?A Foundling
9 Jun 1807CharlesOwenCarletonJettyGalaherMagheraA Foundling
30 Jun 1807Isabella?Wm ?Clark???Hard to tell. It LOOKS like there is a very faint 'crew' above what appears to say 'Macross'.. Very unclear
22 Jul 1807PeterMichl.McKennaCathr.McGennisTamneymullanA Foundling
22? July 1807HenyJoh: Mathe.NeilsonCulnady
22? July 1807JohnJames????ElizabethBallynahonevery difficult to read.. LOOKS a bit like 'Janet' or 'Jinet' neither of which are surnames…
31 Jul 1807Eliz.Sam:KenedyRoseCulnady
19 Aug 1807JamesJacksonGrayJaneTobbermore
3 Oct 1807Thos.Saml.BlackMarySwattragh
12 Nov 1807DavidJoh:PeadyMaryHany?A Foundling
?? Nov 1807AnneRobertJenningsLucy?McGuigan???A FoundlingThe mother's name LOOKS a bit like 'Lucy' and the surname could be 'McGahan'.. Both unclear
28 Nov 1807MaryFrancisMcNameeIsabellaStewartMagheraA Foundling
29 Nov 1807EstherHenryName off page bottomMar[ ]tSurname is off page bottom…
23 Dec 1807William Robert ShieldsMarthaDrumballyhaganDrumbelly___
20 Feb 1808John Henry PorterJane Maghera
26 Jul 1808William William NorrisElizabethSwatragh
29 Sep 1808Rose? John StewartMary AnneSwatragh
6 Aug 1809George William ClarkeMargaretMaghera
18 Oct 1809Robert James McCleanMaryBallinahone
12 Nov 1809William William ChartersMaryBallinahone
6 Dec 1809Samuel William BlackCatherineTobermore
23 Dec 1809William Robert ShieldsMarthaDrumballyhagan
2 Feb 1810John John ScalesMaryTamneymullan
9 Mar 1810Alex Robert ShieldsCatherineFallagloon
24 Jun 1810Margaret Thomas ScottJane Beagh Spiritual
22 Jul 1810Esther Henry PorterJane Maghera
1 Sep 1810Jane Bryan ShielLydiaTamneymullan
16 Dec 1810James Isaac TaylorMaryMilltown
24 Apr? 1811Charles William ScottMargaretSwatragh
12 Jun 1811WilliamWilliamMcreadyMargaretBallinahone
18 Aug 1811John Joseph MackerillElizabethBallinahone
7 Mar 1812Jane Robert ShieldsMarthaDrumballyhagan
7 Jul 1812Anne John GrahamElizabethMinister
11 Aug 1814John JohnGrahamElizabethTamneymullanMinister
17 Apr 1815John John ScottMaryKnocknakielt17 Apr 1814??
29 Aug 1817Mary Thomas Scott
19 Aug 1818Robert James MackerillBallinahone
27 Dec 1819John John StewartSwatragh
14 Mar 1819Robert James HunterFalgortrevey
21 Nov 1819Bernard Edward KaneCatherineTamneymullan
30 Jan 1820Robert RobertMcClainBallinahone
30 Jan 1820Eleanor RobertMcClainBallinahone
30 Jan 1820Thomas RobertMcClainBallinahone
5 Mar 1820ThomasThomasScottBeagh
26 Mar 1820James Joseph MackerillMargaret WisenerBallinahone
27 Aug 1820Anne FrancisJohnstonElizabethSlattybogie
10 Nov 1820Martha Samuel StewartElizabeth WorkmanMullagh
21 Oct 1820James Thomas ClarkeGulladuff
24 Oct 1820James James NorrisSwatragh
3 Feb 1821James James NorrisSwatragh
5 Feb 1821Jane JamesAdamsElizabethHunterMullagh
9 Apr 1821Margaret John TailorMargaretMaghera
21 Jun 1821David Robert Porter???
10 Jul 1821Jane ____FlemingIsabella PattersonGrillagh
12 Jul 1821William John CrockettL? OttersonMother: Maghera Surgeon in Royal Navy
27 Jul 1821John JamesHunterJane BlackFalgortrevey
2 Sep 1821James James ShieldsIsabella MooreFalgortreveyAn Illegitimate Child
21 Oct 1821James Thomas ClarkGulladuff
4 Nov 1821Ellen James PorterNancy MeenanBallinahone
18 Nov 1821Esther Edward KaneCatherine BlackTamneymullan
29 Dec 1821MayWm.GrahamHannahHarbidonThe Bay Beagh Spiritual
16 Mar 1822Margaret JaneJames AdamsElizabeth HunterMullaghOr 10th Mar 1821
25 Mar 1822ElizabethWilliam Shiels Elizabeth JohnstonFather: Drumballyhagan / Mother: CoolaghAn Illegitimate Child
27 Mar 1822Adam Henry PorterBallinahone
4 Aug 1822Elizabeth Joseph MackerillMargaret WisenerBallinahone
10 Aug 1822James Thomas ScottJane HenryThe Bay Beagh Spiritual
12 Aug 1822John Robert LittleJane BendermanFalgortrevey
25 Sep 1822William Alexander GrahamAgnes KiddBeagh Beagh Spiritual
24 Nov 1822SusannaWilliamBarclayElizabethCaldwellMaghera
2 Jan 1823EleanorIsaac FlemingIsabella PattersonGrillagh
19 Jan 1823John James GrahamElizabeth MaddenBeagh An Illegitimate ChildBeagh Spiritual
25 May 1823Robert Robert PorterJane FultonCurragh
2 Jul 1823Nancy Samuel KennedyMary ScottUpperland alias Amportaine
12 Jul 1823Henry William ClarkSarah Johnston
25 Jan 1824MariaJames ScottMarianneMaghera
29 Jan 1824David JamesBowmanMayMcKeeToberhead
23 Feb 1824Jane James PorterNancy MeenanBallinahone
30 Apr 1824Mary George ScottMaryHenryBeaghBeagh Spiritual
30 Apr 1824Nancy George ScottMaryHenryBeaghBeagh Spiritual
13 Jul 1824John John TailorElizabeth McGuiganMaghera
29 Sep 1824Roseanne Saml PhillipsMargaret NicholBall____Place in crease.. Probably Ballinahone
26 Oct 1824John John CrockettL? Otterson Mother: Maghera Surgeon in Royal Navy
25 Jan 1825Isabella Isaac FlemingIsabella PattersonGracefield, Parish of Maghera
12 Feb 1825Catherine JohnNeelyMary AnneMcKinneyTirgarvil
10 May 1825Alexander George NeilyJaneKissockTirgarvil
12 Feb 1825Thomas James NorrisSarah McKeefryCulnagrew
14 Sep 1825ThomasAndrew LamontMaryMoffitCrew
24 Oct 1825Sarah Jane James ScottMarianneMaghera
6 Jan 1826Peggy Jane Thomas Clark? Hickman?Gulladuff
14 Jul 1826Jane Patrick ShieldsJane GallagherBallinahone
23 Aug 1826Joseph Thomas ScottJane HenryBeagh Beagh Spiritual
25 Aug 1826Matty James NorrisSarah McKeefrySwatragh
28 Nov 1826David James KaneNancy NeelyGorteadeAn Illegi____Remainder lost in crease
26 Aug 1827Mary William JudgePeggy CampbellTamneym__Place in crease.. Tamneymullan / Tamneymartin.. Unclear
26 Aug 1827BettyWilliam JudgePeggy CampbellTamneym__Place in crease.. Tamneymullan / Tamneymartin.. Unclear
17 Sep 1827Hugh Edward KaneCatherineBlakeTamneymullan
11 Mar 1828Robert RobertKaneJane McGuiganAn Illegitimate Child
18 Apr 1828David JohnNeelyCatherineMcKinneySwatragh
13 Jul 1828Samuel JohnClarkSarahAllenDrumuckLabourerNo, 26
18 Aug 1828John Matthew ClarkeEllen KearneyDrumballyhaganNo. 33
3 Dec 1828WilliamWatty GrahamEllenBruceCurragh?An Illegitimate Child
13 Dec 1828John John Clark Madge HayburnFather: Rockfield / Mother: DrumballyhaganAn Illegitimate Child
28 Dec 1828Jane Thomas ScottJane HenryBeaghBeagh Spiritual
? 1828JohnJohn ClarkJane FoxBeagh LabourerNo. 39
21 Mar 1829Alex Stewart William PorterAnne DeighanFather: Beagh / Mother: his wife of Maghera
22 Apr 1829Nancy Robin McConaghtyJane ConveryTullyheron
19 May 1829George George GivenKnocknakielt
28 Jan 1829Jane Thomas ScottJane HenryBeaghFarmerNo. 50
6 Jan 1829JohnJohnNeelyCatherineMcKinneySwatraghFarmerNo. 51
? 1829MaryPatrick Shiels JaneGallagherBallinahoneLabourerNo. 63
17 Feb 1830WilliamShoe??HunterBallinahoneLabourer
5 Jun 1830JohnJohnEldonMary AnneNeelySwatragh(An Illegitimate)
5 Oct 1831Jane PeterMcCormickJaneBeagh?????
16 Oct 1831ElizaMichRouall?Cay?CarricknakieltLabourer
23 Oct 1831John Roney?MaryBalaghy?Weaver
30? Oct 1831NancyJas.EarlJaneT. MullenLabourer
30 Oct 1831???ElizthCurraWeaver
6 Nov 1831BarbaraJohn Moore??Margt.CoolaghLabourer
13 Nov 1831Jane Thos.Palmer?Anna?TullyheronFarmer?
14 Nov 1831GeorgeJamesShannonBLANKMagheraShoemaker??Page 12
21 Nov 1831JohnRobt?Roney?PeggyBellaghy?Farmer?Microfilm has many MANY lines across it at this point making reading next to impossible!!
1 Dec 1831SusannaSaml.?Downing??B. M????Farmer?
4 Dec 1831JohnPat.Farmer?
10 Dec 1831????Robt?C????Agnes?Curragh
1 Jan 1832???AndwMarlinCurrin
1 Jan 1832???JamesMarlinCurrin
8 Jan 1832ArchyJohn McDonnellAnneCurrinFarmer
8 Jan 1832JamesJas.Humphris?Hesy?B. McilcurrFarmer
15 Jan 1832Henry Jas.Robt.Slevin?Mary?CurranFarmer
29 Jan 1832DavidRobt.BruceHesy?CurraghFarmer
29 Jan 1832Boyde???Jas.OrrNancyCurraghLabourer
29 Jan 1832Thos. GeorgeJohn McGuiganNancyMagheraShoemaker
30 Jan 1832Margt. JaneParents unknown brought by Mary McKenna left / kept ????
7 Feb 1832Mary AnneJohnPorter?SarahKillynumber [ ]
7 Feb 1832????Off page bottom
12 Mar 1835ElizabethKane?Tamneymullan
20/23 Feb 1837Robt.Wm.JudgePeggyMagheraLabourer
25 Sep 1838JamesJamesShiels ElizabethKnocknakieltLabourer
11 Nov 1838James William ScottMarianneCurraghFarmer

Transcribed by Denver Boyd

 

St. Lurach’s Church of Ireland Marriages (1845-1918)

A selection of marriages transcribed from the marriage registers of St. Lurach’s Church of Ireland, Maghera

Complete 20th April 1846 to 6th August 1856, partial transcriptions before and after (although we hope to have a full transcription soon.

No.YearNameAgeConditionOccupationResidenceFather's NameOccupationWitnessesAdditional Information        
5 Jun 1845James AdamsFullBachelorFarmerCrew, MagheraJohn Adams deceasedFarmerJames Johnston
Mary McElreeFullSpinsterNoneCrew, MagheraSamuel McElreeFarmerHenry May
11 Jun 1845James PhillipsFullBachelorFarmerBallinahoneSamuel PhillipsFarmerJames Crossit?
Eliza McKeownFullSpinsterNoneCurraghWilliam McKeownFarmerFrancis McGuigan
12 Aug 1845William AndersonFullBachelorFarmerSlattybogieWilliam AndersonFarmerJames Crossit
Isabella ElliotFullSpinsterNoneCarricknakieltRobert ElliotFarmerRobert Elliot
24 Apr 1846James GrahamFullBachelorCotton ManufacturerNear CastledawsonWilliam GrahamManufacturerWilliam R Patterson
Marianne Mawhinney19SpinsterNoneCurrinJames MawhinneyInnkeeper?Henry Rowan
14 Apr 1847Henry MitchellFullBachelorFarmerLurganagoose, Parish of TermoneenyJames MitchellFarmerGeorge ?
May Jane AndersonFullSpinsterNoneHillheadJames AndersonFarmerCharles Bersford Knox
14 May 1847Hugh McKinneyFullBachelorLabourerSwatraghJohn McKinneyFarmerThomas McKinney
Eliza Jane CrocketFullSpinsterNoneTamlaght O'CrillyGeorge CrockitFarmerArchibald Smile
15 Oct 1847Thomas GallagherFullBachelorFarmerBallinahoneJohn GallagherScripture ReaderJohn McConway
Roseanna Phillips19SpinsterNoneBallinahoneSamuel PhillipsFarmerAlexander Phillips
29 Apr 1849William AndersonFullBachelorLabourerCurraghJames AndersonFarmerJohn McIves
Jane HenryFullSpinsterServantCurraghJoseph HenryFarmerJohn Smith
5 Jun 1849Stewart Graham21 yrsBachelorLabourerDrumuckJack GrahamLabourerM. M. Kane
Mary Jane Clark21 yrsSpinsterNoneDrumuckMatthew ClarkFarmerRinny? McKenny
12 Aug 1850Robert HunterFullBachelorFarmerBallinahoneJohn HunterFarmerGeorge Clark
Henrietta ClydeFullSpinsterNoneTernagerahSolomon ClydeFarmerJames J Greer
8 Sep 1850Robert Judge20BachelorWeaverBellaghyRobert JudgeFarmerJames J Greah?
Nancy Anne Ferrier20SpinsterNoneToberhead, Parish of MagheraRobert FerrierFarmerRobert Evans
120 Apr 1851John AtkinsonFullBachelorLabourerLismoyle, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyWilliam AtkinsonLabourerThomas Mackerell
Mattha WilsonFullSpinsterNoneToberheadJohn WilsonLabourerSandy Wilson
225 May 1851Hugh Wilson19BachelorLabourerCulnadyThomas WilsonLabourerWilliam ?
Sarah ServiceFullSpinsterServantCulnadySamuel ServiceClark Culnady Meeting HouseHugh McKeagueHard to make out.. Almost looks like Swain but EA has Service
329 May 1851John Johnston19BachelorLabourerDrumlamphJohn JohnstonLabourerAlexander McCarroll
Jane BruceFullSpinsterSeamstressDrumlamphWilliam BruceLabourerWhiteside Bruce
411 Jul 1851James Martin20BachelorLabourerMagheraAlexander MartinMasonWilliam Kane
Ellen Scott20SpinsterSeamstress?MagheraWilliam ScottBlacksmithGeorge Kyle
530 Jul 1851John MartinFullBachelorWeaverDrummuck, P.O. MagheraSamuel MartinFarmerWilliam Wilson
Nancy DowlingFullSpinsterNoneToberhead, P.O. MagheraJoseph DowlingFarmerJohn Wilson
628 Aug 1851David Paul20BachelorFarmerMullaghJames PaulFarmerHenry McKinney Samuel Martin
Martha Anne Wilson19SpinsterNoneMoneymore, P.O. MagheraEzekiel WilsonFarmerHugh Kane
720 Oct 1851Joseph WilsonFullBachelorWeaverBallymacilcurrWilliam WilsonBuilder?William Kane
Mary PeacockFullSpinsterNoneBallymacilcurrHenry PeacockFarmerFrances McGuigan
831 Oct 1851Patrick Scullion18BachelorFlax DealerCrewCharles ScullionFlax DealerWilliam Kane
Margaret WrightFullSpinsterWeaverKnocknakielt, P.O. TermoneenyJohn WrightFarmerJohn Shiels
920 Nov 1851Robert FlemingFullBachelorFarmerCulnadyRobin? FlemingFarmer?I originally transcibed bride's name as 'Dora' but subseuent records suggest 'Rose'
Rose YoungFullSpinsterNoneTirgarvilJohn YoungFarmerRobert Lynn
1024 Nov 1851John ClarkFullBachelorSoldier 90th Reg't.CurranBLANKFarmerWilliam Kane
Rachel KennedyFullSpinsterNoneCurranBLANKTailorCharles Kennedy
114 Dec 1851William KennedyFullBachelorWeaverParish of TermoneenyHenry KennedyFarmer?William Kennedy
Jane WattFullSpinsterNoneParish of MagheraHugh WattFarmerRobert Curry?
1210 Dec 1851John Magee?FullBachelorLabourerSwateraghJohn MageeLabourerWilliam Kane
Mary GordonFullSpinsterNoneDreenanJames GordonLabourerFrancis McGuigan
1317 Feb 1852Thomas SimpsonFullBachelorFarmerRocktownWilliam SimpsonFarmerWilliam Kane
Wilhelmina BruceFullSpinsterNoneDrumlamphJoseph BruceFarmerRobt McIntyre
144 Mar 1852Dennis McAfeeFullBachelorServantCastledawsonJohn McAfeeLabourerWilliam Kane
Anne Jane MartinFullSpinsterNoneMagheraSamuel MartinServantFrancis McGuigan
1520 Apr 1852James NelsonFullBachelorServantTobermoreRobert Nelson?LabourerWilliam Kane
Mary Jane McCeon alias WhiteFullWidowWeaverColah, P.O. Maghera (Coolagh)William McCroryLabourer?Hamilton Paul
1620 Apr 1852Andrew MartinFullBachelorWeaverCurranAndrew MartinFarmerWilliam Kane
Peggy LennoxFullSpinsterWeaverP.O. MagherafeltJames LennoxFarmerWilliam Marlin
1728 Apr 1852John NeelyFullWidowerLabourerBallinahone P.O. MagheraJoseph NeelyFarmer & BailiffThomas Simpson
Jane HannaFullSpinsterNoneTobermore P.O. KilcronaghanJames HannaThatcherFrancis McGuigan
188 May 1852Hugh WattFullWidowerFarmerP.O. MagheraHugh WattFarmerWilliam Kane
Mary McDonaldFullSpinsterNoneP.O. MagheraCharles McDonaldGuager?James McGaw?
1921 May 1852David HoustonFullBachelorWeaverCurragh P.O. MagheraDavid HoustonWeaverWilliam Kane
Maria Coscoran (she signs Coskran)FullSpinsterWeaverCurragh P.O. MagheraDominick? CoskeranLabourerAllan Hamilton
209 Jun 1852Samuel McKeownFullBachelorFarmerCurraghWilliam McKeown?William Kane
Marianne McCreadyFullSpinsterNoneCrewJames McCreadyFarmerJ.C. McKeown
211 Jun 1852John WrightFullWidowerLabourerFallagloonJames WrightLabourerWilliam Kane
Eliza McLoughlinFullSpinsterNoneFallagloonJames McLoughlinLabourerGeorge Kyle
226 Aug 1852William WilsonFullBachelorFarmerDrumuckRobert WilsonFarmerWilliam Kane
Letitia GrahamFullSpinsterNoneCurrin? (Dreenin? Not clear)David GrahamFarmerWilliam Mulholland
239 Aug 1852John ElliotFullBachelorFarmerLemnaroyRobert ElliotFarmerVance? Richly?
Jane FlemingFullSpinsterServantBallinacrossIsaac FlemingFarmerFrancis McGuigan
246 Sep 1852Samuel MillarFullBachelorLabourerBallymacilcurrJames MillarFarmerWilliam Kane
Peggy Jane MillikenFullSpinsterServantCurragh P.O. MagheraJohn MillikenFarmerIsaac Hamilton
2526 Oct 1852Robert HamiltonFullBachelorWeaverDrumlamphJames HamiltonSoldierRobert Kane
Martha McNeilFullSpinsterWeaverDrumlamphArchibald McNeilFarmerWilliam MacIntyre
269 Nov 1852William Henry RichardsonFullBachelorPrinterMagherafeltLewis RichardsonPrinterRobert Kane
Matilda WallaceFullSpinsterNoneBallinahone P.O. MagheraWilliam WallaceFarmerCharles McGinnis
2715 Nov 1852Samuel BrownFullBachelorWeaverToberheadJoseph BrowneFarmerWilliam Kane
Isabella LeesFullSpinsterNoneToberheadJohn LeesFarmerJames Stewart
2822 Nov 1852John GettyMinorBachelorWeaverCrewJohn GettyProvisioner?William Stewart
Peggy Jane DickeyFullSpinsterNoneMagheraThomas DickeyLabourerJohn Elliot
2925 Feb 1853Hugh ThompsonFullBachelorFarmerParish of BallyscullionJohn ThompsonFarmerWilliam Kane
Esther PhillipsFullSpinsterNoneParish of MagheraThomas PhillipsFarmerJames Anderson
3012 Apr 1853George KentFullWidowerFarmerCurrin P.O. MagheraThomas KentFarmerRobert Kane
Carloine WallaceFullWidowNoneCurrin P.O. MagheraThomas WallaceFarmerThomas Marlin
3113 May 1853Thomas KaneFullBachelorWeaverP.O. TermoneenyThomas KaneLabourerThomas Brown
Margaret BadgerFullSpinsterWeaverCurrinRobt. BadgerLabourerJoseph Marshall
3216 May 1853Samuel Stinton?FullBachelorWeaverBay P.O. MagheraRobert Stinton?LabourerJames Crocket
Peggy McCleanFullSpinsterWeaverBay P.O. MagheraConnolly McCleanLabourerCharles McClean
3320 May 1853John NicholFullBachelorLabourerP.O. BallyscullionThomas NicholLabourerJames McHenry
Betty SpeerFullSpinsterServantP.O. MagheraJohn SpeerLabourerFrancis McGuigan
343 Sep 1853John WilsonFullBachelorFarmerDrummuck P.O. MagheraRobert WilsonFarmerWilliam Kane
Anne SteeleFullSpinsterNoneP.O. BallyscullionWilliam SteeleFarmerDavid Wilson
3520 Sep 1853Campbell McDonaldMinorBachelorWeaverToberheadJohn McDonaldMowerWilliam Kane
Mary HamiltonFullSpinsterWeaverToberheadJames HamiltonLabourerRobert Kane
3629 Sep 1853James McGinnisFullBachelorFlax Dresser?CulnadyJohn MaginnisLabourerWilliam Kane
Sarah Jane WilliamsonFullWidowNoneCulnadyJames MagillFarmerRobert Kane
3711 Oct 1853Archibald McElfetrichFullBachelorFarmer & DealerP.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyArchibald McElpatrichFarmerWilliam Kane
Margaret McCoolFullSpinsterNoneDungleady P.O. MagheraGeorge McCoolFarmerRobert Sloan
3819 Oct 1853Samuel WintonFullBachelorWeaverTobermore P.O. KilcronaghanJohn WintonFarmerWilliam Kane
Matilda LynnMinorSpinsterSeamstressBallymacilcurrSamuel LynnFarmerFrederick Long
3924 Oct 1853Thomas WassFullBachelorFarmerP.O. MagherafeltJames WassFarmerWilliam Kane
Rachel McConaghtyFullSpinsterNoneP.O. MagheraDennis McConaghtyFarmerJohn Garven
4027 Oct 1853William StewartFullBachelorLabourerBay P.O. MagheraAlex? StewartFarmerWilliam Kane
Rebecca McMullanFullSpinsterNoneTamneymullanSamuel? McMullanFarmerJohn Smyth
4110 Nov 1853Robert SimpsonMinorBachelorFarmerDrumlamphRobert SimpsonFarmerRobert Kane
Elizabeth BruceFullSpinsterNoneDrumlamphMatthew BruceFarmerWilliam McIntyre
4210 Nov 1853William ShepherdFullBachelorFarmerParish of MagheraJohn ShepherdFarmerRobert Kane
Elizabeth WhyteFullSpinsterNoneParish of MagheraRobert WhyteFarmerDavid Wilson
4328 Nov 1853Thomas ScottFullBachelorScutcherCulnadyJohn ScottFarmerWilliam Kane
Mary RoweFullSpinsterWeaverDrumoolish Parish of Tamlaght O'CrillyFrancis RoweFarmerAlexander Campbell
4414 Dec 1853James SteeleFullBachelorFarmerP.O. BallyscullionWilliam SteeleFarmerWilliam Kane
Jane WilsonFullSpinsterNoneDrummuck, MagheraRobert WilsonFarmerAlexander Campbell
457 Feb 1854Joseph NeelyFullBachelorLabourerBallinahoneJohn NeelyFarmerWilliam Kane
Matilda BrownFullSpinsterWeaverColahJoseph BrownCottierWilliam Fulton
4623 Feb 1854Alexander McKeownFullBachelorFarmerBay ---Alexander McKeownFarmerWilliam Kane
Elizabeth HipsonFullSpinsterServantCrew ---James Hipson??? SinkerWilliam Fulton
472 Mar 1854Moses McKeeFullBachelorFarmerP.O.KillelaghMichael McKeeFarmerWilliam Kane
Peggy Jane DowningFullSpinsterNoneDreenanHertford DowningPensioner & FarmerAlexander Wilson
484 Apr 1854John McGonigh?21BachelorFarmerP.O. BallyscullionGeorge McGonigh?ShoemakerWilliam Kane
Elizabeth Mayberry21SpinsterNoneP.O. MagheraWilliam MayberryFarmerJohn Hughes
494 Apr 1854Peter Barkley40WidowerWeaverP.O. MagheraHenry BarkleyFarmerWilliam Kane
Margaret Dunlop40WidowNoneP.O. DesertoghillAdam MeekFarmerWilliam John Clark
508 Apr 1854Shaw MontgomeryFullBachelorFarmerP.O. MagheraAlexander MontgomeryFarmerWilliam Kane
Jane AndersonFullSpinsterNoneP.O. MagheraWilliam AndersonLabourerFrancis McGuigan
5113 Apr 1854Thomas HutchinsonFullBachelorLabourerTobermoreNorman HutchinsonLabourerWilliam Kane
Mary ClarkMinorSpinsterSeamstressMagheraRobert ClarkShoemakerRobert Hutchinson
5213 Apr 1854Robert HayesFullBachelorFarmerGortreagh, P.O. Kildress, Co. TyroneRobert HayesFarmerWilliam Kane
Martha FlemingFullSpinsterNoneBallymacilcurrJames FlemingFarmerJohn Johnston
5324 May 1854John Thomas NeelyFullBachelorFarmerP.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyGeorge NeelyFarmerWilliam Kane2 Jun 1854 edition -On the 24th ult., in the Parish Church of Maghera, by the Rev. James Spencer Knox, A.M., Vicar General of the Diocese of Derry, John Thomas,
Nancy Anne LyttleFullSpinsterNoneP.O. MagheraAlexander LyttleFarmerMatthew Lyttleeldest son of Mr. George Neely, Firaconarey, to Nancy Ann, daughter of Mr. Alexander Lytle, of Falgortrany, Maghera.
5412 Jun 1854Thomas EllisFullWidowerFarmerP.O. BanagherRobert EllisFarmerWilliam Kane
Sarah ClarkFullSpinsterNoneP.O. MagheraJames ClarkFarmerJohn Ellis
5520 Sep 1854Robert MulhollandMinorBachelorFarmerEden P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyHenry MulhollandFarmerWilliam Kane
Nancy AndersonMinorSpinsterNoneCurraghSamuel AndersonFarmerJohn Ellis
566 Oct 1854William ScottFullBachelorFarmerTyanee, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyAdam ScottFarmerWilliam Kane
Isabella FrenchFullSpinsterNoneCulnady, MagheraWilliam FrenchFarmerJoseph Robison
579 Oct 1854William John ClarkFullBachelorFarmerDrummuck P.O. MagheraJames ClarkFarmerWilliam Kane
Anne BaxterFullSpinsterNonePerpetual Care? Of Portglenone, ConnorWilliam BaxterFarmerJane? Crocket
5826 Oct 1854William John WilsonFullBachelorBaptist MinisterMagheraWilliam WilsonBuilderJames Barkley
Elizabeth Douglas ThompsonFullSpinsterNoneMagheraDavid ThompsonMerchantJ A Robson
592 Nov 1854John ShielFullBachelorLabourerRocktown, MagheraJames ShielLabourerWilliam Kane
Sarah LyonFullSpinsterNoneRocktown, MagheraRobert Lyon?LabourerJames Crosset
6016 Nov 1854Robert AndersonFullBachelorWeaverCurragh of MagheraJames AndersonThatcherWilliam Brown
Eliza HenryFullSpinsterServantTernageeragh P.O. MagheraRobert HenryLabourerSamuel Miller
6123 Nov 1854Samuel KeenanFullBachelorServantDrumlamphJohn KeenanLabourerWilliam Kane
Catherine TaggartFullSpinsterServantDrumlamphP.A. TaggartShoemakerThomas Atkinson (or Allison?)
6223 Nov 1854John O'NeillFullWidowerrWeaverP.O. MagheraBernard O'NeillLabourerWilliam Kane
Margaret StewartSpinsterEmbroidererP.O. MagheraJames StewartLabourerJames Armour?
6330 Nov 1854William MagugonMinorBachelorLabourerCulnadyPutative father William Magugon?TailorWilliam Kane
Peggy CassidyFullSpinsterServantCulnadyJames CassidyLabourerJohn Braman? (Brannan?)
644 Dec 1854David PorterFullBachelorWeaverCurraghRobert PorterFarmerWilliam Kane
Margaret SmithFullSpinster?apestryBeaghJames SmithFarmerJames Crawford
6515 Mar 1855Thomas WallaceFullBachelorFarmerMoneyshanere, Parish of KilcronaghanThomas WallaceFarmerWilliam Kane17 Mar 1855 edition - At Maghera parish Church, on the 15th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Knox, Mr. Thomas Wallace, Monishinure, Tubbermore, to Roseanna, second daughter
Roseanna PhillipsFullSpinsterNoneBallinahoneJohn PhillipsFarmerJohn McElreeof John Phillips,Ballinahone.
6616 Apr 1855Isabella McKeownFullSpinsterNoneP.O. MagheraWilliam McKeownFarmerWilliam Kane
Wm A McKeownFullBachelorWeaverP.O. MagheraJames McKeownFarmerJames Nisean?
6727 Apr 1855Robert CrocketFullBachelorFarmerSlatabogyWilliam CrocketFarmerWm Kane
Jane TaylorFullSpinsterNoneSlatabogyRobt TaylorFarmerJohn Gray
6816 May 1855Samuel HaganFullBachelorLabourerCurranJames HaganLabourerJohn W??
Nancy KeriganFullSpinsterServantCurranPeter KeriganLabourerJohn Chambers
699 Jul 1855Stephen HarperFullBachelorSoldier, Derry Miof MagheraStephen HarperLabourerRobert McGaw
Nancy GaultFullSpinsterServantof KilreaThomas GaultLabourerWilliam McMillen
7026 Jul 1855Alexander McKeownBachelorFarmerP.O. Maghera CurraghJoseph McKeownFarmerRobert McGaw
Anna Jane FlemingSpinsterNonep.O. Maghera BallymacilcurrJames FlemingFarmerRobt McFarland
7123 Oct 1855Thomas ThompsonFullBachelorLabourerP.O. MagheraDaniel ThompsonLabourerRobt McGaw?
Margaret NugentFullSpinsterNoneP.O. MagheraJohn NugentLabourerArch'd McGinnis
729 Nov 1855David BoysFullBachelorLabourerB hone P.O. MagheraWilliam BoysFarmerWilliam Kane
Esther McConaghyFullSpinsterNoneCraigadick P.O. MagheraThomas McConaghtyFarmerWilliam Hogg
739 Nov 1855Richard McLaughlinFullBachelorLabourerP.O. MagheraJames McLaughlinLabourerWilliam Kane
Jane StockmanFullSpinsterNoneTullyheron, P.O. KillelaghRobert StockmanFarmerWilliam Hogg
7418 Nov 1855John BrownFullBachelorWeaverBay P.O. MagheraJames BrownFarmerThomas Brown
Mariane KelsieFullSpinsterNoneBay P.O. MagheraJames KelsieFarmerWilliam Bra??
754 Dec 1855Thomas McKeownFullBachelorWeaverP.O. DesertmartinJohn McKeownFarmerWilliam Kane
Sarah McKinneyFullSpinsterNoneP.O. MagheraWilliam McKinneyFarmerAlexander Phillips
764 Dec 1855David BullionFullBachelorFarmerCulnadyJames BullionFarmerWilliam McKee
Isabella JohnstonFullSpinsterNoneSlatabogieJohn JohnstonFarmerJames Walkinshaw
7729 Jan 1856John WilsonFullWidowerConstable, ConstabularyMagheraJohn WilsonFarmerWilliam Kane
Mary McMasterFullWidowNoneMagheraJames Mewhon?FarmerWm McDonald
7820 Feb 1856James CrillyFullBachelorLabourerFalgatrevyJohn CrillyLabourerWilliam Kane
Nancy MasonFullSpinsterNoneMullagh, P.O. TermoneenyBenj MasonLabourerRobert McGaw
7921 Feb 1856John BerkleyFullBachelorWeaverDrumoolish, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyJames BerkeleyFarmerWilliam Kane
Sarah StewartFullSpinsterNoneP.O. MagheraAlick StewartFarmerThomas Brown
806 Mar 1856George MartinFullBachelorShoemakerMagheraSamuel MartinServantWilliam Kane
Sarah LindsayFullSpinsterSeamstressMagheraRobert LindsayLabourerWilliam Wallace
8125 Mar 1856Michael KeenanFullBachelorRoyal ArtilleryDrumlamphJohn KeenanLabourerRobert Kane
Sarah BanksMinorSpinsterSeamstressDrumlamphDavid BanksLabourerRobert McGaw
8231 Mar 1856James GodfreyFullBachelorLabourerP.O. DesertlynWilliam GodfreyLabourerWilliam Kane
Sarah Anne HumphreyFullSpinsterServantP.O. MagheraJames HumphreyLabourerJohn Wilson
8325 Apr 1856James DixonFullBachelorFarmerDrummackAndrew DixonFarmerWilliam Kane
Margaret Jane ToshFullSpinsterNoneDrummackJames ToshFarmerDavid Clark
8414 May 1856James McConnellFullBachelorServantP.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyJames McConnellLabourerJohn Gray
Martha GivenFullSpinsterServantP.O. MagheraJames GivenLabourerJames Scott
8523 Jun 1856James ClarkFullBachelorFarmerParish of MagheraThomas? ClarkFarmerWilliam Kane
Nancy CooperFullSpinsterNoneParish of MagheraJohn CooperFarmerAndrew Brooks?
866 Aug 1856Richard MayberryFullBachelorLabourerDrumlamphWilliam MayberryLabourerRobert McGaw
Margaret McIntyreFullSpinsterNoneDrumlamphHugh McIntyreLabourerWilliam McIntyre
952 Jan 1857Daniel ScottFullBachelorLabourerCulnadyJohn ScottLabourerWilliam Kane28
Elizabeth KaneFullSpinsterNoneCulnadyJohn KaneLabourerThomas Hutchinson
969 Jan 1857Archibald GrahamFullBachelorWeaverBallynacrossRobert GrahamFarmerWilliam Anderson
Isabella CaskeyFullSpinsterNoneBallynacrossFrancis CaskeyLabourerWilliam Kane
1059 Jul 1857David BoydFullBachelorFarmerCulnadyHugh BoydFarmerWilliam Kane
Sarah LongFullSpinsterNoneCulnadySamuel LongFarmerRobert Mc?
24 Nov 1857John ClarkeFullBachelorSoldierCurrinJohn ClarkeFarmerWilliam Kane
Rachel KennedyFullSpinsterNoneCurrinJohn KennedyFarmerCharles Kennedy
11920 Feb 1858Andrew LyleFullWidowerFarmerAghagaskin, Parish of MagherafeltJohn LyleFarmerWilliam Kane
Charlotte BuntingFullSpinsterNoneToberhead, Parish of MagheraThomas Bunting?Robert McGaw?
1203 Mar 1858Robert KaneFullBachelorShoemakerTamneymullanFrank KaneFarmerRifleman? Kane
Matilda MehargFullSpinsterNoneMagheraJohn MehargFarmerJohn Wilson
1232 Sep 1858William DavidsonFullBachelorFarmerDerryganard, Parish of LissanRobert DavidsonFarmerWilliam Kane
Elizabeth ClarkeFullSpinsterNoneGulladuff, Parish of MagheraThomas ClarkeFarmerWilliam Knight
1293 Mar 1859James ConnorFullBachelorFarmerTamneymullanJames ConnorFarmerWilliam Kane
Matilda DunlopFullSpinsterNoneSwatragh, Parish of KillyleaghCharles DunlopFarmerEdmond Dunlop
12 Nov 1860David ClarkeFullBachelorFarmerDrumuckJames ClarkeFarmerAndyO'Kane
Margaret Eliza StonesFullSpinsterNoneSlatabogeyEdward StonesLabourerFrancis McGuigan
14919 Apr 1861Benjamin ScottFullBachelorFarmerParish of Tamlaght O'CrillyThomas ScottFarmerWilliam Kane
Mary Ann BrownFullSpinsterNoneParish of MagheraThomas BrownFarmerWilliam Brown
1541 Aug 1861Joseph WarnockFullBachelorFarmerRock, Parish of Desertcreat? TyroneJoseph WarnockFarmerHugh Wilson?
Jane PhillipsFullSpinsterNoneBallinahone, Parish of MagheraThomas PhillipsFarmerJohn ??
15728 Aug 1861William McCleanFullBachelorFarmerBallinahone, Parish of MagheraJames McCleanFarmerRobert McGaw
Esther HunterFullSpinsterNoneBallinahone, Parish of TermoneenyJames HunterFarmerSamuel Lyle
16018 Dec 1861John PhillipsFullBachelorFarmerBallinahoneThomas PhillipsFarmerWilliam Kane
Fanny YoungFullSpinsterNoneCalmoreWilliam YoungFarmerRobert Patterson
16221 Jan 1862Hugh PattersonFullBachelorFarmerCulnadyWilliam PattersonFarmerWilliam Kane
Mary Jane HustonFullSpinsterNoneBallymacilcurr??Thomas HuestonFarmerThomas Huston
169?23 Oct 1862William HunterFullWidowerPensioner? Peuseon?BallymacpeakeRichard HunterRevenue? OfficerWilliam Kane
Jane GrahamFullWidowNoneBallymacpeakeRobert GrahamShoemakerRobert Stewart
17219 Nov 1862John Porter21BachelorFarmerCurranWilliam PorterWeaverJohn Nugent
Nancy Hughes23SpinsterNoneRocktownHenry HughesFarmerJohn Wilson
17320 Nov 1862John ClarkeFullBachelorFarmerMagheraRobert ClarkeShoemakerWilliam Kane
Mary Scales20SpinsterNoneCrewThomas ScalesFarmerAlexander Clarke
17830 Jun 1863Alexander PorterFullBachelorFarmerKillynumber, Parish of KilcronaghanJohn PorterFarmerAlexander Porter
Mary Anne McKinneyFullSpinsterNoneBallinahoneAlexander McKinneyFarmerDebey/Deluy? McKinney
1798 Jan 1864David PorterFullBachelorLabourerSlattybogieWilliam PorterWeaverWilliam Kane
Jane HammondFullSpinsterNoneSlattybogieBernard HammondWeaverSamuel Anderson
18021 Jan 1864Robert HunterFullBachelorLabourerKnocknakielt, Parish of TermoneenyAlexander HunterLabourerThomas Calcutt
Elizabeth GivenFullSpinsterNoneMagheraJames GivenLabourerKnox Homall??
185?22 Jul 1864Alexander PhillipsFullBachelorFarmerBallinahoneJohn PhillipsFarmerAdam Phillips
Maria McKinneyFullSpinsterNoneMagheraArchibald McKinneyFarmerWilliam John Crockett
19021 Sep 1865James CaldwellFullBachelorSoldierMagheraJohn CaldwellUnknownJames Clarke
Margaret ClarkeFullSpinsterNoneMagheraRobert ClarkeShoemakerRobert Clarke
1916 Oct 1865John ScottMinorBachelorLabourerCulnadyJohn ScottFarmerJoseph Marshall
Mary Ann SmythMinorSpinsterNoneBeaghJames SmythFarmerWilliam Scott
2004 May 1866John HillFullBachelorFarmerParish of DesertoghillNeil HillFarmerThomas Hill
Catherine PhillipsFullSpinsterNoneBallinahoneThomas PhillipsFarmerJohn Phillips
20111 Oct 1866Samuel HunterFullBachelorLabourerCulnadyAlexander HunterLabourerWilliam Kane
Isabella CartonFullSpinsterNoneSlattybogieWilliam CartonLabourerFrancis McGuigan
20218 Oct 1866William ScottFullBachelorLabourerCulnadyJohn ScottFarmerWilliam Bradley
Bridget McAnollaFullSpinsterNoneTirgarvilJames McAnollaFarmerNancy Ewing
20714 Feb 1867Samuel StockmanFullWidowerFarmerTullyheronRobert StockmanLabourerEliza Shiels
Isabella ClarkeFullSpinsterNoneBallynockGeorge ClarkeFarmerWilliam Shiels
21 Feb 1867Thomas S. AshFullBachelorGentleman J.P.Manor House, MagherafeltGeorge AshClergyman? Hamilton Clark
Eliza Hall ClarkFullSpinsterNoneLargantogherJames J ClarkEsquire, J.P.Frances Clark Hall
2413 Aug 1872William PorterFullBachelorFarmerBallynacrossWilliam PorterLabourerFrancis McGuigan
Jane ElliotFullSpinsterNoneBallynacrossThomas ElliotLabourerThomas Elliot
8 Aug 1872Francis KaneFullBachelorFarmerTamneymullinFrancis KaneFarmerJohn Kane
Mary Annie KaneFullSpinsterNoneCalmore, Parish of KilcronaghanGeorge KaneFarmerBella Kane
13 May 1879Andrew DohertyFullBachelorLabourerCulnadyWilliam DohertyLabourerWilliam Scott
Elizabeth ScottFullSpinsterNoneDreenanThomas ScottLabourerLavinia McMullan
25 Sep 1882James ScottFullBachelorLabourerDreenanThomas ScottLabourerAndrew Doherty
Margaret JohnstonFullSpinsterNoneMoneysharvinRobert JohnstonFarmerMargaret Doherty
3914 Oct 1882William MontgomeryFullBachelorFarmerCulnadyShaw MontgomeryFarmerThomas McGinnis
Margaret PorterFullSpinsterNoneCulnadyRobert PorterLabourerMary Anne Clarke
4115 Feb 1883Shaw MontgomeryFullBachelorFarmerCulnadyShaw MontgomeryFarmerArchibald Patton
Margaret ShepperdFullSpinsterNoneBallymacilcurr?James ShepperdFarmerMary Shepperd
4328 Aug 1883Robert PorterFullBachelorLabourerCulnadyRobert PorterLabourerRobert Carmichael
Elizabeth CarmichaelFullSpinsterNoneCurragh?Hugh? CarmichaelFarmerRobert Wilson
4511 Oct 1883James ScottFullBachelorFarmerDungladyMatthew ScottFarmerWilly John Forkhill
Anna Maria CrockettFullSpinsterNoneMagheraJames CrockettFarmerEliza Jane Crockett
6512 Apr 1889James BlackFullBachelorBakerMagheraThomas BlackGardenerWilliam Porter
Annie Porter20?SpinsterNoneMagheraRobert PorterCarpenterAgnes Hamill
6816 May 1890John PorterFullBachelorScutcherCulnadyRobert PorterLabourerAlex Hunter
Catherine HunterFullSpinsterServantCulnadyJohn HunterLabourerMatilda Hunter
7331 Mar 1891William John Hunter22BachelorFarm ServantThe CrewJohn HunterLabourerWilliam Armstrong
Sarah Gibson22SpinsterFarm ServantDrumnacanon, Parish of Tamlaght O'CrillyRobert GibsonLabourerMargaret Elizabeth Hunter
767 Jan 1892John QuinnFullWidowerFarmerCraigmoreNeally QuinnFarmerWilliam Flowers?
Isabella PalmerFullSpinsterNoneTullyheronWilliam PalmerFarmerCharlotte Palmer
7918 Feb 1892John JohnstonFullBachelorFarmerSlattybogieRobert JohnstonFarmerRobert John Lindsay
Elizabeth HunterFullSpinsterNoneDrumlamphRobert HunterFarmerRoseanna Thompson
8215 Nov 1892John ScottFullBachelorDyer?CulnadyJohn ScottLabourerRobert Lindsey
Anne MartinMinorSpinsterDomestic ServantAt Mrs Poole's, Maghera - Parents living at DrumardRobert John MartinLabourerRobert John Martin
9130 Aug 1894Alexander BradleyFullBachelorFarmerDrumard, Parish of TermoneenyJoseph BradleyFarmerEdward Clarke
Eliza Jane CrocketFullSpinsterNoneMagheraJames CrockettPublican and GrocerRose Ann Clarke
9718 Nov 1895Thomas ScottFullBachelorLabourerCulnadyDaniel ScottLabourerJames Lindsay
Jane MulhollandMinorSpinsterNoneEden Parish of TermoneenyJames MulhollandLabourerMargaret Scott
10530 Mar 1897James MichaelFullBachelorLinen LapperKillymuckAlex MichaelLabourerJohn Audy??
Isabella CanningFullSpinsterNoneUpperlandsRobert CanningLabourerMatilda Kissick
114Jul-19-1900David HenryFullBachelorForeman Linen DyerUpperlandsRobert HenryLabourerSamuel Bovill
Sarah Barker GrahamFullSpinsterNoneKillymuckJohn GrahamLabourerSarah Donaldson
117May-15-1901Robert HunterFullBachelorFarm LabourerCulnadySamuel HunterLabourerAnne Field
Mary Ann YoungFullSpinsterNoneCrewGeorge YoungLabourerHugh Field
124Jan-01-1903John BlackFullBachelorLabourerInnishrushJohn BlackLabourerTom Scott
Mary ScottFullSpinsterServantCulnadyAdam ScottLabourerRebecca Parke
125Feb-12-1903John LamontFullBachelorMill WorkerTirgarvilRobert LamontScutcherJoseph Lamont
Jane ScottFullSpinsterScutcherCulnadyAndrew ScottScutcherRebecca Parke
126May-21-1903Edward ClarkeFullBachelorFarmerDrumuckDavid ClarkeFarmerHugh Riddell
Martha DowningFullSpinsterDressmakerDreenanJohn DowningFarmerEliza Jane Stewart
159Feb-11-1913Hugh Alexander KaneFullBachelorMerchantMagheraFrancis KaneFarmerNone
Elizabeth GrahamFullSpinsterNoneCraigmoreJohn GrahamFarmerNone
160Jul-03-1913Thomas James ScottFullBachelorCloth Presser?CraigmoreJames ScottFarmerSamuel Palmer
Margaret CushleyFullSpinsterNoneUpperlandsJohn CushleyFarmerMary Elizabeth Cushley
162Jul-09-1914Robert Porter22BachelorLabourerCulnadyJohn PorterLabourerJoseph Hill
Agnes Turkington18SpinsterNoneUpperlandsGeorge TurkingtonLinen Cutter?Eliza Ramsey
168Oct-22-1914Alexander MontgomeryFullBachelorLinen BeetlerCulnadyWilliam MontgomeryFarmerEdward Montgomery?
Elizabeth Paul GrahamFullSpinsterDomestic ServantTirgarvilDavid GrahamFarmerEliza Montgomery?
169Nov-26-1914Benjamin ScottFullBachelorFarm LabourerCrewThomas ScottFarmerThomas Scott
Martha StockmanFullSpinsterNoneTullyheronGeorge StockmanRural PostmanSamuel Stockman
179Jun-14-1917John Scott22BachelorLabourerCulnadyWilliam Scott??
Martha Crossett19SpinsterNoneCulnadyRobert Crossett??
185Apr-01-1918Gawn Graham34BachelorDraper271 Springfield Road, BelfastSamuel GrahamFarmerW R Workman
Isabella Agnes Bradley22SpinsterNoneMagheraAlex BradleyMerchantIsabella A Scott

Transcribed by Denver Boyd

(with thanks to Jackie Jones for permitting access to the records)

St. Lurach’s Church of Ireland

St Lurachs Old Church, Magherast-lurachs-church-front-sd-lytlest-lurachs-church-of-ireland-circa-1905st-lurachs-church-of-ireland-maghera-by-morren-copyright-walton

The Church of St. Lurach and associated religious sites in the Maghera area can be said to be the foundation stone that the town was built on. In fact, the name Maghera is derived from the Irish Machaire Rátha meaning “plain of the fort”. However this is itself derived from the older name for the parish, Ráth Lúraigh, meaning “Lúrach’s fort”. One manuscript states that Lúrach was from Ráith, which hints at an even earlier name for the parish before Lúrach’s name was suffixed to it. A Rath or fortified homestead would make sense when you consider that Lurach was of the family of Colla Uais, King of Ireland and they were local chieftains and held a degree of political importance in the area, with seven descendants of Lúrach’s father Cuanu being kings of Airgíalla. There is circumstantial evidence to place their seat of power at Ráth Lúraigh.

Lúrach mac Cuanach was himself the 6th-century patron of the eccesliastical parish, with the local parish church which he is credited with founding, St. Lurachs, named after him. His connection with early Christianity is most probably gained from his Uncle (his mother’s brother) St. Patrick himself. Lurach was nicknamed “Lurach of the poems” and was bishop of Derrygloran, County Derry. St’ Lurach’s church is the centre of a monastic settlement which also includes the monastery (later church) on the Mullagh hill and the convent at the Grillagh.

St. Lurach’s church was plundered by Vikings in 832 according to the Annals of Ulster, and in 1135 was one of several churches burnt down during a period of internecine wars. The ruins of the medieval church still stand in the town of Maghera in the townland of Largantogher, with the earliest remaining sections dating to between the 10th and 12th centuries. Within the old church there is a beautiful carving of the crucifixion, which is thought to date from the 10th Century, but the church is of varying ages of construction; the tower, for example, dates to the 17th or 18th Century. The east end was built about the year 1790 at the expense of the parish of Killelagh, which at that time was united with Maghera. This is therefore a very ancient and historically colourful site.

In 1111, the parish of Maghera was incorporated into the diocese of the Cinéal Eoghain, the seat of which was located at Ardstraw. In 1150 however the seat was transferred to Maghera, until 1254 when after complaints of its isolation from the “mainstream of civilisation” it was removed to Derry.

As a result of the Plantation of Ulster in 1606, the lands of the parish of Maghera were divided among three of the London livery companies, namely, the Drapers, Mercers, and Vintners and a large portion of land around the modern settlement of Maghera was given over to the Established Church.[

The Old church continued in use until 1819 when it was dismantled and part of the stones used to build the new church just across the road. It has always been speculated that there were tunnels emanating from the old church to various parts including the Mullagh hill, St. Lurach’s well etc. The Presbyterian church is close to old St. Lurach’s and when the foundations were being dug for the new Presbyterian church, a workman’s shovel fell down into a cavity. This hole was then investigated and a subterranean room was found in which wsas discovered a wooden watering can, a book and the remnants of an old turf fire. Clearly the room has been occupied at some time unknown.

St. Lurach’s Baptism records 1786-1838

St. Lurach’s Baptism records 1840-1867

St. Lurach Marriage records 1845 to 1918

St. Lurach’s funeral records

 

Magherafelt District Registrar Marriage Records

These are a few transcriptions of Marriage records from the Magherafelt District Registrar office that have been sourced over the years. Naturally, GRONI have the full marriage records and these can be sourced online at: https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk

DateNamesAgeConditionOccupationResidenceFather's NameFather's OccupationWitnessesAdditional Information  
8 Oct 1850James GrahamFullBachelorMerchantMagherafelt, Parish of MagherafeltDavid GrahamMerchantRobert H. CarsonMarriage took place at Tobermore
Maria Seymour CarsonFullSpinsterMerchantMagherafelt, Parish of MagherafeltRobert CarsonBaptist MinisterAlexander Carson
5 Oct 1858William BoydFullBachelorFarmerGlenone, Parish of Tamlaght O'CrillyJohn BoydFarmerRobert Barton
Mary Anne French20 yrsSpinsterFarmerGlenone, Parish of Tamlaght O'CrillyThomas FrenchFarmerCampbell French
4 Nov 1858Thomas ArmstrongFullBachelorWeaverCoolreagh, Parish of Lissan Lower, Co.TyroneRobert ArmstrongWeaverJohn McGuckin
Susanna McElreeFullSpinsterWeaverRossmore, Parish of Lissan Upper, Co.TyroneJames McElreeWeaverJames McGlade
20 Apr 1859Thomas ShieldsFullBachelorFarmerMoneyguigeyJohn ShieldsFarmerWilliamMcCready
Margaret OrrFullSpinsterNoneMoneyguigeyJohn OrrFarmerEdward Henry
6 Dec 1859George ClarkeFullBachelorFarmerBallynahoneJohn ClarkeFarmerGeorge Paul
Mary PaulFullSpinsterNoneBallynahoneGeorge PaulFarmerJohn Clarke
21 Jan 1861Henry James O'HaraFullBachelorWeaver Agent3 Scotch Street, BelfastGeorge O'Hara MerchantJohn Purdy
Sarah Jane GrahamFullWidowWeaver AgentLisnamorrow, Parish of ArtreaJohn PurdyFarmerMargaret Duncan
5 Sep 1861Samuel PhillipsFullBachelorFarmerBallynahone Road, MagheraSamuel PhillipsFarmerAdam Phillips
Matilda SinclairFullSpinsterFarmerDerrynoid RoadSamuel SinclairFarmerAlexander Phillips
19 Oct 1865Paul McCloskeyFullBachelorGrocerBellaghy, Parish of BallyscullionPaul McCloskieSchoolmasterLewis Richardson
Peggy Jane JudgeFullSpinsterNoneBellaghy, Parish of BallyscullionJohn JudgeLabourerMary Linsay
28 May 1869Clark PorterFullBachelorFarmerGortamneyHenry PorterFarmerGeorge Porter
Mary Ann WallaceFullSpinsterNoneTobermoreRobert WallaceFarmerMary Ann McCurdy
13 Dec 1869Patrick McGarrityFullBachelorLabourerMoneymore, Parish of DesertlynPeter McGarrityLabourerJohn Donnelly
Mary BoydFullSpinsterNoneMoneymore, Parish of DesertlynRobert BoydLabourerWilliam John Bear
19 Oct 1871Robert PaulFullWidowerFarmerBallynahone, Parish of TermoneenyGeorge PaulFarmerThomas James Wallace
Mary Jane LynnFullSpinsterNoneBallynahone, Parish of TermoneenyJohn LynnFarmerMary Anne Taylor
3 May 1872Hugh McDowell full Widower Butler BallyscullionJohn McDowell FarmerMary A. Loughrey
Jane Davison full Spinster none Oldtown Thomas DavisonFarmerThomas Davison
14 Jun 1873John Flynn20 yrsBachelorLabourerMillbrook, Parish of MagherafeltGilbert FlynnTailorJohn Bradley
Ann Jane GrahamFullSpinsterHousemaidMillbrook, Parish of MagherafeltCharles GrahamFarmerNancy Harkness
20 Sep 1877Robert Shiels55WidowerFarmerDrumballyhaganRobert ShielsCarpenterWilliam Anderson
Mary Wilson45WidowNoneBallynascreenJames WilsonFarmerMargaret J Wilson
15 Apr 1878James Judge38 yrsWidowerFarmerCarmeanJames JudgeFarmerHugh Eakin
Mary Ann Peeples22 yrsSpinsterNoneCarmeanJohn PeeplesFarmerEliza Jane Corny
5 Nov 1879Joseph McClane23BachelorFarmerBallynahoneJohn McCleanFarmerHames Hutchinson
Anna Maria Hanna22SpinsterNoneBallynahoneThomas HannaFarmerMatilda McLean
12 Oct 1880James Lee23BachelorFarmerMoneyguiggy, Parish of BallynascreenJames McGladeFarmerMatilda Wallace
Margaret Boyd23SpinsternoneMoneyguiggy, Parish of BallynascreenWilliam BoydFarmerThomas Dickson Junr
24 Nov 1882Robert Crawford40WidowerFarmerBallynacrossJohn CrawfordFarmerWilliam Pollock
Mary Jane Hunter24SpinsterNoneBallynahoneJoseph HunterFarmerNancy Jane Hunter
26 Sep 1884Clarke Porter30 yrsWidowerFarmerGortamneyRobert A PorterFarmerMatilda McLean
Matilda McLean24 yrsFarmerNoneBallynahoneAnnie McLeanFarmerClarke Porter
16 Oct 1884Alexander Lyle 30Widower Farmer Tobermore William LyleFarmerAnnie Hueston
Jane White 22Spinster none Killytoney Alexander WhiteFarmerThomas Clarke
14 Nov 1884James Smyth23 yrsBachelorLabourerMaghadoneWilliam SmythLabourerSamuel Hogg
Bessie McDowell22 yrsSpinsernoneDunarnonJob McDowellFarmerJane McDowell
12 Aug 1886John Hunter28 yrsBachelorFarmerBallynahoneRobert HunterFarmerJames Bradley
Mary Anne Ewing23 YrsSpinsterNoneBallynahoneRobert EwingFarmerJohn Ewing
27 May 1887James Hunter30 yrsBachelorWeaverKillyberryJohn HunterWeaverGeorge McGonigle
Nancy Phillips45 YrsSpinsterServantKillyberryWilliam PhillipsLabourerAnnie McGonigle
23 Nov 1888John Paul25 yrsBachelorFarmerCrewSamuel PaulFarmerSamuel Hogg
Margaret Graham30 yrsSpinsternoneCrewJohn GrahamFarmerMargaret Kane
20 May 1891William Scott25 yrsBachelorLabourerCulnadyDaniel ScottLabourerThomas Lindsay
Sarah Montgomery23 yrsSpinsterNoneCulnadyShaw MontgomeryFarmerFanny Graham
1 Sep 1891Thomas Phillips23 yrsBachelorFarmerBallynahoneJohn PhillipsFarmerW. H. Maitland
Lillie McCready21 yrsSpinsterNoneTobermoreWilliam McCreadyBlack SmithWilliam J. McCready
30 Nov 1893George Paul27BachelorLabourerBallynahone BegThomas PaulLabourerRobert Kennedy
Maggie Kissick26SpinsterNoneUpperlandsJohn KissickLabourerMary J Lees
15 May 1894Thomas J. GrahamFullBachelorLabourerDunarnanSamuel GrahamLabourerSamuel Forde
Sarah ArmstrongFullSpinsterNoneDunarnanWilliam ArmstrongLabourerAlice Armstrong
10 Nov 1897Alexander Lyle24BachelorFarmerTullyroanJames LyleFarmerEmily Clarke
Nancy Jane Clarke28SpinsternoneBallinahone MoreRobert ClarkeFarmerJames Lyle
Thursday, May 01, 1902John ScottFullWidowerDealerCrewJohn ScottLabourerRobert Lindsay
Alice GrahamFullSpinsterNoneCurraghSamuel GrahamLabourerMinnie Montgomery
Monday, July 14, 1902Thomas ShieldsFullBachelorFarmerBallynahone MoreThomas ShieldsFarmerArchibald Scott
Sarah LennoxFullSpinsterNoneGulladuffThomas J LennoxFarmerAnnie Lennox
Friday, November 28, 1902Robert John PorterFullBachelorServantBallynacrossWilliam PorterFarmerD.C Hastings
Sarah M. BoydeFullSpinsterNoneCarricknakieltChristy BoydeFarmerPatricia O'Kane
Tuesday, January 13, 1903Christy BoydFullBachelorFarmerCarricknakieltChristy BoydFarmerWilliam Paul
Matilda LennoxFullSpinsterNoneGullladuffThomas LennoxCarpenterAnnie Lennox
Friday, May 29, 1903Alexander GrahamFullBachelorLabourerCurraghSamuel GrahamLabourerWilliam Tosh
Mary BoltonFullSpinsternoneLismoyleSamuel BoltonFarmerNellie Bolton
Tuesday, May 07, 1907George ShielsFullBachelorTailorCraigadickJames ShielsMillerW J Brownlow
Annie DicksonFullSpinsterNoneDrumballyhaganFredrick DicksonFarmerRebecca E Dickson
Thursday, March 12, 1914James ShielsFullBachelorBeetlerUpperlandsClarke ShielsMillerRobert Lindsay
Maggie HunterFullSpinsterNoneCulnadyJohn HunterLabourerMary Fleming
Monday, November 25, 1918Alexander PorterFullBachelorLabourerKnocknakieltWilliam PorterLabourerThomas J McCaughey
Emily McCaugheyFullSpinsterNoneBallymarrion?James McCaugheyLabourerIsabella Maitland
Friday, January 10, 1919James Mundle23 yrsBachelorNoneCahoreRobert MundleFarmerIsabella Maitland
Ada Elizabeth Hunter23 yrsSpinsterNoneBallynahoneSamuel James HunterFarmerWinifred Maitland
Wednesday, October 29, 1919Stuart GrahamFullBachelorCloth HardnerCulnadyDavid GrahamLabourerIsabella Maitland
Tillie ScottFullSpinsterNoneCulnadyWilliam ScottLabourerDaisie Maitland
Wednesday, February 21, 1923Edward Montgomery29BachelorFarm LabourerCulnadyJames ShielsFarmerIsabella Maitland
Margaret Annie Shields26SpinsterNoneCraigadickShaw MontgomeryFarmerWinifred L Maitland

Transcribed by Denver Boyd

Census Records

Census records can provide a wonderful insight into not just who lived in a particular place at a particular time in history, but can provide a social history of a townland, town or place. We have presented here the available census records (more will be added when time allows). It should be noted that the eaarlier census records will only list the head of a family and, unfortunately in most cases, no other information will have been recorded.

 

Religious Census of Parish of Magherafelt, 1766

1831 Census of County Londonderry (MADGHS transcription to be added soon). These can also be searched at the National Archives of Ireland by following this link 1831 Census  and selecting 1831.

1841 & 1851 Census returns were mostly distroyed. However, when the old age pension was introduced in 1909, these records were used to prove a pension applicant’s elgibility for the OAP and these searches still exist. They can be checked by clicking on this link and selecting the appropriate year.

1901 & 1911 Census returns are available at the National Archive of Ireland and can be searched free of charge

Religious Cenus of Parish of Magherafelt 1766

A Religious census of the Parish of Magherafelt 1766 contained in Parliamentary Returns as to Religion as preserved in documents in the Record Office, Dublin (Bundle 76, No.674)  for the Parish of Magherafelt in the Dioceses of Armagh in the barony of Loughenshollen in County Londonderry. Whilst the rector of each parish was obliged to complete this return, few actually did (or if they did, the returns have been lost). Luckily, the return for the Parish of Magherafelt still survives and is preented here.
A list of the several families in said Parish. Taken the 28th day of March 1766.

PROTESTANTS   DISENTERS    PAPISTS   
Revd. James Richardson Recr. Page 2 James Semple Page 4 Bryan McTeig Page 8
Edward Betty Page 2 James Bowman Page 4 Cormick O'Neill Page 8
Samuel McElroy Page 2 Mattw. Johnston Page 4 Patrick Judge Page 8
Abraham Keightly Page 2 Hugh Garven Page 4 John O'Neill Page 8
Robert Brodly Page 2 William Dickey Page 4 Phelemy O'Neill Page 8
Robert Redfern Page 2 William Galway Page 4 Edward Tole Page 8
Benjamin Reffern Page 2 William Robinson Page 4 Edward McWilliams Page 8
James Lenox Page 2 George Stuart Page 4 Bernard McCann Page 8
Margt. McConnel, widow Page 2 Thomas Johnston Page 4 Patrick McTeig Page 8
James Holdon Page 2 Neal McMullen Page 4 Roger O'Lagan Page 8
William Lenox Page 2 Thomas Dale Page 4 Henry Tole Page 8
William Hodwell Page 2 John Stuart Page 4 John McAtier Page 8
Matthw. Hodwell Page 2 Samuel Stuart Page 4 Darley Morron Page 8
William Hodwell younger Page 2 David Evans Page 4 James Dowdal Page 8
Richard Hawthorn Page 2 Joseph Evans Page 4 Patrick Mulderig Page 8
Tracey Dawson Page 2 Mattw. Evans Page 4 John Griffin Page 8
Richard Dawson Page 2 Samuel Evans Page 4 John Morron Page 8
William Hawthorn Page 2 Robert McErlain Page 4 Patrick Griffin Page 8
Daniel Reynolds Page 2 Adam Robinson Page 4 Torlagh McLaughlin Page 8
Gerard Carelton Page 2 Joseph Bell Page 4 Roger McGillan Page 8
Elisabth. Campbell Widw. Page 2 William McGarvey Page 4 Cormick O'Lagan Page 8
James Leekey Page 2 Moses Thompson Page 4 James O'Lagan Page 8
Henry Hall Page 2 James Brown Page 4 John Morgan Page 8
George McCalla Page 2 Thomas Shannon Page 4 Daniel Mulholland Page 8
John Downing Page 2 Samuel Shannon Page 4 Owen O'Hemphey Page 8
Joseph Reynolds Page 2 Hugh Cor ? Con Page 4 Neal O'Devlin Page 8
John Reynolds Page 2 Robert Wiley Page 4 Archbd. McDonald Page 8
William Winchester Page 2 John Wiley Page 4 Tole Gilmer Page 8
Mary Reynolds, Wids. Page 2 William Dool Page 4 Owen McWilliams Page 8
Henry Reynolds Page 2 Hugh Miller Page 4 William Gilmor Page 8
Alexander Lawson Page 2 James Taylor Page 4 John Dowdal Page 8
John Johnston Page 2 Joseph Pattison Page 4 Robert Bordly Page 8
Archibd. Brodly Page 2 John Brown Page 4 Hugh Cossily Page 8
Thomas Redfern Page 2 Hanna Dunban Widw. Page 4 Maurice O'Murray Page 8
Roger Palmer Page 2 Thomas Ditty Page 4 James McQuillan Page 8
Jane Brown Widw. Page 2 James Brown Page 4 Daniel O'Neill Page 8
Elisabeth Fullerton Page 2 Robert Steel Page 4 Patrick Nocher Page 8
William McLane Page 2 Thomas Eakin Page 4 Dennis McElhone Page 8
Edward Marlin Page 2 Jane Eaken, Widow Page 4 Roger McCamel Page 8
William Marlin Page 2 James Richey Page 4 John McGonnigill Page 8
James Collins Page 2 Alexr. Graves Page 4 Patrick Conary Page 8
Daniel McGonigill Page 2 James Gilmer Page 4 James McAtier Page 8
Henry Dernam Page 2 Robert Gilmer Page 4 Thomas Henry Page 8
George Burrows Page 2 Andrew Hays Page 4 Bridgt. Henry widw. Page 8
John Buntin Page 2 Adam Costin Page 4 Owen Toner Page 8
Samuel Pue Page 2 William Stuart Page 4 Michael McCann Page 8
Anthony Buntin Page 2 Mattw. McKee Page 4 Philemy Conary Page 8
Mary Williams Page 2 Mary Purvis, Widw. Page 4 Nicholas Ledan Page 8
John Hillman Page 2 Francis Morton Page 4 Ferdinand Devlin Page 8
Michael Buntin Page 2 Margt. Morton Widw. Page 4 Hugh McCann Page 8
Charles Greer Page 2 Andrew Morton Page 4 Dennis Conary Page 8
Olivia Fox Page 2 William Gray Page 4 Bryan McKelvey Page 8
Charles Brown Page 2 Stuart Morton Page 4 James McLaughlin Page 8
John Hamersly Page 2 James McMullen Page 4 Andrew McLaughlin Page 8
James Pardee Page 2 Alexr. Wier Page 4 John McTeig Page 8
Ralph Brodly Page 2 Moses Moor Page 4 Thomas McTeig Page 8
Thomas McGurk Page 2 James Cathcart Page 4 Bryan McTeig Page 8
Thomas Graves Page 2 George Badger Page 4 Phelemy Cahan Page 8
Robert Garven Page 2 William Badger Page 4 John Gillaspey Page 8
Patrick Hillman Page 2 Joseph Paul Page 4 George Lawson Page 8
Edward Tipper Page 2 George Campbell Page 4 Henry Taminey Page 8
Francie Garven Page 2 Jacob Wilson Page 4 Owen O'Morron Page 8
William Taylor Page 2 Thomas Caulfield Page 4 Hugh Corr Page 8
Francis Searson Page 2 James Paul Page 4 Adam Ward Page 8
Daniel McQuilkin Page 2 James Long Page 4 Maurice Ward Page 8
George Howles Page 2 Hercules Douglas Page 4 Roger Farril Page 8
Thomas McMurray Page 2 Thomas Dunlap Page 4 Fergus Ward Page 8
Elisabeth Conyngham Wid. Page 2 George Eaken Page 4 Patrick Taminey Page 8
Thomas Man Page 2 Alexr. Wiley Page 4 Margt. O'Neill widw. Page 8
James York Page 2 John Eaken Page 4 Gloshney McGinnis Page 8
Jane Graves Widw. Page 2 William Hunter Page 4 Mary Follerty Page 8
Thomas Lawson Page 2 James Stitt Page 4 Robert Coshilley Page 8
Henry Hall Page 2 Kennedy Henderson Page 4 Roger McCorley Page 8
Joseph Donnison Page 2 Samuel Crawford Page 4 Connor McAnalley Page 8
James Kane Page 2 Sophia Birkby Widw. Page 4 Bryan Devlin Page 8
Henry York Page 2 James Willox Page 4 Roger Lorcan Page 8
George Foster Page 2 Jane Garven Widw. Page 4 Hugh Mulkennen Page 8
Samuel Murdagh Page 2 Thomas Woodworth Page 4 John Scullion Page 8
John Leskey, youngr. Page 2 John Caldwell Page 4 Cormick O'Neill Page 8
Joseph Mallard Page 2 James Crawford Page 4 Allin McQuaid Page 8
Richard Mardock Page 2 Neal Campbell Page 5Lewis Walsh Page 9
William Brown Page 2 Neal McErlain Page 5Daniel O'Lorean Page 9
Francis Morgan Page 2 John Finlay Page 5Manasses Mulgrue Page 9
Alexander Brown Page 2 Alexr. McCool Page 5Michael O'Connor Page 9
William Peacock Page 2 William Farlow Page 5Michael Mulgrue Page 9
John Brown Page 2 Alexr. Semple Page 5Bryan McGonnigill Page 9
John Boggs Page 2 Ann Reed Widw. Page 5Jane Morron, Widw. Page 9
Thomas McVey Page 2 Joseph Warden Page 5Dominick Dowdall Page 9
Robert Nelson Page 2 William Marks Page 5Henry O'Neill Page 9
Alexr. Montgomery Page 2 William Dempster Page 5William Stevens Page 9
George Armstrong Page 2 William Proctor Page 5Owne Kelly Page 9
Margt. Newton Page 2 Thomas Rooney Page 5James McGurk Page 9
John Jennings Page 3 Francis Davison Page 5Bryan McGurk Page 9
Ralph Brunkard Page 3 Robert Crawford Page 5Gilldoe Trolan Page 9
Edward Brown Page 3 Mary Wilson Widw. Page 5George McCamel Page 9
Christophilus Reynolds Page 3 Robert Crawford Page 5Dennis McCarrol Page 9
Hugh McElhone Page 3 John Watson Page 5James Flanigan Page 9
Adam Hendry Page 3 Andrew Fullerton Page 5William Chievers Page 9
Richard Williams Page 3 William Parks Page 5Patrick Chievers Page 9
Robert Dawson Page 3 William Clownish Page 5Thmas Coshilley Page 9
George Rodgers Page 3 Edward McGarvey Page 5Hugh Coshilley Page 9
James Brown Page 3 John Creighton Page 5Patrick McNavall Page 9
Arthur Tracey Page 3 Adam Vance Page 5Manasses McNavall Page 9
Joseph Evans Page 3 James Little Page 5Thomas McNavall Page 9
Phillis Warburton Widw. Page 3 John Patterson Page 5Hugh McNavall Page 9
Alexr. Bradey Page 3 Matthw. Lindsay Page 5Bridget McCanna Page 9
Thomas Johnston Page 3 William Lee Page 5Charles Diamond Page 9
Jeremy Hainey Page 3 ames Johnston Page 5Michael Walsh Page 9
Thomas Bordley Page 3 John Brown Page 5Nicholas Walsh Page 9
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Some Notes on the Parish of Maghera and Neighbourhood

By A. K. MORRISON and S. D. LYTLE.

Published in the Ulster Journal of Archeology Vol. VIII, McCaw, Stevenson & Orr, The Linenhall Press, 1902.

THE town and parish of Maghera are situated in the barony of Loughinshollin and the county of Derry. The parish is bounded on the north by Killyleagh, on the west by Ballinascreen and Kilcronaghan, on the south-east by Ballyscullion and Termoneeny, and on the east by Tamlaght-o’-Crilly, all in the diocese of Derry.

The town is of great antiquity. It is recorded that the see of Ardstra, or Ardstragh, was removed to Maghera in 597 ; it continued as a separate diocese until 1158, when it was united to the see of Derry. In 1641 it was burnt by the Irish, under Macdonnell. In 1688 it was assaulted by the army of James II, the inhabitants seeking refuge in the city of Derry.

It was anciently called Machaire Ratha Luraigh Machaire means a plain this was changed into its present name, Maghera. Ratha Luraigh means the fort of Lurach. St. Lurach was the patron saint of this parish, and his festival was formerly celebrated on the 17 February. Like many Irish saints, Lurach was of royal lineage. Lurach of the Poems, son of Griana uais, monarch of Ireland, who married Davorca, sister of Saint Patrick.

The ruins of St. Lurach’s church adjoin the town, and are in a good state of preservation. They are now under the charge of the Board of Works, and so are well looked after.

Samuel Lewis, in his Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), says about this church :

“The ruins of the old church are highly interesting, and some portions bear marks of very remote antiquity. Over the west entrance is a representation of the Crucifixion, rudely sculptured in high relief, with ten of the apostles ; and in the churchyard are the tomb and pillar of Leuri, the patron saint, whose grave was opened some time since, when a silver crucifix was found in it, which was carefully replaced.”

It would have been much better to have suppressed this information, as a couple of thieves came afterwards and opened this grave and stole the sacred relics. An information was sworn by the late Alexander Hipson of Maghera, describing these thieves ; and the late Rev. Spencer Knox had them followed to Magherafelt and Moneymore, but unfortunately all trace of them was lost.

On the 4 January, 1881, a paper was read before the Belfast Naturalists’ Field Club by F. W. Lockwood, on “The Crucifixion and other Sculptures of the Ruined Church at Maghera, Co. Derry,” in which he stated :

“The ruined church at Maghera presents features perfectly unique amongst Irish ecclesiastical remains in its square-headed west doorway, above which is carved in relief, according to Lord Dunraven, the Crucifixion, the figures of the eleven disciples, and the two soldiers with spear and sponge. In Miss Stokes’s work it is described as ‘the Crucifixion, with lance and sponge, the figure of the Saviour draped to the hands and wrists, the three disciples and the woman standing near.’ A full-sized drawing explained that the decay of the stone rendered it difficult to identify some of the figures, but the two Roman soldiers, the blessed Virgin, and probably nine disciples, with the position of the tenth, are clearly to be made out ; angels are also to be seen hovering above the cross. Several similar features are also to be seen in the sculptured crosses of the ninth and tenth centuries at Monasterboice and elsewhere. The probable date of this interesting relic is between the years 960 to 1000 A.D.”

Local tradition has it that an underground passage existed between this church and the church on Mullagh Hill, about a mile distant.

St. Lurach’s grave is in the churchyard, and is marked by a rude stone, which is so decayed that no trace of anything can be made out of it. It is hoped that some suitable monument will soon mark the resting-place of our patron saint.

St. Lurach’s well is in the centre of the down [sic], at the gateway of A. K. Morrison. It was for a considerable time the principal source of the water supply for the town, but is now threatened with closure by the district authorities, and a pump erected over it; and though from a sanitary point of view this might be an improvement, yet it is a pity to obliterate such an ancient and celebrated landmark.

About an English mile from Maghera, at Tirnony, there is a very fine cromleac, near to which Lewis says there is an artificial cave formed of field stones and covered with flags; but the oldest inhabitant never heard of this souterrain, and if it exists its precise whereabouts is unknown. To the north west of this cromleac, about 200 yards distant, we have the ruins of Killelagh old church, a very ancient structure, but unfortunately no reliable record can be found regarding its erection. Lewis says it was destroyed in the wars of 1641 by the Earl of Tyrone, and subsequently rebuilt. Lying close to the wall of the churchyard is a large Flat stone, 3 feet by 4½ feet, and about 6 inches thick, with two basin-shaped cavities in it. Close to this old church there is a very fine rath, with one circumvallation. MADGHS

About two miles farther there is a sweat house in Tirkane, with a well a few yards distant from its entrance. The favourite explanation of this sweat-house is that it was used something like our Turkish baths, and as a cure for rheumatism and such-like complaints. A fire was lighted inside on its jagged floor, and when well heated the fire was cleared out, and after the patient had dipped himself in the well he was closed up in the house until he perspired profusely, with beneficial results.

There are a number of other places in this neighbourhood of traditional interest, such as giants’ graves one in Slaghtnail and one in Corlecky ; also the remains of what is said to be one of the palaces of some of the Irish kings in Granaghan.

At Culnady, about three miles distant from Maghera, there is a very large and perfect rath at Dunglady. It is compassed by treble walls and a trench, but unfortunately there are no records regarding its occupation. It is said to be one of the most perfect in Ireland, and commands a most extensive view of the surrounding country.

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The following is a copy of a deposition made by Alexr. Hipson regarding

the rifling of Saint Lurach’s grave, before J. J. Clarke, 20 January, 1865 :

CITY & COUNTY OF LONDONDERRY TO WIT.} I Alexander Hipson of Maghera in the county of Londonderry  carpenter do solemly & sincerely declare that in or about the year 1829 I think in the month of March I was in the employment of the Rev. Jas. Spencer Knox rector of the parish of Maghera, when one morning having to pass through the old graveyard on my way from the glebe house to the town of Maghera to buy nails I met two persons dressd like gentlemen in the graveyard, one had a paper in his hand, on which there was writing. He askd was I a native of the town I said I was- He then enquird [sic] if there was a long grave in the churchyard in which Saint Lorny was buried. I said I had often heard of it. He again askd if it had a black whin stone for a head stone I told him it had. He lookd at the paper and bid the other gentleman to come along. We went together to the grave which I pointed out. He took a rule out of his pocket & measurd [sic} the grave which he compard [sic]with the writing on the paper with it and the headstone. At his request I got him a spade from James Cassidy who was planting potatoes. On giving him the spade he gave me a half crown piece & said to me & Thomas Quinn who had just come up that we might go and have a glass. We went to Billy Crocketts had a glass & divided what was left of the half crown between us. I then went to Harry Porters the nailer, got the nails & retd  through the graveyard, and there found the two gentlemen filling up the hole in the grave that appeared about 2½ feet long & about 2 ft broad. I don’t know the depth. On the grass was a handkerchief spread out the wind raising it up I saw underneath a cross which might be about 18 inches long. They then left taking the cross with them. I began to think I should tell Mr. Knox & went to the hall door, but he was not in the house. Half an hour after I ret d1 found him in his study and told what had occurrd [sic]. He sent me immediately to the hotel kept by Mr Falls to make enquiry who said, they had been gone for some time, but whether to Moneymore or Magherafelt he could not say. Mr Knox & myself then drove in his gig to Magherafelt but could not find any trace of them there but got a fresh horse & proceeded to Moneymore, with no better success-  came back by Desertmartin to Magherafelt hoping to meet with them Mr Knox having left instructions in Magherafelt to have them detaind shd they make their appearance there.

Mr Knox told me afterwards he had reason to believe they had gone to Dungannon & was greatly displeased with Mr Falls as he blamd him for misleading him.

I make this solemn deposition conscientously believing same to be true, and by virtue of an act passd in the 6 year of his late Magesty King Wm. the Fourth chapt 62 for the abolition of unnecessary oaths. Alexander Hipson.  {Made and subscribed before me this 20 day of January, 1865 (sixty-five), at Largantogher. Jas. J. Clarke, J.P. for Co. Londonderry.

Wooden Articles found in Peat Bogs

By W. J. KNOWLES, M.R.I.A.

Published in the Ulster Journal of Archeology Vol. VIII, McCaw, Stevenson & Orr, The Linenhall Press, 1902

DURING the last few years, I have obtained a number of wooden vessels and other articles from peat bogs deserving of notice in the Ulster Journal of Archeology. Although such objects, owing to their splitting and warping while drying, are not so much prized by collectors of antiquities as implements of stone and bronze, yet they should not be neglected, as they throw considerable light on the domestic customs of the ancient inhabitants of this country. The following are a selection from a much larger number of objects of this kind, which have accumulated in my collection of Irish antiquities :

In the summer of 1899 a man brought me a wooden vessel which he had found in Mullaghboy bog, County Derry. It is one of those vessels called churns by antiquaries, having a hole in the centre of the lid or cover through which a churn-staff could move upwards and downwards in the process of churning. The vessel was complete. The lid was made to lift off and on, and the hole in the centre was square, not round as that in modern churn lids, and it projects upwards like a short funnel, with an ear or small handle at each side. No churn-staff, so far as I know, has ever been found associated with such vessels ; or, indeed, anywhere away from where the vessels of this kind are found. The churn itself is cut from the solid wood, die centre being excavated, and a wall of about three-quarters of an inch left. It is 16 inches in height, and 16 inches in width at the centre: but it curves inward towards the mouth, and is there 13 inches wide. The bottom is a separate piece, and is fixed in a groove, into which it must have been pressed when the vessel was newly made. It was found about 3 feet down in the peat bank, as far as the finder could remember, and it contained nothing but “fog”(sphagnum). A wooden spade was found near it, but it broke up and “crumbled away.” Fig 1The vessel was beginning to crack when I bought it, but by a little judicious treatment I was able to prevent further cracking, and it is now in a very fair state of preservation. There are two slight projections, one at each side, about the middle part of the vessel, through which holes have been bored- I should think for the purpose of hanging it up, so as to prevent mice or rats making an attack on it. It is shown in fig. 1. The lid of this specimen is a very common type ; and almost all my specimens, even they are of small size, have the square hole in the centre. I show one small lid from Gortgole bog, near Portglenone. in fig. 2, which has no hole.Fig 2 The vessel to which this lid belonged was not found. In the summer of 1898 a large wooden tray was found in Craig’s bog, about two miles north- west of Cullybackey. It is one of a very common type of article found in bogs, but this specimen is unusually large. It is all of one piece, and has been cut and made from a large tree in a rather rough way, the workmanship being ol such a kind as a person who was Jack-of-all-trades would make. It measures 3 feet 4 inches in length, and 2 feet 2 inches in breadth, and has holes through a thickened portion at back of the handles by which it could be hung up against a wall. There is a crack at one end, but otherwise it is in good preservation. It is shown in fig. 3.Fig 3

I show in fig. 4 a vessel filled with bog butter. It was found at a depth of 6 feet in Castletown bog, near Ahoghill, County Antrim, in 1891. It is 11 inches high, of squarish appearance, contracts slightly below the mouth, and swells out to a slightly greater width below the centre, and at this thickest portion there is a handle at one side. The butter is heaped up above the mouth of the vessel, consequently there was no lid ; but the bottom was fixed as in the first specimen described. The breadth at the mouth is 6 inches and at the widest part 6½ inches. It has also been cut from the solid wood. With the exception of one crack, the vessel is in a fair state of preservation.Fig 4 & 5 I have three other vessels of the same type, all found in bogs widely separated : some of them, indeed, in separate counties. I have also observed vessels of same shape filled with butter in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy, which were found in southern counties, so that this type of vessel was widely distributed. It is interesting to find that all such vessels contain butter, though this is not the only kind of vessel in which bog butter is found. The next vessel I have to describe is a mether with two handles, which was found a few years ago in a bog near Armoy, County Antrim. It is 10½ inches high, and 5½ inches wide at the mouth, from which it curves gracefully to the bottom, where it is 4½ inches broad. It is square, but the edge of the mouth is not level, as each side shows a gentle downward curve from corner to corner. This vessel has also been cut from a solid piece of  wood ; but the bottom, as in other specimens, is a separate piece.  I have another example of this kind with four handles, found in a bog near Ballymoney, besides several methers of horn. They were all, no doubt, used as drinking vessels, and are fairly numerous. Many have been figured from time to time in catalogues of collections and in archaeological journals. It is shown in fig. 5.

The next specimen is a small bowl-shaped vessel or cup with a handle, all cut from a solid piece of wood. The outside has been nicely smoothed, and has two grooves cut round the rim by way of ornament ; and the handle is solid, with a Fig 6small tongue running downwards. The inside has been rather roughly excavated, and does not present the smoothed appearance of the outside. It has been injured at the lip, as will appear in fig. 6, where it is shown. It was found in Gortgole bog about three years ago. There is also shown in fig. 7 a plate or platter of wood, which, with two others that fitted into each other, was found in Fenagh bog, near Ballymena, about four years ago. It has the appearance of a large soup-plate. It has been cut out of the solid, and shows coarse workmanship. Fig 7It is 16 inches in diameter. I show lastly a sort of hand-spade or trowel with toes. It was found in Culbane bog, County Derry, near Portglenone, in 1896. The finder has been impressed with the appearance of the object, and has made an attempt to cut in rude letters on one side the word “Good.” It is shown in fig. 8.Fig 8

This list might be indefinitely extended, as we find in bogs, besides the kinds of articles enumerated, canoes, paddles, spades, and vessels of different types from those described ; and only for the preservative quality of bogs, we would have had no knowledge of any of these things. We might ask why such articles are found in bogs. No doubt the answer to this would be that bogs were good places to hide in during times when the country was in a disturbed state, and on such occasions possibly all portable articles would be taken to the same places of security. People may even have lived on the drier parts of bogs as they did on crannoges, in order to be secure from plunderers and robbers as well as wild beasts ; or they may have only hid the articles and never recovered them. In the matter of the butter, it may have been purposely buried in the bog with the view of preserving it or giving it a flavour. In one case which I have described, 1 and which was authenticated by a clergyman living in the neighbourhood, it was found that a place had been purposely excavated to put the vessel in, and twelve feet of bog had grown over it by the time it was found, which is about twenty years ago. MADGHS

In the list I have given, we see a very fair series of domestic utensils, used a long time ago by the people of this country; and the question may be asked, as it has often been asked to myself, what is the age of these things? Our authorities are, as a rule, rather indefinite on the question of age, and it is therefore not easy to give the answer in the way the questioner would like; that is, tell him that such an article was 300, 500, or 1,000 years old.

Sir William Wilde says, in his Catalogue of the Antiquities of the Royal Irish Academy, p. 200, in referring to objects such as I have figured : they “throw much light on the domestic habits and manners of the Irish, from the tenth to the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries.” In O’Curry’s Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish there is frequent mention of cuads or mugs, medars, churns, buckets, cans, etc. The value of some of the vessels is given as “four cows for curachs (canoes), four cows for wooden vessels, namely, vats, tubs, and keeves of oak, and small vessels besides.”2 An ancient sage named Finntaun, in the year 558, related that he had planted a tree, and after it had grown old he made from its stem seven vats, seven keeves, seven stans, seven churns, seven pitchers, seven milans, and seven medars.3 This Finntaun came to Ireland before the Deluge, and was still alive in 558, and he was relating what had happened long before that period. Whilst we must take Finntaun as legendary, perhaps we might be justified in taking it as historical, that, at the year 558, such a series of vessels was being used by the Irish people. We do not find many of these vessels connected with crannoges. though, no doubt, many of them may have been used by inhabitants of such places. Several trays have been recorded from crannoges,4 and canoes and paddles have frequently been found, which we have no hesitation in connecting with them, though they may not be found quite near such structures. A lake village was found a few years ago at Glastonbury, in England, and excavations have been going on there at regular intervals, and reports on the subject given annually to the British Association. In 1895, at the Ipswich meeting. Dr. Mumo stated that many of the industrial relics from Glastonbury exhibit some of the special characteristics of this style of art (late Celtic), the importation of which into Britain preceded the Romans by two or three centuries. One or two objects only showed Roman origin; and Dr. Munro says “that this shows that the village existed as an inhabited place up till Roman times, and it is possible it was the intrusion of the Romans into the district that put an end to it.”5 There were found in this village wooden vessels tubs, buckets, and cups, some stave made, but some cut from the solid. It may be a question whether the late Celtic culture reached Ireland directly from the Continent about the same time as it reached Britain, or came to us through the latter country. But suppose there was a colony of the people who practised the art known as late Celtic, which came directly to Ireland, I can imagine a large immigration of those people into this country from Britain at the time of the Roman invasion. That the same people lived in both countries we can easily see by comparing the finds from the lake-dwellings of the one with those from the crannoges of the other. With regard to the high-class workmanship known as late Celtic, I scarcely think Ireland stands second in rank. But I am dealing at present with vessels cut from solid trunks of wood ; and if the vessels of that kind found at Glastonbury can be dated from the third century B.C. to about the time of the invasion of Britain by the Romans, I would put the use of such vessels in this country at much about the same period. I would therefore carry back the earlier date, given by Sir William Wilde, several centuries, though, considering how slowly changes in patterns must have taken place in early times, the later period he mentions may be allowed to stand. There is still, however, an uncertain element in ascertaining the age of any individual object : for owing to the preservative quality of bog. an object 1.000 years old would perhaps look as fresh as one of 500 years old ; and we cannot tell what change may have taken place in the fashion of utensils during the long time we have taken in : probably very little. By careful recording, we might get an insight into the age, as in light objects of wood, which would be rather buoyed up than sink, the deeper they were found, we would say they were the older. Although we cannot tell the exact age of any article which has been found in a bog, yet I think we may say generally that in Ireland the use of wooden vessels made out of solid trunks of trees, probably of similar patterns to those I have figured, extends back to the early centuries of the Christian era.

1 British Association Report, 1879?, p. 395?

2 [unreadable]

3[unreadable]

4 Wood Mether [unreadable]

5 [originally recorded as 1, but renumber here as 5 for clarity] British Association Report, 1895, p. 519.

Drumagarner Burial Register

Drumagarner Burial Register extracts

DateNameResidence at time of death
10 Oct 1846Blank BradleyDrumagarner
23 May 1852Berd? BradleyDrumagarner
9 Apr 1855Jas BradleyDrumagarner
5 Jun 1856John BradleyDrumagarner
25 Aug 1858Pk BradleyDrumagarner
25 Oct 1859John BradleyDrumagarner

 

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Drumagarner Chapel Baptism Records

Drumagarner Chapel Baptism Records

Date of BaptismName of ChildDate of BirthFather's NameMother's NameResidenceConducted bySponsor 1Sponsor 2Comment
6 Feb 1847Bridget BradleyBlankFelix & Ann BradleyDrumagarnerFelix Bradley, DrumagarnerAnn Bradley, Drumagarner
4 Oct? 1847John BoydHen(ry) BoydMargaret JaneDrumagarnerPat O'Kane, KilreaMargaret Ann Boyd?
2 Dec 1848?Daniel BradleyBerd BradleyMargaretDrumagarnerJas McHendry, IllegibleBiddy Bradley, Illegible
?Sep 1849Felix BradleyFelix BradleyBlankDrumagarnerBlankMargaret O'Neil, Drumagarner
?May 1851Mary BradleyBerd & Margaret BradleyMargaretDrumagarnerJohn O'Neil, Antrim Peggy Bradley
13 July 1851Felix CrawfordFelix CrawfordSusanDrumagarnerJohn Bradley, Drumagarner Ann Bradley, Drumagarner
20 Jul 1851And BradleyWm BradleyCatDrumagarnerPeggy KaneDrumagarner
5 Sep 1852Rosanna BoydHen(ry) BoydPeggy Jane DrumagarnerPat Henry, DrumagarnerPeggy O'Neill, Drumagarner
8 Jul 1853Berd BradleyBerd BradleyMargaretDrumagarnerPatk Bradley, DrumagarnerPeggy Bradley, Drumagarner
1 Feb 1854Ellen BradleyFelix BradleyAnnDrumagarnerDanl Conol, MonyghranMary Craig, Drumagarner
9 Sep 1854?Henry BoydHen(ry) BoydPeggy Jane DrumagarnerThomas Loughry, KilreaPeggy Jane Boyd
6 Mar 1855Murt BradleyDanl BradleyAnnDrumagarnerAndw Bradley, Drumagarner Blank Bradley, Drumagarner
?1 Jul 1856John BradleyFelix BradleyAnnDrumagarnerJohn Craig, Peggy BradleyDrumagarner
20? Jul 1856Tom BoydHen(ry) BoydMargaretDrumagarnerHen. Mullan, DrumagarnerMargaret Ann Brogan
7 Sep 1856Andrew BradleyBerd BradleyMargaretDrumagarnerAnd Bradley, Drumagarner Susan Bradley, Drumagarner
1 Aug 1857Elizabeth BoydHen(ry) BoydMargaretDrumagarnerCh. McCorry?, ClaraPeggy Ann Boyd
29 May 1859Ellen BradleyBerd BradleyMargaretDrumagarnerPatk McClane, Antrim Mary Ann McClane, Antrim
13 Nov 1874Ann Jane McCurleyJohn McCurleyRose (formerly Fleming)Craigall
21 Dec 1876John McCurleyJohn McCurleyRose (formerly Fleming)Craigall

 

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