Draperstown Presbyterian Church


Draperstown Presbyterian Church lies in the village of Draperstown at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains.

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  1. Wondering if you would have a record of Maria Anne Dickson’s (b.1843) marriage to William Shiels (b.1840 we think at Mullagh, Maghera). Her father Thomas Andrew Dickson lived at Moybeg Cottage, Tobermore. They owned the Draper business in Broad Street, Magherafelt.

    Thank you for your meticulous work on these records. They will be a blessing to many families, like ourselves, who are trying to piece the jigsaw puzzles of their families together!

    1. Hi Charmian,

      On family search the record is given as:
      Groom’s Name: William Shiels
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      Bride’s Name: Maria A. Dickson
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      Marriage Date: 01 Feb 1869
      Marriage Place: Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland
      Groom’s Father’s Name: John Shiels
      Groom’s Mother’s Name:
      Bride’s Father’s Name: Thomas A. Dickson
      Bride’s Mother’s Name:
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M70241-1
      System Origin: Ireland-EASy
      Source Film Number: 101538
      Reference Number: p869 ln39
      Collection: Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898
      Now whilst they list Magherafelt as the place of marriage, this is the Main town (and also the Registrar’s district) and the marriage actually took place at Castledawson Presbyterian Church.

      Additionally, the Coleraine Chronicle newspaper of 6th February 1869 carries the following post “At the Presbyterian Church, Castledawson, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. James A. Robson, Tobermore, assisted by the Rev. A. Montgomery, Magherafelt, Mr. William Shiels, Magherafelt, to Maria Annie, only daughter of the late Thomas A. Dickson, Esq., Mossvale Cottage, Cloan, Draperstown.”

      I hope this is of some use to you!

      Best regards,


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