Maghera Past and present – A view of Maghera in 1913

Lower Main Street, Maghera circa 1903 400x254

Maghera Past and present – A view of Maghera in 1913The Larne Times & Weekly Telegraph covered the town of Maghera in an interesting and wonderfully detailed article featured in their 8th November 1913 edition. This was part of their ‘In Ulster towns and villages’ series of articles and gives a wonderfully informative  zeitgeist of Maghera on the eve of World War I:





Progressing to Maghera in continuation of our series of articles on Ulster towns and village the ancient town of St. Lurach is the next natural stopping place after Castledawson and Magherafelt, the outlines of whose history we reviewed last week. If instead of the sequence of geographical situations we had consulted the interests of cultural precedence, Maghera should be given premier place in Derry by way of its rank and standing as the oldest town in the county.

The authority of Lewis, without whose topographical records the country would be much [poorer?] it is not necessary to establish the fact that Maghera is a place of great antiquity. The town to this day bears silent but indisputable testimony, not merely to its existence, but also its great importance, in early epochs of Ireland’s history, when many centres have grown up in the intervening centuries had not taken form from out the forest that covered wide tracts of what is now [ ] pasture land. The Plantation [period marks] the beginning of quite a large [  ] in the northern towns of Ireland. Not such Maghera. Three hundred years have passed into history since first settlers under King James’s scheme of colonisation [mov]ed to the regions watered by the Lower Bann. Twice or thrice three hundred years would not carry us back to the times when Maghera first assumed prominence as a centre of.


 St. Lurach’s Old Church.

Although we are told there is no precise account of the original foundation of an abbey for Canons Regular, believed to have been established there at a very early period, yet it is beyond controversy that at so remote a time as 537 the ancient see of Ardstra or Ardstrath was removed to the town. In the olden times the place was called Machaire Ratha Luraigh- Machaire meaning a plain (as in Magherafelt, the plain of the rushes). Gradually the name changed to its present form, Ratha Luraigh means the fort of Lurach, St. Lurach being the patron saint of the parish. This eminent ecclesiastical, of whom the town has more than one memorial, substantial as well as legendary, throws the mind back to the days of St. Patrick himself. Lurach, like many another Irish saint, was of Royal Lineage, and had close family ties with the patron saint of Ireland. One has but to turn to the ruins of St. Lurach’s Church, happily in an excellent state of preservation, to find abundant confirmation as to Maghera’s importance in the era in which Ireland won its first fame as the home of saints and scholars. The old church and grounds have been the hunting ground of the antiquarian and archaeologist who have written and lectured upon some of its features which have a distinctiveness of their own among Irish ecclesiastical remains. Some portions bear marks of very remote antiquity. The square-headed western doorway, with its representation of the Crucifixion, rudely sculptured in high relief with the company of the apostles, has long fascinated the attention of those who find a delight in the study of these memorials of an age, of which relics are but too few. It has been estimated that the date of this interesting piece of sculptury is between the years 960 and 1,000 A.D.. Lewis, in his indispensible Topographical Dictionary (1837) mentioned not only the fact that in the churchyard are the tomb and pillar of Leuri (or Lurach, but added that the grave of the patron saint was opened early in the last century, when a silver crucifix was found in it, and was carefully replaced. It has been placed on record that this addendum had been better suppressed, as it is related that a couple of thieves came afterwards, opened the grave, and


An information was sworn by the late Alexander Hipson, of Maghera, describing the thieves, and the late Rev. Spencer Knox had them followed to Magherafelt and Moneymore, but unfortunately all traces of them was lost. Readers of the “Ulster Journal of Archaeology” were indebted over ten years ago to the late Mr. A. K. Morrison and to Mr. S. D. Lytle for a copy of the deposition of Hipson, describing the disgraceful act of vandalism, and we take leave to reproduce it here. MADGHS

It was sworn and signed on January 20, 1865, before Mr. J. J. Clarke J.P., at Largantogher, as follows:-

I Alexander Hipson of Maghera in the county of Londonderry carpenter do solemnly & sincerely declare that in or about the year 1839 I think in the month of March I was in the employment of the Rev. James 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 dressed like gentlemen in the graveyard, one had a paper in his hand, on which there was writing. He asked was I a native of the town I said I was. He then enquired 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 asked if it had a black whin stone for a head stone I told him it had. He looked 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 & measured the grave which he compared 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 & returned  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 returned I found him in his study and told what had occurred.  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 detained should 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 blamed him for misleading him.

This is the story which, in point of detail, certainly seems very circumstantial. The resting-place of St. Lurach is marked by a rude whinstone, which is evidently the remains of a cross. The hope has been more than once expressed that some suitable monument should mark the resting-place of Maghera’s patron saint, but this natural and commending desire has not yet been realised. There is a local tradition that an underground passage existed between the old church and the church of Mullagh Hill, about a mile distant. No one, however, has been industrious enough to test the accuracy of tradition by any extensive excavation.


Another reminder of St. Lurach is the well which perpetuates his name to the present day. It is in the centre of the town not far from the principal street, at the entrance of Mr. John Marker’s yard. The well was for a considerable time the principal source of the water supply for the town, but was closed in recent years by the district authorities, and a pump erected over it. The legends concerning the efficacy of the waters of the well, as may well be conceived, are numerous.

Reverting to the earlier times we recall that for nearly 600 years Maghera continued to be the seat of the diocese but in 1158 it was united to the See of Derry and the cathedral church was established in that city. The transference meant more than a mere loss of prestige to the ancient town, for it appears to have declined rapidly in importance after that period, and a few events of historical interest occurred, except occasional depredations during the insurrections of the O’Nials, to whom the surrounding territory belonged. On the plantation of Ulster the lands of the ancient See of Maghera were confirmed to the Bishop of Derry, and other parts of the parish were also assigned by James I to the Mercers’, Vintners’, Salters’, and Drapers’ companies of London, who retained possession till their disposal under the Land Acts of the last few decades. In the war of 1641 Maghera suffered very heavily, being burned by the insurgents under Macdonnell. It was in that terrible period that the ironworks which were established at Drumconready in the reign of Charles I, were destroyed. In 1688 the town, which had scarcely recovered from its former devastation, was assaulted by the Irish adherents of James II, and the inhabitants were compelled to abandon their houses and seek refuge in the city of Derry. 1641 and 1688 are outstanding dates, but much could be written of long periods during which hardships tried the people of Maghera, as well as the country’s inhabitants generally. We must hasten on, however, and come to


Which not unnaturally had its influence upon the folk in and around Maghera. Times were different then, and the general discontent, which was generated by causes which should have been removed, found expression in the well-known incidents of the period. In our reference to the history of Presbyterianism we touch incidentally upon ’98. Suffice here briefly to relate that in Maghera a corps was formed called the Maghera National Guards, which was composed principally of Presbyterians, and a number of Roman Catholics and even a few Episcopalians joined the ranks. The corps was about 5,000, but only a tenth of them had firearms, the remainder carrying pikes, pitchforks, spades, and bludgeons. They assembled at Crewe Hill on the 7th June, 1798, but owing to the defeat of the other corps of United Irishmen in the neighbourhood when the soldiers put in an appearance they disbanded. Some of the leaders escaped to America. Walter or “Watty” Graham was not so fortunate. He found shelter in Limavady, but was betrayed, and brought back to Maghera, where he was hanged, the place of his execution in the Square being pointed out to the present day. His servant man, reputed to be dull-witted, was ordered to proclaim at intervals as his master’s head was carried on the top of the pole through the streets- “Behold the head of a traitor”. The man, whether intentionally or not is not known, cried out,


Many of the people emigrated to America at these times. England had cause to regret her misrule of the country afterwards. In America the Ulster people proved England’s most bitter enemies when that country was wrested from the British. It is a well-known fact that the Declaration of Independence was principally signed by Irish Presbyterians. Two of the signatories on that historic roll are Charles Thompson and a man named Hawthorne, two Maghera Presbyterians. Only two of the signatories added any address, and one was Thompson, who was proud to place Maghera after his name.


It is a long skip from 1798 to 1913, but in the interests of space we are compelled to make it. As we have said, Maghera is a town which can boast an historic continuity that none of its neighbours can eclipse. While proud of its almost unique record in this respect, the town by no means lives in the past, its inhabitants being animated by a spirit of progressiveness that has left its impress in many directions. It enjoys the reputation of being the most progressive market town in South Derry. Modern Maghera is improving materially both as regards size and importance. The installation of electric light is one of the indications of its up-to-dateness.


By far the most important event in recent times was the establishment of the new handkerchief embroidery works in Hall Street by Messrs. Glendinning, McLeish & Co., Belfast, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction. The advent of this industry as thus introduced holds encouraging potentialities for the future, and will be destined to mark a new era in the history of the town. The splendid structure in fine modern style means more than an ornate addition to Maghera’s buildings, but will prove a boon to the people around, as the prosperity of the works will reflect its influence on the town in an altogether gratifying way. The number of hands employed at present s necessarily somewhat limited, but larger schemes are in the air, including the erection of a large factory, into which the girls, after training in the embroidery works, will be qualified to pass. We trust, with every well-wisher of the town, that nothing will stand in the way of expansion and development. Our illustrations include one or two representations of machine embroidery as carried on in the interior of the well-lighted and pleasantly-ventilated works. The Juxtaposition on the same page of such widely differing views as that of the old Abbey Church and of those depicting his recent industrial development may seem to savour of the incongruous. And yet is there not in them a faithful reflex of Maghera- the one representing the glory of its storied past and the other pointing to the hopes of a brightening future?

A word or two must be said in regard to the churches. The present parish church, of which the respected incumbent is Rev. A. H. Maturin, dates back to 1820. The exact date upon which the last services were held in the old church is not known, but it is likely that the devotions of the church people were conducted there up to the consecration of the present church. The inscription on a stone above the doorway of the modern parish church reads:








Colonel Clark has recalled the fact that his late father, who was born over a century ago, worshiped in the old church. Compared with its venerable predecessor, the “new” parish church is but an “infant”, and yet in a few short years the centenary of its consecration will be celebrated!


Columns could be written, and indeed, have been written, of the history of Presbyterianism in Maghera. To the researches of Mr. S. Lytle, a leading merchant of the town, the community owes much for the information which from time to time he has brought to light concerning former times not alone in regard to the Church of which he is an honoured member, but in regard to the general history of the town. As Mr. Lytle pointed out on a public occasion over five years ago, the Presbyterian Church in Maghera has a history in many respects unique. The church was on two occasions closed by a partial Government, once it was burned, and in 1798 it was used as temporary quarters by the Tipperary Militia. The first mention that can be found of the Maghera congregation was in 1665, when a Mr. Anthony Kennedy, of Templepatrick was sent to supply the pulpit for two Sabbaths. The first minister appointed was Robert Rowan, who was placed in charge in 1658, but, after the restoration, which occurred a short time after his appointment, he went over to the Episcopalian Church and became rector of Maghera. The Presbyterian Church was closed, but the congregation continued their worship in a building accommodating 500 people provided by Major Montgomery, a member of the Established Church. For his catholicity of spirit the major was arrested- such was the spirit of tolerance in those early times. The succession of ministers till the famous Dr. Glendy was- Rev. James Kirkpatrick, Rev. John Tomb, Rev. Archibald Boyd, Rev. James Dykes, and Rev. David Smylie. In 1785 the church was removed to its present site from Fair Hill, where one of the foundation stones of the former building is to be seen. The name of Rev. Dr. Glendy, who was a man of outstanding abilities, stands out conspicuously on account of the prominent position he took in the rebellion of 1798. Upon the disabilities of the Presbyterians and all religious bodies except the Established Church and the causes of the ’98 rising it is happily not for us to dwell here, as they are common history. There is no evidence to show that Dr. John Glendy was not a United Irishman, but there is not the slightest doubt that he was in thorough sympathy with their principles. He was, accordingly, a marked man. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and when the soldiers arrived at his house, which occupied the site of Mr. Henry Shiver’s house, they found Dr. Glendy had escaped. Hs house and property was burned, and the doctor found refuge in “The Grove”, where Mr. Wilson now resides. He eventually made good his escape in feminine garb, and in Baltimore, America, founded a church, over which he presided for many years. He became acquainted with Thomas Jefferson, then


Who became his friend, and in 1805 Glendy was appointed chaplain of the House of Representatives, and in 1815 served the Senate in the same capacity. Dr. John Glendy’s successors in the pastorate of Maghera were Rev. Charles Kennedy, ordained 29th July, 1801 ; Rev. Smylie Robson, 16th June, 1843 ; Rev. Dr. Witherow (afterwards professor in Magee College), 1st October, 1845 ; Rev. Dr. Leitch (now President of Assembly College, Belfast), 2nd October, 1866; Rev. R.H.F. Dickey, B.D. (now Professor in Magee College), 26th January, 1880 ; Rev. Dr. Hall (who afterwards took up duty in Colbrooke Row, London, and Coleraine), 16th September, 1891 ; and Rev. Dr. Magill, 4th February, 1900, who resigned in 1903, when he was appointed professor in Toronto, and is now Minister of Agriculture in Canada. The present minister is Rev. Wm. McMurray, who was ordained on March 3, 1904. It is not out of place to add that during Mr. McMurray’s pastorate many improvements have been effected. What is practically a new entrance to the church has been made, at a cost of about £400, while there has been purchased an acre of ground adjoining for a graveyard. A wall has been built all around, and stabling and coach-houses, for the use of country members, have been provided, while electric light has been installed in the church. Among many others, the following may be mentioned as having been at one time members of Maghera Presbyterian Church- The Rev. Dr. Cooke, who was baptised by the Rev. Dr. Glendy in the Presbyterian Church; Rev. Jackson Graham, Rev. William McCullaugh, Rev. Joseph Barkley, Cormany ; Rev. Thomas Lyttle, Sandymount, Dublin ; and the Rev. Robert G. Milling, Ballinahinch ; also Judge Barkley, all of whom have passed away. Rev. John Macmillan, late Moderator of Assembly ; the Rev. Dr. Patterson, of May Street, Belfast; Professor Woodburn, of Magee College ; and Rev. James Woodburn, of Castlerock, were also members of the church in former days.


Amongst the men of wide renown who claimed the neighbourhood of Maghera as the place of their nativity and upbringing, foremost place will be given to the late Rev. Henry Cooke, D.D., L.L.D., the eminent Presbyterian orator and theological controversialist. Dr. Cooke was born on the 11th may, 1788, in a cottage, traces of which no longer remain, in the townland of Grillagh, about a mile and a half north of the town. His father’s house stood on the declivity of a hill. The road to Coleraine then passed over the summit of the hill ; now the new road winds around the base, and on the sloping ground between the old road and the new road was placed the mansion. Like almost every other great leader of men, Cooke was of humble origin. The stock from which he sprang, though poor as the world estimates wealth, was rich in independence and industry. His father was a farmer and his mother had been a farmer’s daughter. By fidelity to their common task they were enabled to transmit to their children, of whom Henry was the youngest, the priceless inheritance of a stainless and honoured name. Much of his stock-in-trade as an orator was inherited, his attractive appearance and his marvellous powers of memory. His speeches were word pictures that dazzled the eyes of all with their beauty. His mind was a galaxy, not of old masters, but of original works of art, whose colour and technique nevertheless revealed an intimate acquaintance with all the best. Neither as a lad at school nor as a youth at college did Cooke display any evidence of the great powers that lay slumbering in his soul, yet, though uncapped with academic honours, he did not go empty away, but carried with him a taste for reading, combined with a knowledge of how to read, which were the highest accomplishments in the gift of a university. As a boy Cooke had witnessed the horrors of the ’98 times, and they left a deep impress on his young mind. Thus he became the confirmed antagonist of every liberal sentiment and the consistent supporter of the powers that were. His college days having drawn to a close, he was ordained, though only in his twentieth year, as assistant and successor to the Rev. Robert Scott at Duneane, a settlement which turned out anything but happily. It could hardly have been otherwise, the two men being as far removed as the poles from one another in temperament and ability. Scott not only held Arian views, but discharged his duties with apathy. Cooke was evangelical and deeply interested in his mission and in his message. He deemed it wise to resign, and after a short interval, occupied as a tutor, he was installed in Donegore, a large and important congregation of about 500 families. The spheres of his subsequent labours were Killyleagh to Belfast. His reply to the Rev. J. Smithurst, which was the beginning of the struggle between Arianism and orthodoxy, culminated in the great debate that took place in Lurgan on the 30thof June, 1829. The one political act of Dr. Cooke’s life , which gave most satisfaction to his brethren, was the bold stand which in 1841 he made against the Repeal of the Union, his challenge of Daniel O’Connell to a public discussion of the whole subject, a challenge which the “Liberaltor” deemed prudent to decline, enhanced his already great popularity. Had Dr. Cooke been guided by no higher motive than the ambition of worldly success he would have sought some more conspicuous field than a remote province in Ireland for the exercise of his great and varied powers. A Scottish parish, a London congregation, a seat in the House of Commons were positions quite within his reach at an early period of his career. But on principle he shut out all such suggestions, and gave his undivided strength to the Church in whose membership he was born, and to the community among whom his lot had been cast. For the last 40 years of his life he was the most conspicuous personage not only in Belfast, but in Ulster. When at the close of a long and laborious life death called him away (13th December, 1868), the whole province did him honour in a manner such as was never shown to any man who hitherto died in Ulster. Belfast buried him with the burial of a king.

Rev. Dr. Adam Clarke, the famous Biblical commentator, was a native of Maghera district, having been born at Moybeg in 1760. Although as a lad he received a very sparse education he blossomed forth into one of the most learned divines of the Wesleyan connexion, a man distinguished for the remarkable variety of his gifts, especially as a linguist. He was president of the Conference three times, an almost unique record. His great work was his commentary, the first volume of which appeared in 1810, and the last in 1826. By special request of the British and Foreign Bible Society, he prepared their Arabic Bible. Dr. Clark was offered a bishopric in England, but declined it. He died of cholera in London in 1832.

Hall Street (Wth RIC baracks)    Hall Street National School


We approach the end of our review with a brief allusion to some spots of interest in the neighbourhood. About an English mile from Maghera, at Tirnoney, 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 that there is a souterrain there is doubtful. To the northwest of the cromleac, about 200 yards distant, there are the ruins of Killelagh old church, a very ancient structure, but unfortunately no reliable record can be found regarding its erection. The building, like so many others, is stated to have been 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, 3ft. by 4ft., and about 6in. thick, with two basin-shaped cavities. Close to this old church is a very fine rath, with one circumvallation. About two miles farther there is a sweathouse in Tirkane, with a well a few yards distant from its entrance. The favourite explanation of this sweathouse is that it was used to perform the purpose of Turkish baths, and as a cure for rheumatism and kindred complaints. A fire was lighted on its flagged 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 several other places in the neighbourhood of traditional interest, such as giant’s graves- one in Slaghtnail and one in Corlecky, also the remains of what is said to be one of the places of some of the Irish kings in Granaghan. At there is a very large and perfect rath at Dunglady. It is encompassed 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. There are several other raths and forts in the parish. Numerous celts, swords, spear heads, and ornaments of bronze and brass have been found in the parish and vicinity.

In a sketch like the foregoing much has necessarily been omitted, but we trust we have indicated, even in a general way, sufficient to show that if Maghera had been excluded a prominent place in our present series the omission would have been grave and unpardonable.

Drimbolg Reformed Presbyterian Marriages (1864-1925)

Drimbolg Reformed Presbyterian Marriages (1864-1925)

No.DateNamesAgeConditionOccupationResidenceFather's nameFather's OccupationsWitnessesMinister's Comments / Additional information
129 Mar 1864Robert Taylor27 yearsBachelorFarmerDrumnacannon, P.O.Tamlaght O'CrillySamuel TaylorFarmerJohn McFarlane
Sarah Sloan26 yearsSpinsterNoneMoynock, P.O. KilreaJohn Sloan DeceasedFarmerSamuel Preston
215 Nov 1864James McKeown20 YearsBachelorMerchantLislea, KilreaJames McKeownFarmerHugh C PattersonNB The next marriage in order of date is entered at No.5 instead of No.3. James Smyth Officiating Minister 25 June 1865
Nannie Patterson18 YearsSpinsterNoneLislea, KilreaFrederick PattersonMerchantWilliam John Thompson
34 Jan 1865Torrens Boyd25 yearsBachelorStudentLismoyleMichael BoydFarmerJohn MacNurwn?
Mary Simms30SpinsterNoneDrumlaneWilliam Simms (Senr)FarmerJames A. Smyth
410 Feb 1865Robert Michael24BachelorFarmerBoveedyArchibald MichaelFarmerJ. C. Balderston?
Nancy Ann PaulFullSpinsterNoneBoveedyJames PaulFarmerNancy Johnston
530 Nov 1864Samuel Dickey28BachelorFarmerDrumlamphSamuel DickeyFarmerHenry Pedlow(Transcriber comment- Entries No 5 & 6 are both dated 1864, even though No.3 & 4 are dated 1865.
Rachel Fulton22SpinsterNoneDrumlamphJames FultonFarmerJames A. SmythEither No.5 & 6 were not recorded at the time of marriage or, more likely, the wrong year was entered in error)
621 Dec 1864Kennedy Burnside26BachelorFarmerKillyberryWilliam BurnsideFarmerWilliam Stewart
Jane Speers26SpinsterNoneBallynocherRobert SpeersFarmerRobert Leslie
74 Aug 1868James Simms25BachelorFarmerDrumlaneWilliam SimmsFarmerSamuel Gilmore
Jane Warwick25SpinsterNoneBoveedyRobert WarwickFarmerRobert Proudfoot
810 May 1871Joseph Frazer Hurst27BachelorMinister R.P. ChurchBallymoneyThomas FrazerMerchantHugh Frazer Hurst
Sarah Smyth25?SpinsterNoneInnishrushJames SmythMinister R.P. ChurchMaria Smyth
913 Mar 1873Thomas TaylorFullBachelorFarmerDrumnacannonSamuel TaylorFarmerRobert KelseyNo.9 For Mary Jane Armstrong read Mary Jane Wilson or Armstrong -
Mary Jane ArmstrongFullBLANKNoneDrumlaneThomas ArmtrongFarmerMartha Jane SufferonIsaac Thompson Minister 21st April 1873 Corrected in presence of Thomas Taylor Mary Jane Taylor
1018 Sep 1873John Boyd31BachelorFarmerLismoyleMichael BoydFarmerCharles Scott
Mary Ann Boyd30SpinsternoneLismoyleJohn BoydFarmerMary Jane Boyd
119 Dec 1873John Adams25 yearsBachelorFarmerDrumagarnerBLANKFarmerAndrew Adams
Matilda SmythFullSpinsterNoneDrumack, RasharkinBLANKBLANKMargaretta C. McCaughey
1211 Dec 1874Charles Scott21BachelorFarmerLismoyleCharles ScottFarmerWilliam Starret
Nannie Armstrong22SpinsterNoneDrumardWilliam ArmstrongFarmerSarah J. Armstrong
1328 Dec 1875Alexander CromieFullBachelorFarmerTamniarn, Parish of DungivenJames CromieFarmerSamuel Cromie
Eliza Jane PattersonFullSpinsterNoneKillygullib, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyJohn PattersonFarmerS.H. Patterson
1430 Dec 1875Samuel Brown WarwickFullBachelorFarmerBoveedy, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyHugh WarwickFarmerAlexander Graham
Henrietta WarwickFullSpinsterNoneBoveedy, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyRobert WarwickFarmerAnnie M Warwick
1513 Mar 1876Robert G. WarwickFullBachelorFarmerBoveedy, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyRobert WarwickFarmerAlexander Graham
Annie Maria WarwickFullSpinsterNoneBoveedy, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyHugh WarwickFarmerMaggie Lapsly
167 Jul 1876William James Armstrong25 YearsBachelorFarmerDrumard, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyWilliam ArmstrongFarmerArchibald Agnew
Margaret Armstrong20 yearsSpinsterNoneLislea, P.O.KilreaHenry ArmstrongFarmerMary Ellen Armstrong
174 Jan 1882Thomas ArmstrongFullBachelorFarmerDrumard, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyWilliam ArmstrongFarmerRobert G Armstrong
Maria Georgina BeareFullSpinsterNoneTernageraghJohn BeareFarmerMaggie Beare
184 Aug 1882Robert SloanFullBachelorFarmerMoyknock, P.o.KilreaWilliam SloanFarmerJohnston Shaw
Margaret CampbellFullSpinsterNoneMoyknockAlexander CampbellFarmerRachel Campbell
1912 Dec 1882James PedenFullBachelorFarmerMayoghillHugh PedenFarmerHugh Peden
Mary Jane BoydFullSpinsterNoneLismoyleRobert BoydFarmerMary E. Moody
2024 Dec 1885David Maxwell26BachelorFarmerTernageeraghJohn MaxwellFarmerJohn Smyth
Martha Young Stewart19SpinsterNoneKillymuckJohn StewartFarmerAnnie Maria Stewart
218 Apr 1886Samuel LytleFullBachelorFarmerDrumlaneWilliam LytleFarmerThomas A Lytle
Hannah MayberryFullSpinsterNoneDrumlaneWilliam MayberryFarmerMargaret A Mayberry
225 Aug 1886Archibald AgnewFullBachelorFarmerDrumard, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyRobert AgnewFarmerRobert Simms
Mary Ellen ArmstrongFullSpinsterNoneDrumard, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyWilliam ArmstrongFarmerMary Mayberry
2330 Nov 1886Joseph ReidFullWidowerFarmerDrumlane, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillySamuel ReidFarmerSmyth Kelso
Mary Jane Lamont WorkmanFullWidowNoneDrumoolish, P.O.Tamlaght O'CrillyHugh LamontFarmerJohn Collins
2429 Dec 1889Thomas A. Lytle25BachelorMerchantMagheraWilliam LytleFarmerDavid Wray
Margaret A. Mayberry21SpinsterNoneDrumlaneWilliam MayberryFarmerAgnes Boyd
259 Sep 1887Thomas GibsonFullBachelorFarmerMuletra, P.O. DesertoghillJames GibsonFarmerWilliam Knox
Mary Ann GibsonFullSpinsterNoneDrumoolish, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyJames GibsonFarmerSarah Gibson
2613 Sep 1887Robert Camac StuartFullBachelorLaw ClerkLandhead, P.O. BallymoneyThomas StuartFarmerThomas Stuart
Janie Nevin MooreFullSpinsterNoneBallyboyland, P.O. BallymoneyThomas MooreFarmerAnnie Moore
2720 Oct 1887Robert MillarFullBachelorFarmerMoynock, P.o. KilreaRobert MillarFarmerWilliam Johnston Adams
Margaret AdamsFullSpinsterNoneBallynease, P.O. BellaghyWilliam AdamsFarmerNancy Millar
286 Jun 1889Joseph Stewart21 YearsBachelorLabourerFinvoy, P.O. FinvoyJoseph StewartLabourerWilliam Clark
Matilda Martin21 YearsSpinsterNoneDrumlane, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyJames MartinShoe MakerMaria Martin
2915 May 1889Robert Anderson27 YearsBachelorGrocerHigh Street, AntrimAlexander AndersonShop KeeperJ C Stewart
Sarah Gibson24 YearsSpinsterNoneDrumoolish, P.O.Tamlaght O'CrillyJames GibsonFarmerHelen Huston
307 Oct 1892Robert Simpson30 YearsBachelorFarmerChurch Tamlaght, RasharkinJames SimpsonFarmerRobert McElfatrick
Sara Jane Sloane25 YearsSpinsterNoneDrumlane, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyJohn SloanFarmerMargaret A Sloan
3120 Jul 1893Robert William BoltonFullBachelorFarmerMoneysallinSloan BoltonFarmer& Tax CollectorSamuel John Bolton
Mary MayberryFullSpinsterNoneDrumlaneWilliam MayberryFarmerNannie Scott
3224 Oct 1899Thomas KernahanFullBachelorTeacherDrumard, Tamlaght O'CrillyWilliam KernahanRetired TeacherHenry Kernahan
Sarah Hurst WorkmanFullSpinsterNoneDrumoolish, Tamlaght O'CrillyJames WorkmanFarmerJanie Craig
33Jul-02-1901James SimmsFullBachelorFarmerDrumardWilliam SimmsFarmerThomas Mayberry
Nancy Matilda MayberryFullSpinsterNoneDrumlaneWilliam MayberryFarmerMary S. Wilson
34Oct-01-1902Alexander JamisonFullBachelorSchool TeacherDrumoolish, Tamlaght O'CrillyRobert JamisonRoperJames Gibson
Annie WorkmanFullSpinsterNoneDrumoolish, Tamlaght O'CrillyJames WorkmanFarmerMartha J Robertson
35Feb-24-1904Thomas James McCotterFullBachelorFarmerLislea, P.O. KilreaRichard McCotterFarmerJames Burell Mackeown
Mary AdamsFullSpinsterNoneTyanee, P.O. Tamlaght O'CrillyRobert AdamsFarmerTillie Adams
36Jun-04-1907Thomas Henry IrwinFullBachelorFarmerMoneygran, P.O. KilreaSamuel IrwinFarmerJohn M R Irwin
Nancy Anne ArmstrongFullSpinsterNoneLislea, P.O. KilreaJames ArmstrongFarmerMary E Wilson
37Jan-01-1908John KinneyFullBachelorFarmerGortade, Parish of MagheraThomas KinneyFarmerRobert Logan
Sarah Ellen Sloan19 YearsSpinsterNoneDrumard, Parish of Tamlaght O'CrillyWilliam SloanFarmerLizzie M? Sloan
38Jun-08-1909Frederick BurnettFullBachelorFarmerBallynagarve, Parish of ArtreaAlexander BurnettFarmerDavid Frederick Mann
Jane WarwickFullSpinsterNoneBoveedy, Parish of Tamlaght O'CrillySamuel Brown WarwickFarmerHenrietta Margaretta Warwick
39Feb-05-1914William MontgomeryFullBachelorFarmerCrossmakeever, Parish of AghadoweyWilliam MontgomeryFarmerSmith Montgomery
Elizabeth McKay SloanFullSpinsterNoneDrumard, Parish of Tamlaghy O'CrillyWilliam SloanFarmerMary McCahon
40Dec-21-1915James Kyle HoustonFullBachelorFarmerCulnady, Parish of MagheraWm J HoustonFarmerJohn Houston
Mary McCahonFullSpinsterNoneMoyagoney, Parish of Tamlaght O'CrillyWilliam McCahonFarmerAnne McCahon
41Feb-22-1916Thomas McFarlandFullBachelorFarmerKillygullibJohn McFarlandFarmerSimon J. Gibson
Nancy ScottFullSpinsterNoneLismoyleHugh ScottFarmerMary J. McShane
42This space No.42 was passed over by mistake and should not contain the entry of a marriage. Alexander Gilmour, April 13th 1916
43Aug-17-1916Alenander TannahillFullBachelorDraperColeraineAlexander TannahillDraperWilliam John Campbell
Nancy Jane McCahon20 YearsSpinsterMillinerMoyagoney, Parish of Tamlaght O'CrillyWilliam McCahonFarmerEmma Tannahill
44Mar-28-1918Thomas McNeillFullBachelorFarmerCarndougan, Parish of MacosquinJoseph McNeillBuilderRobert Anderson
Henrietta LyndFullWidowNoneKnockaduff, Parish of AghadoweySamuel PollockFarmerSarah Pollock
45Jul-03-1919Hugh Henry DicksonFullBachelorFarmerLower Coagh, CoaghJames DicksonFarmerDr? Bell
Minnie WarwickFullSpinsterNoneBoveedy, KilreaSamuel B WarwickFarmerHenrietta Warwick
46Dec-07-1920Stanley B CochranFullBachelorFurniture DealerBallymoneyGeorge A CochranFurniture Business dealerWilliam J Douglas
Margaret Ann SloanFullSpinsterNoneMoyknock, KilreaRobert SloanFarmerHester C Duggan
47Aug-11-1921John A. CrockettFullBachelorFarmerDrumnacanonGeorge CrockettFarmerR.A. Crockett
Margaret McAleese Stewart19SpinsterNoneDrumardWilliam Stewart (Deceased)Farmer? Bradley
48Sep-25-1923John BlairFullBachelorEngineerLarne HarbourJohn BlairHarbour MasterJames C Cooper
Elizabeth Ena McCahonFullSpinsterMillinerMoyageney, KilreaWilliam McCahonFarmerMay Moore
49Mar-23-1924John MillarFullBachelorFarmerMoynockJohn MillarFarmerRobert Millar
Annie SloanFullSpinsterNoneDrumardWm SloanFarmerLetitia Sloan
50Aug-06-1925Robert William StewartFullBachelorMedical DoctorLeek, StaffordshireJohn StewartTeacherKelso Watson
Clara LytleFullSpinsterMedical DoctorDrumlaneSamuel LytleFarmerTillie Lytle

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:

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

Adam Clarke’s visit to the Maghera Area

Adam Clarke, the celebrated Methodist preacher, who was born at Moybeg just outside Tobermore in 1760/62, and who lived for a few years just outside Maghera wrote (upon a return visit to the area in circa 1807) “From Castle-Dawson I proceeded toward Maghera, and stopped to view the place where I had spent the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth years of my checkered life. Half the house in which we lived, one of the best in that country, is pulled down I walked through the grounds where I had laughed and cried, sought birds’ nests, looked for fairies’ haunts, made good resolutions, and spent the most happy (and, perhaps, the most innocent) period of my life. Though I had left that place when about eight years of age, yet I remembered every hill and every hedge where my brother and I used to see the fairies’ nocturnal fires. The orchard, from which I had eaten often of the choicest fruit, no longer exists. Zion is ploughed like a field. The emotions to which these scenes now gave birth cannot be described They connect the long interval between four years of age and fifty … To the poor woman I gave three tenpenny pieces, who received them as from heaven, and, addressing the child, said, ‘See, my dear, God has sent you a new coat by this gentleman; and may the blessing of God rest upon him and his family forever! ‘ … We soon got to Maghera, — looking over which before dinner, went to the quondam [former] dwelling of Dr. Bernard, the bishop of Limerick, celebrated in Boswell. This is also in a state of ruin; nothing like its former self, except the great beach-tree. Left the place with reflections not the most pleasant … “

Maghera Presbyterian Church Communicants Roll 1866-1894

Maghera Presbyterian Church Communicants Roll 1866-1894 being the Communicants Roll Book of the Congregation of Maghera Part II 1866-1875 and 1892-1894

PART TWO 1866-1875
No.Date of AdmissionNameResidenceMinister’s RemarksTranscriber Remarks
0Nov 1866Margaret Jeanette PaulCrewAfter examination - Mrs. McGheeNot crossed out
1_____Jane McConaghtyMullaghAfter examination - Mrs. Williamson - removed
2_____Mary Jane McKennaAfter examination
3_____Agnes McCutcheonMagheraAfter examination - Certified to America
4_____William McKeownCurraghAfter examination - dead
5_____Robert GrayGrillaghAfter examinationNot crossed out
6_____ John GrayCookstownAfter examination - removed
7_____Nancy McCrackenKnockCert from A. G. McCauley -5th Ref Presbyterian ChurchPhiladelphia
8May 12th 1867Annie KerrMagheraCertificate from Ms. Anderson - TobermoreNot crossed out
9_____Mary Jane LytleTullyherronCertificate from James McAlister Ruling Elder-Secession ChurchBracketed with below
10_____James LytleTullyherronStruck off for drunkenessAfter examination - the following 21 persons
11_____William BarnetCurraghNot crossed out
12_____John PaulCurraghNot crossed out
13_____Robert SheildsTamneymartin
14_____Henry HannaMagheraCertified to Ballymoney
15_____John McCrackenCrewCertified to America
16_____James CrawfordKnocknakieltNot crossed out
17_____Edward TippingMullaghGone
18_____Thomas AndersonFalgatrevyNot crossed out
19_____Sarah AndersonFalgatrevyMrs. Graham - dead 78Actually died 19th Feb 1876
20_____Elizabeth AndersonFalgatrevyMrs. McIlree - certified to Mr. Robson
21_____Elizabeth McCrackenCrewMrs. Wilson
22_____Elizabeth PaulCrewCertified to America
23_____Jane KiddCrewCertified to America
24_____Jane SuffernTirnoney
25_____Martha Ann SuffernTirnoneyRemoved
26_____Mary Ann DrennanMullaghMrs. MacAunney - removed
27_____Margaret Jane DrennanMullagh
28_____Maria WilsonMagheraMrs. Scales - left
28_____Margaret Jane Hare?FalgatrevyCertified to America
29_____Sarah Jane CanningMagheraMrs. Beatty - Left
30_____William MitchellGortadeCertificate from Mr. TorrensNot crossed out
31_____Nancy SmithGortadeAfter examination - the following 11 personsNot crossed out
32_____Mary SmithGortadeNot crossed out
33_____Margaret SmithGortadeMrs. NeillNot crossed out
34_____Thomas SmithGortadeNot crossed out - bracketed with above 3
35_____Catherine CampbellDunlady (Dunglady)Mrs. Brady - TergavilNot crossed out
36_____Maria CampbellDunlady (Dunglady)Mrs. Beare - removed
37_____Robert John CampbellDunlady (Dunglady)Not crossed out - bracketed with above 2
38_____James ParkCulnadyRemoved to Culnady
39_____Elizabeth KissockGrillaghCertified to America
40_____Thomas C. HoustonTergarvil
41_____Margaret GrahamCreweStruck off for fornication
42May 10th 1868William DrennanMaghera(removed) After examination - the following 20 persons
43_____Clark WilsonBallymacilcurNot crossed out
44_____John GrahamCrewe
45_____Campbell ReidMaghera
46_____Joseph BarkleyMagheraCertified to America
47_____Thomas HaslettGrillaghCertified to America
48_____Alexander MitchellCarntogher
49_____Sarah ReidMagheraCertified
50_____Elizabeth GrahamCraigmoreMrs. R. Shiels
51_____Ellen NeillyTamneymullanRemoved
52_____Peggy HaslettGrillaghRemoved - Mrs. Paul
53_____Sarah PaulCarrickNot crossed out
54_____Margaret PaulBallymacilcur?Certified to America
55_____Margaret A. WilsonBallymacilcur
56_____Ann WilsonGrillaghdead
57_____Sarah J. ClarkBallymacilcurGone to Australia
58_____Matilda SmithGortadeNot crossed out
59_____Eliza LytleTullyheronRemoved
60_____Betty LamontCurraghNot crossed out
61_____Mary J. LamontCurragh
62_____Rosa Anne NelsonCurraghDead
63_____Hannah PaulCreweCertificate from Mr. Montgomery - Mrs. Young -gone to America 1890
64_____Jane SmithGrillaghBy certificate from Mr. Torrens - left
65_____Samuel E. Fanning?MagheraBy certificate from Dr. Morgan - removed Gle????
66_____Agnes KellyMagheraCertificate from Mr. Rentoul- Garvagh
67Nov 8th 1868William McMeekanCraigadickBy certificate from R. S. Campbel - Ramelton
68_____Jesey McMeekenCraigadickMrs Anderson - removedBracketed with above
69_____James ClarkMaghera
70_____Maria EarlMagheraCertified from Gt James Ct. - Derry - left
71_____Sarah Burns ArmstrongMagheraBy certe from George Wilson - Glenluce
72_____Robert PaulCulnadyBy Cert from Mr. Madill - Garvagh - dead
73_____Mary Paul (Jane)CulnadyBracketed with above
74_____Mary StewartMagheraCertified from Mr. Montgomery - removed
75_____Samuel H. AndersonMagheraCertified from Mr. McDickey? - Castlehaney? - removed
76_____Samuel AndersonCoolaghCertified from W. Anderson - TobermoreNot crossed out
77_____Mary AndersonCoolaghNot crossed out - bracketed with above
78_____James ClarkMagheraCertified from Scotland
79_____Mary McCrackenCarrickAfter examination - the following 16 persons
80_____Susan McCrackenCarrickMrs. Montgomery
81_____Robert RaineyCurragh
82_____Emily MillingMagheraRemoved to Bally?????
83_____Anna MooreTamneymullanMrs. McCracken - Curragh - Tamneymullan
84_____Isabella MooreTamneymullanMrs HazlettBracketed with above
85_____Mary Ann CunninghamGrillaghMrs. McWilliams?
86_____Mary CrossanMacnagh
87_____Thomas EarlTamneymullanremoved
88_____Rebecca CampbellTamneymartinNot crossed out
89_____James McMeekanCraigadickremoved
90_____Sally McMeekanCraigadickBracketed with above
91_____Walter MartinBeaghNot crossed out
92_____Mary AndersonSlattybogydead
93_____Paul WhiteCreweNot crossed out
94_____Thomas WhiteSlattybogeyremovedBracketed with above
343 Communicants May 1869
95May 1869Eliza BoyleMacknaghRemoved by certificate
95_____Sarah SheildsMullaghDead 1889
96_____Nancy SheildsMullaghBracketed with above
97_____Isabella MooreTamneymullan
98_____Lizzie AndersonCurraghCertified to Cookstown
99_____Margaret AndersonCurraghRemoved
100_____Mary AndersonCurraghRemoved to Culnady - Mrs. IrwinBracketed with above two
101_____Joseph MartinKnocknakieltAmerica
102_____Samuel KissockMagheraAmerica
103_____James AndersonCurraghCertified to Union Road Magherafelt Nov 20 1872
104_____Nancy McKeownMagheraCertified to Newcastle
105_____Wm John LamontKnocknakieltRemoved to K????C????
106_____Hugh LamontKnocknakieltBracketed with above
107_____John BoyleCulnadyCertified to New Zealand
108_____Robert BoyleCulnadyBracketed with above
109_____Henry HaslettTamneymullanNot crossed out
110_____James BewglassMagheradead 1888These bracketed together
111_____Mrs. BewglassMagheraCertified from J. W. Ellison - Castlebellingham
112_____Rebecca BewglassMagheraMrs. Grey -Removed to America
113_____Thomas StewartCarntogherBracketed together
114_____Mrs. StewartCarntogherCertified from T. S. Woods Ballygowan
115_____Jane BoydMacknagh
307 Communicants Nov 1869
116Nov 1869John GrahamCraigmoreNot crossed out
117_____Thomas LappinMagheraNot crossed out
118_____William McIntyreKnocknakieltNot crossed out
119_____James GivenGrillaghdead
120_____James Lussin?Grillaghleft
121_____Samuel MillarCurraghNot crossed out
122_____Robert CampbellMagheraNot crossed out
123_____Jane GrahamCraigmoreMrs. CrawfordNot crossed out
124_____Mary Jane NeilsonBeaghMrs. Smyth Kelso - The following 6 by examinationNot crossed out
125_____Mary McCrackenKnocknakieltMrs. D. Porter?Not crossed out - poss Parks
126_____Eliza LytleTullyheronName crossed out and Mrs. Or Wm. James Campbell written on top
127_____Elizabeth LytleTullyherongoneBracketed with above
128_____Matilda McCrackenCarrickNot crossed out
129_____Anna GrahamMagheraMrs. R. McCracken
130_____Jane GrahamMagheraBy certificate from Revd Smyth of DraperstownBracketed with above
131_____Mrs. Margt? McIvorMagheraReg. certificate from S. Wilson - Lecumpher - Dead
132_____Mrs. Isabella ServiceGrillaghBy certificate from Andrew Thompson
133_____Thomas? LytleMagheraCertificate from W. T. Martin - Newtonards
134May 1870Thomas LamontKnocknakieltdead -- The following 10 by examination
135_____Matw Drips McIlreeMullagh
136_____Margaret McIlreeMullaghRemoved
137_____Mary Jane McIntireKnocknakielt
138_____Robert ClarkMagherasetinuated? By certificate to Tobermore - 1870
139_____Anne McIvorMagheraMrs. Meharg
140_____Joseph Dennan?MullaghRemoved
141_____John McMillenCrewThe Rev J Mc M. - Dundalk
142_____Elizabeth LongMoneymoreMaghera - Removed
143_____Mary MartinCulnadyAfter expressing repentence for sin before Session
144_____John DiamondMagheraCertified from Killead - removed
145_____James McKeownCurraghCertified from 10th U P Church - Philadelphia /Cert to California
146_____William WilsonLarghantocherdead
147_____Samuel BoonBallynockby official examination - dead 1876
148_____Thomas SmythFalgatrevyby official examination - removed
149_____Mrs. Thomas SmythFalgatrevyby certificate from Oritor - removedBracketed with above
150_____Mrs. Robert HazlettGrillaghCovenanter - by official examinationNot crossed out
151_____Mrs. Jane PaulCulnadyFrom Baptism Congr -Tobermore
321 Communicants on Nov 6th 1870
152Nov 6th 1870Wentworth BewglasMagheraRemoved
153_____Hunter? BewglasMagherareturned - Rev R Peoples? - Kilmacrenan
154_____Mary Ann ServiceGrillaghBy examinationNot crossed out
155_____John WilsonMacknaghBy examination - Gone to Coleraine?
156_____James LytleTullyheronBy examination - son of Robert Lytle
157_____John WalkinshawMullaghBy examination
158_____William EarlTamneymullanBy examinationNot crossed out
159_____William T. Atin?MagheraAdmitted by Session - removed
158John J. Kenagh?CreweBy cert from H. Carson -
320 Communicants - May 7th 1871
159May 7th 1871Margaret LyleFalgatrevyMrs. Shiels. By examination the following 12 :Not crossed out
160_____Martha A. ShielsTamneymartinNot crossed out
161_____Sarah AndersonFallagloonRemoved - Mrs. Linton
162_____Annie McMeekanCraigadickDead
163_____Margt Jane McCrackenCarrickakielt? ? Question marks by minister
164_____Sarah Jane ClarkBallymacilcurDead
165_____Sarah Jane McMathCurraghDead
166_____Thomas AndersonFallagloonSon of Samuel Anderson
167_____David McCrackenCarricknakieltLeft
168_____Thomas McCrackenCarricknakieltNot crossed out
169_____Matthew McMathCurraghNot crossed out
170_____Mrs. Mary Jane BoyleCulnady? ?Question marks by minister
171_____Isabella DunwoodieMagheraBy certificate from Rev J. Gass- Clones - dead
172_____Matilda McCayMagheraBy certificate from Rev. S. Stewart - CulnadyNot crossed out
173_____Mary McCayMagheradead 78Bracketed with above
174_____Mrs. Henry HazlettTamneymullanBy cert from S. Smyth- DraperstownNot crossed out
175_____Mrs. Joseph FlemingCreweDo " " DoNot crossed out
176_____Jemima KennedyMagheraBy certificate from Wellington St. - Ballymena - left for N Z
177_____James? CupplesMagheraCertified from Rev. Buchanan - L???
178_____James GrayMagheraBy Certificate from Rev. A. Lowry - Ballyshannon
314 Communicants on Nov 5th 1871
179Nov 5th 1871Robert SuffernTirnoneyBy examination the following 7 :Not crossed out
180_____Margaret SuffernTirnoneyTamneymullanNot crossed out
181_____Robert Jno LytleTullyheronNot crossed out
182_____James McConaghyMullaghNot crossed out
183_____Abraham NeillTirgarvilNot crossed out
184_____Isabella TaylorMagheraLeft
185_____Matilda Carlton?MagheraLeft by certif to Phila.
186_____Mrs. Eliza J. Walkinshaw (John)Mullagh
187____Eliza J. WalkinshawMagheraCertificate from Rev. J. Fitzpatrick
188_____William BradyTyrgarvilCertificate from Rev. J. Stewart - Culnady - Dead
189_____Nancy BradyTyrgarvilRemovedBracketed with above
190_____William McIreeMullaghBy leave of Session - left
191Sarah J. DillMullaghBy leave of Session - left
192May 5th 1872Eliza DrippsMagheraBy certificate from L. Magill - GarvaghNot crossed out
193_____Ellen DrippsMagheraBy certificate from L. Magill - GarvaghNot crossed out - bracketed with above
194_____Robert GilmoreSlatybogyBy certificate from L. Magill - Garvagh
194_____Annie GilmoreSlatybogyBy certificate from L. Magill - Garvagh
195_____Robert LonieMagheraCertified from U.P. Church - Glasgow - left
323 Communicants - May 5th 1872
196_____Margaret LonieMagheraBracketed with above
197_____Thomas A.? LytleMoneysharvinBy examination the following 8Not crossed out
198_____Jane LytleMoneysharvinNot crossed out
199_____Mary Ann GrahamCraigmoreMrs. Thos? ShieldsNot crossed out
200_____Matilda ServiceGrillaghNot crossed out
201_____Mary ServiceGrillaghMrs. Hugh Kelso - removed to Churchtown
202_____Sarah SheilsBallynockMarried a R. Cath.
203_____Christina MitchellCarntogher
204_____Mary J. DiamondMagheradead
205Nov 1872Alexander McCrackenCurraghBy examination - Knock.Not crossed out
206_____Matilda ClarkMacknaghBy examination - Mrs. James Fleming - removed
207_____Margaret MorrisonMagheraBy examination
208_____Margaret SheilsMullaghBy examination - removed to Aghadowey
209_____Nancy McKeownMoneysharvinBy examination - removed - Mrs. Hutchinson
210_____Matilda McKeownMagheraBy examination - deaddead scored out
211_____Ellen ShielsTamneymartinBy examination - dead
327 Communicants - Nov 1872
212_____Sarah MillarSlattyhogher ? Question marks by minister
213_____Matilda Dunlop?TullyheronBy examination - removed to America
214_____William McGowan M.D.MagheraBy certificate from BallywattNot crossed out
215_____John KissockTamneymullanBy certificateNot crossed out
216_____Mary Ann KissockTamneymullanBy certificate - deadBracketed with above
217_____Peggy Jane Fleming (Mrs. Wm?)BallymacilcurBy act of Session from CulnadyNot crossed out
218_____Margt McKeown (Mrs. Hugh)MacknaghBy act of Session from Episcopal? Church - Mrs. Hugh McKeownNot crossed out
- 321 Communicants on May 4th 1873
219May 4th 1873Margaret GrahamCraigmoreBy examinationNot crossed out
220_____William GrahamCraigmoreBy examinationNot crossed out
221_____Matilda AndersonBeaghBy examination - Mrs. PorterNot crossed out
222_____Ellen McCartneyMagheraBy examination - removed
223_____Mrs. Jane DunlopTullyheronBy examination - Mrs. John DunlopNot crossed out
224_____William SheilsCreweBy examinationNot crossed out
225_____Samuel GrahamCurraghBy examinationNot crossed out
226_____James ShielsCarrickBy examination - dead
227_____Samuel BoltonCarrickBy examinationNot crossed out
228_____David BoltonCarrickBy examination - removed to Knockcloughrin
229_____Thomas GrahamBallymacilcurBy examinationNot crossed out
230_____Marshal AndersonCurraghBy examinationNot crossed out
231_____John AndersonCurraghBy examinationNot crossed out
232_____Jemima E. M. KerrMagheraBy certificate from Rev. Stuart - Portstewart
233_____Margaret McMillenMagheraMarried in I?ucksholin?
234_____David ReaLarghantocherBy certificate from Henry Heuckson -Holyrood
235_____William ReaLarghantocherleftBracketed with above
236_____Hannah PollockLarghantocherBy certificate from StewartstownNot crossed out
366 Communicants on Nov 2nd 1873
Nov 2nd 1873James BeuglessMagheraThe following 16 by examination - dead
237_____Joseph SheilsMullaghremoved
238_____Wm James ClarkMacknaghremoved by certificate to Sydney
239_____Mary LamontKnocknakielt? (married) ?Not crossed out - questions by minister
240_____Isabella HazlettMaghera
241_____William BrownMagheradead
242_____Matilda SteeleCreweNot crossed out
243_____James GrahamSlattybogey
244_____Nancy WalkinshawMullaghNot crossed out
245_____Annie GrahamCurraghBy certificate to Glasgow
246_____James PatonSlattybogeyremoved
247_____Sarah DrennanRemoved - Mrs. G. Hutchinson
248_____Wm John HustonBallymacilcurNot crossed out
249_____Joseph NeilsonBeaghNot crossed out
250_____Elizabeth AndersonBeaghRemoved
251_____Mary McCrackenKnocknakieltNot crossed out
252May 3rd 1874Sarah YoungCreweBy certificate from Rev. R. Torrens - Removed
253_____Hannah YoungCreweBy certificate from Rev. R. Torrens - RemovedBracketed with above
254_____Henry MartinBallymacilcurBy certificateNot crossed out
255_____Margaret HustonBallymacilcurFrom Culnady CongregationNot crossed out
256_____William LytleMoneysharvinBy examinationNot crossed out
257_____Minnie ChambersMagheraBy examination - dead
258_____Elizabeth MillarCurraghBy examinationNot crossed out
259_____Elizabeth McIntyreKnocknakieltBy examinationNot crossed out
260_____Annie E. McLemonMagheraBy examinationNot crossed out
261_____Eliza McMathCurragh ?By examinationNot crossed out
262_____Margaret McMathCurraghBy examinationNot crossed out - bracketed with above
263_____Andrew ConnorMoneysharvinBy examinationNot crossed out
264_____Ann Jane ConnorMoneysharvinBy examinationNot crossed out - bracketed with above
312 Communicants on Nov 8th 1874
265Nov 8th 1874Peggy HazlettMagheraBy examination
266_____Jane HazlettTamneymullanBy examination - Mrs. MontgomeryNot crossed out
267_____Mary HazlettTamneymullanBy examination - Mrs. WhiteNot crossed out
268_____Homes KiddCreweBy examination
269_____Archibald PattonSlattybogyBy examinationNot crossed out
270_____Margaret PattonSlattybogyBy examinationNot crossed out - bracketed with above
271_____John ConnorMoneysharvinBy examination - removed to Ballymoney
272May 1875Alexander CheyneMagheraBy certificate from Drumbolg Refd. Pres. ChurchNot crossed out
273_____Jane CheyneMagheraBy certificate from Drumbolg Refd. Pres. ChurchNot crossed out - bracketed with above
274_____Thomas NelsonMagheraBy certificate from Rev. F. Pettigrew
275_____James MitchellCarntogherBy certificate
276_____Christian MitchellCarntogherBy certificateBracketed with above
277_____Robt John McNielBeagh ? ?Not crossed out - questions by minister
278_____Andrew CunninghamBallymacilcurBy certificate
279_____Mary Anna CunninghamBallymacilcurBy certificateBracketed with above
280_____Ellen Jane SheilsBallynock ?Question marks by minister
281_____William MullikenSlattybogeyBy examinationNot crossed out
282_____Alexander McCrackenKnocknakieltBy examinationNot crossed out
283_____Elizabeth GrayCurraghBy examination - Married and gone to America
284_____Samuel WilsonMacknaghBy examinationNot crossed out
285_____Catherine Jane HeaneyTamneymullanBy examination - Removed
286_____Eliza LamontKnocknakieltBy examinationNot crossed out
287_____Nancy SmithTamneymartin ? By examinationQuestion marks by minister
288_____Jane GrahamSlattybogeyBy examination
289_____Charlotte KyleSlattybogeyBy examinationNot crossed out
290_____Thomas MartinKnocknakieltBy examination - America
291_____Susannah McLaughlinDrummuckBy examination
292_____Margaret Caisons?MagheraBy examination - Mrs. Reynolds
293_____Nancy Anderson SheilsCreweBy examination - Mrs. R. GrahamNot crossed out
294_____Ellen Jane MartinKnocknakieltBy examination - Mrs. Marshall
295_____Jane MartinBeaghBy examinationNot crossed out
296_____Robt. John FlemingCulnadyBy examination
297_____Thomas FlemingBallymacilcurBy examinationNot crossed out - bracketed with above
298_____Samuel PeeblesKnocknakieltBy examinationNot crossed out
299_____Samuel ShielsMullaghBy examinationNot crossed out
300_____William PattersonBeagh (Baptised in Class)By examinationNot crossed out
301_____Thomas KyleSlattybogeyBy examinationNot crossed out
302_____Hugh Wilson PaulCarrickBy examination - Removed
303_____John WalkinshawMullaghBy examinationNot crossed out
304_____James PaulCarrickBy examinationNot crossed out
305_____Eliza KerrGrillaghBy examination - Now Mrs. Woodburn - Kil???
306_____George WoodburnMagheraBy examination - Removed
307_____John Demfater?MagheraBy examination
308_____Jane Demfater?MagheraBy examinationBracketed with above
309_____William John GrahamMagheraBy examination - dead
Names of Communicants in connection with Maghera Presbyterian Church.
Revised November 1892
NB. Those marked thus X were present at communion Nov 1892
NameTownlandMinister's CodeCommentsTranscriber comments
Robert ClarkeBallymacilcurrAx beside name
Mary ClarkeBallymacilcurrA
Thomas GrahamBallymacilcurrAx beside name
Mrs GrahamBallymacilcurrAx beside name
Mary GrahamBallymacilcurrAx beside name
Matthew GrahamBallymacilcurrA
John HendersonBallymacilcurrAx inside circle beside name
Mrs Jno. HendersonBallymacilcurrAx beside name
Wm. John HoustonBallymacilcurrACrossed out & Certified to Culnady December 1st 1893
Margaret HoustonBallymacilcurrACrossed out & Certified to Culnady December 1st 1893
Henry MartinBallymacilcurrAx beside name
Jane MartinBallymacilcurrAx beside name
Mary Jane McIntyreBallymacilcurrA
James GrayBallymacilcurrA
Clarke WilsonBallymacilcurrAx beside name
Mary A. WilsonBallymacilcurrAx beside name
Robert McFarlandBallymacilcurrA
Mrs McFarlandBallymacilcurrA
Sam CunninghamBallymacilcurrA
William FlemingBallymacilcurrA
Mrs FlemingBallymacilcurrAx beside name
Thos? FlemingBallymacilcurrAx beside name
Mrs FlemingBallymacilcurrA
Thos NelsonBallymacilcurrA
Mrs NelsonBallymacilcurrA
Mary Jane NelsonBallymacilcurrA
Joseph NelsonBallymacilcurrAx beside name
Mrs CampbellBallyknockB
Sarah CampbellBallyknockBx beside name
Isabella BoonBallyknockB
John GrayBallynacrossC
Mrs GrayBallynacrossC
Miss GrayBallynacrossC
A. J. MacmillanBeaghDx beside nameCrossed out
Annie MacmillanBeaghDx beside nameCrossed out
David MacmillanBeaghDx beside nameCrossed out
Robert G. ArmourBeaghDx beside name
Henry PorterBeaghDx beside name
Jane PorterBeaghD
Mrs HemphillBeaghDx beside name
Mary HemphillBeaghD
Matilda HemphillBeaghDx beside name
Maggie HemphillBeaghDx beside name
Robert Hohn McNeillBeaghDx beside name
Mary A. McNeillBeaghDx beside name
Minnie Isabella McNeillBeaghDx beside name
Walter MartinBeaghDx beside name
Mary MartinBeaghD
David PorterBeaghDx beside name
David PorterBeaghDx beside name
Robert PorterBeaghDx beside name
Janet McGheeBeaghDx beside name
James GrahamBeaghDx beside name
Thomas PattersonBeaghDx beside name
Jeannie PattersonBeaghDx beside name
David PaulCarricknakieltEx beside name. Deaddied 7 Jan 1894
M.A.PaulCarricknakieltEx beside name
Margaretta PaulCarricknakieltE
Annie M. PaulCarricknakieltEx beside name
William PaulCarricknakieltEx beside name
William John PorterCarricknakieltEx beside name
Mary Jane PorterCarricknakieltE
Henry A. PattersonCarricknakieltEx beside name
Mrs H. PattersonCarricknakieltEx beside name
Agnus J. PattersonCarricknakieltE
Eliza PaulCarricknakieltEx beside name
Esther PaulCarricknakieltEx beside name
Elizabeth PaulCarricknakieltEx beside name
Archie NelsonCarricknakieltEx beside name
Ellen NelsonCarricknakieltEx beside name
Samuel PeeplesCarricknakieltEx beside name
Margaret KerrCraigadickFDead?Crossed out
Ellen MorrisonCraigadickFx beside name
Maggie ShielsCraigadickF
Robert KissickCraigmoreGx beside name
Margaret A KissickCraigmoreGx beside name
John McCleanCraigmoreGx beside name
William GrahamCraigmoreGx beside name
Fanny GrahamCraigmoreGx beside name
William GrahamCraigmoreGx beside name
Eliz. J. GrahamCraigmoreGx beside name
William GrahamCraigmoreGx beside name
Thomas GrahamCraigmoreGx beside name
Robert J. GrahamCraigmoreGx beside name
Margaret GrahamCraigmoreGx beside name
Mary Jane GrahamCraigmoreGx beside name
John GrahamCraigmoreGx beside name
Mrs Jno. GrahamCraigmoreGx beside name
James AndersonCraigmoreGx beside name
Robert WilsonCraigmoreGx beside name
Sarah Jane WilsonCraigmoreGx beside name
John QuinnCraigmoreGx beside name
Alexander CraigCraigmoreG
Mrs MooreCrewHx beside name
J.G. MooreCrewHx beside name
C. A. MooreCrewH
M.E. MooreCrewHx beside name
M.J. MooreCrewHx beside name
Mrs M.J. ElliotCrewHx beside name
M.J. ElliotCrewHx beside name
Esther ElliotCrewHx beside name
Mrs Thos WilsonCrewH
Sarah J. WilsonCrewHx beside name
John TaylorCrewHx beside name
Mrs Jno. TaylorCrewHx beside name
Nancy KissickCrewHx beside name
James BradleyCrewH
Maggie BradleyCrewHx beside name
Annie Mary BradleyCrewHx beside name
Mrs ShielsCrewHx beside name
Maggie J. ShielsCrewHx beside name
Sara ShielsCrewHx beside name. Went to Melbourne Nov. 16th 1892
Robert ShielsCrewHx beside name
Matthew Henry ShielsCrewHx beside name. Went to Melbourne Nov. 16th 1892
Mary McKeownCrewHx beside name
Lizzie J. PaulCrewHx beside name
Nancy PaulCrewHx beside name
Paul WhiteCrewHx beside name
Mary WhiteCrewHx beside name
Martha WhiteCrewHx beside name
Thomas WhiteCrewHx beside name
Lizzie WhitreCrewHx beside name
Margaret Jane WhiteCrewHx beside name
Margaret Jane McCrackenCrewHx beside name
A. J. MacmillanCrewHx beside name
Annie MacmillanCrewHx beside name
Daria? MacmillanCrewHx beside name
James KyleCulnadyIx beside name
Mrs Jas KyleCulnadyIx beside name
Sarah J. KyleCulnadyIx beside name
Miss KyleCulnadyIx beside name
Mrs McCrackenCurraghJ
Maggie McCrackenCurraghJx beside name
Robert RaineyCurraghJx beside name
John RaineyCurraghJx beside name
Eliza McKeownCurraghJx beside name
John HendersonCurraghJx beside name
Marshall HendersonCurraghJ
Mary Ann MillarCurraghJx beside name
Martha MillarCurraghJx beside name
Matilda McKeownCurraghJ
Maria Jane McKeownCurraghJx beside name
William McKeownCurraghJ
Thomas AndersonFalgortrevyK
Isabella AndersonFalgortrevyKx beside name
? ShielsFalgortrevyKx beside name
? ShielsFalgortrevyKx beside name
? ShielsFalgortrevyKx beside name
John McKibbenFalgortrevyK
Thomas J. McKibbenFalgortrevyKx beside name
Samuel AndersonFalgortrevyK
Mrs S. AndersonFalgortrevyK
Samuel AndersonFallagloonL
Mrs S. AndersonFallagloonL
Thos J? AndersonFallagloonLx beside name
Lizzie AndersonFallagloonLx beside name
William MitchellGorteadeM
Elizabeth MitchellGorteadeM
John A. MitchellGorteadeMx beside name
Sam. W. MitchellGorteadeMx beside name
Margt. A MitchellGorteadeMx beside name
Alexander MitchellGorteadeM
Anne MitchellGorteadeM
Alexander MichaelGorteadeM
John GrayGrillaghN
John GrayGrillaghNx beside name
Matilda CunninghamGrillaghNx beside name
Robert HazlettGrillaghN
Mrs HazlettGrillaghN
Mary A. ServiceGrillaghNx beside name
Mrs HeaneyGrillaghNx beside name
James ServiceGrillaghN
Elizabeth ServiceGrillaghN
John ServiceGrillaghNx beside name
Joseph ServiceGrillaghN
Samuel ServiceGrillaghNx beside name
Jane KerrGrillaghNx beside name
Lizzie KerrGrillaghNx beside name
Rachel GloverGulladuffOx beside name
Mary A GloverGulladuffOx beside name
James GloverGulladuffOdeadCrossed out
James CrawfordKnocknakieltPx beside name
Jane CrawfordKnocknakieltPx beside name
Mary Ann MontgomeryKnocknakieltPx beside name
Mary Ann PendyKnocknakieltPx beside nameUnusual name..but that's what it looks like
Sarah Ann EdwardsKnocknakieltPx beside name
William ShielsKnocknakieltP
Mrs William ShielsKnocknakieltPx beside name
Annie ShielsKnocknakieltPx beside name
Elizabeth J. ShielsKnocknakieltPx beside name
William Geo. SheilsKnocknakieltPx beside name
Samuel QuinnKnocknakieltPx beside nameCrossed out
Thomas ShielsKnocknakieltPx beside name
Marianne ShielsKnocknakieltPx beside name
John ShielsKnocknakieltPx beside name
Thomas McCrackenKnocknakieltPx beside name
Mary McCrackenKnocknakieltP
Robert FlemingKnocknakieltP
Jane FlemingKnocknakieltP
Robert QuinnKnocknakieltPx beside name
Matilda QuinnKnocknakieltPx beside name
Matilda SteeleKnocknakieltP
Nancy Ann SteeleKnocknakieltP
Robert LamontKnocknakieltP
Jane LamontKnocknakieltPx beside name
James LamontKnocknakieltPx beside name
Robert HazlettKnocknakieltPx beside name
Ann HazlettKnocknakieltP
Thomas McIntyreKnocknakieltP
Mrs McIntyreKnocknakieltP
William McIntyreKnocknakieltPx beside name
Eliza McIntyreKnocknakieltP
William McIntyreKnocknakieltPx beside name
Eliza McIntyreKnocknakieltP
Margt Ann McIntyreKnocknakieltPx beside name
Nancy McIntyreKnocknakieltPx beside name. Died Oct 7th 1893Crossed out
Thomas H. McIntyreKnocknakieltP
William McCrackenKnocknakieltPx beside name
Mary McCrackenKnocknakieltPx beside name
Eliza WilsonMacknaghQ
Saml. WilsonMacknaghQx beside name
Martha Ann WilsonMacknaghQx beside name
James McIlroyMacknaghQDeadCrossed out
Robert WilsonMacknaghQ
Matilda WilsonMacknaghQ
Peggy WilsonMacknaghQ
Lizzie WilsonMacknaghQx beside name
Henry? WilsonMacknaghQx beside name
John WilsonMacknaghQx beside name
Barbara WilsonMacknaghQ
John LoganMacknaghQx beside name
Matilda J. LoganMacknaghQx beside name
Job loganMacknaghQ
Mary E. LoganMacknaghQx beside name
Hugh McKeownMacknaghQ
William McKeownMacknaghQ
Mrs BoalMacknaghQ
Jas BoalMacknaghQx beside name
Hugh G. BarkleyMagheraRx beside name
Mary BarkleyMagheraRx beside name
Anna E. BarkleyMagheraRx beside name
Annie White (Milliner)MagheraRx beside name
Elizabeth B. WoodburnMagheraRx beside name. Newtownbreda, Belfast
Robert BoltonMagheraRx beside name
Mina BoltonMagheraRx beside name
Alexander CheyneMagheraRx beside name. Removed to Belfast
Grace CheyneMagheraRx beside name. Removed to Belfast
Mary M. CheyneMagheraRx beside name. Removed to Belfast
Adam Jas. DunlopMagheraRx beside name
Isabella DunlopMagheraRx beside name
Matilda StockmanMagheraR
William Osborough A.J.C???MagheraRx beside name
Thomas HoustonMagheraRx beside name
William McGowan M.D.MagheraRx beside name
Annie W. McGowanMagheraRx beside name
Miss Fleming (Goreman??)MagheraRx beside name
William A MillingMagheraR
Jeannie MillingMagheraRx beside name
M.A. McGriffinMagheraRx beside name
Annie J. JohnstonMagheraRx beside name
S.D.LytleMagheraRx beside name
Mrs? LytleMagheraRx beside name
?? MilliganMagheraRx beside name
Fanny GrahamMagheraR
Margaret GlasgowMagheraR
R.S. LytleMagheraRx beside name
Sarah LytleMagheraRx beside name
J.A. LytleMagheraRx beside name
Samuel ????MagheraR
William FowlerMagheraRx beside name
Mrs FowlerMagheraRx beside name
Joseph SmythMagheraRx beside name
Lizzie SmythMagheraRx beside name
William McIvorMagheraRx beside name
Mrs McIvorMagheraRx beside name
Robert Picken?MagheraRx beside name
W.H. MiskellyMagheraR
Robert CampbellMagheraRx beside name. Removed
Elizabeth CampbellMagheraRx beside name. Removed
John CampbellMagheraRx beside name. Removed
Maggie Jane PooleMagheraRx beside name
James WilsonMagheraRx beside name
Thomas McKeownMagheraRx beside name
Lizzie J. McKeownMagheraRx beside name
Mary HazlettMagheraRx beside name
Billi? HazlettMagheraRx beside name
Peggie HazlettMagheraRx beside name
Thomas FieldMagheraR
Mrs FieldMagheraR
William J. NelsonMagheraRx beside name
Margt LongMagheraR
A.K. MorrisonMagheraR
John MartinMagheraR
Letty HaganMoneymoreSx beside name
Robert ShielsMoneymoreSx beside name
Lizzie ShielsMoneymoreSx beside name
Henry ShielsMoneymoreSx beside name
Hugh WilsonMoneymoreSx beside name
Matilda WilsonMoneymoreSx beside name
Maggie WilsonMoneymoreS
Jane WilsonMoneymoreSx beside name
John Thos WilsonMoneymoreSx beside name
Maria WilsonMoneymoreSx beside name
Lizzie WilsonMoneymoreSx beside name
Andrew ConnorMoneysharvinT
Ann J. ConnorMoneysharvinT
Martha ConnorMoneysharvinTx beside name
William LytleMoneysharvinTdied Jul ????Crossed out
William LytleMoneysharvinTx beside name
Jane LytleMoneysharvinTx beside name
Mrs McMathMoneysharvinT
Miss McMathMoneysharvinT
Fleming BurnsMullaghUx beside name
Annie BurnsMullaghUx beside name
Martha Jane BurnsMullaghUx beside name
Robert BurnsMullaghUx beside name
Mary Ann BurnsMullaghU
Joseph BurnsMullaghUx beside name
Sarah Isabella BurnsMullaghUx beside name
Joseph PooleMullaghUx beside name
John CrawfordMullaghUx beside name
Jane CrawfordMullaghUx beside name
Nancy CrawfordMullaghUx beside name
John CrawfordMullaghUx beside name
Rachel CrawfordMullaghUx beside name
Mrs McElreeMullaghUx beside name
M.D. McElreeMullaghUx beside name
Mrs M.D.McElreeMullaghUx beside name
John PooleMullaghUx beside name
Margt. PooleMullaghUx beside name
John ShielsMullaghUdied Jany 5th 1893
Sarah ShielsMullaghUx beside name
Saml. ShielsMullaghUx beside name
John WalkinshawMullaghUx beside name
Eliza WalkinshawMullaghU
Jane WalkinshawMullaghUx beside name
Nancy WalkinshawMullaghU
Robert PaulMullaghUx beside name
Betty PaulMullaghUdied Jany 9 1893
Nancy PaulMullaghU
William HenryMullaghU
Matilda HenryMullaghU
Nancy HenryMullaghUx beside name
Margaret KennedySlattybogieVx beside name
Thomas J. KyleSlattybogieVx beside name
Matilda KyleSlattybogieVx beside name
Samuel MillarSlattybogieVx beside name
Eliza Jane ServiceSlattybogieVx beside name
Eliza PooleTamneymartinWx beside name
Robert PooleTamneymartinWx beside name
W.J. ShielsTamneymartinWx beside name
Annie ShielsTamneymartinWx beside name
John SmythTamneymartinW
Mary SmythTamneymartinWx beside name
Thomas SmythTamneymartinWx beside name
James SmythTamneymartinWx beside name
Christina SmythTamneymartinW
Elizaberth SmythTamneymartinWx beside name
Maggie J. SmythTamneymartinWx beside name
William ShielsTamneymartinW
Mrs ShielsTamneymartinW
John R. ShielsTamneymartinWx beside name
Miss ShielsTamneymartinWx beside name
Margaret SufferinTamneymullinXx beside name
Nancy Ann SufferinTamneymullinXx beside name
Mrs HoustonTirgarvilYx beside name
Wm J. HoustonTirgarvilYx beside name
Albert W. HoustonTirgarvilYx beside name
H.J. HoustonTirgarvilYx beside name
Elisha HoustonTirgarvilYx beside name. Died July 2nd 1893Crossed out
Thomas McElroyTirgarvilYx beside name
Mrs McElroyTirgarvilY
Mrs McelroyTirgarvilY
Miss McElroyTirgarvilY
James MorrisonTirnoneyZx beside name
Anne J. MorrisonTirnoneyZx beside name
Jane MorrisonTirnoneyZx beside name
John MorrisonTirnoneyZx beside name
Maggie MorrisonTirnoneyZx beside name
Annie MorrisonTirnoneyZx beside name
William LytleTirnoneyZx beside name
??? LytleTirnoneyZx beside name
Elizabeth LytleTirnoneyZx beside name
Nancy? LytleTirnoneyZx beside name
William J. LytleTirnoneyZx beside name
Eleanor Lytle (Falagloon)TirnoneyZx beside name
John SufferinTirnoneyZ
Elizabeth SufferinTirnoneyZx beside name
Robert SufferinTirnoneyZx beside name
Sarah J. SufferinTirnoneyZx beside name
Nancy G. HazlettTirnoneyZx beside name
Rebecca HazlettTirnoneyZx beside name
Joseph MorrisonTirnoneyZx beside name
Mrs CunninghamTirnoneyZx beside name
David CampbellTirnoneyZx beside name. DeadCrossed out
Matilda CampbellTirnoneyZx beside nameCrossed out
Martha CampbellTirnoneyZx beside nameCrossed out
Alexander CampbellTirnoneyZx beside name. ???????Crossed out
John DunlopTullyheronA'
Jane DunlopTullyheronA'
Robert DunlopTullyheronA'x beside name
Maggie DunlopTullyheronA'x beside name
Thomas Dunlop S(enior?)TullyheronA'x beside name.The Letter S is after name. I assume this means Senior
Thomas Dunlop J(unior?)TullyheronA'x beside nameThe Letter J is after name. I assume this means Junior
John ClarkeTullyheronA'x beside name
Sarah ClarkeTullyheronA'x beside name
Lizzie ClarkeTullyheronA'
Jane ClarkeTullyheronA'
Mrs LytleTullyheronA'x beside name
John A. SmythUpperlandsB'x beside name
Mrs SmythUpperlandsB'x beside name
Jas H. PeacockUpperlandsB'x beside name
Mrs PeacockUpperlandsB'x beside name
David IrelandUpperlandsB'Removed to BelfastCrossed out
The following were admitted by an examination at present Commumion (November 1892):-
Robert John ArmourBeagh
David PorterBeagh
Robert PorterBeagh
Joseph NelsonBallymacilcurr
John MorrisonTirnoney
James BoalMacknagh
John GrayGrillagh
Thomas WhiteCrew
Matthew Henry ShielsCrew. Went to Melbourne Nov. 16th 1892
William Geo. ShielsKnocknakielt
John ShielsKnocknakielt. Went to Melbourne Nov. 16th 1892
Sarah CampbellBallyknock
Jane WalkinshawMullagh
James AndersonCraigmoreElderly
Mary AnnKnocknakieltElderly
John Alexr. SmythUpperlandsElderly
The following were admitted by certificate:-
Annie McCool now Mrs ShielsCrew, from Culnady
Sarah Lockart MillarSlattybogie, from Knockloughrim
Miss. E.H. FlemingMaghera, from Cullybackey
Robert QuinnKnocknakielt, from Drimbolg
William J. Osburough? N.J.L.Maghera, from Bellaghy
Communion May 1893
The following were admitted by examination on May 3rd 1893
Rebecca Jane CampbellTirnoney1
Margaret Jane BoltonCarricknakielt2
Agnes HemphillBeagh3
Anne Mary NelsonBeagh4
Margaret Jane NelsonBeagh5
Anne GrahamBeagh6
Lizzie KellySlattybogie7
Lizzie BradleyCrew8
Tilly TaylorTamneymullan9In Cert 60? ????? ??? ??? May? 12 '94
Sarah MillarSlattybogie10
Fanny Mary LytleTirnoney11
Robert James CrawfordMullagh12
Also following admitted by certificate
Mrs QuinnCraigmore, from Maghera Epis'l Church1
Mr& Mrs Joseph Stuartfrom Churchtown
Miss Nancy Ann Hunterfrom Knockloughrim
Miss Wrayfrom 1st Randlestown
Communion November 1893
William SpeersBallynahone1
Annie SpeersBallynahone2
Samuel DunlopTullyheron3
Robert ClarkeTullyheron4
John CrawfordKnocknakielt5
Saml John McCrackenKnocknakielt6
Joseph CrawfordMullagh7
Mary KellySlattybogie1Elderly
Robert StockmanMaghera2Elderly
Thos. StockmanMaghera3Elderly
Thos. NelsonBallymacilcurr4Elderly
Also following admitted by Certificate of Disjunction from other congregations:-)
Sergt. John Neelyfrom Lucan, Co.Dublin1
Mrs Thos. GrahamMaghera, from Culnady2
Mr John CaskeyMaghera, from 2nd Dunboe3
Mrs John CaskeyMaghera, from 2nd Dunboe4
Signed William Hill } Minister
Communion May 1894
The following admitted by examination before the session on May 2nd 1894
Tilly CampbellBallyknock1
Minnie PeacockUpperlands2
Mary Elizabeth DunlopTullyheron3
Jeannie CrawfordMullagh4
James MorrisonTirnoney5
Admitted by Certificate
Mrs Samuel Brownfrom St. Paul's, Manchester1
Mrs Samuel Shielsfrom Ballywillan2
Mr Wm Andersonfrom Tubbermore3
Mrs Wm Andersonfrom Tubbermore4
John Elliotfrom U.P. Lisburn5
Wm Hipsonfrom Maghera Episcopal Church6
Mrs Wm Hipsonfrom Maghera Episcopal Church7
After Conference with the Session
William Shielsfrom Knockloughrim
Thomas Brownfrom Knockloughrim
Benjamin Scottfrom Knockloughrim
Mrs Benj. Scottfrom Knockloughrim
Signed William Hall } Minister
The following were admitted by examination before the Session on October 31st 1894
Sarah LoganMoneysharvin
Lizzie ShielsMoneymore
Maggie CunninghamGrillagh
A WilsonMacknagh
Robert WilsonMacknagh
Robert WilsonMacknagh
Thomas PeacockUpperlands
Isabella WilsonMacknagh


Transcribed by William Scott & Barbara Braswell

Kilrea National School (Girls)

Kilrea National School (girls). Information transcribed by Kyle Irwin.

Kilrea Female National School
 No. Year of Entrance Pupil’s family name Pupil’s first Name Pupil’s Age last birthday Religion Residence Father’s occupation
1 1865 Stinson Eliza 12 EC Kilrea x
2 1871 Hunter Louisa 12 P Kilrea ?shop
3 1865 Morley Mary Jane 12 EC Kilrea Hotel
4 1865 Connel Eliza 12 RC Kilrea x
5 1865 Armstrong Maggie 11 P Kilrea Carpenter
6 1865 Toye B. Jane 13 EC Kilrea Carpenter
7 1866 Kerr Maggie Ann 12 EC Kilrea Sexton
8 1866 Young Rachel 12 EC Kilrea Labourer
9 1870 Marks Eliza 12 EC Kilrea Shoemaker
10 1866 Ferris Kate 11 RC Kilrea Publican
11 1867 McKee Eliza 11 P Kilrea Butter ?
12 1867 McKay Maggie Ann 9 EC Kilrea D. shop
13 1867 Morley Annie Eliz. 8 EC Kilrea Hotel
14 1867 Marks Charlotte 11 EC Kilrea Shoemaker
15 1867 Armstrong Mary Jane 11 P Kilrea Carpenter
16 1868 Kane Annie 9 RC Kilrea Baker
17 1868 Ferris Mary Ann 9 RC Kilrea Publican
18 1868 Bellingham Mary 9 EC Kilrea Carpenter
19 1868 Heggerty Biddy 9 RC Kilrea Farmer
20 1868 Stanly Maggie 8 EC Kilrea Painter
21 1868 Magraw Kate 10 RC Kilrea Shoemaker
22 1869 Tomb Eliza 9 EC Kilrea Shopkeeper
23 1869 Tomb Maggie 7 EC Kilrea Shopkeeper
24 1869 Wrath Elvira 8 P Kilrea Servant
25 1870 Morley Hannah Lotte 9 EC Kilrea Hotel
26 1870 Craig Maggie 7 P Kilrea Miller
27 1870 Michael Maggie 8 P Drumagarner Labourer
28 1870 Gilmour Nancy 10 P Drumagarner Labourer
29 1870 McCallion Sarah 7 EC Kilrea Bailiff
30 1873 Wrath Jane 6 P Kilrea Labourer
31 1873 Black Jane 5 EC Kilrea Baker
32 1870 Cruthers Maggie 10 EC Kilrea Coachman
33 1870 McGeagh Louisa 15 P Kilrea x
34 1871 Woods Nannie 14 P Reastown Farmer
35 1871 Wilson Rebecca 12 EC Kilrea Clerk
36 1871 Wilson Martha 9 EC Kilrea Clerk
37 1871 Wilson Mary 7 EC Kilrea Clerk
38 1870 Marks Annie 8 EC Kilrea Shoemaker
39 1874 McKaig Mary Ann 7 RC Kilrea Shoemaker
40 1871 Offee Eliza Jane 9 EC Kilrea Labourer
41 1874 Irvine Maggie 6 P Kilrea Hotel
42 1871 Young Maria 8 EC Kilrea Labourer
43 1871 Elder Maria 5 Kilrea Labourer
44 1873 Crawford Bridget 6 RC Kilrea Labourer
45 1873 Shaw Fannie 7 EC Kilrea Organist
46 1871 Elder Matilda 10 P Kilrea ? Retailer
47 1871 Bellingham Emily 7 EC Kilrea Carpenter
48 1871 Whiteside Eliza 9 P Kilrea Farmer
49 1874 Smith Henrietta 7P Kilrea Shopkeeper
50 1873 McCormick M. Jane 6 RC Maghera Publican
51 1871 Smith Jemima 14 Rasharkin Farmer
52 1871 Clarke Eliza 7 Kilrea Orphan
53 1871 Glasgow Sarah 9 Ballyconley Widow
54 1871 Smirl Ellen 14 Kilrea Shoemaker
55 1874 Tomb Lilly 6 EC Kilrea Clerk
56 1872 Smith Matilda 11 Kilrea Grocer
57 1872 McKay Mary Ann 6 RC Reastown Widow
58 1874 Kerr Eliza 6 EC Kilrea Sexton
59 1872 Graham Eliza, 10 Portna Weaver
60 1873 Graham Maggie 8 Portna Weaver
61 1874 Ferris Maggie 6 RC Kilrea Publican
62 1878 McKaig Maggie 9 RC Kilrea Shoemaker
63 1872 Black Eliza 4 EC Kilrea Baker
64 1872 McMeekin Rebecca 7 P Kilrea Sergant
65 1872 Mooney Maggie 12 RC Kilrea Servant
66 1872 Murphy Maggie 9 P Claragh Labourer
67 1878 Ferris Rosey 10 RC Kilrea Publican
68 1874 Kane Mary Jane 7 RC Kilrea Shopkeeper
69 1872 McLean Catherine 8 RC Kilrea Labourer
70 1872 Bellingham Fannie 7 EC Kilrea Carpenter
71 1872 Johnston Susan 12 EC Drumsarah Farmer
72 1872 Kernohan Mary 9 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
73 1872 McGraw Biddy 9 RC Kilrea Carpenter
74 1872 Huston Jane 10 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
75 1872 Offee Mary 6 EC Kilrea Labourer
76 1874 Wilkinson Mary Jane 6 P Kilrea Blacksmith
77 1872 McGraw Bridget 12 RC Kilrea Shoemaker
78 1874 Armstrong Eliza 7 P Kilrea Carpenter
79 1872 Hagens Mary Eliza 7 EC Dublin Shoeshop
80 1872 Johnston Ann Jane 14 P Drumsarah Shoemaker
81 1872 Kane Maggie 15 RC Moneygran Taylor
82 1872 Quigg Maggie 15 RC Moneygran Labourer
83 1872 Sproul Ellen 15 EC Claragh Farmer
84 1872 Sproul Margaret 7 EC Claragh Farmer
85 1873 Bellingham Maggie 13 EC Kilrea Carpenter
86 1873 Patterson Mary Jane 12 P Kilrea Shoemaker
87 1873 McAlary Mary 11 P Kilrea Servant
88 1873 Simpson Mary 16 P Ballyconley Farmer
89 1873 Simpson Annie 14 P Ballyconley Farmer
90 1873 Vance Isobella 11 P Drumagarner Farmer
91 1873 McFadden Mary Jane 15 EC Kilrea Shopkeeper
92 1873 Stewart Alicia 8 P Kilrea Servant
93 1873 McMeekin E. Maggie 4 P Kilrea Sergeant
94 1873 Wildman Susan 14 RC Kilrea Gardner
95 1873 Magraw Rosey 6 RC Kilrea Carpenter
96 1873 Barr Annie 9 P Kilrea Blacksmith
97 1873 Barr Eliza 14 P Kilrea Blacksmith
98 1873 Barr Matilda 12 P Kilrea Blacksmith
99 1874 Crowe Mary Ann 6 EC Kilrea Labourer
100 1874 Gilmour Lilly 9 P Drumagarner Labourer
101 1873 Wilson Sarah 5 EC Kilrea Labourer
102 1873 Crow Jane 4 EC Kilrea Gardner
103 1873 Duglas Maggie 5 x Kilrea Collector of Hay
104 1873 Campbell Martha 4 EC Kilrea Butcher
105 1873 McKook Matilda 5 EC Kilrea Labourer
106 1873 Armstrong Margaret 4 P Kilrea Carpenter
107 1873 Gilmore Annie 4 P Kilrea Servant
108 1874 Stewart Sarah 8 P Kilrea Labourer
109 1873 Fursith Jane 5 P Claragh Widow
110 1873 Fursith Eliza Jane 12 P Claragh Widow
111 1873 Sproul Caroline 5 EC Claragh Roadmaker
112 1873 Young Eliza 4 EC Kilrea Labourer
113 1873 Titherington Minnie 6 EC Kilrea Bailiff
114 1873 Elder Mary Elisa 4 P Kilrea Labourer
115 1873 Cassidy Biddy 8 RC Kilrea Labourer
116 1873 McLeane Catherine 9 RC Kilrea Weaver
117 1873 Boyd Nancy Jane 9 RC Kilrea Labourer
118 1873 Moore Martha Caroline 5 EC Kilrea Guager
119 1873 Brown Eliza 8 EC Kilrea Carpenter
120 1873 Bolton Mary Matilda 14 P Lismoyle Farmer
121 1874 McShannagh Jane 16 RC Moneygran Labourer
122 1874 McKay Eliza 12 EC Kilrea Widow
123 1874 McKay Ann Jane 14 EC Kilrea Widow
124 1874 Gardner Kate 4 P Kilrea x
125 1874 McKay Maria 6 EC Kilrea Widow
126 1874 Torrance Jane 14 EC Kilrea Widow
127 1874 Farrell Isobella 11 RC Kilrea Engindriver
128 1874 Watson Anna 9 P Pontspass Teachers
129 1874 McKaig Anna 4 RC Kilrea x
130 1874 Bamford Lizzie 4 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
131 1874 CrawFord Ellen 4 RC Kilrea Labourer
132 1874 Campbell Mary eliza 4 EC Kilrea Butcher
133 1874 McNeill Maggie 9 P Moneygran Farmer
134 1874 Irwine Minnie 3 P Kilrea Inn & Farmer
135 1874 Kerr Mary Jane 4 EC Kilrea Shoemaker
136 1874 Kerr Georgina 4 EC Kilrea Shoemaker
137 1874 Johnston Maggie 3 P Kilrea Blacksmith
138 1874 Keenan Biddy 11 RC Claragh Labourer
139 1874 Smyth Isabella 3 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
140 1874 Patterson Sarah Ann 6 P Lisnagrot Farmer
141 1874 McMullan Eliza 5 EC Kilrea Nailer
142 1874 Campbell Mary 4 EC Kilrea Butcher
143 1874 Boyd Kate 4 P Kilrea Labourer
144 1874 McFadden Maria 25 EC Kilrea Whitesmith
145 1874 McKaig Lizzie 4 RC Kilrea Shoemaker
146 1874 Taggart Rachel 4 P Lislea Farmer
147 1874 Woodrow Mary A. 4 P Kilrea Labourer
148 1874 McMeekin Martha 4 P Kilrea Sergeant
149 1874 Stanley Eliza 4 EC Kilrea Painter
150 1875 McCarroll Betty 13 RC Moneygran Lockkeeper
151 1875 Wilson Eliza G. 14 P Irinaltinagh Farmer
152 1875 Diamond Mary Jane 12 RC Moneygran Farmer
153 1875 McKay Maggie 8 EC Kilrea Widow
154 1875 Bradley Anna Mary 6 EC Kilrea Shopkeeper
155 1875 McGraw Mary 10 RC Moneygran Shoemaker
156 1875 McGraw Rosey 9 RC Moneygran Shoemaker
157 1875 Campbell Amelia Caroline 4 P Kilrea Butcher
158 1875 Graham Anna 4 P Kilrea Labourer
159 1875 Moore Maggie 7 P Lisnagrot Farmer
160 1875 Crawford Lizzie 4 RC Kilrea Labourer
161 1875 McKenna Susan 4 RC Kilrea Farmer
162 1875 Dearry Eliza 4 RC Kilrea Labourer
163 1875 Moore Annie 4 EC Kilrea Labourer
164 1875 Walker Matilda 8 EC Kilrea Labourer
165 1875 Burlinton Emma 8 EC Moneygran Labourer
166 1875 Walker Sarah 11 EC Kilrea Shoemaker
167 1875 Burlinton mary 10 EC Moneygran Labourer
168 1875 Magraw Jane 7 RC Moneygran Shoemaker
169 1875 Nelson Minnie 5 RC Kilrea Farmer
170 1875 Kane Biddy 16 RC Moneydig Farmer
171 1875 McCarrole Agnes 12 RC Moneygran Farmer
172 1876 Thompson Mary 10 P Kilrea Wollen Draper
173 1876 McCeery Emily 12 P Drumagarner Banker
174 1876 Kane Sarah 4 RC Kilrea Shop
175 1876 Taylor Isabella 5 P Reastown Farmer
176 1876 Taylor Ellen Jane 9 P Reastown Farmer
177 1876 Lennox Jane 9 P Moneysallin Farmer
178 1876 Campbell Tilly 4 EC Kilrea Butcher
179 1876 Higgerty Mary 4 RC Kilrea Merchant
180 1876 Keer Mary 4 EC Kilrea Labourer
181 1876 Dempsy Maggie 12 P Kilrea Servant
182 1876 Campbell Tilly 4 P Kilrea Servant
183 1876 Kerr Anna 5 EC Kilrea Labourer
184 1876 Mayberry Eliza E. 4 P Kilrea Publican
185 1876 Simpson Anna 5 P Kilrea Servant
186 1876 McCottar Sarah 9 x Moneygran x
187 1876 Canning Eliza 10 EC Kerrhill Widow
188 1876 Rogers Mary 9 RC Lisnagrot Farmer
189 1877 Simpson Sarah 14 P Ballyconley Farmer
190 1877 Wark Sarah 11 P Culmore Labourer
191 1877 Conley Elizabeth 10 P Culmore Labourer
192 1877 Bellingham Jane 13 P Claragh Labourer
193 1879 O’Flaharty Rosanna 4 RC Kilrea Sub Constable
194 1877 McCallion Charlotte 4 EC Kilrea Shoemaker
195 1877 Barr Mary 5 P Kilrea Blacksmith
196 1877 Graham Annie 5 P Claragh Farmer
197 1877 Smirl Jannie 5 P Kilrea Shoemaker
198 1877 McCluskey Sarah Lilly 11 P x Farmer
199 1877 Shaw Annie 5 EC Kilrea Carpenter
200 1877 McKay Mary Jane 5 EC Kilrea Pensioner
201 1877 Lennox Maggie 5 P Lisnagrot Farmer
202 1877 McCann Margaret 9 RC Lisnagrot Farmer
203 1877 Mcmullan Annie 4 EC Kilrea Nailer
204 1877 Stanley Ellen 4 EC Kilrea Painter
205 1877 Young Mary Ann 4 EC Kilrea Labourer
206 1877 Wilkinson Maggie 4 P Kilrea Blacksmith
207 1877 Patten Mary Ann 5 EC Kilrea Orphan
208 1877 McCarrole Susan 7 RC Drumagarner Labourer
209 1877 Kane Maggie 5 RC Kilrea Shop
210 1877 Taylor N Agnes 4 P Reastown Farmer
211 1877 Wilson Susan 9 RC Kilrea Labourer
212 1877 McIlwrath Annie 7 EC Kilrea Coachman
213 1877 McCarrole Isabele 11 RC Bovedy Farmer
214 1877 Cassidy M Ann 11 RC Bovedy Farmer
215 1879 Cassidy Catherine 12 RC Bovedy Farmer
216 1879 Michael E. Michele 9 P Reastown Farmer
217 1878 Simpson Maggie 9 EC ?Kiltagh Farmer
218 1877 Catherwood Nannie 10 P Reastown Farmer
219 1878 Simpson Jane 13 P Reastown Farmer
220 1878 McKay Mary Anne 12 RC Bridgequarter Taylor
221 1878 Shearn Mary 6 RC Kilrea Labourer
222 1878 Hickey Elizabeth 5 EC Kilrea Labourer
223 1878 Dixon Fannie 12 IC Kilrea Shop
224 1878 Catherwood Mary 5 P Reastown Farmer
225 1878 McMullen Elizab. Wallace 5 P Reastown Farmer
226 1878 Lennox Catherine 9 EC Moneysallin Farmer
227 1878 Ritchey Sarah Emily 6 P x Farmer
228 1878 Nipe (Knipe?) Annie 5 P Kilrea Shop
229 1878 McArtney Hannah 10 P Moneysallin Farmer
230 1878 Diamond Maggie 7 RC Clarah Farmer
231 1878 Wright Lizzie 8 P Kilrea Carpenter
232 1878 McAmee? Mary 5 RC Kilrea Labourer
233 1878 Kerr Mary 4 EC Kilrea Orphan
234 1878 Kerr Ellen 7 EC Kilrea Orphan
235 1878 Kerr Henrietta 4 EC Kilrea Sexton
236 1878 Nipe (Knipe?) Minnie 4 P Kilrea Shop
237 1878 Woods Maggie 4 EC Kilrea Sergeant
238 1878 Diamond Catherine 10 RC Clarah Farmer
239 1878 Gibson Elizabeth 12 P x Farmer
240 1878 McKay Bella Matilda 12 EC Lisnagrot Labourer
241 1878 McKay Rachel 10 EC Lisnagrot Labourer
242 1878 Gilmore Nancy 11 P Clarah Farmer
243 1878 McKay Princella 5 EC Lisnagrot Labourer
244 1878 Gilmore Rachel M 13 P Clarah Farmer
245 1879 Kerr Lizzie 15 EC x Labourer
246 1879 Kerr Maggie 13 EC x Labourer
247 1879 Michael Maggie 13 P Clarah Farmer
248 1879 Michael Lizzie 12 P Clarah Farmer
249 1879 Michael M.Ann 12 P Kilrea Farmer
250 1879 Shiels Sarah 4 P Lisnagrot Farmer
251 1879 Bellingham Hessie 4 EC Kilrea Carpenter
252 1879 McCallion Lizzie 4 EC Kilrea Shoemaker
253 1879 Ritchey Maggie J. 5 P Kilrea Farmer
254 1879 Gilmour Catherine 14 P Clarah Farmer
255 1879 Nellis Esther 4 RC Kilrea Orphan
256 1879 Gardner Mary E. 4 EC Kilrea Shop
257 1879 McNerland M.Jane 4 EC Kilrea Orphan
258 1879 Moore Anna 4 EC Kilrea Servant
259 1880 Magraw Jane x RC Moneygran x
260 1880 Henry Mary x x Moneygran x
261 1880 Campbell Maggie L x EC x x
262 1880 Bingham Mary 12 D Kilrea Stationmaster
263 1880 Bingham Maggie 10 D Kilrea Stationmaster
264 1880 Bamford Annie 9 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
265 1880 Bamford Lizzie 10 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
266 1880 McCartney Hannah 12 P Moneysallin Farmer
267 1880 McLoughlin Annabella 5 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
268 1880 McLoughlin Mary 4 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
269 1880 Bamford Lizzie Alice 5 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
270 1880 Smyth Maria 5 P x x
271 1880 Smyth Hannah 4 P x x
272 1880 Smyrl Annie 4 P x x
273 1880 Craig Agnes 5 P Kilrea Miller
274 1880 Colgan Rose 6 P Kilrea Labourer
275 1880 Boyd Hessie 5 EC Kilrea Shoemaker
276 1880 Kerr Mary 7 RC Moneygran Labourer
277 1880 Hegarty Sarah 6 EC Kilrea Orphan
278 1880 Tomb Maggie 4 EC Kilrea Teacher
279 1880 Kerr Mary 6 EC Kilrea Labourer
280 1880 Adams Annabella 5 P Drumagarner Farmer
281 1880 McMullan Jane 9 RC Kilrea Ganger
282 1880 McArtenay Mary Jane 11 P Moneysally Farmer
283 1880 McMullan Lizzie 7 RC Kilrea Ganger
284 1880 Wilkinson Jane 4 P Kilrea Blacksmith
285 1880 Kerr Mary 3 EC Kilrea Sexton
286 1880 Kerr Lizzie 6 EC Kilrea Labourer
287 1880 McLoughlin Ann Stewart 6 P Kilrea Labourer
288 1880 McIlwrath Letitia 10 P Kilrea Blacksmith
289 1880 Kerr Nancy 8 IC Barkhill Labourer
290 1880 McLister Lizzie 13 P Kilrea Labourer
291 1880 McCarroll Isabella 13 RC Moneygran Farmer
292 1880 Moran Minnie 3 RC Kilrea Grocer
293 1880 Atkinson Emma 3 D Kilrea Grocer
294 1880 Kerr Louisa 4 IC Barkhill Labourer
295 1880 Mayberry Susan 7 EC Kilrea Widow
296 1880 Mayberry Caroline 4 IC Kilrea Widow
297 1880 Mullan Ellen 6 RC Kilrea Ganger
298 1880 Crawford Mary A. 6 RC Kilrea Labourer
299 1880 Crawford Ellen 10 RC Kilrea Labourer
300 1880 Boyd Mary 10 EC Doneyshail Labourer
301 1880 Kerr Annie 10 EC Kilrea Labourer
302 1880 McNamee Jane 4 P Kilrea Labourer
303 1880 Henry Mary 9 RC Moneygran Farmer
304 1880 Moore Annie G 9 EC Kilrea Labourer
305 1880 Tomb Lizzie 3 IC Kilrea Teacher
306 1881 Doherty Mary A 8 P Moneygran Farmer
307 1881 Ritchie Lizzie 8 EC Kilrea Labourer
308 1881 Kerr Margare 14 EC Barkhill Labourer
309 1881 Magraw Emily 8 RC Moneygran Farmer
310 1881 Campbell Maggie 4 EC Kilrea Butcher
311 1881 McNamee Sarah 4 P Kilrea Labourer
312 1881 Mitchell Lizzie 4 EC Kilrea Tailor
313 1881 Campbell Annie 4 EC Kilrea Butcher
314 1881 Delger Joanna 5 RC Moneygran Farmer
315 1881 Mayberry Martha 7 EC Lisnagrot Farmer
316 1881 Derrie Alice 8 RC Moneygran Farmer
317 1881 Derrie Mary J 9 RC Moneygran Farmer
318 1881 Magraw Bridget 9 RC Moneygran Shoemaker
319 1881 Magraw Kate 11 RC Moneygran Shoemaker
320 1881 Knipe Bella B 4 P Kilrea Grocer
321 1881 McKee Maggie 4 P Kilrea Merchant
322 1881 Hegarty Ann J 4 RC Kilrea Farmer
323 1881 Mulholland Lizzie 10 EC Kilrea Orphan
324 1881 McLoughlin Maggie 5 P Kilrea Labourer
325 1881 McMullan Nema 4 EC Kilrea Nailer
326 1881 Kerr Maggie 5 EC Kilrea Washerwoman
327 1881 White Annie 4 EC Kilrea Servant
328 1881 Kerr Lizzie 5 EC Kilrea Servant
329 1881 Bamford Hannah 6 P Portrush Merchant
330 1881 Watson Martha 12 EC Kilrea Orphan
331 1882 Kane Mary 11 RC Lisnagrot Labourer
332 1882 Macarthur Maude 10 RC Greybbey M. D.
333 1882 Henderson Tillie 4 P Kilrea Merchant
334 1882 Corker Caroline 4 EC Kilrea Farmer
335 1882 Johnston Maggie 4 P Kilrea Blacksmith
336 1882 Patterson Mary 5 P Lisnagrot Farmer
337 1882 McCaig Susan 5 RC Kilrea Shoemaker
338 1882 Smyrl Cassie 5 P Kilrea Shoemaker
339 1882 McLoughlin Lizzie 4 P Kilrea Merchant
340 1882 Magraw Ellen J 4 RC Moneygran Farmer
341 1882 Connor Janey 4 P Kilrea Auctioner
342 1882 Diamond Charlotte 4 RC Clarah Farmer
343 1882 Kerr Ann Jane 5 P Lisnagrot Farmer
344 1882 Kerr Mary Eliza 7 P Lisnagrot Farmer
345 1882 Adams Lizzie 6 P Drumagarner Farmer
346 1882 Henderson Sarah 3 P Kilrea Merchant
347 1882 Torrens Lizzie J 4 P Kilrea Labourer
348 1882 Henry Sarah 6 RC Moneygran Farmer
349 1882 Shiells nancy 4 P Lisnagrot Farmer
350 1882 McKenna Marianne 4 RC Kilrea Stonecutter
351 1883 McNamee Maggie 4 P Kilrea Labourer
352 1883 Stewart Maggie Jeanette 7 P Kilrea Corn Dealer
353 1883 Mayberry Jane 7 EC Kilrea Labourer
354 1883 Burlington Sarah 8 EC Kilrea Labourer
355 1883 Burlington Nora G 5 EC Kilrea Labourer
356 1883 Knipe Emily 3 P Kilrea Grocer
357 1883 Elder Mary 6 P Gortrihie Farmer
358 1883 Holmes Annie 3 P Kilrea Farmer
359 1883 Diamond Bridgetta 4 RC Clarah Farmer
360 1883 Connor Leonora 3 P Kilrea Auctioner
361 1883 Mayberry annie 4 EC Kilrea Servant
362 1883 Campbell Rosella 4 EC Kilrea Butcher
363 1883 Crawford Maggie 4 RC Kilrea Labourer
364 1883 Henderson Minnie 3 P Kilrea Merchant
365 1883 Kerr Lavinia 4 EC Kilrea Labourer
366 1883 McCallion C alice 4 EC Kilrea Shoemaker
367 1883 Tomb Mary Bella 4 EC Kilrea Teacher
368 1883 Watkin Janey 4 EC Kilrea Hairdresser
369 1883 Hegarty Mary 4 RC Kilrea Doctor
370 1883 Gracey Anna 5 P Kilrea Sergeant
371 1883 Gracey Maude 3 P Kilrea Sergeant
372 1883 Burlington Marg. J 12 EC Kilrea Labourer
373 1883 Atkinson Marianne 9 P Clarah Labourer
374 1884 Elder Tillie 4 P Kilrea Merchant
375 1884 Neely Caroline 10 EC Kilrea Servant
376 1884 Armstrong Cassie 4 P Kilrea Carpenter
377 1884 Offee Maggie 3 P Kilrea Cooper
378 1884 Johnston Annie 3 P Kilrea Blacksmith
379 1884 Adams Annabella 3 P Kilrea Grocer
380 1884 Peden Jane Adelaide 3 P Kilrea Grocer
381 1884 Shaw Elizabeth 6 EC Kilrea Organist
382 1884 Torrens Mary 4 P Kilrea Labourer
383 1884 Hamilton Sarah 3 P Kilrea Porter
384 1884 Mclean Maggie 7 RC Kilrea Weaver
385 1884 Rosborough Maggie Eliza 4 P Coleraine Teacher
386 1884 McAlister Annie 4 P Kilrea Tailor
387 1884 Moran Annie 3 RC Kilrea Merchant
388 1884 Forbes Catherine 14 RC Kilrea Pedlar
389 1884 Gamble Janey 7 P Kilrea Porter
390 1884 Campbell Sarah 4 EC Kilrea Butcher
391 1884 McCarroll Marianne 7 RC Moneygraw Lockkeeper
392 1885 Moore Louisa 10 EC Kilrea Labourer
393 1885 Gardiner Sarah 5 EC Kilrea Woollen draper
394 1885 Gamble Bella 4 P Kilrea Porter
395 1885 Graham Annie 15 P Gortmacrane Farmer
396 1885 McMullan Emma 4 P Kilrea Painter
397 1885 Craig Lizzie 10 P Kilrea X(from India)
398 1885 Craig Tillie 9 P Kilrea X(from India)
399 1885 Craig Fannie 8 P Kilrea Mechanic
400 1885 McFadden Marrion 5 EC Kilrea Shoemaker
401 1885 McFadden Mary B 4 EC Kilrea Whitesmith
402 1885 McMullen Mary Agnes 5 EC Kilrea Ganger
403 1885 McNamee Lizzie 4 RC Kilrea Labourer
404 1885 Stewart Rosella 4 RC Kilrea Labourer
405 1885 Adams Janey 4 RC Drumagardner Farmer
406 1885 Dinnen Maggie 8 RC Kilrea Labourer
407 1885 Atkinson Ellen 10 P Kilrea Labourer
408 1885 Atkinson Matilda 9 P Kilrea Labourer
409 1885 Atkinson Maggie 5 P Kilrea Labourer
410 1885 Peden Agnes 6 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
411 1885 Peden Maggie J 8 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
412 1886 Vance Tillie 11 P Drumean Farmer
413 1886 Henry Lizzie 7 RC Moneygran Farmer
414 1886 Burke Annie 11 Meth Dublin Manufacturer
415 1886 Moore Mary J 5 EC Kilrea Labourer
416 1886 Kerr Catherine 4 EC Kilrea Sexton
417 1886 Hunter Lily 4 P Kilrea Merchant
418 1886 Johnston Tillie 4 P Kilrea Blacksmith
419 1886 Knipe Jemima 4 P Kilrea Clerk
420 1886 Burlinton Elizabeth 5 P Kilrea Labourer
421 1886 Campbell Mary 5 P Kilrea Carpenter
422 1886 Henderson Willie 4 P Kilrea Merchant
423 1886 Kilpatrick Mary 7 P Drumagardner Farmer
424 1886 McCartney Catherine 9 P Moneysallin Farmer
425 1886 Graham Tillie 12 P Gortmacrane Farmer
426 1886 Atkinson Sarah 7 P Kilrea Labourer
427 1886 Atkinson Mary 5 P Kilrea Labourer
428 1886 Ritchie Minnie Wilson 6 EC Barkhill Farmer
429 1886 Kerr Maggie 5 EC Kilrea Labourer
430 1886 Gardiner Annie 4 EC Kilrea Draper
431 1886 Irwin Tillie 3 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
432 1886 Stewart Cassie 9 EC Kilrea Orphan
433 1886 McCune Sarah 10 P Moneysallin Labourer
434 1886 Stewart Charlotte 5 EC Kilrea Orphan
435 1886 Simpson Lizzie 9 EC Fenkiltagh Farmer
436 1886 Smyth Martha 4 EC Kilrea Horse-Trainer
437 1886 Hazlett Kate 15 P Moneydig Farmer
438 1886 Ritchie Marianne 5 P Barkhill Farmer
439 1887 Moore Lucy Adelaide 4 EC Kilrea Labourer
440 1887 McFadden Janey Beattie 4 EC Kilrea Whitesmith
441 1887 Creelman Tillie 3 P Kilrea Baker
442 1887 Wallace Henrietta 4 EC Kilrea Sergeant
443 1887 McAllister Lizzie 4 P Kilrea Tailor
444 1887 O’Kane Mary 4 RC Moneygran Tailor
445 1887 Mayberry Maggie 4 P Kilrea Shopkeeper
446 1887 McKay Catherine 5 EC Kilrea Labourer
447 1887 O’Fee Mary 4 EC Kilrea Shoemaker
448 1887 Kidd Annie 4 EC Kilrea Clerk
449 1887 Armstrong Sarah J 11 P Lisnagrot Farmer
450 1887 Atkinson Nancy 4 P Kilrea Labourer
451 1887 Burton sarah 12 IC Kilrea Coachman
452 1887 Burton Louisa 6 IC Kilrea Coachman
453 1887 Graham Annie Sarah 14 P Clarah Farmer
454 1887 Graham Sarah 14 P Gortmacrane Farmer
455 1888 Gilmore Annie 7 P Kilrea Labourer
456 1888 McMullen Maggie 5 RC Kilrea Ganger
457 1888 Gilmore Catherine 5 RC Kilrea Labourer
458 1888 McAllen Charity 4 IC Kilrea Shoemaker
459 1888 Killough Marianne 4 P Kilrea Labourer
460 1888 Johnston Jeannie 4 P Kilrea Blacksmith
461 1888 Walker Jeannie 3 IC Kilrea Shoemaker
462 1888 McFadden Maggie 3 IC Kilrea Whitesmith
463 1888 Hassan Magie 7 IC Kilrea Labourer
464 1888 Gilmore Mary 9 P Kilrea Labourer
465 1888 McKay Susan Elizabeth 4 IC Kilrea Labourer
466 1888 McMullen Mary 3 IC Kilrea Painter
467 1888 Knox Annie 3 P Kilrea Blacksmith
468 1888 McTeague Marianne 3 RC Kilrea Painter
469 1888 McTeague Sarah M 7 RC Kilrea Painter
470 1888 O’Fee Annie 6 IC Kilrea Grocer
471 1888 O’Fee Jeannie 4 IC Kilrea Grocer
472 1888 Derry Bridget 6 RC Kilrea x
473 1888 Burton Alice 8 IC Kilrea Coachman
474 1888 Gardiner Mary Eliza 4 IC Kilrea Shopkeeper
475 1888 Stewart Rose Anna 7 RC Kilrea Labourer
476 1888 Graham Lizzie 8 P Lisnagrot Farmer
477 1888 Graham Letitia 6 P Lisnagrot Farmer
478 1888 Field Lizzie 8 IC traveling with circus
479 1888 McCune Bella 6 P Kilrea Labourer
480 1888 O’Neil Maggie 6 RC Kilrea Labourer
481 1889 Henry Kate 8 RC Moneygran Farmer
482 1889 Caskey Marianne 7 P Kilrea Cattle-Dealer
483 1889 Adams Lizzie 4 P Kilrea Merchant
484 1889 Ritchie Lizzie x P Barkhill Farmer
485 1889 Torrens Martha 3 P Kilrea Labourer
486 1889 Meenan Mary 6 RC Kilrea Charwoman
487 1889 Kerr Jeannie 5 IC Kilrea Charwoman
488 1889 Johnston Ellen J 4 P Kilrea Blacksmith
489 1889 McIlwrath Maggie M 6 P Lisnagrot Farmer
490 1889 Creelman Mary 3 P Kilrea Baker
491 1889 Murphy Bessie 4 IC Kilrea Gardener
492 1889 McKenna Maggie 4 RC Kilrea Stonecutter
493 1889 Kennedy Annie 5 P Kilrea Policeman
494 1889 Walker Mary 4 RC Kilrea Servant
495 1889 Gwinn Ellen 9 IC Coleraine NY Porter
496 1889 Graham Lizzie 5 P Kilrea Bailiff
497 1889 Woods Eliza J 7 P Reastown Farmer
498 1889 Woods Minnie 5 P Reastown Farmer
499 1889 Phelan Emma 14 RC Kilrea Policeman
500 1889 Bainford Marianne 4 P Kilrea Woollen-Draper
501 1889 Kelso Mary J 13 IC Kilrea Bailiff
502 1889 Ritchie Rose O’Neill 6 IC Kilrea Farmer
503 1890 McCahon Ann Jane 5 P Kilrea Grocer
504 1890 Millar Maggie 6 P Kilrea Cattle-dealer
505 1890 Stewart Nellie 5 RC Kilrea Ganger
506 1890 Kerr Jeanie 8 IC Kilrea Labourer
507 1890 Kerr Emily 7 IC Kilrea Labourer
508 1890 Kerr Maggie 6 IC Kilrea Labourer
509 1890 O’Fee Jane 5 IC Kilrea shoemaker
510 1890 Harvey Annie 4 RC Kilrea Baker
511 1890 Kennedy Eva 4 P Kilrea Policeman
512 1890 Murphy Eva Blanche 4 IC Kilrea Gardener
513 1890 Henry Louisa 6 RC Moneygran Farmer
514 1890 Gracey Hetty 4 P Kilrea Sergeant
515 1890 McCahon Elizabeth J 11 P Clarah Farmer
516 1890 McCahon Sarah Anna 7 P Clarah Farmer
517 1890 McCahon Ella Matilda 4 P Clarah Farmer
518 1890 McCormick Mary E 7 RC Kilrea Policeman
519 1890 McKay Tillie 4 IC Kilrea Labourer
520 1890 Millar Annie May 4 IC Kilrea Cattle-dealer
521 1890 Speers Mary 12 IC Lisnagrot Grocer
522 1890 Walker Maria 5 IC Kilrea shoemaker
523 1890 Simpson Ellen G 10 IC Fenkiltagh Farmer
524 1891 Hegarty Lizzie 6 RC Kilrea Farmer
525 1891 Walker Annie 4 IC Kilrea shoemaker
526 1891 Harvey Bridget 4 RC Kilrea Baker
527 1891 Graham Tillie 5 P Lisnagrot Farmer
528 1891 Toner Annie 9 IC Kilrea Labourer
529 1891 Toner Thomasina 7 IC Kilrea Labourer
530 1891 Toner Lena 4 IC Kilrea Labourer
531 1891 Kirkland Lizzie 4 P Kilrea Draper
532 1891 Campbell Sarah 4 IC Kilrea Carpenter
533 1891 Bamford Hannah 4 P Kilrea Draper
534 1891 McAlister Kathleen 6 P Kilrea Tailor
535 1891 Kennedy Maggie 6 X Kilrea Labourer
536 1891 McShane Lizzie 4 IC Gortmacrane Farmer
537 1891 Dickey Jeannie McNeil 10 P Rasharkin Farmer
538 1891 Trotter Eva Elizabeth 11 IC Kilrea Coachman
539 1891 Trotter Ada Jemima 8 IC Kilrea Coachman
540 1891 Trotter Miriam Allen 6 IC Kilrea Coachman
541 1891 Moran Rosella 5 RC Kilrea Grocer
542 1891 Hegarty Annie 5 RC Kilrea Labourer
543 1891 Barr Henrietta Smyth 7 P Kilrea Builder
544 1891 Kidd Olive 4 IC Kilrea Clerk
545 1891 Hegarty Sarah 9 RC Kilrea Servant
546 1891 McAlister Lousia 4 P Kilrea Tailor
547 1891 Kerr Mary 13 P Reastown Engineer
548 1891 McDonald Mary Ann 5 RC Kilrea Trader
549 1891 Bellingham Annie 13 P Drumagarner Labourer
550 1892 Creelman Lizzie 3 P Kilrea Baker
551 1892 Elder Maggie 13 P Culmore Carpenter
552 1892 Diamond Mary Ann 4 IC Kilrea Orphan
553 1893 Diamond Maggie 8 IC Kilrea Orphan
554 1892 Diamond Lizzie 6 IC Kilrea Orphan
555 1892 Gracey Ethel Clarke 4 P Kilrea Sergeant
556 1892 Atkinson Jane 4 P Kilrea Labourer
557 1892 McNerlin Maggie 9 P Seaford BlackSmith
558 1892 Hamilton Maggie 5 P Kilrea NY Porter
559 1892 McErlean Marianne 9 RC Lisnagrot Labourer
560 1892 Symrl Henrietta 4 P Kilrea Orphan
561 1892 Bloomfield Cassie 3 P Kilrea Saddler
562 1892 Speers Annie Maria 6 P Lisnagrot Grocer
563 1892 Mayberry Mary Ann 6 IC Kilrea Labourer
564 1892 McDonald Cassie 4 RC Kilrea Trader
565 1892 McKay Maggie 4 IC Kilrea Labourer
566 1892 Moon Nancy Jane 9 P Lisnagrot Farmer
567 1892 Kidd Ethel Clarke 3 IC Kilrea Clerk
568 1892 Dallas Katie 3 P Kilrea Watchmaker
569 1892 Gardiner Annie Elizabeth 4 IC Kilrea Hotel Keeper
570 1892 McShane Lizzie 9 IC Kilrea Butcher
571 1893 Jamison Meta 6 P Portna Minister
572 1892 Knox Lizzie 4 P Kilrea BlackSmith
573 1892 O’Fee Kate 4 IC Kilrea Cooper
Religion Key
EC / IC = Established Church i.e. Church of Ireland
RC= Roman Catholic
P= Presbyterian