County Down

Ancestors Being Researched in Kilkeel Parish

Marriages

Robert MARKS, Rose McCOMB 27 Sep 1855 Annalong Presbyterian Church Kilkeel
William MARKS Mary SHEALS 12 May 1858 Kilkeel Church of Ireland Kilkeel
Hugh MARKS Mary Jane DORAN 15 Nov 1858 Kilkeel Church of Ireland Kilkeel
Isabella MARKS William DONNEN 27 Oct 1859 Kilkeel Church of Ireland Kilkeel
John MARKS***** Catharine REILLY 07 Dec 1865 Kilkeel Church of Ireland Kilkeel
Robert MARKS Lydia BELL 25 Sep 1876 Mourne Presbyterian Church Kilkeel
Charles MARKS Margaret Jane McCULLA 12 Oct 1882 Meeting House Lane Presbyterian Church Kilkeel
Sarah MARKS Stewart CUNNINGHAM 19 Feb 1885 Kilkeel Church of Ireland Kilkeel
Thomas MARKS Margaret CAMPBELL 27 Jul 1887 Kilhoran Church of Ireland Kilkeel
Ellen MARKS Patrick ROGERS 23 Jun 1888 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
Alfred MARKS Alice O'DONOHUE 24 Jul 1891 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
Robert MARKS Mary Ann WALLACE 16 May 1893 Meeting House Lane Presbyterian Church Kilkeel
Hugh MARKS Margaret McCARTAN 07 Nov 1897 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
William MARKS***** Catherine McCONVILLE 11 Apr 1904 Banbridge Roman Catholic Church Banbridge
Alice Jane MARKS Samuel IRVINE 01 Nov 1905 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
Robert MARKS Cicily CUNNINGHAM 05 Nov 1907 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
Robert MARKS Margaret YOUNG 29 Apr 1909 Kilkeel Church of Ireland Kilkeel
Hugh MARKS Mary CUNNINGHAM 14 Jan 1911 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
Thomas MARKS***** Mary KELLY 15 Jun 1913 Dunmore Roman Catholic Church Dromara
Mary Elizabeth MARKS Thomas CAMPBELL 03 Jan 1918 Kilkeel Church of Ireland Kilkeel
Margaret MARKS Henry WALLACE 19 Mar 1918 Kilkeel Church of Ireland Kilkeel

 

BIRTHS

NAME BIRTH FATHER MOTHER PLACE
Peter MARKS 8 Apr 1865 John MARKS Catharine REILLY Kilkeel
Robert MARKS 4 May 1866 William MARKS Mary SHEILDS Kilkeel
Hugh MARKS 30 Nov 1868 Hugh MARKS Mary Jane DORAN Kilkeel
Mary Jane MARKS 17 Dec 1868 William MARKS Mary SHIELS Kilkeel
Mary MARKS 24 Feb 1870 John MARKS Kate REILLY Kilkeel
Sarah MARKS 20 Feb 1871 Hugh MARKS Mary DORAN Kilkeel
Alice Jane MARKS 20 May 1873 Hugh MARKS Mary Jane DORAN Kilkeel
Catherine MARKS 9 Dec 1873 John MARKS Kate REILLY Kilkeel
William MARKS 2 Feb 1877 John MARKS Catherine (Kate) Reilly Kilkeel
Elizabeth Ann MARKS 1 Jan 1883 John MARKS Catherine (Kate)REILLY Kilkeel
       

Reilly Births

Name DATE FATHER MOTHER PLACE
Jordan REILLY 1801     Moneydarraghbeg
Catherine, wife 1805     "
Betty, daughter 1835 Jordan Reilly Catherine ? "
Thomas,son 1837 Jordan Reilly Catherine ? "
Mary, daughter 1839 Jordan Reilly Catherine ? "
Catherine, daughter 1843 Jordan Reilly Catherine ? "
John, son 1845 Jordan Reilly Catherine ? "
Francis REILLY 1810     "
Bernard O' REILLY 1869 Francis O'REILLY Ann O'REILLY 2
Sarah REILLY 17 Sep 1869 John REILLY Mary CONLON Rostrevor, Kilkeel
Ellen REILLY 9 Jul 1870 Charles REILLY Rose MCVEIGH Kilkeel
Bernard REILLY 15 Mar 1874 Patrick REILLY Bridget MCKEOWN Rostrevor.Kilkeel

Reilly/O'Reilly Marriages

Catharine REILLY John MARKS 07 Dec 1865 Kilkeel Church of Ireland Kilkeel
Charles REILLY Rose McNEIGH 06 Nov 1868 Kilkeel Roman CatholicChurch Kilkeel
William REILLY Isabella WILSON 01 Mar 1870 Kilkeel Church of Ireland Kilkeel
Sarah Jane REILLY Jacob THOMPSON 11 Jun 1870 Kilkeel Church of Ireland Kilkeel
Clarinda REILLY James MORRIS 01 Jan 1873 Rostrevor Presbyterian Church Kilbroney
Bridget REILLY Daniel McVEAGH 26 Apr 1873 Bryansford Roman Catholic Church Kilcoo
Susanna REILLY George HENDERSON 04 Aug 1876 Kilkeel Church of Ireland Kilkeel
Mary REILLY Robert YOUNG 07 Jan 1879 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
James REILLY Sarah QUINN 10 Feb 1881 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
Sarah REILLY John GAWLEY 10 Aug 1882 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
John REILLY Mary TAGERTY 08 Jan 1883 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
Anne REILLY Patrick CORRIGAN 05 Oct 1885 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
James REILLY Elizabeth GRIMES 29 Oct 1889 Rostrevor Roman Catholic Church Kilbroney
Elizabeth REILLY John DONNON 24 Sep 1890 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
Bernard REILLY Annie BURNS 23 Jun 1898 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
Jane REILLY Hugh MURPHY 14 Jan 1899 Rostrevor Roman Catholic Church Kilbroney
Thomas REILLY Catherine FLEMMING 06 Jun 1901 Rostrevor Roman Catholic Church Kilbroney
Patrick REILLY Mary MURPHY 30 Jan 1902 Rostrevor Roman Catholic Church Kilbroney
Patrick REILLY Catherine RODGERS 23 Feb 1903 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
Maggie REILLY Charles DALY 19 Oct 1904 Rostrevor Roman Catholic Church Kilbroney
Annie REILLY Daniel MOONEY 24 Sep 1913 Bryansford Roman Catholic Church Kilcoo
John OREILLY Rose SLOAN 03 Sep 1895 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
Margaret OREILLY Henry COUSINS 30 Nov 1911 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel
Sarah OREILLY Bernard BOYLE 23 Apr 1912 Kilkeel Roman Catholic Church Kilkeel

Anyone having information or researching any of the above names please contact Raymond Kelly,

the_researcher@raymondscountydownwebsite.com

Sloan

9 Apr 2003 Family Group Sheet
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Husband: James Sloan #87 died at age: 83
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Born: __ ___ 1782 in Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland 1
Died: 20 Aug 1865 in Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland 1
Father:
Mother:
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Wife: Ellen ?____ Sloan #88 died at age: 65
Married: __ cir 1810 in Ireland his age: 28 her age: 20
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Born: __ ___ 1790 in Ireland 2
Died: 20 Nov 1855 in Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland 1
Father:
Mother:
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1 F Bridget Sloan #90 died at age: 64 | Born: __ cir 1812 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland
sp. Redmond Murphy #1767 |Married: Cir 1837 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland
Born: __ ___ 1812 Died: __ ___ 1874 | Died: 14 Nov 1876 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland 3
| Buried 16 Nov 1876 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland 4
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2 M Patrick Sloan #89 died at age: 69 | Born: __ ___ 1813 Ireland
sp. Anne Owens #374 |Married:
| Died: 12 May 1882 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland 3
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3 M Bernard Sloan #95 died at age: 60 | Born: __ cir 1814 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland 5
| Died: 08 AUG 1874 Vinton, Pontiac, P.Q. Canada 6
| Buried Vinton, Pontiac, P.Q. Canada
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4 M Hugh Sloan #91 | Born: __ ___ 1817 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland 7
sp. Mary Ann Roney #463 |Married: __ ___ 1850 Ireland
sp. Margaret Tomkins #464 |Married: 17 SEP 1855 Ste Annes Island,Pontiac,P.Q. 8
Born: __ cir 1827 Died: | Died: __ ___ ____ Canada
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5 F Mary Sloan #93 died at age: 62 | Born: __ ___ 1820 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland
sp. James Rodgers (McRory) #375 |Married:
Born: __ cir 1811 Died: __ cir 1885 | Died: __ aft 1882 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland 3
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6 M John Sloan #39 died at age: 65 | Born: __ ___ 1821 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland
sp. Anne Flanagan #40 |Married: 22 Jan 1847 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland 9
Born: 15 Nov 1820 Died: 29 Jul 1915 | Died: 16 NOV 1886 Vinton, Pontiac, P.Q. Canada 10
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7 F Sarah (Sally) Sloan #94 died at age: 63 | Born: __ ___ 1823 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland
sp. James Cunningham #441 |Married: 29 May 1845 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland 11
Born: __ ___ 1814 Died: 26 DEC 1888 | Died: 27 SEP 1886 Vinton, Pontiac, P.Q. Canada 10
| Buried Vinton, Pontiac, P.Q. Canada
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8 F Anne Sloan #388 | Born: __ ___ 1823 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland
| Died:
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9 M James Sloan #92 died at age: 70 | Born: __ ___ 1828 Attical, Kilkeel Parish, Down, Ireland 12
sp. Mary Shields #96 |Married: 12 Aug 1849 Liverpool, England 12
Born: __ ___ 1830 Died: 24 Jul 1873 | Died: 29 Dec 1898 Ida Valley, Otago,New Zealand 13
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1

Gravestone, St. Colmans, Kilkeel, Ireland

2

Gravestone,  St. Colmans, Kilkeel, Ireland, age 65

3

Family letters to John Sloan from Ireland 1870-1884

4

Letter to John Sloan from Ireland dated Feb.1877

5

:St. Anne's Calumet Island Parish records.

6

St. Anne's Calumet Island Parish records.

7

1861 census

8

Marriages in Pontiac County 1836-1973

9

Parish Registers, St. Colman's Parish , Upper Mourne, Ireland

10

Gravestone, St. Elizabeth's, Vinton, Pontiac, P.Q. Canada.

11

Parish Registers, St. Colman's Parish, Upper Mourne, Ireland.

12

Marriage Certificate.

13

Shirley Patterson, NZ.

Pat Sloan

epsloan@magma.ca

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Jane Sloan (born in Kilkeel, Ireland-6/Nov/1827--parents were: William Sloane
and Jane McIntosh) and wed to John Service,  They moved to Wigtownshire, Scotland,
 

Peter and Heather

hpstrait@uniserve.com

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Robert Peck

  rpeck1@maine.rr.com
 

Portland, Maine, USA

 

You have a great site and I appreciate all the work you have done. I am searching for my wife's Irish ancestors, namely Sloans. Her great grandfather, William Sloan, b. ca. 1822 immigrated from Kilkeel in 1834 and went to New Brunswick, Canada. Probable relative who traveled with him was a Susan Sloan (age 70 from Cooley). Other Sloans immigrating at the same time to New Brunswick were "Patt" Sloan (age 20) and Henry Sloan (age 20).
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information relating to these folks.

   

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Pat Murphy Koehler

patk_nc@hotmail.com

 

North Carlina, USA

Thank you for such a beautiful site. My great-grandparents, Charles McAlister and Teresa Killen were married in St. Colmans at Massforth in 1853 and nine of their children baptized there. I loved seeing the church pictures and copied them to put with the family history. My grandmother Elizabeth McAlister's baptism record was not found at St. Colman's although siblings born before and after were. Would there have been another Catholic church nearby where she might have been baptized. Have just started looking for the family of Teresa Killen around Kilkeel. Her father was James Killen, her mother Mary Sloan. The music was wonderful! I feel like I've had a mini-trip to Ireland. Thanks! Pat

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I am researching RUSSELL/RUSSEL in Kilkeel and Ballymartin. 
I am also interested in ORR in Kilkeel, as I suspect that is the maiden name
of my great great great grandmother.  I need to connect with someone else
researching this family in the hopes of finding information that will cement
that tie.

Mary Guler    

mlmguler@yahoo.com

 

 

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Generation No. 1

1.  BERNARD1 CUNNINGHAM was born in Kilkeel, Co. Down, Ireland.

Child of BERNARD CUNNINGHAM is:
2. i. MARGARET2 CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1864, Kilkeel, Co. Down, Ireland.

Generation No. 2

2.  MARGARET2 CUNNINGHAM (BERNARD1 CUNNINGHAM) was born Abt. 1864 in
Kilkeel, Co. Down, Ireland.  She married JOHN LOCK July 01, 1888 in St.
Luke's Church, Great Crosby, Parish of Sephton, County of Lancaster,
Ireland, son of RICHARD LOCK.  He was born Abt. 1866 in Birmingham,
Warwickshire, England.

Children of MARGARET CUNNINGHAM and JOHN LOCK are:
 i. RICHARD BERNARD3 LOCK, b. June 10, 1891, Liverpool, England; d.
October 31, 1917, Pachindale, France WWI; m. KATE APPS, October 14,
1912, Toronto, Ontario; b. December 15, 1891, Borden, England; d. August
12, 1983, Toronto, Ontario.
 ii. JOHN PATRICK LOCK, b. Abt. 1885; d. 1904, Kilkeel, Co. Down.

Brenda Anderson

b-g.anderson@sympatico.ca

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Seeking information on John Young from Kilkeel, he married Elizabeth Collins in Liverpool, 1883. John Young's father's name was James Young.

Mark Young

SweepM6@netscape.net

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From Kathleen Donnelly.

kdonnelly@social.rr.com

Two birth registers for two different Elizabeth Sloan, neither of them being my Elizabeth Sloan, can they be of help to anyone?.

Elizabeth Sloan
Born, Aug.12th. 1867
Moyad, Kilkeel
Father, Patrick Sloan, farmer
Mother, Mary Sloan, nee Quin

Elizabeth Sloan
Born, Nov.6th. 1867
looks like....Brimseck(cannot decipher it but definitely ends in a K) ,district Rossheon, Kilkeel
Father, Andrew Sloan, labourer
Mother, Mary Sloan, nee Heslip

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Mike Morrissey

mikemorr@hotmail.com

Descendants of Patrick Jordan
Generation No. 1
1. PATRICK JORDAN was born bet 1787 - 1800 in Kilkeel, Co. Down, IRE, and died in 1861 in MI. He married ANN FITZPATRICK. She was born about 1801 in IRE.  They emigrated to Washtenaw Co., MI, USA after 1848,
Children of PATRICK JORDAN and ANN FITZPATRICK are: i. MARY JORDAN, b. abt 1820, Kilkeel, Co. Down, IRE. ii. CATHERINE JORDAN, b. bet 1821 - 1850, Kilkeel, Co. Down, IRE iii. LUKE JORDAN, b. bet 1821 - 1850, Kilkeel, Co. Down, IRE iv. ANN JORDAN, b. 1831, Kilkeel, Co. Down, IRE. v. BRIDGET JORDAN, b. abt 1834, Kilkeel, Co. Down, IRE; m. THOMAS QUINN; b. 1831, IRE. vi. SUSAN JORDAN, b. abt 1835 Kilkeel, Co. Down,. IRE vii. SARAH JORDAN, b. 1838, Kilkeel, Co. Down, IRE. viii. JOHN JORDAN, b. abt 1839, Kilkeel, Co. Down, IRE. ix. MARGARET JORDAN, b. 1843, Kilkeel, Co. Down, IRE. x. PATRICK JORDAN, b. 1845, Kilkeel, Co. Down, IRE. xi. WILLIAM JORDAN, b. 1848, Kilkeel, Co. Down, IRE.  
Generation No. 2
2. ANN JORDAN married DANIEL CUNNINGHAM November 13, 1855 in St. Joseph, Dexter, MI, son of JAMES CUNNINGHAM and ELLEN QUINN. He was born 1827 in IRE. Thomas Cunningham, age 25, was living with the family in 1870. Children of ANN JORDAN and DANIEL CUNNINGHAM are: i. JAMES CUNNINGHAM, b. March 06, 1859, Washtenaw Co., MI.: Baptism: March 13, 1859, St. Joseph, Dexter, MI, godparents were John Cunningham & Susan Jordan ii. JOHN CUNNINGHAM, b. 1858. iii. DANIEL CUNNINGHAM, b. 1861. iv. MARY CUNNINGHAM, b. 1863.
Descendants of John Dawson
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN DAWSON was born bet. 1778-1808 in Co. Down, Ireland. He married MARY CUNNINGHAM. She was born in Co. Down, Ireland. Children of JOHN DAWSON and MARY CUNNINGHAM are: i. JOHN DAWSON, b. 1820, Co. Down, Ireland; d. January 27, 1888, Scio Twp, Washtenaw Co., MI. ii. JANE DAWSON, b. Abt. 1824, Co. Down, Ireland; d. March 13, 1904, Webster Twp, Washtenaw Co., MI .
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN DAWSON married MARGARET BURNS in 1849. She was born July 1823 in Co. Down, Ireland, and died 1901. John emigrated to Washtenaw Co., MI, USA in the early 1840s.  The journal of John Morrison says that John Dawson started an enclave of Scoth-Irish in Scio Township, many of his current neighbors being relatives and neighbors in Ireland, including the Cunninghams, Burns, Jordans and Morrisons. Children of JOHN DAWSON and MARGARET BURNS are: i. MARY A.DAWSON, b. August 21, 1851; d. November 21, 1869, Washtenaw Co., MI. ii. SARAH DAWSON, b. February 12, 1854, Washtenaw Co, MI; d. March 06, 1873, Washtenaw Co., MI. iii. MAGGIE DAWSON, b. February 12, 1859, Washtenaw Co., MI. iv. NELLIE DAWSON, b. January 1862, MI; d. Aft. 1900.   3. JANE DAWSON married WILLIAM MORRISON. He was born Abt. 1815 in Co. Down, Ireland, and died January 06, 1891 in Scio Twp, Washtenaw Co., MI.  They emigrated to Washtenaw Co., MI, USA in 1848. Children of JANE DAWSON and WILLIAM MORRISON are: i. MARY MORRISON, b. Abt. 1843, IRE; d. December 01, 1909, Detroit, MI. ii. JAMES MORRISON, b. Abt. 1846, IRE; d. November 15, 1910, Scio Twp, Washtenaw Co., MI. iii. JOHN W. MORRISON, b. August 06, 1848, MI; d. Bet. 1911 - 1932. iv. WILLIAM MORRISON, JR., b. January 04, 1851, MI; d. February 10, 1932, MI. v. MARGARET MORRISON, b. January 10, 1853, Washtenaw Co., MI; d. August 09, 1916, Detroit, MI. vi. ELISABETH MORRISON, b. October 29, 1855, Washtenaw Co., MI; d. September 20, 1941, San Francisco, CA. vii. JANE MORRISON, b. February 08, 1858, Washtenaw Co., MI; d. Bet. 1911 - 1932. viii. EMMA MORRISON, b. March 10, 1861, Washtenaw Co., MI; d. 1920.
 
Descendants of James Cunningham
Generation No. 1
1. JAMES CUNNINGHAM He married ELLEN QUINN. Children of JAMES CUNNINGHAM and ELLEN QUINN are: i. DANIEL CUNNINGHAM, b. 1827 in IRE. ii. WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM, b. 1832 in IRE.
Generation No. 2
2. DANIEL CUNNINGHAM - see Ann Jordan   3. WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM married CATHERINE FROWLEY on August 20, 1857 in St. Joseph, Dexter, MI, daughter of DANIEL FROWLEY and CATHERINE ODEIGH. She was born in 1832.  William emigrated to Washtenaw Co., MI, USA Children of WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM and CATHERINE FROWLEY are: i. DANIEL CUNNINGHAM, b. January 24, 1860, Washtenaw Co., MI. ii. CATHERINE CUNNINGHAM, b. 1858, Washtenaw Co., MI. iii. MARY ANN CUNNINGHAM, b. 1863, Scio Twp, Washtenaw Co., MI. iv. ELLEN CUNNINGHAM, b. 1862, Scio Twp, Washtenaw Co., MI. v. WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM, b. 1864, Scio Twp, Washtenaw Co., MI. vi. JOHN CUNNINGHAM, b. 1866, Scio Twp, Washtenaw Co., MI. vii. JAMES CUNNINGHAM, b. 1869, Scio Twp, Washtenaw Co., MI. viii.ROSE E. CUNNINGHAM, b. 1875, Scio Twp, Washtenaw Co., MI.
ix. THOMAS H. CUNNINGHAM, b. 1877, Scio Twp, Washtenaw Co., MI.

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Raymond Kelly

the_researcher@raymondscountydownwebsite.com

 

Jordan Reilly, born 1801,Moneydarragh Beg
Catherine Reilly Born,1805
Betty,dau.born 1835
Thomas,son, born 1837
Mary,dau.,born 1839
Catherine,dau.,born1843
John,son,born 1845

Catherine Reilly married John Marks, from the Longstone area of Mourne, Dec.7th.1865.

 

Simpsoneileen@aol.com

Hi Raymond

Further to my previous e-mail, is it possible to find out more information on the names of people on the Griffiths valuation.  My great grandfather was Hugh Sheils of Moyad and he married Ann Canavan of Ballinran.  Their parents were Patt Sheils and Dan Canavan and I note that both of these names appear on the Griffiths valuation in the townland of Leitrim.  Is there any way of proving if these are the parents??  I can't seem to find any further information about Ann Canavan although I believe that my mother's sister spent her honeymoon in Kilkeel with Canavan relations in 1931.  As she and my mother are both deceased there is no way of confirming this.  I don't even know her date of birth or her mothers name or if she had any sisters or brothers. I have attached the information I have too date on the Sheils family although I have quite a lot more from when Daniel and Hugh Jnr arrived in Liverpool.  Any information you can find would be greatly appreciated.  I have left a good feedback on your guestbook which I also found very interesting to read through.

HUGH SHEILS

Born 1843 Approx at Kilkeel, Co. Down. N. Ireland.

Married 5-10-1866 At Kilkeel Roman Catholic Chapel to Ann Canavan. Of Ballinran

Sponsers Patrick Cunningham and Mary Sheils

Lived at Moyad, Kilkeel, Co. Down.

 

Children.

 Mary       Born 7-11-1866 at Kilkeel (As per Irish Civil Reg List)

Hugh       Born 1868 at Kilkeel

Patrick    Born  31-8-1868

Catherine  Born 2-9-1870

Peter        Born 19-9-1870

James      Born  ?

John        Born  ?

 Daniel      Born 1-1-1875 at Kilkeel, Co. Down.

Father     Patt Sheils

 

Eileen Simpson

 

 

matthew@mattsdomain.com

1.  THOMAS1 CLARK was born between 1800 - 1814 in Co Down, Ireland, and died in Ireland.  He married CATHARINE MCCORMICK in Co Down Ireland.  She was born in Ireland.

Name: Thomas Clark

Children of THOMAS CLARK and CATHARINE MCCORMICK are:

2.                i.    JAMES BERNARD2 CLARK, b. 18 Apr 1834, Co. Down , Ireland; d. 24 Mar 1917, Bellefonte, PA.

3.               ii.    CATHERINE M CLARK, b. 1848, Ireland; d. 1937, Hagerstown, MD.

 
 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JAMES BERNARD2 CLARK (THOMAS1) was born 18 Apr 1834 in Newry, Co. Down , Ireland1, and died 24 Mar 1917 in Bellefonte, PA.  He married MARIA LOUISE GREEN 22 Aug 1859 in St. John's Catholic Church, Bellefonte, PA, daughter of PHILLIP GREEN and CAROLINE.  She was born 18 Sep 1839 in Walford, Herefordshire England, and died 04 Jul 1912 in Bellefonte, PA.

 

More About JAMES BERNARD CLARK:

Arrival: 18552,3

Residence: 1860, Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania4

 

More About MARIA LOUISE GREEN:

Arrival: 18575

Residence: 1900, Benner, Centre, Pennsylvania5

       

Children of JAMES CLARK and MARIA GREEN are:

4.                i.    THOMAS P.3 CLARKE, b. 08 Jan 1863, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania; d. 12 Jun 1932, Baltimore, Maryland.

                  ii.    CATHARINE M. CLARK, b. May 1859, Bellefonte, PA6; d. 12 Oct 1945, Baltimore, Maryland; m. JOHN C. LAMBERT, 08 May 1895; d. 12 Jun 1932.

 

More About CATHARINE M. CLARK:

Residence: 1910, Hagerstown Ward 2, Washington, Maryland7

 

                 iii.    MARY E. CLARK, b. 01 May 1867, Bellefonte, PA; d. 01 Aug 1946.

 

Notes for MARY E. CLARK:

Sister Mary Wilfred outside of PA

 

5.              iv.    JOHN W. CLARK, b. 12 May 1866, Bellefonte, PA; d. 19 Jul 1942, Bennter Twp, Center County, PA.

                  v.    MARIA L. CLARK, b. 05 Mar 1869; d. 11 Feb 1958, Bellefonte, PA.

                 vi.    SUSAN A. CLARK, b. 08 Jan 1871; d. 17 Feb 1933, Bellefonte, PA.

 

More About SUSAN A. CLARK:

Residence: 1900, Benner, Centre, Pennsylvania8

 

                vii.    EDWARD CLARK, b. 24 Jan 1873.

               viii.    ANASTACIA CLARK, b. 04 Apr 1875, Bellefonte, PA; d. 19 Jun 1953, Bellefonte, PA.

 

 

3.  CATHERINE M2 CLARK (THOMAS1) was born 1848 in Ireland9,10,11, and died 1937 in Hagerstown, MD.  She married TIMOTHY KELLY12,13 1869 in Bellefonte, PA.  He was born 1848 in Ireland14, and died in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

More About CATHERINE M CLARK:

Arrival: 186315

Immigration: 1874, Ireland

Residence: 1900, North Braddock, Allegheny, Pennsylvania15

 

More About TIMOTHY KELLY:

Arrival: 186515

Residence: 1870, Bellefonte West Ward, Centre, Pennsylvania16

       

Child of CATHERINE CLARK and TIMOTHY KELLY is:

                   i.    JOHN T3 KELLY17, b. 1870, Bellefonte, PA17; d. Hagerstown, MD.

 

More About JOHN T KELLY:

Residence: 1930, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland17

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Researching the Surname Edgar - by Bill Edgar, Melbourne,Vic. Aust.

 

Through DNA I have a “match” with a relative of Charles Edgar of Benagh, County Down, NI, born 1772,  and his sons, James Edgar, born 1805, and Robert Edgar, born 1806, also born in Benagh, Co. Down, NI. They went to Canada about 1820 and after some adventures set up a farm in Lancaster, Ontario, Canada.

 A number of Edgar’s had farms in Benagh, Kilkeel, Drumcrow & Magheramurphy at that time – we need to prove with documentation who was our closest relative. Looking at “Raymond’s” 40 shilling freeholders list, you can see from Name of Lives or other Tenures it appears they are all related.

 

DNA Project information is available at www.ancestry.com Select DNA – join DNA Goups – Search Groups  “Edgar” – Sign up. It is free. OR Google “Edgarweb” for Edgar information and a direct link to the DNA site.

Contact me on edgardna@hotmail.com

 

My 1st documented ancestor is Arthur Edgar born est. 1797. Note the Irish spelling of Arthur is variously Aughtry, Oughtery, Doughtry or similar. Also note some records have been found with Eagar, Edger or even an Agar that changed back to Edgar after a generation or two.

 

Arthur Edgar, born est. 1797, Co. Down. NI, died 7/10/1880 Drummanmore, Co. Down, NI, buried Mourne Presbyterian Church, Kilkeel, NI. This church has the Edgar family grave.

Arthur married Elizabeth Thompson about 1830 Co. Down, NI. They had six children, Elizabeth, James, Mary, William, Ann, and Robert. Arthur seems to have obtained the Drummanmore farm property from a person other than an Edgar, perhaps James Malone. The farm continues in Edgar ownership in recent times.  It was a mixed farm with a feed crop, potatoes, vegetables, cattle, hens, sheep, and pigs. Soil was fertilised with seaweed harvested within Carlingford Lough from areas set aside for each farm. Thus the farm was self-sufficient for most needs. All the following six children were born at Drummanmore:

1 Elizabeth (Eliza) Edgar born est. 1832 died 1916 Drummanmore, never married.

2 James Edgar born 1834 died 1906 Drummanmore, married.

3 Mary Edgar born 1835, married Joseph Sloan 21/1/1853 in Kilkeel.

4 William Edgar born 1840 died 12/11/1912 StArnaud, Victoria, Australia, married.

5 Ann Edgar born 1837, married James Cooper 9/3/1855 in Kilkeel.

6 Robert Edgar born 23/4/1842, died 1912 Kilkeel, never married.

 

Arthur and Elizabeth’s 2nd child James Edgar married Jane Fleming about 1860 in Kilkeel.

They had six children William, Robert Henry, Arthur, Thomas, Martha, Elizabeth Jane all born at Drummanmore. James continued to live at and farm the Drummanmore mixed farm.

1 William Edgar born est. 1862, said to have gone to the USA abt. 1880 - LOST.

2 Robert Henry Edgar born est. 1866, married Mary Wilson est 1884 in Co. Down, then said to have gone to USA 1886 - LOST.

3 Arthur Edgar born 3/6/1868, died 23/1/1946 Manchester England, said to have married.

4 Martha Edgar born est. 1868, married John Baird est. 1886 in Kilkeel.

5 Elizabeth Jane Edgar born est. 1870, married William Walmsley est. 1890 in Kilkeel.

6 Thomas Edgar born 6/7/1880, died 20/3/1953 Drummanmore, married.

 

James and Jane’s 6th child Thomas Edgar married Ellen Boyd in 1906 at Kilkeel. They had twelve children Mabel, James, Robert, Henry, Elizabeth Jean, William, Arthur, Gordon, Mary, Martha, Dora, Stanley, who were all born at Drummanmore.

Found an entry for Thomas Edgar as “Mate” on Vessel “Aid” aged 21 on 1/7/1898 it was crewed from the Kilkeel area. Thomas also worked the Drummanmore mixed farm.

 

Arthur and Elizabeth’s 4th child, William Edgar married Isabella Agnes McMillan on 25/9/1876 at St. Arnaud, Victoria, Australia. They had nine children Robert Arthur, William James, Frederick John, Andrew, Charles Ernest, Angus, Henry Wallace, James Brown, George, all were born in St. Arnaud.

1 Robert Arthur Edgar born 29/4/1878 died 10/7/1952 Cheltenham, Vic, Aust. Married

2 William James Edgar born 14/7/1880 died 8/1/1944 Fremantle, West Aust. Married

3 Frederick John Edgar born 1883 died 8/12/1951 Perth, West Aust. Married

4 Andrew Edgar born 1/5/1885 died 1885 St. Arnaud, Vic. Aust.

5 Charles Ernest Edgar born 1886 died 17/5/1907 Boulder West Aust. Not married

6 Angus Edgar born 1891 died 1894 St. Arnaud Vic. Aust.

7 Henry Wallace Edgar born 1894 died 8/4/1944 Sea Lake, Vic. Aust. Married

8 James Brown Edgar born 1896 died 1/2/1897 St. Arnaud, Vic. Aust.

9 George Edgar born 1898 died 11/1/1914 StArnaud, Vic. Aust.

Recent Family Reunions held in StArnaud have had all ongoing families represented.

 

The Edgar DNA project started with the Charles Edgar of Benagh, Co. Down, NI descendent, James Edgar, from Melville, SK, Canada and a descendent of Joseph Edgar of Newry, Co. Down, NI, a Steve Edgar from Crewe, England, trying to prove they were related. What was proved was they were in no way related. Now they have over 40 tests from Edgar’s all over the world. Some like me have documented proof we are related, as well as a DNA test that proves we “match”. With Charles’s descendent, James, we both “match” by DNA but do not yet have a documented proof. Others tested are also close to us, but it needs more testing to fill the gaps.

 

The Edgar project has four separate groups to date and, as more Edgar’s take the DNA test, the chances of filling the gaps and getting that documentary proof increases.

 

If you want to join the Edgar DNA for free viewing of the information, go to www.ancestry.com - Select DNA – join DNA groups – Search Groups “Edgar” – Sign up. It is free. OR Google “edgarweb” for Edgar information and direct link to DNA site.

 

Contact me at  edgardna@hotmail.com

 

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Cunningham

Stewart Cunningham (b. 1839, Kilkeel), father Stewart Cunningham.  Married
Ellen Burns (b. 1841, Kilkeel) on 19/11/1863. Children:

1.  Robert Stewart Cunningham (1868-1947) - my Great-Grandfather

2.  John Cunningham (1870 ?)

3.  Sarah Cunningham (1873 - ?)

4.  Samuel Cunningham (1881 - ?)

5.  Annie Cunningham (1883 - ?)

6.  Thomas Cunningham (1887 - ?)

Many thanks,

James L. Cunningham,   j.l.cunningham@bath.ac.uk