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Derry (Londonderry) / Re: Thomas Gray, Aghadowey
« on: Monday 14 January 19 13:33 GMT (UK)  »
Aghadowey has it correct - Annie Blakes married Wilson Gray in 1911 and had four children : Robert Alexander, Annie Elizabeth, Walter and Letitia. After Wilson died in 1920, Annie married Joseph Crothers/Crithers (also a widower since his first wife Elizabeth Grissam died in 1914) and had a son Samuel in 1924. Corporal Robert Alexander Gray of 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers died 25 Jan 1943 and is buried in Chittagong (now Bangladesh)

Derry (Londonderry) / Re: Worshipable order mercers
« on: Friday 02 November 18 13:22 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Ringading

The 10 people I mentioned were only within the Mercers Estate - four other estates cover the south Derry area of which Magherafelt is the main town with many more Campbells. A quick look at the census for 1831 (see link in my previous post) shows 19 households where James Campbell is the head of the family, including two in Maghera town (both Presbyterian). The town Campbell households in the census in Moneymore town (in the Parishes of Ardrea and Desertlyn) are headed by Anne and George respectively. There is also a James Campbell living in Magherafelt town itself on Charity Street. This family was Church of Ireland and included 4 males and 6 females (names of family members not recorded in 1831 census). Of the 19 families, 8 were Presbyterian, 6 Church of Ireland and 5 Roman Catholic. If you know what Church your family belonged to this will help cut down the options.

Derry (Londonderry) / Re: Worshipable order mercers
« on: Monday 01 October 18 13:29 BST (UK)  »
Hi Ringading

There is no townland of Moneymore in the Mercers estate, but the tenant list does include 10 Campbells in Fallahogy, Lislea, Lisnagrot, Moynock & Tirnageeragh townlands. Moneymore is a townland covering part of the nearby town of Maghera which was owned by the Bishop of Derry and rented to the Clark family at that time.  Moneymore would be better known as the name of a town south of Maghera on the estates of the Drapers Company. There were Campbells in both these towns in 1859 in Griffith Valuation (search online at ) so I would check to see which is your family before proceeding. You can also check for them in 1831 in the census (online at ) as there were Campbells in both Maghera and Moneymore then too.

Derry (Londonderry) / Re: Worshipable order mercers
« on: Monday 01 October 18 13:03 BST (UK)  »
Hi Ringading

What name/townland were you looking for - I have a tenant list for 1843 with over 900 names

Derry (Londonderry) / Re: Bann Valley Townland Map?
« on: Sunday 10 June 18 22:18 BST (UK)  »

Derry (Londonderry) / Re: John Thomsone, merchant of Coleraine, May 1678
« on: Thursday 25 January 18 11:42 GMT (UK)  »
The liberties of Coleraine on the east bank of the Bann were originally in Co Antrim and were added to Co Coleraine along with part of Co Donegal and Co Tyrone to form the new Co Londonderry in 1613.

My concern is that people looking for Coleraine families will be looking on the Co L'derry board rather than here on the Co Antrim board and may miss this.

Topic moved to Derry(Londonderry).

Derry (Londonderry) / Re: John Thomsone, merchant of Coleraine, May 1678
« on: Thursday 25 January 18 10:41 GMT (UK)  »
John Thomson was elected a Burgess of Coleraine Corporation on 13 September 1681.

... and Coleraine is actually in Co Londonderry, not Co Antrim!

Down / Re: Marriage licence 1845 in County Down.
« on: Sunday 17 December 17 12:53 GMT (UK)  »
Incidentally, Presbyterians in Ireland don't use banns. All their marriages used to be by licence or special licence.

Like Elwyn I had thought Presbyterians did not use Banns but recently I transcribed a Presbyterian Church register going back to 1845 and found almost half the early marriages were "after Banns", not licence.

Could this be her death certificate?

D/1944/106/1012/13/421    Margaret    Regan    25th February 1944    age 77       Female    Dungannon(pre-1973 Q4)

You need to log on to the GRONI site mentioned by Aghadowey and pay 2.50 to see the details for confirmation but the age is correct.

Do you know which graveyard in Desertmartin you are looking for? There are 2 Roman Catholic churches in the area St Patricks in the townland of Keenaght and St Marys in the village as well as 2 Church of Ireland ones (which would have been originally used by all denominations as the ancient parish churchyard) - St Columbs in the village and the ruined old church in Knocknagin townland.

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