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Bonar (Bonner)/ Toner/ McGettigan/ Devenny/ McMonagle/ McGinley etc
« on: Sunday 30 December 07 19:54 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

I was given some information about the funeral of one of my relatives that took place in 1907 in Letterkenny, Donegal. His name was Father James Toner and by all accounts he was much loved by all who met him. He was only 48 when he died.

The funeral was attended by well over 500 people from all parts of Donegal and Derry and literally closed the town down for the day.

Unfortunately I have only part of the description. I would love to get the entire obituary because it apparently listed all the parishioners and other local people that attended which would be a goldmine of information  :)

I thought I would list the principal mourners in the event that someone else is also looking for these people  and may be able to give me more info about this part of my family :)

Main Mourners at the Funeral of Rev. James Toner June 28, 1907, Letterkenny      
   Parish Priest at Drumoghill 1904-1907   

Brother   Neal Toner   
Brother   Peter Toner   
Sister   Mary Toner   
Sister   N. Toner   
Sister   Mrs. Devenny   
Sister   Mrs. Bridget Bonar (my GGM)   
Nephew   James McMonagle   
Nephew   Eddy McMonagle   
Nephew   Peter McMonagle   
Nephew   John McMonagle   
Nephew   Joseph McMonagle   
Nephew   Eddy Devenny   
Nephew   Willaim Devenny   
Nephew   James Devenny   
Nephew   John Bonar (my GF)   
Nephew   Peter Bonar   
Nephew   C. McMonagle   
Niece   Rose A. Devenny   
Niece   B. Devenny   
Niece   Mary Devenny   
Niece   Mary McMonagle   
Niece   Anne McMonagle   
Niece   Mary A. Bonar   
Niece   Sarah Bonar   
   P. McGinley, JP,  Breenagh
   M. McGinley   Breenagh
Aunt   Mrs. McGinley, (Possibly Susan Toner)   Breenagh
Cousin   P.T. McGinley, Excise Officer   Belfast
Cousin   John McGettigan   Killymard
Cousin   Patrick McGettigan   Killymard
Cousin   Dan McGettigan   Derry
Cousin   Mick McGettigan   Derry
Cousin   Neal McGettigan   Derry
Cousin   Pat McGettigan   Ballyar
Cousin   Fanny McGettigan   Donegal
Cousin   Nelly McGettigan   Drumoghill
Cousin   Mrs. Gallagher   Drumbologne
Cousin   Bridget McGettigan   Killymard
Cousin   Mrs. Lafferty   Creeslough

mab
Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan (Big Hill), Foffenagh (Rock), Illies and area...mainly McCallion, Doherty, Bradley, Grant, Devlin and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee, Bradley
Omagh: Bradley
Fanad Penninsular, Donegal.....McBride, Friel, Fielty

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Re: Bonar (Bonner)/ Toner/ McGettigan/ Devenny/ McMonagle/ McGinley etc
« Reply #1 on: Monday 31 December 07 08:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mab:
Linda Buckley has a wonderful site for Donegal. You might want to check it and perhaps drop her a note.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~donegal/
Reid, McAlinden, Larmour, Mulholland, Kelly
Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, Rathfriland

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Re: Bonar (Bonner)/ Toner/ McGettigan/ Devenny/ McMonagle/ McGinley etc
« Reply #2 on: Monday 31 December 07 13:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Pat. I have dealt with Lindel in the past. She's amazing and very helpful  :)

mab
Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan (Big Hill), Foffenagh (Rock), Illies and area...mainly McCallion, Doherty, Bradley, Grant, Devlin and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee, Bradley
Omagh: Bradley
Fanad Penninsular, Donegal.....McBride, Friel, Fielty

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Re: Bonar (Bonner)/ Toner/ McGettigan/ Devenny/ McMonagle/ McGinley etc
« Reply #3 on: Friday 24 April 09 17:17 BST (UK) »
Hi are you still out there since December 2007. I hope so, I am so excited by your entry.

 My Mcgettigans were at your relatives funeral, why?
 
I have never come across a Toner surname connected to our family.

We will have to exchange some information.

Geraldine. :-* ???

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 24 April 09 17:33 BST (UK) »
Yes I'm still here. To be honest I haven't looked at my family tree for ages and ages. I met so many brick walls that I stopped for a break. I've been working on my husband's tree instead.

I received this information from a researcher who lives in Letterkenny. I had posted somewhere about the name Toner and he had seen it. He is researching the history of the priesthood in and around his area. Out of kindness he faxed me the obituary of James Toner. My Great Grandmother was Bridget Toner who married Alexander Bonner. As you can see the McGettigan's are cousins but I don't...can't remember if I ever figured out the connection to the Toners.

What townland are your McGettigans from? And, where are you?

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Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan (Big Hill), Foffenagh (Rock), Illies and area...mainly McCallion, Doherty, Bradley, Grant, Devlin and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee, Bradley
Omagh: Bradley
Fanad Penninsular, Donegal.....McBride, Friel, Fielty

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Re: Bonar (Bonner)/ Toner/ McGettigan/ Devenny/ McMonagle/ McGinley etc
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 25 April 09 09:19 BST (UK) »

 Hi Mab and Geraldine.

 The cousin Mrs Lafferty, Creeslough would probably be Grace McGettigan who had recently married Dan Lafferty the postmaster there then.
 The Laffertys still run the post office and quite a few businesses in the town!

 It would be good to know the way that Grace's McGettigans are linked to the Toners?

 Henry McFadden (in Creeslough)
The Families of North West Donegal.

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 25 April 09 16:49 BST (UK) »
I wish I could tell you but as I only found out that my Great Grandmother was a Toner 2 years ago I am as much in the dark as when I started my family tree.

I have since been given some details of a memorial inscription from the Conwal Cemetery which is as follows:

Rev. James Toner C.C. late of Drumoghill died 19 June 1907 age 45
(Ellen McGettigan was the informant on his death certificate)
his mother Bridget Toner died 21st May 1889 (I don't know her maiden name)
his father Peter Toner died 08th August 1899

.....Peter Toner and Bridget were my Great Great Grandparents and were from Kirkstown.....

Jim Toner died 25th May 1989 aged 82 years (no idea who this is)
his wife Bridie Toner died 26th July 2001 aged 86 years

Peter Toner died 05th June 1930 aged 75 years (James' brother  ???)
his wife Kathleen Toner died 10th Nov 1949 aged 79 years
their son Peter Toner died 03rd Sept 1957 aged 54 years

I was hoping that the maiden name of my GGGM would be on the stone but unfortunately not  :'(

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Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan (Big Hill), Foffenagh (Rock), Illies and area...mainly McCallion, Doherty, Bradley, Grant, Devlin and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee, Bradley
Omagh: Bradley
Fanad Penninsular, Donegal.....McBride, Friel, Fielty

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 25 April 09 19:23 BST (UK) »
Something I just noticed.......my dad had to get a record of his baptism for some reason. I was just looking at it. He was baptized at St. Eugene's Cathedral, Derry by Rev. J.L. McGettigan.

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Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan (Big Hill), Foffenagh (Rock), Illies and area...mainly McCallion, Doherty, Bradley, Grant, Devlin and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee, Bradley
Omagh: Bradley
Fanad Penninsular, Donegal.....McBride, Friel, Fielty

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 27 April 09 00:48 BST (UK) »
Civil Marriage Registration
Daniel Lafferty and Grace McGettigan, 1906, Letterkenny, Vol 2, page 189