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« on: Tuesday 17 August 10 21:32 BST (UK) »
I'm new to chat, so please direct me t the right place.  I'm looking for Patrick Mcilroy, b. abt 1750-1775, Mullaghmore, Londonderry, n. Ireland.  this info is from family related story.  I have him married to Mary Clarke, 1785, Derry, Cavan, d. 1815, second marriage ary Ross, b. 19 Nov 1790, Belfast.  I'm having trouble with finding detailed records.
Any help? Please.
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Re: McIlroy
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 August 10 21:53 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat. Various members of the McIlroy family have done research over the years and I've been fortunate to get copies of their notes and working with a researcher overseas have been able to add lots more details.

Patrick McIlroy was born c1775 at Mullaghmore, Agivey Parish, Co. Londonderry. He married Nancy Clarke (alias Ann Ross) and moved to Inchadoghill (by 1833).
Patrick's father was John McIlroy (c1740-c1810) married twice.
John McIlroy was the son of Daniel McIlroy (1704-1794) and Margaret (1715-1788) and Daniel's father was a John McIlroy (c1660-c1730).
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Re: McIlroy
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 August 10 23:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks
I had some of Patrick ancester right by searching cemetery yards. I'm a little comfused when you say alis Mary Ross.  Does it mean that Nancy Clark had two names?
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Re: McIlroy
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 August 10 08:39 BST (UK) »
Not sure waht you mean by searching graveyards. There are McIlroy headstones in St. Guaire's Parish Church and Aghadowey Presbyterian Church but they don't go back to the first John McIlroy I mentioned in my earlier post.
Patrick only had the one wife- Nancy Clarke also known as Ann Ross. Ann and Nancy are both forms of the same name and it seems as though she might have been married previously or for some other reason used 2 different surnames. If I had to guess I'd say her maiden name was more likely to have been Clarke since that name has carried down the family till the present day.
Patrick McIlroy had 7 children that I know of- John (c1803), Thomas (c1808), George (1810), Clarke (c1813), Solomon (1815), Annie (c1817), Emily (c1819).
Which one do you descend from?
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Re: McIlroy
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 August 10 14:44 BST (UK) »
Hi
I did know about the Aghadowey  Presbyterian Church and got some dates from there.  I didn't know about the St. Guaire's Parish Church, but I hope I can veiw a list of transcriptions online.  My husband is connected by his mother; Ann M. McIlroy b. 1921, Gilbert G. McIlroy b. 1892, Patrick McIlroy b. 1844, Clarke McIlroy b. 1813, Patrick McIlroy b. 1775.
According to the handwritten info from I assume the family bible, Patrick (1775) had four brothers and one sister, a step-brother David who fought at Waterloo, 1815.  There is a mention of Nancy Clark and Ann Ross, I figured it was two wives.  My husband doesn't know much as he left the country at 6 months.  And both parents are passed.
Here is what was on the hand written paper.  I won't name the issues just spouces. Their are no dates, now makes me wonder if it was from a family bible.
Patrick 1715 issued;
Thomas, m. M. Simpson, 7 children
Mary, m. G. Gaston, 4 children
Lancy or Hancy, m. W. Bigget, 2 children
Margaret, m. J. gilmore, 3 children
Martha, m. J Knox, 7 children
Solomon, unmarried and died out in Ireland
Elizabeth, never married
Jonathan, went to Australia and formed a school in Perth
George, m. Sally Mitchal, 3 chidren, all immigrated to US
John, m. Mamie Henry, 5 children
Solomon, can't read name, 1 daughter and was a Doctor in Gavagh
Nancy, m. David glenn, 3 chidren
Emily, m. James Caskie, 1 child
Clarke, m. Mary Perry, 11 children
The paper does list spouces and children for the other generations.  I have been working on other family line on my side, so far it's going pretty good.  Some part of the world are harder than others for getting infomation.  I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
thanks for your help.
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Re: McIlroy
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 August 10 15:08 BST (UK) »
Will post details shortly.
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Re: McIlroy
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 18 August 10 15:34 BST (UK) »
You're married to Ethna's son? Her middle name was Moon which comes from the McKee side (her mother Jeannie Henry McKee, daughter of Annie Greer Moon). Let me know when you start tracing McKees since I have a lot of notes on them.
A few corrections/additions to what you've posted.
Gilbert G. McIlroy was Gilbert Kennedy McIlroy (named after Rev. Gilbert Kennedy of Aghadowey Presbyterian Church).

Patrick's family- (your notes in red)
Thomas, m. M. Simpson, 7 children
--Thomas McIlroy married Margaret Simpson- they had 13 children and Margaret died just after giving birth to the 13th child. Her death notice very sad.
George, m. Sally Mitchal, 3 chidren, all immigrated to US
-- George McIlroy married twice- 2nd wife Sarah Mitchell and had 8 children.
John, m. Mamie Henry, 5 children
--John McIlroy married Hannah Henry and had 8 children.
Solomon, can't read name, 1 daughter and was a Doctor in Gavagh
--Dr. Solomon McIlroy married Mary Morrison and had 2 children.
Nancy, m. David glenn, 3 chidren
--Annie McIlroy married David Glenn and had 5 children.
Emily, m. James Caskie, 1 child
--Emily McIlroy married James Caskey and had 5 children.
Clarke, m. Mary Perry, 11 children
--Clarke McIlroy married 1st Mary Perry and had 12 children, then married 2nd Rose (Barlow) O'Kane.

Your list has mixed up 2 families-
Thomas McIlroy married Margaret Simpson- 13 children:
Mary, m. G. Gaston, 4 children
--Mary McIlroy married Robert Gaston and had 5 children.
-- child (d.y.).
--William McIlroy married Ann Gilmore and had 5 children.
Margaret, m. J. gilmore, 3 children
--Margaret McIlroy married John Gilmore and had 7 children.
Lancy or Hancy, m. W. Bigget, 2 children
--Nancy McIlroy married William Biggert and had 3 children.
Jonathan, went to Australia and formed a school in Perth
--Jonathan Simpson McIlroy married Jane Tully and had 10 children. Long story about the school.
Martha, m. J Knox, 7 children
--Martha McIlroy married James Knox and had 8 children.
Elizabeth, never married
Solomon, unmarried and died out in Ireland

& 3 more children died young.

Online records of gravestone inscriptions from St. Guires and Aghadowey Presbyterian Church are not accurate.
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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 18 August 10 15:53 BST (UK) »
Hi
That's us!  My husband was wondering if you would know Ethna's real name known by her family.  And yes I'm interested in the McKee's.  There is a John McKee living in Canada. Would be a cousin to my husbans'.  We are wondering if you are related, but I know you can't give personal info.
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Re: McIlroy
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 18 August 10 16:28 BST (UK) »
Wow, thanks for getting me straight on the family.  Now I'm wondering if the rest of the info is right.  Like I said when the paper didn't have any dates, now I'm really perplexed.
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