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MARLEYs in Drummacaladdery, Donegal
« on: Saturday 20 August 11 15:55 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I'm looking for further info on the marriage of John Marley and Gillie (or Julie) McBride in Drummacaladdery, Kilmacrenan Parish, Donegal circa 1800. The Marleys were Roman Catholics.

I know they had a son, Hugh, born in Drummacaladdery on 21 May 1835 who married in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland on 22 Nov 1855 and who died in 1911 in Shotts.

By that time his mother, Gillie (or Julie) was dead (when living, she was described as a house servant). Did she die in Drummacaladdery? What house(s) in the area was/were big enough to merit a servant? Hugh's father, John Marley, a labourer, was still living at the time of Hugh's marriage. Was he living in Drummacaladdery or did he travel to Scotland with Hugh?

Did Hugh travel to Scotland alone or did he have any Marley siblings still living in Drummacaladdery or nearby? Possible names for siblings might be Bridget, James, John, Mary, Johanna...

Where is the best place to find info about the inhabitants of Drummacaladdery in the late 18th, early 19th century?

 ;D Sorry for the onslaught of questions! I'm just fascinated by the place... what a great name.

Any help would be much appreciated.

mcwacky
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Re: MARLEYs in Drummacaladdery, Donegal
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 20 August 11 16:13 BST (UK) »
Ireland was part of the U.K. as was Scotland- no records kept of people travelling between Ireland and Scotland/England/Wales.

Civil registration of births, deaths and Catholic marriages started in 1864 (from 1845 for non-Catholic marriages)- there are no birth, marriage, death certificates before 1864.

The first available census it 1901- it and 1911 are online-
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/

To find Irish ancestors for such an early period you need to see if church records exist.
Have a look at Introduction to Irish Records and My Ancestor came from Ireland - where do I start?.
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Re: MARLEYs in Drummacaladdery, Donegal
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 20 August 11 18:07 BST (UK) »
Hi Aghadowey

Many thanks for those useful pointers. It was certainly helpful to learn that there aren't even many church records beyond the early 1800s and, again, that these were fewer in country areas like Drummacaladdery as opposed to towns/cities like Belfast and Dublin.

I knew, of course, that Ireland and Scotland were both part of the "Union" at that time.  :) I guess I was just hoping that somewhere here in the vast web of rootschat there might be wandering a local from Kilmacrenan... who might know something a little more about the local area. ::)

I guess I ought to add that I have pretty much exhausted the obvious records, like FamilySearch, IGI, Irish censuses, Tithe records, Griffiths, and related Scottish records (where Hugh moved to in the early 1800s) etc...
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Re: MARLEYs in Drummacaladdery, Donegal
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 25 September 11 23:55 BST (UK) »
Hi

I am from Drummacaladdery (it is more commonly called Drim)

There are no house in Drim of that size but there are possiby some within a few miles

There are still marleys living there
Here is the 1901 census for the house
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Donegal/Cranford/Drummacaladdery/1194542/
And the 1911
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Donegal/Cranford/Drummacaladdery/504291/

That is as much help as i can be to you

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Re: MARLEYs in Drummacaladdery, Donegal
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 October 11 13:33 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your help slogue.
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Re: MARLEYs in Drummacaladdery, Donegal
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 05 November 17 09:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi mcwacky, this morning I have just found out I am related to Hugh Marley he apparently is my 4th great grand father. Am just looking to find out more if you have any information

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Re: MARLEYs in Drummacaladdery, Donegal
« Reply #6 on: Monday 16 April 18 17:19 BST (UK) »
Hi DavieBoy85

Hope you've managed to find out some more on Hugh. I do have a fair bit of info on his life in Scotland (but would need to look back at my files). There is a Marley page on Facebook that you might enjoy, and a Marley genealogy website.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shotts-Marley-Family-Genealogy-Page-919576161473169/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Website: http://www.marleyfamily.co.uk/

Cheers.

Wilma
Family research - Clark, Payne, Kirkwood, McDonald, Campbell, Fitzpatrick, Marley, Hewitt, Watt - Scotland (Glasgow, Shotts, Skye, Ardgour) and Ireland (Donegal, Monaghan, Down, Armagh).