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Marks FAmily
« on: Monday 05 February 18 05:15 GMT (UK) »
After years of searching I have finally located the death certificate of my GGGGrandfather William John Marks known as John.  Place of death Ballymaguigan. How dom I go about finding where he was buried.

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Re: Marks FAmily
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 February 18 21:38 GMT (UK) »
Might be of some use.

http://www.irishgenealogynews.com/2012/09/magherafelt-burials-launch-new.html

You have not said when he died, as some possible cemeteries might not have been in existence.

Have you do a google search to see what is around?

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Re: Marks FAmily
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 February 18 23:18 GMT (UK) »
I imagine that would be a fairly common name. Is Ballymaguigan where you expected to find him?

You would generally check the cemeteries/church yards/burial grounds close to where he lived.
You would look at his religion.
If he can't be found in the obvious places, look to neighbouring parishes.
If the death is more recent maybe consider cremation.

As Pat said, date of death is important to know.

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Re: Marks FAmily
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 01:29 GMT (UK) »
Am sorry I forgot to say that John Marks died in 1880 and was protestant. I am just presuming he would abe buried around Ballymaguigan as that is the place of death on his death certificate and one of his younger children was married in Ballymaguigan. He married Jane Madden in the Presbyterian church in Castledawson and his eldest child was married there. His youngest child Mary Jane's birth was registered at Bellaghy in 1868. I gather all these places are quite close together. Don't quite know where to start.

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Re: Marks FAmily
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 22:14 GMT (UK) »
Is he William John (as in your first post) or John (as in your latest one)?

Since marriages usually take place in bride's church his family may or may not have belonged to Castledawson Presbyterian Church.

For reference-
John Marks, age 75, died 1880
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1880/06492/4868744.pdf
Mary Jane Marks born 1868- Bellaghy is only the sub-district, not the townland
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1868/03458/2269808.pdf

See here for graveyards in area-
http://www.historyfromheadstones.com/index.php?londonderry
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Re: Marks FAmily
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 01:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you. I get confused between sub-districts, townlands and parishes. Yes the William John and the John in my two messages are one and the same, my ggggrandfather. Yes he died in 1880 at Ballymaguigan. The Mary is his youngest child Mary Jane who's christening was listed at Bellaghy in 1868. Mary Jane went to Philadelphia and her mother, John's wife Jane (Madden) went to Philadelphia to live with Jane after John died in 1880.  Thank you for the hints.