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Stitt Family Inquiry
« on: Saturday 14 April 18 00:31 BST (UK) »
I am looking for information on a Sarah Stitt who was present at the death of Margaret Gibson ( nee Stitt), widow of my 3x great grandfather, the Rev James Gibson of Lislooney Presbyterian Church, Armagh.
After his death in 1864 she moved to Holywood and died there at Church Street on 13th November 1877. If I could find any Stitt family descendants from this family, I might be able to find where my 3rd great grandfather is buried. I have not been able to find this information and the church doesn't know.

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Re: Stitt Family Inquiry
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 14 April 18 02:07 BST (UK) »
After his death in 1864 ...

Londonderry Standard, 13 Oct 1866
DIED
Gibson - On Sabbath morning, the 7th ult.(sic)**, at his residence, Manooney, Tynan, the Rev. James Gibson, senior minister of the Presbyterian congregation at Lislooney, in the 94th year of his age, and 65th of his ministry.

(** Shd. be "7th inst")

The Armargh Guardian, 12 Oct 1866, records "Only a few weeks since, he walked into our office and was in perfect possession of his mental and physical faculties".

Or is there another James Gibson?
 
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Stitt Family Inquiry
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 14 April 18 02:12 BST (UK) »
Sorry for that mistake in the year. His death date should read 7th of October 1866.
Thank you for this correction.

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Re: Stitt Family Inquiry
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 14 April 18 02:51 BST (UK) »
Re Margaret "Stitt" -

On Christmas Day 1849 the Rev James Gibson, Lislooney, married " ... Margaret Stitt, relict of the late William Stitt, Esq, of Dublin, Architect."
(Tyrone Constitution, Fri 11 Jan 1850)

Note - have just viewed your severaltother posts re. this subject
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Stitt Family Inquiry
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 14 April 18 08:00 BST (UK) »
The 1849 marriage isn't available on Irish Genealogy yet but extracted LDS record gives bride's father as Hugh Gallagher and the marriage place as Aghalurcher-
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGJK-5XK

You can search for Sarah Stitt's death to see marital status, name of informant, etc. which may give you more clues-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/civil-search.jsp
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Re: Stitt Family Inquiry
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 25 April 18 20:19 BST (UK) »
following on 'aghadowey'

1833    Tithe Applotment Books in Aghalurcher Parish see
http://www.irishgenealogyhub.com/fermanagh/tithe-applotment-books/parish-of-aghalurcher.php#.WuDLfy-ZNEI
Gallagher, James Townland: Mullaghmore Year: 1833
Gallagher, John Townland: Aughamore South Year: 1833

1862   Griffiths-Valuation see
http://www.irishgenealogyhub.com/fermanagh/griffiths-valuation/parish-of-aghalurcher.php#.WuDMDy-ZNEI
Gallagher, Bernard T: Lisnaskea - Main Street
Gallagher, Hugh L: Moughley
Gallagher, James T: Maguiresbridge - Main St.
Gallagher, John L: Drumliff
Gallagher, Susan L: Henrystughan

Hugh Gallagher above is only one of 4 occupiers, of this very small townland,the others are George Willis, Francis M’Caffrey and Thomas Sherry, all of whom had many times more land than Hugh. But Hugh had a little garden

Moughley townland is only 229 metres NE of Agalurcher parish church and visible and named on the Griffith valuation map, its visible but not named on modern google map

Sadly the particular map used by http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/single_layer/i8.php?lat=&longt=&dum=0&sheet=34&mysession=2595008956326&info=&place=&county=FERMANAGH&placename=MOUGHLEY&parish=AGHALURCHER&country=Ireland&union=&barony=MAGHERASTEPHANA
doesn’t have the map numbers within Moughley perhaps the main library for the area has it.

 Valuation continuation books bring the occupiers up to about 1922 see PRONI BELFAST
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Re: Stitt Family Inquiry
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 26 April 18 03:59 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much for that information. It has helped a lot.

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Re: Stitt Family Inquiry
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 29 April 18 11:07 BST (UK) »
Have you tried contacting the Presbyterian Historical Society situated in College Green, Belfast? They have information on ministers, congregations etc.
www.presbyterianhistoryireland.com
Email: phslibrarian@pcinet.org

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Re: Stitt Family Inquiry
« Reply #8 on: Monday 30 April 18 12:27 BST (UK) »
Yes, I have contacted them and they told me they have no record of  where he was buried. Thought it was likely to be at his church, but that community says he isn’t buried there.