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McCready - Errigal
« on: Wednesday 10 October 18 21:16 BST (UK) »
I wonder if anyone can help me find any information re McCreadys from Garvagh?

My great great Grandfather was John McCready B:1828. I assume he was born in Garvagh / Glennullin direction. He married Mary (o?) Crilly from Gorteade on 3 November 1857 in Maghera and Killough church. His witness was Pat McCready - maybe a brother?


I found a record from errigal parish of one of their children's baptism (Bridget B:1863) so I assume they lived in the errigal area unti their move to Swatragh by 1872 when their son Joseph's baptism was recorded in Maghera & Killough.


Any help very much appreciated.



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Re: McCready - Errigal
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 October 18 10:55 BST (UK) »
For reference-
Joseph McGrady born 1872 Swatragh -LINK

Swatragh isn't that far from Garvagh and being a labourer it may just be that the family moved around a bit in the same area. If you want to tray an pin down where they were living (and roughly when) then search through the online Valuation Revision Books (free)-
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/search-archives-online/valuation-revision-books
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Re: McCready - Errigal
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 October 18 11:12 BST (UK) »
My goodness he's aged quite a bit in 10 years  :o Wonder if he applied for Old Age Pension (should list some details from 1841 or 1851 census is found)
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Londonderry/Swatragh/Swatragh_Town/1545677
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Londonderry/Swatragh/Swatragh_Town/611787

Can't see anything in OAP files but you might have luck using more variations-
http://censussearchforms.nationalarchives.ie/search/cs/index.jsp

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170891034/john-mccready
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Re: McCready - Errigal
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 October 18 12:20 BST (UK) »
I think that's the reason I am having trouble tracing past john and mary, there are so many different variations of McCready.

I did a DNA ancestry test and my matches ( 4th cousin and beyond) are McCurdy. Not one match for McCready, mcgrady etc.

I really appreciate your help. I am still figuring this out.

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Re: McCready - Errigal
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 11 October 18 16:14 BST (UK) »
Tithe Applotment for Errigal

McCredy, Michl. Townland: Brockaghbuoy Year: 1825
McCredy, Michl. Townland: Coolcoscrahan Year: 1825
McCredy, Widow Townland: Coolcoscrahan Year: 1825


This is all I found. What is tithe applotment? Are these areas in Garvagh?

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Re: McCready - Errigal
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 11 October 18 16:52 BST (UK) »
Tithe Applotment - have a read here:
http://www.billmacafee.com/182030stithe.htm

Brockaboy & Coolsocrahan (there are lots of spelling variations) are in Glenullin area so a few  miles outside Garvagh. See here for townlands, boundaries, etc.- https://www.townlands.ie/ (note: site not workig at the moment but was fine earlier today so just try later)
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Re: McCready - Errigal
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 11 October 18 18:36 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the links. I had a look in Bill McAfee's 1831 census, this is what I found. Matches for the tithe applotments from 1825?

McCurdy Widow Jane Coleraine Errigal Coolcoscreaghan
McCurdy Michl. Coleraine Errigal Lisnascreghog [Lisnaseragh]
 McCurdy McCurdy Robt. Coleraine Errigal Shanlongford
McCurdy McCurdy John Jun. Coleraine Errigal Shanlongford
McCurdy McCurdy John Coleraine Errigal Shanlongford

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Re: McCready - Errigal
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 11 October 18 19:15 BST (UK) »
This 1831 census site gives religious breakdown and scanned images- as you can see, most of the McCurdys in this area were Presbyterian- LINK
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Re: McCready - Errigal
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 11 October 18 19:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the link, yes I see that they are were all Presbyterian.

Im stuck again.