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Title: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: Link2Past on Saturday 03 November 18 18:29 GMT (UK)
Hi - I've just found out a relative of mine was an ordained minister in the Church of Ireland.  Is there any online record that I can look up to see when he was ordained and what parishes he worked in?

He was born in 1900 in Londonderry.  Using Google has identified which parish he was rector for between 1933 and 1946.  However I can't find any records before or after that.

He may have been rector at Altnagelvin at some point - I've looked at the Glendermott Parish Church website but cannot find any mention of him.

Any help with this appreciated!

Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: hallmark on Saturday 03 November 18 18:31 GMT (UK)
I searched google using his Surname


No results!
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: Viktoria on Saturday 03 November 18 18:35 GMT (UK)
There is a record of Church  of England ministers and the aChurch of Ireland
 might be included or have its own.
Crockfords is the Cof E directory.
May be worth a try.
Viktoria.
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: Link2Past on Saturday 03 November 18 18:44 GMT (UK)
Thanks Viktoria - I've just tried Crockfords, but no success.  I think they must be somewhat patchy for Ireland records.
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: aghadowey on Saturday 03 November 18 19:07 GMT (UK)
Name?
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: Link2Past on Saturday 03 November 18 19:16 GMT (UK)
Hi Aghadowey

Rev Robert Hogg Faulkner, known as Bertie
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: aghadowey on Saturday 03 November 18 19:27 GMT (UK)
Bertie Faulkner was ordained as a minister in the Church of Ireland. He may have been rector at Glendermott Parish Church (Altnagelvin) at some point.
Rev. Robert (Bertie) Hogg Faulkner was Rector of St Mary's Church of Ireland in the Parish of Camus-juxta-Bann at Macosquin in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe from 1933 to 1946[4].

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Faulkner-3000

Macosquin Parish - http://www.camus-juxta-bann.org/record-of-rectors.html

Northern Whig (Belfast), 29 July 1933: Macosquin's New Rector. A service was held in Camus-Juxta-Bann (Macosquin) Parish Church, Coleraine, for the induction Rev. R. H. Faulkner, M.A.. who was recently appointed rector. Mr. Faulkner was introduced the Bishop of ...

Londonderry Sentinel, 10 Mar.1938: Rev. R. H. Faulkners M.A., and Mrs. Faulkner Honoured. Presentations by Congregation. Tributes to their Work in Parish. the four and a-half years of his ministry in Camus-Juxta-Bann Church, Macosquin, Rev. R. H. Faulkner, M.A., has effected a …

Suspect they left Macosquin in 1945-
Mid-Ulster Mail (Cookstown), 1 Dec.1945: … officer of Macosquin Company of the Home Guard and became Battalion chaplain. Mrs. Faulkner has taken her share of both parochial and social work. She leaves behind a flourishing branch of the Mothers' Union. During the war years she was Macosquin area organi.. 

Irish Times (Dublin), 7 Jan.1966: CANON R. H. FAULKNER The death took place suddenly yesterday in Altnagelvin hospital, Derry of Canon Robert Henry Faulkner. M.A.. rector of Kilcronaghan parish church. Tobermore. Co. Derry for more than 20 years. He was aged 66. Born in Derry...
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: arthurk on Saturday 03 November 18 19:30 GMT (UK)
I have a copy of Crockford's for 1959-60, which has pretty full coverage of Anglican clergy all over the world - including your man. This is his entry (some abbreviations expanded):

Trinity College Dublin, BA 1922, MA 1934. Ordained deacon 1922, priest 1924 by the Bishop of Down. Curate of St Mary Belfast 1922-28; Rector of Craighurst, Ontario 1928-29; of Bovevagh 1929-30; Clondevaddock 1930-33; Camus-juxta-Bann 1933-46; Kilcronaghan, Diocese of Derry from 1946.

As you can see, this confirms a lot of what aghadowey has found.
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: aghadowey on Saturday 03 November 18 19:31 GMT (UK)
Mid-Ulster Mail (Cookstown). 24 Nov.1951: … Bro. Rev. R. H. Faulkner. M.A.. Tobermore ...

Londonderry Sentinel, 17 Nov.1945: … appointed Rev. R. H. Faulkner, M.A., curate-in-charge of Camus-juxta-Bann, Macosquin, Coleraine, to he curate-in-charge of Kilcronaghan, Toberimore, County Londonderry, in _ of Rev. J. R. Kelly, B.A., resigned. Rev. Mr. Faulkner was ordained in 1922...
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: Link2Past on Sunday 04 November 18 10:43 GMT (UK)
Thank you Arthurk and Aghadowey.  That's great - it really helps give me a much richer picture of Bertie as an individual, plus it confirms he was married, which I suspected but did not know or have any sources to support.

Thanks again!

Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: aghadowey on Sunday 04 November 18 11:19 GMT (UK)
Married 4 June 1930 Limavady district to Rebecca Dallas according to GRONI's index.

Londonderry Sentinel, 5 June 1930: ... concourse of friends and well-wishers. The bride was Miss Bee Boyle Dallas, elder daughter Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dallas, Altmover, Dungiven, and the bridegroom was Rev. Robert Hogg Faulkner, B.A., rector of Clondevaddock, county Donegal, and formerly rector...

Northern Whig, 5 June 1930: … well-known Derry and Dungiven lamilies. The bride was Miss Bee Boyle Dallas, elder daughter Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dallas, Altmover, Dungiven, and the bridegroom was the Rev. Robert Hogg Faulkner. B.A., rector of County Donegal, and formerly rector of Bovevagh, Dungiven. The bridal procession was picturesque and imposing  …

Londonderry Sentinel, 14 June 1930: FAULKNER-DALLAS June 4, 1930, Christ Church, Limavady, by the Rev. Canon H. G. _, M.A.. Dungiven, assisted the Rev. A. E. Thompson, M.A., B.D., Limavady, the Rev Robert H. Faulkner, B.A., rector of Clondevaddock, county...
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: aghadowey on Sunday 04 November 18 11:36 GMT (UK)
Belfast News-Letter, 26 July 1928: Rev. R. H. Faulkner, 8.A., senior curate of 6t. Mary’s Parish Church, Belfast, has received important appointment as a rector at Craigburst, near Toronto, from the Bishop of Ontario. He sails at the end of August. Mr. Faulkner …

Belfast News-Letter, 1 Nov.1954: … evening. The Rev. R. H. Faulkner, rector of Kilcronaghan Parish, Diocese of Derry, since 1945, and Mrs. Faulkner have received a presentation from the parishioners. Mr. Faulkner was curate St. Mary’s, Belfast, from 1922 to 1928. He went to Ontario in the latter ...

Mrs. Faulkner died before 1961-
Belfast Telegraph, 9 Sept.1961: ... The wedding took place in St. Katharine's Parish Church, Fortwilllam Park, to-day. The groom, a bank official, is the son of Rev. R. H. Faulkner and the late Mrs. R. P. B. Faulkner, and the bride's parents are Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Hough. The marriage was conducted by the groom's father and ...

Possible death-
Rebecca Faulkner, age 52, 15 May 1959 Magherafelt district
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: Link2Past on Sunday 04 November 18 12:10 GMT (UK)
Hi Aghadowey, the death information for Bertie's wife agrees with what I just found for birth

Rebecca Boyle Dallas, born 4th Nov 1906, Registration District Dungiven

Also in the 1911 census Ruby P Boyle Dallas at Ballyharigan (Drum, Londonderry)

Thanks again for all the help with this.
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: aghadowey on Monday 05 November 18 09:24 GMT (UK)
Glad we were able to find more details. Just in case you want this for your records-

Rebecca Boyle Dallas born at Ballyhargin (Limavady is registration district & Dungiven is the sub-district)-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1906/01723/1681743.pdf
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: Link2Past on Monday 05 November 18 12:08 GMT (UK)
Thanks again.  irishgenealogy.ie is one of my 'go to' websites along with the Ireland 1901 and 1911 census records  :)
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: wee Hugh on Monday 05 November 18 16:39 GMT (UK)
Some of this may repeat what you know already.

b. in Derry 14 Sep. 1900; 3rd son of Robert Hogg Faulkner and Margaret née Wilson.  Educ. at Foyle College and Magee College, Derry; Trinity College, Dublin (BA 1922, MA 1934: Alumni Dublinenses may have more detail).
Ordained deacon 1922; curate of St Mary, Belfast, 1922; ordained priest 1924; rector of Craighurst, Ontario, 1928; curate in charge of Bovevagh (diocese of Derry) 15 Feb. 1929; rector of Clondevaddock (diocese of Raphoe) 28 Feb. 1930; curate in charge of Camus juxta Bann (diocese of Derry) 1933; curate in charge of Kilcronaghan (diocese of Derry) 1946 and rector 1948 (with Ballynascreen from 1962; canon 1963. 
d. 6 Jan. 1966 (bur. at Dungiven).

m. at Drumachose 4 June 1930 Rebecca Patterson, dau. of Joseph Boyle and his wife Sarah née Dallas of Dungiven.  She d. 16 May 1959 (bur. at Dungiven).
dau. Margaret Elizabeth Rée b. 1 June 1931; son Dorrington Boyle b. 22 Oct. 1934.

That was put together (but not copied verbatim) from 'Clergy of Connor' and 'Clergy of Derry and Raphoe', compiled by the Rev. James B. Leslie and updated & published by the Ulster Historical Foundation.
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: Link2Past on Monday 05 November 18 19:14 GMT (UK)
Thanks wee Hugh, this confirms and updates some of what I've discovered already on this thread.

The details for Rev R H Faulkner's wife are not quite right, as I've seen her birth record and on 1911 census, so her father's surname was Dallas, her mother was Dallas nee Boyle, not the other way round.   One of her brothers was called Dorrington so for me that explains where their son's name came from.

Rev. Leslie's book looks like a good resource - do you have to be a member of the Ulster Historical Foundation to get hold of it?  Regardless, good to know it exists.
Title: Re: Church of Ireland rector resources?
Post by: wee Hugh on Tuesday 06 November 18 06:55 GMT (UK)
The books are available in bookshops, but I think they cost £40 each.  I recently picked up one volume in the Oxfam bookshop at about half price, although in new condition.

I misunderstood the way the Raphoe book expressed his wife's name.
Hope his mother's maiden surname was correct: it was given as Hogg in the Connor book.