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McIlfactrick origins
« on: Monday 14 February 11 20:33 GMT (UK) »
I am seeking information about two sisters, Mary (1862) and Annie (1868) McIlfactrick,  born in Kilray Londonderry Ireland. Parents are Hugh and Jane.  I can find no records of this family other than word-of-mouth information.  I suspect they are presbyterian.
There is some indication they may have come over from Scotland.
  I can find Hugh in Scotland at age 14, but no other sign of them. 
Both sisters left Ireland by 1885 for Canada or US, although I am having trouble finding any immigration information on them as well.  Any help available to find records that these sisters actually lived in Kilrea?
thanks for any help!  SJB

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Re: McIlfactrick origins
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 February 11 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
   I cannot find your family but there are three or four familys of McILFATRICKS in the districts of KILREA and Garvagh which are close together in the County of Londonderry in the 1860s..

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Stewart, Irwin, Morrison, Haslett, Murrell - Dungiven area Co. Londonderry
Browne, Barrett -Co.Armagh
Neil, Smyth _Co. Antrim

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Re: McIlfactrick origins
« Reply #2 on: Monday 14 February 11 20:57 GMT (UK) »
There were lots of McIlfatricks/Kilpatricks in Kilrea area- I've records of several named Hugh but either birthdates of wives don't match the family you are looking for.
The church records around Kilrea are actually very good for 1800s but not everything is online.

Could you explain this- "I can find Hugh in Scotland at age 14, but no other sign of them." is Hugh a brother to Mary and Annie?
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Re: McIlfactrick origins
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 15 February 11 16:57 GMT (UK) »
thanks for all the replies.  I have records of a few McIlfactricks around Kilrea
but none matched up to names or ages, and I couldn't find any more.
Marriage records from Ontario Canada show both sisters listed parents
as Hugh and Jane McIlfactrick.  There was a rumor that the family could
have come from Scotland, and I found Hugh born there about 1840, that might
have worked age-wise. Mother's name (unconfirmed) was Jane Miller.
No record whether she came from Scotland or Ireland.  Annie (or Anna)
was born in 1868 supposedly in Kilrea, and was my husbands grandmother. Family wasn't big on geneology or record keeping. 
Any help is appreciated. Sjb

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Re: McIlfactrick origins
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 March 13 18:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi,this is what I know about the sisters:

mother and father are Hugh and Jennie(Miller).

Mary was born 1868 married to Dugald McMillen in Windsor Canada(the scottish connection could be correct as her husband)seems to have a scottish name
Sarah was born 1865 married to Joseph H. Brown 6 Dec 1889 Windsor,same place as her sister above.

Do you know if there were any more brothers and sisters as I have found a John McIlfatrick whose father is listed as Hugh at his wedding in 2nd Kilrea Church in1876?

There does not seem to any records of the sisters in Kilrea, a Hugh shows up at 1st Kilrea church records on 11th October 1828 in Candidates for Communion 1825-1838.

Sometimes the name can be spelt wrong,try Mcelfatrick,Mcefatrick, or even Kilpatrick.

How did you find Hugh in Scotland as wondering if is descended from John who went from Ireland to Glasgow,whose father was also called Hugh born 1790?

Lastly do you know if Mary had an illegitimate son called Samuel born 1881 as his mother is listed as Mary McIlfatrick?

Hope this helps.

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Re: McIlfactrick origins
« Reply #5 on: Friday 15 March 13 21:46 GMT (UK) »
Sometimes the name can be spelt wrong,try Mcelfatrick,Mcefatrick, or even Kilpatrick.
These are merely spelling variations and not uncommon- can also be McIlpatrick, McElpatrick, McIlfatrich, etc.
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Re: McIlfactrick origins
« Reply #6 on: Friday 15 March 13 22:15 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Aghadowey,

I notice in your earlier post you mention you have records of several Hugh McIlfatricks in Kilrea do you know if Hugh the father of Mary(b.1864) & Annie(b.1868) is same Hugh who is the father of John MciIfatrick who got married in 1876 as his marriage certificate says his father is Hugh?

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Re: McIlfactrick origins
« Reply #7 on: Friday 15 March 13 22:31 GMT (UK) »
Did John marry in Ireland? if so, what was the name of his wife?
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Re: McIlfactrick origins
« Reply #8 on: Friday 15 March 13 22:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

 John got married in 2nd Kilrea Church Feb 1876 to Mary Ann Murphy,her father listed as Michael Murphy( Labourer) and his as Hugh McIlfatrick (farmer).

Their Children seem to be Hugh b.26 feb 1878 d.15th feb 1949,Archibald b. 6th Sept 1880 d.1964,Mary-Anne born 1883.

Hugh buried with James McIlfatrick d.1904 in 1st Kilrea Church but I cannot find how they are related, the gravestone is erected by a nephew also called Hugh.