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Elder family originally from Londonderry, ireland
« on: Thursday 05 July 12 14:25 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I'm looking for information on members of the Elder family who were originally from Londonderry possibly  a place called Drumachose. My connection is John Elder who married Anna Rodden in August 1863, there children were,
Martha Jane
Rebecca
Anna who married Thomas Rodgers, my husbands grandfather in 1893
Lizzie
John
Mary
Robert
Hessy
I would appreciate any information,
Betty
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Re: Elder family originally from Londonderry, ireland
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 July 12 14:43 BST (UK) »
I've just found Johns daughters death
Martha Jane Campbell 5 March 1921, Toronto, Ontario
Rebecca Elder, 31 July, 1937, Toronto, Ontario

Betty
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Re: Elder family originally from Londonderry, ireland
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 July 12 22:04 BST (UK) »
Some birthdates for the children might make them easier to find in Canadian records- see www.familysearch.org

Moved around County Londonderry-
Martha Jane born 6 June 1864 Newtownlimavady district (page 923 in civil register)
Rebecca born 8 Apr.1867 Glendermot district
Robert born 13 Aug.1868 Kilderry
Anna born 7 JUly 1870 Kilderry
Hessy born 11 Apr.18671874 Coleraine district (page 596 in civil register).

Also one in Belfast area-
John born 28 May 1879 Belfast district
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Re: Elder family originally from Londonderry, ireland
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 July 12 22:41 BST (UK) »

1911 Canadian census

Household head: John Elder,  Male, Married, 31 yrs old, born in Oct 1887 in Scotland
Spouse: Annie Elder
Immigrated: 1890
Census info: Ontario District - Leeds, District - 91, Sub-District - Leeds, Lansdowne Front, Sub-District # - 13

Household Members:
John Elder 31
Annie Elder 27
Jessie M Elder 3
Annie C Elder 2
 
I am wondering if this family is part of yours?

JDC
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Re: Elder family originally from Londonderry, ireland
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 July 12 22:52 BST (UK) »
That family unlikely to be the correct one. Son John Elder was born 1879 in Belfast not 1887 in Scotland.
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Re: Elder family originally from Londonderry, ireland
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 July 12 23:46 BST (UK) »
Thanks JDC, this isn't my John Elder.
However I did find on familysearch a tree of Martha Jane Elder, that gave details of a Samuel Elder who died in Vancouver 1946 and a John Henry Elder who died in 1968 in Vancouver.
They must be some connection to my John and Annie Elder, who both died in Northern Ireland.
Martha Jane Elder was widowed before the 1901 census and on the 1911 census her sister Rebecca was living with her and 3 of her 4 children.
Her son John Campbell b 1887 wasn't on it and I'm wondering had he emigrated to Canada.
Thank you for your help, Betty
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Re: Elder family originally from Londonderry, ireland
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 May 13 23:34 BST (UK) »
Having another go at finding members of the Elder family who moved to Canada from Limavady in Ireland.

Rebecca Elder born 20.8.1883 in Limavady married John Morrow from Limavady in Victoria 3.10.1907

Who did Rebecca travel with etc.

Any info would be much appreciated, Betty
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Re: Elder family originally from Londonderry, ireland
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 09 May 13 03:34 BST (UK) »
www.deathindexes.com/canada.html
British Columbia Archives Genealogy Search - Royal BC Museum

You can view the registration for the marriage between John Morrow and Ruby (not Rebecca) Elder
Oct 3, 1907
John Morrow
age 28, b. Ireland, carpenter
Residence - Vancouver, BC
parents - Henry and Mary Morrow

Ruby Elder
age 22, b. Ireland
Residence - Vancouver, BC
Parents - Thomas and Hannah Elder
Witnesses - John Elder, Vancouver and Susie Lindsay, Victoria
Place of marriage - 120B Dallas Road, Victoria, BC

You can check this site for other BMD's and may find something for your family.

You can also check the 1901 and 1911 census for free at Automated Genealogy and view the original documents through the split screen/view option.

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Re: Elder family originally from Londonderry, ireland
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 09 May 13 08:50 BST (UK) »
Here's the link to view 1901 and 1911 Canadian census- www.automatedgenealogy.com

In Northern Ireland Ruby is often used as another form of Rebecca.
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