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« on: Saturday 04 October 14 09:01 BST (UK) »
My ancestors are from Garvagh .John Knox married Elizabeth Morrison in 1834 at Garvagh 1st Presbyt CH. Hugh and Adam Knox were witnesses.

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Re: Garvagh
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 October 14 09:32 BST (UK) »
My ancestors are from Garvagh .John Knox married Elizabeth Morrison in 1834 at Garvagh 1st Presbyt CH. Hugh and Adam Knox were witnesses.

Do you need help with something? I believe you already have some information on the family so it would be best to let us know what you have already found/been given and what information, if any, you are looking for.
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Re: Garvagh
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 04 October 14 16:34 BST (UK) »
Hi,
    I have a birth record of a Robert Knox in 1844, with a father John Knox and a Mother Elizabeth at 1st Presb , Garvagh. Then I was able to find a marriage record of a JohnKnox junior to an Elizabeth Morrison in 1834,Garvagh,1st Presb. witnesses on this record are Hugh and Adam Knox.
   I 'GooGled' john Knox ,Garvagh which brought me to this site with some postings referring to 1st Presbyterian Garvagh 'visitations' in 1825,1818 and 1796... There is a Knox family with John senior, hugh,adam and John junior mentioned.At Killyvalley. I am pretty sure these are my ancesters.
    How can I access the actual records ?
  And are there any earlier visitations

Regards, Alan.


Is it possible to view ,or download , these actual visitations .

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Re: Garvagh
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 04 October 14 16:57 BST (UK) »
The visitations themselves are not online although there are some very badly transcribed versions available online.

John Knox of Killyvalley married 1 Sept.1835 at First Garvagh to Elizabeth Morrison. By 1837 they were living in Moyletra. John Knox must have been dead by 1851 because she married (24 June 1851 First Garvagh) to Alexander Woodburn of Moyletra. I have the names of 5 Knox children (there could be others).

Going back a generation, John Knox's parents were John Knox of Killyvalley (son of Hugh Knox) and Frances. Children (could be others): Hugh (c1807), John (c1810), Mary Ann (c1812), Adam (c1813), Brice, William (c1823), Isabella.

There are, however, lots of other Knox families in the area and the best way to make a connection is to trace you ancestors back through available records to make sure you don't end up tracing the wrong family.

Many, if not all of the First Garvagh records were microfilmed by PRONI (the 1796 visitation is certainly included) and are on 2 filmes. As well as PRONI (Belfast), Coleraine Library has copies of them and if you can't get to these places then they might be available through your local LDS library (a small charge for ordering them and can be viewed there for a certain periond0 see www.familysearch.org online catalogue to see if they are listed).
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Re: Garvagh
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 04 October 14 18:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you.

What I know for sure is that my great grandmother was called Annie Knox, born in  Belfast 1874. She had siblings Hugh,Mary,William,Robert etc.
   Her dad was called Robert.And his dad was called John.When I searched for a birth of a Robert Knox with a father of John Knox , there was only one ,which was in 1844,Garvagh to a John and Elizabeth Knox.
    When I checked the issue from this marriage of John and Elizabeth , the same names came up of Hugh Robert and Ann..... All at 1st Presbyt Garvagh.
    This has me convinced I have the right line.
  I downloaded the only marriage of John Knox to an Elizabeth , again in Garvagh. John is recorded as John Junior, whom I assume had a dad called John, at Killyvally. A Hugh and Adam Knox were witnesses
  This must the Knox family in 1818 and1825 visitations because John is the father and children of John Hugh and Adam.
    The 1796 visitation family of Knox's has the similar names of Hugh and John etc in the same town land of  Killyvally....

   I want to prove this line as best possible

I live in Belfast and drove through Garvagh about 3 weeks ago. I plan to go back soon and visit the church and graveyard to check any headstones for any snippits of info.
    Thanks for your help.

Alan.
   
   
   

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Re: Garvagh
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 04 October 14 18:57 BST (UK) »
How do you know that your Robert Knox came from the Garvagh area? Was Robert's wife Sarah Kane?
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Re: Garvagh
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 04 October 14 19:19 BST (UK) »
Yes !!!!!!
You're good !!!
Why ,?what u gonna tell me ?

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Re: Garvagh
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 04 October 14 19:28 BST (UK) »
Yes, I'm pretty sure I found your Knox family in Belfast (that's the easy part) but exactly how do you know that your Robert Knox came from Garvagh area?

Exactly where did the marriage take place, who were the witnesses and what's given as the occupation for Robert AND his father?
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Re: Garvagh
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 04 October 14 19:39 BST (UK) »
The issue from Robert Knox and Sarah Kane , the names of their children match that of the aunts and uncles Knox and Kane's. Sarah Kanes dad ,John Kane carpenter also shows up in Hanna street Belfast street dir' His wife was Catherine Donnelly 1831, St Patrick's.
Then then birth record of a Robert Knox in all Ireland 1840-1850 with a John as father.... There is only 1