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Looking for census records for the Duncan Family of Drumnakilly, Omagh
« on: Wednesday 12 June 19 12:22 BST (UK) »
I am looking for any census or land records for the Duncans of Drumnakilly.  James Duncan was born abt 1850, the son of   Henry. He married Margaret Hamilton on 1 November 1870 in Omagh, Tyrone. They had seven children in 15 years. He died on 15 June 1906 in the Infirmary Omagh, Tyrone, at the age of 56. James marriage and death certificate show he lived at Drumnakilly .  All the children were born at Drumnakilly.  ( all records on civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie ) James was recorded as a farmer on his marriage and death certs. 
There is also a  James Duncan born in 1845, the son of Owen. He married Mary Jane Hamilton on 26 November 1867 in Drumnakilly, Donegal.   Address for James was Drumnakilly  he was a labourer father was a weaver and  deceased at time of James's marriage.
I can only find one Duncan family living in Drumnakilly 1911, William James Duncan and wife Mary married 1 year.  married in Drumnakilly 4 Oct 1910 father was James Duncan.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Tyrone/Drumnakilly/Drumnakilly/844782/  -
I cant find the Duncans in the Valuation records or the 1901 census where I would have thought James and Margaret would have been recorded.Margaret died 4 Feb 1903   Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Looking for census records for the Duncan Family of Drumnakilly, Omagh
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 12 June 19 12:58 BST (UK) »
Have you checked for a male J.D. age 51 Irish Church in 1901? (number 406)
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001211367/

There's also a male J.D. age 53 but R.C.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001211365/

https://www.townlands.ie/tyrone/strabane-upper/cappagh-upper-strabane-portion/cranny/

Added- it really does help if you post links to certificates to save us from searching and checking them. Is this your James Duncan? (the only James Duncan death in Omagh district in 1906)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1906/05562/4561482.pdf
If so, age 64 not 56- born c1842 which probably rules out the above 1901 census results.
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Re: Looking for census records for the Duncan Family of Drumnakilly, Omagh
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 12 June 19 22:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks for all the information.  James was present at his wife's death in 1903 at Drumnakilly, suggests he wasn't in a mental home or workhouse at that time.  When he died in 1906 he had TB an advanced form of tuburcular adenitis.  His last address was Drumnakilly.  All bmd certificates related to the family puts his address as Drumnakilly.  I am surprised to find no records for him in the 1901 census at Drumnakilly.  The Donegal reference in 1901 is possible they could have been visiting their uncle or looking after him.  Or visiting someone else.   Thanks again 
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Re: Looking for census records for the Duncan Family of Drumnakilly, Omagh
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 13 June 19 00:10 BST (UK) »
Gosh I think you have cracked it.  Thanks a million.
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Re: Looking for census records for the Duncan Family of Drumnakilly, Omagh
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 13 June 19 08:24 BST (UK) »
I was initially concerned about some of the gaps between children in the original list. I found, so far, 10 children for James & Margaret using Irish Genealogy site so the list imbedded in first post here is very incomplete. Interestingly there was a son Arthur born after John also registered as Donaghey.

James Duncan (c1841-1906) m.(1870) Margaret Hamilton (c1851-1903)
Marriage: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPWW-B19B
Tyrone Constitution, 21 July 1893: … James Duncan, Drumnakilly, …
Tyrone Constitution, 2 Nov.1897: … Strong Colt, rising two years old; 3 Milch Cows. 2 Calves. 2 Store Pigs, quantity of Potatoes, 2 Stacks Turf, at Drumnakilly, for Mr James Duncan.
Tyrone Constitution, 5 Nov.1897: … contract be completed within twenty one days, and that the contractor pay 13s 6d costs. John Conway, Drumnakilly, contractor, James Duncan, do, and Felix Conway, do sureties, were charged with similar offence.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Tyrone/Drumnakilly/Drumnakilly/1748295/
1. Catherine Duncan (1873 Drumnakilly)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1873/03197/2172505.pdf
2. Isabella “Bella” Duncan (1873 Drumnakilly-aft.1901)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1873/03197/2172505.pdf (Isabella)
3. William James Duncan (1875-aft.1901)
Birth https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG52-KB6 (James)
4. John Henry Donaghy (1877 Drumnakill-aft.1901)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1878/02977/2090758.pdf (John)
5. Arthur Donaghy (1880)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1880/02873/2052896.pdf 
6. Alexander Duncan (1882 Drumnakilly)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1882/02782/2021461.pdf
7. Stewart Duncan (1883 Drumnakilly)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1883/02713/1998710.pdf
8. Maggie Jane Duncan (1886 Drumnakilly-aft.1901)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1886/02603/1961434.pdf (Margaret Jane)
9. Elizabeth Ann “Lizzie” Duncan (1888-aft.1918)
? Eliza Duncan age 22 http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Tyrone/Killyclogher/Cranny/874393/
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003468195/
10. Charlotte Duncan (1893 Drumnakilly) m.(1918) Samuel Alexander
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1893/02304/1864041.pdf
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/Boyle_Urban/Dublin_Road/778973/
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1918/09710/5522798.pdf (bride- Mullawinney, Fintona)
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Re: Looking for census records for the Duncan Family of Drumnakilly, Omagh
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 13 June 19 10:49 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all that information, I will be adding it to my family tree of Duncan's.  They had so many children around that time.  Its no wonder they only lived until their 60s.  Regards Angela
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