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I am looking for some information re Great Grandparents. Sarah Anderson (Donegal) married Charles Kelly (Derry) 1875. In Derry. Patrick McElwee (Donegal) married Ann Gallagher (Donegal) 1861. In Derry.

Barbara McManus

Mary Law born c1698 in Cumber, Co Derry. She married David Montgomery Her parents were Michael Montgomery and Sarah Eccles. However I am very interested in coming forward with her sibling, i.e. LAW family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tony Brown

My direct ancestor and his siblings emigrated from Bellaghy, County Londonderry. Robert Searight was born about 1841 in Bellaghy, Co Derry and died in 1876 in New Zealand Catherine Searight was born about 1852 in Bellaghy, Co Derry and died in 1935 in New Zealand Andrew Searight was born about 1843 in Bellaghy, Co Derry and died in 1899 in New Zealand John Seawright 1838-1901 was born in Bellaghy, Co Derry, married in Co Derry to Ellen Knipe and had 11 children before emigrating to Australia at different times. John and Ellen died in Australia Charlotte Seawright 1840-? was born in Bellaghy and married James Mackerell in 1858 Mary Seawright 1851-1869 moved to Australia and died (unmarried).

Cameron Day

Family emigrated from Londonderry in 1819 for better job opportunities in Glasgow, Scotland. Year and county believed to be certain. Possible first names: George, William, Michael, Hugh, Patrick.

Maureen O'Brien Gallagher

Robert Holmes of Limavady

Kathleen Porter

I’m searching for Alexander Haire born in Ireland ? Birthdate c. 1860’s.-d. before 1936 possibly Ireland. He sailed to Auckland, New Zealand, married Edith Harriet Olney b. 1867-d.1936, on 7/10/1889 at St Marks Church Remuera ,Auckland, New Zealand. There is an Olney Connection UK website where I’ve found the only information I have about Alexander. Their children were: all born between 1890 -1906 in New Zealand: Alexander Richard Haire, Mildred Alice Haire, Aileen Mary Haire, Geoffrey Wray Haire, Alfred John Haire, Reginald Haire, Edith Matilda Haire, Leslie Haire:11/4/1906-29/7/1932 ,married Mary Florence Foran 1927, presumably in Auckland NZ.

Michael Haire

I have been trying to locate information on the parents of John Archibald. He was born 1691 in Londonderry Ireland. Married Margaret (Wilson?) abt 1716 Londonderry, Ireland. He left for the Colonies in 1730 (?) and died in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He brought his youngest children and Margaret to NH - Robert, Eleanor, Elizabeth, John, & James. The 2 oldest sons - David & Samuel (my line) stayed in Ireland for a time before also going to NH. He and Margaret had 2 more children, Thomas & Margaret, in New Hampshire. I am trying to make the connection to Scotland and where this family originated and why they came to Ireland. They were a strong Protestant family and I assume that was one reason for leaving.

Sharon Archibald

Our ancestors were James Bole born about 1764, Ireland, married there Elizabeth Welch,(daughter of George Welch) they had two children born there, Margaret Bole and George Welch Bole born 1790, shortly after his birth they sailed to America and ended up in Pennsylvania. It is said they came from Derry, and James was a weaver by trade.


Would appreciate any information about Hugh Smyth and Jane Maria Henry Smyth possibly from Coole, Derry. Their twin sons Henry and John emigrated to the US in the 1870s but Hugh and Jane Maria stayed behind.

Steve Hurst

Peter Cain

Kymberly Bolinger

I am trying to identify the correct James McCloskey and hence his parents etc., born County Derry in 1887. Married Catherine O’Connor (born 1893) in 1916 and came to Canada in 1924 with four little daughters.

Don Hughes

I would ike to add John and Esther Martin. They were the parents of my great great grand father also John Martin who came to Australia. He was born in Coleraine. His mother was Esther Mc but I am not sure of the rest as it is hard to read.

Mason Family

I am trying to find my ancestors Hugh & Mary Russell nee Bradley. Their daughter Jane Joanne ( born 1875) was my grandmother. She married Daniel Henry from Newbridge in 1900. They later emigrated to Australia around 1909.

Judi Peters

HANEY: John, born 1828 Dungiven parish. Married: KANE: Jane, born 1837 Errigal parish. First child born in 1861 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Immigration prior to 1860, not known if married at the time.

Linda Lowry Pugh

Thompson Family, Jacob Thompson, wife Mary,Daughters, Jane, Sarah, Anne, sons Robert, Jacob, Immigrated in 1833-4 to Quebec Canada. By 1851 found living in York Co Ontario. Parents were dead before the 1861 Ontario census. Mary Thompson maiden name possible Hopkins.

Bruce Clarke

Henry Reid born c1853 presumed Derry may have been on the boarder of Tyrone (baptism record not found) died 4 Sept 1911 in Belfast. Father, Thomas, from his marriage record. Rachel Reid born 7 Oct 1849 Knockadoo, Derry and died 20 Jan 1940 in Belfast. Parents information: John Reid and Jane Bell information from birth and marriage record. Henry Reid and Rachel Reid married 4 Jan 1873 1st Moneymore Presbyterian both of Knockadoo. The address for all their children when born is Knockadoo. Other information: Henry and Rachel are supposedly first cousins. I am having a hard time linking the correct Reid’s in the area of Knockadoo to my family. The townland of Knockadoo is in the parish of Lissan the closest town or village is Moneymore and the registration district is Magherfelt.

Gillian Weir Scully

Hi I am looking for someone who may know of the Gallaghers. William born 1808 Donegal or Derry, Bridget born 1804 Donegal or Derry nee Loughry, Ellen born 1832 Derry daughter. They came to Australia onboard the Adam Lodge ship from Derry in 1837. I notice the different spellings of the name, i.e. Gallaher or on the boat it was Gollagher.

Kevin Walters

Looking for information on the family of my paternal grandmother. Apparently, my great grandfather, William Smith was born in Ayre, Scotland. He ended up in Londonderry and his wife was Margaret Moore Smith. They had five children (in no particular order): Janet Strathearn Smith (my grandmother); W. Grant Smith (became a Presbyterian Minister); Helen Moore Smith; Joseph Smith; Robin Smith (possibly teacher and gentleman farmer who lived in England). My grandmother married Frank Davy (served in the Canadian Army), in England, during or immediatley following WW1 and they came to Canada, residing in Port Stanley, Ontario.

Bob Davy

looking for info on thomas brisbane and wife elizabeth mcdermott born kilrea londonderry around 1780 they had a large family my direct ancestor is their son robert who married mary mcquade any help would be great


McFarland family, Daniel McFarland died 1738 Worcester, Mass, arr in Boston summer 1718, with several sons, James, John, Andrew. Departed from Londonderry earlier that summer. Possible families also related to him are Duncan McFarland wife Ann/Eliz Porter, arr thru PA 1718-1720, deces in Valley of Virginia, and also possibly related line of William McFarland and Keziah (poss Pierce) in Orange Co NC.


Looking for anything on Hugh Lafayette. Born around 1812, Ireland. Found enlistment documentation from 1847 when Hugh Lafitty enlisted into the U.S. Infantry in Kentucky. All records I’m finding list Ireland as his birth county and I came across Londonderry as township. His eye coloring was gray, dark hair with a ruddy complexion. I am thinking this is my great x3 grandfather. Hugh Lafayette shows up on the 1850 and 1860 census in Alabama, United States. Any help is greatly appreciated. Not sure if this is the correct place or not. I’m sure the name has been misspelled and broken down through the years to finally “Lafayette.” It does show up as “Lafayette” on the 1860 census.

Candy Lafayette

researching surnames Weir/McNeil, McCrea/Sloan of Knockadoo,Lissan,Derry,Northern Ireland area. James Weir and Wife Martha(Mccrea) Weir emigrated to USA in 1866 and settled in the Rochester, NewYork area. They are my 2nd great grandparents.

Guy DeBack

We are looking for any connection to Edward or Eugene fitzalan in Londonderry or Enniskiillen one an architect and one a botanist,

Ian Norris

According to my death registration in Monck Twp. Muskoka, Ontario, Canada: Sarah Jane Grant married to James Grant was the daughter of Henry Graham and Jane Thompson. She was born in about 1830 Derry, Ireland. Sarah went by her second name "Jane". She lived with her son Edward Grant and his family Oakley Twp.and then at Stephens Bay, Ontario.

Sharon Fluney


Martin Bradley

Jackson born in Coleraine Londonderry Ireland 1715

Claire Mabry

I am looking for descendants of Thomas Church , William Church of Coleraine, George Church of The Grove, Thomas Church of Kilrea Charles Church of Landmore, William, John and James, sons of William Church, William, Mary and Anne, children of Thomas Church, George son of George, Cornelius, son of Charles Church, Mary, Arthur, George, William, and Charles. I am William, great great grandson of William Warren, born in the County Derry, 1814, the son of John Church born 1755, lived in Of The Grove, Moyletratoy, Coleraine, Londonderry, died 1820 at Oatlands House, Myroe, Londonderry.
William Thomas Church, born 1841, died 1901, erected a beautiful stained glass window in the west window of St. Patrick’s Church in Coleraine, illustrating the life of St. Patrick, in memory of his father, Dr. William John Church F.R.C.S. a Surgeon in England, born April 10, 1798, died Feb. 1, 1886.


Burns Mullagh Maghera; Mckee Ballydawley, Coagh; McMinn Ballydawley, Coagh

Hilary McCarthy

Martins from Magilligan.

Sean O Martin

My great grandfather John McLaughlin was born in Derry and married (circa 1875) Mary McCandles who was also born in Derry. After their marriage, they migrated to America and settled in Orange county, New York.

Daphne McLaughlin

I am researching my great-great grandfather, James Porter, from Coleraine. His daughter, Martha emigrated to the US in 1880 and married James Kennedy that same year in Pennsylvania. It appears he was married twice,first to an Elizabeth and then to Sara Elizabeth, Martha's mother. He was a long time member of the Terrace Row Presbyterian Church.

Suzanne Billings

I am look for information on my 2 times great Grandfather Robert (Rabin?) Mawhinney and family . I have found his family burial plot in Maces Bay and the Tombstones say they are from Derry . I also found this passage on the internet “The Mawhinney Family of Maces Bay and Chance Harbour - Robert, James, John and brother in law James Ellis - came to NB on the "Jane Booth" in 1831. They had been workers on one of the Gore Booth Estates and their way had been paid on the owner's brother's ship. They were well provided for and "Jane Booth" Mawhinney was born during the passage”.

Maurice Oliver

My 2xgreat grandparents were William Dennison (1834-1904) and Agnes Allison. They married in Lanarkshire in Scotland before moving to County Durham in England but whilst Agnes was from Ayreshire William was born at Lower Cumber, Derry and I'm told that neither could speak English, both being Gaelic speakers.

William's parents were Peter (Patrick) Dennison/Denniston/Dennistoun (c1806-c1857) and Margaret McArthur (c1806-1891). Margaret McArthur died in County Durham, England as did those of her children whose deaths I have been able to locate. Their other children were Margaret (1835), Mary (1839), Alexander (1841-1910), Mathew (1844) and Catherine (1847).

I'm seeing any information on these two families and would like to know if the families still exist in Derry.

Dennis Hall

I have an ancestor from Derry --Ann Campbell b 1827 and on 6th January 1841 age 12yrs sentenced to 7 yrs transportation to the Colonies. Ann came to Tasmania and she is my Gr Grandmotherand. I would dearly love to find any information at all about what her life would have been like around her trial time.


I have found my 6th Great Grandfather, Barnabus Bass McGuire, through The records show he was born in Londonderry, Derry Co., Ireland in 1755. He enlisted in the American revolutionary army in 1775.

Frank Kostic

My Great Grandfather David Lynn BOYD who was born somewhere in County Derry around 1867. His parents were John BOYD and Elizabeth LYNN. I do not know where his parents were from originally or where they were married. At some time prior to 1900 David emigrated to New Zealand where he married Annie Pattrick in Napier in November 1901. He lived the remainder of his life in Napier.

Lynn Smith

Seeking information on ancestors Peter and Bridgit Flanagan. Peter b.1759 County Derry, Ireland to unknown parents. d.15Mar1861 (age 102) Loretto, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA, buried at St. Michael's Cemetery, Loretto, PA. Wife Bridgit, unknown maiden name, parents, and birth date; d, between 1801 and 1803. Peter immigrated to the US around 1793-1801. The Peter Flanagan family were of the first settlers in that region of Cambria County, PA. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.

Dennis McDowell

I would like to add the surnames of my G-G grandparents. They are William Henry and Jane Gilmore. Both born in Castledawson, Magherafelt circa 1800 to 1820. One daughter , Elizabert came to Australia about 1856 and married James william Jeffery in Melbourne. They are my great grandparents . Any info would be welcome.

Rod Jeffery

Matilda Matthews of Fahan Presbyterian Church married James Kelly of Ballyarnet Church. Seeking any information on them or their children.

Sara Matthews

My Gr grandfather was Bernard Lone. He was born around 1840. He left Derry and came to the US and enlisted in the US Army in 1862. He fought for the north in the american civil war and then settled in Lawrence, MA. He married and had 5 children. His death cert in 1885 shows his parents as Bernard and Bridget. I believe they are from Ballinderry.

Mary Pickett

I am looking for information on my great great grandfather and his family. He was John Bradley born about 1836 in Northern Ireland, possibly Derry area in He died in Wreys Bush NZ in. His wife was Mary Mullen, born about 1841. Their daughter my great grandmother, Delia Bradley, was born in Kilrea around 1865. Her wedding certificate says she was born in Coleraine which gives me the strongest lead. Other children were: Daniel born 1860, Catherine born 1863, Anne born 1867 and Jane born 1873. They emigrated to NZ via Glasgow in 1876. They were a catholic family. I am hoping to come to Kilrea later this year to do some deeper delving and would appreciate any leads.

Tania Kopytko

I am searching for information on my great grandmother, Martha McGowan Porter Kennedy. She was born on August 9, 1862 in Coleraine in Londonderry and emigrated to the U.S., settling in Pennsylvania in 1880 and marrying James Kennedy. I believe she also had a half sister named Mary Porter who also settled in Pennsylvania.

Sue Billings

Michael STOREY was born at Magherafelt Derry in 1764. In 1811 he enlisted in the 82nd Regiment of Foot, as did his three sons Richard, Thomas and Hugh in later years. His family was living in Wicklow when he was discharged and they remained there, deciding not to travel back to Magherafelt. Michael was a Weaver in early years, and later developed into hosiery.

Moira Draper

I am searching for information on my great-grandfather Henry Brannigan, of LondonDerry, who arrived in CANADA in 1882; his age at that time 18 years old (possibly 13 years old). His birth was reported to be in year 1864.

Gretta Brannigan

Looking for information on James Lynn born around 1872 in the Derry area. Father William Lynn, Mother Ellen McCool, siblings Mary Jane and Robert Francis. Left Ireland around 1892 for America. I have all America information but looking for any information on his birth, his family in Ireland and his parents and siblings.


I am looking for details of my great great grandparents Henry HANDCOCK and his wife Mary. Their son John HANDCOCK was born c1840 Londonderry and married Martha BOARDMAN 3 Apr 1860 at the 2nd Presbyterian Church, Glendermot, Londonderry. They were both underage at the time of their marriage. John gave his townland as Ardmore, and his father was Henry HANDCOCK a weaver, Martha’s townland was Ardmore and her father was John BOARDMAN, a labourer. The witnesses were James HANDCOCK and David HANDCOCK.

Vivienne Parker

Looking for the parents of David Barr, born 1806, died 1885 in Mitchell, Canada. Married Sarah Mulholland. Thought to be from Donagal, Ireland. Shipped out of Londonderry on the Gem ship on Jun 16 1824.

Bob Barr

Trying to find more information on John Quigley b. 1820 married Eliza Boothe 01/09/1852 Magherafelt . His father was William Quigley and his mother was Jane Campbell from Glasgow . The information I have said that John was a High mason and William was a 33D Mason.

Denise Homa

Searching for information on Andrew Lee born about 1806 Wesleyan Methodist in Ireland, immigrated to Nova Scotia early 1800's married a Nancy Clark of Scotland.

Helena Lee

I am trying to trace the ancestors of John McDonald, Born Sunday 19 August 1820 in County Derry. He married Agnus Murray who was born 1825. I don't know where Agnus was born. Maybe John went to Scotland as a young man to marry Agnus. I particularly want to trace John's father and mother and all others prior to his birth if possible. I'm trying to find the direct McDonald clan or line that I am related to and/or if the ancestors are in fact Irish or Scots.

Gillian MacDonald

I would like to trace any information about my grandfather’s siblings who were born in Derry and lived at 5 Charlotte Street in 1901. I know about some of the family whom I can remember as a child, but would be interested to hear if anyone has any information about the following Flanagans – James, born 1884, Bridget, born 1886, Margaret, born 1887, Rose, born 1889, Mary, born 1894 and Jane, born 1898. Some of the family, including my grandfather Daniel and his mother Rose, moved to 9 Charlotte Street between 1901 and 1911.

Margaret Rowland

I am a descendant of Matthew Eccles, brother of Alexander Eccles of Londonderry Ireland. The brother's, along with parents emigrated to New Zealand in 1879. I am interested in Eccles family that may have stayed behind.

Q Turner

I have been researching my family tree for a few years now and found that my grt.grt.grandfather Bernard Tracey(1808-1862) was from Derry. His parents names were James Tracey and Sarah Nicholas. He married Sarah McCluskey(1811-1869)(Her parents were John McCluskey&Mary McDonald)and the family moved to Scotland about 1839. His occupation is given as Flax Dresser on the 1840 Scottish Census.

Kevin Tracey

I am searching for information on g-g-great aunt Charlotte Marshall who married William Adcock in 1825 and they lived in Ballymoney, I believe. She raised her late sister's children in Ireland. Believe William had an estate there.


According to a note written by a descendant (John Hill Ferguson, Jr.) who was in the American Civil War his father John H. Ferguson, Sr. was born in “Newton, County Derr” in Northern Ireland about 1796 but had settled in Scotland by 1821 when he married Susannah Millar in Inch Parish. They lived for years in Wigtownshire, Scotland (Penninghame Parish) where their children were born. John Sr.’s younger brother Andrew Ferguson and wife Janet Loughrey also moved to Wigtownshire, Scotland about 1845. The note said that John H. Ferguson’s siblings were Samuel, Malcolm, Margaret and Andrew (b. abt. 1805). Their parents names (according to John’s death certificate filled out by his son) were William Ferguson and Letitia Fergusson (maiden name). I have found all of John’s descendants but none of his family in Irish records.


Rose Louisa Young b C1830 Londonderry, father Robert occupation wheelwright, mother Emily?. Rose married in Sydney Australia in 1850 did she immigrate with her family or alone? Looking for her birth details and immigration records. Many thanks.

Lesley Gillespie

William Murray( born 1792) was brought up in NewtownLimavady Co. Derry. He married Mary Lynch abt. 1825. They had a son William who emigrated to Australia about 1855. He is my Great Grandfather and married Mary Howley from Six Mile Bridge Co. Clare. William Murray (senior) died in Limavady in 1876. He was a Roman Catholic. I cannot find any Birth or Marriage documents for Him, and so cannot find anything about Mary Lynch or other children. He had land and lived in Main St., NewtownLimavady, his landlord was a William Crather. William ( Junior) Lived at Rushworth near Bendigo Victoria. He and Mary had eight children.

Rosemary Farrell

looking for info on William John Quigg-born 1855 Belfast-Ireland- father Henry-mother unknown! Henry believed to be a blacksmith. William was my gt.grandfather-he married a Mary Hills in Sunderland Co. Durham in 1882.

Judith Wills

Looking for info about my family. John McBride b around 1810, m Bridget. Had at least one child Hugh who married Ann before or after emigrating to NY. Son James born Brooklyn, NY 1864, he Married Georgianna McCall in Lawrence, MA in 1888. They had several children. one was Hugh. Hugh married Susan belle Mattocks in ? 1920. They had only one child, Richard Arthur MbBride b 12/30/1930.that is my father. I am unsure of anything above James being born.

Mary McBride Majkut

Annie Anderson 62Culumbas wells born 26th October 1922 died 2nd August1995 any one know of her

Martina Cleary

I am researching William Blackhall, he is said to have been born in Arbough (Arboe) about 1793/1800. He enlisted in 14th Light Dragoons in October 1816, was barracked in England where in 1821 one of his daughters was baptised. It is said he was discharged from the army in 1834 at Longford. He married again ! in 1834 in Wales and finally died in 1867 in England. I am trying to trace his birth, first marriage and army records.

Noreen Evans

My great grandfather was John Bradley born c.1840 - 1850 in Co. Derry. His parents were Francis Bradley and Nancy O'Neill. This is the only confirmed information I have. The only couple named Francis Bradley and Nancy O'Neill I could find had a child Sarah Jane Bradley 1842 - 1868.Baptismal sponsors Jane Bradley and Patrick Kearney. The priest was Fr John Dempsey who was Parish Priest at Glen Chapel, Maghera from 1841 - 1847.

Andrew Bradley

We are researching our ancestors from Derry. William (Billy) Glenn, died in 1989 and Marie died 1963 approx. William had a brother Brendan (De Glynn) accomplished irish dancing adjudicator, Died the 1989 also. He also had another brother Tommy, Who died since also. We believe that they could have descended from either Normandy, France, Scotland or Utah , USA.

Ruth and Columba Glenn

From Quebec, Canada : I am trying to find the weeding date and where of Peter McEacharn and Marguerite/Margueret Hamilton from Magheramore or MCRaymer, Co. Derry, Irlande. Her child Lavinia McEarcharn will be married with Paschal Dubé in Isle-Verte, Qc., Canada in 1832. Lavinia deadth in Isle-Verte Novembre 30, 1844 at 37 years old. May be, she was born arround 1807 in Ireland. I appreciate to know the exact date and Where. Pascal Dubé and Lavinia have many chidlrens in Isle-Verte and many many Dubé descendants. Dube's Childrens are Majorique, Hilaire, Pascal, Joseph, Marie, Jean-Baptiste, Alexis, and Ignace. Ignace was born in November 19, 1844... if you know someting about the Ancestors McEacharn familly, I was interested.

Mireille Lagace

ROBERT DOUGLASS - born Co Derry, married 01-06-1869 Hokitika, Westland, NZ, died 28 July 1921, Hokitika, Westland, NZ, Years in New Zealand 57 years, this information came from Death Certificate, no mention of parents or date of birth, also his wife ELLEN CARROLL - born Co Galway, died 04-08-1920, Hokitika, Westland, NZ, Years in New Zealand, Parents Peter Carroll & Bridget (no maiden name), this information came from Death Certificate. hoping some one can help me.

Brenda Breeze

I am researching my g-g-g grandparents, William Boon and Jane Chambers, who left Londonderry and arrived in Quebec, Canada circa 1830, settling in Cantley, Quebec in 1832. I would like to find information on their parents, siblings, or potential source for parish records.

Marci Shulz

I am compiling my family history and I have just three names from Derry that I cannot find information on Walter Collins who married Peggy Gibson/Collins and their son Thomas Collins. Thomas Collins was born around 1808 and Peggy died around 1816. Thomas then came to america around 1832 to philadelphia where stay the rest of his life. Peggy lived in or near Lacrue, Mohara, Derry, Ireland. Thomas was born near Long Hill.

Samantha Connot/Scott

I am trying to find relatives of my Great Grandfather James Mullin. James, his brother Cornelius and sister Grace came to the US in 1843 from Londonderry and finally settled in Dubuque, Iowa USA. His parents were Henry Mullin and Ann Diamand Mullin. The info I have says there were 5 children in the family and all were farmers. They were Roman Catholic. I am looking for descendants of the siblings of James that remained in Ireland.

Pam Mullin

My great-great-great-great grandparents were Daniel McDevitt, a shoemaker and Catherine Dever. Their daughter, Sarah, was my g-g-g-grandmother. I know that Sarah and her siblings, as well as Catherine, her mother, came to the US probably mid 1800s and settled in Newark, New Jersey. The only reference I have so far to them being from Derry is from the Army Enlistment (Civil War) of her brother, William, where he noted he was born in Derry. I've also obtained a will for an Edward McDevitt (probably related somehow) who came to Newark as well, but went back to Ireland due to health reasons and died there. He mentioned his birth town as The Barracks, Prehen, Waterside. Sarah was born about 1826 and William about 1833. Other siblings: James b. abt 1820, Rosanna b. abt 1822, Dennis b. abt 1825, Daniel b. abt 1828, Ellen b. abt 1838. An Edward show up as a possibility, b. abt 1837. I do not know if this is the same Edward that I have the will for.

Susan Helber

I am assisting my cousin in research for his ggggrandfather, Alexander Mcallister, Born in Ireland, 1819, Married to Jane Starrett also born in Ireland (1822). They migrated to Canada, listed in the 1881 Canadian census. They were Presbyterian in worship. He was a blacksmith in occupation. His son was Robert Starrett McAllister, born in Canada, 1846 and his wife was Rachel McAllister born in Canada in 1852. His family tree is listed Mcallister 128 on

Edith MacAllister Sauter

My greatgreatgrandfather Hugh Dugan / Doogan born Gortinure married Rose McGlade, born 1817. They married in September 1841 and had at least four children---Susanna McCallion my greatgrandmother, Patrick, Alice and Hugh. Does anyone have any information as to the parents of either Hugh or Rose? Where might Rose have come from? And did they have another son called Hugh, born between 1842 and 1845? We are in touch with other Dugan researchers and need to know if there were any Dugan nicknames so we can clarify the various lines.

Maura Graham

My greatgreatgrandfather Patrick McCallion from Tirnoney married Nancy Doogan also from Tirnoney. They had at least three children---John my greatgrandfather, Sarah and Andrew. Any information on McCallions and Doogans from Tirnomey?

Maura Graham

My greatgrandfather Neal Convery from Fallagloon, born c. 1825 married Catherine Gribben from Ballyknock, born c. 1826. They had nine children---Neal, Nancy McCloskey, Michael, Sarah Bradley, Mary, Hugh, John my grandfather, Daniel and Jane McNally. We have information on the families of all except Mary. The family nickname is Neal Og. Has anyone any information on Neal´s parents or know anything about Mary? Catherine Gribben´s father was called Michael. She had at least seven siblings---Patrick, Andrew, Rose Convery, Mary Convery, Bridget Henry, Margaret Hassan and Sarah Mullen.

Maura Graham

I am looking for my Grandfather, Charles Doherty, he died in 1939 in derry city but was born in the USA in 18 hundreds i could not find anything about him for all the records got burned down i would love to know what part of the USA he was born.

Patrick Leggett

I am researching my Father's family Daniel Gallagher. His mother was a Margaret Downey she married Daniel Gallagher in 1909. Her parents were William Downey and Lizzie Downey (nee Devlin) originally both were from Burt Donegal but lived in Derry were their children were born. Susan, George, William, James, Mary, Margaret, and and Lizzie I have not been able to find any more information. There is a query that the 2 oldest children Susan and George were born in Donegal. Any information would be appreciated.

Margaret Smith

Henery: I am looking for information about Joseph Henery, born abt. 1857 in Derry. His father was George (died before 1875). Joseph was in Lanchester, Co. Durham, England, in 1875 where he married Catherine. They had eleven children, including Andrew, Terence and Mark. I have been unable to find any info. on Joseph, so any help would be appreciated.

Mary Thorne

I am researching The Five Hunter Brothers from Derry: John, James, Henry, Humphrey and Thomas. I believe. One source states there were ten brothers who immigrated together with Andrew, Robert, Joseph, Silas and Abner being the additional five but mostly there is reference to the “Five”.

Sara Hunter Hoffman

I am looking for any information of a Robert Hunter, b: 1822 in Londonderry, Ireland. Could be county, could be town. His father was John Hunter b: 1792 in Ireland and his mother Mary (Margaret) Brown b:c1796 but don’t know where. Immigrated to Canada about 1825/26 and settled in the City of Toronto where he became a shoemaker and fire fighter. Died 1897.

Mel Hunter

I am looking for information on my great-great grandfather, Joseph Ray. He was born about 1810 (June 10, 1810 by family history) and lived somewhere near Londonderry. By family history, the place was "Astraugh" but I have looked on various sites and do not find such a place listed. He was "converted to the M.E. church East" (would that be Methodist?) and at the age of 16, he started lay-preaching. Sometime between 1828 and 1831 he left Ireland for America. He farmed and continued to preach, converting to the PM (Presbyterian?) religion at some point. He lost 2 young sons (17 and 19) in our Civil War. We decorate his grave every year on Memorial Day and wonder aboout his (our) family history in Ireland. I hope someone ther can help with some information. Thanks so much!

Peggy Peterson

My great great grandfather was Andrew Graham: Native place McGilligan,Glebe Co.,Londonderry. Andrew and Catherine Knox( native place Kilkenny) arrived in Australia 3rd Oct.,1840 on the “Lord.Weston.” Andrew b c 1818 parents were Andrew Graham a Lieut,in the Milita and Margi. and had one brother that I know of John Baily Graham b c 1808. Also I believe Andrew had a cousin Thomas Graham who’s father was the Rev. John Graham M.A.of Magilligan Glebe, county Londonderry. Thomas came to Australia on the “Larne” in 1841. Catherine Knox b c 1815 parents were Thomas Knox and Margaret Quinn. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Pat Graham

I am seeking any information about a William Whittaker born about 1740 with a son James Whittaker a soldier born about 1768 who married a Nancy McCluskey. They had a son called James (born in Derry) but James snr died (? in battle) when his son was a small boy. Young James was transported as a convict, became a ticket of leave man and died an intestate wealthy bachelor in the shipwreck of the "Admella" in South Australia. William also had a son John who was a weaver at 'Kilclair'.

K. Whittaker

McGINLAY/McGINLEY: Contact Ann Stewart

McDADE: Contact Ann Stewart

My great great grandfather came from Derry County. He was born in 1829 and his wife was named Rose

Ben Kearney

John and Sarah left Co. Derry come to North America through Canada Quebec I believe, settled in Indiana after serving in the civil war and awarded land by the US Government.

Jerika Seifert

My great grandfather, Edward Canning was born on 21 September 1842 and subsequently baptised on 18 October 1844 at the Church of Ireland, Parish of Drumachose, Limavady. His parents were Michael Cannon and Jane Nixon(Fruithill/Ballyclose/Killane?. Edward married Catherine Cushney/Cushley on 2 July 1864 in Bellaghy before moving to Howwood/Lochwinnoch in 1869 and on to Glasgow. Any information would be very welcome.

Brian Canning

My great, great, great-grandfather, John Knox, born 1810, Londonderry (County Derry), Ireland in 1810 to parents from Scotland. He left Londonderry with his brother William Knox in 1832 on the Ship Asia going to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He remained a few years in Philadelphia with Knox relatives already there and later moving to Quincy, Illinois, where he married Anna Jane Anderson, a widow with two children, on May 7, 1849 at the Adams County Courthouse. Anna Jane Anderson was born January 31, 1821 in Londonderry, Ireland to parents from Scotland. In 1858 John and Anna Jane Knox with their two children moved to Chariton County, Missouri where they purchased a farm, raised cattle, grew produce crops, parented six more children and twenty-six grand children, and lived there the remainder of their lives. John Knox died in 1879 in Chariton County and Anna Jane Anderson-Knox died 1887 in Chariton County, Missouri. They are both buried in the Bethel Cemetery, Brunswick, Missouri.

Robert Knox

Looking for William McLarnon, (McLaren, McLernon) wife Jane Wade, 1800;s Moneymore NI.

J and N Cochrane

William Hudson came to Canada in 1928 leaving his family behind in the Magherafelt area of Derry. I would be interested in talking to anyone with any Hudson connections from this area.

Alice Bennett

Looking for any relatives of James Theopholis Dillon and wife Mary (possibly last name Rogue) both of County Derry, Ireland. James and Mary left Ireland for Norfolk, Virginia about 1745. Their son Richard may have been born there. Any information would be wonderful.

Liz Robert

Would be most grateful to hear from anyone who can claim any relationship with the Riddell (Riddle / Riddall etc) family name from Moneymore, Co L'Derry. I have the family (John and Thomas) traced back to c1740 to the Town land of Muff in Parish of Lissan and Barony of Loughinsholin where the family remained as tenant farmers on the Staples estate up until 1913 following the death of William John. More than happy to share any information I have.

David Riddell

I am trying to find the forebears of my ancestor, Sarah Hall. She was born in Aghadowey in November 1866, emigrated to New York some time around 1880, I think and married William Galbraith Reid in New York in 1892. She died there in 1930.

David Reid

I am seeking ancestors of my great, great grandfather Edmund Sumner McKeever who was born about 1831, Not sure if he was born in Ireland or Scotland. He emigrated to the US and joined the US Navy in the Civil war.

Mike McKeever

Following Smith, sometimes Smyth from New Buildings area. Hamilton Smith son of William Smith married Isabella Burke in 1853 in Glendermot Presbyterian Church. Children included Hamilton born 1862 who moved to Glasgow area in 1883.

David Smith


I am researching the Moore branch of family tree. I am descended from William Moore (born 1798, county Derry, died 1877, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada). He had a brother John who first married Jane Montgomery and then Sophia Angus. Both William and John Moore emigrated to Nova Scotia, Canada in either 1814 or 1818. Looking for any information you may have.

Sally Fillmore


HANDCOCK and KING: Looking for family related to John Handcock and Margaret King, married at Second Glendermott Presbyterian Church August 5, 1870. John was a son of Robert Handcock, a farmer of Ballyshasky and Margaret King was a daughter of William King, a mill wright of Lismacarrol. Margaret died at Londonderry January 20, 1870. John took the family (almost all daughters) to Toronto in 1873. I have the Canadian and US descendants, but am looking for the Irish relatives.

William Goss


Thomas Mc Menemy married Sarah Jane Kelly. Thomas and Sarah’s father William Kelly worked for the railway at Maydown/Lisahally. Widowed Sarah and son John Irwin moved to the Waterside in the early 1900’s. John Irwin married into the Sherrards and the family mostly remained in and around the Waterside area until much later when families began to break up and travel became easier so younger members took off to seek their fortune near and far. The extended families include many local names such as, Laird, Mc Farland, Glenn, Mc Clay, Porter, Donaghy, Mc Keegan, Warnock, to name but a few.

David Mc Menemy


Michael Charles TREANOR was born c1816 in Desertmartin, Derry Ire to Charles TREANOR and Margaret O’REGAN on 28Aug 1838 in Glasgow Scotland he married Margaret GIBSON. They returned to Londonderry, Derry, where several children were born before they emigrated to NSW Australia in 1841. MCT had secured employment as a lay teacher in early catholic schools t Wollongong, then Gosford, Hartley, Sutton Forest, Penrith, And Sally’s Flat near Bathurst, NSW. Kay


From The Loup, Castledawson, Bellaghy areas. Patrick Laverty left the area for Glasgow after some trouble ?1870’s. First wife Mary-Ann Callagher, second wife Theresa. His daughter Margaret Jane b 1864 possibly living with relatives ?O’Neill in The Loup came out to New Zealand aged 16. Siblings Matilda, John, Henry, Mary-Ann (died in Glasgow), Patrick. Three McElwee brothers came out to New Zealand ?1880’s John, Daniel and Machal. Their parents were Robert McElwee and Magaret McCaffey. Possibly had a sister called Elizabeth who married a man named in Hansen.

Marie-Louise McElwee


Looking for information on 2 brothers Richardson and Adamson Mulholland from Londonderry Ireland {we think} arrived in the US spring of 1832. A Lavina Glasgow was also on the ship and later married Richardson, they moved from the US and settled in Canada in 1842. We still live on the farm that they settled on. We are looking for information on their family in Ireland as we have a record of family in Canada.

Joan Mulholland


William Charles Strathern, b.1828, death 1904 Killyberry Farm, Bellaghy, Londonderry, Ireland. Father, William Strathern, Mother, Mary O'Toole parents address unknown. Many records have surname as Strayhorn.

Richard Strathern


James Fairley married Jane Mullholland 9.3.1871 - Ballyquin, Carrick. His father James Fairley Carpenter, hers Robert Mullholland Farmer Son William Fearley born 30.6.1873 - informant Isabella Robinson.
They then appear on the 1881 Scottish Census, James and Jane Fairley b Ireland, William Fairley b Ireland, Isabella Fairley b Scotland 1876, Jane Fairley b Scotland 1878, Annie Fairley b Scotland 1880,
Isabella Robinson b Ireland Widow Mother-in-law.

Liz Maher


I am a direct descendant of William Robert Porter and his brother, Hugh. They came from Londonderry, Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century and settled in Londonerry, Pennsylvania. I would appreciate any information that contributors to your website might have about William and Hugh Porter and any Porter who lived in Londonderry in the eighteenth century.

Frank W. Porter


William Moore, his wife Janet and at least four of their children, Nathaniel (Bn 1803), Thomas (Bn 1807), Robert (Bn 18112), and John (Bn 1817) all arrived in Charleston, South Carolina Harbor on Nov 3, 1820 inbound from Belfast. Along with them were Elisabeth (24) and daughter Janet (3), possibly an older daughter-in-law with her child - (OR a sister-in-law accompanying Moore's family to join a husband already in the USA.

Sid Moore


Mary Devenny had a son in Londonderry Workhouse 14 Nov 1898.



Researching Falconbridge family. John Kennedy Falconbridge (#2) born Coleraine 1819, parents Mary Glenholme and William Falconbridge. John Kennedy migrated to Ontario Canada. He was the father of Sir William Glenholme Falconbridge. William Falconbridge married Mary Glenholme perhaps in Lisburn around 1800 and both died in County Donegal. William's parents believed to be William Falconbridge and a "Miss Kennedy" perhaps the first child of Samuel Kennedy of Lisburn, corn/flour miller of Grove Green. John Kennedy #2 married Miss Eliza Dougan in Dunboe Parish. He was named after his uncle John Kennedy #1 (son of William and Miss Kennedy who died in Canada in 1819). Searching for births of siblings of William Falconbridge (e.g. Samuel (1811) Alexander (1832?) William (1817) Anna Maria (1818?) and marriage of parents Mary Glenholme and William Falconbridge.

Valerie Price-Currer


Looking for the Gray family. I believe they were from County Derry. They are related on my mothers side, Daniel Gray was born on Nov. 13th 1859 married a Nellie Flanagan. There was an uncle Patrick Gray and a Mary Cleary Gray. Marys grandchildren are Shauna, Noeleen and Aidan.



Researching The family of George and Mary Eaton parents of I believe 10 children. John b. 1813 married Margaret Boyle b. 1816 in Dublin 1833 and they had several children born in Glasgow, Scotland before coming to Canada. John was apparently a blacksmith in Toronto for a time before buying a farm. Margaret b. 1819 married a Charles Dougherty and they had a daughter Mary Jane in 1952 before coming to Canada. Marie who was born 1824 in Coleraine, Derry and married a Joseph Benner after she came to Canada. Sarah born 1834 in Macosquin, Derry who was married to (1) John Henry Proudlove, (2) Samuel Hunter after she came to Canada. Accoding to Marie's obit there were 10 children in the family of George and Mary Eaton. I don't know the maiden name of Mary.



Bartley, Mary Agnes/Annie I believe she was born in Derry about 1861. She emigrated to Fremantle Australia. She may have travelled with a guardian (sister Mary ?) 1868. It is possibe that she was orphaned.

Jane Laurie


George Robert Adams. Born around 1847. Married for the 2nd time to Mary Jane Richardson about 1877 not sure if in Ireland or London as thats where they settled. Both George and Mary had been married before and both had sons called James, James Adams was in the Indian Army and James Yeo (Marys son) worked in the law courts in London. George was a printers reader. Would like to know who his parents were, any siblings etc.

Jean Taylor


I would like to find out more of my Derry Wallace relations. They were my Grand-father’s siblings. Although living in and around Burt, Co. Donegal, Isabella Cargill, and William Wallace were married in the Ballyarnett- Templemore Parish in Derry. On 11 Jan. 1849. They had 7 children 5 of whom lived to adulthood. Catherine, William, David and Sarah, Jane are the only ones I know of. David married Jessie McNeilage in Derry at the First Derry Presbyterian Church, 1 Oct 1878. Their children were; James Richard, Andrew, Rebecca, David, John Sarah, Robert, Joseph, William and Robert. Some of these children lived and worked in and around Derry, but we know virtually nothing of them as my Grandfather Joseph emigrated with his Campbell relations from Drumahoe and Fincairn to South Canterbury in New Zealand. Jessie Wallace is said to be buried in Glendermott cemetery. We don’t know when she died though. Can anyone assist in tracking down some of these people Please. David was a Wheelwright and Carpenter. Young Catherine lived in Carrickfergus. Sarah lived in Alexandra Place.

Joe Wallace


I am trying to trace my grandmother's family. Her name was Sarah Jane Kelly, born in Donegal. Her parents were William Kelly born in Donegal. He married Mary Ann Slater in 1872. Mary Ann was born in Londonderry, October 26, 1851. Her parents were John and Mary (Anderson) both born ? in Donegal. Mary Ann and William Kelly emigrated to Canada in the 1880's.



My greatgrand father Francis Treanor married Mary Kelly in February 1857 Draperstown Roman Catholic Church Ballinascreen After checking the Desertmartin Kilcronaghan baptism files it seems them had a son called James in November 1857. They also had a son called Patrick in 1865 (who is my grandfather) Francis was Treanor, James was Treanor, and Patrick was Traynor and somewhere along time Patrick changed to Trainor which was my maiden name and spelling. Patrick eventually married in 1893 and after a career in the army he reached Captain and went on to retired in Belfast. The family home was in Bracklislea. Draperstown. At some time Francis was in America (Kentucky) because we have a walking stick presented to him "from his friends in Kentucky"

Miriam Mulholland


I am looking for Pierce's from Northern Ireland near Moneymore and who might be buried in the Desertlyn or John's Protestant Church graveyard in Moneymore. There was a Ben Peirce a grocer and newspaper agent around 1858-66 in Moneymore. There was a George Pierce farmer in Ballygrooby. Also Looking for Elizabeth Booth 1783-1861 who lived in Ireland and married a Robert Pierce-they had several children but George Pierce their son did not leave Ireland. Any information would be appreciated.

Wilma Reath


I am trying to trace my grandmother's family. Her name was Sarah Jane Kelly, born in Donegal. Her parents were William Kelly born in Donegal. He married Mary Ann Slater in 1872. Mary Ann was born in Londonderry, October 26, 1851. Her parents were John and Mary (Anderson) both born ? in Donegal. Mary Ann and William Kelly emigrated to Canada in the 1880's.



Harbison, Francis father of John Harbison who lived in Ballinderry. John married Margaret Wade Aug. 11, 1860 in Parish Church of Ballinderry in County of Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
John later married Mary Hunter March 23, 1875 in the 1st Presbyterian Church in the County of Londonderry.
John and Margaret had a daughter Mary Harbison.
She had a son, Robert Harbison, out of wedlock born, July 31, 1896, Castleroe, County Londonderry. She later married William McMurtry July 18, 1909.
Robert married Mary Conley July 2, 1919 at Macosquin Parish, County Londerry. Northern Ireland.

Sandy Allen


I am trying to trace MICHAEL KELLY (b. about 1800 - d. about 1870), married to Mary (Crilly?), and son JAMES KELLY (b. about 1834, d. 1896 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland), married to BRIDGET McBRIDE (b. about 1839 - d. 1920 in Lanarkshire, Scotland), who lived in the Ballinascreen/Draperstown area.

Janice O'Neill


My ancestor William Barnett was born in Scotland in 1603 and came to Londonderry about 1630. His descendant John Barnett came to Pennsylvania in 1727

Carolyn Mills Hughes


McCluskey James, born 1834 Ireland Belfast cto Canada Quebec help find parents greatgrandparents.

Ivy Watson


My grandfather, William Mc Namara, was born in, Ballyclose, Limavady, Co. Derry, 1877. His first wife's name was Mc Aleece or Mc Aleen. Her mother's name was Margaret. They lived on Canal St., in Lisburn and on Sherrif St., in Belfast. My grandfather was a blacksmith. His second wife was Florence Campbell of the Channel Islands and later Lisburn and Belfast. It was told that his son, Daniel McNamara, left Ireland for Scotland in his early years and never returned to Belfast. Any information about Dan and his family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Mary Rossi


My great-grandfather, John Mullins, came from Londonderry in 1855 to Adelaide, on the Ship The Admiral Boxer. He came with with his brother James Mullins. I know what happened, when he came to Australia, but I don’t know anything, about their time, before they came out to Australia, their father’s name was James Mullins. They were supposed to be Protestants. This is all I know. John Mullins was born in 1826, and his brother James Mullins was born in 1837.

Christine O'Keeffe


I am trying to find information about my Great Grandfather, John McFee (Born 1855) who immigrated from Co Derry to England in around 1880. His first born son was William James (possibly his father’s name). Any information would be appreciated.

David McFee


Looking for the Family of the following BRADLEY’s. BRADLEY John, b,c1836, Derry, Farm Labourer BRADLEY Mary, b,c1841, Derry, BRADLEY Daniel, b,1861, Derry, Farm Labourer BRADLEY Catherine, B,1864, Derry. BRADLEY Bridget Delia, b,1865, Derry. BRADLEY Annie, b 1868, Derry. BRADLEY Jane, B 1873, Derry, They left Glasgow, Scotland on the 20th January 1876 to Bluff, South Island, New Zealand on the ship POMONA. Any information on John & Marys parents would be very much appreciated.

John Mason


I am searching for the family of my great great grandfather, James Wark, born 1810, Donegal, Ireland, he had 6 brothers and 2 sisters. One of his sisters was Sarah, 2 of his brother's were William and Robert. Apparantly James father went to Montreal, Quebec, Canada a couple of times and wanted some of the family to come and join him, about 1835, the family that went at this time were apparantly lost at sea. James then went to live with his Aunt Loudon in Limvaddy,Londonderry,Ireland where he stayed until about 1842 when he went to join his three siblings in Montreal. There were Moore relatives in Londonderry as well, Solomon Moore born about 1782, Ireland, and died 1869, Carrowclare, Londonderry, Ireland, he had a son John Moore born about 1818, Londonderry. John Moore is a cousing to James Wark, born 1810, Donegal, Ireland. I found this information in an old family letter dated 1907.

Cheryl Wark


My ancestors were John Douglass (b. abt. 1762; d. 1837 Canada) married to Mary Snodgrass (b. abt 1766; d. 1860 Canada) and children Ellen, Martha, Margaret, Benjamin, John and Robert. Looking for birth dates/ places; marriage date for John/ Mary and John's parents. Thank you.

George Setterington


From Corick, Draperstown, Londonderry. I do not know his spouse's name. John had 4 known sons: James b.1827, Michael b1829, Bernard and John, all 4 left in the mid-1800's for America John had 1 known daughter: Margaret McWilliams m. James Kelly about 1869 and stayed in Ireland near her family. There are currently descendants in the Draperstown area with the last name Kelly and McEldowney but neither of them know anything about the McWilliams family. The McWilliams homestead on Corrick Rd. is still owned by a descendant although nobody lives on the land and there is no longer a house there. The family is Roman Catholic and attended the church in Straw.

Tammy Stuart


Derry City

Marg Meldrum


Researching Peter Flanigan born abt 1759 in County Derry, Ireland. Two known children were born in Ireland: Michael Flanigan born abt 1793 in Ireland Bridget Flanigan born abt 1800 in Ireland Next 8 children starting in 1804 were born in Cambria Co. Pennsylvania. Therefore, I believe Peter and his wife Anna or Nancy (Reinzel) left Ireland between 1800 and 1804 and settled in Cambria Co., Pennsylvania. Peter Flanigan died March 15, 1861 in Cambria Co. Pennsylvania. Would like to find more information on this family and related lines and connect with other researchers.

Tina Telesca


John Laurence (farmer) married Charlotte Chambers. One of their children, Elizabeth, was born in Co. Derry around 1810 (source is her Death Cert in Australia) - Elizabeth married Samuel Mawhinney/Mawhinnew in 1833 in Ireland. Does anyone have any information on Elizabeth’s birth in Co. Derry around 1810? Also, then if there is anything on John Laurence in Co. Derry?

Diane Pecar


Looking for Surname Mullins may also have been spelled Mullens or Mullans. First name John from Derry, left for Canada approximately 1850 not later, and settled in Horton Ontario Canada in 1851. Was married to Eliza Gilmore of Sligo.

Jim Mullins


I am researching my paternal grandmother. All I have is:
a) She was baptised in St Patrick's Church (Iskaheen) 1866
b) Her brother, Peter, was also baptised in this church (1868)
c) She married Hugh Smith in Duntocher Glasgow.
I would like to trace any of her forbears or, to receive any ancilliary information. Thank you for looking

Allister Smith


I am researching the surname KENNEDY from the Caheny, Garvagh, and or  Aghadowey area of Londonderry.
specifically my Grand father Samuel KENNEDY { Occ: Farmer} who married Mary FULTON { Occ: Teacher }
in the Killaig Parish Church 05 March 1903. Samuels Father was Church KENNEDY and mother was Martha
TORRENS. Samuel KENNEDYand his new wife Mary Fulton KENNEDY emigrated to New Zealand at some time between
1903 and 1918 when he first appears on the New Zealand Electoral Roll. I would love to fill in the gaps
in respect to his Irish ancestors, and any help and or advice as to research direction would be greatly appreaciated.

Colin Peter Kennedy


I am trying to research my Maternal Great Grand Mother Margaret Maginnis.
She was married to George Tanner on Nov. 04,1884 at Christ Church of Ireland Templemore Derry.
I know that she was born in Ireland, but I do not have any more information about her or her family any information would be greatly appreciated.

William Pearce


My Great Grandmother Ellen McGrellis (Her Death certificate  14 Dec 1931 Brisbane Australia says:
Ellen McGrillis born C1852 Londonderry Ireland, Married Clogher Tyrone, Ireland Father James McGrellis Mother ?
The  Marriage Certificate says:>br> Marriage held 17 Nov 1872 at Roman Catholic Church, Clogher, District Strabane, County Tyrone.  to Patrick Doherty.
Patricks residence at the time of Marriage was Meenaghill, Ellens residence at the time of Marriage was Magheramason, Ireland, Ellen was 20 Patrick was 25.  Witness to the Marriage Owen McGrellis and James McDevitt.  (On this document the "McGrellis is spelt a different way each time it is written ie McGrellis, McGrellin, McGrillis etc)
Patrick and Ellen came to Australia on the "Queensland' leaving 31 May 1873 arrived in Brisbane 2 Sept 1873.
Ellen named her children Mary, Ellen, William James, Margaret Ann - with another 2 males and 2 females deceased - names unknown.  Don't know if any born in Ireland before they left.  Don't know the names of any of her siblings or Patricks either.

Jan McGrill


I am looking for SHEARER FAMILY.  or Halson and Campbell Families.
Matthew Shearer born N Ireland married Sally Halson born N Ireland Son was William Shearer born abt 1819 in Derry County Ireland
Married 1830 to Marry Campbell born Donagheady, County of Tyrone, Ireland
Her parents were Thomas Campbell and Sally Boag or Boak.
Matthew Shearer and Sally Halson moved to Ireland date Unknown

Laura Wilson Melton


I would like to trace my family tree on my mothers side. She was born in 1911 (Her name was Annie Craig)  in Derrylane near Dungiven co Derry. Her mothers name was Ellen and her fathers mane was Henry. She had three brothers William, John and Hughey. She died in 1960 on september 29th.



My grandfather, Samuel Haire (Hare), born 1892 in Limavady and his wife Mary Jane, (nee Christie), born 1885 in Derry, were married Feb 1917 in Upper Cumber Parish Church, Cumber Calandy, Londonderry.

Sam & Mary with their 4 young children: Mable, Sam, James, & Grace, left Derry for  Canada in 1928. They arrived by ship in Halifax, Nova Scotia and took a train across Canada to farm acreage in Surrey, British Columbia. It was during this journey that Mary discovered she was pregnant with my mother, Violet.

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who would have further information on the Haire or Christie family.



Seeking descendants of this family or baptisms of William John
McFarlane/McFarland & any siblings. William was a widower when he
married Martha so I'd like to find the first marriage & baptisms
of any children to that marriage too.
Name: William John McFarlane/McFarland
Birth: abt 1822 Coleraine, Co Derry, Northern Ireland, according to later records in Australia
Death: 25 Jul 1893 Maryborough, Queensland
Occupation: Weaver 1850.
Father: Arthur McFarlane. Mother: Jane Fulton
Immigration: "Montmorency" dep Liverpool 15 Apr 1863. Arr
Moreton Bay, Queensland 17 Jul 1863 with wife Martha & three
1st: name unknown to me
Death: bef 1850

2nd: Martha McCartney
Birth: Mar 1829 Comber, Co Down, Ireland
Death: 27 Jan 1907 Ferry Lane, Maryborough, Queensland
Father: William McCartney. Mother: Catherine McClarey
Marriage: 19 Apr 1850 Registrar Office, Belfast, Co Antrim.
Witnesses were William McComb, William Stirling and Robert Allen
Marriage Cert, 19 Apr 1850, shows both William and Martha were
residents of Townland of Ballymacarrett, Parish of Knockbreda,
Belfast City. Martha had no occupation. William was a widower, whose occupation was then a weaver.
Children born in Belfast: Rachel (1853->1907), William John (1859-1938), James (1861-1936)



26 Feb 1848 - Francis Gribben married Nancy McKenna St. Patrick's Glen, Parish of Maghera, Diocese of Derry
22 Apr 1897 - Nancy McKenna Gribbin died in Ballyknock, County Derry
01 Mar 1898 - Francis Gribbin died in Ballyknock, County Derry

Children of Francis and Nancy Gribbin (Gribben), all born in Ballyknock
1849 - Daniel; immigrated to Trenton, New Jersey, USA; died 24 Aug 1909
1851 - Patrick;immigrated to Trenton, New Jersey, died 10 Sep 1903
1853 - John; immigrated to England
1855 - James; died young
1857 - Ann; immigrated to Trenton, New Jersey USA; died 09 Sep 1925
1860 - Mary; immigrated to Trenton, New Jersey USA; died 14 Jul 1920
1862 - Jane
1865 - Rose; immigrated to Trenton, New Jersey USA
1867 - James; immigrated to Trenton, New Jersey USA, died 16 Mar 1923
1870 - Francis; immigrated to Denny, Stirling Scotland*, died 08 Apr 1944
1871 - Margaret
* Francis Gribbin (the younger) married Rose Convery in Maghera on 04 May 1912. Supposedly a daughter, Annie born in Denny 1913 and a son, John, born in Maghera in 1914.
Francis Gribbin may have been the brother of John B. Gribbin, born 1822, who immigrated to the US approx 1840 and settled in Trenton, New Jersey. He died there 07 Jan 1901.
Nancy McKenna may have had a brother named Patrick McKenna who also immigrated to Trenton, New Jersey.
Patrick Gribbin was my great-grandfather

Stephen Highman

I am attempting to research my Grandmother's family in Bovevagh, Co. Derry. Her name was Rebecca Parke, born: 1902. Immigrated to Canada: 1924. Death: 1977. I believe her Father was John Parke, Born: 1868 and that her Mother was Annie, Born: 1879. I have found record of 6 other siblings. John, Maggie, Henry Jas, William,
Saml Hunter and Elizabeth Jane. They are listed as Presbyterians and lived at house number 5 in Derryaflaw (Drum, Londonderry). It seems very very difficult to find any information from Ireland???
Thank you.

John Mitchel (as it was spelled in his marriage certificate) seems to have emigrated to England in the late 1840s. Aged 17, he appears in Cheltenham, Glos. in the 1851 census where the name is given as McMachil (he was lodging with an Irish family by the name of Beamish). By 1861 (and still in Cheltenham with the Beamish family)
the name is shown as McMicheal (sic). In 1862 John married Mary Ann Harris and they had four children that survived infancy. The marriage certificate gives his father's name as James Mitchel, a coachman. I have no other knowledge of his family and would love to be able to trace his roots in Derry.

I would like to add the following names to the Derry registry: what I have learned of the family suggests that from 1740 or earlier they lived in the area defined by Limvady, Lissan, and Magherafelt until about 1760 when they emigrated to Nova Scotia, and any confirmation or contradiction of this would be very welcome and much appreciated:
James FORREST, who may have been father to David FORREST, b Ireland in 1709 and m. Rosannah (Logan), possibly a widow: place and date of marriage unknown.
Children of David And Rosanna:
Robert FORREST, b 1757, in Ireland;
David FORREST, Jr. b 1758 in Ireland, d. 12 August 1798 in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Mary FORREST, d. b. 1758, possibly a twin of Robert
Thomas FORREST, b. 1759 at Amherst, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia; d. 1840, at West Amherst, NS
Isaac FORREST, b. 13 March, 1762 at Amherst; d. 22 January 1792 at Amherst
Margaret FORREST, b 1763; d. 1838
The names David and James FORREST appear in a 1740 list of Protestant Freeholders in the Parish of Lissan, Barony of Loughinshillin.
Gerald R. Vincent

My Great Great Grandfather, Bernard Gilmore Carson (b. 1820 +/-) was an engraver. He worked and resided on Artillery Lane in the old city. He married Rebecca Begley (b. 1822 +/-) and they had four children, James (b.1843), Mary (b. 1845), Sarah (b. 1849) and John (b.1852) before leaving Derry for San Francisco in 1857. Thanks,
Michael Carson

My family were the Hasty family from Kilrea. James Hasty had the pub in Bridge Street , which I believe still stands today. He was a publican there in or around 1847. James had a son William that migrated to Australia.

It is also my belief that James had another son Samuel that migrated to New Zealand and another Thomas that went to the USA . James wife was Elizabeth . In particular I am interested to know about the Hasty family in Kilrea.
John Hasty

Joseph Artemas Macaulay age:26 in 1917, Wisconsin, USA. Born Eglinton, County Derry, May 24,1891
Nancy Swanson

My mother's great-grandparents arrived near 1865 from the Limavady area. They were married in Drumsurn at Balteagh Parish, lived in Crindle and baptized their first three children at the Myroe Presbyterian Church. They were Robert Miller (son of Robert) and Catherine Forrest (daughter of James). Apparently, a number of Catherine's siblings also emigrated around the same time, most ending up in Cumberland County, New Jersey, many working in the glass industry there.

Catherine Forrest was born in 1837, as was Robert Miller, according to their ages at marriage on 11 Nov 1858. Their children born in Derry Co.
were: Robert, James and Mary Ann (born 1864). The Forrest family of the area seems well researched, but I have made little headway on the Miller group. Would love to know more about them, whether the family remains in the area, etc.
Wendy Wilkins Valdez

I would like to add Robinson Nelson, Ballynacross, Londonderry. B 1860 d. 1863 Andrews Settlement, Pennsylvania, USA . Married Esther Marlin, Londonderry, 1819
Children: Wm b.1820, Margaret Jane b1824(my gggrandmother)
Tim Marlin

Hoping to find exact origin of Patrick and Michael Cain. We know Patrick was born in 1741 in Derry City, Londonderry, Ireland. He emigrated to USA, probably with Rev. Martin's group of Presbyterians.
He was in Abbeville, District 96, SC and was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He died in Kentucky. Michael was in Abbeville at the same time., cousin?? We don't know. We would love to trace back to Ireland for parents.
There was also a Hugh Cain in PA and Oglethorpe, GA, late 1700s or early 1800s.

My maternal grandmother was a Cain (Lula). She and her twin were b. March 10, 1900 in Porter Springs, Lumpkin Co., GA. Her father was Francis Mitchell Cain b.Sept. 8, 1862, in Porter Springs, GA. The father of Francis was
Rev. Charles Cain, b. Aug. 29, 1831, Lumpkin Co., GA, The father of Charles was Benjamin Cain, b. Aug. 1793, Greenville, SC.
Donna Harding


Archibald GILMOUR/GILMORE, born 28 Nov 1832 in Glenkeen, Co Derry; died Florida, USA, on 15 October 1910.
Father was John GILMOUR of Glenkeen, Co Derry, a linen bleacher, b. 1 June 1807; died 11 November 1892. Family buried Aghadowey Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Wife was Letitia MNU, born 4 Jan 1803; died 19 March 1887
Children: Archibald, John, Annie Jane, Letitia
Letitia GILMOUR of Glenkeen married Samuel DALLAS of Creveola; also buried in Aghadowey Presbyterian Churchyard.
Archibald GILMOUR/GILMORE married Jane STUART GRAY at the Charles Street Scot's Presbyterian Church in New York City on 22 January 1857.
Jane STUART GRAY was born 5 March 1836 in or near town of Coleraine. Died 8 March 1925 in Florida.
Parents were John GRAY and Margaret STUART of Derry Co. Other Children: Andrew STUART GRAY, Agnes STUART GRAY
Granparents: Agnes BOYD STUART, Agnes had a sister Mary STUART who married Robert Archibald McINTIRE who lived at 406 Greenwich Street, Londonderry City in 1877. Great Grandmother Margaret BOYD died at their house at age 102 on 5 July 1877. She was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery. Coleraine papers asked to copy obit.
Marcella Aldridge

Samuel Hart (born abt. 1790) married Charlotte Marrow in St. Columb's Parish on 2 Nov 1807. They lived in Ardagh, County Donegal before travelling on the brig Ontario, arriving in New York on 23 July 1834, where they lived in Kendall, Orleans County. From there, the family moved to St. Clair County, Michigan, sometime between 1855 and 1860, possibly following Samuel's death.

They had eight children:
Thomas Hart (1811-1892) - remained in Orleans County, NY, until his death.
James Hart (1813-1889) - married Jane Kirk (b. 1825, parents William and Anne Kirk of Mullanboys, County Donegal) on 15 Mar 1841, arrived in NY on the RMS Britannia on 24 Jun 1842; moved to St. Clair County, MI.
Samuel Hart (1816-1890) - moved to Attica, Wyoming, sometime before 1860.
Solomon Hart (1818-1890) - moved to Michigan
Mariana Hart (1820- )
Elizabeth Hart (1822- )
Moses Hart (1824-1896) - moved to Michigan
William Hart (1826-1911) - remained in Orleans County, NY, until his death.
Jonathan Hart

My great great grandfather Robert Montgomery was born in Coleraine, Derry, Ireland. He married Mary Ann Patterson also of Coleraine.

They had seven children -
Elizabeth born 12 August 1842 in Craigmore and died 1934 in Marion County, Ohio
George born 23 March 1844 in Craigmore and died 1933 in Marion County, Ohio
John born 21 April 1848 in Craigmore and died 14 February 1924 in Marion County, Ohio
Samuel born in 1852 in Craigmore and died in l888. He married Nancy Anna Anderson, born 1 July 1850 and died 1931 in Marion County, Ohio. They are both buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Marion County, Ohio (They are my great grandparents)
Martha born 12 February 1853 in Craigmore and died 2 June 1921 in Marion County Ohio

Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.
Sandy Butterman

Alfred James Dailey, born 1888 in Aughrim, Co Derry. Brother Samuel Dailey; sister Cecilia Dailey. All emigrated to Canada c. 1910-1913.

Steve Bailey

James Dunlop (whipmaker) born c 1770 married Susanna Mcnaught/McNaght They lived on Gaol Line. His son James Dunlop born 1802 in Coleraigne married Margaret Morrison they lived in Shankhill, Belfast. He was a whip maker also. Another son, John, moved to Perrysville, Indiana, USA and was a merchant.

They were methodist, but attended St. Patrick's church of Ireland and are buried there. No marriage records or information about their parents.

James and Margaret also went to the Methodist church in Shankhill. He is buried there.

Quint Hart

Alfred James Dailey, born 1888 in Aughrim, Co Derry. Brother Samuel Dailey; sister Cecilia Dailey. All emigrated to Canada c. 1910-1913.

Steve Bailey

John & Mary Patterson sailed with children from the Port at Derry July 14 1847 - J&J Cooke Ship Superior. The family's home was Co. Londonderry, Barony Loughinsholin, Maghera Parish. Their denomination was Church of Ireland (Anglican). Mary (?) died onboard and John (born 1804) died in Grosse Ile hospital Oct 9 1847.
In 1848 these Patterson orphans, Samuel 12, William11, Mary 9, were retrieved from the Kingston Orphanage by their father's brother and taken to his farm in Innisfil Township, Simcoe County.
All 3 orphans married (Mary married McIndless) and were Pioneer Settlers c1873 in Elderslie Township, Bruce County, Canada West.
Patterson is recognised as a name of Scandinavian origin, either Denmark or Norway, probably introduced to Ulster in the Medieval Period.
Ireland had a total of about 1200 Patterson Households c1840. 80% of all Patterson Households in Ireland c1840 were registered in Ulster Province. This info may aid someone in their search.

My great great great grandfather Hugh Wallace was born 1784 in Derry. His
wife Anne Smith (don't know her birthplace)was also born 1784. I do not know
when or where they married.
They had 6 ( that I know of )  children
Matilda Jane              1811 in Limavady, Derry
Thomas                      1816 in Limavady, Derry (married 1839 in Derry,
his wife Anne Hume - not details for her )
William                      1818 in Limavady, Derry (my great great
Joseph                        1821 in Limavady, Derry
Hugh                          1827 in Limavady, Derry
Mark                          1830 in Limavady, Derry
They came to Australia from what I can figure out  sometime between 1830 and
1841. The settled in NSW, Australia.
Any information would be much appreciated and very gratefully received,
whether written or photographic.
Thank you
Kim Wallace


I would like to add the McIlroy name. I just learned that my great-
grandfather, Wright McIlroy sailed from Londonderry in 1851 aboard
"The Envoy" for Quebec. His residence address was given as Limavady.
I believe it was his brother William who also hailed from Limavady
and left Londonderry in 1847 aboard "The Leander". Apparently there
were others from Limavady who sailed on the same ship. I do not know
their names as yet.

My great- grandfather Wright MciIroy settled in Kingston, Canada
West. He gave his birth date as May, 1832 or 1833 although this could
be inexact.

I do not know his parents' names but would appreciate any related
Diane Rogers. e-mail-


FURY, Derry in the early 1800's

Edward came to Australia on the ship ADAM LODGE in 1837. He was married to Elizabeth Riddle in 1832. Children were Alexander William and Lucinda Fury
Edwards father was James
Any information would be appreciated
Gary Smith



I would just like to add the name of my g-g-g grandfather, Robert McMullen, to your registry.  All we know so far is that he came to Canada circa 1820 and settled with his family just south of Ottawa, Ontario.  He is buried in Union Cemetery in what is now North Gower, Ontario and his cemetery record states:  "In memory of Robert McMullen, native of County Derry, Ireland, who served fifteen years, nine months in His Majesty's 47th Reg't of Foot, died Dec. 27, 1878, aged 100 years". 
He and his wife Elizabeth (a.k.a. Eliza), also from Ireland, raised at least five children here:  Robert McMullen, Mary McMullen, William McMullen, Adam McMullen and John McMullen (my g-g grandfather).  Needless to say, the family has grown considerably.  There were actually several distinct McMullen families who settled here from various parts of Ireland at different times, but so far we have been unable to establish any direct links between them.  I would very much appreciate any suggestions or help with respect to tracing Robert McMullen's history in Ireland.
Thank you! 


I would like to add Robinson Nelson, Ballynacross, Londonderry.  B 1860 d. 1863  Andrews Settlement, Pennsylvania, USA .  Married Esther Marlin, Londonderry, 1819<>.  Children: Wm b.1820, Margaret Jane b1824(my gggrandmother).


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My Great grandfather Michael Cain/Kane born 1842, came to Canada in 1858 from Londonderry – that’s all we know.


I would like to add my Grandfather's family to your Surname Registry.

William Atkinson  Born. Swateragh, 18th Aug. 1883.
His parents were Stewart Atkinson [b1854]and Susan Laird.   Stewart was a Clerk of Petty Sessions in Derry.    Stewart's parents were Stewart Atkinson and Letitia Maxwell. William married Mary Martin Fallis Macfarlane in Sydney Australia on 20th Sept. 1921.   Their only child William Stuart was my father.
I would be interested in hearing from Atkinson connection.
I understand that family members are buried at Lismoyle. The memorial reads
Atkinson-Stuart-Maxwell and was erected by a William Stuart Atkinson in memory of his parents William[1849-1924  and Isabella Atkinson    This William would have been a brother  to  my Stewart b. 1854.
Many thanks
Robyn Debnam


From: Jennifer Hargense

Subject: hargan family name
Would like to add the name Hargan to the list. James Hargan B. 1824 came to Australia in 1842. Married Mary Ann Jackson 1850. James' parents were James Hargan and Elizabeth Douglas, they came from Londonderry, would like to know if James and Elizabeth had any other children

Derry in the 1880s
Just wanted to add the name O'Connell to your Londonderry list of family names.  John O'Connell came from Londonderry to NZ in the 1880's

Most Common Names in Derry:

Bradley, Browne, Campbell, Clarke, Connor, Doherty, Dogherty, Henry, Johnston, Kane, Kelly, Kennedy, McCloskey, McCluskey, McKenna, McLoughlin, Miller, Moore, Mullen, Mulholland, O'Neill, Smith, Stewart Thompson, Wilson.

Add name Dillon to list of surnames for Londonderry. John Dillon b;1868 Coolscreaghan, Errigal parish Londonderry son of Frank Dillon and Susan Quigg. John immigrated New York in 1887 In New York he married Bridget Kane also of Londonderry.

Greetings:  I would like to add the surname of McCune to your website.   Martin McCune died in Londonderry Ire.  One son, Archibald McCune was born in Londonderry about 1740. Archibald married Jane ____?  about 1759 in Cherry Valley Pensylvania, U.S.A.

My John McCorkell was born in the townland of Mullennan ( if think ) parish of Templemore and married Elizabeth Holmes of the townland of Scotland parish of Donaghmore at the Donaghmore Presbyterian church on the 14th February 1839 and migrated to Melbourne Australia on the Robert Benn 1842 . Laurie Thompson
Donal . The Mullennan townland is in Co. Derry about 3 miles south of the city of Derry and on the border of Donegal . The town land of Scotland is approx 8 miles south west in the Co.Donegal .  Any contact .  Laurie  Melbourne

William Martin was a Postman in Derry and County Donegal from 1873 until 1913.  He was born in St Johnston in 1857 and died in Derry City in 1917.  His genealogy can be obtained by putting "Postman Bill" into the Google search engine.

O'CONNELL, Derry in the 1880s


Just wanted to add the name O'Connell to your londonderry list of family names.  John O'Connell came from Londonderry to NZ in the 1880's



From Draperstown

I would like to add mcteague/montague from draperstown

Hi Don
Thanks for e/m me back.I am researching my Willson/Wilson family tree, and this is what I know so far.
Samuel Willson b1707 in Aghadowey, Banne Valley,Londonderry Co.,Ireland 
d.1798 in Bethel, Windsor Co.,Vermont. I think he is buried in Fairview Cemetery(Town Center)
He must have arrived in America between 1710-1718 and settled in Rutland District, Worcester, MA  
m.Elizabeth Thompson b.1713 d.1766.

I think the the second L was dropped from Willson around(1730's)

The family then relocated Barre ,MA(1760's) Bethel, VT(1800's) and Pepin Co.,WI(1860's)
My Grandmother is Marjory(IONE) Wilson b.2/26/1914 d.1/15/1982
m.Merl Franklin Thomas 
My Father is Daniel Alvin Thomas
I have much info on the Wilson family in the states after 1730's, but nothing from Ireland. Thanks again for the interest....Dan 
I live in IL (chicago burbs)

Dan Thomas

Nathaniel BADGER born in Derry ca. 1799.  Father was supposedly William.  Nathaniel had 13 children and two wives.  He lived in Ballyeglish, or close by, for most of his married life. Nathaniel, his second wife-Sarah CLARKE, and all but one of his children came to America in the 1850's.  James BADGER (the only one to stay in Ireland), son of Nathaniel,  b. about 1834 in Derry, married first Eliza Hogg, married second Sarah HAMILTON and they had 10 children.  They settled in Tamlaghtmore, Arboe parish, Tyrone (Sarah's home).  My dilemma is finding any information on Nathaniel prior to baptism records for his children-anything previous to 1830.
Diane Hoyt



Would like to add these names to the list

WARK(E)  My mob came to Australia in 1853 John from Magheramore.
HEGARTY Martha Jane (wife of John Warke) came from Bovally.
John and Martha were married 19 Nov 1849 at the Meetinghouse Newtownlimavady, Derry according to the rites of the Presbyterian Church.. John the son of John Wark and Nancy ??. Martha Jane's parents were John Hegarty and Nancy Martin. They came to Australia as Bounty migrants per the "Rattler" arriving at Sydney, NSW on 6 Jan 1853 with 2 children Rachel born 28 Oct. 1850 and son William born 27 June 1852. They had a further 10 children in Australia. Martha Jane Hegarty also had a brother William Hegarty join the family in 1856 and then her mother Nancy and brother Joseph Hegarty arrived in 1858.
Thank you

Patricia Wilcox


Looking on (Ireland Geneaology Projects for County Londonderry, N. Ireland) I find there are no entries for TURNER on the Derry Surname Registry. I wondered if you wished to add some information for my family?
My great grandfather John TURNER b.1833 (father Thomas Turner) came to Ireland some short time prior to 1858 (precise date not known), with his wife Mary (nee ALLEN). They settled in or near Londonderry and had 8 children; all but one of them born in Northern Ireland.
The first child, Frederick (M) was born 1858 and the birth registered in Ireland (?Londonderry)
The 2nd child, Alfred       (M) was born 1860 dittoe above.
For the birth of their 3rd child William A., (M) his mother (Mary) returned to Salford, England.
The 4th child, Everett R.   (M) was born 1864 and the birth registered as in Ireland - dittoe as Frederick.
The 5th child, Walter Albert (M) was born 1 Nov 1864 and the birth registered in the City of Derry
The 6th child, Charles        (M)  was born 31 Oct 1867 dittoe as Walter Albert.
The 7th child, Agnes Ethel  (D)  was born 13 Oct 1968 dittoe as Walter Albert.
The 8th child (my grandfather), Henry Herbert (M) was born 2 Sept 1871 dittoe as Walter Albert.
The whole family, with the exception of the father (John) and their 6th child (Charles) returned to Manchester, Lancashire, England sometime between 1873 and 1881 (They appear on the 1881 census as living in Manchester). I have no idea what happened to John (father) or Charles but hope to come to Londonderry next year to see if I can trace where they lived (in or near Londonderry) and what happened to the two who stayed. If you can suggest a place to start in Londonderry I would be most grateful.



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