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Clonleigh Parish, Co. Donegal, Birth Announcments 1820-1900

Extracted from personal notices inserted in SAUNDERS’ NEWSLETTER, STRABANE MORNING POST, LONDONDERRY STANDARD, LONDONDERRY SENTINEL, LONDONDERRY JOURNAL & COLERAINE CHRONICLE
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

***I have included additional useful data including names of mothers and the new born (missing from the newspaper announcements) extracted from Irish civil registration indexes and records commencing 1864 https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ It is possible that there are further announcements, but they have proved elusive***

January 12 1820

At Lifford, on the 5th instant, the Lady of the Rev. JOHN GRAHAM, of a son (Saunders’ Newsletter)

August 5 1828

At Lifford, the Lady of the Rev. E. M. CLARKE of a daughter, being her ninth child (Strabane Morning Post)

December 24 1831

At Lifford, the lady of the Rev. E.M.CLARKE, Curate, of a daughter, her eleventh child (Londonderry Sentinel)

January 31 1835

On the 25th inst., at Lifford, the lady of the Rev. E.M. CLARKE, Curate, of a son, her twelfth child (Londonderry Sentinel)

December 24 1836

December 8, at Clonleigh, county Donegal, the lady of the Rev. WILLIAM KNOX, of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel)

May 19 1838

May 8, at Cavanacor, county Donegal, the lady of CAPTAIN HUMPHREYS, of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel)

January 28 1840

Jan. 21, at Cavanacor, county Donegal, the lady of CAPTAIN HUMPHREYS, of a daughter (Londonderry Journal)

January 13 1844

At Lifford on Tuesday the 9th inst., the lady of GEORGE RUSSELL DARTNELL, Esq., Surgeon of the 1st Royals, of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel)

August 18 1847

At Lifford, on Saturday, the 31st ult., the wife of GEORGE RUSSELL DARTNELL, Esq., Staff Surgeon, Chatham, of a son (Londonderry Journal)

August 8 1851

On Wednesday, 6th inst., at Lifford, county Donegal, the lady of DOCTOR LITTLE, of a son (Londonderry Sentinel)

October 28 1853

October 18, at Lifford, the lady of ROBERT LITTLE, Esq., M.B., of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel)

September 7 1855

On the 13th ult., at Lifford, the wife of Dr. ROBERT BALFOUR, Blairgowrie, Scotland, of a son (Londonderry Sentinel)

August 1 1856

At Lifford, on the 27th ult., the wife of Mr. WILLIAM SHARKEY, of a son (Londonderry Sentinel)

April 10 1857

At Coolatee, Lifford, on the 26th ult., the wife of Mr. WILLIAM MACKY, of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel)

June 26 1857

At California, near Lifford, on the 30th ult., the wife of Mr. JOHN PATTERSON, of a son (Londonderry Sentinel)

July 10 1857

On the 2nd inst., at Lifford, the wife of ROBERT LITTLE, Esq., M.B., of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel)

December 11 1857

At Porthall, on the 2nd December, the of JAMES CLARKE, Esq., of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel)

September 3 1858

On the 27th ult., at Lifford, the wife of the Rev. A. FERGUSON SMYLY, of a son (Londonderry Sentinel)

October 1 1858

On the 22nd ult., at the Cottage, Lifford, the wife of JOHN CUNNINGHAM, Esq., of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel)

January 20 1860

January 12, at Lifford, county Donegal, the wife of Mr. VON BELL, flax merchant, of a daughter (Londonderry Journal)

January 27 1860

January 13, at Ballindrate, county Donegal, the wife of Mr JOSEPH ROULSTON, of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel)

May 11 1860

On the 6th May, at Connyburrow, Lifford, the wife of ANDREW N. REID, of a son (Londonderry Sentinel)

February 8 1861

January 12, at Coolatee, Lifford, the wife of Mr. WILLIAM MACKY, of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel)

July 12 1861

On the 1st July, at Lifford, the wife of the Rev. A. FERGUSON SMYLY, of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel)

May 23 1862

May 17, at Conyburrow House, Lifford, the wife of ANDREW N. REID, Esq., of a son (Londonderry Sentinel)

July 18 1862

July 14, at Ganger's Lane, Lifford, the wife [Sarah Jane nee Cummins] of SERGEANT JAMES McGAHEY, Permanent Staff, P.W.O., Donegal Militia, of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel)

February 2 1864

On the 30th January, at Lifford, the wife [Sarah Jane nee Cummins] of Mr. JAMES McGAHEY, of a daughter [Mary] (Londonderry Sentinel)

May 31 1864

May 29, at Lifford, the wife [Laura nee Huffton] of Colour Sergeant WILLIAM HARRIS, P.W.O. Donegal Militia, of a son [Richard John Joseph] (Londonderry Sentinel)

February 17 1865

On the 14th February, at Lifford, the wife [Emma Elizabeth nee Warren] of JOHN COCHRANE, Esq., a daughter [Mary Emma] who only survived her birth thirty-six hours (Londonderry Sentinel)

April 18 1865

April 17, at Lifford, the wife [Harriet nee Martin] of Captain [Joseph] HAYES, Adjutant of the Prince of Wales' Own Donegal Militia, of a son [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

April 21 1865

April 20, at Lifford, the wife [Sarah Jane nee Cummins] of Sergeant JAMES McGAHEY, Permanent Staff, P.W.O., Donegal Militia, of a daughter [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

May 9 1865

May 7, at Lifford, the wife [Sophia Jane Martha nee Robinson] of Dr. CHARLES SMITH, of a daughter [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

May 9 1865

May 5, at Mullinagung, Ballindrate, the wife [Mary Jane nee Weir] of Mr. TASKER KEYS, of a daughter [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

June 30 1865

June 26, at Lifford, the wife [Margaret nee Miller] of Colour-Sergeant JAMES McBEATH, Permanent Staff, P.W.O.D. Militia, of a daughter [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

August 30 1865

August 23, at Coneyburrow House, Lifford, the wife [Charlotte Ellen nee Macan], of CAPTAIN THOMAS McCURDY, of a son [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

April 3 1866

On the 30th March, at Lifford, the wife [Emma Elizabeth nee Warren] of JOHN COCHRANE, Esq., of a daughter [Emma Elizabeth] (Londonderry Sentinel)

May 15 1866

May 4, at Lifford, the wife [Anne nee Denning] of WILLIAM McCARTNEY, band, P.O.W.D. Militia, of a daughter [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

July 17 1866

July 16, at Church Lane, Lifford, the wife [Laura nee Huffton] of Colour Sergeant WILLIAM HARRIS, P.W.O. Donegal Militia, of a daughter [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

August 7 1866

On the 29th July, at Portanure, Lifford, the wife [Anne Jane nee Harper] of Mr. WILLIAM THRONE, of a son [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

August 21 1866

August 17, at Broomfield, Lifford, the wife [Elisa nee Rowen] of CAPTAIN T.L. STACK, P.W.O. Donegal Militia, of a daughter [Anna Margaret] (Londonderry Sentinel)

February 26 1867

On the 25th February, at Lifford, the wife [Martha Jane Sophia nee Robinson] of CHARLES SMYTH, Esq., M.D., of a son [Oswald John Keeffe] (Londonderry Sentinel)

May 8 1867

March 2, at Lifford, the wife [Margaret nee Gardiner] of Mr. THOMAS WHITE, of a daughter [name not given] (Londonderry Sentinel)

June 4 1867

May 24, at Porthall, the wife [Susan nee Kilfilling] of Mr. GEORGE SMITH, of a daughter [Magy Elizabeth] (Londonderry Sentinel)

September 3 1867

August 30, at Cavanacor, the wife [Mary J……? nee Brabazon] of ALEXANDER HUMFREY, Esq., Surgeon, 98th Regiment, of a son [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

October 4 1867

September 30, at Broomfield, Lifford, the wife [Eliza Hester nee Rowen] of CAPTAIN T.L. [Thomas Lindsay] STACK, Adjutant P.W.O. Donegal Militia, of a son [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

February 28 1868

February 19, at Frendraght Lodge, Ballindreat, the wife [Elizabeth nee Gourley] of JOHN WEIR, Esq., of a son [Alexander] (Londonderry Sentinel)

March 6 1868

March 4, at Lifford, the wife [Martha Jane Sophia nee Robinson] of Dr. CHARLES SMYTH, of a son [Charles John Keeffe] (Londonderry Sentinel)

March 10 1868

March 6, at Lifford, the wife [Mary Ann nee Murphy] of Sergeant JAMES MAYOH, P.W.O.D. Militia, of a son [Henry] (Londonderry Sentinel)

May 8 1868

May 6, at Falcaragh, the wife [Annie nee Brewster] of Head Constable JOSEPH THOMPSON, Lifford, of a son [Andrew] (Londonderry Sentinel)

December 29 1868

December 15, at Lifford, the wife [Frances Matilda nee Brook] of GEORGE E. [George Ernest McLaren] MASON, Esq., P.W.O., Donegal Regiment, of a daughter [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

June 16 1869

June 10, at Porthall, the wife of Mr. HUGH O’DONNELL, of a daughter [registration not found] (Londonderry Standard)

September 24 1869

Sept. 19, at Frendraght Lodge, Ballindreat, the wife [Elizabeth nee Gourly] of JOHN WEIR Esq., of a son [William] (Londonderry Sentinel)

November 23 1869

Nov. 19, at Lifford, the wife [Martha Jane Sophia nee Robinson] of CHARLES SMYTH, Esq., M.D., of a son [Herbert Bland John Keeffe] (Londonderry Sentinel)

February 4 1870

Jan. 16, at the Haw, near Lifford, the wife [Mary nee Nelson] of Mr. ANDREW NICKLE, of a son [Samuel] (Londonderry Sentinel)

March 29 1870

March 18, at Rosgear, Lifford, the wife [Mary Ann nee Harkin?] of Mr. BERNARD McDERMOTT, of a son [Daniel] (Londonderry Sentinel)

March 24 1871

March 20, at Haw Cottage, Lifford, the wife [Elisa Jane nee Currie] of WILLIAM McCULLAGH, Esq., of a daughter [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

December 30 1871

December 23, at the Haw, Lifford, the wife [Mary nee Nelson] of Mr. ANDREW NICKLE, of a daughter [Margaret Forbes] (Londonderry Journal)

January 29 1873

January 27, at the Haw, Lifford, the wife [Mary nee Nelson] of Mr. A. NICKLE, of a son [Robert] (Londonderry Journal)

April 25 1873

April 18, at Haw Cottage, Lifford, the wife [Eliza Jane nee Houston] of WILLIAM McCULLAGH, Esq., of a son [name not recorded] (Londonderry Journal)

December 12 1873

On the 9th instant, at Porthall, the wife [Ellen Donnell nee Mulrine] of Mr. HUGH O’DONNELL, of a son [Bernard Joseph] [registered as Donnell] (Londonderry Journal)

March 9 1874

March 3, at Ardnaglass, the wife [Florence Isabella nee Smyly] of Mr. JOHN FULTON, of a son [John] (Londonderry Journal)

June 25 1874

June 16, at Haw Cottage, Lifford, the wife [Elizabeth Jane nee Houstine] of WILLIAM McCULLAGH, Esq., of a daughter [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

June 18 1875

June 16, at the Haw, Lifford, the wife [Mary nee Nelson] of Mr. ANDREW NICKLE, carpenter, of a daughter [Matilda] (Londonderry Journal)

December 22 1876

December 23, at Kirkminster, Castlefin, the wife [Mary Ann nee Wauchope] of Mr. DAVID MORRISON, of a son [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

February 8 1876

February 22, at Ardnaglass, Strabane, the wife [Florence J.S. nee Smyly] of Mr. JOHN FULTON, of a daughter [name not recorded] (Londonderry Journal)

March 18 1878

March 9, at Porthall, the wife of HUGH O’DONNELL, of a son [registration not found] (Londonderry Journal)

July 23 1878

July 21, at the Manse, Murlog, Ballindrait, Strabane, the wife [Elizabeth Lane nee Young] of the Rev. J. McF. GUY, B.A., of a son [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

August 3 1878

July 31, at the Haw, Lifford, the wife [Mary nee Nelson] of ANDREW NICKLE, carpenter, of a son [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

August 28 1878

August 27, at Guystown, county Donegal, the wife [Martha nee Shaw] of R. BLAKENEY CUMMINS, of a son [John McBeath] (Londonderry Sentinel)

October 30 1879

October 19, at Ardnaglass, Strabane, the wife [Florence nee Smiley] of JOHN FULTON, of a son [name not recorded] (Londonderry Sentinel)

October 27 1880

October 23, at Lifford, the wife [Matilda nee Holmes] of Mr. SAMUEL McCORKELL, of a son [James Holmes] (Derry Journal)

January 12 1881

January 7, at Lifford, the wife [Martha nee Little] of JOHN COCHRANE, ESQ., of a son [name not recorded] (Derry Journal)

November 9 1883

October 11, at Glenfad, Clonleigh, the wife of DANIEL CAROLAN, of a son [registration not found] (Derry Journal)

February 27 1884

February 25, at Guystown, the wife [Annie Sarah nee Gourley] of ALEX. WEIR, of a daughter [Ellen Porter] (Derry Journal)

July 30 1884

July 27, at Lifford, county Donegal, the wife [Phyllis nee Sutcliffe] of JOHN C. BOYD, M.B., of a daughter [Lucy Cameron] (Derry Journal)

June 10 1885

June 8, at Hollands, Ballindrait, the wife [Eliza nee Weir] of JOHN WEIR, of a son [John] (Derry Journal)

July 13 1885

July 9, at Mullinagung, Ballindrait, the wife [Mary nee Weir] of Mr. JOSEPH MAXWELL, of a son [Joseph] (Derry Journal)

February 19 1887

February 6, at Hollands, Ballindrait, the wife [Eliza Jane nee Weir] of JOHN WEIR, of a son [Henderson] (Londonderry Sentinel)

March 8 1887

At Porthall, Strabane, on the 4th inst., the wife of JAMES CLARKE, J.P., of a daughter [Anne Roberta Maude] (Londonderry Sentinel)

February 9 1889

February 4, at the Manse, Ballindrait, county Donegal, the wife [Elizabeth Lane nee Young] of the Rev. J. McF. GUY, B.A., of a son [name not stated] (Londonderry Sentinel)

January 16 1890

At Ballybogan, Lifford, the wife [Mary Anne nee Brooks] of WILLIAM HOLMES, of a son [name not stated] (Londonderry Sentinel)

August 2 1890

On the 29th ult., the wife [Margaret Louisa nee Smyth] of JAMES CLARKE, J.P., Porthall, Strabane, of a daughter [name not stated] (Coleraine Chronicle)

February 21 1891

February 17, at Corkan Island, Porthall, Strabane, the wife [Maggie nee Anderson] of JOHN A. BAIRD, of a daughter [Maggie] (Londonderry Sentinel)

Nov ember11 1891

November 7, at Lifford, the wife [Henrietta nee Neely] of HENRY ARGUE, R.I.C., Newtownstewart, of a son [Matthew Robert] (Derry Journal)

June 7 1895

June 4, at Corkin Island, Porthall, Strabane, the wife [Maggie nee Anderson] of JOHN A. BAIRD, of a son [Robert] (Derry Journal)

August 28 1895

August 19, at Ballindrait, the wife [Susan nee Hastings] of W. J. WEIR, M.B., T.C.D., of a son [Alexander Harold] (Derry Journal)

November 15 1895

November 13, at Coneyburrow Cottage, Lifford, the wife [Maggie nee Kinch] of SERGEANT KEANE, 5th Inniskilling Fusiliers, of a] daughter [Gladys Cecelia] (Derry Journal)

May 3 1897

April 26, at Sheercloon, Gortin, Ballindrait, the wife of WILLIAM WITTAKER, Jun., of a son [registration not located] (Derry Journal)

May 17 1897

May 12, at Bogagh, Ballindrait, the wife [Annabella nee McKay] of WILLIAM WILKIE, of a son [Robert] (Derry Journal)

October 13 1898

October 12, at Ballindrait, the wife [Susan C. nee Hastings] of W. J. WEIR, M.B., T.C.D., of a son [John Ross Hastings] (Londonderry Sentinel)

September 17 1897

September 13, at Rosgier, the wife [Annie nee McGowan] of Mr. EDWARD CREANOR, of a daughter [Margaret] (Derry Journal)

March 6 1900

March 3, at Croghan Cottage, Lifford, the wife of WILLIAM McDOWELL, of a son [registration not located] (Londonderry Sentinel)

May 1 1900

April 29, at Lifford, the wife [Rebecca nee Allen] of JOSEPH A. EWING, of a daughter [Margaret Jane Crawford] (Londonderry Sentinel)