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First Cookstown Presbyterian Church, Derryloran Parish, Co. Tyrone, Marriages 1845-50

Regisration District of Cookstown, Cos. Tyrone & Londonderry
Extracted from numerous FHL films of Civil Registration of Marriages in Ireland
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com
Photo: acknowledgement to Kenneth Allen www.geograph.ie

The congregation, originally called Derriloran, may be said to have begun with the ordination of Mr. JOHN McKENZIE in the summer of 1673. He was in the City of Derry during the Seige (1688-9) and wrote an account about it. There was difficulty in raising an adequate stipend – they could not raise more than £15 and the Synod suggested a union with Moneymore. Whether it came about is uncertain, but it is clear that Mr. McKenzie remained here till his death which is supposed to have taken place in 1696, aged 49 years.

The first meeting house was in the old town of Cookstown until 1701 when it was pulled down by the rector, but Mrs MARGARET STEWART of Killymoon, at her own expense, built a new church which was in use until 1764

The following surviving early records for First Cookstown Presbyterian Church have been microfilmed by the staff of PRONI, Belfast, where they may be consulted: Baptisms, 1836-1950; Marriages, 1820-8 (possibly 1st) and 1845-88 MIC 1P/43, 139; MIC 1P/460

The condition of the original marriage records, a degree of difficulty in discerning the handwriting and quality of filming make transcription challenging and wherever possible the Derryloran tithe applotment book (1826) and Griffiths Valuation (c1860), Index to Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies in Ireland (1851) and Heather, Peat and Stone - O’Kane, have been consulted for confirmation of families and townland addresses. Original spelling has been retained.

 

#1

May 6 1845

DAVID MITCHELL full age bachelor farmer Ballinagilly. Father: WILLIAM MITCHELL farmer

&

ELEANOR HARTLEY full age spinster Drumore. Father: SMITH HARTLEY farmer

Witnesses: SMITH HARTLEY & JOSEPH HARTLEY

#2

June 3 1845

JOHN GILCHRIST full age bachelor baker Cookstown. Father: JOHN GILCHRIST farmer

&

JANE WILSON full age spinster Ballyragh. Father: THOMAS WILSON farmer

Witnesses: ROBERT GILCHRIST & JOHN WILSON

#3

October 15 1845

THOMAS CLIFFORD full age bachelor weaver Parish of Kildress. Father: WILLIAM CLIFFORD farmer

&

MARGARET McQUIN full age spinster Parish of Kildress. Father: ROBERT McQUIN farmer

Witnesses: JOHN HARKNESS & ALEXR. MANSFIELD

#4

November 18 1845

JAMES PARK full age bachelor farmer Gows Hill, Parish of Donaghenry. Father: ROBERT PARK farmer

&

JANE PARK full age spinster Gows Hill, Parish of Donaghenry. Father: DAVID PARK farmer

Witnesses: JOHN MACKRELL & JOHN PARK

#5

February 14 1846

JOHN LITTLE full age bachelor farmer Gortreagh, Derryloran. Father: JAMES LITTLE farmer

&

MARY JANE WHITE full age spinster townland of Orritor, Parish of Kildress. Father: ROBERT WHITE farmer

Witnesses: JAMES LITTLE & JOHN SHIRLOW

#6

April 28 1846

ISAAC MAYNES (signed as MEARNS) full age bachelor farmer Ballynafy. Father: ROBERT MAYNES farmer

&

SARAH JANE McNEECE full age spinster Downs. Father: DANIEL McNEECE farmer

Witnesses: THOMAS McNEECE & ALEXR. HEATH?

#7

September 1 1846

MARGARET WEIR full age spinster Unagh. Father: WILLIAM WEIR farmer

&

SAMUEL WHAN full age bachelor farmer Claggan. Father: SAMUEL WHAN farmer

Witnesses: DAVID FERGUSON & JAMES WHAN

#8

January 12 1847

JOHN LINDSAY full age bachelor farmer Anagh. Father: JAMES LINDSAY farmer

&

JANE GEDDES full age spinster Gortnagross. Father: ANDREW GEDDES farmer

Witnesses: WILLIAM LINDSAY & JOHN ACHESON

#9

July 6 1847

JAMES HENRY full age bachelor farmer townland of Killycurragh, Parish of Derryloran, Co. Tyrone. Father: JAMES HENRY farmer

&

JANE WEIR 18 years spinster townland of Unagh, Parish of Lissan, Co. Tyrone. Father: WILLIAM WEIR farmer

Witnesses: HUGH PATRICK, Unagh & WILLIAM HENRY

#10

September 7 1847

JOHN BALANCE 18 years bachelor farmer Maloon. Father: WILLIAM BALANCE farmer

&

MARY VANDALL full age spinster dressmaker Cookstown. Father: JAMES VANDALL occupation not stated

Witnesses: SAMUEL THOMPSON & WILLIAM VANDALL

#11

February 5 1848

ROBERT WHITE full age bachelor farmer Orritor. Father: ROBERT WHITE farmer

&

ANN LYTTLE full age spinster Orritor Craigs. Father: GEORGE LYTTLE farmer

Witnesses: JOHN LYTTLE & SAMUEL WHITE

#12

March 29 1849

ROBERT BLACK full age bachelor farmer Doons, Parish of Kildress. Father: ROBERT BLACK farmer

&

MARGARET McNEECE 20 years spinster Downs, Parish of Desertcreat. Father: DANIEL McNEECE farmer

Witnesses: WILLIAM McNEECE & THOMAS McNEECE

#13

September 11 1849

ALEX. KILPATRICK full age bachelor farmer Drumbanaway. Father: JAMES KILPATRICK farmer

&

ANNE LYTTLE 19 years spinster Gortreagh. Father: SAMUEL LYTTLE farmer

Witnesses: JOHN LITTLE & JAMES LITTLE

#14

October 23 1849

JOHN GLASSY full age bachelor farmer Coolkeighan. Father: SAMUEL GLASSY farmer

&

ANN YOUNG full age spinster Ballysudden. Father: FRANCIS YOUNG farmer

Witnesses: JOHN GLASSY & SAMUEL MASON

#15

January 1 1850

SARAH WEIR 19 years spinster Unagh. Father: WILLIAM WEIR farmer

&

GEORGE BOBKIN full age bachelor farmer Dernan. Father: GEORGE BOBKIN farmer

Witnesses: WILLIAM WEIR & JOHN BOBKIN

#16

February 2 1850

SAMUEL HARRIS full age bachelor farmer Ballylaughan. Father: JAMES HARRIS farmer

&

MARY PORTER full age spinster Derrygonigan. Father: OLIVER PORTER farmer

Witnesses: WILLIAM BROWN & JAMES CHARLTON

#17

May 23 1850

JOHN GREER full age bachelor day labourer Cookstown. Father: JOHN GREER farmer

&

MARGARET McINTYRE full age spinster house servant Cookstown. Father: ARCHIBALD McINTYRE blacksmith

Witnesses: ROBERT GLASGOW & JAMES McKEAN

#18

October 24 1850

MARY MILLAR full age spinster Cookstown. Father: DAVID MILLAR baker

&

THOMAS MERCER full age bachelor commercial traveller Newtownlimavady. Father: THOMAS MERCER farmer

Witnesses: WILLIAM GLASGOW & ANDREW GIVEN

#19

November 19 1850

DAVID IRWIN full age bachelor farmer Claggin. Father: ADAM IRWIN farmer

&

RACHEL SIMPSON full age spinster Edenagh. Father: ROBERT SIMPSON farmer

Witnesses: WILLIAM HERON & WILLIAM SIMPSON

#20

December 19 1850

JAMES IRWIN full age bachelor farmer Lisboy. Father: ADAM IRWIN farmer

&

ELIZABETH IRWIN full age spinster Claggin. Father: ADAM IRWIN farmer

Witnesses: DAVID IRWIN & WILLIAM McCORD