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Orritor Presbyterian Church, Kildress Parish, Co. Tyrone Marriages 1845-50


Orritor Presbyterian Church, Kildress Parish, Co. Tyrone Marriages 1845-50

Registration District of Cookstown
Extracted from FHL films of Civil Registration of Irish Marriages

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com



Orritor Presbyterian congregation has its beginnings in 1824; the first minister was JOHN GEDDES McGOWAN who was ordained here in 1825.

Surviving records for the congregation church are: Baptisms, 1831- ; Marriages, 1827-44- which remain within the custody of the congregation; Marriages, 1845-1930 have been microfilmed by the staff of PRONI, Belfast where they are available for consultation. PRONI Ref: MIC1P/442.

The condition of the original records, a degree of difficulty in discerning the handwriting and at times, poor quality of filming make transcription challenging and wherever possible, the Kildress 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

April 28 1845

ROBERT FORBIS 21 years upwards bachelor weaver Midleton Drumany, Parish of Arboe. Father: JAMES FORBIS weaver & farmer

&

ELIZABETH WILKINSON 21 years upwards spinster servant Montuber Parish of Kildress. Father: JAMES WILKINSON (deceased) farmer

Witnesses: THOMAS HENRY, Montuber & JOHN HENRY, Montuber

#2

May 12 1845

DAVID LIGGETT full age bachelor carpenter County Tyrone, Townland of Drinlea, Parish of Kildress. Father: SAMUEL LIGGETT farmer

&

MARTHA MOORE full age spinster County Tyrone Townland of Orritor Craigs?, Parish of Derryloran. Father: JAMES MOORE farmer

Witnesses: JOSEPH MOORE & JAMES MOORE

#3

July 24 1845

DAVID EAGLESON 28 years bachelor grocer Cookstown, Parish of Derryloran. Father: JOHN EAGLESON farmer

&

MARGARET GEDDES 22 years spinster Gortnagross, Parish of Kildress. Father: SAMUEL GEDDES farmer

Witnesses: WILLIAM LITTLE, Cloontydoon & RICHARD DENISTON, Aughless

#4

September 13 1845

JOHN HILLIS 40 years widower Corkhoney, Parish of Kildress. Father: WILLIAM HILLIS farmer

&

MARGARET DAVIDSON 30 years widow Corkhoney, Parish of Kildress. Father: JAMES SHEPERD farmer

Witnesses: JOSEPH IRWIN, Corkhoney & JANE IRWIN

#5

October 2 1845

(Marriage solemnised at 3rd Cookstown (Molesworth) Presbyterian Church)

JAMES GREER full age bachelor whitesmith County of Londonderry, Parish of Ardtrea, Moneymore. Father: JAMES GREER whitesmith

&

ANN JANE MARSHAL minor spinster County of Londonderry, Parish of Ardtrea, Townland of Dirnan. Father: JOSEPH MARSHAL farmer

Witnesses: ALEXANDER McKEAN & ALLAN DUNSEITH

#6

January 8 1846

THOMAS JOHNSTON full age bachelor farmer Townland of Limehill, Parish of Desertcreight, County of Tyrone. Father: ROBERT JOHNSTON farmer

&

MARTHA BLACK full age spinster Townland of Drinlea, Parish of Kildress, County of Tyrone. Father: JOSEPH BLACK farmer

Witnesses: JOHN BARKER, Matober & THOMAS BLACK, Derrygortinea

#7

February 24 1846

HENRY SINCLAIR full age bachelor farmer Townland of Glenlark, Parish of Bodoney, County of Tyrone. Father: WILLIAM SINCLAIR farmer

&

MARY TAYLOR full age widow Townland of Drumshanbo, Parish of Kildress, County of Tyrone. Father: JOHN HOPPER farmer

Witnesses: JAMES McFARLAND, Drumlea & ROBERT HOPPER, Drumshanbo

#8

April 7 1846

WILLIAM CRAIG full age widower pensioner Townland of Drinlea, Parish of Kildress, County of Tyrone. Father: JAMES CRAIG farmer

&

MARGARET BOYD full age spinster Townland of Drinlea Parish of Kildress. Father: ROBERT BOYD labourer

Witnesses: WILLIAM BLACK, Drinlea & WILLIAM BOYD, Corkhill

#9

July 25 1846

ANDREW FORSYTHE full age bachelor teacher Townland of Mackeny, Parish of Kildress, Congregation of Orritor. Father: JAMES FORSYTHE farmer

&

REBECCA DAVIDSON 18 spinster teacher Townland of Drumshanbo, Parish of Kildress, 2nd Congregation of Cookstown. Father: MAXWELL ……? DAVIDSON land surveyor

Witnesses: JAMES McMULLEN & SAMUEL McGOWAN

#10

July 28 1846

DAVID ESPY 25 years bachelor farmer Townland of Tubberlane, Parish of Derryloran, 1st Congregation of Cookstown. Father: DAVID ESPY farmer

&

MARGARET BLACK 20 years spinster Townland of Drumearn, Parish of Derryloran, Congregation of Orritor. Father: ANDREW BLACK farmer

Witnesses: ROBERT TEGART & JAMES GALWAY

#11

August 11 1846

JOSEPH HENRY 19 years bachelor farmer Townland of Drumnamaltra, Parish of Kildress, County of Tyrone. Father: ARCHIBALD HENRY farmer

&

MARGARET HENRY 19 years spinster Townland of Killycurragh, Parish of Derryloran, County of Tyrone. Father: JAMES HENRY farmer

Witnesses: JAMES HENRY & JAMES HENRY

#12

November 29 1846

WILLIAM YOUNG full age bachelor farmer Townland of Aghalane, Parish of Upper Bodoney, County of Tyrone. Father: JOHN YOUNG farmer

&

MARY McKIVER 17 years spinster Townland of Ballinasullis, Parish of Kildress, County of Tyrone. Father: ADAM McKIVER pensioner

Witnesses: WILLIAM GLASGOW & JOHN GLASGOW

#13

April 13 1847

(Marriage solemnised at 3rd Cookstown (Molesworth) Presbyterian Church)

SAMUEL ECCLES full age bachelor farmer Townland of Cloontyferagh, Parish of Kildress, County of Tyrone. Father: SAMUEL ECCLES (deceased) farmer

&

MARGARET STAUNTON full age spinster Townland of Ballyforlay, Parish of Lissane, County Derry. Father: JOHN STAUNTON farmer

Witnesses: WILLIAM CHARLES, Cookstown & JAMES STAUNTON, Ballyforley

#14

June 1 1847

WILLIAM HAPPER 25 years bachelor farmer Townland of Drumshanbo, Parish of Kildress, County Tyrone. Father: JOHN HAPPER farmer

&

MARY HENRY 21 years spinster Townland of Killycurragh, Parish Derryloran. Father: JAMES HENRY farmer

Witnesses: JAMES HAPPER & JAMES HENRY

#15

November 4 1847

JAMES CHARLES 23 years bachelor farmer Townland of Baltonanane, Parish of Kildress, County of Tyrone. Father: JOHN CHARLES farmer

&

ANN DALE 22 years spinster Townland of Ballinasollis, Parish of Kildress. Father: JAMES DALE farmer

Witnesses: JAMES CHARLES & THOMAS DALE

#16

June 6 1847

SAMUEL BRYSON 23 years bachelor labourer Townland of Loy, Parish of Derryloran. Father: SAMUEL BRYSON carman

&

MARGARET MOFFAT 25 years spinster Townland of Drumnacross, Parish of Kildress. Father: THOMAS MOFFAT farmer

Witnesses: JOSEPH BLACK & JOHN WHITE

#17

January 11 1848

WILLIAM MITCHEL 31 years widower labourer Drumnamalta, Parish of Kildress. Father: WILLIAM MITCHEL farmer

&

ANN HENRY 21 years spinster Drumnamalta, Parish of Kildress. Father: ROBERT HENRY farmer

Witnesses: WILLIAM HENRY & WILLIAM WRIGHT

#18

March 2 1848

WILLIAM DAVIDSON 23 years bachelor farmer Montuber, Parish of Kildress. Father: ROBT. DAVISON (sic) farmer

&

JANE HARKNESS full age spinster Creevah, Parish of Lissane. Father: JAMES HARKNESS farmer

Witnesses: JAMES T. THOMPSON & HUGH HARKNESS

#19

June 22 1848

WILLIAM HENRY 27 years bachelor farmer Townland of Montuber, Parish of Kildress. Father: THOMAS HENRY farmer

&

BESS GLASGOW 24 years spinster Townland of Killycurragh, Parish of Derryloran. Father: JOHN GLASGOW farmer

Witnesses: SILAS GLASGOW & THOS. DALE

#20

October 3 1848

ROBERT WOLF 21 years bachelor farmer Drum, Parish of Kildress. Father: SAMUEL WOLF farmer

&

ANNE HOPPER 21 years spinster Drumshanbo, Parish of Kildress. Father: HENRY HOPPER Farmer

Witnesses: GEORGE FORD & JAMES HOPPER

#21

January 18 1849

JAMES IRWIN 24 years bachelor farmer Knockaleery, Parish of Kildress. Father: JOSEPH IRWIN farmer

&

ELEANOR CANDERS 24 years spinster Drumshanbo, Parish of Kildress. Father: WILLIAM CANDERS farmer

Witnesses: GEORGE MILLER & JOSEPH CANDER

#22

February 1 1849

ROBERT HAPPER 30 years bachelor farmer Drumshanbo, Parish of Kildress. Father: JOHN HAPPER farmer

&

ISABELLA BLACK 23 years spinster Corkhill, Parish of Kildress. Father: WILLIAM BLACK farmer

Witnesses: JAMES BLACK & LITTLE BLACK

#23

March 13 1849

HENRY DOWDLE 21 years bachelor farmer Drumard, Parish of Ballinascreen, Co. Londonderry. Father: JOHN DOWDLE farmer

&

ISABELLA FERGUSON 16 years spinster Killycurragh, Parish of Derryloran. Father: ROBERT FERGUSON farmer

Witnesses: ALEXR. LYLE & ROBERT HENRY

#24

April 24 1849

JAMES HAPPER 21 years bachelor farmer Drumshanbo, Parish of Kildress. Father: HENRY HAPPER farmer

&

ELIZA HAPPER 16 years spinster Drumshanbo, Parish of Kildress. Father: ROBERT HAPPER farmer

Witnesses: JOHN HAPPER & WILLIAM HAPPER

#25

May 10 1849

STEPHEN SCHAMBERS 38 years widower Belfast, County of Antrim. Father: JOHN SCHAMBERS farmer

&

MARY GEDDES 32 years spinster Gortnagross, Parish of Kildress, County of Tyrone. Father: ANDREW GEDDES farmer

Witnesses: DOND. MACBEAN, Belfast & JOSEPH GEDDES, Gortnagross

#26

October 18 1849

JOHN PURVIS 22 years bachelor farmer Killymurphy, Parish of Donaghenry? Father: JOHN PURVIS farmer

&

RACHEL DAVISON 18 years spinster Montuber, Parish of Kildress. Father: ROBERT DAVISON farmer

Witnesses: FREDK. HARRIS & JOHN DAVISON

#27

November 17 1849

JAMES BLACK, Senr. 60 years widower farmer Tullinacross, Parish of Kildress. Father: ANDREW BLACK farmer

&

JANE HAMILTON 40 years spinster Drumshanbo, Parish of Kildress. Father: JAMES HAMILTON farmer

Witnesses: ANDREW BOLE & ELIZA BLACK

#28

November 21 1849

JOHN GALWAY, junr. 23 years widower farmer Tuberlane, Parish of Derryloran. Father: JOHN GALWAY farmer

&

NANCY STEWART 34 years widow Tuberlane, Parish of Derryloran. Father: DAVID ESPY farmer

Witnesses: JOHN BELL & JOHN GLASGOW McGOWAN

#29

March 28 1850

JOHN KIRK 22 years bachelor labourer Gortin, Parish of Upper Bodoney. Father: ARTHUR KIRK labourer

&

MARGARET MONTGOMERY 22 years spinster Gortreagh, Parish of Derryloran. Father: ROBERT MONTGOMERY farmer

Witnesses: JAMES WHITE, Orritor & JAMES McKOWN jun., Tamlet

#30

June 6 1850

SLOAN HENRY 21 years bachelor farmer Montuber, Parish of Kildress. Father: ROBERT HENRY farmer

&

MARGARET CONN 17 years spinster Drumnaglough, Parish of Kildress. Father: WILLIAM CONN farmer

Witnesses: JOHN HENRY & WILLIAM HENRY

#31

July 6? 1850

THOMAS HENRY 21 years bachelor farmer Montuber, Parish of Kildress. Father: THOMAS HENRY farmer

&

ISABELLA HENRY 17 years spinster Killycurragh, Parish of Derryloran. Father: JAMES HENRY farmer

Witnesses: JAMES HENRY & KING HENRY

#32

July 31 1850

WILLIAM ALLEN full age bachelor farmer Drumnaglogh, Parish of Kildress. Father: SAMUEL ALLEN farmer

&

MARTHA GLASGOW full age spinster Killykurragh, Parish of Derriloran. Father: HENRY GLASGOW farmer

Witnesses: SILAS GLASGOW, Killycurragh & GEORGE GLASGOW, Killycurragh

#33

August 16 1850

DAVID BROWN 26 years bachelor bleacher Drimlea, Parish of Kildress. Father: JAMES BROWN bleacher

&

MARGARET GLASGOW McGOWAN 22 years spinster Orritor, Parish of Kildress. Father: JOHN McGOWAN Presbyterian minister

Witnesses: S. McGOWAN & JOHN BROWN

#34

October 15 1850

JOHN SIMPSON 22 years bachelor labourer Tullycall, Parish of Derryloran. Father: JOHN SIMPSON farmer

&

SARAH McGAGHEY 21 years spinster Killycurragh, Parish of Derryloran. Father: JOHN McGAGHEY farmer

Witnesses: JAMES FERGUSON & ANDREW MACKENZIE

#35

October …? 1850

JAMES MILLAR 24 years bachelor dealer Cookstown, Parish of Derryloran. Father: THOMAS MILLAR car owner

&

ISABELLA ASTON 31 years widow innkeeper Cookstown, Parish of Derryloran. Father: JAMES CHARLES farmer

Witnesses: MATILDA ELIZABETH McGOWAN & JOHN GLASGOW McGOWAN

#36

October 16 1850

ROBERT HENRY 31 years bachelor farmer & linen lapper Drumnaglough, Parish of Kildress. Father: ROBERT HENRY farmer

&

MARY JANE BIGHAM 25 years spinster Drumnaglough, Parish of Kildress. Father: DAVID BIGHAM farmer & shopkeeper

Witnesses: WILLIAM CONN & JOHN GLASGOW McGOWAN

#37

October 28 1850

JOHN CRANSTON 29 years bachelor weaver Drumnaglough, Parish of Kildress. Father: JOHN CRANSTON farmer

&

MARY HOOD 18 years spinster Drumnaglough, Parish of Kildress. Father: WILLIAM HOOD farmer

Witnesses: THOMAS CHARLES & JAMES GLASGOW

#38

October 31 1850

JAMES FERGUSON 27 years bachelor farmer Killycurragh, Parish of Derryloran. Father: ROBERT FERGUSON farmer

&

JANE GLASGOW 22 years spinster Killycurragh, Parish of Derryloran. Father: DAVID FERGUSON farmer

Witnesses: JAMES GLASGOW & WILLIAM FERGUSON

#39

December 26 1850

GEORGE ECKELS 27 years bachelor millwright & carpenter Montuber, Parish of Kildress. Father: WILLIAM ECKELS farmer & pensioner

&

HANNA FERGUSON 27 years spinster Killycurragh, Parish of Derryloran. Father: WILLIAM FERGUSON farmer

Witnesses: JAMES HENRY & WILLIAM BOLE

#40

December 10 1850

JOHN BLACK 26 years bachelor farmer Corkhill, Parish of Kildress. Father: JOHN BLACK farmer

&

MARY REED 25 years spinster Cloontyferagh, Parish of Kildress. Father: ROBERT REED farmer

Witnesses: DANIEL STEEL & JAMES WIER?




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