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Donagheady Presbyterian Churches and Parishes
Donagheady  

by Rev. John Rutherford, B.A.

First published in 1953, Rev. Rutherford details the history of the area, topography and peoples of Donagheady with some early history of the Church as well. Chapters cover the old First Donagheady Presbyterian Church; then Second Donagheady Presbyterian Church and is followed by the New Church created in 1933 when the congregations merged. These chapters include detailed account of the ministers, congregations and elders.

Other chapters are Ratepayers of 1856; Donagheady Wills from List of Irish Wills; Strabane Muster Roll c.1630; Poll Book 1661; Hearth Money Rolls 1666 and others.

Over 110 pages. For more complete details, please see the Contents Page.

 
 
Price:
 CAD $8.95
       
             
Three Centuries of Life in a Tyrone parish. A History of Donagheady 1600 - 1900
DonagheadyRoulston  

This book tells the story of the parish of Donagheady and its families over three centuries. Donagheady occupies the most northerly portion of County Tyrone. It is a large parish, stretching from the River Foyle to the Sperrins. In the period covered by this study Donagheady experienced massive changes with the result that the parish in 1900 was a very different place from the one it had been in 1600. Through the Plantation and subsequent waves of migration in the seventeenth century, especially from Scotland, the character of much of the parish was transformed.

The creation and disintegration of the estate system in Donagheady is also charted in this volume and the fate and fortunes of the landowning families and their tenants is explored. The histories of the main religious denominations are covered, as well as the nature of rural society itself. Other chapters in this book examine the impact of the Great Famine on the parish, the development of the village of Dunnamanagh, attempts to improve educational provision, the rise and decline of rural industries, and the relationship between Donagheady and the wider world.

William Roulston is from the townland of Gortavea in the parish of Donagheady, and was raised on a farm that has been in his family’s possession since 1830. He is the Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation. His other books include 
The parishes of Leckpatrick and Dunnalong: their place in history (2000), Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors (2005), and Restoration Strabane, 1660-1714 (2007).

This e-book is every-word-searchable and includes Griffiths Valuation for the Parish. 390 pages

 
 
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 CAD $12.95
       
             
Strabane & West Ulster In The 1800s; Selections from The Strabane Morning Post
StrabanePost  

Strabane & West Ulster in the 1800s, is an in-depth look at the lives and time of people of all classes and creeds in the early decades of the 19th century. The information is extracted from the pages of the weekly newspaper, The Strabane Morning Post, and much previously unavailable material has now been brought into the public domain. Descriptions of floods, fevers and famines provide insights into

the problems of everyday life, while advertisements demonstrate the extent of economic activity and the range of products available to those who could afford to pay. The copious coverage of court cases sheds light on the extent of lawlessness and the severity of law enforcement while regional and parliamentary affairs are also highlighted.

This compilation is therefore both an entertaining examination of the foibles of a past age and a comprehensive source base for further analysis of key events and responses. It is a must for anyone interested in the everyday responses of ordinary people in their own environment to a rapidly changing world and a major addition for researchers and genealogists in unraveling an era in which evidential material has been difficult to locate. This limited edition publication should take pride of place among a range of local materials from West Ulster and provide endless hours of pleasurable engagement in the concerns of another age. Click for Full Index  About the Author

This e-book is every-word-searchable. Includes Introduction, Dedication, Preface, Appendix, Index. 428 pages

 
 
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 CAD $16.95
       
             
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