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Personal Announcements of Births, Marriages & Deaths, Kildress Parish, Co. Tyrone 1837-69

Personal Announcements Extracted From Insertions in Numerous Newspapers (as Indicated)
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

 

***ORIGINAL SPELLING HAS BEEN RETAINED***

 

KILDRESS BIRTHS

July 21 1860

WRAY. At Rose Cottage, Carnone, county Donegal, on the 7th inst., the wife of the Rev. Wm. Wray, Orritor, county Tyrone, of a daughter (Coleraine Chronicle)

December 21 1860

REID. December 14, at Kildress, county Tyrone, the wife of Mr. Robert Reid, of a son (Belfast Morning News)

January 3 1863

WRAY. At the Manse, Orritor, Cookstown, on the 30th ult., the wife of the Wm. Wray, of a son (Coleraine Chronicle)

September 8 1866

WRAY. September 5, at the Manse, Orritor, the wife of the Rev. William Wray, of a son (Londonderry Standard)

August 8 1868

WRAY. August 4, at the Manse, Orritor, Cookstown, the wife of the Rev. Wm. Wray, of a daughter (Londonderry Standard)


 

KILDRESS MARRIAGES

September 29 1837

BLACK-HENDERSON. On the 21st inst., by the Rev. Samuel Smyth, Presbyterian Minister of Draperstown, Mr. James Black, of Kildress, county Tyrone, to Matilda, second daughter of Mr. James Henderson, of Carnamoney, county of Londonderry (Belfast Newsletter)

August 28 1838

McGOWAN-BOYD. On the 14th instant, by the Rev. John Edmonds, of Sandholes, Mr. Hugh McGowan, of Orritor, to Ann Jane, only daughter of Mr. James Boyd, of Knockavady, and sister to Rev. Samuel Boyd, of Drogheda (Londonderry Journal)

August 8 1846

FORSYTHE-DAVIDSON. On the 25th ult., by the Rev. G. Magowan, Presbyterian Minister of Orritor, Mr. Andrew Forsythe, teacher of Gortnagross National School, to Miss Rebecca Davidson, teacher of Drumshanbo National Female School (Coleraine Chronicle)

September 2 1850

BROWN-GLASGOW. On the 16th inst., in the Presbyterian Church, Orritor, by the Rev. M. McMurray, Waringstown, co. Down, Mr. David Brown, Wellbrook, co. Tyrone, to Margaret Glasgow, eldest daughter of the Rev. J. G. McGowan, Orritor (Armagh Guardian)

February 7 1854

BROWN-McGOWAN. On the 2nd instant, in the Presbyterian Church, Orritor, John Brown, Esq., Greenvale, to Miss McGowan, daughter of the Rev. J. G. McGowan, Orritor (Banner of Ulster)

April 19 1856

GLASGOW-LITTLE. On the 15th inst., in the First Presbyterian Church, Cookstown, by the Rev. H. B. Wilson, Mr. Benjamin Glasgow, merchant, to Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. A. Little, Craigs, near Cookstown (Newry Telegraph)

December 5 1856

STEELE-HENRY. Nov. 20 in Orritor, Mr. Alexander Steele, Grange, Cookstown, to Martha, youngest daughter of Mr. John Henry, Muntober, Orritor (Armagh Guardian)

May 21 1857

GLASGOW-BELL. On the 11th instant, at the Presbyterian Church Orritor, by the Rev. Wm. Wray, Mr. James Glasgow, Killycurragh, to Rachel, eldest daughter of Mr. William Bell, Ballynasollus, Orritor (Londonderry Standard)

February 10 1858

MORRIS-EAGLESON. On the 2nd inst., in Clare Church, parish of Kildress, by the Rev. Richard Stewart, Rector of the Parish, Mr. Jas. Morris, of Tattykeel, to Miss Margaret Eagleson, of Drumshanbo (Londonderry Journal)

March 6 1858

BLACK-McCORD. February 27, at the First Presbyterian Church, Cookstown, by the Rev. William Wray, A.M., Orritor, Mr. Robert Black, Dodus [Doons], to Ellen, youngest daughter of the late Mr. James McCord, Corkhill, Orritor (Northern Whig)

April 7 1859

BOYD-MIDDLETON. March 9, in the Presbyterian, Orritor, by the Rev. Wm. Wray, A.M., Mr. Andrew Boyd, Rock, county Tyrone to Miss Ellen Middleton, Oaklands, Orritor (Londonderry Standard)

April 9 1859

GLASGOW-GLASGOW. At the Presbyterian Church, Orritor, on the 29th March, by the Rev. William Wray, A.M., Mr. David Glasgow, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Mr. David Glasgow, both of Killycurragh, Orritor (Coleraine Chronicle)

May 19 1859

DICKSON-SINCLAIR. May 12, in the Presbyterian Church, Draperstown, by the Rev. Samuel Smyth, Andrew Dickson, Esq., Orritor, to Margaret, second daughter of John Sinclair, Esq., Cavanreagh, Draperstown (Londonderry Standard)

May 29 1859

WRAY-McCURDY. May 24, at Donoughmore [Co. Donegal], the Rev. Wm. Wray, Orritor, Cookstown, to Katherine, second daughter of the late George McCurdy, Esq. Dungorman, Castlefin [Co. Donegal] (Londonderry Sentinel)

December 10 1859

WRAY-McCURDY. December 1, in the Presbyterian Church, Donoughmore [Co. Donegal], by the Rev. William Wray, A.M., Orritor, brother-in-law to the bride, Wm. John Wray, Esq., Rockfield, son of the late Rev. W. Wray, Buckna, County Antrim, to Mary E. McCurdy, Rose Cottage, Carnone, youngest daughter of the late George McCurdy, Esq., Dungorman, Castlefin [Co. Donegal] (Belfast Newsletter)

September 20 1860

MASSY-BRADY. September 18, at Kildress Church, County Tyrone, by the Rev. John Maunsell Massy, Incumbent of Killoghter, and brother of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. R. Stuart, Rector of the Parish, Major Hugh Massy, late Major 85th (King’s) Light Infantry, eldest son of the Hon. John Massy, to Augusta La Viscount, only child of Major Richardson Brady, late 1st Life Guards, of Oaklands, County Tyrone (Belfast Newsletter)

March 7 1860

REID-JOHNSTON. February 28, in Magherafelt [Co. Londonderry] Registry Office, by the Rev. W. S. Ferguson, Pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Grange, Mr. Robert Reid, Kildress, County Tyrone, to Margaret, third daughter of Mr. John Johnston, Dunarnon, County Derry (Belfast Mercury)

April 20 1860

GLASGOW-BOLE. April 12, in the Presbyterian Church, Orritor, by the Rev. William Wray, A.M., Mr. Thomas James Glasgow, Drumnaglough, to Frances, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Andrew Bole, Orritor, Cookstown (Belfast Morning News)

May 1 1860

McGOWAN-McGOWAN. April 26, in the Presbyterian Church, Orritor, by the Rev. Joseph Geddis, Mr. John McGowan, Portstewart [Co. Londonderry], to Ellen, fourth daughter of the Rev. John G. McGowan, Orritor, and granddaughter of the late Rev. John Glasgow, New Row, Coleraine (Northern Whig)

July 2 1861

McGOWAN-GIBSON. April 5, the residence of the bride’s brothers, Geelong [Victoria, Australia], by the Rev. Andrew Love, Samuel McGowan, Esq., son of the Rev. John G. McGowan, Orritor, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Maria, third daughter of Jas. Gibson, Esq., Ballyney, County Derry, Ireland (Northern Whig)

January 22 1863

CHARLES-FRAZER. Jan. 15, in the Presbyterian Church, Orritor, by the Rev. Wm. Wray, A. M., Richard Charles, Esq., merchant, London, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. John Frazer, Ballynasollus, Cookstown (Londonderry Standard)

November 5 1866

STUART-MASSY. November 1, by special license, at Oaklands, County Tyrone, by the Rev. Blackwood Price, cousin of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Richard Stewart, Rector of Kildress, and Rev. John Massy, Viscount Stuart, only son of the Earl and Countess of Castlestuart, of Stuart Hall, County Tyrone, to Augusta le Vicomte Massy Richardson, widow of Hugh Massy, late Major in her Majesty’s 85th Foot (Northern Whig)

April 3 1867

STEELE-BLACK. March 28, in the Presbyterian Church, Orritor, by the Rev. Samuel Black, Corrick, brother-in-law to the bride, assisted by the Rev. William Wray, A.M., A.M., Wm. Steele, Esq., Drumleagh, Gortin, to Mary Jane, youngest daughter of the late William Black, Esq., Derrinleagh, Orritor (Londonderry Standard)

June 26 1868

 

BLACK-GOURLEY. June 22, at the Presbyterian Church, Orritor, by the Rev. John Knox Leslie, Joseph Black to Annie, only daughter of Mr. John Gourley, Cookstown (Tyrone Constitution)

May 28 1869

LOUGHRAN-KELLY. May 20, in the Roman Catholic Church, Killyclogher, Cappagh, Omagh, by the Rev. M. McIvor, C.C., Mr. Patrick Loughran, Kildress, to Kate, youngest daughter of the late Mr. John Kelly, Cloughfin (Tyrone Constitution)

January 14 1870

McGOWAN-HENRY. Oct. 27, at Fern Dale [Victoria], Australia, by the Rev. Mr. Wilson, John Glasgow McGowan, second son of the late Rev. J. G. McGowan, Presbyterian minister, Orritor, county Tyrone, to Martha, fourth daughter of Robert Henry, Esq., Ferndale, Napoleons, Ballarat (Tyrone Constitution)


 

KILDRESS DEATHS

July 29 1842

CLUFF. On the 17th inst., after a short illness, Margaret, relict of the late Alexander Cluff, Esq., of Kildress, county Tyrone (Londonderry Sentinel)

April 10 1847

LUKE. On Monday, the 5th instant, at the residence of the Rev. J. G. McGowan, Orritor, Mary Ann, youngest daughter of the late John Luke, Esq., of this town (Ulster General Advertiser)

February 10 1849

CLUFF. On the 6th inst., at his residence, Kildress, in the Co. Tyrone, in the 57th year of his age, Richard, eldest son of the late Alexander Cluff, Esq., of same place (Londonderry Sentinel)

April 27 1853

CLUFF. On the 21st inst., after a painful illness, in the 47th year of her age, Eliza, wife of James Cluff, Esq., Kildress, county Tyrone (Londonderry Journal)

January 8 1857

HENRY. On the 31st ult., Mr. John Henry, Muntober, Orritor, aged 80 years (Londonderry Standard)

May 19 1858

O’NEILL. On the 8th inst., at the residence of her brother, Matthew McDonald, Gortreagh, Kildress, Anne O’Neill, relict of the late John O’Neill, of Drumshanbo, at the advanced age of 92 years. She always lived a most exemplary religious life, and was beloved and esteemed by all who knew her, which proved so by the very respectable and numerous attendance at her funeral (Londonderry Journal)

December 1 1858

LOUGHRAN. November 20, at his brother’s residence, Kinnigillion, parish of Kildress, Cookstown, of disease of the heart, Mr. Bartholomew Loughran, aged 85 years (Belfast Morning News)

December 4 1863

NOBBS. November 22, at Orritor, near Cookstown, Mrs Nobbs, aged 100 years (Tyrone Constitution)

March 5 1864

WRAY. February 26, at the Manse, Orritor, Cookstown, George Alexander, son of the Rev. Wm. Wray, aged 14 months (Londonderry Standard)

March 19 1864

CLUFF. March 11, at Warrenpoint [Co. Down], William, fourth son of the late Alexander Cluff, Esq., Kildress, Cookstown (Belfast Weekly News)

July 2 1864

RICHARDSON BRADY. The Funeral of the late Major [William Stewart] Richardson Brady – On the morning of the 20th inst., the remains of Major Richardson Brady, of Oaklands, County Tyrone, were deposited in the new family vault at Kildress Church. The tenantry on the Tyrone estates having expressed an earnest wish to pay their last respect to a landlord whom they loved, and who had spent the greater part of his life amongst them, assembled in great numbers and formed themselves into a long line of six deep, wearing scarves and hat-bands, preceded the funeral cortege to the Parish Church, where after a solemn service was concluded, an earnest and touching address was delivered by the Rev. Francis Allen, Curate of Kildress. The gentry for many miles on all sides attended and followed to the grave all that was mortal of one whom they had esteemed through life as a sincere friend and a high-minded, honourable gentleman (Belfast Weekly News)

May 11 1867

ALLEN. May 7, at his residence, Kildress, Cookstown, the Rev. Francis H. Allen, A.M. (Belfast Weekly News)

September 21 1867

McGOWAN. September 19, at his residence, Orritor, near Cookstown, the Rev. J. G. McGowan, Senior Minister of Orritor Presbyterian Congregation, aged 75 years (Belfast Weekly News)

July 8 1868

REID. June 30, at Kildress, near Cookstown, after a very short illness, Margaret, wife of Mr. Robert Reid, aged 29 years (Londonderry Standard)

March 3 1869

STEWART. February 24, at Drumshanbo, near Cookstown, the Rev. Richard Stewart, for fifty-six years Rector of Kildress, county Tyrone, aged 85 years (Londonderry Standard)

May 15 1869

CLUFF. May 7, at Glenarm [Co. Antrim], accidentally drowned while bathing, James Stanton Cluff, A.M., second son of James Cluff, Esq., Kildress, Cookstown, aged 27 years (Londonderry Standard)