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Donnell Families of Strabane 1745-1870

Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com
 

Notes relating to Donnell families recorded in the parishes of Donagheady, Leckpatrick, Camus-juxta-Mourne & Urney, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

 

ABERCORN ESTATE RECORDS (PRONI, Belfast)

Account of Firearms in the Parish of Leckpatrick October 4 1745

WILLIAM DONNELL (1 good gun)

JAMES DONNELL (1 good gun)

 

Account of Firearms in the Manor of Donelong October 10 1745

JAMES DONALL of Culmacherry (1 fusie)

 

Abercorn Correspondence:

March 22 1752: Letter from James Colhoun, (agent) Strabane, to the Earl of Abercorn mentions JAMES DONNALL at Ballee

 

Survey and Valuation of the Manor of Cloghogall 1777

Castletown: JAMES DONNEL

Artigarvan: JAMES DONNEL

Ballee (Upper & Lower): JAMES DONNEL (probably the same tenant as these townlands are adjacent or lie close by)

 

Milltown (of Ballymagorry): WILLIAM DONEL

 

Rental for the Manor of Donelong 1787

Culmachery Middle #3: ROBERT DONNELL:

 

Rental for the Manor of Cloghogall 1794

Ballee: JAMES DONNELL, JOHN DONNELL & WILLIAM DONNELL

Ballymagorry: WILLIAM DONNELL

Castletown: SAMUEL DONNELL & JOHN DONNELL

 

Rental for the Manor of Cloghogall 1833

Artigarvan: THOMAS DONNELL

 

Ballee: WILLIAM & JOHN DONNELL (joint tenants)

 

Ballymagorry: ROBERT DONNELL & WILLIAM DONNELL

 

Castletown: JAMES & THOMAS DONNELL (joint tenants)

 

Tullyard: SARAH DONNELL

 

Woodend: SAMUEL DONNELL, WILLIAM DONNELL & EZEKIEL DONNELL

 

Strabane, Town Parks: ANDREW DONNELL (occupying tenant)

 

 

Manor of Donelong: Leases issued 1835 www.breadyancestry.com

Coolmaghery: ROBERT DONNELL

 

Rental for the Manor of Cloghogall 1848-56

Ballee: JAMES DONNELL, WILLIAM DONNELL Jun, WILLIAM DONNELL Sen,& CHARLES DONNELL

 

Ballymagorry: JOHN DONNELL, WILLIAM DONNELL

Castletown: SAMUEL DONNELL

Tullyard: WILLIAM & JAMES DONNELL (joint tenants)

Woodend: WIDOW DONNELL & THOMAS DONNELL

Strabane, Patrick Street: SAMUEL DONNELL

Strabane, Canal Basin: SAMUEL DONNELL

Strabane, Town Parks: SAMUEL DONNELL

 

FLAXGROWERS PREMIUMS 1796

Camus-juxta-Mourne Parish:

JAMES DONNELL (3 wheels)

Donagheady Parish:

JAMES DONNELL (2 wheels)

ROBERT DONNELL (1 wheel)

Leckpatrick Parish:

SAMUEL DONNELL (4 wheels)

JOHN DONNELL Sen (2 wheels)

WILLIAM DONNELL (2 wheels)

WILLIAM DONNELL (2 wheels)

JAMES DONNELL (2 wheels)

THOMAS DONNELL (2 wheels)

MARY DONNELL (1 wheel)

 

TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOKS

Leckpatrick parish (1827)

Artigarvan: THOMAS DONALD

 

Ballee: WILLIAM & JOHN DONALD

 

Ballymagorry: WIDOW & ROBERT DONALD

 

Castletown: JAMES & THOMAS DONNELLY

 

Tullyard (Upper): SARAH DONALD

Tullyard (Lower): CHARLES DONNELLY

Woodend: JOHN DONNELLY & James Graham, WILLIAM DONNALD, ELIZA DONNALD & W. Cummins

Camus-juxta-Mourne Parish (1828)

Calhame: JAMES DONNELL

 

GRIFFITHS VALUATION

Donagheady Parish (1858)

Gortmellan: WILLIAM DONNELL & HUGH DONNELL

Ballinamallaght: WILLIAM DONNELL & FANNY DONNELL

Leckpatrick Parish (1858)

Milltown: WILLIAM DONNELL

Ballymagorry: WILLIAM DONNELL, WILLIAM DONNELL Jun & JOHN DONNELL

Woodend: ELIZABETH DONNELL, THOMAS DONNELL & WILLIAM DONNELL

Tullyard: JAMES DONNELL (Ballee), JAMES DONNELL & WILLIAM DONNELL

Ballee: CHARLES DONNELL, JAMES DONNELL, WILLIAM DONNELL Sen & WILLIAM DONNELL Jun

Castletown: SAMUEL DONNELL & THOMAS DONNELL

Artigarvan: WILLIAM DONNELL

Strabane, Town Parks: SAMUEL DONNELL

Strabane, New Street: SAMUEL DONNELL

Strabane, Canal Basin: SAMUEL DONNELL

Strabane, Old Lifford Road: SAMUEL DONNELL

Camus-juxta-Mourne Parish (1858)

Drumnabuoy: JOHN DONNELL

Strabane, Town Parks: SAMUEL DONNELL & ELIZABETH DONNELL

Strabane, Shaws Lane: JAMES DONALD

Strabane, Castle Street: DAVID DONNELL

Urney Parish (1858)

Glentown: JOHN DONNELL

 

BURIAL RECORDS

Leckpatrick Old Burial Ground: Headstones

DONNELL:

MARGARET died 28 October 1798 aged 36 years

JAMES died 1 August 1845 aged 85

SAMUEL died 2 July 1875 aged 62 years

MARGARET died 28 October 1798 aged 36 years

MARGARET died 6 March 1842 aged 65 years

CHARLES died 24 April 1874 aged 75 years

MARY died 22 December 1876 aged 73 years

WILLIAM (Ballymagorry) died 1 April 1792 aged 74 years

ELIZABETH & MARY (daughters of the above)

WILLIAM died 25 February 1887

In addition there are further headstones indicating the burial places of the families residing at Ballee & Woodend (location only, no genealogical info)

Grange Burial Ground

(Graveyard of 1st & 2nd Donagheady Presbyterian Churches)

There are no DONNELL headstones, however a survey map of the graveyard

dated 1830 identifies the burial grounds of DONNELL families of

Coolmaghrey and Drumgauty

 

Directories

Pigot & Co’s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory 1824

STRABANE

Cart Makers: CHARLES DONNELL Main Street

 

New Directory for the City of Londonderry (including Strabane) 1839

Chandlers & Soapmakers:

JAMES DONNELL Main Street, Strabane

Publicans:

JOHN DONNELL Main Street, Strabane

 

NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS

Strabane Morning Post

Tuesday May 19 1829

Printed lists of applications of Freeholders to register for the right to vote (Ten Pound Freeholders)

ROBERT DONNEL - Belnamalagh (sic) [Ballinamallaght]

 

Tuesday June 15 1830

Married in Leckpatrick Church on Thursday last by the Rev. Francis Brownlow, Mr John Nelson of Holyhill to Miss MARY DONNELL, daughter of Mr DONNELL of Caldhame, near this town

 

Tuesday June 14 1831

Printed lists of applications of Freeholders to register for the right to vote (Ten Pound Freeholders)

ROBERT DONNELL – Coolmaghry

 

Tuesday January 13 1832

Married yesterday morning by the Rev. Stewart Hamilton, Mr John Andrews of Derry, to Miss MARIA DONNELL, daughter of Mr E. DONNELL of Strabane

 

Tuesday July 16 1833

Died suddenly on the evening of Friday last, Mr EZEKIEL DONNELL of this town, late of Woodend

 

Tuesday August 11 1835

Married yesterday by the Rev. Mr McDavitt, C. Curate of Strabane, HUGH DONNELL of Liskey to Betty Boyle of Liskey

 

Tuesday September 27 1836

Vestry meeting held in Strabane: ANDREW DONNELL – Churchwarden

 

Tuesday December 20 1836

Married on Thursday last at Magheracolton, Mr THOMAS DONNELL of Woodend, to Eliza, daughter of Mr Mathew McKee of said place

 

Londonderry Journal

23 April 1851

Married on 17th inst in the Presbyterian Church, Douglas by the Rev. James Alexander, Mr JAMES DONNELL, merchant, Newtownstewart to Margaret, 2nd daughter of Mr James Hamilton, Glennock, near Newtownstewart

 

Londonderry Sentinel

4 February 1832

Married on Monday last in Strabane by the Rev. Stewart Hamilton, Mr John Andrews of this City, cabinet maker, to Miss MARIA DONNELL, fourth daughter of Mr E. DONNELL, Strabane

 

3 March 1832

Married on Monday in Strabane by the Rev. Mr Porter, Mr Robert Gamble, to ELIZA, daughter of Mr EZEKIEL DONNELL, Strabane

 

29 September 1838

Married on the 24th inst by the Rev. Edward Atkinson, Curate of Strabane, SAMUEL DONNELL of Calhame, Esq., to Miss Anne Conway of Strabane

 

16 October 1841

Married on 13th inst by the Rev. Edward Atkinson in the Church of Strabane, Mr Robert Graham to MARGARET, 2nd daughter of Mr JAMES DONNELL, Calheme

 

23 May 1856

Died at Strabane on Tuesday last, Mr WILLIAM DONNELL aged 83

 

29 January 1858

Died on Sunday 24th inst in Strabane, MARIA, relict of the late EZEKIEL DONNELL Esq., Woodend, Strabane, after a long and painful illness, aged 78 years

 

10 June 1865

The Honourable Justice JOHN R. DONNELL. Died in Newbern, North Carolina on Saturday morning last, 15th October, aged 75 years. The son of JAMES DONNELL of Calhame, near Strabane, and brother of SAMUEL DONNELL, merchant in Strabane. He emigrated in 1799 at the age of ten years and since retirement has been living with his daughter in Newbern “The Raleigh, North Carolina, Conservative”

 

26 February 1867

Died January 27 at Ballee, ELLEN DONNELL, relict of the late James Porter Esq., Ballymagorry, aged 81 years

 

14 May 1869

Married May 13 at Strabane Church by the Rev. Mervyn Wilson, assisted by the Rev. R. Burroughs, J. A. Wallace Ferrin Esq., 8 Woodhouse(?) Terrace, Dublin, to JANE, eldest daughter of SAMUEL DONNELL Esq., Strabane

 

Londonderry Standard

26th December 1838

Address presented to David Smith Esq. MD, upon the occasion of resigning from the Donemana Dispensary: a long list of subscribers including:

ROBERT DONNELL

WILLIAM DONNELL

 

21 April 1841

Married on Thursday 8th inst at Londonderry Cathedral by the Rev. A. Boys, Mr WILLIAM DONNELL to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr William Adams, both of Ballymagorry

 

6 March 1844

Married on 29th February by the Rev. John Montieth of Donemana, Mr David Walker of Tyrconnelly to MARY, youngest daughter of Mr ROBERT DONNELL, Ballynamallard, Co. Tyrone

 

5 February 1845

Married in Strabane Church on 30th ult, Mr SAMUEL DONNELL, merchant to Susan, eldest daughter of Mr N. Sims of Strabane

 

6 March 1846

Married on 27th ult in Leckpatrick Church by the Rev. Thomas McClelland, Mr John Briggs, Ballymagory, to MARIA, daughter of Mr WILLIAM DONNELL, Ballee

 

27 August 1847

Mr W. DONNELL of Ballnarallow (sic) [Ballynamallaght] near Donemana, gratefully acknowledges to have received from his cousin William McKay Esq of South Beaver township, in Beaver County, State of Pennsylvania, the sum of twenty pounds and fourteen shillings, for the relief of the destitute in his neighbourhood which will be distributed according to the instructions contained in the kind letter of the donor

 

25 November 1852

Died at his residence, Ballinamallard (sic), near Donemana on Thursday 18th inst of scarletina, Mr JOHN DONNELL aged 40 years

 

Irish American (New York)

March 21 1857

Mr EZEKIEL DONNELL of New York, while lately on a visit to his relations at Ballee, having purchased the tenant-right of the large farm of Milltown, Ballymagorry, which he left in the hands of his father, his neighbours met on the 11th inst with 25 well-appointed ploughs, ploughed nearly all the ground intended for cropping this year

 

Donemana Relief Fund (National Archives, Dublin) RLFC 3/2/28/33

Donemana Famine Relief Fund 1847

List of subscribers: W. DONNELL

 

Derry Clergy and Parishes – Leslie (Enniskillen, 1937)

Leckpatrick Parish Notes:

THOMAS DONNELL: Churchwarden in 1718

Visitation of the Parish of Leckpatrick (1804)

WILLIAM DONNELL: Churchwarden

 

WILLS

WILLIAM DONNELL, Castletown, Leckpatrick 1782 (Derry will)

THOMAS DONNELL, Artigarvan, Leckpatrick 1842 (Prerogative will)

 

CHURCH RECORDS

 

Donagheady Parish Church www.breadyancestry.com

 

Baptisms 1697-1900:

10/5/1761 ROBERT DONNEL son of ROBERT & JANE, Ballinamallaght

24/2/1765 JOHN DONNEL son of WILLIAM & MARY, Carnagribben

24/3/1827 ELIZABETH DONNELL dau of JAMES & ELIZABETH, farmer, Donagheady

26/4/1829 SARAH DONNELL dau of JAMES & ELIZABETH, farmer, Donagheady

5/12/1830 SARAH JANE DONNELL dau of SAMUEL & MARY, farmer, Donagheady

11/12/1831 MARTHA DONNELL dau of JAMES & ELIZABETH, farmer, Donagheady

23/3/1834 ANNE DONNELL dau of JAMES & ELIZABETH, farmer, Donagheady

4/6/1837 MARY DONNEL dau of JAMES & MARY, farmer, Carnagribban

17/11/1839 JANE DONNELL dau of JAMES & ELIZABETH, farmer, Carnagribban

5/5/1842 (born 24/4/1842) MARY DONNELL dau of JAMES & ELIZABETH, farmer, Carnagribban

22/10/1843 JOHN DONNELL son of JAMES & MARY JANE, labourer, Carnagribban

17/4/1853 (born 3/4/1853) JOHN DONNELL natural son, mothers name CATHERINE DONNELL, Gortileck. Father: Andrew Dunn of Glennagourland, farmer

28/8/1864 (born 12/8/1864) ANNE DONNELL natural daughter, mothers name ANNE DONNELL, Carnagribban

 

Marriages 1826-1922:

21/2/1850 Robert Wilson F B Drain, farmer Father: Robert Wilson, farmer

& MARGARET DONNELL Minor, S Carnagribban Father: JAMES DONNELL, farmer

12/6/1855 WILLIAM DONNELL, F B Cullion, labourer Father: HUGH DONNELL, labourer & Jane McMinamin F S Lisdivin Father: William McMinamin, labourer

 

Burial Register 1698-1900:

18/2/1830 JAMES DONNELL 79 years, Donagheady

7/5/1847 SARAH DONNEL 17 years, Carnagribban

25(?)/6/185(?) JAMES DONNELL 65 years, Carnagribban

18/7/1856 JAIN DONNELL 16 years, Carnagribban

7/1/1861 MARTHA DONNELL 28 years, Carnagribban

1/4/1872 BETTY DONNELL 90 years, Carnagribban

 

Vestry Book 1698-1723:

2/4/1700 CHARLES DONNELL, Tamnaclare (sidesman)

22/4/1701 CHARLES DONNELL (signed)

22/4/1712 JOHN DONNELL, Tullakirie (sidesman)

11/4/1721 WILLIAM DONNELL, Coolmaghery (sidesman)

16/4/1723 WILIAM DONNELL, Coolmaghery (sidesman)

 

2nd Donagheady Presbyterian Church

 

Baptisms:

30/11/1836 WILLIAM JOHN son of JOSEPH, Coolmaghery, farmer

26/6/1866 ANNA DONNELL dau of JOHN, Carrickatain, labourer

 

Marriages:

December 5 1861

Thomas Cunningham F B Glenegourlin (Glennagourland), labourer Father: James Cunningham, labourer & MARTHA DONNELL Minor S Glenegourlin, Father: ROBERT DONNELL, labourer

 

December 25 1862

William Browne, Bynoan (Benowen), F B labourer, Father: John Brown, labourer

& CATHERINE DONNELL F S Bynoan, Father: ROBERT DONNELL, labourer

 

Elders: ROBERT DONNELL (1744) (Donagheady Presbyterian Churches and Parish – Rutherford, Belfast, 1953)

 

Printed Financial Statements – Pewholders (1863)

WILLIAM DONNELL

JOHN DONNELL

ROBERT DONNELL

Printed Financial Statements – Pewholders (1866)

WILLIAM DONNELL

JOHN DONNEL

Printed Financial Statements – Pewholders (1870)

WILLIAM DONNELL

 

Donemana Presbyterian Church

Printed Financial Statements – Pewholders (1863)

JOHN DONNELL (Secretary of the Committee)

MRS DONNELL

MISS DONNELL

JAMES DONNELL

WILLIAM DONNELL

Printed Financial Statements – Pewholders (1866)

JOHN DONNELL

MRS DONNELL

MISS DONNELL

JAMES DONNELL

WILLIAM DONNELL

ROBERT DONNELL

Printed Financial Statements – Pewholders (1870)

JOHN DONNELL

MRS DONNELL

MISS DONNELL

JAMES DONNELL

WILLIAM DONNELL

ROBERT DONNELL

 

Marriages:

#35 June 12 1851

HUGH DONNEL, full age, widower, farmer of Gobnascale. Father: SAMUEL DONNEL, farmer & Margaret Jane Eaton, full age, spinster of Ballyneanor. Father: Alexander Eaton, farmer

 

Leckpatrick Parish Church (St Patrick’s)

 

Marriages:

#1 6th January 1845

JOHN DONNELL, 35 years, bachelor, publican of Strabane. Father: THOMAS DONNELL, mason & ELIZABETH DONNELL, 32 years, spinster of Ballee. Father: JOHN DONNELL, farmer

 

#3 26 November 1845

JAMES DONNELL, 26 years, bachelor, labourer of Donaghedy. Father: WILLIAM DONNELL, mason & Jane Gamble, 22 years, spinster of Tullyard. Father: Robert Gamble, labourer

 

#4 27 February 1846

John Briggs, full age, bachelor, farmer of the parish of Leckpatrick. Father: William Briggs, farmer & MARIA DONNELL, full age, spinster of the parish of Leckpatrick. Father: WILLIAM DONNELL, farmer

 

#10 12 August 1847

WILLIAM DONNELL, full age, bachelor, tailor of Leckpatrick. Father: WILLIAM DONNELL, labourer & Rebecca Gibson, full age, spinster, Leckpatrick. Father: David Gibson, farmer

 

#15 25 February 1848

William Briggs, 21 years, bachelor, farmer of Ballymagorry. Father: William Briggs, farmer & MATILDA DONNELL, 22 years, spinster of Ballee. Father: WILLIAM DONNELL, farmer

 

Camus-juxta-Mourne Parish Church (Christ Church, Strabane)

 

Baptisms:

15/1/1814 JANE daughter of JAMES & MARY DONNELL, Callheme

 

Marriages:

Index to marriages (PRONI)

1813 CHARLES DONALY & Jane Mooney

1831 JAMES DONNEL & Marian Rodgers

1831 John Andrews & MARIA DONNELL

1841 Robert Graham & MARGARET DONNELL

1845 SAMUEL DONNELL & Susannah Simms

 

#25 8 September 1848

David Cunningham, full age, bachelor, painter of Strabane. Father: Joseph Cunningham, shoemaker & ELIZA DONNELL. Full age, spinster of Strabane. Father: DAVID DONNELL, sawyer

 

Vestry Minutes:

25 April 1842 Appointment of Valuators (for assessing Tithes)

JAMES DONNELL, Caldhame

 

Emigration records

Extracted from Irish Passenger Lists 1847-1871 – Mitchell (GPC)

1850: ROBERT DONNELL of Donaghadey sailed from Derry to Philadelphia on the “Barbara”