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Cunningham Families of Ardstraw & Urney Parishes 1777-1870


Cunningham Families of Ardstraw & Urney Parishes 1777-1870
Some Research Notes

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



TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOK: ARDSTRAW PARISH (1834)

ROBERT CUNNINGHAM (Churchtown)

WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM (Clady Halliday)

 

GRIFFITHS VALUATION OF IRELAND (1858)

ARDSTRAW PARISH:

ANDREW CUNNINGHAM (Carnkenny)

CALDWELL CUNNINGHAM (Tiveny) [Tievenny]

HUGH CUNNINGHAM (Envagh)

SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM (Ardstraw)

THOMAS CUNNINGHAM (Carnkenny)

THOMAS CUNNINGHAM (Milltown) (same person?)

URNEY PARISH:

MARGARET CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown)

ROBERT CUNNINGHAM (Magirr)

 

ABERCORN ESTATE: SURVEY AND VALUATION OF THE MANOR OF STRABANE 1777

WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown)

THOMAS CUNNINGHAM (Tullywhisker)

MATTHEW CUNNINGHAM (Doolan)

ABERCORN ESTATE: SURVEY AND VALUATION OF THE MANOR OF STRABANE 1806

William Cunningham (Liggartown)

Samuel CUNNINGHAM (Tullywhisker)

 

ABERCORN ESTATE: RENTAL FOR THE VALUATION OF THE MANOR OF STRABANE 1833

JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown) Annual rental 57.4.7

 

FLAX GROWERS’ LIST (SPINNING WHEEL PREMIUMS) 1796

THOMAS CUNNINGHAM (Urney Parish)

WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM (Ardstraw Parish)

LONDONDERRY SENTINEL 1829-69

July 18 1840:

Died on Saturday, after a tedious illness, MR JAMES CUNNINGHAM of Liggartown, near Strabane

March 14 1851:

Died at Liggartown, near Strabane, on the 9th inst at a very advanced age, ROBERT CUNNINGHAM, ESQ.

August 22 1856:

Died at Liggartown, on the 11th inst, ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM aged 75 years, daughter of the late WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM, ESQ.

June 8 1866:

Died June 6 at Liggartown, Strabane, MISS MARGARET CUNNINGHAM aged 91 years

July 20 1869:

Died July 15, Elizabeth, wife of MR ANDREW CUNNINGHAM, Ardstraw Bridge, county Tyrone

 

STRABANE MORNING POST (Extracts from Strabane and West Ulster in the 1800s – Faye L Logue (Strabane History Society, 2006)

September 18 1827:

First Cattle Show of the Strabane Branch of the North West Society:

Bulls: First Class – JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown)

January 18 1828:

Died on Saturday last, MRS CUNNINGHAM, relict of the late MR WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM of Liggartown, at the advanced age of 90 years

February 2 1828:

Ploughing Match of the Strabane Branch of the North West Society:

MR J. CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown) was a contestant

September 8 1829:

Show of Cattle: Strabane Branch of the North West Society:

Horses - Farmers’ Class: MR JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown)

Rams - Farmers’ Class: MR JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown)

Sows - Farmers’ Class: MR JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown)

September 6 1831:

Cattle Show of the Strabane Branch of the North West Society:

Brood Mares – Farmers’ Class: Premium of 1.5.0 to MR JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown)

Sows – Farmers’ Class: First Premium 10 shillings to MR JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown)

Butter: First Premium to MR JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown)

May 15 1832:

Signed testimonial presented to the Hon. and Right Rev. Richard Ponsonby D.D., Lord Bishop of Derry by the tenants of the Twelve Townlands of Ardstraw including ROBERT CUNNINGHAM

April 16 1834:

Testimonial presented to James Creighton Ball, Esq., of Shannon, Co Donegal including JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown)

May 6 1834:

Special Sessions under the New Road Act: list of those required to attend for jury duty including JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Liggartown)

June 16 1835:

Testimonial presented to Mr John Fyffe of Liggartown (Land Steward to the Marquis of Abercorn) including JAMES CUNNINGHAM

 

CIVIL REGISTRATION OF IRISH MARRIAGES: REGISTRATION DISTRICT OF STRABANE

CLADY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (ARDSTRAW PARISH, CO TYRONE)

#19: June 26 1851

William Long, full age, bachelor, farmer, Drummurphy, Donoughmore parish, Co Donegal. Father: William Long, farmer &

MARGARET CUNNINGHAM, minor, single, Churchtown, Urney parish. Father: SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM, farmer. Witnesses: Thomas Miller & Hugh White

#25: October 1 1852:

Johnson McCreery, minor, bachelor, farmer Drummurphy, Donoughmore parish, Co Donegal. Father: John McCreery, farmer (dead) &

MARGARET LONG (ALIAS CUNNINGHAM), minor, widow, Churchtown. Father: SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM, farmer (living). Witnesses: William Barkly & James McGhee

#31: March 16 1854:

Thomas McWilliams full age bachelor schoolmaster Clady Hill, parish of Ardstraw Father: Thomas McWilliams (living) schoolmaster &

MARY ANNE CUNNINGHAM full age spinster Churchtown, parish of Ardstraw Father: SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM (living) farmer. Witnesses: Andrew Hemphill & Hugh White

#34: November 15 1854:

JAMES? CUNNINGHAM full age bachelor farmer Churchtown. Father: SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM (living) farmer &

Catherine Colhoun full age spinster Urblereagh. Father: Adam Colhoun (living) farmer. Witnesses: James McGhee & William Barton

#47: November 15 1860:

John Colhoun full age bachelor farmer Urblereagh. Father: Adam Colhoun farmer (living) &

JANE CUNNINGHAM minor spinster Churchtown Father: SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM farmer (living) Witnesses: Robert Long & William Barton

 

FIRST ARDSTRAW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

#65 March 8 1855:

ANDREW CUNNINGHAM 21 bachelor Carnkenny. Father: DAVID CUNNINGHAM farmer &

Elizabeth Kerr 19 spinster Carnkenny Father: Joseph Kerr merchant Witnesses: Andrew Taylor & John Lafferty

 

URNEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

#78 January 24 1861:

Thomas Brown full age bachelor farmer Fern {Co. Donegal] Father: Benjamin Brown farmer &

SARAH CUNNINGHAM full age spinster Fyfin F=JAMES CUNNINGHAM farmer Witnesses: William Wauchob & John Thomas Brown

ALT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (URNEY PARISH, CO DONEGAL) [URNEY PARISH LIES IN BOTH TYRONE AND DONEGAL]

#9: April 15 1847

THOMAS CUNNINGHAM, minor, bachelor, farmer, Milltown, Ardstraw parish. Father: THOMAS CUNNINGHAM, farmer &

Eliza Jane Roulston, full age, spinster, Raws Upper, Donaghmore parish, Co Donegal. Father: James Roulston, farmer. Witnesses: William Crowe & Jeremiah Roulston

 

PRINTED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE PRESBYTERY OF STRABANE:

1862:

CLADY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:

Pews #1&2: S. CUNNINGHAM paid 10 shillings towards minister’s stipend

Pews #17&18: C. CUNNINGHAM paid 7 shillings ditto

1865:

FIRST ARDSTRAW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:

Pew #23: A. CUNNINGHAM paid 10 shillings stipend

PRINTED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE PRESBYTERY OF RAPHOE (CO DONEGAL)

1867:

ALT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:

JAMES CUNNINGHAM paid 12 shillings stipend




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