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Magilligan Parish, Co. Londonderry, Death Announcements 1776-1870

Extracted from personal announcements inserted in numerous newspapers including the Londonderry Journal, Strabane Morning Post, Londonderry Sentinel, Londonderry Standard et al
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia



April 9 1776 Died at Magilligan Henry McNeil aged 75 (Londonderry Journal)
January 13 1778 Died Hodgson Gage of Bellarena (buried at the old church yard in the Parish of Magilligan) (Londonderry Journal)
June 3 1783 Died at Magilligan Point Perrot Ennis (Londonderry Journal)
November 21 1807 On the 5th inst. at the advanced age of 110 years, Denis Hampson, the blind of Bard of Magilligan, of whom so interesting an account is given by Miss Owenson, in her elegant work, *The Wild Irish Girl”. A few hours before his death, he tuned his Harp, in order to have it in readiness to entertain Sir H. Bruce’s family, who were expected to pass that way in a few days, and were in the habit of stopping to hear his music, shortly after, however, he felt the approach of death, and calling his family around him, resigned his breath without a struggle, being in perfect possession of all his faculties to the last (Belfast Commercial Chronicle)
April 30 1808 During the last year, 45 persons, 19 males and 26 females, died in the United Kingdom, between the ages of 100 and 128 years [including] G. Humphrey, Magilligan, Ireland (Dublin Evening Post)
April 26 1825 At Magilligan Glebe house, on Monday, the 11th inst., in the 17th year of her age, and in a fervent humble hope of pardon and acceptance through the atoning blood of the Redeemer. Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the Rev. John Graham, Rector of Tamlaght Ard (Strabane Morning Post)
June 25 1825 At his residence in Magilligan, on the 8th inst., universally regretted, James Sheil, Esq. Deceased was of an ancient and highly respectable family, long settled in county Derry (Belfast Commercial Chronicle)
March 27 1827 MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. On Monday, the 12th, instant, about noon, during a heavy gale, as Archibald and William Clarke, were conveying Miss Margaret Cochrane across the ferry from Greencastle to Magilligan Point, when, within about a hundred yards of the Magilligan shore, the boat upset, and, awful to relate these three individuals were almost instantly consigned to a watery grave. A fourth person on board, a lad named John McKeevers, who had charge of the helm, narrowly escaped death, by climbing on the keel of the boat. - The two unfortunate brothers that perished were as expert and respectable boatmen, as any on our river. Their sudden death has involved their surviving relations in the deepest sorrow - One of them was only a few months married. - Miss Cochrane was an amiable and interesting young woman; she had been on a visit for some time at her brothers, Mr. William Cochran of Quigly’s Point, and was hasting home to her father, in Port-Rush, who was anxiously looking out for her return, when the dreadful catastrophe occurred. This, together with the numerous disastrous events of a similar nature, that have happened during the late tempestuous weather admonish us that “in the midst of life we are in death” and should remind us of the salutary advice of the Redeemer, who is himself a sure refuge from the storm - “Therefore be ye ready also, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh” (Strabane Morning Post)
December 12 1829 At Carrareagh, in Magilligan, on the 9th inst., deeply regretted by a large family and extensive circle of friends, Mrs. Sidney Reynolds, aged 75 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
November 12 1831 On the 30th ult., at his residence in Coleraine, Daniel O'Kane, Esq., merchant. He was interred at the family burying place in Magilligan (Londonderry Sentinel)
December 10 1831 In this City, on the 6th inst., Mrs. Catherine Gillespie, aged 78 years, relict of the late Joshua Gillespie, Esq., for several years Head Surgeon of the Hon. East India Company's Army, on the Madras Establishment. This lady was the direct descendant of the Rev. John Major, who was Rector of Tamlaghtard, in 1630, and the first Protestant Incumbent of that Parish (Londonderry Sentinel)
July 3 1832 MELANCHOLY EVENT. On Thursday, as four young men, two of them of this city, namely, James Callaghan and James McCandlass, the other two, brothers, of the name of Stirling, belonging to Moville, were crossing from the latter place to Downhill, the boat in which they were was capsized by a wave, close to the Magilligan shore, when Callaghan and one of the Stirlings were lost - the other two made the shore. The body of Callaghan has not been got - he was a painter, and a fine promising young man, of about 21 years of age. His unhappy fate is greatly regretted. Had there been an experienced person in the boat this could not have occurred. We hope it will be a warning to persons unaccustomed to boating (Strabane Morning Post)
January 4 1834 On the 29th ult., at Magilligan, Mr. George Robinson, farmer, aged 57 (Londonderry Sentinel)
March 13 1834 DEATH OF THE REV. JOHN GRAHAM, M.A. – At Magilligan Glebe, in the county of Londonderry, on the 6th instant, in the 70th year of his age, the Rev. John Graham, M.A., Rector of Tamlaghtard, leaving a large family to deplore the loss of one of the most affectionate of husbands and parents. We have prepared a biographical sketch of Mr. Graham, but must defer it, for want of space, till our next (Londonderry Standard)
March 22 1834 On the 8th inst., at his residence, Royal Canal Terrace, Dublin, of a tedious illness, Mr. Alexander Reynolds, aged 38, seventh son of Mr. Thomas Reynolds of Magilligan, county of Derry. By his death a vacancy occurs, he being a Common Councilman of the Shearmen and Dyers Corporation of Dublin (Londonderry Sentinel)
January 27 1838 On Friday the 19th inst., in the 69th year of his age, John McCurdy, Esq., of Ballymaclara, Magilligan. He was descended from Lachlane McCurdy, who served as an officer in the army of William III., from the relief of Londonderry, 1689, to the end of the war of the Revolution 1691, and was rewarded for his service with a grant of land near Dungiven, which continues in the family. Exemplary in his relations of husband and father, he was interred in the burying place in Tamlaghtard (Londonderry Sentinel)
January 27 1838 On the 19th inst., at the house of her son Mr. Thomas Ross, Magilligan, aged 92, Mrs. Ross, grandmother of Mr. Thomas Ross, of Dungiven (Londonderry Sentinel)
January 27 1838 On the 5th inst., at Cloney, in Magilligan, Mr. Henry Dogherty, son of Mr. William Dogherty, of that place, who departed this life on the 13th inst (Londonderry Sentinel)
February 10 1838 At Canareagh, Magilligan, on the 3rd inst., Mr. Thomas Reynolds, aged 88. In the various relations of husband, father, and friend, his worth can only be appreciated by those who were bound to him. He filled the situation of agent to the late Marcus and the present Connolly Gage, Esqrs., for their estates in the counties of Derry and Donegal (Londonderry Sentinel)
June 1 1839 On Thursday the 23rd ult., after a short but severe illness, Mrs. Thomas Church, of Ballymaclary, near Magilligan, in the 82nd year of her age (Londonderry Sentinel)
October 26 1839 At Benoan, Magilligan, in the 42nd year of his age, Mr. Dennis Bradley, of Coleraine (Londonderry Sentinel)
May 29 1841 At her house, in Ballymaclary, in Magilligan, in the 58th year of her age, on Thursday, the wife of Mr. William Campbell, daughter of Dr. Church. In early life she was attacked by a ferocious band of ruffians in the house of her aunt Mrs. Cust. These ruffians had committed great depredations in that part of the country with impunity for a considerable time. Upon subsequent apprehension and trial she had identified one of the ruffians who was later executed, this broke up the band of robbers (Londonderry Sentinel)
July 31 1841 On Wednesday, the 14th inst., Mr. Robert Martin, of Magilligan, carpenter. His remains were attended to the parish church on Friday by a large concourse of relatives and neighbours (Londonderry Sentinel)
August 21 1841 On the 21st ult., aged 82 years, Mr. William Sinton, of Aughtemoyle, Magilligan (Londonderry Sentinel)
November 6 1841 On the 13th ult., at Ballymaclary, in Magilligan, aged 87 years, Thomas Church, Esq., much respected and regarded by all who knew him. His remains were interred in the parish churchyard on the ensuing Friday (Londonderry Sentinel)
December 11 1841 In this City, on the 30th ult., in the 17th year of her age, Catherine Lecky, youngest daughter of the late Henry Cust, Esq., of Magilligan, county Londonderry (Londonderry Sentinel)
February 19 1842 At Ballymulholland, Magilligan, on the 9th ult., Mr. James Smith, after a tedious illness of eighteen months, which he submitted to in a most Christian like manner to the last, with the blessed hope of everlasting happiness (Londonderry Sentinel)
February 22 1842 In Sackville Street, in this City, on Saturday, 12th inst., Jane, relict of the late James F. McGee, Esq., of Trinidad and Belfast, and third daughter of the late Rev. David Christie, rector of Tamlaghtard, Magilligan, in the diocese of Derry (Londonderry Standard)
February 22 1842 At Ballymulholland, Magilligan, on the 9th ult., Mr. James Smith, after a tedious illness of eighteen months, which he submitted to in a most Christian-like manner to the last, with the blessed hope of everlasting happiness (Londonderry Standard)
March 18 1843 On Wednesday, the 8th inst., at Tamlaght, in Magilligan, the widow of the late Mr. David Connel, of that townland, aged 87 years, she was interred in the parish graveyard of Aughanloo (Londonderry Sentinel)
April 1 1843 On the 17th ult., Mrs. Margaret Sherrard, the beloved wife of Mr. James Sherrard, of Drummond, in Magilligan, the mother of many respectable sons and daughters (Londonderry Sentinel)
May 6 1843 On Monday last, at her residence in this City, in the 77th year of her age, Mrs. Christie, relict of the late Rev. David Christie, Rector of Tamlaghtard, in the Diocese of Derry (Londonderry Sentinel)
November 2 1844 At his residence Magilligan, on the 10th October, aged 91, John Church, Esq., who was 30 years Surgeon Major in the service of his late Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of Russia (Londonderry Sentinel)
March 8 1845 In Pump Street, in this City, on the 7th inst., of paralysis, Mrs. Elizabeth Graham, youngest daughter of the late William Johnson, Esq., of Greaves, in the county of Limerick, and widow of the late Rev. John Graham, M.A., late of Magilligan Glebe, in the county of Londonderry, and Rector of Tamlaghtard (Londonderry Sentinel)
March 15 1845 On the 12th inst., of Typhus fever, in Newtownlimavady, William McWilliams, letter-carrier, for two years and a half schoolmaster in the Workhouse, and lately of the parish school of Magilligan, a young man highly esteemed by all who knew him, cut off in the prime of life, yet his bereaved father, and afflicted brothers, have not to sorrow as those who have no hope. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord” (Coleraine Chronicle)
July 11 1846 On the 24th ult., at the residence of her son Newtownlimavady, Amelia, relict of the late Mr. Neil McGeehan, Magilligan (Londonderry Sentinel)
June 12 1847 At Ballyquin, the residence of her son, Catharine, relict of the late Mr. John Mulholland, Benone, Magilligan, aged 78 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
April 22 1848 April 16th, at Mountmellick, of rapid pulmonary consumption, in her 23rd year, Mary, youngest daughter of the late Rev. John Graham, Rector of Tamlaghtard, in the diocese of Derry (Londonderry Sentinel)
May 20 1848 On Sunday, the 14th inst., at the Waterside, Londonderry, the residence of his sister, Mrs. Lindsay, David Christie, Esq., Liverpool, only surviving son of the late Rev. David Christie, Rector of Magilligan (Londonderry Sentinel)
July 29 1848 On Monday, the 24th inst., at her residence, Elizabeth, relict of the late Jacob Forsyth, Esq., Magilligan, in the 84th year of her age (Coleraine Chronicle)
October 19 1849 On the 8th inst, Mrs. William Ross, of Ballymulholland, Magilligan, much and deservedly regretted. She was kind and friendly to people of every denomination (Londonderry Sentinel)
October 20 1849 On the 15th inst., in the Presbyterian Church, Magilligan, by the Rev. Samuel Butler, Mr. Wm. Redgate, to Miss Mary McCumins, both of the parish of Tamlaghtard (Coleraine Chronicle)
August 9 1850 At Carrowreagh, parish of Tamlaghtard, aged 62, James Reynolds, Esq., universally regretted (Londonderry Sentinel)
August 16 1850 On the 11th inst., at the house of her brother the Rev. Richard Graham , of Newry, Anne, eldest daughter of the late Rev. John Graham, Rector of Tamlaghtard, in the Diocese of Derry (Londonderry Sentinel)
August 30 1850 On the 21st inst., at Magilligan, Robert Linton, son of John Linton, Esq., of Aughtamoyle, aged 17 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
December 6 1850 On the 23rd ult., aged 67 years, Elizabeth, wife of the Rev. Samuel Butler, Magilligan (Londonderry Sentinel)
June 20 1851 On the 11th inst., at his residence in Masterague, near Coleraine, Mr. Daniel O'Doherty, brother to the Rev. Edward O'Doherty, P.P., Magilligan (Londonderry Sentinel)
February 23 1853 At Aughill, Magilligan, on the 9th inst., after only a few weeks’ illness, Miss Margaret Ross, aged 34 years, daughter of the late Mr. George Ross (Londonderry Journal)
June 9 1854 On the 5th inst., at Newtownlimavady, Mr. John Connell, merchant. He was laid to rest in the graveyard at Magilligan (Londonderry Sentinel)
October 13 1854 On Friday last, James Morrison, of Turcriven, townland of Gortmore, Parish of Magilligan, was drawing some flax to a scutching mill, when he fell and was fatally injured. He lingered until Saturday evening. On Monday at the inquest, the jury returned a verdict of death from injury to the spine. He has left a widow and several children to mourn his loss (Londonderry Sentinel)
August 3 1855 On the 20th ult., at Ballyleighry, after a lingering illness, Mr. Matthew Taite, aged 91 years. He was much respected at Magilligan, where his ancestors had resided for nearly a century and a half (Londonderry Sentinel)
August 3 1855 On the 21st July, Mr. William Fleming, of Drumnahay, aged 83 years, for forty years he was a ruling elder in the Congregation of Magilligan (Londonderry Sentinel)
July 10 1857 On Saturday, the 4th inst., James Davis of Tamlaghtard, parish of Magilligan, hung himself in a stable, he had been unwell for some time. On the previous Thursday he had gone into Newtownlimavady and had lifted £20, with the intention of going to an asylum in Glasgow for treatment. An inquest was held on Monday, the 6th inst., before William Lane, Esq., M.D., and a jury of neighbours, a verdict was returned in accordance with the facts. He was 49 years of age, and unmarried (Londonderry Sentinel)
November 6 1857 On the 29th ult., at Lenamore, Magilligan, Mr. John Kane, aged 88 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
November 27 1857 On the 15th inst., at Jamestown, Sidney Jane, third daughter of the late William Connolly Sheill, Esq., Tamlaght, Magilligan, county Derry (Londonderry Sentinel)
December 4 1857 On the 2nd inst., at his residence, Newholland, Magilligan, Mr. Charles Begley, aged 80 years. His remains will be removed for interment, in the family burying ground, Magilligan, Church Yard, on Saturday morning, the 5th inst., at eleven o'clock (Londonderry Sentinel)
June 19 1858 At Ballyleighry, Magilligan, on 30th ultimo, aged 17 years, Mary, second daughter of Mr. Henry Brewster (Coleraine Chronicle)
October 28 1858 October 17, Jane, the wife Mr. Alexander Caldwell, Ballyleighry, Magilligan. Her long-continued afflictions were borne with Christian resignation, and her latter end was peace (Londonderry Standard)
October 29 1858 On the 26th inst., at Oughtymore, near Magilligan, Mr. George Doherty, aged 78 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
December 18 1858 At Ballyreagh, parish of Ballywillan, on the 15th instant, Olivia, daughter of the late Mr. Hodson Cust, farmer, Magilligan, aged 89 years (Coleraine Chronicle)
June 19 1858 At Minerna, Magilligan, on 1st June, after a lengthened illness, Edward Dogherty, aged 85 years (Coleraine Chronicle)
October 30 1858 At Oughtymore, Magilligan, on the 26th inst., Mr. George Doherty, aged 78 years (Coleraine Chronicle)
October 30 1858 At Ballyleighry, Magilligan, October 17, Jane, wife of Mr. Alexander Caldwell (Coleraine Chronicle)
January 7 1859 Died, in the Main Street of this town (Newtownlimavady), on Saturday last, Miss Amelia Ross, at the great age of 117 years, being born about the year 1741, in the parish of Magilligan, where her ancestors and their descendants have resided for centuries. Her father, however, with his family, became residents in Newtownlimavady about 110 years ago, during which period she was never known to have been absent from the same Place for any length of time. Two of her ancestors, by the maternal side, appear to have been Rectors of the above named Parish, viz., the Rev. Mr. Lees and the Rev. Mr. Racey. The latter was her grandfather. The mental faculties of the deceased remained pretty clear almost to the last, and her memory was wonderful, she having mentioned events which took place at Newtownlimavady more than a century ago, such as the rebuilding of the Parish Church of Drumachose. She lived in the reigns of five sovereigns of Great Britain and Ireland, and was, probably, at the time of her death, the oldest of all her Majesty's subjects (Londonderry Sentinel)
February 18 1859 February 9, at Ballymagoland, Magilligan, Jane, relict of the late Alexander McCracken, at the advanced age of 95 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
August 12 1859 August 2, at Ballycurton, Magilligan, Robert, youngest son of the late Benjamin Love, Esq (Londonderry Sentinel)
October 14 1859 On the 5th inst., Mary, relict of the late Mr. John Moody, Gortmore, Magilligan, aged 71 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
December 14 1860 November 28, at his residence, Tamlaght, Magilligan, Mr. David Connell, aged 78 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
March 15 1861 February 28, at his residence, Ballymulholland, Magilligan, Mr. William Ross, in the 85th year of his age (Londonderry Sentinel)
April 19 1861 April 11, Isaac, son of Mr. Samuel Allison, Drumnata, Magilligan (Londonderry Sentinel)
January 17 1862 January 8, the Rev. Samuel Butler, Presbyterian Minister of Magilligan, aged 83 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
August 8 1862 At Dublin, in the 20th year of her age, Francis Ewing, second daughter of Mr. John Graham, and grand-daughter of the late Rev. John Graham, Rector of Tamlaghtard, Diocese of Derry (Londonderry Sentinel)
March 5 1863 SUDDEN DEATH. – George Magee, of Magilligan, aged 40 years, had been in town on the 25th ult., on his way home he went to a neighbour’s house called Campbell, sat down upon a chair, and appeared to have fallen asleep. On going to awake him, they found him dead. An inquest was held by William Lane, Esq., M.D., Coroner, when the jury found that deceased came by his death from the bursting of a blood-vessel internally (Londonderry Standard)
April 17 1863 April 4, at Oughtymore, Magilligan, Mr. William Doherty, aged 43 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
October 3 1863 At Ballyhenry, Magilligan, on the 25th ult., Mrs Israel Martin, aged 67 years (Coleraine Chronicle)
November 3 1863 October 25, aged 19 years, James, son of Mr. James Cunningham, Magilligan (Londonderry Sentinel)
January 12 1864 January 5, Samuel Turbitt, son of Mr. John Linton, of Oughtymoyle, Magilligan, aged 17 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
January 24 1865 On the 13th January, Catherine, daughter of Mr. Richard Cramsie, Magilligan (Londonderry Sentinel)
January 27 1865 On the 24th December, at Newport, Nova Scotia, Mr. John Allison, formerly of Magilligan, aged 62 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
February 1 1867 January 25, at Ballymulholland, Magilligan, Mr. Thomas Ross, aged 86 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
May 10 1867 At Ballymaclary, Magilligan, Sophia Matilda, relict of the late Mr. John McCurdy, in her 85th year (Londonderry Sentinel)
March 3 1868 February 22, at his residence, Doaghs, Magilligan, Mr. Richard Ross, aged 54 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
October 3 1868 Sept. 30, at the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. Jas. Gillespie, 41, Bishop-street, Derry, Miss Mary Cramsie, Magilligan, aged 74 years (Londonderry Standard)
January 20 1869 January 17, at Lenamore, Magilligan, Margaret, wife of Mr. William Kane, aged 60 years (Londonderry Standard)
April 9 1869 April 5, at Tamlaght, Magilligan, Mary, relict of the late Mr. David Connell, aged 76 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
July 10 1869 At the residence of her son, Claggan, Magilligan, on the 6th inst., Mary, relict of the late Mr. James McLoughlin, (and mother of Messrs. Patrick and John McLoughlin, Coleraine), aged 88 years (Coleraine Chronicle)
October 5 1869 Sept. 14, at Wilmington, Delaware, America, Jane Eliza, the dearly beloved wife of Mr. John Graham, formerly of Coleraine, and second daughter of the late Charles Begley, Esq., of New Holland, Magilligan, aged 22 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
November 12 1869 Nov. 8, at Portrush, Sarah, daughter of the late Rev. David Christie, Rector of Tamlaghtard, diocese of Derry (Londonderry Sentinel)
February 26 1870 Feb. 17, George, second son of the late Mr. Andrew McCracken, Doaghs, Magilligan, aged 19 years (Londonderry Journal)
August27 1870 August 16, in Tamlaghtard, Sarah, eldest daughter of Mr. Owens, of Rusky (Londonderry Standard)
September 10 1870 August 28, at his residence, Castle Dunerun, Magilligan, Mr. Hugh McLaughlin, aged 58 years (Londonderry Standard)
November 9 1870 Nov. 2, at Ballyleighry, Magilligan, Anne, the wife of Mr. Henry Brewster, aged 59 years (Londonderry Journal)
December 24 1870 Dec. 19, at his residence, Balllyleighery, Magilligan, Mr. John Brewster, aged 74 years (Londonderry Journal)