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Crossroads Presbyterian Church, All Saints Parish, Co. Donegal, Ireland Marriages 1845-1875

PRONI Ref: MIC1P/259 40
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

Services began at Crossroads in May 1781 with clergy provided by the Antiburgher Seceding Synod of Scotland and the meeting house was erected in 1783: the first minister was the REV. WALTER GALBRAITH who shared his ministry with the congregation in Derry.

The following records of the congregation have been filmed by the staff of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Belfast, where they may be consulted: PRONI Ref: MIC1P/259 40

Baptisms 1811-1906

Marriages 1819 and 1845-1956

Deaths 1854-1903

Communicants’ lists 1854-1904

Session minutes 1859-85 and 1902-03

Stipend account book 1815-20

Church history c1780-1885

Additionally, the Crossroads Church website lists indexes of births, marriages and deaths.

Crossroads Presbyterian Church Garshooey, near Killea, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Photo credit: Louise Hamilton

 

The condition of these original civil registration marriage records and quality of filming have made transcription challenging and where possible the Allsaints tithe applotment book (1826) and Griffiths Valuation (c1860) have been consulted for confirmation of families and townland addresses.

# Date Marriage
#1 June 2 1845

William Barns full age bachelor farmer Ballymagrorty. Father: David Barns farmer

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Elizabeth Tays full age spinster Portlough. Father: William Tays farmer

Witnesses: Robert Dugall & James Mullan

#2 July 20 1845

Thomas Downey full age bachelor shoemaker Bohillion. Father: Thomas Downey farmer

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Mary Ann Henry full age spinster dressmaker Bohillion. Father: John Henry carpenter

Witnesses: Hugh Sweeny & John Downey

#3 September 10 1845

Joseph Walker full age bachelor labourer Bohillion. Father: Joseph Walker farmer

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Mary Ann Hay full age spinster Bohillion. Father: William Hay farmer

Witnesses: Hugh Sweeny & ……..? Williams

#4 November 10 1845

Robert Hunter full age bachelor labourer Gortanleave. Father: Thomas Hunter labourer

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Catherine Allison full age spinster Gortanleave. Witnesses: John Allison labourer

Witnesses: John Rogers & Thomas Canning

#5 December 11 1845

Adam Steel full age bachelor farmer Roughan. Father: Adam Steel farmer

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Elizabeth Chambers full age spinster Kildrum. Father: William Chambers farmer

Witnesses: John Chambers & William Fulton

#6 February 27 1846

Robert Hazlett full age bachelor Groarty. Father: Alexander Hazlett farmer

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Margaret Elliott full age spinster Groarty. Father: William Elliott farmer

Witnesses: William Neely & Robert Chambers

#7 March 12 1846

James Glass minor bachelor labourer Faghanvale. Father: James Glass labourer

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Margaret Neely minor spinster Liberty of Derry. Father: Matthew Neely labourer

Witnesses: William Tedlie & Robert Chambers

#8 April 9 1846

James McFahn full age bachelor carpenter Lesly Hill. Father: James McFahn miller

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Isabella Cannon full age spinster Sally Brook. Father: James Cannon labourer

Witnesses: Robert Armour & John Glen

#9 August 20 1846

Isaac Arbuckle full age bachelor labourer Listicle. Father: James Arbuckle labourer

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Jane Howie full age spinster Kilgort. Father: John Howie labourer

Witnesses: John Wark & Cunningham Porter

#10 November 30 1846

William Boyd full age bachelor labourer Listicle. Father: Wm. Boyd labourer

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Elizabeth McMonagle full age spinster Ballycushan. Father: Wm. McMonigle labourer

Father: James Risk & Isaac Arbucle

#11 December 17 1846

Hugh Martin full age bachelor clerk Derry. Father: Samuel Martin merchant

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Francis Irwine full age spinster Portlough. Father: William Irwine farmer

Witnesses: John Ferguson & Joseph Irwine

#12 January 7 1847

John Wright full age bachelor farmer Crieve. Father: John Wright farmer

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Eleanor Leathem full age seamstress Crieve. Father: James Leathem merchant

Father: Thomas Wright & Alexander Gallaugher

#13 February 18 1847

Ezekiel Galbraith full age bachelor Londonderry. Father: John Galbraith clerk

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Jane Delap full age spinster Corncammon. Father: Joseph Delap farmer

Witnesses: William Moore & James Galbraith

#14 August 28 1847

Thomas Kerr full age bachelor engineer Ashgrove. Father: Charles Kerr farmer

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Margaret Baird full age seamstress Cloughfin. Father: James Baird farmer

Witnesses: John Baird & Michael Carrol

#15 October 14 1847

John McCormick full age bachelor carpenter Tyroddy. Father: John McCormick labourer

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Mary Ann Monteith full age spinster Tyroddy. Father: James Monteith labourer

Witnesses: John Colhoun & Saml. McClelland

#16 November 21 1848

Andrew Speer full age bachelor farmer Ballybegley. Father: James Speer farmer

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Margaret Fisher full age spinster Liberty of Derry. Father: James Fisher farmer

Witnesses: Andrew Porter & John Moore

#17 January 4 1849

Michael Smyth full age bachelor labourer Garshooey. Father: William Smyth labourer

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Sarah Ann Wallace full age spinster Garshooey. Father: Samuel Wallace labourer

Witnesses: Robert Smiley & Henry Caldwell

#18 February 15 1849

Ninian Delap full age bachelor farmer Corncammon. Father: Joseph Delap farmer

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Sarah Ann Gallagher full age spinster Ruskey. Father: John Gallagher farmer

Witnesses: Alexander Gallagher & Joseph Delap

#19 August 9 1849

Joseph Bell full age bachelor farmer Birdstown. Father: Joseph Bell farmer

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Jane Burns full age spinster Garshooey. Father: Joseph Burns weaver

Witnesses: William Burns & William Quigley

#20 January 10 1850

James Lindsay full age bachelor labourer Lusticle. Father: William Lindsay labourer

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Margaret Howie full age seamstress Lusticle. Father: John Howie labourer

Witnesses: Isaac Arbuckle & Alexander Scott

#21 August 15 1850

William Clark full age bachelor farmer Aughter. Father: John Park farmer

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Mary Wilson full age spinster Portlough. Father: Joshua Wilson farmer

Witnesses: Alexander Gregg & George Clark

#22 January 31 1851

David McMonagle full age labourer Groarty, Parish of Templemoyle. Father: William McMonagle labourer

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Bethia McCorkell full age spinster Derry, Parish of Templemoyle. Father: Thomas McCorkell farmer

Witnesses: Robert Andrews & William Rankin

#23 June 13 1851

Samuel Smyth full age bachelor labourer Creeve, Parish of Allsaints. Father: David Smyth labourer

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Mary Marshall full age spinster Creeve, Parish of Allsaints. Father: John Marshall labourer

Witnesses: Thomas Walker & Alexander Marshall

#24 May 25 1852

Mitchell Bourke full age bachelor labourer Townland of Dooish. Father: James Bourke labourer

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Anne Hunter full age spinster Townland of Dooish. Father: Andrew Hunter labourer

Witnesses: George Hunter & Johnston Hunter

#25 June 29 1852

William Black full age bachelor labourer Garshooey. Father: Alexander Black labourer

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Mary Ann Brydon minor spinster Garshooey. Father: James Brydon farmer

Witnesses: Samuel Caldwell & John Leckey

#26 May 5 1853

Lindsay Mackey full age bachelor carpenter Black Bray. Father: William Mackey labourer

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Margaret Andrews full age spinster Molenan. Father: Joseph Andrews labourer

Witnesses: John Rankin & David Anderson

#27 August 18 1853

George Wilson full age bachelor farmer Bank of Lismochry, Parish of Ray. Father: John Wilson farmer

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Anne Jane Wilson full age spinster Portlough, Parish of Allsaints. Father: Joshua Wilson farmer

Witnesses: Boyd Wilson & Robert Roulstone

#28 January 26 1854

Robert Gallagher full age bachelor farmer Ruskey, Parish of Allsaints. Father: Anthony Gallagher farmer

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Rachel Fisher full age spinster Ballyougery, Parish of Templemore. Father: James Fisher farmer

Witnesses: Hugh Peoples & James Gallagher

#29 June 28 1855

James Witherow full age bachelor farmer St. Johnston. Father: Alexander Witherow farmer

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Eliza Mills full age spinster Ballougry, Upper Liberties of Derry. Father: Robert Mills farmer

Witnesses: William McClure & Wm. J. Foster

#30 August 16? 1855

Robert Edwards full age farmer Drumgowan, Burt. Father: Robert Edwards farmer

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Catharine Ellen Motherwell full spinster Munglass. Father: Caldwell Motherwell farmer

Witnesses: H. S. Hamilton & William Davison

#31 August 16 1855

Henry Platt full age bachelor grocer Fountain St., Derry. Father: Thomas Platt farmer

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Margaret Donnell full age spinster Fountain St., Derry. Father: William Donnell baker

Witnesses: John Platt & Ellen McCloskey

#32 March 19 1857

John Steel full age bachelor farmer Altaghaderry. Father: James Steel farmer

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Rebecca Anne Motherwell 17 years spinster Munglass. Father: Caldwell Motherwell farmer

Witnesses: John A. Osborne & Henry S. Hamilton

#33 March 26 1857

Samuel Burns 38 years bachelor labourer Garshuey. Father: Joseph Burns labourer

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Sarah Marshall 21 years spinster Creeve. Father: John Marshall carman

Witnesses: Robert Bell & Thomas Marshall

#34 August 27 1857

David Gilliland full age bachelor shoemaker Bonemaine. Father: Samuel Gilliland labourer

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Margaret Robinson full age spinster Bonemaine. Father: Samuel Robinson farmer

Witnesses: Thomas Canning & Samuel Robinson

#35 January 21 1858

John King full age bachelor labourer Leitrim. Father: David King labourer

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Eliza Wilson 19 years spinster Glentown. Father: William Wilson labourer

Witnesses: David Best & Joseph McGowan

#36 March 25 1858

Thomas McCain full age bachelor tradesman St. Johnston. Father: Thomas McCain labourer

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Anne Jane Delap full age spinster Corncammon. Father: Joseph Delap farmer

Witnesses: William McCain & Eliza Hunter

#37 August 19 1858

Samuel Robinson full age bachelor farmer Bonnemaine. Father: Samuel Robinson farmer

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Mary McCorkell full age spinster Carnamaddy. Father: William McCorkell labourer

Witnesses: John Gilliland & Mary Campbell

#38 February 24 1859

Matthew Neely full age bachelor labourer Rushfield. Father: William Neely labourer

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Eliza Jane Montgomery 17 years spinster Carrigans. Father: Robert Montgomery miller

Witnesses: William Killen & Mary Jane Neely

#39 May 31 1859

John Logan 22 years bachelor labourer Garshuey Father: Joseph Logan farmer

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Ellen McLaughlin 16 years spinster Garshuey Father: John McLaughlin labourer

Witnesses: illegible & Theodosia McDonnell?

#40 November 10 1859

John Wilson 23 years bachelor farmer Corncammon. Father: John Wilson farmer

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Dorcas Stewart 27 years spinster Derry. Father: James Stewart labourer

Witnesses: Ninian Delap & David Gallagher

#41 February 16 1860

John Colhoun 23 years bachelor labourer Leitrim. Father: David Colhoun labourer

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Sarah Shannon 19 years spinster Kildrum. Father: William Shannon shoemaker

Witnesses: James Anderson & Susanna Watson

#42 April 12 1860

Robert Crawford full age bachelor manufacturer Belfast. Father: John Crawford teacher

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Martha Gilliland full age spinster Derry. Father: David Gilliland farmer

Witnesses: Andrew Ramsay & David Gilliland

#43 April 12 1860

William Fisher full age bachelor farmer Ballyougry. Father: James Fisher farmer

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Margaret Gallagher full age spinster Ruskey. Father: Anthony Gallagher farmer

Witnesses: Alexander Crockett & Anne Craig

#44 April 19 1860

William Lamrock full age bachelor farmer Oghill. Father: James Lamrock farmer

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Eliza Wilson full age spinster Portlough. Father: John Wilson farmer

Witnesses: Robert Gilfillan & Alexander Wilson

#45 May 24 1860

William Lockhart full age bachelor farmer Ballylinn. Father: William Lockhart farmer

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Sarah Jane Fisher full age spinster Ballyougry. Father: James Fisher farmer

Witnesses: Robert Harvey & Isabella Pinkerton

#46 June 21 1860

James Gallagher full age bachelor farmer Ruskey. Father: Anthony Gallagher farmer

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Sarah Jane Gibson full age spinster Cloon. Father: James Gibson farmer

Witnesses: William Donaghey & Eliza A. Gibson

#47 August 16 1860

William McIntyre full age bachelor farmer Donnybrewer. Father: Alexander McIntyre farmer

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Jane Morrison full age spinster Kildrum. Father: John Morrison farmer

Witnesses: Joseph Morrison & Sarah O’Brien

#48 January 23 1862

Robert Bell full age bachelor farmer Moorview. Father: Thomas Bell farmer

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Margaret Clarke full age spinster Portlough. Father: Henry Clarke farmer

Witnesses: Samuel Bell & Mary Jane Clarke

#49 January 15 1863

John Morrison full age bachelor farmer Churchminister. Father: John Morrison farmer

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Margaret Morrison full age spinster Kildrum. Father: John Morrison farmer

Witnesses: Joseph Morrison & Isabella Watson

#50 April 2 1864

Archibald Noble 20 years bachelor labourer Garshuey. Father: Alexander Noble labourer

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Catherine Wills 19 years spinster Cloon. Father: John Wills labourer

Witnesses: John Wills & Robert Smiley

#51 June 30 1864

William Ovens full age widower farmer Drumanure. Father: James Ovens farmer

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Anne Wilson full age spinster Ruskey. Father: Thomas Wilson farmer

Witnesses: James Donaghey & John Ovens

#52 October 6 1864

James Culbert 23 years bachelor shoemaker Ardagh. Father: William Culbert soldier

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Eliza Delap 25 years spinster Corncammon. Father: Joseph Delap farmer

Witnesses: Joseph Dunlap & Margaret McGowan

#53 July 18 1865

Joseph Smiley full age bachelor merchant Derry. Father: John Smiley farmer

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Maria Kennedy full age spinster Derry. Father: George Kennedy clerk

Witnesses: Lavinia Kennedy & Robert Smiley

#54 February 15 1866

James Ekin full age bachelor farmer Derry. Father: John Ekin farmer

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Eliza Rankin 19 years spinster Castruse. Father: Matthew Rankin labourer

Witnesses: Richey Brooks & Maggie Gilliland

#55 May 14 1867

John Mason 22 years labourer Killea. Father: John Mason labourer

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Margaret Ann Rankin 17 years spinster Castruse. Father: Matthew Rankin labourer

Witnesses: William Rankin & Rebekah Mason

#56 June 6 1867

David Robinson 21 years bachelor labourer Bohillon. Father: James Robinson labourer

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Margaret Peoples 20 years spinster Drumbarnett. Father: William Peoples labourer

Witnesses: John McClean & Martha Mahon?

#57 August 29 1867

William Boyd 20 years bachelor labourer Lusticle. Father: James Boyd labourer

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Sarah Delap 18 years spinster Corncammon. Father: Joseph Delap farmer

Witnesses: James Cuthbert & Sarah McGowan

#58 January 7 1868

Andrew Walker 28 years bachelor farmer Drumlougher. Father: William Walker farmer

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Isabella Finlay 25 years spinster Lustikill. Father: Adam Finlay farmer

Witnesses: Thomas Finlay & William Walker

#59 April 28 1868

John Wallace full age bachelor clerk Derry. Father: John Wallace farmer

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Letitia Kennedy full age spinster Derry. Father: Widsom Kennedy head constable

Witnesses: David Gordon & Ellen Jane Gordon

#60 June 25 1868

Robert Smiley full age bachelor farmer Cloon. Father: John Smiley farmer

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Rachel Glenn full age spinster Moneymore. Father: James Glenn farmer

Witnesses: Samuel M. Kennedy & John J. Glenn

#61 November 19 1868

John Miller full age bachelor carpenter Carrowreagh. Father: Joseph Miller farmer

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Rebekah Edmiston full age spinster Ardnamohill. Father: William Edmiston farmer

Witnesses: James Millar & Samuel Campbell

#62 November 25 1869

John James Couser full age butler Burt. Father: James Couser farmer

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Anne Jane Allison full age Burt. Father: John Allison labourer

Witnesses: James Allison & Bella A. Hempton

#63 March 25 1870

David Caldwell full age bachelor farmer Gortnessy. Father: Jacob Caldwell farmer

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Rebekah Clarke full age spinster Portlough. Father: Henry Clarke farmer

Witnesses: James Caldwell & Lizzie Donaghey

#64 ? ?
#65 March 16 1871

Hugh Conway full age bachelor clerk Derry. Father: Hugh Conway grocer

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Fanny McGuire 18 years spinster Derry. Father: Thomas McGuire bailiff

Witnesses: William Barker & Agnes Jane Conway

#66 May 4 1871

Boyd Wilson full age bachelor farmer Portlough. Father: John Wilson farmer

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Rachel Moore full age spinster Toolett. Father: William Moore farmer

Witnesses: John Wilson & Catharine Ferguson

#67 May 25 1871

William Walsh full age bachelor merchant Waterside. Father: William Walsh farmer

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Sophia Ann Wardlaw full age spinster Derry. Father: Thos. Wardlaw landsteward

Witnesses: Thos. W. Wardlaw & Marianne Wardlaw

#68 June 30 1871

Andrew Millar 22 years bachelor carpenter Ballymagrorty. Father: Joseph Millar farmer

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Maria Cath. Edmiston 19 years spinster Dunmore. Father: William Edmiston farmer

Witnesses: William Walker & Maggie Jane Platt

#69 May 2 1872

Andrew Gilliland 34 years widower carpenter Tyroddy. Father: John Gilliland mason

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Jane McCormick 27 years Colemaciltrain. Father: Davis McCormick farmer

Witnesses: John Gilliland & James Forsythe

#70 May 30 1872

James Mason 22 years bachelor labourer Glassaugh. Father: James Mason labourer

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Mary Rankin 17 years spinster Castruse. Father: Matthew Rankin labourer

Witnesses: John Mason & Rebekah Wills

#71 November 19 1872

Samuel Holmes full age bachelor mechanic Ballymagrorty. Father: John Holmes mechanic

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Eliza Dunne full age spinster Glentown. Father: James Dunne farmer

Witnesses: James Dunne & Robert Holmes

#72 June 12 1873

William Walker full age bachelor carpenter Drumlougher. Father: William Walker farmer

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Eliza Jane Finlay full age spinster Lustikill. Father Adam Finlay farmer

Witnesses: Cunningham Duncan & Martha Finlay

#73 July 3 1873

Robert McCrea Chambers 27 years bachelor teacher of A. Institution, Derry Londonderry. Father: Rev. Moses Chambers Presbyterian Minister

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Rebecca Crockett 23 years spinster Drumnashier, Carrigans. Father: Alexander Crockett farmer

Minister: John Crockett

Witnesses: William McCrea & Thomas Crockett

#74 August 5 1874

William Long full age bachelor clerk Greenock, Scotland. Father: William Long labourer

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Mary Anne Parker minor spinster Kildrum, County Donegal. Father: John Parker farmer

Witnesses: John Long & Joseph Morrison

#75 December 29 1874

Hugh Irwin full age full age bachelor Presbyterian Minister Crossroads Manse. Father: Wm. Irwin farmer

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Sarah Crockett full age spinster Drumnashire. Father: Alex. Crockett farmer

Witnesses: John Crockett & Joseph Irwin

#76 November 30 1875

Thomas McGowan full age bachelor labourer Leitrim. Father: John McGowan boot or shoemaker

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Isabella Colhoun full age spinster Leitrim. Father: David Colhoun labourer

Witnesses: William McGowan & John Colhoun

#77   Cancelled
#78 December 16 1875

John McPherson full age bachelor joiner Manchester. Father: Wm. McPherson farmer

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Matilda Mason –? spinster Molenan. Father: David Mason (occ. not given

Witnesses: H.? McPherson & Margaret Jane Mason