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Inch Presbyterian Church, Inch Island, Co. Donegal, Ireland Marriages 1845-99

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

 

Extracted from numerous LDS FHL films of Civil Registration of Marriages in Ireland and IrishGenealogy.ie where copies of the original certificates may be downloaded at no cost

The condition of the original records and the quality of filming make transcription challenging and at times difficult. Where possible, the Inch tithe applotment book (1837) and Griffiths Valuation (c1858) have been consulted for confirmation of families and townland addresses. Original spelling has been retained.

Inch Presbyterian Church, in the townland of Carnaghan, Inch Island, Co. Donegal. Photo: Wikipedia

The Presbyterians of Inch Island, Co. Donegal, originally belonged to Burt congregation, but their island situation made it difficult to get regularly to worship on the mainland; it was even dangerous because of the tides. They were eventually formed into a separate charge within the Derry Presbytery in 1831, and they called Mr. Samuel Armour (lic. Belfast), as their first minister. He was ordained on 5 March 1833 and died on 11 June 1852. His successor, Mr. James Anderson (lic. Derry) was ordained on 22 Sept. 1852 and the congregation consisted of 22 families. Mr. Anderson died on 10 Nov. 1895; a man warm in his friendship and kindly in disposition. In 1896 the congregation was united with Fahan under the Rev. James McBride……………… (History of Congregations in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland 1610-1982 (PHSI, Belfast, 1982)

 

SOME PRE CIVIL REGISTRATION MARRIAGES

Date Marriage
September 21 1833 DOUGHERTY – RAMSAY. On the 10th inst., by the Rev. Samuel Armour, of Inch, Mr James Dougherty, to Miss Martha Ramsay, both of the same Place (Londonderry Sentinel)
November 10 1838 CRESWELL – ANDERSON. On Thursday, 1st inst., by the Rev. Samuel Armour, Mr John Creswell, of this City, merchant, to JANE, eldest daughter of Mr Thomas Anderson, of Inch (Londonderry Sentinel)
February 9 1839 MORRIN – CRESWELL. On Thursday 31st ult., by the Rev. Samuel Armour, Mr Andrew Morrin, Tullydish, near Buncrana, to Rebecca Jane, youngest daughter of the late Joseph Creswell, of Inch (Londonderry Sentinel)
June 1 1844 ANDERSON – CRAIG. At Bohullin, Inch, on Thursday last, by the Rev. Samuel Armour, Presbyterian Minister, Mr John Anderson, second son of Mr Nathaniel Anderson, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr John Craig, of the same Place (Londonderry Sentinel)
December 14 1844 WILSON – ANDERSON. On Tuesday last, at the house of the bride's father, by the Rev. Samuel Armour, Mr Robert Wilson, eldest son of Mr Thomas Wilson, Portlough, Newtowncunningham, to Hannah, second daughter of Mr Samuel Anderson, Bowarren, Inch (Londonderry Sentinel)


 

CIVIL REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES COMMENCED 1845

REGISTRATION DISTRICT OF LONDONDERRY

***ORIGINAL SPELLING HAS BEEN RETAINED***

No. Date Marriage
#1 July 24 1845

LOGAN – MCDOWELL. Samuel Logan full age bachelor farmer Grenshigh. Father: Samuel Logan farmer

&

Jane McDowell full age spinster Bayet. Father: John McDowell farmer

Witnesses: Andrew Wier & John McDowell

#2 July 24 1845

PORTER – PORTER. James Porter full age bachelor soldier Carrickanee. Father: John Porter farmer

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Elizabeth Porter full age spinster Carrickanee. Father: James Porter farmer

Witnesses: James McDowell & Robert Porter

#3 March 19 1846

ANDERSON – CRAIG. William Anderson full age bachelor farmer Castlequarter. Father: Nathaniel Anderson farmer

&

Mary Craig minor spinster Bohullin. Father: John Craig farmer

Witnesses: Thomas Craig & James Fleming

#4 August 10 1846

HODGE – RAMSAY. Samuel Hodge full age bachelor farmer Inch. Father: George Hodge farmer

&

Sarah Ramsay full age spinster Inch. Father: James Ramsay farmer

Witnesses: Robert Porter & James McDowell

#5 November 4 1847

ANDERSON – FLEMING. Joseph Anderson full age bachelor farmer Inch. Father: Thomas Anderson farmer

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Anne Fleming full age spinster Inch. Father: George Fleming farmer

Witnesses: Thomas Anderson & George Fleming

#6 August 22 1848

SCOTT – ANDERSON. Robert Scott full age bachelor farmer Muff, Co. Derry. Father: Robert Scott land steward

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Ann Anderson full age spinster Inch. Father: Samuel Anderson farmer

Witnesses: George Donaghy & Thomas Lockhart

#7 January 16 1849

DOUGHERTY – MCLAUGHLIN. Joseph Dougherty full age bachelor farmer Inch. Father: Owen Dougherty farmer

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Mary McLaughlin full age Inch. Father: William McLaughlin farmer

Witnesses: Thomas Creswell & Samuel Ewing

#8   Wanting
#9 February 26 1850

EWING – EWING. William Ewing full age bachelor farmer Carndonagh. Farmer: John Ewing farmer

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Mary Ewing full age spinster Inch. Father: Samuel Ewing smith

Witnesses: Anthony Wilkinson & Samuel Ewing

#10 March 6 1850

FLEMING –MCCLELLAND. John Fleming full age bachelor farmer Strahack. Father: James Fleming farmer

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Mary McClelland full age spinster Glack. Father: George McClelland farmer

Witnesses: Thomas Fleming & James Brown

#11 May 6 1850

PORTER – RAMSAY. Crawford Porter full age bachelor farmer Carrickanee. Father: James Porter farmer

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Agnes Ramsay full age spinster Carrickanee. Father: James Ramsay farmer

Witnesses: James Dougherty & Robert Ramsay

#12 March 6 1851

PORTER – FLEMING. Robert Porter full age bachelor farmer Ballyboe. Father: James Porter farmer

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Jane Fleming full age spinster Baylet. Father: William Fleming farmer

Witnesses: John McDowell & Thomas Creswell

#13   Wanting
#14 February 4 1858

FLEMING – MCDOWELL. John Fleming full age bachelor farmer Bowarren. Father: William Fleming farmer

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Elizabeth McDowell full age spinster Baylet. Father: William McDowell farmer

Witnesses: James McDowell & William Fleming

#15 June 2 1859

BELL – BRYCE. Joseph Bell full age bachelor labourer Carrickanee. Father: Jeremiah Bell labourer

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Catherine Brice full age spinster Kernahan. Father: William Brice carman

Witnesses: Samuel Fleming & James Brice

#16 June 2 1859

ELDER – SHARKEY. Robert Elder full age bachelor carpenter Drumgosker. Father: Samuel Elder farmer

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Elizabeth Sharkey full age spinster schoolmistress Carrickanee. Father: Alexander Sharkey farmer

Witnesses: William Loughry & Joseph Elder

#17 March 29 1860

PORTER – ANDERSON. Joseph Porter full age bachelor shopkeeper Londonderry Father: Andrew Porter farmer

&

Mary Anderson full age spinster Londonderry Father: Thomas Anderson farmer

Witnesses: John Anderson & John Bell

#18 April 10 1860

PORTER – CRESSWELL. John Porter full age bachelor servant Castlequarter Father: Andrew Porter servant

&

Rebecca Cresswell full age spinster Mill Father: Henry Cresswell servant

Witnesses: James Brice & David Cresswell

#19 July 15 1861

HODGE – CRAIG. Henry Hodge full age bachelor farmer Greenock. Father: James Hodge labourer

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Eliza Jane Craig full age spinster Carrickanee. Father: George Craig labourer

Witnesses: Samuel Fleming & James Brice

#20 January 9 1862

GALLAGHER – BELL. William Gallagher full age bachelor labourer Inch. Father: Hugh Gallagher labourer

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Margery Bell full age spinster Inch. Father: Jeremiah Bell labourer

Witnesses: James Brice & Thomas Bell

#21 May 22 1862

DOHERTY – HODGE. John Doherty full age bachelor labourer Grange. Father: James Doherty farmer

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Mary Anne Hodge full age spinster Carrickanee. Father: Andrew Hodge farmer

Witnesses: Thomas Craig & James Craig

#22 March 18 1869

FLEMING – BRYCE. Thomas Fleming full age bachelor farmer Baylet. Father: William Fleming farmer

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Elizabeth Bryce full age spinster Kernahan. Father: James Bryce farmer

Witnesses: James Porter & James Bryce

#23   Wanting
#24 October 12 1876

ANDERSON –CRAIG. John Craig Anderson full age bachelor farmer Castlequarter. Father: William Anderson farmer

&

Jane Creswell full age spinster Morass. Father: Thomas Creswell farmer

Witnesses: Andrew Porter & Samuel Swan

#25 August 17 1881

MILLER – ANDERSON Matthew Miller full age bachelor farmer Tully. Father: Matthew Miller farmer

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Sarah Anderson full age spinster Kernaghan. Father: John Anderson farmer

Witnesses: Andrew Porter & Thomas Creswell

#26 September 24 1885

ROULSTON –MCDOWELL. Robert Roulston full age bachelor merchant Waterloo Street, Derry. Father: Samuel Roulston farmer

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Maggie McDowell full age spinster Baylett, Inch. Father: John McDowell farmer

Witnesses: Thomas McDowell & John Fleming

#27 November 24 1889

MOORE – CRAIG. James Moore 34 years bachelor labourer Coshquin. Father: James Moore labourer

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Mary Jane Craig 23 years spinster domestic servant ……….? Burnfoot? Father: Samuel Craig labourer

Witnesses: David Craig & Maggie Craig

#27 July 31 1890

HAMILTON –ANDERSON. David Hamilton full age bachelor doctor Gort House, Fahan. Father: Andrew Hamilton doctor

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Lizzie Anderson full age spinster Burt. Father: James Anderson clergyman

Witnesses: Thomas Anderson & Thomas Creswell

#28 October 8 1891

MCMILLAN – ELDER. Samuel William McMillan full age bachelor Tamnareagh. Father: James McMillan farmer

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Annie Elder full age spinster The Grove. Father: Robert Elder farmer

Witnesses: William Patten & John Lamberton

#29 June 22 1893

CRESWELL –ANDERSON. Thomas Creswell full age bachelor farmer Moress, Inch. Father: Thomas Creswell farmer

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Emma Anderson full age spinster Castlequarter, Inch. Father: William Anderson farmer

Witnesses: Thomas Anderson & Thos. J. Anderson

#30   Wanting
#31   Wanting
#32 July 12 1899

GLENN – MCDOWELL. John Glenn full age bachelor farmer Carnamaddy, Burt. Father: Joseph Glenn farmer

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Charlotte McDowell full age spinster Baylett. Father: John McDowell farmer

Witnesses: Richard MacLean & Rachel H. Fleming


 

FURTHER MARRIAGES OF INCH RESIDENTS

St. Columb’s Cathedral, Londonderry

No. Date Marriage
#62 June 10 1850

FLEMING – FLEMING. Fitzgerald Fleming full age bachelor farmer Island of Inch. Father: James Fleming farmer

&

Jane Fleming full age spinster Templemore. Father: William Fleming farmer

Witnesses: William Fleming & Susan Philips


 

4th Derry Presbyterian Church, Londonderry

No. Date Marriage
#20 August 17 1855

EWING – HODGE. Samuel Ewing full age bachelor farmer Inch. Father: Robert Ewing farmer

&

Jane Hodge full age spinster Inch. Father: Andrew Hodge farmer

Witnesses: Robert Ewing & Andrew Hodge


 

2nd Derry Presbyterian Church, Londonderry

No. Date Marriage
#47 May 20 1875

CROTHERS – HODGE. James Crothers full age bachelor labourer Ballymoney, Burt. Father: John Crothers labourer

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Margaret Hodge full age spinster Baylet. Father: Thomas Hodge labourer

Witnesses: Joseph Hodge & Joseph Burnside


 

Burt Presbyterian Church

No. Date Marriage
#36 April 17 1862

SCOTT - CRESWELL. Thomas Scott full age bachelor farmer Bridgetown, Burt. Father: James Scott farmer

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Jane A. Creswell 19 years spinster Inch. Father: Henry Creswell farmer

Witnesses: Jamie Scott & William Porter

#64 August 12 1878

HODGE – CRAIG. Joseph Hodge full age bachelor labourer Baylet. Father: Thomas Hodge labourer

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Anne Craig full age spinster Carrickanee. Father: George Craig labourer

Witnesses: Robert Ewing & William McCorkell


 

Burt Parish Church

No. Date Marriage
#41 August 13 1875

MCMICHAEL – ANDERSON. William McMichael full age widower farmer Glack, Inch. Father: James McMichael farmer

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Mary C. Anderson full age spinster Kernahan, Inch. Father: John Anderson farmer

Witnesses: Mathers Miller & Thomas Cresswell