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I have used the 1901 and 1911 census, as well as available wills, to shed some light on the inhabitants of Urker in the late 1880s. My purpose in assembling this information, is to learn more about the nearby neighbours of the JACKSONs of Urker. Sir Thomas JACKSON (1841-1915) had a deep and abiding affection for the families who were part of his experience as a child growing up at Urker. Had his wife been amenable, he would have retired there. After he was successful as a banker in Hong Kong, he gave money to help some of old childhood friends build and/or repair their houses.

This is a work in progress - I hope to learn more from others. Plus there will be more to come from my end. Many of these names trace back to earlier records of 1766.
Sharon Oddie Brown. June 25, 2017

 

Lessors in Urker in Griffiths and Valuation Revisions

 

  • NOTE: Some of the changes in ownership were hard to decipher. For anyone whose research demands absolute accuracy, I suggest viewing either the physical records at PRONI, or the digital versions of the Valuation Revision books.
  • NOTE: Both the ROWLANDs and LARGEYs also either lived or leased land in Tullyvallen. I am tracking other such connections with the JACKSONs and JOHNSTONs.

 

Os Ref

Lessee/Occupant

Forename

Lessor

Acres

Notes Strikethroughs reflect changes in the record. Italics indicate my additions from other sources.

1

Largy

Largy

Wade

Hugh

Michael

Patrick

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

15.3.20

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL. NOTE: Thomas Prideaux BALL (1796-1869)

NOTE: The Will of Michael Largey junior late of Cloghoge County Armagh Farmer deceased who died 1 May 1876 at same place was proved at Armagh by the oaths of Michael Largey senior of Cloghoge and Thomas Garvey of Tullyvallen (Culleyhanna) County Armagh Farmers the Executors. And then: The Will of Michael Largey late of Collone County Armagh Farmer who died 22 January 1885 at same place was proved at Armagh by Mary Hart of Collone Spinster one of the Executors. [his brother was Hugh LARGEY]

1900 change to LARGY, Michael

1901 change to LARGY, Hugh NOTE: At time of 1901 census 40 year old Hugh LARGEY lived here with his aunt Mary McCONVILLE.

2

Marks

David

Daniel

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

16.0.20

1872 change to David MARKS

NOTE: Daniel MARKS died in 1867 age 84.

3a

Rowland

Mary

Blayney

Robert

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

 

 

 

39.3.15

36.3.35

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1909 change to ROWLAND, Blayney & change in acreage 39.3.15.

NOTE: Administration of the estate of William Rowland late of Urker County Armagh Farmer who died 22 July 1902 granted at Armagh to Blaney Rowland School Teacher. Effects £44 8s

1913 & 1918 change to ROWLAND, Mary

3b

Rowland

Bella

Richard

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1907 & 1909 change to ROWLAND, Bella & change in acreage to 39.3.15

1918 removed

NOTE: Isabella Rowland of Urker county Armagh widow died 3 July 1918 Probate Belfast 5 April to Robert Rowland farmer. Effects £3.

3c

Rowland

Isabella

William

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1919 changed to ROWLAND Isabella

4a

Rowland

Robert

Mary

John

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

21.0.10

Change to Mary ROWLAND and lots amalgamated. 1869 & 1870

NOTE: John ROWLAND of Urker died 1868 age 64.

1909 change to ROWLAND, Robert

4b

Rowland

William

Rowland, John

-

5

Rowland

William

Ball, Thomas P

1.0.5

5a

Reilly

Peter

Larkin, Patrick

0.1.0

6 A

McAnulty

Thomas

Patrick

John

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

12.0.5

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1879 Changed to Patrick McANULTY

1908 change to McANULTY, Thomas

NOTE: [Likely a close relation] The Will of Thomas M'Anulty late of Monog County Armagh Farmer deceased who died 1 April 1877 at same place was proved at Armagh by the oaths of Owen M'Eneney of Crossmaglen and Thomas M'Anulty of Monog (Crossmaglen) County Armagh Farmers the Executors.

6 B

McAnulty

Thomas

Patrick

John

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

8.1.30

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1879 Changed to Patrick McANULTY

1908 change to McANULTY, Thomas

7a

Begley

Begley

Begley

James

[Illegible]

James

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

13.0.10

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1918 change to BEGLEY, James

7b

Unoccupied

-

Begley, James

-

1870 Buildings no longer existing

7c

Lamb

Michael

Begley, James

-

8A

MacKean

Nugent

Dan

Arthur

Denis

Thomas

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

2.2.12

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

Thomas NUGENT Buildings no longer existing

There were several changes: 1905, 1906, 1907, & 1908. Lots A&B were amalgamated into 15.1.32.

8B

MacKean

Nugent

Dan

Arthur

Denis

Thomas

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

5.1.25

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

Thomas NUGENT Buildings no longer existing.

NOTE: Denis NUGENT of Urker, farmer married Mary MUULLIGAN of Cregganbane 16 Sep 1897. There were no will abstracts for NUGENTs in this time frame.

There were several changes: 1905, 1906, 1907, & 1908. Lots A&B were amalgamated into 15.1.32.

9A

McEntaggart

Nugent

John

Denis

MacKean, Daniel

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

7.0.5

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1907 change to McENTAGGART, John

9B

Nugent

Denis

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

0.1.30

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

10a

Hearty

Morris

Morris

Michael

Patrick

Owen

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

10.2.25

1871 changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1905 changed to MORRIS, Patrick

NOTE: Probates for Michael Morris in this time frame at PRONI are all for Co. Tyrone.

1911 Changed to HEARTY, Michael NOTE: The 0.15.0 house was “down” in 1911. Michael HEARTY was b 1841 (the same year as Sir Thomas JACKSON) and married Bridget BEGLEY in 1868. They had 11 children. NOTE: Michael HEARTY was the father of John HEARTY mentioned by Mary Cumisky in the Creggan Local History Society, 1990 p56: In 1912 he [Sir Thomas Jackson] called with Mary Anne’s [GRIFFIN née HEARTY] mother (she then lived up the Claranagh Road) and he said: “Marion [Mary Anne HEARTY nee MUCKIAN], this house is getting too small for your family. We will build you a house at the cross-roads and we will call it “John’s Rock”. The rent was agreed at a penny per week. He there and then went to see Keenans, builders, gave them the contract and the house was ready in a year. In 1901, John HEARTY lived at Urker in a house owned by Eliza JACKSON.

10b

Boyle

Mary

Patrick

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

0.3.10

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1904 lessee change to BOYLE, Mary

11

Boyle

Boyle

Patrick

Patrick

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

 

 

2.3.5

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

Deletion of Patrick BOYLE undated: btw 1876-1887

 

11

Boyle

Boyle

Morris

James

Pat

 

Owen

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1883 deletion of Owen

1906 lessee change to BOYLE, Patrick

1911 lessee change to BOYLE, James

NOTE: This was all bog.

11

Boyle

James

Cormack

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

1870 Cormac BOYLE

1872 James BOYLE

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

11

Boyle

Charles

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

1871 James BOYLE

1872 Charles BOYLE

1871 changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

12

Boyle

Morgan

Boyle

James

James

Charles

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

10.2.15

1871 James BOYLE

1872 Charles BOYLE

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1898, 1906 & 1908 – also includes 12 & 26a and acreage: 21.0.25

 

13A

Boyle

Boyle

Mc Kenna

Francis

James

David

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

1.1.0

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1906 No mention of McKENNA

1912 change to BOYLE, Francis

13B

Morgan

Boyle

Mc Kenna

James

Mary

David

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

5.2.25

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1893 Change to BOYLE, Mary

1905 House down

1906 change to MORGAN, James

14

Shiels

Mary

Patrick

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

10.0.5

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1899 change to SHIELS, Mary

NOTE: In the 1901 Census, Mary SHEILDS was a widow, age 40, with 6 children, the youngest age 2.

15

Donaghy

Hunter

Ball

James

John

Andreas

Thomas P.

In fee

36.1.10

1867 Thomas P. BALL to HUNTER, Andreas

1871 changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1877 HUNTER, Andreas to John DONAGHY

1909 change to DONAGHY, James

16a

Beatty

William

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

7.2.0

 

16b

Pidgeon

Michael

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Pidgeon, William

Beatty, William

-

Any relation to Frances PRIDGEON -wife of Thomas BALL (1642-1674)?

NOTE: A small house

1903 The house was deleted.

17A

Ball

Thomas P.

In fee

11.1.25

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

NOTE: Turbary

1898, 1902. 1908 & 1909. Many changes. It was struck off the record.

17B

Ball

Thomas P.

In fee

4.3.20

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

NOTE: Turbary

1898, 1902. 1908 & 1909. Many changes. It was struck off the record.

17C

Ball

Thomas P.

In fee

7.0.0

1871 changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

NOTE: Turbary

1898, 1902. 1908 & 1909. Many changes. It was struck off the record.

18a

McAneanly

McAneanly

Nugent

Bernard

John

Mary

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

10.2.35

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1917 lessee change to McANEANLY, John

1922 lessee change to McANEANLY, Bernard

18b

Nugent

Nugent

Rose

Rose

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

-

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1877 house deleted

19

Smith

Smith

Simpson

Corr

Corr

Bernard

R.J.

D.G

Mrs. T.J.

William R

William

Margt. Anne

Orr, W.H.

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

90.1.0

82.2.0

BERNARD, Margaret Anne [1876?]

NOTE: In the Guide to Creggan Church & Graveyard: In memory of Arthur Adderly Bernard late Major 84th Regt and for 30 years a Magistrate for this country who departed this life 9th March 1861 aged 76 years. Also Margaret Anna his wife, Daughter of the late Neil McNeil, Esq. of Faughart. She departed this life 30th March 1870 aged 84 years. Beloved and respected by all who knew her.

CORR, William

NOTE: Mrs. TJ SIMPSON In loving memory of John Thomas Simpson who died Feb 3rd 1929 aged 71 years "Rest in the Lord" Frances Jane Simpson wife of Thomas John Simpson who died November 10th 1933 in her 86th year.  SEE: Photo. Simpson Frances Jane of Glebelands Warrenpoint county Down widow died 10 November 1933 Probate Belfast 7 February to reverend Samuel Mayes clergyman and Maurice O'Connor solicitor. Effects £3028 6s. 7d. and also Simpson John T. of Glebelands Warrenpoint county Down retired bank manager died 3 February 1929 Administration Belfast 15 May to Frances J. Simpson the widow. Effects £1131 19s. 9d.UNAD. GRANT P.R. BELFAST 15.11 34

1909 Change to CORR, William R NOTE: William Richard CORR (abt 1849-1911) was a son of William CORR (abt 1815-1883)

1915

1918 change to SIMPSON, Mrs. T.J.

1922 change to SMITH, D.G. and then SMITH, R.J.

20a

McCoy

Thomas

John

Catherine

Owen

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

8.1.0

19.2.13

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

No mention of deletion of Catherine.

1901 Roofless, house deleted

1908 change in acreage and house value.

1923 change to McCOY, Thomas

20b

Traynor, Owen

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Mc Hugh

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Mary

Hugh

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

11.1.15

0.0.12

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1879 change to McHUGH, Mary

1886 Change to BALL, Thomas P Reps

1908 change to TRAYNOR, Owen and change in acreage NOTE: [possibly an uncle] The Will of Owen Traynor late of Crievekeeran County Armagh Farmer who died 26 August 1890 at same place was proved at Armagh by Patrick M'Conville of Crossmaglen said County Merchant the sole Executor.

21

Connolly

Conolly

Peter

Patrick

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

8.0.0

CONOLLY, Patrick  1876

lessor changfed to reps of BALL, Thomas P.

1879 change to CONNOLLY, Peter

22

Morgan

Burns

James

John

Bridget

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

8.0.0

BURNS, Bridget

BURNS, John

1898 and 1907 House down

23

Lennon

Lennon

Noors [?]

Lennon

Lennon

Kate

Kate

George

Michael Reps

Michael

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

21.1.20

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

several changes in lessee 1898, 1905, 1911

NOTE: Rev, Michael LENNON, a priest, had a holding in Monag that he had bought from Michael McAnulty. SEE: The Will of the Reverend Michael Lennon late of Crossmaglen County Armagh R.C. Clergyman deceased who died 24 March 1871 at same place was proved at Armagh by the oaths of the Reverend Thomas Loye of Ballymacnab (Armagh) R.C. Clergyman and Thomas Morris of Crossmaglen (Crossmaglen) aforesaid Merchant both in said County the Executors.

24

Nugent

Nugent

Nugent

Patrick

Bernard

Patrick

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

8.1.10

NUGENT, Patrick

NUGENT, Bernard

1871 changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1906 & 1911 “one bay house on old walls 17X20X10

25

Jackson,

McElroy

Sir Thomas

Patrick

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

12.3.35

1871 lessor changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

1909 Sir Thomas JACKSON

26

Boyle

James

Cormack

Ball, Thomas P

10.2.10

1870 Cormac BOYLE

1872 James BOYLE

1871 changed to reps of Thomas P. BALL

“see lot 12”

27

Jackson

Jackson

Sir Thomas

David

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

62.0.8

55.0.8

David JACKSON (1814-1889)

1906 & 1911 Change in lessee and in acreage. NOTE: David JACKSON, younger brother of Sir Thomas JACKSON, died in 1903.

27b

O’Reilly

Hughes

Joseph

P

Jackson, David

 

1906 House and small garden added as a new subsection 27b

27c

Jackson

Sir Thomas Bart

 

 

27c category added 1911-1929 Many of the revisions were hard to read: 1912, 1914, 1924 “Occupied by Constable SMITH” NOTE: Presumably after the death of Mary JACKSON, sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON. Sir Thomas JACKSON’s children now lived in England.

28

Gilmore

David

Eliezer

Samuel

Ball, Thomas P Reps

Ball, Thomas P

2.0.0

GILMORE, Samuel

1870 GILMORE, Eliezer

Samuel GILMORE (1795-1868)

1920  Changed to GILMORE, David NOTE Eliezer GILMORE died 1919.

 

Houses in Urcher (Crossmaglen, Armagh) 1901

Following religious affiliations, which sometimes shifted, is helpful in understanding other aspects of the community. It is worth noting that of the 20 households, 13 of the household heads were Roman Catholic, 6 were Church of Ireland, 1 was Presbyterian.

House Number

Surnames in House

Details

Church

Notes

1

Rowland

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CoI

 

2

Rowland

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CoI

 

3

Rowland

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CoI

 

4

Rowland

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CoI

 

5

Nugent

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RC

 

6

Begley

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RC

Patrick BEGLEY, age 60, wife Margaret, age 50 & 4 children.

7

Marks

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CoI

 

8

Mc Nulty

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RC

 

9

Largey

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RC

Hugh Largy age 40, bachelor & aunt Mary McCONVILLE age 70.

9

Mc Convill

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RC

 

9

ONeil

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RC

 

10

Morris

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RC

 

11

Boyle

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RC

 

12

Conlan

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RC

 

13

Brown

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Presb

Niece of Sir Thomas JACKSON

13

Griffin

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Presb

Sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON

13

Jackson

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Presb

Mother of Sir Thomas JACKSON

13

Mackin

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RC

 

13

Menary

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Presb

Niece of Sir Thomas JACKSON

14

Duffy

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RC

James DUFFY, age 62 Born in Co Louth. Labourer

15

Boyle

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RC

 

16

McShane

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RC

 

16

Shields

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RC

 

17

Nugent

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RC

 

18

Corr

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CoI

William Richard CORR, age 49. Solicitor

18

Duffy

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RC

 

19

McElroy

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RC

 

20

Corr

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RC

Thomas CORR, Agricultural Labourer, age 37. Wife Kate and mother-in-law Bridget DONNELLY.

20

Donnelly

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RC

 

 

Houses in Urcher (Crossaglen, Armagh) 1911

Following religious affiliations, which sometimes shifted, is helpful in understanding other aspects of the community. It is worth noting that of the 23 households: 17 of the household heads were Roman Catholic, 5 were Church of Ireland, 1 was Presbyterian. Most had lived in the townland for the past 50 years.

House Number

Surnames in House

Details

Church

Notes

1

Donaldson

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CoI

This was the Susan DONALDSON nee CORR who was a lace-making entrepreneur.

1

O Rourke

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RC

 

2

Mc Entegart

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RC

 

3

Muckian

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RC

 

8

Begley

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RC

Patrick BEGLEY, age 74, farmer, & Margaret BEGLEY age 60 & 4 children. They had been married age 29 years, and had 8 children born - all living.

9

Boyle

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RC

 

9

Mc Creesh

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RC

 

10

Largey

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RC

Hugh LARGEY is now 18 years older than he was ten years ago (not unusual – given the way that pension eligibility was calculated). He has been married 4 years to Mary Ann, and they have 4 children.

 

Probate of the Will of the late Hugh Largey, Usker [sic- Urker], Co. Armagh, Farmer, who died 2 April 1919, granted at Armagh 24 July 1919 to Michael Largey, Farmer and Patrick Largey, Farmer. Effects: £920 3s 3d. NOTE: His Urker farm was bequeathed to his “infant” children.

10

Quinn

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RC

 

11

Marks

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CoI

David MARKS age 79, wife, son & daughter.

12

Rowland

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CoI

Robert ROWLAND age 46 & sister Elizabeth ROWLAND age 65 both single

13

Rowland

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CoI

Isabella ROWLAND widow age 78 & children – 3 daughters and a son, all unmarried

14

Boyle

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RC

 

14

Nugent

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RC

 

16

Boyle

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RC

 

17

Nugent

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RC

 

18

Griffin

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Pres

Mary GRIFFIN age 66, sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON

18

Lucky

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RC

 

18

Mackie

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RC

 

19

Ballam

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CoI

William BALLAN age 51, agricultural labourer

20

O'Reilly

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RC

 

21

Conlan

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RC

 

22

Finnigan

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RC

 

22

Mc Conn

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RC

 

23

Mc Elroy

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RC

Charles McELROY, labourer, born in Monaghan

 

 

 

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