Griffith’s Valuation (1857) for Donegal

Surname Given County Parish Location
Elder Andrew Donegal All Saints Glar
Elder Andrew Donegal All Saints Moneygreggan
Elder William Donegal All Saints Portlough
Elder Andrew Donegal All Saints Roughan
Elder David Donegal Burt Ballyederowen
Elder Jane Donegal Burt Ballyederowen
Elder Moses Donegal Burt Ballyederowen
Elder Samuel Donegal Burt Ballyederowen
Elder Samuel Donegal Burt Elaghbeg
Elder John Donegal Clonca Balleelaghan
Elder John Donegal Clonca Norrira
Elder James Donegal Conwal Glencar Irish
Elder Alexander Donegal Conwal Glencar Scotch
Elder James Donegal Conwal Glencar Scotch
Elder William Donegal Conwal Letterkenny
Elder Richard Donegal Donagh Churchland Quarters Inc Carrick Carrow
Elder Robert Donegal Donagh Churchland Quarters Inc Carrick Carrow
Elder Elizabeth Donegal Donagh T/Carndonagh/Market Square
Elder Andrew Donegal Donaghmore Blairstown
Elder Andrew Donegal Donaghmore Scotland
Elder Samuel Donegal Fahan Upper Roosky
Elder James Donegal Kilmacrenan Gortnacorrib
Elder Samuel Donegal Muff Derryvane
Elder John Donegal Raymoghy Milltown
Elder John Donegal Raymoghy Milltown
McGilligan Thomas Donegal Killea Glasmullan
McGilligan Hugh Donegal Killea Town of Carrigans

John Elder & Maggie Harrigan, 1913

John Elder married Maggie Harrigan on 21 Jul 1913 at the Long Tower Roman Catholic Chapel, Co. Derry, Ireland. John is recorded as a full age bachelor from Glasgow, Scotland (Occupation: Miner). His father, William Elder’s occupation is recorded as labourer. Maggie is recorded as a full age spinister from Derry (Occupation: Domestic). Her father, Maggie Harrigan’s occupation is recorded as a hosteller.

Source: Personal Research

James Coyle & Lizzie Elder, 1904

James Coyle married Lizzie Elder on 12 Sep 1904 at the Long Tower Roman Catholic Chapel, Co. Derry, Ireland. James is recorded as a full age bachelor from Derry (Occupation: Labourer). His father, John Coyle’s occupation is recorded as poulterer. Lizzie is recorded as a full age spinister from Derry. Her father, William Elder’s occupation is recorded as a labourer.

Source: Personal Research

Patrick Elder & Harriet Deery, 1920

Patrick Elder married Harriet Deery on 2 Aug 1920 at the Long Tower Roman Catholic Chapel, Co. Derry, Ireland. Patrick is recorded as a minor bachelor (Occupation: Painter). His father, Thomas Elder’s occupation is recorded as painter. Harriet is recorded as a full age spinister from Derry. Her father, John Deery’s occupation is recorded as a labourer.

Source: Personal Research

Elder Graveyards – Co. Antrim

Recently a gentleman tracked me down through the Elder DNA project. He needs help tracking down graveyards or cemeteries near Belfast International Airport and Lough Neagh. If anyone can help he’d be extremely grateful. He plans to visit Northern Ireland near the end of February. Below is part of his email.

I know that a branch of my Family was in Antrim about 1700 before one of them went to America. I am visiting Antrim next month and was wondering if you had any clues about Cemeteries, Graveyards in the area between Belfast International Airport and Lough Neagh? My “Relations” lived in Artemore which I am told by Belfast University is now Ardmore Townland.

Robert Elder, 1824 (1911 Census)

According to the 1911 Census, Robert Elder (Abt 1824-) and his two sons lived in Derryvane, Muff, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The sons are named Samuel (Abt 1857-) and Robert (Abt 1861-). Both are recorded as single with the occupation of agricultural labourer. Robert Elder senior’s occupation is recorded as shoemaker which might be a link to one of my ancestors who started a shoemaker business in Limavady, Co. Londonderry. Their religion is recorded as Presbyterian. Samuel Elder was unable to read or write.

1911 Census – Derryvane, Muff, Co. Donegal, Ireland

John Hughes & Elizabeth Elder, 1854

John Hughes married Elizabeth Elder on 14 Mar 1854 at the Ballyarnett Presbyterian Church, Co. Derry, Ireland. John is recorded as a full age bachelor from Drumnacross (Occupation: Labourer). His father, William Hughes’ occupation is recorded as Farmer. Jane is recorded as a full age spinister from Derryvane, Muff, Co. Donegal. Her father, Samuel Elder’s occupation is recorded as a labourer.

Source: Personal Research

Family History and Genealogical Research for the Elder and McGilligan Family Lines of Ireland