I’ve located will index records on page 40 of the Indexes To Irish Wills 1909 Vol. 5 for the Diocese Of Derry.
Andrew Elder (Died Abt 1689)
Frances Elder (Died Abt 1846)
James Elder (Died Abt 1813)
John Elder (Died Abt 1779)
Robert Elder (Died Abt 1818)
Thomas Elder (Died Abt 1709)
I’m assuming the asterisk beside Andrew and Thomas denotes a family relationship.
Records via Ancestry.co.uk
My Grand-mother on my Mother’s side.
My Grand-mother on my Father’s side.
My uncle Jack McGilligan died in a tragic road accident in Walsall, England before I was born. Jack worked as a commercial lorry driver and died on November 11th, 1972 while transporting an extra load from Stranraer, Scotland to the south of England. He was buried on the November 21st, 1972 at the Market Street Cemetery in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.
This is the McGilligan ancestral home at Lisbuoy near Aghadowey, Co. Londonderry. The family moved into the house around 1954. The home along with the field in front is owned by my Uncle James Reynolds McGilligan who currently lives in India. Hard to believe this modest home housed a McGilligan family of ten. The home was given to Eliza McGilligan by her brother John McGilligan I. Apparently she never lived in the home but at some point a Mr and Mrs Toy, labourers for John McGilligan I & II, occupied the home.
Faughanvale Presbyterian Church near Eglinton, Co. Londonderry. My grand-mother Mary Lavina Walker attended this Church before she married. David John Walker, Mary Lavina Riddles, Thomas Stewart Elder and Mary Lavina Walker are buried at Faughan Vale (See Thomas Stewart Elder & Mary Lavina Walker). Thomas Stewart Elder and Mary Lavina Walker were also married at Faughan Vale.
St. Guaire’s Parish Church of Aghadowey, Co. Londonderry. John McGilligan I was a rector’s wardin for St. Guaire’s. My parents were married here on September 21st, 1968. My Uncle John “Jack” McGilligan III and all of my mother’s sisters were also married at St. Guaire’s.
My mother’s parents, John McGilligan II and Elizabeth “Lily” Doherty, are buried in St. Guaire’s Parish Church near Aghadowey, Co. Londonderry.
My father’s parents, Thomas Stewart Elder and Mary Lavina Walker, are buried in Faughan Vale Presbyterian Church near Eglinton, Co. Londonderry. The flowers on the left marks their grave. The grave on the right with a marble border is where Mary Lavina Walker’s parents are buried.
On the 9th of April 1896, John McGilligan arrived in Boston, Massachusetts onboard the S.S. Scandinavian. The Boston Passenger List states he was 21 years of age and accompanied by a friend/cousin named Thomas White. He was a farmer and able to read and write. Last place of residence in Ireland was Swatera (Swatragh, Co. Londonderry). His final destination in the United States was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Source: Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943 via Ancestry.com