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1831 Census – Elder

Ballurrey, Desertoghill, Co. Londonderry, Ireland

Robert Elder
2 Males
1 Female
2 Servants

Moneydig, Desertoghill, Co. Londonderry, Ireland

John Elder
2 Males
1 Female

Lanagivey, Agivey, Co. Londonderry, Ireland

John Elder
5 Males
2 Females

Craigba, Aghadowey, Co. Londonderry, Ireland

Matthew Elder
2 Males
3 Females

Ardreagh, Aghadowey, Co. Londonderry, Ireland

John Elder
4 Males
3 Females

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

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

Kilrea War Memorial & Elder, S

Kilrea War Memorial Detail

Elder, S is recorded on the War Memorial for servicemen and servicewomen between 1939 and 1945. I’m assuming Elder, S is male, listed as Allied Forces and survived the conflict. The memorial has a separate section for those who fell during the war. The large granite War Memorial for Kilrea, Co. Londonderry is found at the centre of the town on the middle of the crossroads.

Henry Elder, 1816

Henry Elder of Bellury, Desertoghill Parish in Co. Londonderry immigrated in 1834. He traveled to Quebec, Canada at the age of 18 years. His religion was recorded as Presbyterian.

Source: Ordance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Parishes of Co. Londonderry VIII (1830, 1833-7, 1839), East Londonderry, Vol. 27, Pg. 20

Eva Elder, 1870

Eva Elder traveled on the Scandinavian from Londonderry, Ireland to Philadelphia, United States on the 31st July 1890. According to the passenger list, she was of Irish nationality and a 20 year old spinster. The Scandinavian vessel was operated by the Allan Line, weighed 1967 tons and captained by John France.

Michael McGilligan, 1858

Recently a lady from Newfoundland, Canada inquired about McGilligans living in Derrychrier near Dungiven, Co. Londonderry. A local search of the graveyards has provided numerous McGilligan names. Over the next few days I’ll upload all of the images related to the Derrychrier McGilligans.

Michael McGilligan turns up in the Griffiths Valuation of 1858. According to the records he was living in the townload of Derrychrier in the Banagher Parish of Co. Londonderry.

Derry Wills, 1612-1858

I’ve located will index records on page 40 of the Indexes To Irish Wills 1909 Vol. 5 for the Diocese Of Derry.

derryWills_1612-1858.jpg

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