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

3 thoughts on “Robert Elder, 1824 (1911 Census)”

  1. Searching Google.com for “ROBERT ELDER” and Donegal
    found:

    1876 Landowners Co. Donegal
    at
    http://www.ulsterancestry.com/1876_Landowners_Co-Donegal.html

    Andrew Elder, address Scotland, owned 66 acres
    David Elder, address Ballydiravan, owned 64 acres
    Robert Elder, same address, owned 35 acres
    Samuel Elder, same address, owned 35 acres
    Samuel Elder, address Gortnacomb, Letterkenny, owned 36 acres
    William Elder, address Ballydiravan, owned 25 acres

  2. Your David Elder,Robert Elder,Samuel Elder and William Elder all of BALLYDEROWEN(Ballydiravan incorrect spelling)Inishowen, County Donegal were related by marriage to my G.Grandfather,James Ramsey also of Ballyderowen townland. Derryvane is only about 3 miles from Ballyderowen on the Burnfoot to Muff road. The Elders are also related to the Brown family of Lenamore in Derryvane.
    Gordon Elder still farms at Ballyderowen and is a ruling elder at Fahan Presbyterian Church.

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