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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.


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.

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One reply on “Derry Wills, 1612-1858”


The John Elder of Rusky,
above, is my 4th great grand father. Thanks so much for this posting. My cousin never did find this Presbyterian church…but we had so little time in Aghadowey and didn’t really know our family was from there when we stopped by the Church of Ireland; we only knew from our time in Ballymoney that James Elder , son of this John and brother to my John, was born in Aghadowey, gleaned from the Finvoy Presbyterian church’s historical book which they presented to us while we were there and attended their Sunday services. They were wonderful to us, taking us into the Elder’s meeting room and allowing me to take pictures of the portraits of James on their walls.
Now I need to find the will of John…will try Ancestry. Thanks!


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