Elder Graves

Gilmour Barr Elder, 1892


Gilmour Barr Elder who died 22 Feb 1892 is buried in Aghadowey Presbyterian Church.

Grave inscription: Erected by John Elder in memory of his brother Gilmour Barr Elder who died the 22nd February 1892 aged 21 years.

4 replies on “Gilmour Barr Elder, 1892”

Hi my family name is Gilmour- my grandparents & 3-4 previous generations are buried at Aghadowey Presbyterian Church. I was there a few weeks ago- I live 1 hours drive away. It was and is still common in Northern Ireland to use Maternal Surnames as first names- My brother is Kyle- from my grandmother.
In Aghadowey there are many Gilmour & Gilmore graves. Barr & Elder are also common names in the Coleraine/ Limavady area- I know many!


Gilmore is my Grandmother’s maiden name. My g g g grandparents John and Letitia Gilmour are also buried in Aghadowey Presbyterian Church Cemetery marker #162 along with their children John and Annie Jane. Their other daughter, Letitia is buried at marker #225 with her husband, Samuel Dallas. John & Letitia’s oldest son, Archibald (my g g grandpa) came to New York in about 1847 before he was 15. The spelling was changed from Gilmour to Gilmore. Are you related to any of those Gilmour’s?


Gilmour Barr Elder was born Gilmore Elder on February 24, 1872 to James Elder and Mary Elder (nee Barr) of Killykergan, Aghadowey. His father’s was a labourer. Nancy Barr was present at his birth and registered the birth on March 8th, 1872.


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