Elder Research

John Elder, 1723


John Elder, M.A. served as the minister of the Aghadowey Presbyterian Church from 1723 to 1773. Gilmour Barr Elder (-1892) is buried in the graveyard behind the church building.

10 replies on “John Elder, 1723”

Looks like relatives in
same family:

James Elder
Wife Mary Barr
1. John Elder
Birth: 15 JUN 1866 Killykergan,Aughadowey,Garvagh, Coleraine, Londonderry, Ireland

2. Gilmore Elder
Birth: 24 FEB 1872 Killykergan,Aghadowey, Coleraine, Londonderry, Ireland
3. Archey Elder

Birth: 28 SEP 1874 Killykergan,Aghadowey, Coleraine, Londonderry, Ireland

4. William Elder Pedigree
Birth: 25 OCT 1876 Killykergan,Aughadowey,Garvagh, Coleraine, Londonderry, Ireland


More relatives in a list of Aghadowey Presbyterian Church Graveyard Records:
119 Elder-Gilmour-Barr
Erected by John Elder
In memory of
his brother, Gilmour Barr Elder, who died 22 February 1892, aged 21 years
1 Gilmour-Woods-Wilson
John Gilmour, Collins, died 7 December 1942, aged 87 years
also his wife, Margaret Ellen Woods, died 28 August 1946, aged 81 years
Aileen Wilson, dearly beloved wife of Robert B. Gilmour, died 1 October 1877, aged 63 years
Robert Bryce Gilmore, died 4 September 1985, aged 81 years
also their son, John Thomas Gilmore, died 7 October 1997, aged 58 years

10 Gilmour
Erected by George Gilmour to the memory of
his daughter, Jane, who departed this life 8 January 1866, aged 5 years
George Gilmore, (date not visible) November 1862, age (not visible)

35 Gilmore-Knox
John Knox Gilmore, died at his home, Fairlea, Cullycapple, 2 December 1963
also his wife, Jane Emmaline Gilmore, J.P., died 21 September 1972
Robert Gilmore, died 1 November 1980

36 Gilmore
In loving memory of
Samuel, died 10 February 1963

94 Roxborough-Stewart
In loving memory of
Archibald, died 29 December 1983, aged 70 years
also his grandson, John Stewart, died 22 March 1987, aged 17 years
and our mother, Margaret Elizabeth,
wife of the above Archibald, died 29 May 1991, aged 79 years
95 Barr
Susan Barr of Agivey
No other information

97 McNeill-Gilmour-Clarke-Torrens
Erected by Archibald McNeill, Culcrow, in loving memory of
his wife, Mary, who died 15 December 1911, aged 78 years
also his grandson, John Gilmour McNeill,
who died 6 November 1913, aged 10 months
the said Archibald McNeill, died 7 August 1915, aged 84 years
Margaret Clarke McNeill, died 5 August 1939, aged 56 years
John Torrens McNeill, died 9 July 1958, aged 81 years
and others


Aghadowey Presbyterian Church Records – Marriages – search ELDER
Bann Valley Genealogy:

Groom: McILROY Richard
married: 16/09/1856
f-b-b = full age, 21+,- bachelor- OCC: bleacher
Father George – l = laborer)
Bride: ELDER
Ellin f-s-na = full age, 21 + – spinster – occupation not avail.
father: James na
Witnesses: William Heany, Wm Stuart
Book -Page: P63 #125


Hi I am researching family tree and found your site.
Would you know anything more about Mary Barr. I am trying to establish if there is a connection to an Archibald Barr who may have married a Nancy ?
Apparently he may have been buried at Killykergan Aghadowey around 1884.
Possibly had a son called John who married a Catherine Brittain?

Thank you


My wife’s great grandfather was Archibald Barr of Coleraine. He had a son called John (born circa 1842) who married Catherine Bratton of Londonderry (born circa 1847). They married on September 28th 1869 in the Second Glendermott Presbyterian Church in Lodonderry. There is a suggestion that Archibald married a “Nancy”. In the 1901 Census Nancy Barr is listed as living at 1 Killykergan, Aghadowey, aged 80 and a widow. I think John Barr had siblings-Eliza, Willie, Archie and Mary Barr who may have married James Elder of Aghadowey on May 16th 1862.
Any further information would be appreciated.

Mark Douglas
Dublin February 9th 2014


Yes, Archibald Barr was my wife’s great grandfather and John Barr her grandfather who married Catherine Bratton (not Brittain).


Hi Gary,
I also descend from this Archibald Barr of Killykergan. Archibald and Nancy Wilson Barr had a son William Barr who married Hannah McGugan. William and Hannah are my 2nd great grandparents.
Kind regards,


For John Reed:
Your great grandfather William Barr had many siblings one of whom was John Barr (born circa 1842) who married Catherine Bratton (born circa 1847) on September 28th 1869. One of John’s sons was Herbert Barr who was my wife’s father. We could exchange info if you wish.
August 4th 2015


John, I think William and Hannah had 9 children. Could you give me details surrounding your grandparents and parents please?


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