Elder Marriages

John Hughes & Elizabeth Elder, 1854

John Hughes married Elizabeth Elder on 14 Mar 1854 at the Ballyarnett Presbyterian Church, Co. Derry, Ireland. John is recorded as a full age bachelor from Drumnacross (Occupation: Labourer). His father, William Hughes’ occupation is recorded as Farmer. Jane is recorded as a full age spinister from Derryvane, Muff, Co. Donegal. Her father, Samuel Elder’s occupation is recorded as a labourer.

Source: Personal Research

14 replies on “John Hughes & Elizabeth Elder, 1854”


Event(s) Birth: 1836 , Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Father: William HUGHES (AFN: 23HL-66K)
Mother: Isabella CRUTHERS (AFN: 23HL-67R)

Spouse: Elizabeth ELDER (AFN: 23HL-2JX)
Marriage: 18 May 1854 , Londonderry, N.ireland

William HUGHES (AFN:23HL-66K) Pedigree
Born: Abt. 1810 Place:
Died: Bef 1867 Place: , N. Ireland
Wife’s Name
Isabella CRUTHERS (AFN:23HL-67R) Pedigree
Born: Abt. 1814 Place:
Died: Bef 1867 Place: , N Ireland
Married: Place:
1. Sex Name
Born: 1836 Place: , Londonderry, Northern Ireland
2. Sex Name
M Richard HUGHES (AFN:23HL-2K5) Pedigree
Born: 1841 Place: , Londonderry, N.ireland
Died: Place: Campbeltown, Argyll, Kintyre

Richard HUGHES (AFN: 23HL-2K5)
Birth: 1841 , Londonderry, N.ireland
Death: Campbeltown, Argyll, Kintyre
Father: William HUGHES (AFN: 23HL-66K) Family
Mother: Isabella CRUTHERS (AFN: 23HL-67R)

Spouse: Elizabeth Mcgrath MACMASTER (AFN: 23HL-2LC)
Marriage: 16 Jan 1867 Greenock West, Scotland

–Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, Washington State, USA
Host, ELDER DNA project


I am wondering whether there is a relationship between Jane Hughes (born Ireland 1835- Source: Canadian Censuses 1891, 1901) and William Hughes above. Jane married in Ireland James Robb c. 1856. He died there c. 1884-5. Their children were born in Co. Londonderry; the youngest reported Co. Donegal as birthplace (Source: Canadian Marriage Records). The eldest son, John Robb (born Co. Londonderry, 1857), married Eliza Burns, daughter of Dysart Burns (farmer) at Ballyarnett Presbyterian Church in Templemore Parish, Co. Londonderry in May 1884. Eliza Burns lived in Steelstown and Ballyarnett; John Robb (labourer), son of Jane Hughes Robb, lived in Carmoney Townland (Source: Marriage Record, N. Ireland).


I am very interested in a Hughes family of Derry. My gggrandmother, Rebecca Jane Hughes b. 1837 Londonderry married James McShane b. 1835 Londonderry
in Malden, Massachusetts. She lists her parents as William
and Isabella Hughes. I believe she had a brother David Hughes
who was born in 1833 in Londonderry. Did you ever come
across any siblings of John
Thanks so much
Libby Gaffney


A correction to my earlier comment: New data indicate that my Jane Hughes (who married James Robb c. 1856, and whose son, John Robb, married in 1884 at the Ballyarnett Presbyterian Church in Templemore Parish, Londonderry) was actually born in 1831, not in 1835. We have no information about her parents or siblings.


@Linda Crinklaw

Hi Linda

I have stumbled across some of your genealogy postings with the Badenoch family. From looking at them I have to believe my Badenoch line and yours are connect, but I have not found a direct connection.

Please take a look at my Badenoch tree on WikiTree and see if you agree. Here is jumping in point for my Badenoch line on WikiTree:

Please respond to me via the messaging service built into my WikiTree profile. Here is my profile on WikiTree:

Steven Walker


Re: Herbert, great-grandson of Dysart Burns. I do not believe that I have seen your query before today. I have a tree on the website, the Maria Revington & Samuel Robb of London Twp Family Tree, on which I have placed my research into the Robb family including that of John Robb & Elizabeth (Burns) Robb. I am interested in the Burns family in Londonderry, and I would be glad to share all the information about the Robb descendants of Dysart Burns in Ontario, Canada that I have found. John Robb & Eliza (Burns) Robb’s children are my mother’s first cousins. My email is lcrinklaw@ . If you receive this message, please email me. Eliza/Lizzy/Elizabeth (Burns) Robb died Dec. 13, 1916, age 58 and 4 months, in Wyoming village, Lambton County, Ontario, according to her death record.
Re: Jane Hughes and James Robb. I have found their marriage record. See LDS site from Ireland Marriages 1619-1898. James Robb, 21, b. c. 1830, s/o William Robb, married Jane Hughes, d/o John Hughes in Taughboyne Parish, Donegal. Taughboyne Parish is 5 miles west-southwest of Londonderry City.
This Robb family seems to have come from the contiguous parishes of Taughboyne, Killea and All Saints in Donegal. James and Jane (Hughes) Robb lived in both Donegal and Londonderry at different times and had children in both areas. This Jane Hughes may not be closely related to the Londonderry-based Hughes family.


My name is William Burns. My Father was William Burns and was one of eight children born in Steelstown to William Burns, my grandfather. My Father was born in 1893. The family lived in the main house in Steelstown – Steelstown House. The family owned most of the houses in Steelstown village. I am the only direct male “Burns” still alive although there are many cousins in USA. I would like to add to this jigsaw and would be happy to pass on anything – not a lot – that I know. Do please contact me.


The families in USA would have stemmed from my Aunts – Meta, who went to live in Chicago prior to WW2 and married there to a man called Menary. They lived in Springfield, Illinois, and, Caroline (Carrie) who also went to USA about the same time but to California where she married and became Mrs.Phillips. There were several children in both cases but I unfortunately know little or nothing now of their lives to date. Would love to know more.


I’m a Hughes researcher, James the son of william was a fisherman and drowned, along with all the crew, in a incident off Campbeltown. He was married to his first cousin, isabella, the daughter of Richard I believe. I do have all the notes at home (on holiday) if anyone wants them. Elaine


Elaine Gray:
I am very much interested in your Hughes research. I am a descendant of Rebecca Hughes abt 1835 d/o William and Isabella Carruthers
Londonderry. Her siblings include, William, John, James, Martha, David, Mary Elizabeth. born in the middle 1820s to 1841 IF you have any information on this family Id be very grateful
Thank you Libby Gaffney


Would you possibly be so kind as to share your Hughes information? In particular, that which relates to descendents of willuam hughes and Isabella Carruthers
Thank you
Libby Gaffney


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