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Roger McGilligan

Roger McGilligan (1835-1916) is my Great-great-grandfather. His occupation in the 1901 census and on his death certificate was listed as a farmer. The 1901 census records his wife, Jane, and two children living at home. John McGilligan, their first son, is my Great-grandfather. Roger died May 4, 1916 at Tirhugh, Magherafelt, County Londonderry. He was buried on May 6, 1916 at Killelagh Parish Church, Swatragh, County Londonderry.

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Roger McGilligan’s parents were Roger ‘Roddy’ McGilligan and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Neely. Neely was her married name and I do not know her maiden name. She went under the nickname of Old Hi Lows. I am descended from her only child from her first marriage, Thomas John Neely.
I should much appreciate you getting in touch.


Hi, long shot this but my Gr Gr Grandmother Elizabeth McGilligan, her father and brother Rodger. Elizabeth married into the Oliver’s over in Limavady.

Would be great to make contact.


Eliza Magilligan married William Oliver on 24 Feb 1859 in the parish church of Killelagh. Eliza’s father is recorded as Roger. William’s father is recorded as John.


Hi Ray, yes they got married in Magherafelt Church of Ireland. William’s father was actually Samuel not sure why John put down unless relative.
Was some of the McGilligan’s married to McShane’s?


Hi Ray, thanks for the feedback.
Yes they got married in Magherafelt COI. Samuel was William’s father, not sure why John was down.
I have researched some of your line.
Have you much on our line?


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