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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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