Court, Land, Probate Records Elder

Derry Wills, 1612-1858

I’ve located will index records on page 40 of the Indexes To Irish Wills 1909 Vol. 5 for the Diocese Of Derry.


Andrew Elder (Died Abt 1689)
Frances Elder (Died Abt 1846)
James Elder (Died Abt 1813)
John Elder (Died Abt 1779)
Robert Elder (Died Abt 1818)
Thomas Elder (Died Abt 1709)

I’m assuming the asterisk beside Andrew and Thomas denotes a family relationship.

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Churches Elder

Faughanvale Presbyterian Church


Faughanvale Presbyterian Church near Eglinton, Co. Londonderry. My grand-mother Mary Lavina Walker attended this Church before she married. David John Walker, Mary Lavina Riddles, Thomas Stewart Elder and Mary Lavina Walker are buried at Faughan Vale (See Thomas Stewart Elder & Mary Lavina Walker). Thomas Stewart Elder and Mary Lavina Walker were also married at Faughan Vale.

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Thomas Stewart Elder & Mary Lavina Walker


My father’s parents, Thomas Stewart Elder and Mary Lavina Walker, are buried in Faughan Vale Presbyterian Church near Eglinton, Co. Londonderry. The flowers on the left marks their grave. The grave on the right with a marble border is where Mary Lavina Walker’s parents are buried.

Elder Marriages

Elizabeth Elder, 1811

Elizabeth Elder married John Owens in 1811 at Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Source: Z. Mettam. Northern Ireland Marriages, Volume 2 (Manuscript found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City on microfilm 824282, item 3).

Elder Marriages

Frances Elder, 1740

Frances Elder married Thomas Ransford on February 25th, 1740 at St. Audeon, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Source: D. A. Chart. Marriage Entries from the Registers of the Parishes of St. Andrew, St. Anne, St. Audoen, & St. Bride (Dublin), 1632-1800. Exeter and London: William Pollard & Co. Ltd., 1913. 185 pages.