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John McGilligan II & Elizabeth “Lily” Doherty


My mother’s parents, John McGilligan II and Elizabeth “Lily” Doherty, are buried in St. Guaire’s Parish Church near Aghadowey, Co. Londonderry.

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John McGilligan, 1875

On the 9th of April 1896, John McGilligan arrived in Boston, Massachusetts onboard the S.S. Scandinavian. The Boston Passenger List states he was 21 years of age and accompanied by a friend/cousin named Thomas White. He was a farmer and able to read and write. Last place of residence in Ireland was Swatera (Swatragh, Co. Londonderry). His final destination in the United States was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Source: Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943 via

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James McGilligan, 1796

Irish Flax Growers List, 1796
Given Name: James
Surname: McGilligan
County: Londonderry