William Elder, 1891

William Elder, son of William and Josepha (née White) Elder, was born on 25 September 25th, 1891 in Limavady, County Londonderry, Ireland. He married Margaret Logan on December 23rd, 1914 in the Drumachose Parish Church.

Known children:


Andrew Elder

Andrew Elder (1821-1886) died 20 November 1886. His place of death was recorded as Ashgrove, Killygordon, County Donegal. He was 65 years old and a farmer. His son was present at death but his name is not readable.

Deaths Elder

Samuel Elder (1832-1907)

On February 4th, 1907, Samuel Elder’s body was found in the River Roe at “Natty’s Hole” near Ballyclose, Limavady. His death record lists Samuel as a widower and labourer of 75 years. Cause of death was drowning pronounced by Benjamin Lane, the coroner for Co. Londonderry. An inquest into Samuel’s death was held February 4th, 1907. The death was registered February 12th, 1907 by James McFeehan (assistant registrar).


Indexes to the Civil Records of Irish Births, Deaths and Marriages

Index Year Page Number
Deaths (1864 to 1966) 1907 562 335
Elder Homes

Robert Elder, 1906

Robert Elder outside his store at 21 Duke Street in 1906.
Robert Elder outside his grocery store at 21 Duke Street in 1906.

Photograph courtesy of the University of Ulster Archives published in the ‘On the Banks of the Foyle’ book.

The photograph of the shop front of Robert Elder’s grocery business at 21 Duke Street on the Waterside was taken in 1906. Items for sale included hardware, artificial manures and agricultural seeds. The owner Robert Elder is pictured outside with his employees.

Robert Elder and Helen Grainger Emberson are the parents of Robert Craig Elder who is buried at Altnagelvin Cemetery.

Elder Marriages

Norman David Williams & Hannah Scott Elder, 1944

Norman David Williams married Hannah Scott Elder on 4 May 1944 at Claremont Parish Church, Londonderry, Co. Londonderry, Ireland. Norman is recorded as a full age bachelor on air service (Occupation: Draughtsman). His father, Evan William’s occupation is recorded as pilot. Hannah is recorded as full age spinister from Londonderry. Her father, Thomas Elder’s occupation is recorded as a mechanic.

Source: Personal Research