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Category Archives: Co. Londonderry
“Something About Mary”!
Born in Londonderry to parents from Stranorlar and Lough Eske, Donegal… A Birth Notice published in the Derry Journal on 15 Mar 1876 stated; “Elvin – March 12, at the Middle-road, Derry, the wife of Mr. William Elvin of a … Continue reading
The Johnston’s of Ardnableask & the Elvin’s of Cashelnavean, Co. Donegal!
Jane Johnston – My 2nd Great Aunt or… Is She? A daughter, sister, wife and mother – Jane Johnston was born about 1854 in Lough Eske, Co. Donegal. Jane is one of six children born to John Johnston and Isabella … Continue reading
Born in Scotland and Died in Londonderry!
Lived in Coleraine and Buried in Ballymoney… He was the eldest son of William Murdock and Jane McDougall, one of ten; and the only one born in Scotland. Alexander was my great grand uncle, brother of Thomas Murdock, my great … Continue reading
My Lynch/Wilson Family of Burt, Co. Donegal…
A Preponderance of the Evidence! Several months ago, upon obtaining burial records for my 2nd great grandfather, Thomas Wilson; I discovered he was born in Burt, Co. Donegal. The record also revealed that his parents, and my 3rd great grandparents; … Continue reading
I Am Bound To Them!
I am bound to them… …though I cannot look into their eyes or hear their voices. I honor their history I cherish their lives I will tell their story I will remember them! Author – Unknown
The Hunters of Donegal & Londonderry!
From Bohillion, Newtoncunningham to Lewis Street, Londonderry… Ferris Row was located just off Bishop Street in Londonderry and was the birthplace of my great grand aunt, Mary Wilson. Known as Minnie, she was born on 7 Jan 1865 to Thomas … Continue reading
Too Many Deaths Too Soon!
The Beattie/Flanagan Connection…. Born on 9 Jul 1866 in Fountain Place, Londonderry she was a daughter, sister, wife and mother. Her name was Rebecca and she was named after her mother and her great grandmother. Rebecca Beattie is my great grand … Continue reading
Cranky Old Man! What do you see nurses? What do you see? What are you thinking when you’re looking at me? A cranky old man… not very wise Uncertain of habit… with faraway eyes Who dribbles his food and makes … Continue reading
Reminiscing… Time was I used to walk away When wearied by the old folks’ chatter About some joy of yesterday To me, such memories didn’t matter I’d often heard the tales they told And I was living in the present … Continue reading
A Life Cut Short!
A Diver of Londonderry & Donegal… Born on 7 Feb 1898 in 21 Lewis Street in the City of Londonderry, Thomas Wilson Diver was the second child and eldest son of eight born to George William Diver and, my great … Continue reading