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1901 Census Rathdonnell, Kilmacrenan, Co Donegal

 

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No Surname Given Relation Relig Education Age Sex Occupation Marital Status Born
                     
1 David Buchanan and Cassie Wilkins Household          
  Buchanan David Head Pres R&W 67 Male Farmer Married Donegal
  Buchanan Cassie/Catherine Wife Pres R&W 45 Female   Married Donegal
  Buchanan Mary Elizabeth Daughter Pres R&W 19 Female Farmer's Dau Not Married Donegal
  Buchanan Samuel Henry Son Pres R&W 14 Male Scholar Not Married Donegal
  Buchanan Florence Agnes Daughter Pres R&W 12 Female Scholar Not Married Donegal
  Buchanan Edmond Yates Son Pres R&W 10 Male Scholar Not Married Donegal
  Buchanan George Roulston Son Pres R&W 9 Male Scholar Not Married Donegal
  Buchanan Leslie Stewart Son Pres R&W 7 Male Scholar Not Married Donegal
  Buchanan Adeline May Daughter Pres R&W 4 Female Scholar Not Married Donegal
  Riddell Lizzie Boarder Pres R&W 40 Female No occupation Not Married Scotland
  Baxter John Servant CofI R&W 22 Male Labourer Not Married Scotland
 

Notes:

David Buchanan, son of Robert, m Cassie Wilkin, Church Hill, dau of William, 6 Jul 1871, Trenta Presbyterian Church. Witnesses David Browne &

Robert H Jack

David d 3 Jun 1913

Cassie dau of William Wilkin and Ann Ramsay - see Church Hill census

Cassie d 25 Mar 1919 - see death registration

Children of David and Cassie:

Annie b 19 Jun 1872
Robert b 4 Jul 1873
Jane Matilda b 23 Nov 1874
William Ramsay b 16 Nov 1876
Isabella Osborne b 30 Mar 1878
Mary Elizabeth b 19 Jan 1880
James b 10 Jan 1882
David John b 17 May 1883
Catherine Emily b 9 Jan 1886

Samuel Henry b 1 Jun 1887 - see birth registration

Florence Agnes b 10 Feb 1889 - see birth registration

Edmond Yates b abt. Jan 1890

George Roulston b 27 Aug 1891 - see birth registration

Leslie Stewart b 26 Mar 1894 - see birth registration

Adeline May b 11 May 1897 - see birth registration

For more on the family - see Janice's Buchanan Data

Researcher: Janice - Email

                     
2 Gailey Andrew Head Pres R&W 50 Male Farmer Married  
  Gailey Mary Wife Pres R&W 40 Female Farmer's Wife Married  
  Gailey Mary Daughter Pres R&W 15 Female Farmer's Dau Not Married  
  Gailey James Son Pres R&W 13 Male Farmer's Son Not Married  
  McGill Patrick Servant RC R&W 20 Male Farm Servant Not Married  
  McGhee Dominick Servant RC Can't read 18 Male Farm Servant Not Married  
                     
3 James McCay and Bridget Harkin Household          
  McCay James Head RC Can't read 60 Male Farmer Married  
  McCay John Son RC Can read 25 Male Labourer Not Married  
  McCay Joseph Son RC R&W 25 Male Farmer's Son Not Married  
  McCay Edward Son RC R&W 20 Male Farmer's Son Not Married  
  McCay Bridget Daughter RC R&W 18 Female Farmer's Dau Not Married  
  McCay Alexander Son RC R&W 13 Male Scholar Not Married  
 

Notes:

James McCay, Rathdonnell, son of James McCay (decd), married Bridget Harkin, Old Town, dau of Patrick Harkin (decd), 2 Nov 1869

at Letterkenny. 4 & 4 degree consanguinity. Witnesses Patrick Langan & Mary Gallagher, Letterkenny

John and Joseph b 20 May 1875, Edward b 8 Dec 1878

                     
4 Patrick Carbery and Alice McGinley Household          
  Carbery Patrick Head RC Can't read 60 Male Farmer Married  
  Carbery Alice Wife RC Can read 50 Female   Married  
  Carbery Connell Son RC R&W 24 Male Farmer's Son Not Married  
  Carbery Michael Son RC R&W 21 Male Farmer's Son Not Married  
  Carbery Mary Daughter RC R&W 17 Female Seamstress Not Married  
  Note:  Connell b 5 Jan 1875
                     
5 Malcolm William Head Pres R&W 35 Male Farmer Not Married  
  McGinley Sarah Servant RC R&W 22 Female Servant Not Married  
  Note: William Son of David Malcolm & Mary Ann Davis?
                     
  Andrew Robinson and Fanny Buchanan Household          
6 Robinson Andrew Head Pres RW 44 Male Farmer Married Tyrone
  Robinson Fanny Wife Pres RW 44 Female   Married Donegal
  Robinson Charles B Son Pres RW 22 Male Dealer Not Married Donegal
  Robinson M J S Dau Pres RW 20 Female Seamstress Not Married Donegal
  Robinson Andrew Son Pres RW 17 Male Working on farm Not Married Donegal
  Robinson Bob G Son Pres RW 15 Male Scholar Not Married Donegal
  Robinson John Son Pres RW 13 Male Scholar Not Married Donegal
  Robinson William M Son Pres Only reads 5 Male Scholar Not Married Donegal
                     
7 William Wilson and Margaret Jane Harris Household          
  Wilson William Head Pres R&W 65 Male Farmer Married  
  Wilson Margaret Jane Wife Pres R&W 55 Female   Married  
  Wilson Rebecca Daughter Pres R&W 22 Female House Keeper Not Married  
  Wilson John Son Pres R&W 20 Male Farmer's Son Not Married  
                     
8 William McCallum and Eliza Neely Household          
  McCallum Eliza Head Pres R&W 55 Female Farmer Married  
  McCallum William Son Pres R&W 24 Male   Not Married  
  McCallum Bessie Daughter Pres R&W 26 Female Seamstress Not Married  
  McCallum Robert Son Pres R&W 22 Male Carpenter Not Married  
  McCallum Susanna Daughter Pres R&W 18 Female Scholar Not Married  
  McCallum John C Son Pres R&W 16 Male Scholar Not Married  
  McCallum Washington W Son Pres R&W 14 Male Scholar Not Married  
                     
9 John Harley and Sarah Harkin Household          
  Harley John Head RC Can't read 55 Male Farmer Married  
  Harley Sarah Wife RC R&W 63 Female   Married  
  Harley Bernard Son RC R&W 31 Male Farmer's Son Not Married  
 

Notes:

John Harley, son of John Harley, of Glendowan, married Sarah Harkin, dau of Neal Harkin, both of Rathdonnell, Nov 1868. Witnesses

Patrick Harkin, Gortnacorrib and ?, Kilmacrenan

John cousin to James Harley in Ardachrin, Gartan - see Ardachrin census

Sarah's brother Patrick m Catherine McDevitt - see 1901 census Gortnacorrib

Child of John and Sarah :

Bernard b 2 Jan 1870 - Birth Cert

Bernard married Mary McCay - their children :

- John b 28 Feb 1913. Baptism 2 Mar - sponsors Redmond and Margaret Doherty

- Patrick b 29 Jan 1915. Baptism 31 Jan - sponsors Patrick Carberry and Bridget McGinley

- Sarah Anne b 8 Feb 1917. Baptism 10 Feb - sponsors William and Sarah Anne McGonigle. Sarah m Edward Harkin at St Columba's,

    Kilmacrenan in 1948

Researcher: Jerry Lou Gallagher

                     
10 McLaughlin Patrick Head RC Can read 60 Male Farmer Not Married  
  Murray Catherine Sister RC R&W 45 Female House Keeper Widow  
  Murray Rose Niece RC R&W 25 Female Knitter & Sewer Not Married  
  McCay Edward Servant RC R&W 21 Male Farm Labourer Not Married  
 

Notes:

Sister Catherine m Francis Murray. Their dau Rose b 15 Jan 1874

For more on the family - see McLaughlin of Whitehill, Donegal

Researcher: John - Email

                     
11 Kelly John Head RC R&W 40 Male Farmer Not Married  
  Kelly Jane Sister RC R&W 34 Female House Keeper Not Married  
  Kelly Sarah Sister RC R&W 27 Female Seamstress Not Married  
                     
12 Malcolm David Head Pres RW 80 Male Farmer Married Donegal
  Malcolm Mary A Wife Pres RW 66 Female   Married Tyrone
  Malcolm Maggie J Dau Pres RW 41 Female Housekeeper Not Married Donegal
  Malcolm Walter Son Pres RW 26 Male Farmer's son Not Married Donegal
  Malcolm Georgina Dau Pres RW 23 Female Farmer's dau Not Married Donegal
  Savage Annie Boarder Pres RW 24 Female Nat School Teacher Not Married Co Londonderry
  Note: Malcolm husb of Mary Ann Davis?
                     
13 Allen George Head Pres RW 50 Male Carpenter Married Donegal
  Allen Margaret Wife Pres RW 35 Female   Married Donegal
  Allen James Son Pres RW 13 Male Scholar Not Married Donegal
  Allen John Son Pres RW 10 Male Scholar Not Married Donegal
                     
14 Hugh McGettigan and Mary Hegarty Household          
  McGettigan Mary Head RC R&W 67 Female Representative Widow  
  McGettigan Patrick Son RC R&W 46 Male Farmer's Son Not Married  
  McGettigan Hugh Son RC R&W 26 Male Farmer's Son Not Married  
  McGettigan James Son RC R&W 24 Male Farmer's Son Not Married  
  McGettigan Barbara Daughter RC R&W 23 Female Farmer's Dau Not Married  
 

Notes:

Children of Hugh and Mary :

Charles b 5 July 1870,

Edward b 1 May 1868,

John b 6 Nov 1865,

Hugh b 15 Jan 1874,

James b 2 Jan 1876

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15 McLaughlin Mary Head RC   51 Female Farmer Widow  
  Researcher: John - Email
                     
16 William McGonagle and Ellen McGettigan Household          
  McGonagle Ellen Head RC RW 55 Female Farmer Widow Donegal
  McGonagle Fanny Dau RC RW 22 Female Knitter Not Married Donegal
  McGonagle William Son RC RW 21 Male Labourer Not Married Donegal
  McGonagle Bridget Mary Dau RC RW 18 Female Seamstress Not Married Donegal
  McGonagle Sarah Anne Dau RC RW 16 Female Scholar Not Married Donegal

 

Notes:

William McGonigle, son of William, Rathdonnell, married Ellen McGettigan, dau of Philip, Meenreagh, 28 Feb 1876 in Kilmacrenan. Witnesses William McGettigan,

Legnahoory and ? McGettigan, Meenreagh. Note of 3rd degree consanguinity

Ellen McGettigan dau of Philip and Frances McGettigan, Meenreagh - see 1901 census Meenreagh

                     
17 Gallagher James A Head RC RW 38 Male Farmer Married Donegal
  Gallagher Ellen C Wife RC RW 34 Female   Married Donegal
  Gallagher Hugh G Son RC Only reads 4 Male Scholar Not Married Donegal
  Roulston Robert S Servant Pres RW 15 Male Farm Svt Not Married Donegal
                     

 

 

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