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Death Notices, Fahan Lower Parish, Co Donegal

Transcribed from the Londonderry Sentinel 1829-69

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January 22 1831  

On the 18th inst., at his residence Buncrana, SIR WILLIAM AUGUSTUS SMITH, KT., at a very advanced age. He was for 35 years attached to his Majesty's Ordnance, a great part of his time in command of the batteries in Lough Swilly. His remains were interred in the Churchyard of Buncrana on Thursday morning 20th January

 

July 23 1831 

At Buncrana, on Wednesday, the 13th inst., in the 62nd year of her age, ANNE, wife of JOHN HOLMES, ESQ.

 

August 2 1834 

In Londonderry, on the 26th ult., at the residence of Messrs. Maxwell, aged 47 years, JOHN HOLMES, ESQ., of Philadelphia, son of MR JOHN HOLMES, of Buncrana. A native of Ireland, he settled at Philadelphia about 30 years ago, and was an ardent lover of his country, where he died three days after his arrival

 

February 28 1835  

At Buncrana, on the 21st inst., of paralysis, after an illness of four years, MR WILLIAM BEATY aged 77. For many years a respectable merchant of this City, a Lieutenant in the Londonderry Legion, and one of the first to join the Volunteers in 1778

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At Buncrana, on the 20th inst., aged 72, MARYANN, wife of DR. CAIRNS

 

May 21 1836 

At her residence, in Buncrana, on the 16th inst., in the 91st year of her age, MRS ARMSTRONG

 

November 5 1836  

On Thursday, the 31st ult., at his residence in Buncrana, MR WILLIAM McNUTT, after a short illness

 

April 22 1837 

On Tuesday 18th inst., MISS CHARLOTTE GASTON, daughter of MR GASTON, of Buncrana

 

July 29 1837 

As PATRICK CANNING and OWEN DOHERTY were employed yesterday on the edge of the Quay, in the rear of Captain's yard, they fell into the river, and drowned. Canning was from Buncrana, and left a wife and two children to mourn his untimely fate

 

August 5 1837 

On 23rd inst., MR FRANCIS McELWAINE, of Coleraine, at the house of his father in law, MR JOSEPH COCHRAN, of Buncrana

 

September 23 1837 

On Thursday, aged 21 years, ISABELLA, seventh daughter of EDWARD EDGAR, ESQ., Buncrana

 

April 14 1838  

On the 29th ult., at Buncrana, in the 52nd year of her age, SARAH, relict of the late MR JOHN COCHRAN, long a respected merchant of this City

 

August 11 1838  

On the 7th inst., at Granshagh, ELIZABETH, relict of the late REV ANDREW COCHRAN, Rector of Lower Fahan, aged 80 years

 

October 27 1838 

At Buncrana, on the 25th inst., after a tedious illness, MISS EMILY FULTON

 

July 20 1839 

On Monday 15th inst., at Buncrana, CATHERINE, wife of MR JOSEPH COCHRAN

 

July 27 1839 

On the 17th inst., at the Old Lodge, the residence of his cousin, S. McDOWELL ELLIOTT, ESQ., JOHN NEILSON, ESQ., M.D., aged 24 years, son of the late JOHN NEILSON, ESQ.,  Magherafelt [Co Londonderry], and late of the Buncrana Dispensary, county Donegal

 

August 17 1839 

At Augusta, Georgia, on the 12th June, JOHN, second son of EDWARD EDGAR, ESQ., of Buncrana

 

November 2 1839 

On Saturday, the 26th inst., of lingering consumption, SAMUEL PEOPLES, ESQ., eighth son of EDWARD EDGAR, ESQ., Buncrana, aged 23 years

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On the 7th ult., at his residence, Masteraguee near Coleraine [Co Londonderry], in his 79th year, MR JOHN O’DOHERTY, father of the REV EDWARD O’DOHERTY, C.C. Buncrana

 

 

November 30 1839 

On Thursday, the 28th inst., at his residence, River View, Buncrana, MR WILLIAM CAMAC, ESQ., formerly of this City [Londonderry]

 

January 11 1840 

At Buncrana, on Saturday, the 4th inst., JANE, wife of MR JOHN RICHIE, aged 41 years

 

October 24 1840 

At Buncrana, on the 21st inst., in the 73rd year of her age, MISS ELIZABETH HARVEY, youngest daughter of JAMES HARVEY, ESQ., late of this City [Londonderry]

 

January 16 1841  

On the 6th inst., at Buncrana, JOHN HOLMES, ESQ., aged 81

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On the 9th inst., at Buncrana, in the 62nd year of his age, MR JAMES GASTON

 

July 31 1841  

 At Buncrana, on the 9th inst., in the 44th year of her age, JANE, relict of the late MR WILLIAM McNUTT, Buncrana

 

October 29 1842  

At Buncrana, on the 26th October, at 11 o'clock a.m., CHARLES McCORD, ESQ., Officer of Excise, aged 65 years

 

November 19 1842  

In Buncrana, on the 19th inst., to the inexpressible regret of her family, MARY, fifth daughter of EDWARD EDGAR, ESQ

 

June 17 1843  

On the 14th inst., at her residence, the Castle, Buncrana, WILHELMINA, relict of the late WILLIAM THORNTON TODD, ESQ., in her 74th year (Researcher: Bernard - Email)

 

May 4 1844 

On Tuesday morning, MRS MARY GASTON, relict of the late MR JAMES GASTON, of Buncrana, aged 54 years

 

May 25 1844  

On the 20th inst., at the "Old Lodge," (the residence of his nephew, S. McDOWELL ELLIOT, ESQ.,) JOHN EVANS, ESQ., M.D., Surgeon, R.N., of the Cottage, Buncrana, county Donegal. His remains will be removed for interment in the New Burying ground on Thursday morning, 23rd inst., at half past 8 o'clock – Belfast Chronicle

 

December 14 1844 

On the 19th inst., at Buncrana, EDWARD EDGAR, ESQ., in the 81st year of his age

 

June 7 1845  

On the 4th inst., at Newtownstewart, county Tyrone, at the house of her son in law, MR MATHEWSON, where she had been on a visit, MARY ANNE, relict of the late EDWARD EDGAR, ESQ., of Buncrana, county Donegal

 

January 3 1846  

At Buncrana, on the 27th ult., MARGARET, wife of WILLIAM MIDDLETON, ESQ., late Collector of Excise at Londonderry

 

March 21 1846  

On the 9th inst., at her residence, in Buncrana, JANE, eldest daughter of the late WILLIAM McCLINTOCK, ESQ., Prospect Hill, county Donegal

 

April 4 1846 

At her residence, the Hall, Buncrana, on the 29th ult., ELIZABETH, relict of the late JOHN ASHTON, ESQ., aged 83 years

 

July 18 1846  

On the 7th inst., at Buncrana, JOSEPH CURRY, ESQ

 

August 22 1846 

At her residence, in Susquehanna township, Lycoming County, Pa., on the 4th inst., MRS ELIZABETH GIBSON, consort of MR JOHN GIBSON, aged 71 years and 2 months. She was a native of Buncrana, county Donegal, and leaves an elderly husband, two sons and three daughters to mourn her loss

 

September 12 1846 

On the 5th inst., at Monkstown [Dublin?], in the 17th year of her age, JANE CHARLOTTE, youngest daughter of the REV HAMILTON STUART, of Rockfort, Buncrana, in the county Donegal

 

January 2 1847  

At Buncrana, on the 27th of December, 1846, aged 56, ELLEN BIRNIE, wife of CAPTAIN W.E.H. ALLEN, Royal Navy

 

February 27 1847  

At Londonderry, on the 21st inst., LIEUTENANT COLONEL DOWNING, late of the 81st Regiment, aged 68 years, on his way from Broagh, in the neighbourhood of Bellaghy, to his residence at Townsend Lodge, Buncrana, county Donegal. COLONEL ADAM JEFFERD DOWNING, entered the army at the age of 16 years, and was engaged in battle with the enemies of his country in every quarter of the globe. A large part of the front of his skull was carried away by a musket shot at the battle of Corunna, where he fought under the command of the late General Sir John Moore

 

May 8 1847  

At Buncrana, on the 30th ult., after a protracted illness, MISS MARY BATEMAN, aged 90 years

 

May 22 1847    

May 15th, at the Cobh of Cork, MARY, second daughter of the REV HAMILTON STUART, of Rockfort, Buncrana, County Donegal

 

June 19 1847 

At his residence, the Hall, Buncrana, on the 15th inst., universally regretted, MR JOHN ASHTON 

 

July 31 1847

At Buncrana, on Monday last, after a protracted illness, LYDIA, wife of MR JOHN TODD (Researcher: Bernard - Email

 

February 12 1848  

On the 7th inst., in Bishop Street [Londonderry], ESTHER, relict of the late EZEKIEL BEATTY, Buncrana

 

July 8 1848 

At his residence, Millfield, Buncrana, on Saturday, the 2nd inst., SAMUEL MITCHELL, ESQ., in the 53rd year of his age

 

December 16 1848 

Of typhus fever, on the 9th ult., at Portsmouth, ENSIGN DARLEY, of the 77th Regiment, grandson of the late WILLIAM THORNTON TODD, ESQ., of Buncrana Castle, county Donegal (Researcher: Bernard - Email)

 

January 13 1849  

On the 2nd inst., at Bessborough Lodge, Cabinteely [Co Dublin], MRS HAMILTON LANE, youngest daughter of the late WILLIAM THORNTON TODD, ESQ., of Buncrana Castle, county Donegal (Researcher: Bernard - Email)

 

January 20 1849 

January 15, at Waterford Barracks, of typhus fever, CAPTAIN TODD, of H.M. 85th Light Infantry, third son of the late WILLIAM THORNTON TODD, ESQ., Esq., of Buncrana Castle, county Donegal, and brother of CAPTAIN J.H. TODD, of the 40th Regiment (Researcher: Bernard - Email)

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On Wednesday, the 17th inst., the eve of the third anniversary of his consecration, the RIGHT REV DR MAGINN, Roman Catholic Coadjutor Bishop of Derry. The funeral will leave Derry at 8 o'clock on Tuesday morning, for Buncrana

 

September 21 1849  

At her residence in Buncrana, on the 18th inst., AMELIA, second daughter of the late CAPTAIN WILLIAM MOORE, Royal Marines

 

November 2 1849 

On the 29th October, at Rockfort house, Buncrana, county of Donegal, MATILDA DORIS, the beloved wife of WILLIAM OGILBY, ESQ., of Liscleen House, county Tyrone, and Hanover Terrace, Regent's Park, and daughter of the late MARQUIS DE SPINETO

 

December 21 1849 

November 12, MARY ANNE, aged 18 years, eldest daughter of MR THOMAS PARK, Supervisor of Inland Revenue, Buncrana

 

 August 2 1850  

At Buncrana, on the 29th ult., the REV WILLIAM BROWNE, Presbyterian Minister, in the 42nd year of his age, and 14th of his ministry

 

June 31 1851  

On Thursday morning, the 12th inst. aged 19 years, LETITIA, the beloved wife of MR WILLIAM ASHTON, of this City [Londonderry]. Her remains will be conveyed to Buncrana, for interment, on Sabbath morning, at half past ten o'clock

 

January 30 1852  

On the 29th inst., at Buncrana, MR HECTOR BEATTY, aged 49 years. His remains will be interred in Fahan churchyard at eleven o'clock on Saturday morning, the 31st instant

 

December 17 1852   

At Buncrana, MR EDWARD TEMPLETON

 

March 25 1853  

At Springfield Cottage, Buncrana, county Donegal, on the 12th inst., MRS MARY MAGINN, mother of the late DR MAGINN, and sister to the late DR SLEVIN, for many years Professor of Divinity in the Dunboyne establishment Maynooth. Deceased had reached the advanced age of 100 years, and died in the perfect possession of all her faculties

 

July 8 1853  

Wednesday, July 6th, at the Castle, Buncrana, in the 73rd year of her age, ANNE, daughter of the late JOHN TITTLE, ESQ., of Farm Hill, near Coleraine

 

July 22 1853 

At Buncrana, county Donegal, on Sunday, 17th inst., ELIZABETH, relict of the late MR JEREMIAH DEVLIN, and mother of the REV PHILIP DEVLIN, of said Place

 

December 2 1853 

At Buncrana, on the 27th ult., MR THOMAS JOHN SMITH, aged eighteen years and six months, eldest son of THOMAS SMITH, ESQ., Sub-Inspector of Constabulary

 

January 20 1854  

January 16th, at Apsley Lodge, Rathgar [Dublin], MAJOR ROBERTS, late resident magistrate, Castlecomer, and formerly of Buncrana

 

May 12 1854  

On the 10th inst., at his brothers residence, in this City [Londonderry], MR JAMES ASHTON. His remains will be removed for interment to Buncrana, this morning at nine o'clock

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On the 27th April, at her residence in Buncrana, a few days after childbirth, MRS McCANN, in her 22nd year

 

April 4 1856 

At Montreal, on the 4th March, aged 70, MISS MAGINN, late of Buncrana, county Donegal

 

June 13 1856 

On the 9th inst., at Buncrana, in her second year, JESSIE, eldest daughter of the late MR ROBERT McNAUGHTAN, Glasgow

 

August 15 1856 

On Saturday, the 9th inst., at Rockfort, Buncrana, PATRICK GILMOUR, ESQ., J.P., of the Grove, Londonderry, aged 69 years

 

December 19 1856  

At Buncrana, on the 7th inst., aged 60 years, after a lingering illness, ELEANOR, the beloved wife of MR ABRAHAM DINSMORE

 

April 24 1857  

Lately, at Buncrana, MR MATTHEW BALDRICK 

 

August 28 1857  

At his residence in Buncrana, on Monday, the 24th inst., DR HUGH O’DONNELL, in his 50th year. He was an intelligent and talented medical practitioner, county officer, and a devoted husband, son and brother

 

December 25 1857  

At Buncrana, on the 19th inst., at the residence of her nephew, MR JAMES HENRY DOUGLAS, ANN CROZIER, widow of WILLIAM CROZIER, ESQ., of Lower Dunbar, county Fermanagh

 

September 10 1858  

On the 5th inst., at Buncrana, WILLIAM CURRY, ESQ

 

August 5 1859  

July 28, MARGARET, relict of WILLIAM CAMAC, ESQ., River View, Buncrana, aged 82 years

 

September 30 1859 

August 26, at the residence of her brother, MR HENRY MELLON, Magheramore, Garvagh [Co Londonderry], ELIZA, aged 38 years, wife of MR WILLIAM MAGILL, of Springfield Cottage, Buncrana, county Donegal

 

December 30 1859 

At Buncrana, on Tuesday, the 27th inst., the WORSHIPFUL ALEXANDER CURRY, Mayor of the City of Londonderry, in the fifty-eighth year of his age

 

June 1 1860  

May 30, at Crosh House [Ardstraw parish, Co Tyrone], the residence of her brother in law, MR C. MATHEWSON, LUCY, relict of the late MR JAMES ASHTON, formerly of Buncrana

 

March 22 1861  

March 14, at Buncrana, MR JOHN TODD, aged 96 years (Researcher: Bernard - Email)

 

October 4 1861  

On the 28th September, at Rockfort, Buncrana, CHRISTINA DALRYMPLE, aged 17 years and 8 months, the eldest daughter of J. ROBERT SAVI, ESQ

 

February 14 1862  

January 30, at Buncrana, MOSES THOMPSON, son of MR HUGH SWAN, aged 8 years and nine months

 

February 28 1862  

On the 14th January, of yellow fever, at the residence of F.B. BROWNE, ESQ., merchant, Paralba [Brazil?], CAPTAIN WILLIAM O’DONNELL, of the barque Bonetas. The deceased was a native of Buncrana, county Donegal

 

September 26 1862  

September 23, in Clarendon Street, Derry, at the residence of her nephew, JAMES HENRY DOUGLAS, ESQ., MISS MARY ARMSTRONG, late of Buncrana, in her 80th year. The funeral will leave for Linsfort Burying ground on Friday morning at 8 o'clock

 

February 27 1863  

February 18, at Buncrana, JAMES DOUGLAS, second son of MR HUGH SWAN, aged 6 years and 9 months

 

April 17 1863  

April 11, at Woodburn, Torquay, DANIEL, the eldest surviving son of the late WILLIAM THORNTON TODD, ESQ., of Buncrana Castle, county of Donegal, and of which county he was a Magistrate and deputy Lieutenant (Researcher: Bernard - Email)

 

September 8 1863  

August 14, at New York, of cholera, after a few hours illness, MR JOHN PATTON, formerly of Buncrana, county Donegal

 

December 23 1863  

In Boston, the REV JAMES COYLE, of St. James's Church, in that City. He was a native of Buncrana, county Donegal

 

January 8 1864  

On the 6th January, at Buncrana, after a long and painful illness, ROSA, only daughter of the late REV WILLIAM SMYTH, A.M., Principal of Foyle College [Londonderry]

 

March 18 1864  

On the 15th February, at Buncrana, THOMAS BENJAMIN, aged 5 years and 4 months, son of MR THOMAS BROWN, of the coast guard station, Fahan

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On the 14th March, at Buncrana, HARRIET ELIZABETH, aged six months, the daughter of MR THOMAS BROWN, of the coast guard station, Fahan

 

March 22 1864  

In the Presidency of Bengal, in the 29th year of his age, GEORGE PRESTON, Bengal Artillery, third son of WILLIAM PRESTON, R.A., late of Buncrana, county Donegal

 

April 5 1864  

March 28, at Buncrana, LIZZIE GORDON, daughter of MR THOMAS FLEMING, aged 3 years

 

September 20 1864  

August 11, of diptheria, GEORGE, aged 5 years and 3 months, son of MR HENRY DICKSON, Buncrana, county Donegal

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September 4, of smallpox, MR PATRICK TOLAND, Buncrana

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September 5, of diptheria, MARGARET, aged 3 years, daughter of MR HENRY DICKSON, Buncrana, county Donegal

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September 5, of diptheria, ISAAC, aged 7 years and 5 months, son of MR HENRY DICKSON, Buncrana, county Donegal

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September 11, of diptheria, EDWARD, aged 3 years, son of MR HENRY DICKSON, Buncrana, county Donegal

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September 11, of diptheria, EMILY CARLETON, aged 8 months, daughter of MR HENRY DICKSON, Buncrana, county Donegal

 

November 22 1864  

November 17, at Buncrana, MR P.B. DOHERTY

 

January 20 1865  

On the 16th January at Banbridge [Co Down], of typhus fever, ROBERT THOMPSON PRESTON, fourth son of WILLIAM PRESTON, R.A., late of Buncrana, county Donegal, aged 31 years

 

March 14 1865

March 7, at Boulogne sur Mer [France], WILLIAM THORNTON GEALE, second son of MAJOR TODD, of Buncrana, county Donegal, aged seven years and ten months (Researcher: Bernard - Email)

 

April 14 1865  

April 10, at St. Katherine's, Killybegs, the residence of her brother, REV J.G. BALL, MILDRED, the eldest daughter of the late WILLIAM BALL, ESQ., of Buncrana, in the county of Donegal

 

January 26 1866 

January 7, at Colchester Castle, England, LIEUTENANT GEORGE McMURRY, Royal Artillery, formerly of Buncrana, county Donegal

 

March 27 1866 

On the 24th March, at his residence, Shipquay Street, Londonderry, ISAAC, youngest son of ISAAC COLQUHOUN, ESQ., Rockford, Buncrana, county Donegal. His remains will be removed for interment in the Cathedral Burying Ground, on tomorrow, Wednesday, at twelve o'clock, noon

 

April 27 1866  

April 21, at her residence, Buncrana, ELLEN, wife of MR HUGH McMENAMIN, aged 37 years

 

May 15 1866 

May 9, at Linsford, near Buncrana, the residence of her son, MR JOHN TAYLOR, JANE, relict of the late MR THOMAS TAYLOR, of Sharon, near Newtowncunningham, aged 85 years

 

August 24 1866  

August 20, at Buncrana, WILLIAM JOHN, youngest son of WILLIAM CALDWELL, ESQ., Shanvalley, Castlefin, aged 3 months

 

November 20 1866  

November 15, at Buncrana, MR WILLIAM ASHTON, aged 62 years, formerly merchant of Londonderry

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November 17, at Buncrana, MISS ELIZABETH ASHTON

 

December 25 1866  

December 20, at his son's residence, Buncrana, WILLIAM FLEMING, aged 83 years

 

January 8 1867  

On the 3rd January, at her father's residence, the Cottage, Buncrana, ISABELLA, third daughter of JOHN JOHNSTON, aged 16 years and 5 months

 

January 25 1867  

On Saturday last, JAMES BOYLE, whilst, with some friends had been drinking in the house of MRS UNITY TOLAND, Buncrana. He when coming down the stairs missed his footing and fell heavily to the ground unconscious. DR HUNTER rendered medical attention and Boyle was subsequently taken to his own residence at Ardvaren, where he died the following night. An Inquest held on Monday, before GEORGE H. MITCHELL, ESQ., Coroner, when a verdict of "Accidental death", was recorded

 

January 29 1867 

On the 24th January, in Buncrana, county Donegal, WILLIAM KEYS, aged 111 years. The deceased was in possession of his faculties up to within a short period of his death, and was until very recently able to make the journey from Buncrana to Londonderry and back in the same day

 

February 1 1867

January 25, CATHERINE, eldest daughter of the late REV ANDREW COCHRAN, Incumbent of the Parish of Lower Fahan, county Donegal, aged 74 years

 

February 22 1867  

February 17, at his residence, 70 Lancaster Gate, London, THOMAS ALEXANDER, ESQ., of Buncrana, county Donegal, and Frowick, Essex, youngest son of the late LESLEY ALEXANDER, ESQ., of Newtownlimavady, county Derry

 

April 5 1867   

On the 27th March, at Clonalemon, near Dundalk, MARY, third daughter of the late WILLIAM THORNTON TODD, ESQ., of Buncrana Castle, county Donegal (Researcher: Bernard - Email)

 

April 19 1867  

April 17, at Westbrook Terrace, Buncrana, MR ROBERT LIVINGSTON, aged 77 years

 

June 4 1867  

May 31, at Buncrana, MR CHARLES KENNEDY, aged 50 years

 

July 23 1867  

July 16, at Buncrana, JAMES, second son of MR SAMUEL TAYLOR, aged 3 years

 

October 25 1867  

October 23, at his residence, Millburn, Buncrana, MR DAVID SMYTH, formerly of Artegarvan [Co Tyrone], aged 68 years. His remains will be removed for interment in Urney Churchyard, on Saturday, 26th inst., at the hour of six o'clock, a.m.

 

November 1 1867   

October 22, at Buncrana, MR HUGH McMENAMIN, aged 39 years

 

June 26 1868  

June 22, at Cockhill, near Buncrana, JOHN McLAUGHLIN, son of MR JOHN McLAUGHLIN, Albert Street, Londonderry

 

May 8 1868  

May 1, at 2 Swilly Terrace, Buncrana, county Donegal, HELENA MATILDA, infant daughter of J.R. SMYTH, of Londonderry, aged four months

 

July 10 1868  

July 6, at his residence, Buncrana, WILLIAM JOHN BATEMAN, ESQ., aged 78 years

 

 September 29 1868 

September 6, in Brooklyn, United States, of consumption, MARY, only daughter of MR JOHN HAMILL, formerly of the Chemical Works, Buncrana

 

January 8 1869  

January 6, at Buncrana, MRS S. O’DONNELL, wife of MR HUGH O’DONNELL

 

April 2 1869 

March 26, at his residence, Buncrana, HUGH KELLY, aged 58 years

 

June 8 1869 

June 3, at Buncrana, MR ANDREW WEIR, aged 75 years

 

August 24 1869 

August 19, at Petersham, JAMES, second son of the late THOMAS ALEXANDER, ESQ., Buncrana, county Donegal, aged 26 years

 

October 8 1869  

October 6, at his residence, Rockfort, Buncrana, in the 72nd year of his age, ISAAC COLQUHOUN, ESQ. His remains will be removed for interment in the Derry Cathedral church yard, on Monday morning, 11th inst

 

November 12 1869 

Nov. 3, in Buncrana, MR BERNARD DOHERTY, aged 46 years

 

November 30 1869  

Nov. 26, ISABELLA MARY, aged 2 years and 8 months, daughter of MR RICHARD ELLIS, Buncrana

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