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Early Census Data

1841 - 6 people (5 males & 1 female) and 2 houses

1851 - 4 people (2 males & 2 females) and 1 house

1861 - 23 people (17 males & 6 females) and 2 houses

1871 - 43 people and 11 houses

1881 - 50 people and 10 houses

1891 - 36 people (18 males & 18 females) and 8 houses

 

 

No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born    
                       
1901                      
  William Smyth and Jane McPherson household            
1 Smythe Jane Head CI Only reads 60 Farmer's widow Widow Donegal    
  Smythe Matthew Son CI RW 23 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
  Smythe Eliza Dau CI RW 17 Farmer's dau Single Donegal    
                       
1911                      
2 Smyth Jane Head CI Can't read 73 Farmer Widow Donegal    
  Smyth Matthew Son CI Can't read 35 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
 

Notes:

Daughter (unnamed) b 22 Feb 1875

This William may be a brother of James Smyth at no 13, below

                       
                       
                       
1901                      
  Charles Frize and Bridget Doherty household            
3 Frize Charles Head RC Can't read 60 Farmer Married Donegal IE  
  Frize Bridget Wife RC Only reads 60   Married Donegal IE  
  Frize Michael Son RC RW 20 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE  
  Frize Catherine Dau RC RW 18 Seamstress Single Donegal IE  
  Frize Hannah Dau RC RW 16 Seamstress Single Donegal IE  
  Frize John Gson RC   3mths   Single Donegal    
                       
1911                      
4 Frize Charles Head RC Can't read 77 Farmer Widower Donegal    
  Frize Michael Son RC RW 32 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
  Frize Catherine Dau RC RW 30 Farmer's dau Single Donegal    
  Frize Hannah Dau RC RW 28 Farmer's dau Single Donegal    
  Frize John Gson RC RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal    
 

Notes:

Marriage banns for Charles and Bridget dated 13 Feb 1874, Conwal and Leck register

Charles son of Denis Frize, who was 60 yrs when he visited the Letterkenny dispensary on 23 Nov 1848

Children of Charles and Bridget:

Denis b 16 Dec 1874

Michael b 30 Oct 1876, informant Catherine Frize present at birth

Catherine b 20 Feb 1879

Hannah b 21 Aug 1882

                       
                       
                       
1851                      
6 Gallagher Daniel Head                
  Gallagher Unity Wife                
  Gallagher Edward Son     21          
  Gallagher James Son     18          
  Gallagher Daniel Son     17          
  Gallagher Susan Dau     13          
  Gallagher Fanny Dau     11          
  Gallagher Unity Dau     7          
  Gallagher Ellen Dau     5          
  Gallagher Mary Dau     1          
 

Notes:

Son Edward - see below

Son Daniel m Sarah Ward - see below

                       
1901                      
5 Gallagher Edward Head RC Can't read 70 Farm labr Widower Donegal IE  
  Gallagher John Son RC Can't read 36 General labr Single Donegal IE  
                       
1901                      
  Daniel Gallagher and Sarah Ward household            
7 Gallagher Daniel Head RC RW 65 Farmer Married Donegal IE  
  Gallagher Sarah Wife RC RW 46   Married Donegal IE  
  Gallagher John Son RC RW 23 General labr Single Donegal IE  
  Gallagher Bridget Dau RC RW 19 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE  
  Gallagher Edward Son RC RW 13 Scholar Single Donegal IE  
  Gallagher Sarah Dau RC RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal IE  
  Gallagher Joseph Son RC Only reads 8 Scholar Single Donegal IE  
  Gallagher Patrick Son RC   4   Single Donegal IE  
                       
1911                      
8 Gallagher Daniel Head RC Can't read 80 Farmer Married     Donegal
  Gallagher Sarah Wife RC RW 67   Married Married 40 yrs 11 ch born/7 living Donegal
  Gallagher Sarah Dau RC RW 21 Farmer's dau Single     Donegal
  Gallagher Joseph Son RC RW 18 Farmer's son Single     Donegal
  Gallagher Patrick Son RC RW 16 Farmer's son Single     Donegal
 

Notes:

Marriage banns dated 12 Apr 1872. 3 & 4 consanguinity.

Civil marriage registration states Daniel Gallagher, son of Daniel Gallagher (deceased) married Sarah Ward of Cornagullion, dau of James Ward, farmer, at the Roman Catholic Chapel of

Glendowan. Witnesses John and Bridget Bradley. Celebrant Francis B Gallagher - see certificate

Sarah's family -

Parents James and Sally Ward, married 1840

- Mary b 1843

- Biddy b 1847

- Grace b 1849

- John d bef 1851

- Sarah b 1855

Children of Daniel and Sarah:

John b 6 Aug 1875

Patrick d 30 May 1976 and is buried at Templedouglas with his wife Elizabeth and son Dan - Photo

Grace b 5 Apr 1875

Ellen b 23 Oct 1879

Possible family connection to Edward and Sarah Toy, Crockraw, who are sponsors on baptisms for 4 of their children

                       
                       
                       
1851                      
9 Smyth William Head     38   Married 1835      
  Smyth Mary Wife     31          
  Smyth Eliza Dau     14          
  Smyth Catherine Dau     10          
  Smyth William Son     9          
  Smyth Peggy Dau     7          
  Smyth Martha Dau     5          
  Smyth James Son     b aft 1851          
                       
1901                      
10 Smyth William Head CI RW 50 Farmer Single Donegal IE  
  Smyth John Brother CI RW 45 Farmer's brother Single Donegal IE  
  Smyth Mary Anne Sister CI RW 52 Housekeeping Single Donegal IE  
  Ritchie Catherine Sister CI RW 55 Joiners widow Widow Donegal IE  
                       
1911                      
11 Smyth William Head CI Can't read 70 Farmer Single Donegal    
  Ritchie Catherine Sister CI Can't read 74   Widow Donegal    
  Smyth William Nephew CI RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal    
 

Notes:

Nephew William Smyth b 20 Nov 1899, d 2 Jun 1994, son of James Smyth and Margaret Buchanan, below at no 17. William m Annie Olive Roulston 14 Sep 1931 at Emanuel Episcipa, Wilmington,

New Castle, Delaware.

Peggy (Margaret), 22, Servant of Churchill, married James Proctor, full age, Servant, of Milltown near Londonderry, son of Robert Proctor, labourer, 15 Mar 1867 in Letterkenny

                       
                       
                       
1901                      
  Rodger McDade and Margery Crossan Household            
12 McDade Rodger Head RC Can't read 65 Farmer Married Donegal IE  
  McDade Margarey Wife RC Can't read 60   Married Donegal IE  
  McDade Sarah Dau RC RW 20 Seamstress Single Donegal IE  
  McDade Susan Dau RC RW 18 Seamstress Single Donegal IE  
 

Notes:

Roger McDaid, 32, Derrora, son of Patrick, married Marjorie Crossan, 20, Derrora, dau of Daniel, 24 Nov 1864 in Glenswilly.

Children of Rodger and Margery:

Patrick b 3 Sep 1865

Dan b 31 Dec 1866

Charles b 13 Jul 1868 (Died)

John b 24 Mar 1870

Margaret b 20 Feb 1873

Charles b 4 Feb 1875

MaryAnn b 16 Jul 1877

Joseph b 30 Jun 1879

Sarah b 8 Aug 1881

Susan b 29 Jan 1885

Researcher: Nan - Email

Nan is descended from Patrick McDevitt DOB Sept 7, 1865 in Meenawilligan (settled in NYC) and married Maggie McFadden in 1894 at St. Columba's Church in Chelsea, NYC. (Gives his parents

on certificate as Rodger McDevitt and Mage Crossen of IRL.) He died 1930. One daughter, Mary b. 1897, her grandmother

                       
                       
                       
1901                      
  James Smyth and Mary Stewart Household            
13 Smyth James Head CI Can't read 65 Farmer Married Donegal    
  Smyth Mary Wife CI RW 70   Married Donegal    
  Smyth Matthew Son CI   28 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
                       
1911                      
14 Smyth James Head CI Can't read 72 Farmer Married     Donegal
  Smyth Mary Wife CI RW 80   Married Married 42 yrs 4 ch born/3 living Donegal
  Anderson Charles Gson CI RW 11 Scholar Single     Donegal
                       
15 Smyth Matthew Head CI RW 36 Farm labr Married     Donegal
  Smyth Annie Wife CI RW 26   Married Married 6 yrs 2 ch born/living Donegal
  Smyth Matthew James Son CI Can't read 5 Scholar Single     Donegal
  Smyth Alexander Son CI Can't read 3   Single Donegal    
 

Notes:

24 Dec 1868, James Smith, farmer, Meenawilligan, son of Matthew Smith, married Mary Stewart, Claggan, dau of James Stewart. Witnesses William Stewart and George Long

James possibly brother of William in household 1, above

Children of James and Mary:

Female b 29 Dec 1869
Matthew b 13 Nov 1871
Female b 28 Jan 1874
Male b 15 Mar 1878

GSon Charles Anderson, son of John Anderson and Sarah Jane Smyth, Cabra Glebe, Conwal. Their dau Eliza Jane Anderson was born in Meenawilligan 25 Jun 1909

                       
                       
                       
1901                      
 

John McGrenra and Anne/Mary Kelly household

           
16 McGrenra John Head RC Can't read 78 Farmer Married Donegal IE  
  McGrenra Mary Wife RC Can't read 60   Married Donegal IE  
  McGrenra Cornelius Son RC RW 26 General labr Single Donegal IE  
  McGrenra Joseph Son RC Can't read 21 General labr Single Donegal IE  
  McGrenra Susan Dau RC RW 18 Seamstress Single Donegal IE  
  Curran Mary Servant RC Only reads 12 General svt Single Donegal IE  
  Notes:

1. Children of John McGrenra and Anne Kelly -

    - Mary b 14 May 1868

    - Ellen b 29 Mar 1870

2. Children of John McGrenra and Mary Kelly -

    - Cornelius b 13 Nov 1873

    - Catherine b 1 Mar 1875 

    - Joseph b 21 Jun 1876

    - Susan b 27 Feb 1879 - married John McLaughlin 10 Oct 1902 - see Drumnawooa census

3. Children born prior to 1873 have mother registered as Ann Kelly - those born 1873 to 1879 have mother as Mary Kelly

4. Catherine emigrated to Philadelphia on the SS Mongolian 27 Oct 1901 arr NY to  join sister Ellen McGrenra at 57 City Ave, Philadelphia. Next person on the passenger list was 19 year old Mary

McCafferty from Stackarnagh/Conwal, dau of William McCafferty and Mary KENNEDY - she was going to join her aunt, Kate Kennedy, 1931 Spruce St, Philadelphia. There was a couple, Cornelius

McGrenra and Ann Kennedy in Stackarnagh at that time also, as well as a John McCafferty and Fanny McGrenra in Carrickyscanlan - were these families related?

5. John McGrenra originally from Ballynakilly, Conwal?

6. Mary Curran b Clondavaddog, dau of William Curran and Susan Bradley

                       
                       
                       
1911                      
  James Smyth and Margaret Buchanan Household            
17 Smyth James Head CI RW 50 Farmer Married     Donegal
  Smyth Margaret Wife CI RW 32   Married Married 12 yrs 5 ch born/living Donegal
  Smyth Mary Jane Dau CI RW 9 Scholar Single     Donegal
  Smyth Elizabeth Dau CI Can't read 7 Scholar Single     Donegal
  Smyth John Son CI Can't read 5   Single     Donegal
  Smyth Margaret Dau CI Can't read 2   Single     Donegal
 

Notes:

Children of James and Margaret:

1. William  b 20 Nov 1899, d 2 Jun 1994, m Annie Olive Roulston 14 Sep 1931 at Emanuel Episcipa, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware. Immigrated to Moorestown, NJ on the SS Columbia, sailing

   from Derry 20 Jun 1922. He is in household with James's brother William, above at no 13

2. Mary Jane

3. Elizabeth b 27 May 1904

4. John b 31 Oct 1906, d 28 Nov 1990

5. Margaret b 1909

6. James b 4 Dec 1911, d 23 Oct 1989

7. Alexander Alec b 21 Apr 1916, d 22 Feb 1887

                       
                       
1911                      
18 Gallagher John Head RC Can't read 63 Farm labr Single Donegal IE  
                       

 

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