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Ballymaginathy, Drumgooland

Surnames of Co. Down: O'Pray/ O'Prey & Pray, Prey

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. . O'PRAY families Ards area surrounded by Presbyterians and not having a priest they converted to Protestantism O'L V1 p 367
Mr. . O'PREY . Bright a sailor living in Castle St, Killough c. 1900 KCL p 25
. . O'PREY family Bright living in Quay Lane, Killough c. 1900 KCL p 25
. . O'PREY . Newtownards a painter, paperhanger & glazier in High St, Newtownards in 1906 NDM p9
Miss
Agnes OPREY Ballyphilip married Daniel McNamara 14 Sep 1891 at Portaferry Catholic Church CR
. Alexander O'PREY . Ballyphilip regd. Portaferry; husband of Mary Ann Magee; father of Eliza b. 1 Mar 1868 CR
. Alexander O'PREY . Bright of Killough; a fish merchant; bicycle accident 14 May 1936 DR*
Miss Ann O'PRAY . Ardkeen admitted to Downpatrick Workhouse 8 Sep- 13 Oct 1869 aged 17; single; Catholic DWR
Miss
Anne O'PREY . Killinchy wife of Alexander McNally ; mother of Ann b. 8 Aug 1864 & bpt. at Raffrey Presbyterian Church PR
Mr B. O'PREY . Bright a pilot; part of a deputation to request a deep water harbour at Killough 3 Nov 1926 DR*
. Bernard O' PREY . Bright of Killough; a fisherman; rescued off fishing boat Alexander 12 Mar 1892 Irish World NY
. Bernard O'PREY . Bright of Killough; member of Lifeboat crew in 1906; a coxswain, granted 10 shillings by R.N.L.I for injuries received during the rescue of 'Galtee More' in 1908 ; recompensed for rescuing a man drifting off Killough 7 Jul 1910; harbour pilot in 1910 KCL p 95; POD; LES p2,3
Miss Catherine O'PREY . Greyabbey wife of James Ritchie; mother of James b. 1874 CR
Charles O’PREY Castleboy of Drumardin 1835; a summons V17 p 122 OSM
Miss Christina O'PREY . Ballyculter married Charles McKean of Toberdoney 28 Oct 1847 at Saul Catholic Church, witnesses were Daniel McIheron & James Hynds PR
. Daniel O' PREY/ OPREY . Bright of Killough; a fisherman; awarded a bronze medal by Board of Trade for gallantry in saving Bernard O'Prey 12 Mar 1892; coxswain of Lifeboat crew in 1901 (Rossglass) & 1902,1906 & 1910 Irish World NY; KCL p 85, 95; POD; LES p2
. Daniel O'PREY . Down son of Bernard O'Prey; married Elizabeth West 12 Jul 1851 in Downpatrick CR
. Daniel O'PRAY . Kilmore of Creevy; died 22 Feb 1809 aged 48; father of John who died 2 Dec 1820 aged 21; buried old Kilmore graveyard MIs
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David
O'PREY . Newtownards of East St, Newtownards; husband of Margaret Rainey ; father of Agnes b. 1 Dec 1887 & bpt. 2 Jan 1888 & Edith b. 29 Sep & bpt. 10 Dec 1888 & David b. 23 Aug & bpt. 30 Oct 1890 & Robert Henry b. 17 Aug & bpt. 3 Nov 1892 & Martha b. 14 Feb & bpt. 13 Mar 1895 at 1st Newtownards Presbyterian Church PR
. David O'PREY . Newtownards of East St, Newtownards; member of Ulster Defence Union against Home Rule 21 Oct 1893 BWN
Mr.  David O'PREY Newtownards on Newtownards Technical Instruction management committee & Joint Hospital Board & Urban District Council in 1910 POD
Miss Eliza O'PREY . Down regd. Downpatrick; wife of James McCarthy ; mother of Mary b. 1872 CR
Miss Eliza OPREY/ APREY . Newtownards wife of William Woods ; mother of John b. 1871 & David b. 1874 CR
Miss Elizabeth Anne O'PRAY . Down regd. Downpatrick; wife of James Carty; mother of John b. 1870 CR
Miss Elizabeth O'PREY . Drumgooland 2nd daughter of late Michael & Mrs. O'Prey (farmer) of Ballymagreehan; married Patrick Lynch of Co. Waterford 26 Sep 1934 at Catholic Church Leitrim Irish Independent
Miss  Ellen O'PREY Down daughter of Henry O'Prey ; married William Shannon 15 May 1853 CR
Miss Ellen O'PRAY . Down regd. Downpatrick; mother of Elizabeth b. 3 Jan 1868 CR
Miss Susan or Frances O'PREY . Saul wife of Arthur Megannity of Quoile ; mother of Eleanor bpt. 15 Jun 1793 (sponsors were Francis Coates & Elizabeth Magennity) & Margaret bpt. 22 Feb 1795 (sp. John Gordon & Mary Megannity) & Thomas bpt. 2 Jul 1796 (sp. William Newell & Mary Gordon) & Arthur bpt. 25 Aug 1799 (sp. Bernard Murphy & Susan Kelly ) at Saul Catholic Church PR
. Henry O'PREY . Down regd. Downpatrick; son of Henry O'Prey ; married Alice McLaughlin 3 Dec 1853 CR
. Henery O'PREY . Killyleagh of Derryboy; died 5 Nov 1792 aged 59; buried Killaresy graveyard MIs
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Henry
O'PREY .
Killyleagh
of #19 Derryboy townland , 1891-1899; listed as a servant of head of the house, Kate McGraddy
. Henry O'PREY . Maghera of Ballyloughlin ; owned 22 acres in 1876 LOI
. Hugh O'PREY . Ballyphilip regd. Portaferry; husband of Christian McAvara; father of Annie b. 15 Feb 1869 CR
. Hugh O'PREY . Ballyphilip former licence holder of premises in Church St, Portaferry 2 Dec 1911 JUAHS 2011 p25 & 2012 p31
. Hugh O'PREY . Comber husband of Margaret Conn; father of Hugh b. 7 Aug 1869 CR
Hugh O'PREY Down son of Hugh O'Prey ; married Elizabeth McGibbony 12 Dec 1852 CR
. Hugh OPREY . Down regd. Downpatrick; husband of Emily Murphy; father of Catherine b. 9 Jan 1874 CR
. Hugh O'PRAY . Holywood husband of Eliza Magee; father of Mary Eliza b. 2 Nov 1867 & Sarah Josephine b. 14 Jun 1869 CR
. Hugh O'PREY . Killyleagh husband of Sarah Pededn; father of William Henry b. 22 Aug 1869 CR
. Hugh OPREY . Kilmore of Broclogh ; leased a house & 21 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde GV
Miss
Isabella OPREY Ballyphilip married James McNamara 3 Dec 1873 at Portaferry Catholic Church CR
. J. OPREY . Comber volunteered & served in 1st World War War Memorial
. James OPREY . Ballyphilip of Portaferry; father of Margaret who died 15 Apr 1856 aged 2; buried Portaferry Catholic graveyard, Tullyboard MIs
. James O'PREY . Inch admitted to Downpatrick Workhouse 8 Jan- 31 Mar 1870 aged 60; a widower; a labourer; Catholic; cleanly dressed DWR
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James
O'PREY . Killinchy married Mary Lightbody 26 Nov 1842 at 1st Killinchy Presbyterian Church PR
. James O'PRAY . Killyleagh husband of Ellen Leckey; father of James b. 31 May 1871 CR
. James OPREY . Kilmore of Downpatrick St, Crossgar; leased a house & small garden from James Cleland in 1863 GV
. James OPREY . Kilmore of Teconnaught; leased a house & 14 acres in 1863 from William B. Forde & leased out a house next door to Mary Coughlan GV
. James O'PREY . Loughinisland of Castlenavan; leased a house & 6 acres from William B. Forde in 1863 then leased house to Patrick O'Prey GV
. James OPREY . Newtownards son of Samuel Oprey; aged 20 married Sarah Massey 8 Jan 1853 CR
Miss Jane OPREY . Kilmood wife of John Mason; mother of Patrick b. 1869 &William James b. 1871 CR
. John O'PRAY . Ballyculter regd. Strangford; husband of Catherine Flannigan; father of William b. 8 Apr 1866 CR
. John O'PREY . Ballyphilip regd. Portaferry; husband of Isabella Brown; father of Catherine Jane b. 10 Feb 1869 CR
. John O'PREY . Ballyphilip regd. Portaferry; husband of Ellen Heaney; father of Margaret b. 15 Dec 1870 & Catherine b. 29 Aug 1872 CR
. John OPREY . Down regd. Downpatrick; son of Henry Oprey; married Mary Davidson 1 Nov 1851 CR
. John OPREY . Down regd. Downpatrick; son of Henry Oprey; married Sarah Shannon 12 Feb 1855 CR
. John O'PREY . Killinchy of Ballymacashen; married Eleanor/ Ellen Barnes 13 Jun 1831 at Killinchy Church of Ireland ; father of Jane bpt. 26 Aug 1832 ay Killinchy Church of Ireland & Catherine b. 31 Mar 1837 bpt. at Killinchy Presbyterian Church PR
. John OPREY . Kilmore will probated 1831, executor was Edward Cochlin of Clintnaglare IIW #52001
John O’PREY  . Loughinisland assault witness 25 Jun 1853 DR
. John O'PREY . Loughinisland of Dunnanew; leased a house from Peter Smyth & house & garden from Patrick Rogan junior in 1863 GV
Mrs. Kathleen O’PREY  . Down died 21 Jun 1934 aged 59 ; daughter of Daniel & Mary Ann Smith; buried Downpatrick Catholic graveyard MIs
Miss. Margaret OPREY . Killyleagh wife of John Burns; mother of Sarah b. 1868 CR
Miss Mary O'PRAY Ballyphilip wife of Thomas Curran; died 13 Jan 1855; bvuried Ballygalghet Catholic graveyard MIs
. Mary Ann OPREY . Loughinisland of Annadorn, leased a house from Michael Rogan in 1863 GV
Miss Mary O'PREY . Saul married James Dougherty of Quoile 12 Dec 1817 at Saul Catholic Church PR
. Michael O'PREY . Kilmegan b. 1899 in Castlewellan, son of Patrick OPrey ; arrived in Canada 17 May 1924 on 'Regina' PE
. Nicholas O'PRAY . Kilmore of Creevy; father of Mrs. Abby Cavanagh who died 23 Jan 1818 aged 28 & buried old Kilmore graveyard MIs
Miss Nora O'PREY . Loughinisland a student at Loughinisland National School c. 1921; photo available DS 2010 p33
Rev. Patrick O'PRAY . Ballyphilip born 1647; parish priest in 1704; his house was still standing c. 1860 O'L V1 p 406 & B p 496
. Patrick O'PREY . Comber with John Savage paid Rectorial Tithes for 41 years to Mount Alexander Estate from 1681 PRONI D/654/R/2/1
. Patrick O'PREY . Loughinisland in Castlenavan; leased a house from James O'Prey in 1863 GV
. Ralph OPREY . Kilmore of Downpatrick St, Crossgar; leased a house, yard & small garden from James Cleland in 1863; husband of Catherine; father of John and Hugh who emigrated to Scotland ; died in the Asylum, Downpartick in 1875 of paraplegia GV ; anon
. Richard O'PREY . Bright of Killough; involved in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815; wrote a diary KCL p 52- 57
. Richard O'PRAY . Kilclief died 13 Apr 1840 agd 61; husband of Ann; buried Rossglass Catholic graveyard MIs
. Richard O'PREY . Magheradrool a student at Drumaness Primary School in 1926; photo available MO 9/3/2005
. Robert O'PREY . Bright of Killough; a fisherman in 1910 POD
Miss Rosina O'PREY . Loughinisland a student at Loughinisland National School c. 1921; photo available DS 2010 p33
Miss Sarah O'PREY . Kilmore Rosconnor; admitted to Downpatrick Workhouse 17 Dec 1881- 13 Feb 1882 with fever; fairly clad, aged 17, single, Catholic DWR
Miss Sally O'PREY . Saul married James Maglennon of Audleystown 27 Jan 1833 at Saul Catholic Church PR
Miss Susan (or Frances) O'PREY . Saul wife of Arthur Megannity of Quoile ; mother of Eleanor bpt. 15 Jun 1793 (sponsors were Francis Coates & Elizabeth Magennity) & Margaret bpt. 22 Feb 1795 (sp. John Gordon & Mary Megannity) & Thomas bpt. 2 Jul 1796 (sp. William Newell & Mary Gordon) & Arthur bpt. 25 Aug 1799 (sp. Bernard Murphy & Susan Kelly ) & Susan bpt. 25 Jan 1802 (sp. Edward Megannity & Mary Small) at Saul Catholic Church PR
Mr T. O'PREY . Killyleagh a handicapper at Rowan Hamilton Cycle Club race 25 May 1935 DR*
Miss Teresa O'PREY . Loughinisland a student at Loughinisland National School c. 1921; photo available DS 2010 p33
. Thomas O'PREY . Comber worked as a rougher at Comber Flax Spinning Mill in May 1873 but paid off ACOC p37
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Thomas
O'PREY .
Killyleagh
of #20 Derryboy townland , 1891-1899; listed as a servant of head of the house,William McCammond
. Vere O'PREY . Ballyphilip regd. Portaferry ; husband of Margaret Mathers; father of Eliza b. 10 Dec 1867 CR
. Vere O'PREY . Ballyphilip regd. Portaferry; husband of Sarah O'Prey; father of Margaret b. 28 Aug 1869 & John b. 29 May 1871 CR
. William O'PREY . Comber worked as a rougher at Comber Flax Spinning Mill in May 1873 ACOC p37
. William O'PREY . Killyleagh died 1890 aged 80; father of M. who d. 1888 aged 18; brother of Mrs Jane White; buried Killaresy graveyard MIs
           
Miss Ann PRAY . Kilcoo wife of Patrick McCartin; mother of John bpt. 7 Oct 1850 (sponsors Edward McCartin & Catherine Pray) at Bryansford Catholic Church PR
. Bernard PRAY . Kilcoo will probated 1833; executor was Henry Pray of Ballyhaffrey IIW #54882
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Catherine

PRAY

. Kilcoo farmed over one acre so granted a spinning wheel premium & the right to grow flax in 1796 Irish Flax Growers list
. Edward PRAY . Kilmegan farmed in Cloghram in 1803 LDR
. Hugh PRAY . Kilmore a farmer of Broclough/ Murvaclogher ; leased 5 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1817 for 20 years for annual rent of £7.7.6 plus fees of £14 PRONI D/566/315
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Hugh
PRAY . Kilmore registered a a freehold farmer in Murvaclogher in 1822 , held from Matthew Forde FR
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Hugh
PRAY . Loughinisland of Castlenavan, leased 3 acres in 1828 TAB
James PRAY Ballee of Ballynagross; husband of Maria Pray; father of Maria bpt. 9 Jul 1816 (sponsors were Bernard Mooney & Margaret Teggart) at Saul Catholic Church PR
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James
PRAY . Loughinisland of Castlenavan, leased 4 acres in 1828 TAB
Miss
Jane
PRAY . Donaghcloney regd. Waringstown; wife of William McIlduff; mother of Eliza b. 1865 CR
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John
PRAY . Ballyculter regd. Strangford; husband of Eliza Feenan; father of John b. 11 May 1868 CR
. John PRAY . Clonduff of Ballyaughian; leased a house in 1863 from David Lindsay GV
John PRAY Down regd. Downpatrick; son of Patrick Pray ; married Ellen Rogan 6 Nov 1854 CR
. John PRAY . Kilcoo husband of Sarah Munro; father of Thomas bpt. 6 Apr 1788 at Bryansford Church of Ireland PR
John PRAY Kilcoo of Tullyree; died 17 Mar 1872 aged 51; husband of Bridget who d. 10 Apr 1894 aged 73; father of Mary; buried Bryansford Catholic graveyard MIs
. John PRAY . Kilmore a farmer of Bighouse Quarter, Magheralone ; with James Rice, leased 16 acres from Matthew Forde Esq. 1 Nov 1769 for 31 years for annual rent of £9.3.2 PRONI D/566/37
. John PRAY . Kilmore witness at the marriage of Ann Rice of Magheralone & John Kelly of Tullynacree 6 Jun 1813 at Loughinisland Catholic Church PR
Miss
Margaret Jane
PRAY/ PREY . Donaghcloney regd. Waringstown; wife of James Kennedy ; mother of James b. 1866 & John b. 1868 & Samuel b. 1871 CR
MiMrs.ss Margaret PREY . Loughinisland b.c. 1845; 2nd marriage to .... Ferguson; died c. 1926 in Clough; grandmother of Mrs. Alfred C. Alund of McKeesport , Pennsylvania USA- dated 1929 Irish Gleanings
Miss
Mary
PREAY . Drumgath regd. Rathfriland; wife of James Megaw; mother of James b. 1868 CR
Father
Patrick
PRAY
O'PRAY
. Ballyphilip b. 1647; parish priest of Ballyphilip in 1704 O'L V1 p 406,442
. Patrick PRAY . Drumgath sponsor at the baptism of Sarah, daughter of Bernard Maginnis & Rose Magheral 7 Jul 1852 at Catholic Church PR
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Patrick
PRAY . Drumgooland sponsor at the baptism of Catherin, daughter of James McEvoy & Mary Grant 29 Nov 1839 at Leitrim Catholic Church PR
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Patrick

PRAY

. Kilcoo farmed over one acre so granted a spinning wheel premium & the right to grow flax in 1796 Irish Flax Growers list
. Patrick PRAY (?) . Kilkeel married Mary Mooney 15 Nov 1843 at Lower Mourne Catholic Church, witnesses were Pat Quinn & John Masglue; dispensation given PR
Miss
Rebecca
PRAY . Donaghcloney regd. Waringstown; wife of John Chiney; mother of Sarah b. 1870 CR
. Seneca PRAY . Ardkeen died 4 Mar 1762 aged 67; ; buried Ardkeen parish graveyard MIs
           
Miss Annie PREY . Kilcoo

a servant of Newcastle; daughter of Patrick Prey (a deceased labourer); married Francis McKay 26 Apr 1904 at Bryansford catholic Church, witnesses were Henry McKay & Margaret O'Nell

PR
Miss  Frances PREY Donaghcloney daughter of Thomas Prey ; aged 22 married Thomas Harland 28 Oct 1853 CR
. Hugh PREY . Clonduff of Ballynanny ; leased a house & 6 acres in 1863 from Robert Batt GV
. Hugh PREY . Kilcoo regd. Bryansford; husband of Margaret Grant; father of Elizabeth b. 5 Jun 1866 & Bridget b. 16 Oct 1867 CR
. James PREY . Clonduff of Ballynanny ; leased a house & 6 acres in 1863 from Robert Batt GV
. John PREY . Kilcoo regd. Bryansford; husband of Bridget McClean; father of Cathrine b. 1 Apr 1866 CR
. John PREY . Kilmegan from Castlewellan ; arrived in New York on board 'Cedric ' 22 Feb 1914 on his way to Butte City mine, Montana, USA CP 14/8/2003
Miss
Margaret Jane
PRAY/ PREY . Donaghcloney regd. Waringstown; wife of James Kennedy ; mother of James b. 1866 & John b. 1868 & Samuel b. 1871 CR
Miss Mary PREY . Kilcoo regd. Bryansford; mother of Sarah b. 11 Feb 1874 CR
. Michael PREY . Drumgooland of Ballymagreehan; head of the house & leaseholder in 1901; living with 5 others 1901 Census
Rev. Patrick PREY . Ballyphilip b. 1647; parish priest of Ballyphilip in 1704 O'L B p 504
. Patrick PREY . Drumgooland married Margarett McEvoy 16 Feb 1847 at Leitrim Catholic Church; witnesses were John & Ann McEvoy ; father of Hugh bapt. 20 Nov 1849 (sponsors Peter & Margaret McGrevy) & Elizabeth bapt. 4 Jul 1853 (sponsors James & Ellen McEvoy) & Michael bapt. 8 Oct 1855 (sponsors Laurence McEvoy & Catherine O'Hare) & William bapt. 30 Aug 1857 (sponsors Michael & Mary Keenan) & Owen bapt. 6 May 1859 (sponsors Bernard McCartan & Bridget McEvoy) & Margarett b. 6 May 1868 PR; CR
. Patrick PREY . Drumgooland of Ballymagreehan; head of the house & leaseholder in 1901; living with 10 others 1901 Census
Richard PREY Kilcoo of Tullyree; member of the Emmet Flute Band 1900; click here for the story MOF p 3
Richard PRAY Kilcoo of Tullyree; died 5 May 1915 aged 68; husband of Ellen who d. 28 Apr 1929 aged 75; father of John (d. 27 Feb 1936 aged 43); ; buried Bryansford Catholic graveyard MIs
. William PREY . Kilcoo sponsor at the baptism of N.. , child of Daniel Fitzpatrick & Catherine Mulholland of Drumena 10 Nov 1839 at Catholic Church PR
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William
PREY . Loughinisland married Margret Morrison 2 Nov 1863 at Seaforde Church of Ireland; father of Thomas b. 12 Nov 1869 (regd. Clough) PR; CR


Last Updated August 2014
By Ros Davies