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This is my research for the Surname McGurnaghan & variant spellings

Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1828

Name

Parish

Townland

Year

Daniel Magurnaghan

Magheradrool

Upper Ballykine

1834

Hugh & Stephen Magurnaghan

Magheradrool

Upper Ballykine

1834

James Magurnaghan

Magheradrool

Upper Ballykine

1834

John Magurnaghan

Dromara

Burrin

1828

John Magurnahan

Dromara

Burrin

1826

Henry Magurnighan

Dromara

Munninabane

1828

Hugh Magurnighan

Dromara

Munninabane

1828

James Magurnighan

Dromara

Munninabane

1828

Patrick Magurnighan

Dromara

Munninabane

1828

Patrick Magurnighan Junior

Dromara

Munninabane

1828

William Magurnighan

Dromara

Munninabane

1828

Morgan McGurnahan

Derryaghy, Co Antrim

Causewayend

1827

Patrick McGurnahan

Derryaghy Co Antrim

Causewatend

1827

Peter McGurnahan

Derryaghy Co Antrim

Causewayend

1827

 

Griffiths Valuation of Ireland – 1863 CD

Head of the house county parish townland

Patrick McGurnaghan

Antrim

Derryaghy -near Lisburn

Aghnahough

Peter McGurnaghan

Antrim

Derryaghy

Ballymacoss

Peter McGurnaghan

Antrim

Derryaghy

Aghnahough

John McGurnahan

Antrim

Derryaghy

Ballymacoss

Peter McGurnahan Jnr

Antrim

Derryaghy

Ballymacoss

Peter McGurnahan Snr

Antrim

Derryaghy

Ballymacoss

William McGurnahan

Antrim

Derryaghy

Ballymacoss

Elizabeth Magurnahan

Down

Magheradrool

Ballykine Upper - leasing a house & 6 acres & leasing out 2 houses next door (one to James Magurnahan)

James Magurnahan

Down

Magheradrool

Ballykine Upper - leasing a house & 21 acres from David S. Ker

 

British Vitals Records – Births

Name birth date where registered parents names

Elizabeth McGurnahan

8 May 1866

Lisburn

John McGurnahan & Maria Ferris

William Magurnahan

9 Jan 1869

Lisburn

John McGurnahan & Maria Ferris

Thomas Magurnahan

26 Mar 1865

Rathfriland

Thomas Magurnahan & Bridget Carrol

 

Civil Registration – Births

Date

Name

Registration District

volume & page #

23 Apr 1866

Sarah Jane McGurnaghan; dau. of James McGurnahan & Sarah Flinn

Downpatrick; Ballynahinch area

6/555

 

Civil Marriage registration

1864 Eliza Magurnaghan Downpatrick
1864 Ellen Magurnaghan Downpatrick
1865 Henry Magurnaghan Downpatrick

1888 1st Q

Isabella Magurnaghan

Downpatrick

1/633

1918 Hugh Magurnahan Downpatrick 3rd Quarter

 

Civil Registration- Deaths

Date/quarter

Name

Age

Registration district

Volume/page

1862 William Magurnaghan 8 Downpatrick .

1908 2Q

Patrick McGurnaghan

67

Lisburn

1/503

1909 1Q

Jane McGurnaghan

83

Lisburn

1/523

1910 1Q

Charles McGurnaghan

39

Lisburn

1/545

1910 4Q

Veronica Magurnaghan

1

Downpatrick

1/461

1911 3Q

Mary Martha McGurnaghan

45

Lisburn

1/445

1911 4Q

Margaret Magurnahan

41

Lisburn

1/437

1912 1Q

James Magurnahan

73

Lisburn

1/461

1912 4Q

Ellen McGurnahan

90

Newry

1/563

1913 1Q

Sarah McGurnaghan

74

Lisburn

1/574

1913 3Q

Patrick Magurnahan

73

Lisburn

1/354

 

Magheradroll parish register ( feint & illegible)

22 Jul 1833 Pat and Ann Magurnaghan - a marriage

Marriage Certificate:

21 November 1872- James O’Hare, full age, bachelor, servant, Ballynahinch (f) Jame. O’Hare, alive, labourer &
Ellen McGurnahan, full age, spinster, servant, Ballynahinch, John McGurnahan, dead, labourer.
Roman Catholic Chapel, Ballynahinch by Rev. Patrick (Frail?) Witnesses: Robert McGrillan ( lots in Ballynahinch 1864) and Mary Murray. Registrars District #39

1846- Henry & Jane McGurnaghan , witnesses at the marriage of Henry Maxwell of Moneynabane (Dromara) & Catherine McManus

Ballynahinch Catholic Graveyard:

Hugh McGurnachan- Ballykine . (A few kilometres north west of Ballynahinch)

Mary McGurnaghan- Dromara Rd, Ballynahinch ; died 28 Feb 1965

Henry McGurnaghan- Dromara Rd, Ballynahinch; died –

Magheradrool Old Graveyard

Hugh McGurnahan died Nov 1782 aged 43

Loughinisland Old Graveyard

Alexander McGurnahen died 14 May 1752

Cover map of "Townlands of Ulster" book:

John M’ Gurnagh’s - small field in Ballymacarn townland, Magherdrool parish

Index to Irish Wills- Phillimore & Thift

James Magurnahan, Muninabane townland 1840 Dromore District

Hugh McGurnahan, Ballykine townland in 1780 ( A few kilometres north west of Ballynahinch)

John McGurnaghan, of Ballymacarn, aged 92 in about 1803 (see General list for quote)

Mentioned in Ballynahinch Presbyterian Church Records;

Hugh McGURNAHAN received 3 pence from Ballynahinch Presbyterian Church 26 Jan 1721

Patrick MAGOURNAHAN received 9 pence from Ballynahinch Presbyterian Church for work 30 Mar 1718 BPCR (This is the earliest occurrance of this surname I've found in the area.

 

Last updated February 2014

by Ros Davies