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Convoy, County Donegal, Ireland Death Announcements 1830-72

Items from the Press
Extracted from personal announcements inserted in the Londonderry Sentinel, Londonderry Journal & Londonderry Standard
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
St. Mary’s Catholic Graveyard, Convoy
Convoy Presbyterian Church and graveyard


Date Notice
Mar 27 1830 On the 20th instant, at Convoy House, Convoy, county Donegal, in the 72nd year of her age, Mrs Montgomery, of Convoy
May 1 1830 At Convoy, on Friday, the 23rd April, Jane, wife of the Rev. James Taylor, aged 87
Feb 19 1831 On the 15th inst., at Gortin, the residence of his son in law, in the 91st year of his age, the Rev. James Taylor, for 65 years Minister of the Presbyterian Congregation of Convoy
Jul 9 1831 On the 29th ult., after a tedious illness, Mrs Scott, wife of Mr William Scott, Convoy. In a discharge of her duties as a wife and mother she was equalled by few, excelled by none
Mar 15 1834 On the 8th inst., of apoplexy, at an advanced age, Mr Thomas Criswell, of Convoy
Apr 18 1835 On Sunday, the 12th inst., Mr Robert McClure, of Magheranappin, near Convoy, aged 68 years. He left three sons and two daughters to lament his loss. His remains were interred on Tuesday in the church yard of Convoy
Oct 17 1835 At Three Springs Farm, near Coshocton, Ohio, U.S., on the 21st August last, Mr Matthew Scott, late of Tullydonnell, near Convoy, in the 69th year of his age
Jul 13 1839 On Tuesday the 2nd inst., aged 23 years, Rebecca, daughter of the late Mr Robert McClure, Magheranappin
May 8 1841 On the 26th ult., in Carrickbrack, at her sister's residence, at the advanced age of 81 years, Lydia Moore, fifth daughter of David Moore, Esq., late of said Place
Feb 5 1842 On the 17th ult., after a long and tedious illness, which she bore with Christian patience, Mary, relict of the late Thomas Criswell, of Convoy, aged 78 years
Nov 1842 At Carrickbrack, on Sunday, the 30th October, Mr William McConaghy, aged 26 years
Jun 17 1843 On Thursday, the 8th inst., at Priestown, near Convoy, Mr. Andrew Graham, aged 113 years
Jul 1 1843 On the 3rd ult., at Findrum, near Raphoe, county Donegal, the residence of her nephew, Andrew McClure, Esq., Miss Mary McClure, aged 85 years
Jan 6 1844 At Convoy on Wednesday 21st inst., Mr. Samuel Allen aged 45, deservedly regretted by all those who were acquainted with him
Jan 13 1844 At Cavan, Stranorlar, on the 9th inst., Mary, wife of Marshall Clarke, Esq., late Lieutenant, 88th Regiment, and eldest daughter of the late Robert Allen, Esq., of Carrickbrack
May 14 1844 May 9th, at Convoy, aged three months, Robert Montgomery Chambers, second son of the late Rev. Charles Boyton, D. D
May 24 1845 On Sunday, the 18th inst., at Kiltowel, near Convoy, Mr William Johnston, aged 85 years
Oct 24 1846 Of influenza, after a few days’ illness, on the 15th inst., at Convoy House, in his 68th year, Robert Montgomery, Esq
May 13 1847 In Carrickbrack, on the 9th inst., in the 85th year of her age, Elizabeth Allen, relict of the late Mr John Allen, and daughter of the late Mr David Moore, both of said place
Aug 28 1847 On the 20th inst., Mr Samuel Smylie, of Liskeeran, near Stranorlar, aged 102 years, for many years a ruling elder in the Congregation of Convoy
Jan 8 1848 On the 26th ult. at Convoy, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr Thomas Warrell, aged 76 years
Feb 22 1848 At Convoy, on the 19th inst., Mr Thomas Warrell, aged 70 years, long a merchant of that town and a ruling elder of the Presbyterian Church
Sep 30 1848 At Convoy, on the 24th inst., in her 83rd year, Ellen, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Robert Law, of Carnone, and relict of the late Samuel Allen, of Convoy
May 5 1849 On the 28th April, at Convoy, in the house of her son, the Rev. John Beatty, Elizabeth, relict of the late Andrew Beatty, Esq., of this City aged 64 years
May 12 1849 On the 11th ult., at Three Springs, Ohio, U.S.A., Mrs M. Scott, relict of the late Matthew Scott, of Tullydonnel, near Convoy, aged 74 years
Nov 8 1850 On the 7th inst., at his residence, Shipquay Street [Londonderry], Mr Charles M. Cooper, haberdasher, interment in Convoy graveyard
Jan 3 1851 On the 27th ult., at an advanced age, Jane, relict of the late Mr Stephen Wray, of Drumgumberland
Feb 28 1851 On the 7th inst., at his residence, Carrickbrack, near Convoy, Mr John Allen, at the advanced age of 85 years. He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church, Convoy
Apr 1 1853 On the 22nd ult., of influenza, Hester, aged 22 years, fifth daughter of Mr John Warrell, of Convoy
May 5 1854 On the 16th ult., at Cornagilla, Mary Anne, third daughter of Mr William Crawford, aged 14 years
Aug 25 1854 July 19th, at New York, U. S., of typhoid fever, aged 21 years, Martin, fourth son of Mr Martin Laird, late of Trainbuoy, near Convoy, county Donegal
Sep 21 1855 August 27, at Finnidurk, near Convoy, Mr Samuel Pollock, of inflammation of the chest
May 30 1856 At Lettermore, near Stranorlar, on the 17th inst., Bridget Loughery, at the advanced age of 104 years
Jun 5 1857 On the 8th ult., at Finnydurk, Convoy, Mr John Shanklin, Jun., medical student, aged 26 years
Oct 2 1857 On the 23rd ult., Margaret, the wife of Mr Robert McConaghy, of Carrickbrack, and youngest daughter of Mr John Allen, late of same place, after a painful and protracted illness
Dec 25 1857 On the 16th inst., at Meenavalley, county Donegal, Mr Moses Glenn, aged 78 years
Mar 19 1858 On Saturday, the 6th inst., at the Manse, Convoy, the Rev. John Wray, Minister of the Presbyterian Congregation of Convoy, in the 62nd year of his age and the 30th of his ministry
Nov 11 1859 At Carrickbrack, near Convoy, county Donegal, on Saturday last, Mr Andrew Lowry
Dec 9 1859 December 1, at Cornigilla, Convoy, Mrs Mackay, aged 96 years
Dec 9 1859 On the 27th ult., at Knockbrack, near Convoy, Mrs Noble, aged 100 years, all but one month
Dec 23 1859 On the 14th inst., at Carrickbrack, Mr John Holmes, aged 50 years. He was a kind husband, a tender father
Jun 15 1860 June 8, aged 60 years, Martha, the beloved wife of Mr Livingston, Convoy
Jan 11 1861 December 28, at Meenavilly, near Stranorlar, Mr Joseph Glenn, aged 65 years
Sep 20 1861 September 7, at Broadpath, near Convoy, county Donegal, Mr John Rooney, aged 20 years
Feb 7 1862 January 29, at Convoy, Mr Thomas Livingston, aged 64 years
Aug 29 1862 August 14, at his residence, Magheranappin, Mr William McClure, aged 86 years
Jan 9 1863 December 30, at his residence, Magheracorn, Convoy, county Donegal, Mr Andrew Sayers, aged 85 years
May 19 1863 May 10, at Convoy, of a lingering disease, Mr John Warrell, aged 69 years
May 22 1863 May 15, at Convoy, Captain Alexander Richard Montgomery, late 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, aged 74. He was one of the very few surviving Peninsular veterans
Feb 2 1864 January 25, at Macmeens, Convoy, Margaret, wife of the late Mr Thomas Duffy, aged 55 years
Apr 19 1864 April 16, at Finadurk, near Convoy, Mr John Shanklin
May 24 1864 May 23, at Edenmore, John Allen, Esq., merchant, of this City [Londonderry], aged 67 years. His remains will be removed for interment in Convoy burying ground, on the morning of Thursday, the 26th inst., at the hour of 10 o'clock
Sep 2 1864 August 7, at New York, Mr Martin Laird, Isle of Trainbuoy, in the county of Donegal, in the 74th year of his age
Sep 13 1864 On the 3rd September, at Agheygalt, Convoy, Mr Richard Black, aged 62 years
Sep 13 1864 September 6, at Agheygalt, Convoy, Mr James Black, aged 65 years, only surviving brother of Richard Black, , deceased
Feb 21 1865 On the 15th February, at Carrickbrack, near Convoy, Mr Robert McConaghey, in the 62nd year of his age
Dec 15 1865 Died at the house of her brother, the Rev. William Wilson, Pastor of the Church of the Covenanters of this City [Cincinnati], Miss Martha Wilson. She was born in the town of Findrum, Parish of Raphoe [Convoy], county of Donegal, Ireland. "From the Cincinnati Presbyterian Witness, November 8"
May 8 1866 April 19, at the residence of his son in law, Mr Nathaniel Laird, 118 West Twenty-eight Street, New York, Mr James Wray, formerly of Convoy, county Donegal, aged 50 years
Nov 13 1866 November 3, at Carrickbrack, Jane, wife of Robert Allen, Esq., and eldest daughter of William Wilson, Esq., solicitor, Raphoe, aged 40 years
Aug 9 1867 On the 11th June, by accident in the Black River, at Lacross [Wisconsin, U. S. A.], John George, son of the late Thomas Livingston, National School Teacher, Convoy
Oct 8 1867 September 29, at Green Hills, Convoy, after a protracted illness, Mr John Hammond, aged 55 years
Jul 6 1869 June 28, Mr James Moffatt, Gobnascale, near Convoy, aged 81 years
Jan 29 1870 December 23, 1869, by a fall from his horse, Andrew Shanklin, Esq., M. D., of Fairfield, Alabama, United States, aged 42 years. He was the son of the late Mr. John Shanklin, of Finneydurk, Convoy, county Donegal (Londonderry Journal)
Jul 20 1870 July 16, at Convoy, Rebecca, eldest daughter of Mr. Ezekiel Gallagher, aged 9 years (Londonderry Standard)
Apr 2 1870 March 25, at his residence, Gobnascale, near Convoy, Mr. James McClure, aged 67 years, much and deservedly regretted (Londonderry Standard)
Jul 2 1870 June 27, at his residnece, Convoy, Matthew A. Laird, Esq., youngest son of the late John G. Laird, Esq., M. D., Ballybofey, aged 28 years (Londonderry Standard)
Jan 11 1871 January 6, at Convoy, Mr. Richard McAward, aged 58 years (Londonderry Standard)
Jan 11 1871 Jan 6, at Foyle-road, Derry, Mary, aged 95 years, relict of the late James Davis, formerly of Convoy (Londonderry Standard)
Oct 25 1871 October 13, at his father’s residence, Lisglass, William S. Buchanan, Convoy, county Donegal, aged 42 years (Londonderry Standard)
Dec 30 1871 December 20, Sarah, aged 84 years, the beloved wife of the late Mr. William McGrorty, near Convoy, whose death occurred 15th August, 1870, aged 94 years (Londonderry Journal)
Apr 4 1871 March 30, at his father’s residence, Manor-street, Dublin, George Montgomery Hawkesby, of the National Bank, eldest son of Jackson Hawksby, and grandson of the late Captain Alexander Montgomery, of Convoy, count Donegal, age 24 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jul 17 1872 At her late residence, Bowling-green, Strabane [Co. Tyrone], Anne, relict of the late David McConaghy, Tullydonnell, aged 72. [Her remains will be removed for interment to Convoy churchyard, on to-morrow (Thursday), the 18th inst., at twelve o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation] (Londonderry Standard)
Oct 12 1872 September 14, at Adams Mills, Muskinquin, Co. Ohio, Matthew Scott, in his 78th year, for many years a ruling elder, and liberal supporter of the Presbyterian Church and its various boards and charities. – Philadelphia Presbyterian, Sept. 28. [Mr. Scott, above so honourably referred to, was son of the late Matthew Scott, formerly of Tullydonnell, near Convoy, county Donegal] (Londonderry Standard)
Nov 2 1872 Oct. 26, at his residence, Newmill, Letterkenny, Mr. Patrick Devine, father of the Rev. Hugh Devine, C. C., aged 68 years (Londonderry Standard)

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