Cos. Tyrone, Donegal, Londonderry & Fermanagh Ireland Genealogy Research

Official Website of the Mailing List


Fahan Upper Parish, County Donegal, Ireland Death Announcements 1784-1870

Items from the Press
Extracted from Personal Notices Inserted in various named newspapers
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


This file of DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM FAHAN UPPER PARISH, COUNTY DONEGAL, IRELAND forms part of the vast archive of 3,000+ pages of genealogical records relating to COUNTIES TYRONE, DONEGAL, LONDONDERRY & FERMANAGH provided without charge or subscription by CoTyroneIreland Welcome to the Premier Website & Research Tool for Cos. Tyrone, Donegal, Londonderry & Fermanagh Genealogy ( A complete list of records pertaining to FAHAN UPPER PARISH on this website can be found at the foot of this file.

Old St. Mura’s Church and Graveyard, Fahan, Co. Donegal (Google Street View)



Date Notice
Mar 13 1784 BAR. At Fahan, Miss Bar (Saunders’ Newsletter)
Jul 4 1808 MCFADEN. At Fahan, county Derry, on Friday se’nnight, Mr. Francis McFaden, aged 70 years, 42 years schoolmaster of said parish (Belfast Commercial Chronicle)
Apr 15 1820 KNOX. At Fahan, in the 91st year of her age, Mrs. Knox, relict of the late James Knox, Esq. (Dublin Weekly Register)
Dec 3 1822 MAXWELL. On the 20th ult., at Birdstown in the 79th year of his age, Richard Maxwell, Esq., late Lieut. Colonel of the Donegal Militia (Londonderry Journal)
Feb 7 1829 SCHOALES. At Fahan, on 26th January, James Schoales, Esq., one of the Burgesses of Londonderry, aged 65 years (Belfast Commercial Chronicle)
Jan 2 1830 O’FLAGHERTY. At Fahan on Friday the 1st inst., in the 40th year of his age, the Rev. Francis O’Flagherty, Catholic Pastor, in the united Parishes of Fahan and Desertegney (Londonderry Sentinel)
Mar 6 1830 O’DOHERTY. On Friday, the 26th ult., at his residence, in Bishop Street, Mr Daniel O’Doherty, aged 48 years. His remains were accompanied to the burying ground at Fahan, by a large assemblage of his friends and citizens (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jan 22 1831 NORMAN. At Fahan, at an advanced age, Anne, second daughter of the late Rev. Thomas Norman, of Lagore, county of Meath (Londonderry Sentinel)
May 26 1832 HEATHE. On Saturday, the 19th inst., at Fahan, Mrs Heathe, relict of the late Admiral Heathe (Londonderry Sentinel)
Apr 12 1834 MCCONNELL. At Fahan, on the 6th inst., aged 72 years, George McConnell, Esq., formerly of this City, merchant (Londonderry Sentinel)
Aug 26 1837 MAGORDY. At Fahan, at the advanced age of 88, Mr Hugh Magordy, gardener to the Rev. W. Hawkshaw (Londonderry Sentinel)
Sep 1 1838 COCHRAN. At his residence, at Criesloughmore, near Fahan, on the 17th ult., Mr Joseph Cochran, at the advanced age of 85 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jul 13 1839 SCOTT. On Wednesday 10th inst., at Rose Hill, Fahan, Catharine, wife of the Rev. Henry Scott (Londonderry Sentinel)
Apr 18 1840 MOLLOY. On the 14th inst., in Kilmacrenan, where he went on a visit to his brother, Doctor Molloy, Francis Lucas, the youngest son of the Rev. F.L. Molloy, of Fahan, aged 21 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Nov 14 1840 HAMILTON. At his residence, Fahan, on the 1st inst., the Rev. David Hamilton, in the 62nd year of his age, and 42nd of his ministry (Londonderry Sentinel)
May 8 1841 MORTON. On the 26th ult., Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr John Morton, the Gort, Fahan (Londonderry Sentinel)
Nov 6 1841 SHAW. On the 29th ult., at the residence of her father, Chrislaghmore, Fahan, after a severe and protracted illness, Margaret, the beloved wife of Mr Samuel Shaw, of this City (Londonderry Sentinel)
Apr 12 1845 MARSHALL. On the 27th ult., at 9 Harley Place, Clifton [Bristol], aged 73 years, Josiah Marshall, Esq., Major General in the Hon. East India Company's Service, which he entered in the year 1790, and youngest son of the late Rev. Josiah Marshall, many years Rector of the Parish of Fahan, county Donegal, and latterly of Maghera, in the Diocese of Derry (Londonderry Sentinel)
Aug 16 1845 MCCLELLAND. At Fahan, on the 9th inst., after a short illness, in the 16th year of her age Mary Jane McClelland (Londonderry Sentinel)
Apr 4 1846 SHAW. At his residence, Castletown, Fahan, on the 27th ult., Mr Samuel Shaw, formerly of this City (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jul 11 1846 HAMILTON. On Friday evening, the 3rd inst., at Fahan Cottage, Catherine, wife of Micah Hamilton, Esq (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jan 8 1848 SCHOALES. At Fahan, on the 3rd inst., at an advanced age, Miss Catharine Schoales (Londonderry Sentinel)
Apr 8 1848 HAWKSHAW. In this City, on the 25th March, Eliza, third daughter of the late Rev. Richard Hawkshaw, formerly Rector of Fahan, in the county Donegal (Londonderry Sentinel)
May 27 1848 HAWKSHAW. At Derry, on the 26th inst., Margaret, relict of the late Rev. Richard Hawkshaw, sometime Rector of Fahan (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jan 18 1850 BEATTY. On the 10th inst., at her father's residence, at Millbrook, Fahan, Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Mr William Beatty (Londonderry Sentinel)
Feb 1 1850 BEATTY. On the 25th ult., at his residence, Letter, Fahan, Mr Archibald Beatty, aged 61 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Mar 15 1850 BEATTY. On the 7th inst., at his residence, Millbrook, Fahan, Mr William Beatty, aged 63 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Sep 13 1850 COWARD. On Wednesday, the 10th inst., at Fahan, Mrs Coward, widow of the late Fleming Coward, Esq., of Her Majesty's Customs Londonderry (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jun 6 1851 ALEXANDER. On Sabbath morning last, at his residence, Rosehill, Fahan, Mr Joseph Alexander, formerly of this City, aged 42 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jun 6 1851 VANCE. On Saturday, the 31st ult., at Lisfannon, near Fahan, county Donegal, after a protracted illness, Mr Charles Vance, aged 55 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jun 13 1851 LONGWILL. On Monday, the 9th inst., at Lisfannon, near Fahan, Jane, youngest daughter of Mr Robert Longwill (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jan 30 1852 BEATTY. 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 (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jul 16 1852 CORBETT. On the 8th inst., at Fahan, where he had gone for the benefit of his health, Joseph Denham, youngest son of Dr. Corbett, Ship Quay Street, in the 13th year of his age (Londonderry Sentinel)
Aug 27 1852 MAXWELL. At Frankfort, on the 13th August, after a few days illness, Hester Emily, wife of the Rev. P.B. Maxwell, of Birdstown, county Donegal (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jan 14 1853 VANCE. On Sunday, the 9th inst., at her late residence, Lisfannan, near Fahan, Mrs Vance, at the advanced age of 86 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Feb 25 1853 TODD. On 21st inst., Jane, the beloved wife of Mr James Todd, Ficary, Fahan
May 27 1853 SCHOALES. May 19th, at 5, Herbert Place, Dublin, in her 87th year, Miss Charity Schoales, late of Fahan (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jul 29 1853 GILLICHAN. On Saturday, the 23rd inst., Miss Gillichan, of Fahan (Londonderry Sentinel)
Dec 23 1853 MCDONALD. On the 30th November, at Fahan, Mr Daniel McDonald, aged 82 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Sep 8 1854 CUNNINGHAM. On the 2nd inst., in the 64th year of her age, Sophia, wife of Mr Cunningham, of Toobin, Parish of Fahan, county Donegal (Londonderry Sentinel)
Feb 2 1855 BARNES. On the 25th ult., at Creeslaughkeil, Fahan, Mrs Elizabeth Barnes, aged 73 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jan 18 1856 BEATTY. On the 14th inst., at Millbrook, Fahan, Emily, daughter of the late Mr William Beatty, aged 20 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Feb 19 1858 HAWKSHAW. On Wednesday, the 27th ult., at her residence, Great James Street [Londonderry], Louisa, sister of the late Rev. William Hawkshaw, Rector of Fahan (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jun 20 1856 CLARK. At her residence, Lisfannan, near Fahan, on the 17th inst., Mrs Mary Ann Clark, in her 41st year (Londonderry Sentinel)
Dec 12 1856 BEATTY. At Kentucky, U.S., on the 20th October, Robert, eldest son of the late Mr William Beatty, Millbrook, Fahan (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jun 26 1857 DENHAM. On Wednesday, the 24th inst., Eliza, the beloved wife of the Rev. James Denham, D.D. Her remains will be removed from Fahan, on Monday morning, at seven o'clock (Londonderry Sentinel)
Oct 16 1857 HIGINBOTHAM. On the 15th inst., at his residence, Crescent, Derry, the Rev. Robert Higinbotham, aged 33 years. His remains will be removed for interment in Fahan Church yard, on Saturday morning, the 17th inst., at the hour of eleven o'clock (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jan 22 1858 MCCRORY. At Fahan, on the 18th inst., Mr Patrick McCrory, for many years a member of the Revenue Police Force (Londonderry Sentinel)
Mar 19 1858 LONGWILL. On the 14th inst., at Lisfannon, Fahan, Mrs Robert Longwill, aged 68 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Apr 2 1858 HANSON. On the 24th ult., at Rosehill, Fahan, James Brown, aged two years and nine months, third son of the Rev. David Hanson (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jul 30 1858 ALEXANDER. On the 24th inst., Jane, relict of the late Mr John Alexander, Castleton, Fahan (Londonderry Sentinel)
Apr 15 1859 HANSON. April 11, at Rose Hill, Fahan, of whooping cough, the infant son of the Rev. David Hanson (Londonderry Sentinel)
Apr 27 1860 BEATTY. April 21, Mrs William Beatty, of Millbrook, Fahan, aged 68 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Aug 3 1860 HAMILTON. July 31, at her residence, Gort House, Jane, relict of the late Rev. David Hamilton, of Fahan, aged 78 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Sep 28 1860 GILLIHAN. September 23, at Castletown, Fahan, Miss Priscilla Gillihan, aged 50 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Dec 14 1860 RAMSEY. December 13, at her residence, Castletown, Fahan, Mary Ramsey, aged 78 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Sep 27 1861 O’BRIEN. September 18, Mr Daniel O’Brien, Tooban, Fahan, in the 77th year of his age (Londonderry Sentinel)
Feb 20 1863 HAMILTON. February 14, at Blessington Street, Dublin, Kate, third and youngest daughter of Micah Hamilton, Esq., late of Fahan Cottage, county Donegal, aged 12 years and 7 months (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jul 21 1863 WATSON. July 19, at Fahan, Mr Daniel Watson, aged 72 years. His remains will arrive for interment in the Cathedral burying-ground, on Thursday morning, at half-past ten o'clock (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jan 19 1864 GILLICHAN. January 17, at Castletown, Fahan, Mr Joseph Gillichan, aged 68 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Feb 26 1864 MCCLAY. February 19, GEORGE, son of Mr William McClay, Creeslaghkeel, Fahan, aged 8 years and 9 months (Londonderry Sentinel)
Mar 18 1864 BROWN. 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 (Londonderry Sentinel)
Mar 18 1864 BROWN. On the 14th March, at Buncrana, Harriet Elizabeth, aged six months, the daughter of Mr Thomas Brown, of the coast guard station, Fahan (Londonderry Sentinel)
Aug 9 186 GRAHAM. On the 3rd August, at his residence, Fahan, Mr Moses Graham, aged 53 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Aug 19 1864 MCCLELLAND. August 12, at Castletown, Fahan, Miss Elizabeth McClelland, in the 68th year of her age (Londonderry Sentinel)
Dec 16 1864 DOHERTY. December 14, at 19 Brougham Street, Belfast, William O’Donnell Doherty, eldest son of Mr William J. Doherty, C.E., aged one year and eleven months. His remains will be conveyed to the Roman Catholic Burying ground, Fahan, by the 9.30 train from Belfast on the 16th inst., arriving at Derry at 2.30p.m. (Londonderry Sentinel)
May 2 1865 WILLIAMS. May 1, at 4 London Street, Derry, Isabella Williams, aged 23 years, after a protracted illness. Her remains will be removed for interment in the burying ground of Fahan, on Thursday morning, the 4th inst. (Londonderry Sentinel)
Sep 12 1865 GRAHAM. September 7, at her residence, Fahan, Anne, relict of the late Mr Moses Graham, aged 53 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
May 1 1866 DEAN. April 27, at Fahan, Mary Dean, relict of the late Mr Samuel Dean, Burnfoot, aged 80 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jun 29 1866 MCCLELLAND. June 27, at Castletown, Fahan, Mr Robert McClelland, in the 68 year of his age (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jan 15 1867 MORTON. January 11, at Fahan, Jane, eldest daughter of the late Richard Morton, Esq., of this City (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jan 22 1867 NICHOLS. On Thursday, an inquest was held in the County Infirmary, before Minchin Lloyd, Esq., Coroner, into the death of Robert Nichols, who had been admitted the previous evening. It appears that Nichols who lived at Craigtown, near Fahan, was returning from Derry on a cart accompanied by a Mary Adams, when he fell off the cart. A subsequent examination by Dr Hamilton found that he had injured his spine, who conveyed him to the Infirmary. Dr William Maturin, House Surgeon in his evidence stated that Nichols had died from a fracture of the spine near the neck. The jury found a verdict of Accidental death (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jan 29 1867 MAXWELL. January 23, at Bath, Rev. P.B. Maxwell, of Birdstown, county Donegal, aged 87 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Feb 12 1867 DOHERTY. On the 10th February, at Fahan, Mr William Doherty, Surveyor. His remains will be removed for interment in the Roman Catholic Burying Ground, Fahan, on this, Tuesday, morning, the 12th inst., at ten o'clock (Londonderry Sentinel)
Mar 15 1867 HUDDLESTON. March 12, at Fahan House, Selina, daughter of the late Thomas Huddleston, Esq., Dublin (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jun 26 1868 LYNCH. June 19, at his residence, Cashel, Parish of Upper Fahan, Mr Patrick Lynch, aged 72 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Apr 9 1869 LAMBERTON. April 5, at his father's residence, Castletown, Fahan, Joseph Cochrane, the infant son of James F. Lamberton, aged 1 year (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jul 16 1869 MULHOLLAND. July 9, at Craigtown, Fahan, suddenly, of apoplexy, Elizabeth Mulholland, aged 32 years (Londonderry Sentinel)
Jul 9 1870 DOHERTY. July 3, at Tooban, Fahan, Mary Ann Doherty, aged 38 years (Londonderry Standard)
Apr 3 1870 WALLACE. April 22, at her residence Carnshanagh, Jane Wallace, aged 68 years. [Her remains will be removed for the Burial-ground of Fahan, on Monday morning, the 25th instant, at Eleven o’clock.] (Londonderry Standard)
Oct 28 1870 BARR. Oct 22, at Gortnaskey, Fahan, Mr. Peter Barr, aged 62 years (Londonderry Sentinel)


Further records for Fahan Upper Parish can be found at:

Welcome to the Premier Website & Research Tool for Cos. Tyrone, Donegal, Londonderry & Fermanagh Genealogy

Fahan Upper Parish Records, County Donegal, Ireland

Can’t find your ancestor?

Search the Every Name Index

and Every Word Search