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Moneydig Presbyterian Church Baptisms 1894-1920, Desertoghill Parish, Co. Londonderry

PRONI Ref: MIC 1P/93; T2421/1
Records from 11 Aug 1898 to 4 Feb 1905 are Missing
Original transcription by Lavonne Kennedy Auburn
History of the congregation and notes contributed by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia - len_swindley[at]hotmail.com
Formatted by
Jim McKane, Ontario, Canada - jamckane[at]gmail.com

 

Moneydig Presbyterian Church, 45 Moneydig Rd, Coleraine

 

A BRIEF HISTORY 1832-1976

Extracted from A History of Congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland, 1982

In 1832, Dr. John Brown of Aghadowey suggested a preaching station in the border district which included portions of Garvagh, Kilrea and Aghadowey, but in 1834 the cause ran into difficulties over a site. However, the local people procured a site in Moneydig, and in July 1835 reported that they were proceeding with the building of a church and asked for supplies. The first minister was Mr. Patrick Killough who was ordained on 12 Dec. 1837. He died on 21 Aug. 1856 and was succeeded by Mr. Henry H. Finlay (lic. Coleraine) who was ordained 30 June 1857. He resigned 3 Apr. 1863 on his appointment by the Board of Missions to go to Australia. Mr. William McCay (lic. Belfast) was ordained on 3 Nov. 1863. He retired on 7 Nov. 1916 and died 9 Aug. 1921.

Mr. William Bell Stewart (lic. Aghoghill) was ordained on 4 April 1917.He served as a Chaplain 1917/19 and resigned from Moneydig on 30 July 1922. Rev. William John Latimer minister of Carnone [Co. Donegal], was installed 4 July 1923, and resigned 15 Apr. 1931 on accepting a call to Ballycairn. He was the son of Rev. W.T. Latimer, D.D., of Eglish [Co. Tyrone] and grandson of Rev. John Latimer of Ballynahatty [Co. Tyrone]. During Mr. Latimer’s ministry the congregation bought the house which has since served as a manse.

The sixth minister was Rev. Gordon Thompson Campbell Clements, D.D., minister of Donore [Dublin-, who was installed 31 Dec. 1931. He retired on 3 June 1936 and died 6 July 1936. Rev. Henry Cooke Stuart was installed 8 Oct. 1936, having been previously minister of Donoughmore [Co. Donegal], and then minister in New Zealand. He was the son of the Rev. Joseph C. Stuart of Clare [Co. Armagh]. He retired from Moneydig on 31 Jan. 1959 and died on 9 Jan. 1972. Mr. James Warden (lic. Derry) was ordained on 30 July 1959 and resigned on 31 July 1963 on accepting a call from the United Church of Canada at Tavistock. Rev. Ernest James Ferguson, minister of Knowhead, Fahan and Inch, was installed on 23 Jan. 1964. A church hall was built in 1971. Mr. Ferguson retired on 30 June 1976.

The choice then fell on Rev. Aylmer Ernest Armstrong of Dungiven who was installed on 28 July 1976.

The following surviving records of the congregation have been microfilmed by the staff of PRONI, Belfast, where they may be consulted:

Baptisms: 1857-1923 & Marriages 1852-1928. PRONI Ref: MIC 1P/93; T2421/1


NOTE: NR=Not Recorded

1894 - 1897

Surname Name Father Mother Birth Baptism
Kyle James Thos Kyle Jane Peden 6 Jan/94 15 Jan/94
Kyle Hugh Thos Kyle Jane Paden 6 Jan/94 15 Jan/94
Kyle Thomas Robert Mary Gilmore 24 Jan/94 26 Mar/94
Peden NR James M J Boyd 24 Jan/94 26 Mar/94
Hogg James Sam Mary Torrens 28 Dec/93 13 Aug/94
Millar Matilda Torrens James Mary Caskey 7 Jun/94 17 Dec/94
Morrell Wm Samuel Margt Morell 5 Aug/94 30 Dec/94
Woodend Emily Alex Emily McCliester 14 Dec/93 4 Jan/95
Morell Aidelade Wm Aidelade Glanville 19 Sep/94 31 Jan/95
Gilmore Wm Thos Martha A Lytle 5 Aug/94 22 Oct/94
Kyle Wm Thomas Jane Peden 2 Feb/95 25 Mar/95
Govenor James John Fanny J Graham 4 Mar/94 23 Nov/94
Toye Rebecca John Lipee G Wilson 23 Mar/95 30 Apr/95
Archibald Sarah Robert J Archibald Nancy McClester 8 Mar/95 28 May/95
Hogg Martha Thos Martha Irvine 24 Sept/94 30 May/95
Hogg Samuel John Martha A Gilmore 27 Feb/95 13 Jun/95
Hogg Martha Jane James Ester Hogg 22 Jan/95 13 Jun/95
Heaney Orr Adam Wm Heaney Sarah Orr 13 Jul/94 14 Jun/95
Long Charlott Eliz Samuel Long Mary S Morrison 18 Feb/95 30 May/95
Hazlett Margaret Sam Nancy Knox 1 Apr/95 21 Oct/95
Alexander James Robt Martha Alexander 26 Feb/95 6 Nov/95
Hogg Torrens Sam Mary Torrens 27 May/95 27 Nov/95
Stewart Thomas David NR NR 29 Jan/96
Bradley Wm James Bradley Nancy Kyle 8 May/95 12 Feb/96
Archibald Samuel Matthew Jane Morell 2 Feb/96 2 Mar/96
Archibald David Spencer Annie Adams 10 Nov/95 2 Mar/96
Kirkpatrick Thos Waterson Samuel Martha Thompson 29 Sep/96 13 Nov/96
Gamble William Daniel Jane Kennedy 8 Oct/95 7 Jan/97
Roxborough Jane Wm Catherine Dempsey 19 Feb/96 7 Jan/97
Patterson Jas Alexander James Mary Taylor 7 Feb/97 21 Mar/97
Orr Adam Alex Sarah Calwell 25 Mar/96 15 Jul/97
Heaney Margaret Orr Wm Sarah Orr 4 May/96 15 Jul 97
Hogg Mary Jane John Catherine Kennedy 23 Nov/95 13 May/96 (sic)
Hogg Eliza Stephen John Catherine Kennedy 29 Jan/97 20 May/97
Long Hugh R M Sam Mary Morrison 20 Jan/1897 18 May/97
Alexander Alice A Brown Thos Elizabeth Hill 25 Mar/97 25 May/97
Hogg Elizabeth Stevens John Hogg Catherine Kennedy 29 Jan 1897 20 May 1897
Johnston Mary Robert Isabella Stewart 9 Feb 1897 2 July 1897
Reid Mary E Torrens Robert Martha Torrens 10 July 1897 29 Aug 1897
Moon Thos Alexander Thos Mary Kennedy 1/10 Apr 1897 3 Oct 1897
Alexander Wm James Thos Margt A McLeese 22 Jun 1897 18 Oct 1897
Hogg Sarah Sanderson Thomas Martha Irwin 15 Nov 1896 15 Dc 1897
 

1897 - 1898

Surname Name Father Mother Birth Baptism
Dinsmore Mary Wallace James Thos Sarah Wilson 1 Feb 1897 26 Aug 1897
Kyle Annie Jane Thomas Jane Peden 28 May 1897 26 Aug 1897
Orr Jennie Caldwell Alexander Sarah Calwell 12 Jul 1897 5 Nov 1897
Govenor Smith John Hanna J Graham 29 Nov 1896 10 Nov 1897
Toye Hugh A Morrison John Eliza G Wilson 19 Oct 1897 29 Dec 1897
Heaney Wilhelmina Wm Sarah Orr 30 Jan 1898 5 June 1898
Torrens Jonathan David Mary Pollock 5 May 1898 18 Jul 1898
McLeese Wm Thos Isabella Hogg 27 Oct 1897 22 Mar 1898
Hogg Margaret Ann Sam Mary Torrens 5 Dec 1897 10 May 1898
McVey James Robert J Nancy M Rogolds? 10 May 1897 10 May 1898
Gilmore Margaret Thos Martha Lytle 15 June 1898 26 Aug 1898
Gilmore James Thos Martha Lytle 15 June 1896? Not Known
Long Samuel Hamilton Samuel Long Mary S Morrison 11 Jul 1898 4 Oct 1898
Hogg Thomas Thomas Martha Irvine 19 Dec 1898 (sic) 26 June 1898
Millar Annie Mary James Mary Caskey 24 Nov 1898 3 Jul 1899
McFetridge James G Thos Rachel Gilmour 17 Mar 1899 25 Jul 1899
Gilmore Robert Thos Martha Lytle 29 Apr 1900 8 Aug 1900
Orr Margt Alex Sarah Calwell NR 15 Apr 1899
Gamble George W Dan Jane Kennedy 22 May 1900 5 May 1901
Patterson Charles O Hazlett James Mary Taylor 1 Jan 1901 11 Nov 1901
Moore Wm Alex Alex Martha Clark 6 Nov 1900 18 Nov 1901
Roxborough Rachel Wm Cath Dempsey 23 Mar 1901 16 Dec 1901
Roxborough Esther Wmm Cath Dempsey 25 Oct 1899 16 Dec 1901
Johnston William Robert Isabella Stewart 29 Jun 1901 31 Dec 1902
Toye John W Brown John Eliza G Wilson 22 Nov 1901 4? Jan 1902
Heany Sarah Louisa Wm Sarah Orr 21 June 1901 4 Jan 1902
Toye John William Brown John Toye Eliza Graham 24 Nov 1901 2 Jan 1902
McFetridge Alexander Alex Rachel Gilmore 11 Dec 1901 4 Mar 1902
Kennedy John Samuel Mary Torrens 19 Nov 1901 3 Apr 1902
Hogg Wm John Thos Martha Irvine 17 Mar 1901 28 Apr 1902
Hogg Annie John Catherine Kennedy 6 Oct 1901 28 Oct 1902
Gilmore John Torrens Annie Torrens 2 Aug 1902 19 Oct 1902
Roxborough William Wm Cath Dempsey 9 Oct 1902 26 Nov 1902
Moore Rachel Alex Martha Clark 28 Sep 1902 3 Dec 1902
McIleese Thos Alexnder Thos Isabella Hogg 2 May 1902 3 Dec 1902
Reid Solomon Robert Martha Torrens 16 Oct 1902 14 Dec 1902
Thompson WmAlexander Not married Martha Thompson 4 Jun 1901 19 May 1903
Dinsmore James Thos James T Sarah Wilson 21 Apr 1903 19 May 1903
Stevens Jane James Sarah Gilmore 7 May 1903 14 Jul 1903
Woods Mary Adeline Thos Woods N A M Kennedy 6 May? 1903 6 Aug 1903
Gamble Margaret Daniel Jane Kennedy 7 Nov 1902 4 Nov 1903
Torrence Margaret John Hessy Johnston 21 Mar 1903 7 Jul 190?
Robinson John Thos Ellen Cairns 26 Nov 1903 11 Jun 1904
McCalister Thomas Thos Rosetta Shirley 15 Apr 1903 18 Jun 1904
Kennedy William Wm Catherine Torrence 6 Jan 1904 7 Apr 1904
Kennedy Andrew Samuel Mary Torrance 5 Oct 1903 8 Mar 1904
Kirpatrick Mary Ann Sam Martha Thomson 20 Jan 1904 8 May 1904
Hogg Elizabeth James Esther Hogg 17 Aug 1898 3 Apr 1899
Harrah Elizabeth Thos Nancy Morell 2 Apr 1899 22 Oct 1899
Toye Isabella S C John Eliza G Wilson 29 Jul 1899 26 Oct 1899
Kennedy Elizabeth Hugh Jane Hogg 19 Jul 1897 6 Apr 1898
 

1898 - 1909
NOTE: Records from 11 Aug 1898 to 4 Feb 1905 are missing

Surname Name Father Mother Birth Baptism
Johnston Isabella Robert Isabella Stewart 19 Feb 1898 6 Apr 1898
Adams Martha Jane Thos Martha McCloy 6 Aug 1899 15 Nov 1899
Dinsmore Jennie James T Martha Wilson 27 Dec 1898 6 Feb 1899
Hogg John John Martha A Gilmore 2 Aug 1899 27 Nov 1899
Hogg James Sam Eliza Johnston 21 Apr 1899 8 Jan 1900
Kyle Lizzie T Thomas Jane Peden 21 Jun 1899 26 Jan 1900
Governor Sarah John Fanny G Graham 11 Jun 1899 30 Jun 1900
Hogg Catherine E John Catherine Kennedy 11 Oct 1899 13 Mar 1900
McIleese Daniel Thos Isabella Hogg 25 Nov 1899 21 Mar 1900
Orr Wm Alexander Sarah Calwell 22 Mar 1900 8 Jun 1900
McCalister Anna Bella Thos Rosetta Shirley 18 Jun 1900 11 Nov 1900
Perry Kilpat Margaret Sam Kilpatrick Martha Thomson 22 Sep 1900 18 Nov 1900
Lyttle McCay David John Lyttle Martha McCay 25 Jul 1898 28 Dec 1898
Peden Martha Eliza James Mary J Boyd 3 Sep 1898 2 Nov 1898
Alexander Robert Robert Martha Alexander 7 Aug 1897 13 Mar 1898
Roxborough Agnes Wm Catherine Dempsey 25 Oct 1897 20 Jan 1898
Gamble Martha Dan Jane Kennedy 26 Mar 1898 11 Aug 1898
McIlroy Hanna Wm Annie Jackson 11 May 1904 4 Feb 1905
Torrens Thomas Jonathan Mary Alexander 2 Aug 1904 5 Mar 1905
Fleming Annie Mary Hugh Margt Kennedy 25 Mar 1904 16 Aug 1905
Hogg James McMullan John Martha A Gilmore 11 May 1904 16 Aug 1905
Gilmour Ellen J Archibald Wm Rachel Roxborough 6 Jun 1904 18 Sept 1905
Millar Henrietta James Jane Cunningham 15 Oct 1904 22 Jan 1905
Reid William Robert Martha Torrens 29 Mar/04 22 May 1905
Clark Samuel Sam Margt Dougherty 31 May/05 29 Aug 1905
Stevens Anna James Sarah Gilmore 11 July/05 2 Nov 1905
Dinsmore Mary C Wm Annie Conway 5 Jun/04 24 Nov 1905
Kennedy Andrew T Wm Catherine Torrens 5 May 1905 24 Nov 1905
Kennedy Hugh Samuel Mary Torrens 7 Jun 1905 28 Nov 1905
Kennedy Samuel Daniel Emily Hanna 2 Oct/05 23 Jan 1906
Kennedy John Robert J Eliza Usher 3 Jun/05 12 Feb 1906
Robinson Wm Thos Ellen J Cairns 20 Jan/06 1 Apr 1906
Millar Mary James Jane Cunningham 15 Oct/05 29 Jun 1906
Orr Grace Alexander Sarah Calwell 9 May/06 31 Oct 1906
Hogg Sarah John Caherine Kennedy 8 May/06 31 Oct 1906
McLaughlan Thomas James Annie McMullan 28 Jun/06 2 May 190?
Kennedy James Colgen Daniel Emily Hanna 31 Aug/06 4 Dec 1906
McIlroy Elizabeth Wm Annie Jackson 12 Oct 1906 25 Jan 1907
Hogg Mary Irvine Thos Martha Irvine 1 Nov 1906 17 Jun 1907
NcIleese John Torrens Thos Isabella Hogg 26 Jan 1907 17 Jun 1907
McCloy Edna B Wm Rosetta Finly 6 Apr 1907 14 Jul 1907
Kennedy Anna Wm Catherine 20 Nov 1905 25 Jun 190?
Gilmore Robert Wallace Wm Rachel Roxborough 3 Feb 1906 25 Jun 190?
Torrens John Jonathan Mary Alexander 9 Mar 1907 19 Dec 1907
Kennedy Smith Samuel Mary Torrens 25 Jul 1907 24 Dec 1907
Gilmore Sarah B James Margaret Wallace 16 Mar 1908 24 Jun 1908
Alexander Annie Chesnut John Jane Spence 29 Jun 1908 28 Jan 1909
Kennedy James G Wm Catherine Torrens 16 Apr 1908 28 Jul 1909

 

1908 - 1917

Surname Name Father Mother Birth Baptism
Gilmore William John Matilda G Finly 13 Aug 1908 14 Dec 1908
Gilmore Mary W J Rachel Roxborough 16 Sep 1908 23 Dec 1908
Torrens Sarah Jane Jonathan Mary Alexander 16 Apr 1908 26 Mar 1909
Kennedy Samuel Samuel Mary Torrens 8 Aug 1908 12 Apr 1909
McCloy Sarah Wm Rosetta Finly 24 Nov 1908 20 Apr 1909
McIlroy Wilhelmina Wm Annie Jackson 10 Feb 1909 14 Apr 1909
McIleese Annie J T Thos Isabella Hogg 18 Nov 1909 19 Jan 1910
McCann James Robert Anabella McIlary 16 Aug 1909 17 Feb 1910
Kennedy William Daniel Emily Hanna 10 Apr 1909 17 Feb 1910
McLaughlin James James Annie McMullan 2 Jan 1910 10 Jun 1910
Alexander Margaret John Louisa McCalister 3 Apr 1910 18 Jul 1910
Gilmore Matilda G John Matilda G Finly 2 Mar 1910 19 Jul 1910
Stevens James James Sarah Gilmore 1 Jun 1910 9 Aug 1910
McIlroy Samuel McFetridge Wm Annie Jackson 2 Dec 1911 (sic) 16 Jun 1911
Lees Samuel James Maggie Stewart 14 Nov 1910 30 Jun 1911
Kennedy Alex Hanna Daniel Kennedy Emily Hanna 2/27 Aug 1910 3 Mar 1911
Torrens Robert Wm Robert Annie Torrens 27 Feb 1911 3 Sep 1911
Alexander Jane John Jane Welsh 27 Feb 1911 3 Oct 1011
Doey Wm David Rev Thos Charlotte C McCay 22 Feb 1912 9 Jun 1912
Woods Margt Eliza Thos Lizie Lilley 8 Jun 1912 10 Dec 1912
Lees Wm James Margt Stewart 11 Jul 1912 10 Dec 1912
Gilmore Dorothea M John Matilda Finly 11 Sep NR 16 Dec 1912
McCahon Samuel James Samuel Maggie Gilmore 23 Jan 1913 24 Feb 1913
Wilkson Mary Eliza Wm Martha Kelly 26 Nov 1912 24 Feb 1913
Kennedy Torrens Samuel Kennedy Mary Torrens 7 Aug 1910 9 Mar 1911 (sic)
X by date
Kennedy
Entry crossed out
Alex Thos Daniel Emily Hanna 2 Aug 1910 3 Mar 1911
Alexander Eliza Barr John Lousa McCalister 12 Apr 1912 9 May 1913
Torrens David Robert Annie Torrens 3 Dec 1912 24 Nov 1913
Torrens James James Margt A Johnston 14 Sep 1913 27 Nov 1913
Robinson Thomas Thomas Ellen J Cairns 26 Mar 1913 29 Nov 1913
Torrens Martha Alex Jonathan Mary Alexnder 3 Oct 1912 28 Nov 1913
Lees James James Margt Stewart 9 Sep 1913 11 Dec 1913
McIlroy James Wm Annie Jackson 23 Dec 1913 14 Jan 1914
Alexander Robert John Louisa McAlister 27 Jan 1914 19 Feb 1914
Kennedy Catherine Samuel Catherine Torrens 8 Sep 1913 17 Mar 1914
Torrens Samuel Alex Robert Annie Torrens 16 Jun 1914 28 Oct 1914
Stevens Robert James Rachel A Gilmore 10 Aug 1914 22 Oct 1914
Patton Norman Joseph Margt J McMaster 14 Jun 1914 1 Dec 1914
Adams Thomas James Matilda Mabin? 1 Aug 1914 1 Dec 1914
Torrens Robert Wm D Susan Holmes 19 Sep 19114 18 Jan 1915
Doey John Francis? Rev Thos Charlotte McCay 29 May 1915 25 Oct 1915
Lytle John Moore Robert B Annie Gilmore 6 Aug 1915 23 Nov 1915
Torrens James Jonathan Mary Alexander 1 May 1915 23 Dec 1915
McCahan Robert John Samuel Maggie Gilmore 29 May 1915 18 Jun 1916
McCan Robert Robert Anabella McCloy 18 Apr 1915 9 Apr 1916
Reid Adelaida Robert Catherine Burns 29 Apr 1916 24 Jul 1916
Johnston Mary J Thomas Mary A Blair 11 Jul 1916 5 Nov 1916
Torrens Samuel Wm D Susan Holmes 18 Aug 1916 9 Jan 1917
Torrens Elizabeth Wm Maggie Johnston 5 Dec 1916 9 Feb 1917

 

1917-1920

NOTE: Page was very poor quality!  We did our best!

 Surname  Name Father Mother Birth Baptism
Gilmore Eliza J. Robert Gilmore Jane Gould 18 Oct 1916 15 Feb 1917
Alexander Louisa John Alexander Louisa McCallister 7 August 1916 18 March 1917
Hazlette Nancy Samuel Hazlette Catherine Torrens 4 Jan 1917 4 April 1917
Knight Mary Jane Torrens Knight   16th Jan 1903 11 Aug 1917
Knight Sarah Anne Torrens Knight   3rd May 1905 Aug 11 1917
Knight John Torrens Knight   Jan 11th 1908 Aug 11 1917
Knight Martha Torrens Knight   Jan 12th 1911 Aug 11 1917
Knight Torrens Torrens Knight   Oct 22 1914 Aug 11 1917
Knight Robert Torrens Knight   June 6 1917 Aug 11 1917
Hogg Alex. John John Hogg Mary Jane Hogg March 5th 1917 July 25 1917
Lees Robert James Lees Maggie Anne Stewart March 9 1917 July 25 1917
Gilmour Vera Elizabeth John Gilmour Matilda Gilbert Finlay April 13 1917 Aug 16 1917
McClary Wm. Robt. McCann Anabella McClary Feb 8 1917 Aug 16 1917
Gilmore May James Gilmore Maggie Cairns 10th July 1917 Sept 30 1917
Calvin Mary Giveen James Calvin Lizzie Spnce 8th July 1917 30th Nov 1917
Adam William Hall Stewart James Adam M. A. Mabin 19th August 1917 30th Nov 1917
Gilmore Samuel S. McCahan Mary Gilmore 14 Feb 1917 30 July 1918
Kennedy Agnes Gilmore Thos. Kennedy Sarah M Linton 17 Feb 1918 9th July 1918
Taylor Hugh George Taylor Mary J, Cairns 2 July 1917 30th July 1918
Hazlett Mary Elizabeth Samuel Hazlett Catherine Torrens 24 June ?? 30th July 1918
Torrence Rachel Wm. Torrence Margt Johnston 7th October 1918 27 Jan 1918
Johnston Isabella Thos. Johnston Maryann Blair 8 July 1918 13 March 1919
Torrence Rachel Wm. Torrence Margt Johnston 7th October 1919 21 July 1918
Boyd Doreen Wallace John W. Boyd Jane? Wallace 16 March 1919 24 July 1919
Reid Mary Ellen Samuel Reid Sarah Gamble 12 Feb 1919 6 June 1919
Linton Catherine Maud John Linton Maud Morell 12 Feb 1919 6 June 1919
Torrens Hugh Holmes Wm. D. Torrens Holmes 19 June 1919 23 Sept 1919
Johnston Isabella Thomas Johnston Mary A. Blair 8 July 1919 13 March 1920
Adams John A. Torrens A. Adams Catherine ?? 2 August 1919 10 March 1920
Gilmore Maggie James Gilmore Maggie ?? 18 March 19?? 10th ??/20
Adams Robert Gibson James Adams Matilda ?? 25/8/10 21/6/20
Lees John James Lees M. A. Stewart 9/12/19 21/6/20