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Researching Ferguson from near or around Glendermott, Eglington, LondonDerry

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Researching the BURNSIDE genealogy of County Tyrone. Any information on the following persons would be greatly appreciated.

Matthew Burnside (Surgeon) d: Newtownstewart, his wife, Jane McFarland d: Newtownstewart.
Their children,
Anne Burnside m: Andrew Cooper.
David Burnside m: Anne Nolan.
Eliza Burnside m: John Wilson.
Jane Burnside m: Hobcroft/Hopcroft.
Mary Burnside m:? Dowling.
Robert Burnside d: England.
Sarah Burnside m: Claudius Christie/Christy.
Prudence Burnside m: Robert Burnside (Capt.)
William Burnside m: Cherry Matilda Burnside.
Matthew Burnside (Surgeon) m: Sarah Badham.
Andrew Burnside d: Canada.
John Burnside d: USA.

also their grandsons,
David Nolan Burnside b:1813 d:1891 Faughanvale.
James Howard Burnside b:1824 d:1899 Australia.
John Henry Burnside b:1814 d:1893 New Zealand.
Matthew James Burnside b:1812 d:1836 Newtownstewart.

and granddaughters,
Jane Burnside b:1818 d:1857 Australia.
Ellen Leticia Burnside b:1820 d:1890 Australia.
Matilda Elizabeth Burnside b:1822 d: 1855 Australia.
Sophia Margaret Burnside b:1825 d:1908 Australia.
(all born Newtownstewart).

other family members from County Tyrone,
Thomas Burnside (Judge) b:1782 Newtownstewart d: 1857 USA.
James Burnside (Surgeon) b:1788 d: 1862 Eglinton.
Thomas Burnside (MD) d:1798 Newtownstewart.
Matthew James Burnside b:1771 d: 1831 Corcreavy House.
Thomas Burnside (MD) d:1837 Millview.


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My great grandfather is William Curry. He was baptized on 4 August 1850 at the 2nd Donanghedy Presbyterian Church. Born in Sandville, Donangheady, Tyrone and his father is John Curry of Sandville and is listed as a Labourer. William was married to Catherine Ann Hamilton on September 19, 1972 at the Donagheady 2nd Presbyterian Church. William's father was listed as the Sexton to that Church. I have also found on the Griffith's Evaluation records (1847-1864)that John Curry had a house - Lessor was Rev. F.J. Portier. I am trying to find the name of John Curry's wife (and any information on her) when John was born and died. Also would like to find the date when William died. I know it is between July, August, September around 1890-91. He died before his last son was born in January 1891.
Looking at the Donagheady 2nd Presbyterian Church Records - Baptisms(April 1838 - July 1901) I have found William's baptism date. I also found MaryJane Curry who was baptised July 5, 1840 - father John - Sandville who is William's older sister. There are records that she ended up living with William's wife, Catherine, after William died. She never married. Also found John James Curry baptised Feb. 19, 1846..again father John..Sandville. I assume this is William's brother but have not found any other further information on him. Any information on William's father, mother or siblings would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!


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I'm researching two surnames, PORTER and COOPER, from the Castlederg townlands of Lisnacloon for Cooper and Coolcreaghy for Porter.

William Porter, b. ~1815, Co. Tyrone; d. 17 Jul 1883, Coolcreaghy.
m. Nancy "Ann" Cooper, b. ~1819, Co. Tyrone; d. 21 Jun 1905, Coolcreaghy.

Research points to William's father being Thomas Porter, also of Coolcreaghy, and mother as Fanny Gibson. Both died sometime before 1872.

Nancy Cooper was from Termonamongan Parish at time of marriage. Believe her father was Samuel Cooper of Lisnacloon as her firstborn son, my gg-grandfather was Samuel Porter, b. 1845, Coolcreaghy.

Samuel Cooper, b.~1792; d. 30 Jan 1872 in Lisnacloon; wife unknown.


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I know I posted the other day, but noticed that I put the name wrong I am looking for information on
Dawson Gerald Wray born June 9 1907 in Co. Tyrone Northern Ireland lived at house 5 Bovean Drumaspil Tyrone. Moved to Ontario Canada, found records saying his father was James Wray and mother was Laura Wray also from Co. Tyrone. The information I found said there were 6 children but 5 living in 1911, my great grandfather, Dawson Gerald Wray being 1 of the 5 living children of James and Laura Wray. They also lived with Laura's mother Sarah Dawson, who according to a 1911 census was 70 years old and a farmer. Looking for any information anyone has or if you are related and can provide any information. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Trying to put together a family tree book for my kids with any family an information I can find


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Hagan (& variants): Younger children of Charles Hagan & Ellen Meenagh, born in Termonmaguirk in late 1830s. Daughters emigrated to Australia & New Zealand. Surviving letters show cousins, of Irish St Dungannon, who moved to New York (and possibly back again, also links to the McShane family of Irish St.

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Dawson James Wray born June 9 1907 in Co. Tyrone Northern Ireland lived in Bovean Drumaspil Tyrone. Moved to Ontario Canada, found records saying his father was James Wray and mother was Laura Wray also from Co. Tyrone. The information I found said there were 6 children but 5 living in 1911, my great grandfather, Dawson James Wray being 1 of the 5 living children of James and Laura Wray. Looking for any information anyone has or if you are related and can provide any information. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Trying to put together a family tree book for my kids with any family an information I can find

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John JACK 1805-1875. Needing his wife, possible siblings and parents. I have a list of jack before him but if they are related I can't connect them. He is my third great grandpa.

John MCASHEE 1776-1855. Needing last name of wife Catherine
1777-1846. Also parents of each.

possible in tyrone: James NEWTON born between 1859-1870 ( from different census). He says he was from Ulster. Came to United states ( 1864 or 1872 or 1881) from census.


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My brick wall are my ancestors John Johnston and his wife Belle (Arabella, Isabella) Rainey. I have the record of the baptism of their daughter Sally (Sarah) at the Stewartstown 1st Presbyterian Church in 1818/19. John and Belle were living at Dernagh at the time.

I have been unable to find any record of a marriage of John and Belle, nor a baptism for either of them.

John was a bailiff for William Blacker who was the land agent for the Commissioners of Endowed Schools of Dungannon. John attempted to build a house in Derrytresk in 1842 but ran into problems with the locals who burnt him out twice. He must have succeeded because later documents have the family at that location.

I believe that the Johnston’s arrived fairly early in the Plantation period probably from the Annandale area of Scotland.


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My GGG Grandmother, Matilda Yarrow, emigrated from Oritor in County Tyrone to Australia in 1842 with her two sisters, Eliza and Margaret. Matilda was approx 16, Eliza 21 and Margaret approx 17. Their parents were Mathew Yarrow and Margaret Nobbs. I have not been able to locate any online record of the parents - other than Mathew appearing in an 1826 Tithe Applotment record.

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