Elisha McCool1

b. 1797, d. 1844
Birth*1797Elisha McCool was born in 1797 in Newberry County, South Carolina.2
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Sarah Haworth, daughter of James Wade Haworth and Ann Emily Coppock.1
Death*1844He died in 1844 in Miami County, Ohio.2

Family

Sarah Haworth b. 18 May 1798, d. 1859

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah "Sally" (Haworth) Heaton, Memorial# 92261089. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elisha McCool, Memorial# 92376666.

Michael McCormick1

(Witness to Will) Estate and LandMichael McCormick witnessed the will of John Bell of Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland, on 14 June 1786.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1786, Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Ella M. McCoy1

b. 24 June 1865, d. 15 March 1942
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Birth*24 June 1865Ella M. McCoy was born on 24 June 1865 in Lee County, Iowa.1
Marriage*3 February 1886She married Stillman Brown Edwards, son of Lathan Edwards and Celia Jane Heaton, on 3 February 1886.1,2,3
Residence*After their marriage they established their home in the township of Nodaway, Taylor County, Iowa.1
Relocation*1924 In the spring of 1924, Stillman and Ella moved to Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa, with other members of their extended families.1
Death*15 March 1942She suffered a heart attack and died at age 76 on 15 March 1942 at the Rialto Theater, Villisca, while attending a matinee with her husband.1
Burial*She was buried in Villisca Cemetery, Villisca.1

Family

Stillman Brown Edwards b. 15 Jan 1862, d. 7 Jan 1947

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ella M. (McCoy) Edwards, Memorial# 15013550. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Stillman Brown Edwards, Memorial# 15013519.
  3. [S1508] Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996, online at www.ancestry.com, citing FHL Film Number: 1035210 Reference ID: 2:3ZCPW5S. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996.

Catherine McCray1

b. 16 August 1784, d. 26 March 1834
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Birth*16 August 1784Catherine McCray was born on 16 August 1784 in Kentucky.1,2
Marriage*25 March 1802She married Abraham Heaton, son of Ebenezer Heaton and Joannah Sutton, on 25 March 1802 in Preble County, Ohio, or perhaps in Mason County, Kentucky.1,3,2
Residence*Abraham and Catherine spent about 15 years in southeastern Ohio before settling first in Fayette County, Indiana and then in Henry County, Indiana. He was a large land owner in those days and had the only grist mill in the region.1
Death*26 March 1834She died on 26 March 1834 in Henry County, Indiana, at age 491,2
Burial* and was buried in Proctor Cemetery, Elkhart County, Indiana. Proctor Cemetery was also known as the Heaton Baptist Cemetery.2,4

Family

Abraham Heaton b. 12 May 1779, d. 12 Sep 1849

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 10, pages 416-417. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine (McCray) Heaton, Memorial# 37249021. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Abraham Heaton, Memorial# 37248935.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 10, pages 416-417, noting that both Catherine and Abraham Heaton were buried in the Oakridge Cemetery near Bristol, Elkhart County, Indiana.

Jane McCroskey1

Marriage*She married James Ewing.1

Family

James Ewing
Child1.John McCroskey Ewing1 b. 13 Jul 1830, d. 5 Feb 1901

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John McCroskey Ewing, Memorial# 59734820. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

William McCullough1

b. 18 May 1828, d. 30 December 1902
Birth*18 May 1828William McCullough was born about 18 May 1828 in New Jersey.1,2,3
Marriage*31 March 1853He married first Martha Ann Campbell, daughter of John Berry Campbell and Cynthia Beard Black, on 31 March 1853 in Scott County, Illinois.1,3,4
(Husband) Death3 November 1860William became a widower when Martha Ann (Campbell) McCullough died on 3 November 1860 at age 25.4
Marriage*16 October 1862He married second Emily Jane Camp, daughter of George Camp and Nancy Felton, on 16 October 1862 in Scott County.5
Death*30 December 1902He died on 30 December 1902 in Scott County at age 743
Burial* and was buried in Gillham Cemetery, Winchester, Scott County.3

Family 1

Martha Ann Campbell b. 31 Mar 1835, d. 3 Nov 1860

Family 2

Emily Jane Camp b. 19 Mar 1837, d. 28 Apr 1912

Citations

  1. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, William McCullough and Martha Ann Campbell, Scott County, 31 March 1853. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of William and Martha A. McCullough, Township 14 Range 12, Scott, Illinois; Roll: M653_227; Page: 929; Family History Library Film: 803227. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William McCullough, Memorial# 130730886. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Ann (Campbell) McCullough, Memorial# 133500877.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Emily Jane (Camp) McCullough, Memorial# 130730969.

Mary Etta McDermot1

b. 1870, d. 1930
Birth*1870Mary Etta McDermot was born in 1870.1,2
Marriage*She married Frederick M. Womack, son of John J. Womack and Ann M. Thompson.1,2
Death*1930She died in 1930 at about age 601,2
Burial* and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York.2

Family

Frederick M. Womack b. 1869, d. 1 May 1945

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Frederick M. Womack, Memorial# 154903746. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Etta (McDermot) Womack, Memorial# 154903731.

Andrew McDermott1

b. 1854
Father*Michael McDermott1 b. 1813, d. 4 Dec 1894
Birth*1854Andrew McDermott was born about 1854 in County Roscommon, Ireland.1,2,3
(Nephew) Will15 June 1876His uncle Edward McDermott left a will dated 15 June 1876 at Carrowduff, County Roscommon, which named his brother Michael, his two nephews, Edward McDermott and Andrew McDermott, and his nieces, Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, all daughters of his brother Michael.

The District Registry's copy of Edward's will was prepared without paragraphs or commas, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward McDermott of Carraduff in the County of Roscommon, gentleman. I hereby revoke all other wills or testamentary instruments by me at any time here before made.

I give and devise unto my brother Michael McDermott my house in Main Street, Roscommon in the possession of Messieurs Russell, and also all my farm and lands, save the lands of Carrane and Peak hereinafter mentioned, to hold to him, his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns absolutely for the residue of all my estate and interest therein.

I give and devise unto my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named all my other houses in the town of Roscommon and all my estate and interest therein and in the lands of Carrane in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Edward McDermott, and to permit him to hold, use, occupy or enjoy same and to receive the rents, issues and profits thereof for and during his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, so far as any such appointment shall not extend, then to the children of the said Edward McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there shall be but one child or other issue as aforesaid then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, if a son on his attaining Twenty-one years of age or if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of my said nephew Edward McDermott, then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his heirs, Executors and Administrators absolutely.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my said Trustees the lands of Peak in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Andrew McDermott and permit him to hold, use, occupy and enjoy the same or receive the rents, issues or profits thereof for and during the term of his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, in so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to the children of the said Andrew McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there be but one child or other issue as aforesaid, then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, and if a son on his attaining twenty-one years of age and if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of said Andrew McDermott then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his right heirs absolutely.

I empower and direct my Trustees and Executors, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to sell and convert into money all my stocks, crops, goods, chattels, and personal effects of every nature and kind whatsoever or wheresoever situate and out of the proceeds thereof, and out of all my monies in Bank or elsewhere, or lent upon mortgages, Bills of Exchange, promissory notes or other securities whatsoever, either to pay over unto each of my said nephews Edward and Andrew McDermott the respective sums of Five hundred pounds or to invest the same in the names of my said Trustees upon such securities as they shall approve of and pay the income arising therefrom unto my nephews equally for the term of their respective lives and, after each of their respective deaths, to transfer or pay over such Trust finds unto such of their respective lawful children at such ages or times as they, the said Edward and Andrew McDermott shall by Deed or Will appoint and, for want of such appointment and so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to each of such children if more than one in equal shares and if but one child the whole to such one child, if a son on attaining twenty-one years and if a daughter on attaining that age or day of marriage and in case there shall be no such issue at the time of the decease of both or either of my said nephews then the whole of the share of the nephew or nephews dying in said, the principal and interest to my said brother Michael, his Executors or Administrators.

I nominate, constitute and appoint each of my nieces, the children of my said brother Michael McDermott, namely Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, the residuary devisees and legatees of any property hereby left undisposed of and if any of them shall die leaving issue in my lifetime, the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go to and amongst such issue and if any of them shall die without issue in my lifetime I direct that his or her share shall inure to the benefit of the survivors or survivor but shall not be paid to them until, being males, they shall attain the age of twenty-one years or, being females, until they shall attain that age or marry with the consent of my said trustees and thereupon the share of any such female so marrying shall be put in settlement by such Deed or instrument containing such limitations as my said Trustees shall approve of and the share of the said Marcella, now the wife of Patrick Gordon, and of Mary, now the wife of Daniel Hughes, to be paid to them on their sole receipt and free from the control, debts or engagements of their present or future Husband or, if my Trustees and Executors should so wish, the shares of my said nieces Marcella and Mary or the share of either of them to be invested in such securities as my said Trustees and Executors shall approve of and the annual produce thereof to be paid to them respectively during their lives and, after the death of said nieces or either of them, that their respective shares to their issue in such shares as they shall respectively appoint and, in default of appointment, share and share alike.

And I hereby direct that my said Trustees and Executors, in dividing amongst all my said nieces or their issue as aforesaid the residue of my property with a view to an equal provision being made for my said nieces, to take into account such marriage portions or fortunes as may have been paid or settled on the marriage of such of my said nieces as shall be married at the time of my decease.

I appoint my said brother Michael and Martin McDonnell of Roscommon, merchant, Trustees and Executors of this my Will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord 1876… and the Will was signed by Edward McDermott

Signing as witnesses were Farrell McDonnell, Solicitor, Roscommon, and James A. Conroy, Roscommon.4
(Son) Probate10 August 1895His father's will, which named his deceased brother, Edward McDermott, his son, Andrew McDermott, his six surviving daughters, Margaret McDermott, Marcella Gordon, Anne McDermott, Kate Flynn, Winifred McDermott and Eliza Rorke, and three of his sons-in-law, John Flynn, Edward McDermott and Mark P. McDermott, was proved on 10 August 1895. His father's wife or wives had predeceased him so we haven't identified the mother or mothers of any of the seven children named in his will, and we believe his eldest daughter, Mary (McDermott) Hughes, had also died before he wrote his will because she was not mentioned. Additionally, his home in Carrowduff, County Roscommon, during his lifetime and possibly longer, was most often spelled "Carraduff" by those who wrote it. It is now spelled "Carrowduff". As a result of our research, we've included it spelled both ways in our report of this County Roscommon McDermott family.

The District Registry's copy of Michael's will was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of, and made only minor punctuation adjustments. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:


I, Michael McDermott of Carraduff in the county of Roscommon, hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I appoint my sons-in-law, John Flynn and Edward McDermott and my daughter Margaret McDermott (hereinafter called “my Trustees”) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my will.

I will and direct that all my farming stock of horses, cattle and sheep shall be sold as soon after my death as to my Trustees shall think fit. I direct that my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts, including all arrears of rent due by me out of my farms up to the last gale day next before my decease, shall be paid there out.

I bequeath to my daughter Marcella Gordon the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to her by my Trustees in installments of fifty pounds each year, the first of such installments to be payable twelve months after my decease and I hereby declare that payments heretofore made by me to her, or for her benefit, at her request at various times amounting to about the sum of £600 were paid by me on account of, and in discharge of, her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott under his will, and her said share amounting to the sum of five hundred pounds of said residue has been, by said payments, paid off and satisfied.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Margaret McDermott all my estate and interest in my farms and lands of Carraduff and Carrane Bog in the Barony of Ballymoe and Carrowrough in the Barony of Castlerea and that part of the lands of Highlake held by me under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £24.15.0 and now herded by Peter Finan, all in the County of Roscommon together with the furniture and household effects and implements of husbandry in at or about my residence at Carraduff, and my car, mare and harness, and I also bequeath her the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) and I declare this bequest to be in discharge and satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my said deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in that other part of the lands of Highlake in the County of Roscommon and held under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £43.15.4 and now herded by the family of the late John Farrell. I also devise and bequeath to said Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in the farm and lands of Kinitty in Parish of Kilbride and County of Roscommon and the sum of two hundred pounds (£200) and I declare this to be in satisfaction of whatever balance is still due her of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will having already paid her the sum of £400 (four hundred pounds).

I bequeath to my daughter Kate Flynn the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) and I declare that the sum of £1200 paid her on her marriage included and was in satisfaction of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott.

I bequeath to my trustees for my daughter Winifred McDermott, wife of Mark P. McDermott, the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) to be invested by my said Trustees for her benefit, or to be paid to her, or for her use in such way as they think fit, and I declare that her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will was paid off and satisfied by the sum of one thousand pounds paid to her by me on her marriage.

I bequeath to my daughter Eliza Rorke the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) which I declare to be in satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath all my house property in the town of Roscommon and interest in houses and premises in said town to my Trustees upon Trust that my said Trustees shall receive the rents, issues and profits thereof and shall apportion and pay same after payment there out of all incidental expenses and outgoings amongst all my children in equal shares.

All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, means and effects of every nature and kind, I devise and bequeath to my Trustees in Trust for all my said daughters and my son Andrew McDermott in equal shares, and I hereby direct and it is my will that any of my said daughters who shall make any claim hereafter against the estate and effects of my said brother Edward or any part thereof over and above the sum mentioned and hereinbefore bequeathed shall forfeit and be deprived of every benefit, devise and bequest under this my will.

I will that the several money bequests hereinbefore mentioned, namely £200 to Marcella Gordon, £500 to Margaret McDermott, £200 to Anne McDermott, £100 to Kate Flynn , £100 to Anne McDermott, and £500 to Eliza Rorke shall be paid out of proceeds of the farm stock first above directed and out of such money as shall be to my credit in Bank or elsewhere at my decease, and that should such proceeds of farm stock or money elsewhere to my credit be not sufficient to pay such money legacies or bequests that same shall be paid up in full out of the rents and profits of the house property in Roscommon hereinbefore left to my Trustees, each legatee to have annually a share of the rents proportionate to the amount of her bequest.

I bequeath to the Parish Priest of my parish the sum of ten pounds to have masses said for the repose of my Soul and for the Soul of my brother Edward and the other deceased members of my family, such sum to be free of legacy duty and to be paid in priority to the other bequests herein, out of the proceeds of the farm stock or money in Bank.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my will this Thirteenth day of April 1894 (four)…. and the will was signed by Michael McDermott

Signing as witnesses were John M. Whelan, Solicitor, of Roscommon, and Patt Conlon of Rathnalulleagh.1
(Brother-in-Law) Census Ireland 19011901Andrew was enumerated on the 1901 census in the household of his sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Edward Thomas McDermott, in House# 2, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. Andrew was 48 years of age, single and a farmer.3
(Brother-in-Law) Census Ireland 19111911Andrew was enumerated on the 1911 census in the household of his sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Edward Thomas McDermott, in House# 1, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. Andrew was single, 56 years of age and his occupation was farmer.2

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Michael McDermott dated 30 April 1894 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved 10 August 1895; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  2. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Edward Thos and Anne McDermott, house# 1 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003198534/. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  3. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Edward Thomas and Anne M.J. McDermott, house# 2 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003846300/. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  4. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at www.findmypast.com, will of Edward McDermott dated 15 June 1876 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved in 1876; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse

Anne McDermott1,2

b. 1848, d. 24 October 1921
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Hugh McDermott2 d. b Jul 1872
Birth*1848Anne McDermott was born about 1848.3
Name VariationShe was usually known as Annie.4
Marriage*She married first ______ Connor.2
(Wife) Deathbefore 20 July 1872Anne became a widow when ______ Connor died before 20 July 1872.2
Marriage*20 July 1872She married second. as his first wife, Timothy Rorke, son of Thady Rorke and Eleanor Boyd, on 20 July 1872 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Tulsk, County Roscommon.1,2
Census Ireland 1901*1901Anne and Timothy Rorke appeared on the 1901 census in Camogue, County Roscommon. Timothy was 47 years of age and a farmer, and Annie was 52. The couple lived with their three children in 1901. Hugh j. was 27 and recorded as married, although a wife was not with him, Charles was 23, and Michael P. was 20. Julia Barrett, age 55, was a visitor in the household and Bedelia "Morriss", age 19, was a domestic servant, and also resided with the family in 1901. Everyone in the household could read and write with the exception of Bedelia, who could read only. Everyone spoke English.5
Census Ireland 1911*1911Anne and Timothy Rorke appeared on the 1911 census in Camogue, County Roscommon. Timothy was a farmer, and his age was recorded as 54, although he was actually about 58. Annie's age was 63. The couple had been married for 35 years, and Annie had given birth to four children, three of whom were living. Their son Charles, age 30, lived with his parents in 1911. Also residing with the family in 1911 were Patt McDermott, age 56, a clerk and probable relative of Annie's, and two servants, Bridget Hill, age 25, and Michael Lyall, age 49.6
Residence*Anne and Timothy lived with their family at Boro-View, Camogue, County Roscommon.7,8,1
Death*24 October 1921She died at Boro-View on 24 October 1921, without the presence of a medical attendant, of old age for one year at about age 73. Mary Rorke, her daughter-in-law, was present at her death and the Informant for the record. She gave her mother-in-law's age as 75.8,3
Burial*She was buried in Tulsk Cemetery, County Roscommon.4
Gravestone Memorial*Annie's husband Timothy erected a memorial in Tulsk Cemetery "in fond remembrance of his dear child" Helena Mary Rorke who died at the age of 5 years, 7 months. The memorial stone also recorded the deaths of Timothy, himself, and his wife Annie. A photo of the memorial, with many thanks to Michael Kearney, is available at the camera icon.9,4,10

Family 1

______ Connor d. b 20 Jul 1872

Family 2

Timothy Rorke b. Apr 1853, d. 22 Sep 1925
Children1.Hubert Rorke11 b. 1 Jun 1873
2.Helena Mary Rorke12 b. 3 Jan 1875, d. 12 Aug 1880
3.Timothy Charles Rorke13 b. 22 May 1877
4.Michael Patrick Rorke14 b. 5 Feb 1881

Citations

  1. [S1786] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1", received by LHB on 7 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1."
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Timothy Rorke, age 19, a bachelor, farmer of Camogue, County Roscommon, son of Thady Rorke, a grazier, and Anne Connor, alias McDermott, full age, a widow farmer of Rathcave, County Roscommon, daughter of Hugh McDermott, deceased, a farmer, on 20 July 1872 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Tulsk, and witnessed by John Connor and Jane Rogers, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Timothy and Anne Rorke, House# 15 in "Cammoge", Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, viewed online at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Annie Rorke, Memorial# 119982069, reporting her date of death as 25 October 1921. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Timothy and Annie Rorke, House# 1 in "Cammoge", Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  6. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Timothy and Anne Rorke, House# 15 in "Cammoge", Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…
  7. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 3 October 1925 of the certified death of Timothy Rorke, widower, age 71, a farmer, of Boro-view, who died at home on 22 September 1925 of a hernia of 4 months with paralysis, with his son Michael Rorke present at his death, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  8. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 2 January 1922 of the uncertified death of Anne Rorke, married, age 75, a farmer's wife, of Boro-view, Camogue, who died at home on 24 October 1921 without a medical attendant of old age for a period of one year, with her daughter-in-law Mary Rorke present at her death, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Helena Mary Rorke, Memorial# 119981988, her memorial stone reporting her date of death as 13 August 1880.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Timothy Rorke, Memorial# 119982020.
  11. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 14 June 1873 of the birth of Hubert Rorke, son of Timothy Rorke, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, born on 1 June 1873 in Rathcave, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  12. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 12 March 1875 of the birth of Helena Mary Rorke, daughter of Timothy Rorke, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, born on 3 January 1875 in Rathcave, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  13. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 6 June 1877 of the birth of Timothy Charles Rorke, son of Timothy Rorke, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, born on 22 May 1877 in Rathcave, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  14. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on12 March 1881 of the birth of Michael Patrick Rorke, son of Timothy Rorke, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, born on 5 February 1881 in Rathcave, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Anne McDermott1,2

b. 1863
Father*Michael McDermott1,2 b. 1813, d. 4 Dec 1894
Birth*1863Anne McDermott was born about 1863 in County Roscommon, Ireland.3
(Niece) Will15 June 1876Her uncle Edward McDermott left a will dated 15 June 1876 at Carrowduff, County Roscommon, which named his brother Michael, his two nephews, Edward McDermott and Andrew McDermott, and his nieces, Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, all daughters of his brother Michael.

The District Registry's copy of Edward's will was prepared without paragraphs or commas, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward McDermott of Carraduff in the County of Roscommon, gentleman. I hereby revoke all other wills or testamentary instruments by me at any time here before made.

I give and devise unto my brother Michael McDermott my house in Main Street, Roscommon in the possession of Messieurs Russell, and also all my farm and lands, save the lands of Carrane and Peak hereinafter mentioned, to hold to him, his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns absolutely for the residue of all my estate and interest therein.

I give and devise unto my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named all my other houses in the town of Roscommon and all my estate and interest therein and in the lands of Carrane in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Edward McDermott, and to permit him to hold, use, occupy or enjoy same and to receive the rents, issues and profits thereof for and during his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, so far as any such appointment shall not extend, then to the children of the said Edward McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there shall be but one child or other issue as aforesaid then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, if a son on his attaining Twenty-one years of age or if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of my said nephew Edward McDermott, then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his heirs, Executors and Administrators absolutely.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my said Trustees the lands of Peak in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Andrew McDermott and permit him to hold, use, occupy and enjoy the same or receive the rents, issues or profits thereof for and during the term of his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, in so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to the children of the said Andrew McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there be but one child or other issue as aforesaid, then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, and if a son on his attaining twenty-one years of age and if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of said Andrew McDermott then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his right heirs absolutely.

I empower and direct my Trustees and Executors, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to sell and convert into money all my stocks, crops, goods, chattels, and personal effects of every nature and kind whatsoever or wheresoever situate and out of the proceeds thereof, and out of all my monies in Bank or elsewhere, or lent upon mortgages, Bills of Exchange, promissory notes or other securities whatsoever, either to pay over unto each of my said nephews Edward and Andrew McDermott the respective sums of Five hundred pounds or to invest the same in the names of my said Trustees upon such securities as they shall approve of and pay the income arising therefrom unto my nephews equally for the term of their respective lives and, after each of their respective deaths, to transfer or pay over such Trust finds unto such of their respective lawful children at such ages or times as they, the said Edward and Andrew McDermott shall by Deed or Will appoint and, for want of such appointment and so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to each of such children if more than one in equal shares and if but one child the whole to such one child, if a son on attaining twenty-one years and if a daughter on attaining that age or day of marriage and in case there shall be no such issue at the time of the decease of both or either of my said nephews then the whole of the share of the nephew or nephews dying in said, the principal and interest to my said brother Michael, his Executors or Administrators.

I nominate, constitute and appoint each of my nieces, the children of my said brother Michael McDermott, namely Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, the residuary devisees and legatees of any property hereby left undisposed of and if any of them shall die leaving issue in my lifetime, the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go to and amongst such issue and if any of them shall die without issue in my lifetime I direct that his or her share shall inure to the benefit of the survivors or survivor but shall not be paid to them until, being males, they shall attain the age of twenty-one years or, being females, until they shall attain that age or marry with the consent of my said trustees and thereupon the share of any such female so marrying shall be put in settlement by such Deed or instrument containing such limitations as my said Trustees shall approve of and the share of the said Marcella, now the wife of Patrick Gordon, and of Mary, now the wife of Daniel Hughes, to be paid to them on their sole receipt and free from the control, debts or engagements of their present or future Husband or, if my Trustees and Executors should so wish, the shares of my said nieces Marcella and Mary or the share of either of them to be invested in such securities as my said Trustees and Executors shall approve of and the annual produce thereof to be paid to them respectively during their lives and, after the death of said nieces or either of them, that their respective shares to their issue in such shares as they shall respectively appoint and, in default of appointment, share and share alike.

And I hereby direct that my said Trustees and Executors, in dividing amongst all my said nieces or their issue as aforesaid the residue of my property with a view to an equal provision being made for my said nieces, to take into account such marriage portions or fortunes as may have been paid or settled on the marriage of such of my said nieces as shall be married at the time of my decease.

I appoint my said brother Michael and Martin McDonnell of Roscommon, merchant, Trustees and Executors of this my Will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord 1876… and the Will was signed by Edward McDermott

Signing as witnesses were Farrell McDonnell, Solicitor, Roscommon, and James A. Conroy, Roscommon.4
(Sister) Marriage5 February 1883Anne signed as a witness to the marriage of her sister Kate and John Flynn on 5 February 1883 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon.2,5
(Sister) Marriage17 February 1885Anne signed as a witness to the marriage of her sister Lizzie and Joseph Rorke on 17 February 1885 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon.6,7
Marriage*23 November 1887She married Edward McDermott of Rahardagh, son of Henry McDermott, on 23 November 1887 in the County Roscommon. Edward was 26 years of age, a bachelor and farmer of Rahardagh, and Anne was 24 years of age and a spinster. Signing as witnesses to their marriage were ______ Gaffony of Castlerea and Anne's sister Maggie McDermott.2,8
(Daughter) Probate10 August 1895Her father's will, which named his deceased brother, Edward McDermott, his son, Andrew McDermott, his six surviving daughters, Margaret McDermott, Marcella Gordon, Anne McDermott, Kate Flynn, Winifred McDermott and Eliza Rorke, and three of his sons-in-law, John Flynn, Edward McDermott and Mark P. McDermott, was proved on 10 August 1895. Her father's wife or wives had predeceased him so we haven't identified the mother or mothers of any of the seven children named in his will, and we believe his eldest daughter, Mary (McDermott) Hughes, had also died before he wrote his will because she was not mentioned. Additionally, his home in Carrowduff, County Roscommon, during his lifetime and possibly longer, was most often spelled "Carraduff" by those who wrote it. It is now spelled "Carrowduff". As a result of our research, we've included it spelled both ways in our report of this County Roscommon McDermott family.

The District Registry's copy of Michael's will was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of, and made only minor punctuation adjustments. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:


I, Michael McDermott of Carraduff in the county of Roscommon, hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I appoint my sons-in-law, John Flynn and Edward McDermott and my daughter Margaret McDermott (hereinafter called “my Trustees”) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my will.

I will and direct that all my farming stock of horses, cattle and sheep shall be sold as soon after my death as to my Trustees shall think fit. I direct that my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts, including all arrears of rent due by me out of my farms up to the last gale day next before my decease, shall be paid there out.

I bequeath to my daughter Marcella Gordon the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to her by my Trustees in installments of fifty pounds each year, the first of such installments to be payable twelve months after my decease and I hereby declare that payments heretofore made by me to her, or for her benefit, at her request at various times amounting to about the sum of £600 were paid by me on account of, and in discharge of, her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott under his will, and her said share amounting to the sum of five hundred pounds of said residue has been, by said payments, paid off and satisfied.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Margaret McDermott all my estate and interest in my farms and lands of Carraduff and Carrane Bog in the Barony of Ballymoe and Carrowrough in the Barony of Castlerea and that part of the lands of Highlake held by me under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £24.15.0 and now herded by Peter Finan, all in the County of Roscommon together with the furniture and household effects and implements of husbandry in at or about my residence at Carraduff, and my car, mare and harness, and I also bequeath her the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) and I declare this bequest to be in discharge and satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my said deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in that other part of the lands of Highlake in the County of Roscommon and held under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £43.15.4 and now herded by the family of the late John Farrell. I also devise and bequeath to said Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in the farm and lands of Kinitty in Parish of Kilbride and County of Roscommon and the sum of two hundred pounds (£200) and I declare this to be in satisfaction of whatever balance is still due her of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will having already paid her the sum of £400 (four hundred pounds).

I bequeath to my daughter Kate Flynn the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) and I declare that the sum of £1200 paid her on her marriage included and was in satisfaction of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott.

I bequeath to my trustees for my daughter Winifred McDermott, wife of Mark P. McDermott, the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) to be invested by my said Trustees for her benefit, or to be paid to her, or for her use in such way as they think fit, and I declare that her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will was paid off and satisfied by the sum of one thousand pounds paid to her by me on her marriage.

I bequeath to my daughter Eliza Rorke the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) which I declare to be in satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath all my house property in the town of Roscommon and interest in houses and premises in said town to my Trustees upon Trust that my said Trustees shall receive the rents, issues and profits thereof and shall apportion and pay same after payment there out of all incidental expenses and outgoings amongst all my children in equal shares.

All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, means and effects of every nature and kind, I devise and bequeath to my Trustees in Trust for all my said daughters and my son Andrew McDermott in equal shares, and I hereby direct and it is my will that any of my said daughters who shall make any claim hereafter against the estate and effects of my said brother Edward or any part thereof over and above the sum mentioned and hereinbefore bequeathed shall forfeit and be deprived of every benefit, devise and bequest under this my will.

I will that the several money bequests hereinbefore mentioned, namely £200 to Marcella Gordon, £500 to Margaret McDermott, £200 to Anne McDermott, £100 to Kate Flynn , £100 to Anne McDermott, and £500 to Eliza Rorke shall be paid out of proceeds of the farm stock first above directed and out of such money as shall be to my credit in Bank or elsewhere at my decease, and that should such proceeds of farm stock or money elsewhere to my credit be not sufficient to pay such money legacies or bequests that same shall be paid up in full out of the rents and profits of the house property in Roscommon hereinbefore left to my Trustees, each legatee to have annually a share of the rents proportionate to the amount of her bequest.

I bequeath to the Parish Priest of my parish the sum of ten pounds to have masses said for the repose of my Soul and for the Soul of my brother Edward and the other deceased members of my family, such sum to be free of legacy duty and to be paid in priority to the other bequests herein, out of the proceeds of the farm stock or money in Bank.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my will this Thirteenth day of April 1894 (four)…. and the will was signed by Michael McDermott

Signing as witnesses were John M. Whelan, Solicitor, of Roscommon, and Patt Conlon of Rathnalulleagh.2
Census Ireland 1901*1901Anne and Edward Thomas McDermott appeared on the 1901 census in House# 2, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. Edward was 39 years of age and a farmer, and Anne was 38. Residing with their parents were Michael J., age 11, Henry G., age 8, and Anne M. age 6. The occupation for all three of the children was "scholar". Edward's brother-in-law, his wife Anne's brother, Andrew McDermott, also lived with the family. He was 48 years of age, single and a farmer. Two servants were also enumerated in the household in 1901. Celia Hopkins, age 18 and single, was a domestic servant and Patrick Kane, age 20 and single was a farm servant. Everyone in the household had been born in County Roscommon, were Roman Catholic, and could read and write.9
Census Ireland 1911*1911Anne and Edward Thomas McDermott appeared on the 1911 census in House# 1, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. Edward was 49 years of age, a farmer and Justice of the Peace, and Anne was 51. They had been married for 23 years and Anne had given birth to three children, all of whom were still living. Their household in 1911 consisted of the couple's sons, Michael J., age 21, and Henry G., age 18, Anne's brother, Andrew McDermott, who was single, 56 years of age and a farmer, and the couple's nephew, Richard Gordon, who was single, 36 years of age and a farmer. He was the son of Anne's sister Marcella. The final member of the McDermott household in 1911 was 14-year-old Bridget Concannon who worked as a servant.10

Family

Edward McDermott b. 1861
Children1.Michael McDermott11 b. 17 Jul 1889
2.Henry McDermott12 b. 17 Oct 1892
3.Annie McDermott13 b. 21 Aug 1894

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of Edward McDermott, age 26, a bachelor, farmer of Rahardagh, County Roscommon, son of Henry McDermott, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, age 24, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 23 November 1887 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon, witnessed by ______ Gaffony of Castlerea and Maggie McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Michael McDermott dated 30 April 1894 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved 10 August 1895; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of Edward McDermott, age 26, a bachelor, farmer of Rahardagh, County Roscommon, son of Henry McDermott, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, age 24, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 23 November 1887 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon, witnessed by ______Castlerea and Maggie McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  4. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at www.findmypast.com, will of Edward McDermott dated 15 June 1876 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved in 1876; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse
  5. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of John Flynn, full age, a bachelor, farmer of Cleaboy, County Roscommon, son of Edward Flynn, deceased, farmer, and Kate McDermott, full age, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 5 February 1883 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon, witnessed by William Crofton and Anne McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  6. [S1786] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1", received by LHB on 7 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1."
  7. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Joseph Rorke, age 19, a bachelor, farmer of Camogue, County Roscommon, son of Thady Rorke, a farmer, and Lizzie McDermott, age 18, a spinster farmer's daughter of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 17 February 1885 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon, and witnessed by John Connor and Anne McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  8. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of Edward McDermott, age 26, a bachelor, farmer of Rahardagh, County Roscommon, son of Henry McDermott, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, age 24, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 23 November 1887 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon, witnessed by ______Gaffony of Castlerea and Maggie McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  9. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Edward Thomas and Anne M.J. McDermott, house# 2 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003846300/. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  10. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Edward Thos and Anne McDermott, house# 1 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003198534/. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  11. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 5 August 1889 of the birth of Michael McDermott, son of Edward McDermott, farmer of Rahardagh, and Anne (McDermott) McDermott, born on 17 July 1889 in Rahardagh, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  12. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 25 November 1892 of the birth of Henry McDermott, son of Edward McDermott, farmer of Rahardagh, and Anne (McDermott) McDermott, born on 17 October 1892 in Rahardagh, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  13. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration (very late) on 12 December 1910 "on the authority of the Registrar General" of the birth of Annie McDermott, daughter of Edward McDermott of Rahardagh, farmer and Justice of the Peace, and Anne (McDermott) McDermott, born on 21 August 1894 in Rahardagh, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Annie McDermott1

b. 21 August 1894
Father*Edward McDermott1 b. 1861
Mother*Anne McDermott1 b. 1863
Birth*21 August 1894Annie McDermott was born on 21 August 1894 in Rahardagh, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Census Ireland 19011901Anne was enumerated as Anne M McDermott on the 1901 census in the household of her parents in House# 2, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. She was 6 years old and a scholar.2

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration (very late) on 12 December 1910 "on the authority of the Registrar General" of the birth of Annie McDermott, daughter of Edward McDermott of Rahardagh, farmer and Justice of the Peace, and Anne (McDermott) McDermott, born on 21 August 1894 in Rahardagh, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Edward Thomas and Anne M.J. McDermott, house# 2 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003846300/. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.

Edward McDermott1

Father*______ McDermott1
Will*15 June 1876Edward left a will dated 15 June 1876 at Carrowduff, County Roscommon, which named his brother Michael McDermott, his two nephews, Edward McDermott and Andrew McDermott, and his nieces, Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, all daughters of his brother Michael, who also lived in Carrowduff, as it's spelled today. During the brothers' lifetimes and possibly longer, the townland was most often spelled "Carraduff" by those who wrote it. As a result of our research, we've spelled it either or both ways in our report of this County Roscommon McDermott family.

The District Registry's copy of Edward's will was prepared without paragraphs or commas, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward McDermott of Carraduff in the County of Roscommon, gentleman. I hereby revoke all other wills or testamentary instruments by me at any time here before made.

I give and devise unto my brother Michael McDermott my house in Main Street, Roscommon in the possession of Messieurs Russell, and also all my farm and lands, save the lands of Carrane and Peak hereinafter mentioned, to hold to him, his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns absolutely for the residue of all my estate and interest therein.

I give and devise unto my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named all my other houses in the town of Roscommon and all my estate and interest therein and in the lands of Carrane in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Edward McDermott, and to permit him to hold, use, occupy or enjoy same and to receive the rents, issues and profits thereof for and during his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, so far as any such appointment shall not extend, then to the children of the said Edward McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there shall be but one child or other issue as aforesaid then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, if a son on his attaining Twenty-one years of age or if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of my said nephew Edward McDermott, then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his heirs, Executors and Administrators absolutely.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my said Trustees the lands of Peak in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Andrew McDermott and permit him to hold, use, occupy and enjoy the same or receive the rents, issues or profits thereof for and during the term of his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, in so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to the children of the said Andrew McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there be but one child or other issue as aforesaid, then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, and if a son on his attaining twenty-one years of age and if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of said Andrew McDermott then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his right heirs absolutely.

I empower and direct my Trustees and Executors, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to sell and convert into money all my stocks, crops, goods, chattels, and personal effects of every nature and kind whatsoever or wheresoever situate and out of the proceeds thereof, and out of all my monies in Bank or elsewhere, or lent upon mortgages, Bills of Exchange, promissory notes or other securities whatsoever, either to pay over unto each of my said nephews Edward and Andrew McDermott the respective sums of Five hundred pounds or to invest the same in the names of my said Trustees upon such securities as they shall approve of and pay the income arising therefrom unto my nephews equally for the term of their respective lives and, after each of their respective deaths, to transfer or pay over such Trust finds unto such of their respective lawful children at such ages or times as they, the said Edward and Andrew McDermott shall by Deed or Will appoint and, for want of such appointment and so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to each of such children if more than one in equal shares and if but one child the whole to such one child, if a son on attaining twenty-one years and if a daughter on attaining that age or day of marriage and in case there shall be no such issue at the time of the decease of both or either of my said nephews then the whole of the share of the nephew or nephews dying in said, the principal and interest to my said brother Michael, his Executors or Administrators.

I nominate, constitute and appoint each of my nieces, the children of my said brother Michael McDermott, namely Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, the residuary devisees and legatees of any property hereby left undisposed of and if any of them shall die leaving issue in my lifetime, the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go to and amongst such issue and if any of them shall die without issue in my lifetime I direct that his or her share shall inure to the benefit of the survivors or survivor but shall not be paid to them until, being males, they shall attain the age of twenty-one years or, being females, until they shall attain that age or marry with the consent of my said trustees and thereupon the share of any such female so marrying shall be put in settlement by such Deed or instrument containing such limitations as my said Trustees shall approve of and the share of the said Marcella, now the wife of Patrick Gordon, and of Mary, now the wife of Daniel Hughes, to be paid to them on their sole receipt and free from the control, debts or engagements of their present or future Husband or, if my Trustees and Executors should so wish, the shares of my said nieces Marcella and Mary or the share of either of them to be invested in such securities as my said Trustees and Executors shall approve of and the annual produce thereof to be paid to them respectively during their lives and, after the death of said nieces or either of them, that their respective shares to their issue in such shares as they shall respectively appoint and, in default of appointment, share and share alike.

And I hereby direct that my said Trustees and Executors, in dividing amongst all my said nieces or their issue as aforesaid the residue of my property with a view to an equal provision being made for my said nieces, to take into account such marriage portions or fortunes as may have been paid or settled on the marriage of such of my said nieces as shall be married at the time of my decease.

I appoint my said brother Michael and Martin McDonnell of Roscommon, merchant, Trustees and Executors of this my Will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord 1876… and the Will was signed by Edward McDermott

Signing as witnesses were Farrell McDonnell, Solicitor, Roscommon, and James A. Conroy, Roscommon.2
(Brother) Probate10 August 1895The will of Edward's brother Michael was proved on 10 August 1895 and any amounts remaining due on Edward's legacies to his nieces, Michael's daughters, were, by Michael's will, paid off and satisfied.1

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Michael McDermott dated 30 April 1894 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved 10 August 1895; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  2. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at www.findmypast.com, will of Edward McDermott dated 15 June 1876 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved in 1876; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse

Edward McDermott1,2

b. 1861
Father*Henry McDermott2,3
Birth*1861Edward McDermott was born about 1861 in County Roscommon, Ireland.2
(Nephew) Will15 June 1876His uncle Edward McDermott left a will dated 15 June 1876 at Carrowduff, County Roscommon, which named his brother Michael, his two nephews, Edward McDermott and Andrew McDermott, and his nieces, Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, all daughters of his brother Michael.

The District Registry's copy of Edward's will was prepared without paragraphs or commas, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward McDermott of Carraduff in the County of Roscommon, gentleman. I hereby revoke all other wills or testamentary instruments by me at any time here before made.

I give and devise unto my brother Michael McDermott my house in Main Street, Roscommon in the possession of Messieurs Russell, and also all my farm and lands, save the lands of Carrane and Peak hereinafter mentioned, to hold to him, his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns absolutely for the residue of all my estate and interest therein.

I give and devise unto my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named all my other houses in the town of Roscommon and all my estate and interest therein and in the lands of Carrane in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Edward McDermott, and to permit him to hold, use, occupy or enjoy same and to receive the rents, issues and profits thereof for and during his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, so far as any such appointment shall not extend, then to the children of the said Edward McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there shall be but one child or other issue as aforesaid then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, if a son on his attaining Twenty-one years of age or if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of my said nephew Edward McDermott, then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his heirs, Executors and Administrators absolutely.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my said Trustees the lands of Peak in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Andrew McDermott and permit him to hold, use, occupy and enjoy the same or receive the rents, issues or profits thereof for and during the term of his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, in so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to the children of the said Andrew McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there be but one child or other issue as aforesaid, then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, and if a son on his attaining twenty-one years of age and if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of said Andrew McDermott then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his right heirs absolutely.

I empower and direct my Trustees and Executors, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to sell and convert into money all my stocks, crops, goods, chattels, and personal effects of every nature and kind whatsoever or wheresoever situate and out of the proceeds thereof, and out of all my monies in Bank or elsewhere, or lent upon mortgages, Bills of Exchange, promissory notes or other securities whatsoever, either to pay over unto each of my said nephews Edward and Andrew McDermott the respective sums of Five hundred pounds or to invest the same in the names of my said Trustees upon such securities as they shall approve of and pay the income arising therefrom unto my nephews equally for the term of their respective lives and, after each of their respective deaths, to transfer or pay over such Trust finds unto such of their respective lawful children at such ages or times as they, the said Edward and Andrew McDermott shall by Deed or Will appoint and, for want of such appointment and so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to each of such children if more than one in equal shares and if but one child the whole to such one child, if a son on attaining twenty-one years and if a daughter on attaining that age or day of marriage and in case there shall be no such issue at the time of the decease of both or either of my said nephews then the whole of the share of the nephew or nephews dying in said, the principal and interest to my said brother Michael, his Executors or Administrators.

I nominate, constitute and appoint each of my nieces, the children of my said brother Michael McDermott, namely Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, the residuary devisees and legatees of any property hereby left undisposed of and if any of them shall die leaving issue in my lifetime, the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go to and amongst such issue and if any of them shall die without issue in my lifetime I direct that his or her share shall inure to the benefit of the survivors or survivor but shall not be paid to them until, being males, they shall attain the age of twenty-one years or, being females, until they shall attain that age or marry with the consent of my said trustees and thereupon the share of any such female so marrying shall be put in settlement by such Deed or instrument containing such limitations as my said Trustees shall approve of and the share of the said Marcella, now the wife of Patrick Gordon, and of Mary, now the wife of Daniel Hughes, to be paid to them on their sole receipt and free from the control, debts or engagements of their present or future Husband or, if my Trustees and Executors should so wish, the shares of my said nieces Marcella and Mary or the share of either of them to be invested in such securities as my said Trustees and Executors shall approve of and the annual produce thereof to be paid to them respectively during their lives and, after the death of said nieces or either of them, that their respective shares to their issue in such shares as they shall respectively appoint and, in default of appointment, share and share alike.

And I hereby direct that my said Trustees and Executors, in dividing amongst all my said nieces or their issue as aforesaid the residue of my property with a view to an equal provision being made for my said nieces, to take into account such marriage portions or fortunes as may have been paid or settled on the marriage of such of my said nieces as shall be married at the time of my decease.

I appoint my said brother Michael and Martin McDonnell of Roscommon, merchant, Trustees and Executors of this my Will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord 1876… and the Will was signed by Edward McDermott

Signing as witnesses were Farrell McDonnell, Solicitor, Roscommon, and James A. Conroy, Roscommon.3
Marriage*23 November 1887He married Anne McDermott of Carrowduff, daughter of Michael McDermott, on 23 November 1887 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon. Edward was 26 years of age, a bachelor and farmer of Rahardagh, and Anne was 24 years of age and a spinster. Signing as witnesses to their marriage were ______ Gaffony of Castlerea and Anne's sister Maggie McDermott.1,4
(Son-in-Law) Probate10 August 1895The will of his father-in-law, Michael McDermott, named his deceased brother, Edward McDermott, his son, Andrew McDermott, his six surviving daughters, Margaret McDermott, Marcella Gordon, Anne McDermott, Kate Flynn, Winifred McDermott and Eliza Rorke, and three of his sons-in-law, John Flynn, Edward McDermott and Mark P. McDermott, and was proved on 10 August 1895. Edward and another son-in-law, John Flynn, and a daughter, Margaret McDermott, were named executives and trustees. Michael's wife or wives had predeceased him and we believe his eldest daughter, Mary (McDermott) Hughes, had also died before he wrote his will because she was not mentioned. Additionally, his home in Carrowduff, County Roscommon, during his lifetime and possibly longer, was most often spelled "Carraduff" by those who wrote it. It is now spelled "Carrowduff". As a result of our research, we've included it spelled both ways in our report of this County Roscommon McDermott family.

The District Registry's copy of Michael's will was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of, and made only minor punctuation adjustments. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:


I, Michael McDermott of Carraduff in the county of Roscommon, hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I appoint my sons-in-law, John Flynn and Edward McDermott and my daughter Margaret McDermott (hereinafter called “my Trustees”) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my will.

I will and direct that all my farming stock of horses, cattle and sheep shall be sold as soon after my death as to my Trustees shall think fit. I direct that my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts, including all arrears of rent due by me out of my farms up to the last gale day next before my decease, shall be paid there out.

I bequeath to my daughter Marcella Gordon the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to her by my Trustees in installments of fifty pounds each year, the first of such installments to be payable twelve months after my decease and I hereby declare that payments heretofore made by me to her, or for her benefit, at her request at various times amounting to about the sum of £600 were paid by me on account of, and in discharge of, her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott under his will, and her said share amounting to the sum of five hundred pounds of said residue has been, by said payments, paid off and satisfied.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Margaret McDermott all my estate and interest in my farms and lands of Carraduff and Carrane Bog in the Barony of Ballymoe and Carrowrough in the Barony of Castlerea and that part of the lands of Highlake held by me under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £24.15.0 and now herded by Peter Finan, all in the County of Roscommon together with the furniture and household effects and implements of husbandry in at or about my residence at Carraduff, and my car, mare and harness, and I also bequeath her the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) and I declare this bequest to be in discharge and satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my said deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in that other part of the lands of Highlake in the County of Roscommon and held under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £43.15.4 and now herded by the family of the late John Farrell. I also devise and bequeath to said Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in the farm and lands of Kinitty in Parish of Kilbride and County of Roscommon and the sum of two hundred pounds (£200) and I declare this to be in satisfaction of whatever balance is still due her of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will having already paid her the sum of £400 (four hundred pounds).

I bequeath to my daughter Kate Flynn the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) and I declare that the sum of £1200 paid her on her marriage included and was in satisfaction of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott.

I bequeath to my trustees for my daughter Winifred McDermott, wife of Mark P. McDermott, the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) to be invested by my said Trustees for her benefit, or to be paid to her, or for her use in such way as they think fit, and I declare that her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will was paid off and satisfied by the sum of one thousand pounds paid to her by me on her marriage.

I bequeath to my daughter Eliza Rorke the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) which I declare to be in satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath all my house property in the town of Roscommon and interest in houses and premises in said town to my Trustees upon Trust that my said Trustees shall receive the rents, issues and profits thereof and shall apportion and pay same after payment there out of all incidental expenses and outgoings amongst all my children in equal shares.

All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, means and effects of every nature and kind, I devise and bequeath to my Trustees in Trust for all my said daughters and my son Andrew McDermott in equal shares, and I hereby direct and it is my will that any of my said daughters who shall make any claim hereafter against the estate and effects of my said brother Edward or any part thereof over and above the sum mentioned and hereinbefore bequeathed shall forfeit and be deprived of every benefit, devise and bequest under this my will.

I will that the several money bequests hereinbefore mentioned, namely £200 to Marcella Gordon, £500 to Margaret McDermott, £200 to Anne McDermott, £100 to Kate Flynn , £100 to Anne McDermott, and £500 to Eliza Rorke shall be paid out of proceeds of the farm stock first above directed and out of such money as shall be to my credit in Bank or elsewhere at my decease, and that should such proceeds of farm stock or money elsewhere to my credit be not sufficient to pay such money legacies or bequests that same shall be paid up in full out of the rents and profits of the house property in Roscommon hereinbefore left to my Trustees, each legatee to have annually a share of the rents proportionate to the amount of her bequest.

I bequeath to the Parish Priest of my parish the sum of ten pounds to have masses said for the repose of my Soul and for the Soul of my brother Edward and the other deceased members of my family, such sum to be free of legacy duty and to be paid in priority to the other bequests herein, out of the proceeds of the farm stock or money in Bank.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my will this Thirteenth day of April 1894 (four)…. and the will was signed by Michael McDermott

Signing as witnesses were John M. Whelan, Solicitor, of Roscommon, and Patt Conlon of Rathnalulleagh.1
Census Ireland 1901*1901Anne and Edward Thomas McDermott appeared on the 1901 census in House# 2, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. Edward was 39 years of age and a farmer, and Anne was 38. Residing with their parents were Michael J., age 11, Henry G., age 8, and Anne M. age 6. The occupation for all three of the children was "scholar". Edward's brother-in-law, his wife Anne's brother, Andrew McDermott, also lived with the family. He was 48 years of age, single and a farmer. Two servants were also enumerated in the household in 1901. Celia Hopkins, age 18 and single, was a domestic servant and Patrick Kane, age 20 and single was a farm servant. Everyone in the household had been born in County Roscommon, were Roman Catholic, and could read and write.5
Census Ireland 1911*1911Anne and Edward Thomas McDermott appeared on the 1911 census in House# 1, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. Edward was 49 years of age, a farmer and Justice of the Peace, and Anne was 51. They had been married for 23 years and Anne had given birth to three children, all of whom were still living. Their household in 1911 consisted of the couple's sons, Michael J., age 21, and Henry G., age 18, Anne's brother, Andrew McDermott, who was single, 56 years of age and a farmer, and the couple's nephew, Richard Gordon, who was single, 36 years of age and a farmer. He was the son of Anne's sister Marcella. The final member of the McDermott household in 1911 was 14-year-old Bridget Concannon who worked as a servant.6

Family

Anne McDermott b. 1863
Children1.Michael McDermott7 b. 17 Jul 1889
2.Henry McDermott8 b. 17 Oct 1892
3.Annie McDermott9 b. 21 Aug 1894

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Michael McDermott dated 30 April 1894 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved 10 August 1895; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of Edward McDermott, age 26, a bachelor, farmer of Rahardagh, County Roscommon, son of Henry McDermott, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, age 24, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 23 November 1887 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon, witnessed by ______Castlerea and Maggie McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at www.findmypast.com, will of Edward McDermott dated 15 June 1876 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved in 1876; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse
  4. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of Edward McDermott, age 26, a bachelor, farmer of Rahardagh, County Roscommon, son of Henry McDermott, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, age 24, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 23 November 1887 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon, witnessed by ______Gaffony of Castlerea and Maggie McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  5. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Edward Thomas and Anne M.J. McDermott, house# 2 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003846300/. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  6. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Edward Thos and Anne McDermott, house# 1 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003198534/. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  7. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 5 August 1889 of the birth of Michael McDermott, son of Edward McDermott, farmer of Rahardagh, and Anne (McDermott) McDermott, born on 17 July 1889 in Rahardagh, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  8. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 25 November 1892 of the birth of Henry McDermott, son of Edward McDermott, farmer of Rahardagh, and Anne (McDermott) McDermott, born on 17 October 1892 in Rahardagh, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  9. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration (very late) on 12 December 1910 "on the authority of the Registrar General" of the birth of Annie McDermott, daughter of Edward McDermott of Rahardagh, farmer and Justice of the Peace, and Anne (McDermott) McDermott, born on 21 August 1894 in Rahardagh, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Henry McDermott1

Father*______ McDermott2
Occupation*Henry was a farmer in County Roscommon, Ireland.1

Family

Child1.Edward McDermott+1,2 b. 1861

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of Edward McDermott, age 26, a bachelor, farmer of Rahardagh, County Roscommon, son of Henry McDermott, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, age 24, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 23 November 1887 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon, witnessed by ______Castlerea and Maggie McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Edward McDermott dated 15 June 1876 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved in 1876; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.

Henry McDermott1

b. 17 October 1892
Father*Edward McDermott1 b. 1861
Mother*Anne McDermott1 b. 1863
Birth*17 October 1892Henry McDermott was born on 17 October 1892 in Rahardagh, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 19011901Henry was enumerated as Henry G. McDermott on the 1901 census in the household of his parents in House# 2, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. He was 8 years old and a scholar.2
(Son) Census Ireland 19111911Henry G. appeared on the 1911 census in the household of his parents in House# 1, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. He was 18 years old and his occupation was recorded as "farmer's son."3

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 25 November 1892 of the birth of Henry McDermott, son of Edward McDermott, farmer of Rahardagh, and Anne (McDermott) McDermott, born on 17 October 1892 in Rahardagh, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Edward Thomas and Anne M.J. McDermott, house# 2 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003846300/. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  3. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Edward Thos and Anne McDermott, house# 1 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003198534/. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.

Hugh McDermott1

d. before July 1872
Occupation*He was a farmer, probably in County Roscommon, Ireland.1
Death*before July 1872He died before July 1872, probably in County Roscommon.1

Family

Children1.Margaret McDermott+2 b. bt 1831 - 1836
2.Anne McDermott+1 b. 1848, d. 24 Oct 1921

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Timothy Rorke, age 19, a bachelor, farmer of Camogue, County Roscommon, son of Thady Rorke, a grazier, and Anne Connor, alias McDermott, full age, a widow farmer of Rathcave, County Roscommon, daughter of Hugh McDermott, deceased, a farmer, on 20 July 1872 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Tulsk, and witnessed by John Connor and Jane Rogers, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Elphin, County Roscommon of the Roman Catholic marriage of Owen Rorke, full age, bachelor, farmer of Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, son of Tim Rorke, farmer, and Margaret (McDermott) Murray, full age, widow, of Carrowmore, County Roscommon, daughter of Hugh McDermott, deceased, farmer, on 9 September 1872 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Elphin, County Roscommon, witnessed by John Rorke and Mary Slevin; viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

John Charles McDermott1

b. 28 December 1872
Father*Peter McDermott1
Mother*Elizabeth Damerel1
Birth*28 December 1872John Charles McDermott was born on 28 December 1872 in Newtownstewart, County Tyrone, Ireland.1
Marriage*1897He married Catherine Keaveny, daughter of Andrew Keaveny and Bridgett Diffely, about 1897.2,3
Census US 1900*7 June 1900Catherine and John C. McDermott appeared on the 1900 census taken on 7 June 1900 at 65 East 85th Street, Borough of Manhattan, New York City, New York. John was reported as 24 years of age, although he was actually 27, and worked as a cab driver. Catherine was reported to be 25 years of age and was actually 28. They had been married for 3 years and Catherine had given birth to one child, Peter age 2, who resided in the home. John's year of immigration was reported as 1893. He had been in the United States for 7 years and was a naturalized citizen. Catherine's year of immigration was reported as 1894 and her number of years in the United States was 6. Also in the McDermott household in 1900 was a boarder, James Rorke, transcribed as "Rourk", age 35, although transcribed as "53", and also from Ireland and a cab driver. The McDermotts rented their apartment and all of the adults in their home could read, write and speak English.4
Draft Registration*12 September 1918His World War I Draft Registration Card was completed on 12 September 1918. His home address was reported as 61 Van Buren Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, and his wife, Katherine McDermott, was recorded as his nearest relative. John was a self-employed truckman with his business located in New York City.5
Description*September 1918 In September 1918 John was described as 45 years of age, tall, of medium build with gray eyes and gray hair.5

Family

Catherine Keaveny b. 1 May 1872
Child1.Peter McDermott4 b. Feb 1898

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 21 January 1873 of the birth of John Charles McDermott, son of Peter McDermott of Newtownstewart, County Tyrone, Excise Officer, and Elizabeth Damerel, born on 28 December 1872 in Newtownstewart, County Tyrone, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1806] New York Marriages, 1686-1980, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage of John C. McDermott, son of Peter McDermott and Elizabeth "Da...Ell", and Katie "Keavney", daughter of Andrew "Keavney" and Bridgett "Diffley" on 2 August 1897 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Hereinafter cited as New York Marriages, 1686-1980.
  3. [S1802] New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage of John McDermott, age 24, single, son of Peter McDermott and Elizabeth "Da...Ell", and Katie "Keavney", age 24, single, daughter of Andrew "Keavney" and Bridgett "Diffley" on 2 August 1897 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Hereinafter cited as New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John C. and "Catharine" McDermott, transcribed as "McDemott", Manhattan, New York, New York; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0792; FHL microfilm: 1241116. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  5. [S223] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, John Charles McDermott, born 28 December 1872, lived at 61 Van Buren Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, naturalized US Citizen, self-employed truckman at 1 East 27th Street, New York City, wife Katherine McDermott. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration, 1917-1918.

Kate McDermott1

Father*Michael McDermott1 b. 1813, d. 4 Dec 1894
Birth*Kate McDermott was born in County Roscommon, Ireland.1
(Sister) Marriage24 February 1876Kate signed her name as Kate Mary Helena McDermott when she signed as a witness to the marriage of her sister Mary and Daniel Hughes on 24 February 1876 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon.2
(Niece) Will15 June 1876Her uncle Edward McDermott left a will dated 15 June 1876 at Carrowduff, County Roscommon, which named his brother Michael, his two nephews, Edward McDermott and Andrew McDermott, and his nieces, Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, all daughters of his brother Michael.

The District Registry's copy of Edward's will was prepared without paragraphs or commas, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward McDermott of Carraduff in the County of Roscommon, gentleman. I hereby revoke all other wills or testamentary instruments by me at any time here before made.

I give and devise unto my brother Michael McDermott my house in Main Street, Roscommon in the possession of Messieurs Russell, and also all my farm and lands, save the lands of Carrane and Peak hereinafter mentioned, to hold to him, his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns absolutely for the residue of all my estate and interest therein.

I give and devise unto my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named all my other houses in the town of Roscommon and all my estate and interest therein and in the lands of Carrane in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Edward McDermott, and to permit him to hold, use, occupy or enjoy same and to receive the rents, issues and profits thereof for and during his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, so far as any such appointment shall not extend, then to the children of the said Edward McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there shall be but one child or other issue as aforesaid then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, if a son on his attaining Twenty-one years of age or if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of my said nephew Edward McDermott, then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his heirs, Executors and Administrators absolutely.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my said Trustees the lands of Peak in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Andrew McDermott and permit him to hold, use, occupy and enjoy the same or receive the rents, issues or profits thereof for and during the term of his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, in so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to the children of the said Andrew McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there be but one child or other issue as aforesaid, then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, and if a son on his attaining twenty-one years of age and if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of said Andrew McDermott then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his right heirs absolutely.

I empower and direct my Trustees and Executors, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to sell and convert into money all my stocks, crops, goods, chattels, and personal effects of every nature and kind whatsoever or wheresoever situate and out of the proceeds thereof, and out of all my monies in Bank or elsewhere, or lent upon mortgages, Bills of Exchange, promissory notes or other securities whatsoever, either to pay over unto each of my said nephews Edward and Andrew McDermott the respective sums of Five hundred pounds or to invest the same in the names of my said Trustees upon such securities as they shall approve of and pay the income arising therefrom unto my nephews equally for the term of their respective lives and, after each of their respective deaths, to transfer or pay over such Trust finds unto such of their respective lawful children at such ages or times as they, the said Edward and Andrew McDermott shall by Deed or Will appoint and, for want of such appointment and so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to each of such children if more than one in equal shares and if but one child the whole to such one child, if a son on attaining twenty-one years and if a daughter on attaining that age or day of marriage and in case there shall be no such issue at the time of the decease of both or either of my said nephews then the whole of the share of the nephew or nephews dying in said, the principal and interest to my said brother Michael, his Executors or Administrators.

I nominate, constitute and appoint each of my nieces, the children of my said brother Michael McDermott, namely Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, the residuary devisees and legatees of any property hereby left undisposed of and if any of them shall die leaving issue in my lifetime, the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go to and amongst such issue and if any of them shall die without issue in my lifetime I direct that his or her share shall inure to the benefit of the survivors or survivor but shall not be paid to them until, being males, they shall attain the age of twenty-one years or, being females, until they shall attain that age or marry with the consent of my said trustees and thereupon the share of any such female so marrying shall be put in settlement by such Deed or instrument containing such limitations as my said Trustees shall approve of and the share of the said Marcella, now the wife of Patrick Gordon, and of Mary, now the wife of Daniel Hughes, to be paid to them on their sole receipt and free from the control, debts or engagements of their present or future Husband or, if my Trustees and Executors should so wish, the shares of my said nieces Marcella and Mary or the share of either of them to be invested in such securities as my said Trustees and Executors shall approve of and the annual produce thereof to be paid to them respectively during their lives and, after the death of said nieces or either of them, that their respective shares to their issue in such shares as they shall respectively appoint and, in default of appointment, share and share alike.

And I hereby direct that my said Trustees and Executors, in dividing amongst all my said nieces or their issue as aforesaid the residue of my property with a view to an equal provision being made for my said nieces, to take into account such marriage portions or fortunes as may have been paid or settled on the marriage of such of my said nieces as shall be married at the time of my decease.

I appoint my said brother Michael and Martin McDonnell of Roscommon, merchant, Trustees and Executors of this my Will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord 1876… and the Will was signed by Edward McDermott

Signing as witnesses were Farrell McDonnell, Solicitor, Roscommon, and James A. Conroy, Roscommon.3
Marriage*5 February 1883She married John Flynn of Cleaboy, son of Edward Flynn, on 5 February 1883 in the County Roscommon. John was full age, a bachelor and a farmer, and Kate was also full age and a spinster. Signing as witnesses to their marriage were William Crofton and Kate's sister Anne McDermott.1,4
(Daughter) Probate10 August 1895Her father's will, which named his deceased brother, Edward McDermott, his son, Andrew McDermott, his six surviving daughters, Margaret McDermott, Marcella Gordon, Anne McDermott, Kate Flynn, Winifred McDermott and Eliza Rorke, and three of his sons-in-law, John Flynn, Edward McDermott and Mark P. McDermott, was proved on 10 August 1895. Her father's wife or wives had predeceased him so we haven't identified the mother or mothers of any of the seven children named in his will, and we believe his eldest daughter, Mary (McDermott) Hughes, had also died before he wrote his will because she was not mentioned. Additionally, his home in Carrowduff, County Roscommon, during his lifetime and possibly longer, was most often spelled "Carraduff" by those who wrote it. It is now spelled "Carrowduff". As a result of our research, we've included it spelled both ways in our report of this County Roscommon McDermott family.

The District Registry's copy of Michael's will was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of, and made only minor punctuation adjustments. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:


I, Michael McDermott of Carraduff in the county of Roscommon, hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I appoint my sons-in-law, John Flynn and Edward McDermott and my daughter Margaret McDermott (hereinafter called “my Trustees”) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my will.

I will and direct that all my farming stock of horses, cattle and sheep shall be sold as soon after my death as to my Trustees shall think fit. I direct that my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts, including all arrears of rent due by me out of my farms up to the last gale day next before my decease, shall be paid there out.

I bequeath to my daughter Marcella Gordon the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to her by my Trustees in installments of fifty pounds each year, the first of such installments to be payable twelve months after my decease and I hereby declare that payments heretofore made by me to her, or for her benefit, at her request at various times amounting to about the sum of £600 were paid by me on account of, and in discharge of, her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott under his will, and her said share amounting to the sum of five hundred pounds of said residue has been, by said payments, paid off and satisfied.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Margaret McDermott all my estate and interest in my farms and lands of Carraduff and Carrane Bog in the Barony of Ballymoe and Carrowrough in the Barony of Castlerea and that part of the lands of Highlake held by me under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £24.15.0 and now herded by Peter Finan, all in the County of Roscommon together with the furniture and household effects and implements of husbandry in at or about my residence at Carraduff, and my car, mare and harness, and I also bequeath her the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) and I declare this bequest to be in discharge and satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my said deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in that other part of the lands of Highlake in the County of Roscommon and held under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £43.15.4 and now herded by the family of the late John Farrell. I also devise and bequeath to said Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in the farm and lands of Kinitty in Parish of Kilbride and County of Roscommon and the sum of two hundred pounds (£200) and I declare this to be in satisfaction of whatever balance is still due her of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will having already paid her the sum of £400 (four hundred pounds).

I bequeath to my daughter Kate Flynn the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) and I declare that the sum of £1200 paid her on her marriage included and was in satisfaction of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott.

I bequeath to my trustees for my daughter Winifred McDermott, wife of Mark P. McDermott, the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) to be invested by my said Trustees for her benefit, or to be paid to her, or for her use in such way as they think fit, and I declare that her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will was paid off and satisfied by the sum of one thousand pounds paid to her by me on her marriage.

I bequeath to my daughter Eliza Rorke the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) which I declare to be in satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath all my house property in the town of Roscommon and interest in houses and premises in said town to my Trustees upon Trust that my said Trustees shall receive the rents, issues and profits thereof and shall apportion and pay same after payment there out of all incidental expenses and outgoings amongst all my children in equal shares.

All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, means and effects of every nature and kind, I devise and bequeath to my Trustees in Trust for all my said daughters and my son Andrew McDermott in equal shares, and I hereby direct and it is my will that any of my said daughters who shall make any claim hereafter against the estate and effects of my said brother Edward or any part thereof over and above the sum mentioned and hereinbefore bequeathed shall forfeit and be deprived of every benefit, devise and bequest under this my will.

I will that the several money bequests hereinbefore mentioned, namely £200 to Marcella Gordon, £500 to Margaret McDermott, £200 to Anne McDermott, £100 to Kate Flynn , £100 to Anne McDermott, and £500 to Eliza Rorke shall be paid out of proceeds of the farm stock first above directed and out of such money as shall be to my credit in Bank or elsewhere at my decease, and that should such proceeds of farm stock or money elsewhere to my credit be not sufficient to pay such money legacies or bequests that same shall be paid up in full out of the rents and profits of the house property in Roscommon hereinbefore left to my Trustees, each legatee to have annually a share of the rents proportionate to the amount of her bequest.

I bequeath to the Parish Priest of my parish the sum of ten pounds to have masses said for the repose of my Soul and for the Soul of my brother Edward and the other deceased members of my family, such sum to be free of legacy duty and to be paid in priority to the other bequests herein, out of the proceeds of the farm stock or money in Bank.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my will this Thirteenth day of April 1894 (four)…. and the will was signed by Michael McDermott

Signing as witnesses were John M. Whelan, Solicitor, of Roscommon, and Patt Conlon of Rathnalulleagh.1

Family

John Flynn

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Michael McDermott dated 30 April 1894 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved 10 August 1895; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon of the Roman Catholic marriage of Daniel Hughes, age 26, bachelor, gentleman of Creta, Kiltrustan, County Roscommon, son of Daniel Hughes, gentleman, and Mary McDermott, age 25, spinster, of Carrowduff, Oran, County Roscommon, who signed her name "Mary Eugenie McDermott", daughter of Michael McDermott, gentleman, on 24 February 1876 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon, witnessed by William Hughes and Kate Mary Helena McDermott; viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at www.findmypast.com, will of Edward McDermott dated 15 June 1876 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved in 1876; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse
  4. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of John Flynn, full age, a bachelor, farmer of Cleaboy, County Roscommon, son of Edward Flynn, deceased, farmer, and Kate McDermott, full age, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 5 February 1883 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon, witnessed by William Crofton and Anne McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Lizzie Olivia McDermott1,2

b. 1867
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Michael McDermott3 b. 1813, d. 4 Dec 1894
Birth*1867Lizzie Olivia McDermott was born about 1867.3
(Niece) Will15 June 1876Her uncle Edward McDermott left a will dated 15 June 1876 at Carrowduff, County Roscommon, which named his brother Michael, his two nephews, Edward McDermott and Andrew McDermott, and his nieces, Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, all daughters of his brother Michael.

The District Registry's copy of Edward's will was prepared without paragraphs or commas, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward McDermott of Carraduff in the County of Roscommon, gentleman. I hereby revoke all other wills or testamentary instruments by me at any time here before made.

I give and devise unto my brother Michael McDermott my house in Main Street, Roscommon in the possession of Messieurs Russell, and also all my farm and lands, save the lands of Carrane and Peak hereinafter mentioned, to hold to him, his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns absolutely for the residue of all my estate and interest therein.

I give and devise unto my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named all my other houses in the town of Roscommon and all my estate and interest therein and in the lands of Carrane in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Edward McDermott, and to permit him to hold, use, occupy or enjoy same and to receive the rents, issues and profits thereof for and during his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, so far as any such appointment shall not extend, then to the children of the said Edward McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there shall be but one child or other issue as aforesaid then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, if a son on his attaining Twenty-one years of age or if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of my said nephew Edward McDermott, then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his heirs, Executors and Administrators absolutely.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my said Trustees the lands of Peak in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Andrew McDermott and permit him to hold, use, occupy and enjoy the same or receive the rents, issues or profits thereof for and during the term of his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, in so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to the children of the said Andrew McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there be but one child or other issue as aforesaid, then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, and if a son on his attaining twenty-one years of age and if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of said Andrew McDermott then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his right heirs absolutely.

I empower and direct my Trustees and Executors, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to sell and convert into money all my stocks, crops, goods, chattels, and personal effects of every nature and kind whatsoever or wheresoever situate and out of the proceeds thereof, and out of all my monies in Bank or elsewhere, or lent upon mortgages, Bills of Exchange, promissory notes or other securities whatsoever, either to pay over unto each of my said nephews Edward and Andrew McDermott the respective sums of Five hundred pounds or to invest the same in the names of my said Trustees upon such securities as they shall approve of and pay the income arising therefrom unto my nephews equally for the term of their respective lives and, after each of their respective deaths, to transfer or pay over such Trust finds unto such of their respective lawful children at such ages or times as they, the said Edward and Andrew McDermott shall by Deed or Will appoint and, for want of such appointment and so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to each of such children if more than one in equal shares and if but one child the whole to such one child, if a son on attaining twenty-one years and if a daughter on attaining that age or day of marriage and in case there shall be no such issue at the time of the decease of both or either of my said nephews then the whole of the share of the nephew or nephews dying in said, the principal and interest to my said brother Michael, his Executors or Administrators.

I nominate, constitute and appoint each of my nieces, the children of my said brother Michael McDermott, namely Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, the residuary devisees and legatees of any property hereby left undisposed of and if any of them shall die leaving issue in my lifetime, the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go to and amongst such issue and if any of them shall die without issue in my lifetime I direct that his or her share shall inure to the benefit of the survivors or survivor but shall not be paid to them until, being males, they shall attain the age of twenty-one years or, being females, until they shall attain that age or marry with the consent of my said trustees and thereupon the share of any such female so marrying shall be put in settlement by such Deed or instrument containing such limitations as my said Trustees shall approve of and the share of the said Marcella, now the wife of Patrick Gordon, and of Mary, now the wife of Daniel Hughes, to be paid to them on their sole receipt and free from the control, debts or engagements of their present or future Husband or, if my Trustees and Executors should so wish, the shares of my said nieces Marcella and Mary or the share of either of them to be invested in such securities as my said Trustees and Executors shall approve of and the annual produce thereof to be paid to them respectively during their lives and, after the death of said nieces or either of them, that their respective shares to their issue in such shares as they shall respectively appoint and, in default of appointment, share and share alike.

And I hereby direct that my said Trustees and Executors, in dividing amongst all my said nieces or their issue as aforesaid the residue of my property with a view to an equal provision being made for my said nieces, to take into account such marriage portions or fortunes as may have been paid or settled on the marriage of such of my said nieces as shall be married at the time of my decease.

I appoint my said brother Michael and Martin McDonnell of Roscommon, merchant, Trustees and Executors of this my Will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord 1876… and the Will was signed by Edward McDermott

Signing as witnesses were Farrell McDonnell, Solicitor, Roscommon, and James A. Conroy, Roscommon.4
Marriage*17 February 1885She married Joseph Rorke of Camogue, County Roscommon, son of Thady Rorke and Maria Forde, on 17 February 1885 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon. Joseph was 19 years of age, a bachelor and farmer, and Lizzie was 18 years of age and a spinster. The witnesses who signed their marriage certificate were John Connor and Lizzie's sister Anne.1,3
(Wife) Immigration30 September 1889Lizzie remained in Ireland with her two children when her husband left from Queenstown, County Cork, Ireland on the ship Servia. His recorded purpose of his trip was immigration to the United States, and he arrived in New York City on 30 September 1889.5
(Daughter) Probate10 August 1895Her father's will, which named his deceased brother, Edward McDermott, his son, Andrew McDermott, his six surviving daughters, Margaret McDermott, Marcella Gordon, Anne McDermott, Kate Flynn, Winifred McDermott and Eliza Rorke, and three of his sons-in-law, John Flynn, Edward McDermott and Mark P. McDermott, was proved on 10 August 1895. Her father's wife or wives had predeceased him so we haven't identified the mother or mothers of any of the seven children named in his will, and we believe his eldest daughter, Mary (McDermott) Hughes, had also died before he wrote his will because she was not mentioned. Additionally, his home in Carrowduff, County Roscommon, during his lifetime and possibly longer, was most often spelled "Carraduff" by those who wrote it. It is now spelled "Carrowduff". As a result of our research, we've included it spelled both ways in our report of this County Roscommon McDermott family.

The District Registry's copy of Michael's will was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of, and made only minor punctuation adjustments. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:


I, Michael McDermott of Carraduff in the county of Roscommon, hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I appoint my sons-in-law, John Flynn and Edward McDermott and my daughter Margaret McDermott (hereinafter called “my Trustees”) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my will.

I will and direct that all my farming stock of horses, cattle and sheep shall be sold as soon after my death as to my Trustees shall think fit. I direct that my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts, including all arrears of rent due by me out of my farms up to the last gale day next before my decease, shall be paid there out.

I bequeath to my daughter Marcella Gordon the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to her by my Trustees in installments of fifty pounds each year, the first of such installments to be payable twelve months after my decease and I hereby declare that payments heretofore made by me to her, or for her benefit, at her request at various times amounting to about the sum of £600 were paid by me on account of, and in discharge of, her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott under his will, and her said share amounting to the sum of five hundred pounds of said residue has been, by said payments, paid off and satisfied.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Margaret McDermott all my estate and interest in my farms and lands of Carraduff and Carrane Bog in the Barony of Ballymoe and Carrowrough in the Barony of Castlerea and that part of the lands of Highlake held by me under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £24.15.0 and now herded by Peter Finan, all in the County of Roscommon together with the furniture and household effects and implements of husbandry in at or about my residence at Carraduff, and my car, mare and harness, and I also bequeath her the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) and I declare this bequest to be in discharge and satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my said deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in that other part of the lands of Highlake in the County of Roscommon and held under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £43.15.4 and now herded by the family of the late John Farrell. I also devise and bequeath to said Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in the farm and lands of Kinitty in Parish of Kilbride and County of Roscommon and the sum of two hundred pounds (£200) and I declare this to be in satisfaction of whatever balance is still due her of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will having already paid her the sum of £400 (four hundred pounds).

I bequeath to my daughter Kate Flynn the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) and I declare that the sum of £1200 paid her on her marriage included and was in satisfaction of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott.

I bequeath to my trustees for my daughter Winifred McDermott, wife of Mark P. McDermott, the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) to be invested by my said Trustees for her benefit, or to be paid to her, or for her use in such way as they think fit, and I declare that her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will was paid off and satisfied by the sum of one thousand pounds paid to her by me on her marriage.

I bequeath to my daughter Eliza Rorke the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) which I declare to be in satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath all my house property in the town of Roscommon and interest in houses and premises in said town to my Trustees upon Trust that my said Trustees shall receive the rents, issues and profits thereof and shall apportion and pay same after payment there out of all incidental expenses and outgoings amongst all my children in equal shares.

All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, means and effects of every nature and kind, I devise and bequeath to my Trustees in Trust for all my said daughters and my son Andrew McDermott in equal shares, and I hereby direct and it is my will that any of my said daughters who shall make any claim hereafter against the estate and effects of my said brother Edward or any part thereof over and above the sum mentioned and hereinbefore bequeathed shall forfeit and be deprived of every benefit, devise and bequest under this my will.

I will that the several money bequests hereinbefore mentioned, namely £200 to Marcella Gordon, £500 to Margaret McDermott, £200 to Anne McDermott, £100 to Kate Flynn , £100 to Anne McDermott, and £500 to Eliza Rorke shall be paid out of proceeds of the farm stock first above directed and out of such money as shall be to my credit in Bank or elsewhere at my decease, and that should such proceeds of farm stock or money elsewhere to my credit be not sufficient to pay such money legacies or bequests that same shall be paid up in full out of the rents and profits of the house property in Roscommon hereinbefore left to my Trustees, each legatee to have annually a share of the rents proportionate to the amount of her bequest.

I bequeath to the Parish Priest of my parish the sum of ten pounds to have masses said for the repose of my Soul and for the Soul of my brother Edward and the other deceased members of my family, such sum to be free of legacy duty and to be paid in priority to the other bequests herein, out of the proceeds of the farm stock or money in Bank.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my will this Thirteenth day of April 1894 (four)…. and the will was signed by Michael McDermott

Signing as witnesses were John M. Whelan, Solicitor, of Roscommon, and Patt Conlon of Rathnalulleagh.6
Emigration*15 September 1895Lizzie was 28 years of age when she emigrated from Ireland with her two young children, sailing from Queenstown, County Cork, to New York City on 15 September 1895 on the ship Campania. It is believed they were on their way to America to join the children's father who had emigrated earlier. Her son Tim was age 8, and daughter Mary was age 6. Mary Beirne, a servant, was also traveling with the family.7
Immigration*21 September 1895When they arrived in New York City, New York, on 21 September 1895, immigration officials changed the spelling of the family's surname from "Rorke" to "O'Rorke."8
(Wife) Death1895Lizzie became a widow when Joseph Rorke died at about age 30 in 1895. His death was probably very soon after Lizzie and their children had arrived to join him in New York City.1,9
Emigration4 February 1896 We can only imagine the emotional turmoil Lizzie must have experienced as she dealt, all at once, with the death of her husband, a strange new country and concerns about supporting herself and her two young children. She acted quickly. Within a few short months, she and her children sailed back to Queenstown, County Cork, arriving on 4 February 1896 on the same ship Campania that had brought them to America such a short time before.10

Family

Joseph Rorke b. 16 Jun 1865, d. 1895
Children1.Timothy Thomas Rorke2 b. 15 Dec 1885
2.Mary Ellen Rorke11 b. 12 Nov 1887

Citations

  1. [S1786] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1", received by LHB on 7 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1."
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 31 December 1885 of the birth of Timothy Thomas Rorke, son of Joseph Rorke, a farmer of Lisliddy, and Lizzie Olivia McDermott, born on 15 December 1885 in Lisliddy, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Joseph Rorke, age 19, a bachelor, farmer of Camogue, County Roscommon, son of Thady Rorke, a farmer, and Lizzie McDermott, age 18, a spinster farmer's daughter of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 17 February 1885 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon, and witnessed by John Connor and Anne McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  4. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Edward McDermott dated 15 June 1876 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved in 1876; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  5. [S1791] New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957, online at www.ancestry.com, Joseph Rorke, on ship Servia, arrived in New York City from Queenstown, Ireland on 30 September 1889, giving his occupation as "farmer". Hereinafter cited as New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957.
  6. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at www.findmypast.com, will of Michael McDermott dated 30 April 1894 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved 10 August 1895; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record
  7. [S1799] UK Outward Passenger Lists 1890-1960, online at www.ancestry.com, Lizzie "Rourke", age 28, with her son Tim, age 8, daughter Mary, age 6, and servant Mary Beirne, age 26, ship Campania, sailed from Queenstown on 15 September 1895, all on the same ticket number 44692. Hereinafter cited as UK Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  8. [S1791] New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957, online at www.ancestry.com, Lizzie O'Rorke, with son Tim, daughter Mary and servant Mary Beirne, on ship Campania, arrived in New York City from Queenstown, Ireland on 21 September 1895.
  9. [S1811] UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, online at www.ancestry.com, Lizzie Rourke, age 28, with son Timothy, age 9, and daughter Mary, age 8 aboard the Campania arriving Queenstown, Ireland on 4 January 1896. Hereinafter cited as UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  10. [S1811] UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, online at www.ancestry.com, Lizzie "Rourke", age 28, with son Timothy, age 9, and daughter Mary, age 8 aboard the Campania arriving Queenstown, Ireland on 4 January 1896.
  11. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 26 December 1887 of the birth of Mary Ellen "Roarke", daughter of Joseph "Roarke", a farmer of Carraduff, and Lizzie McDermott, born on 12 November 1887 in Carraduff, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Marcella McDermott1

b. 1851
Father*Michael McDermott1 b. 1813, d. 4 Dec 1894
Birth*1851Marcella McDermott was born about 1851 in County Roscommon, Ireland.1,2
Marriage*17 August 1872She married Patrick Joseph Gordon of Lisliddy, son of Patt Gordon, on 17 August 1872 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon. Patrick was full age, a bachelor and farmer, and Marcella was full age and a spinster. Signing as witnesses to their marriage were Daniel Hughes and Maria Heuchan.3,1
(Niece) Will15 June 1876Her uncle Edward McDermott left a will dated 15 June 1876 at Carrowduff, County Roscommon, which named his brother Michael, his two nephews, Edward McDermott and Andrew McDermott, and his nieces, Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, all daughters of his brother Michael.

The District Registry's copy of Edward's will was prepared without paragraphs or commas, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward McDermott of Carraduff in the County of Roscommon, gentleman. I hereby revoke all other wills or testamentary instruments by me at any time here before made.

I give and devise unto my brother Michael McDermott my house in Main Street, Roscommon in the possession of Messieurs Russell, and also all my farm and lands, save the lands of Carrane and Peak hereinafter mentioned, to hold to him, his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns absolutely for the residue of all my estate and interest therein.

I give and devise unto my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named all my other houses in the town of Roscommon and all my estate and interest therein and in the lands of Carrane in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Edward McDermott, and to permit him to hold, use, occupy or enjoy same and to receive the rents, issues and profits thereof for and during his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, so far as any such appointment shall not extend, then to the children of the said Edward McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there shall be but one child or other issue as aforesaid then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, if a son on his attaining Twenty-one years of age or if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of my said nephew Edward McDermott, then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his heirs, Executors and Administrators absolutely.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my said Trustees the lands of Peak in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Andrew McDermott and permit him to hold, use, occupy and enjoy the same or receive the rents, issues or profits thereof for and during the term of his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, in so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to the children of the said Andrew McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there be but one child or other issue as aforesaid, then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, and if a son on his attaining twenty-one years of age and if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of said Andrew McDermott then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his right heirs absolutely.

I empower and direct my Trustees and Executors, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to sell and convert into money all my stocks, crops, goods, chattels, and personal effects of every nature and kind whatsoever or wheresoever situate and out of the proceeds thereof, and out of all my monies in Bank or elsewhere, or lent upon mortgages, Bills of Exchange, promissory notes or other securities whatsoever, either to pay over unto each of my said nephews Edward and Andrew McDermott the respective sums of Five hundred pounds or to invest the same in the names of my said Trustees upon such securities as they shall approve of and pay the income arising therefrom unto my nephews equally for the term of their respective lives and, after each of their respective deaths, to transfer or pay over such Trust finds unto such of their respective lawful children at such ages or times as they, the said Edward and Andrew McDermott shall by Deed or Will appoint and, for want of such appointment and so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to each of such children if more than one in equal shares and if but one child the whole to such one child, if a son on attaining twenty-one years and if a daughter on attaining that age or day of marriage and in case there shall be no such issue at the time of the decease of both or either of my said nephews then the whole of the share of the nephew or nephews dying in said, the principal and interest to my said brother Michael, his Executors or Administrators.

I nominate, constitute and appoint each of my nieces, the children of my said brother Michael McDermott, namely Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, the residuary devisees and legatees of any property hereby left undisposed of and if any of them shall die leaving issue in my lifetime, the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go to and amongst such issue and if any of them shall die without issue in my lifetime I direct that his or her share shall inure to the benefit of the survivors or survivor but shall not be paid to them until, being males, they shall attain the age of twenty-one years or, being females, until they shall attain that age or marry with the consent of my said trustees and thereupon the share of any such female so marrying shall be put in settlement by such Deed or instrument containing such limitations as my said Trustees shall approve of and the share of the said Marcella, now the wife of Patrick Gordon, and of Mary, now the wife of Daniel Hughes, to be paid to them on their sole receipt and free from the control, debts or engagements of their present or future Husband or, if my Trustees and Executors should so wish, the shares of my said nieces Marcella and Mary or the share of either of them to be invested in such securities as my said Trustees and Executors shall approve of and the annual produce thereof to be paid to them respectively during their lives and, after the death of said nieces or either of them, that their respective shares to their issue in such shares as they shall respectively appoint and, in default of appointment, share and share alike.

And I hereby direct that my said Trustees and Executors, in dividing amongst all my said nieces or their issue as aforesaid the residue of my property with a view to an equal provision being made for my said nieces, to take into account such marriage portions or fortunes as may have been paid or settled on the marriage of such of my said nieces as shall be married at the time of my decease.

I appoint my said brother Michael and Martin McDonnell of Roscommon, merchant, Trustees and Executors of this my Will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord 1876… and the Will was signed by Edward McDermott

Signing as witnesses were Farrell McDonnell, Solicitor, Roscommon, and James A. Conroy, Roscommon.4
(Daughter) Probate10 August 1895Her father's will, which named his deceased brother, Edward McDermott, his son, Andrew McDermott, his six surviving daughters, Margaret McDermott, Marcella Gordon, Anne McDermott, Kate Flynn, Winifred McDermott and Eliza Rorke, and three of his sons-in-law, John Flynn, Edward McDermott and Mark P. McDermott, was proved on 10 August 1895. Her father's wife or wives had predeceased him so we haven't identified the mother or mothers of any of the seven children named in his will, and we believe his eldest daughter, Mary (McDermott) Hughes, had also died before he wrote his will because she was not mentioned. Additionally, his home in Carrowduff, County Roscommon, during his lifetime and possibly longer, was most often spelled "Carraduff" by those who wrote it. It is now spelled "Carrowduff". As a result of our research, we've included it spelled both ways in our report of this County Roscommon McDermott family.

The District Registry's copy of Michael's will was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of, and made only minor punctuation adjustments. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:


I, Michael McDermott of Carraduff in the county of Roscommon, hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I appoint my sons-in-law, John Flynn and Edward McDermott and my daughter Margaret McDermott (hereinafter called “my Trustees”) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my will.

I will and direct that all my farming stock of horses, cattle and sheep shall be sold as soon after my death as to my Trustees shall think fit. I direct that my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts, including all arrears of rent due by me out of my farms up to the last gale day next before my decease, shall be paid there out.

I bequeath to my daughter Marcella Gordon the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to her by my Trustees in installments of fifty pounds each year, the first of such installments to be payable twelve months after my decease and I hereby declare that payments heretofore made by me to her, or for her benefit, at her request at various times amounting to about the sum of £600 were paid by me on account of, and in discharge of, her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott under his will, and her said share amounting to the sum of five hundred pounds of said residue has been, by said payments, paid off and satisfied.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Margaret McDermott all my estate and interest in my farms and lands of Carraduff and Carrane Bog in the Barony of Ballymoe and Carrowrough in the Barony of Castlerea and that part of the lands of Highlake held by me under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £24.15.0 and now herded by Peter Finan, all in the County of Roscommon together with the furniture and household effects and implements of husbandry in at or about my residence at Carraduff, and my car, mare and harness, and I also bequeath her the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) and I declare this bequest to be in discharge and satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my said deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in that other part of the lands of Highlake in the County of Roscommon and held under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £43.15.4 and now herded by the family of the late John Farrell. I also devise and bequeath to said Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in the farm and lands of Kinitty in Parish of Kilbride and County of Roscommon and the sum of two hundred pounds (£200) and I declare this to be in satisfaction of whatever balance is still due her of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will having already paid her the sum of £400 (four hundred pounds).

I bequeath to my daughter Kate Flynn the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) and I declare that the sum of £1200 paid her on her marriage included and was in satisfaction of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott.

I bequeath to my trustees for my daughter Winifred McDermott, wife of Mark P. McDermott, the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) to be invested by my said Trustees for her benefit, or to be paid to her, or for her use in such way as they think fit, and I declare that her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will was paid off and satisfied by the sum of one thousand pounds paid to her by me on her marriage.

I bequeath to my daughter Eliza Rorke the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) which I declare to be in satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath all my house property in the town of Roscommon and interest in houses and premises in said town to my Trustees upon Trust that my said Trustees shall receive the rents, issues and profits thereof and shall apportion and pay same after payment there out of all incidental expenses and outgoings amongst all my children in equal shares.

All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, means and effects of every nature and kind, I devise and bequeath to my Trustees in Trust for all my said daughters and my son Andrew McDermott in equal shares, and I hereby direct and it is my will that any of my said daughters who shall make any claim hereafter against the estate and effects of my said brother Edward or any part thereof over and above the sum mentioned and hereinbefore bequeathed shall forfeit and be deprived of every benefit, devise and bequest under this my will.

I will that the several money bequests hereinbefore mentioned, namely £200 to Marcella Gordon, £500 to Margaret McDermott, £200 to Anne McDermott, £100 to Kate Flynn , £100 to Anne McDermott, and £500 to Eliza Rorke shall be paid out of proceeds of the farm stock first above directed and out of such money as shall be to my credit in Bank or elsewhere at my decease, and that should such proceeds of farm stock or money elsewhere to my credit be not sufficient to pay such money legacies or bequests that same shall be paid up in full out of the rents and profits of the house property in Roscommon hereinbefore left to my Trustees, each legatee to have annually a share of the rents proportionate to the amount of her bequest.

I bequeath to the Parish Priest of my parish the sum of ten pounds to have masses said for the repose of my Soul and for the Soul of my brother Edward and the other deceased members of my family, such sum to be free of legacy duty and to be paid in priority to the other bequests herein, out of the proceeds of the farm stock or money in Bank.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my will this Thirteenth day of April 1894 (four)…. and the will was signed by Michael McDermott

Signing as witnesses were John M. Whelan, Solicitor, of Roscommon, and Patt Conlon of Rathnalulleagh.1
Census Ireland 1901*1901Marcella appeared as the head of her household on the 1901 census in House# 5, Lisliddy, County Roscommon, Ireland. She was 50 years of age and a widow. Her occupation was recorded as "farmer". Her son Richard, who was 27 years of age, not married, and a labourer, resided with his mother in 1901. Also living in their home was domestic servant Mary Kilmurry who was 18 years old. Visitors enumerated in the household were Mary's younger siblings, Delia age 11 and John age 13, who were both scholars. Everyone in the home had been born in County Roscommon, could read and write and were Roman Catholic.5

Family

Patrick Joseph Gordon
Child1.Richard Joseph Gordon6 b. 26 May 1873

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Michael McDermott dated 30 April 1894 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved 10 August 1895; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  2. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Marcella Gordon, house# 5 in Lisliddy, Castlereagh, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003847457/. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague of the Roman Catholic marriage of Patrick Gordon, full age, a bachelor, farmer of Lisliddy, County Roscommon, son of Patt Gordon, a farmer, and Marcella McDermott, full age, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 17 August 1872 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon, witnessed by Daniel Hughes and Maria Heuchan, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  4. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at www.findmypast.com, will of Edward McDermott dated 15 June 1876 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved in 1876; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse
  5. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Marcella Gordon, house# 5 in Lisliddy, Castlereagh, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003847457/. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  6. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 5 June 1873 of the birth of Richard Joseph Gordon, son of Patrick Joseph Gordon of Lisliddy, farmer, and Marcella (McDermott) Gordon, born on 26 May 1873 in Lisliddy, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Margaret McDermott1

b. 1853
Father*Michael McDermott1 b. 1813, d. 4 Dec 1894
Birth*1853Margaret McDermott was born about 1853 in County Roscommon, Ireland.1,2,3
(Niece) Will15 June 1876Her uncle Edward McDermott left a will dated 15 June 1876 at Carrowduff, County Roscommon, which named his brother Michael, his two nephews, Edward McDermott and Andrew McDermott, and his nieces, Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, all daughters of his brother Michael.

The District Registry's copy of Edward's will was prepared without paragraphs or commas, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward McDermott of Carraduff in the County of Roscommon, gentleman. I hereby revoke all other wills or testamentary instruments by me at any time here before made.

I give and devise unto my brother Michael McDermott my house in Main Street, Roscommon in the possession of Messieurs Russell, and also all my farm and lands, save the lands of Carrane and Peak hereinafter mentioned, to hold to him, his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns absolutely for the residue of all my estate and interest therein.

I give and devise unto my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named all my other houses in the town of Roscommon and all my estate and interest therein and in the lands of Carrane in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Edward McDermott, and to permit him to hold, use, occupy or enjoy same and to receive the rents, issues and profits thereof for and during his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, so far as any such appointment shall not extend, then to the children of the said Edward McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there shall be but one child or other issue as aforesaid then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, if a son on his attaining Twenty-one years of age or if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of my said nephew Edward McDermott, then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his heirs, Executors and Administrators absolutely.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my said Trustees the lands of Peak in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Andrew McDermott and permit him to hold, use, occupy and enjoy the same or receive the rents, issues or profits thereof for and during the term of his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, in so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to the children of the said Andrew McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there be but one child or other issue as aforesaid, then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, and if a son on his attaining twenty-one years of age and if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of said Andrew McDermott then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his right heirs absolutely.

I empower and direct my Trustees and Executors, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to sell and convert into money all my stocks, crops, goods, chattels, and personal effects of every nature and kind whatsoever or wheresoever situate and out of the proceeds thereof, and out of all my monies in Bank or elsewhere, or lent upon mortgages, Bills of Exchange, promissory notes or other securities whatsoever, either to pay over unto each of my said nephews Edward and Andrew McDermott the respective sums of Five hundred pounds or to invest the same in the names of my said Trustees upon such securities as they shall approve of and pay the income arising therefrom unto my nephews equally for the term of their respective lives and, after each of their respective deaths, to transfer or pay over such Trust finds unto such of their respective lawful children at such ages or times as they, the said Edward and Andrew McDermott shall by Deed or Will appoint and, for want of such appointment and so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to each of such children if more than one in equal shares and if but one child the whole to such one child, if a son on attaining twenty-one years and if a daughter on attaining that age or day of marriage and in case there shall be no such issue at the time of the decease of both or either of my said nephews then the whole of the share of the nephew or nephews dying in said, the principal and interest to my said brother Michael, his Executors or Administrators.

I nominate, constitute and appoint each of my nieces, the children of my said brother Michael McDermott, namely Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, the residuary devisees and legatees of any property hereby left undisposed of and if any of them shall die leaving issue in my lifetime, the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go to and amongst such issue and if any of them shall die without issue in my lifetime I direct that his or her share shall inure to the benefit of the survivors or survivor but shall not be paid to them until, being males, they shall attain the age of twenty-one years or, being females, until they shall attain that age or marry with the consent of my said trustees and thereupon the share of any such female so marrying shall be put in settlement by such Deed or instrument containing such limitations as my said Trustees shall approve of and the share of the said Marcella, now the wife of Patrick Gordon, and of Mary, now the wife of Daniel Hughes, to be paid to them on their sole receipt and free from the control, debts or engagements of their present or future Husband or, if my Trustees and Executors should so wish, the shares of my said nieces Marcella and Mary or the share of either of them to be invested in such securities as my said Trustees and Executors shall approve of and the annual produce thereof to be paid to them respectively during their lives and, after the death of said nieces or either of them, that their respective shares to their issue in such shares as they shall respectively appoint and, in default of appointment, share and share alike.

And I hereby direct that my said Trustees and Executors, in dividing amongst all my said nieces or their issue as aforesaid the residue of my property with a view to an equal provision being made for my said nieces, to take into account such marriage portions or fortunes as may have been paid or settled on the marriage of such of my said nieces as shall be married at the time of my decease.

I appoint my said brother Michael and Martin McDonnell of Roscommon, merchant, Trustees and Executors of this my Will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord 1876… and the Will was signed by Edward McDermott

Signing as witnesses were Farrell McDonnell, Solicitor, Roscommon, and James A. Conroy, Roscommon.4
(Sister) Marriage23 November 1887She signed her name Maggie McDermott when she signed as a witness to the marriage of her sister Anne and Edward McDermott on 23 November 1887 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon.1,5
(Daughter) Probate10 August 1895The will of her father named his deceased brother, Edward McDermott, his son, Andrew McDermott, his six surviving daughters, Margaret McDermott, Marcella Gordon, Anne McDermott, Kate Flynn, Winifred McDermott and Eliza Rorke, and three of his sons-in-law, John Flynn, Edward McDermott and Mark P. McDermott, and was proved on 10 August 1895. His daughter Margaret and two of his sons-in-law, John Flynn and Edward McDermott, were named executives and trustees. Her father Michael's wife or wives had predeceased him so we haven't identified the mother or mothers of any of the seven children named in his will, and we believe his eldest daughter, Mary (McDermott) Hughes, had also died before he wrote his will because she was not mentioned. Additionally, his home in Carrowduff, County Roscommon, during his lifetime and possibly longer, was most often spelled "Carraduff" by those who wrote it. It is now spelled "Carrowduff". As a result of our research, we've included it spelled both ways in our report of this County Roscommon McDermott family.

The District Registry's copy of Michael's will was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of, and made only minor punctuation adjustments. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:


I, Michael McDermott of Carraduff in the county of Roscommon, hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I appoint my sons-in-law, John Flynn and Edward McDermott and my daughter Margaret McDermott (hereinafter called “my Trustees”) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my will.

I will and direct that all my farming stock of horses, cattle and sheep shall be sold as soon after my death as to my Trustees shall think fit. I direct that my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts, including all arrears of rent due by me out of my farms up to the last gale day next before my decease, shall be paid there out.

I bequeath to my daughter Marcella Gordon the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to her by my Trustees in installments of fifty pounds each year, the first of such installments to be payable twelve months after my decease and I hereby declare that payments heretofore made by me to her, or for her benefit, at her request at various times amounting to about the sum of £600 were paid by me on account of, and in discharge of, her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott under his will, and her said share amounting to the sum of five hundred pounds of said residue has been, by said payments, paid off and satisfied.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Margaret McDermott all my estate and interest in my farms and lands of Carraduff and Carrane Bog in the Barony of Ballymoe and Carrowrough in the Barony of Castlerea and that part of the lands of Highlake held by me under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £24.15.0 and now herded by Peter Finan, all in the County of Roscommon together with the furniture and household effects and implements of husbandry in at or about my residence at Carraduff, and my car, mare and harness, and I also bequeath her the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) and I declare this bequest to be in discharge and satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my said deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in that other part of the lands of Highlake in the County of Roscommon and held under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £43.15.4 and now herded by the family of the late John Farrell. I also devise and bequeath to said Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in the farm and lands of Kinitty in Parish of Kilbride and County of Roscommon and the sum of two hundred pounds (£200) and I declare this to be in satisfaction of whatever balance is still due her of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will having already paid her the sum of £400 (four hundred pounds).

I bequeath to my daughter Kate Flynn the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) and I declare that the sum of £1200 paid her on her marriage included and was in satisfaction of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott.

I bequeath to my trustees for my daughter Winifred McDermott, wife of Mark P. McDermott, the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) to be invested by my said Trustees for her benefit, or to be paid to her, or for her use in such way as they think fit, and I declare that her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will was paid off and satisfied by the sum of one thousand pounds paid to her by me on her marriage.

I bequeath to my daughter Eliza Rorke the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) which I declare to be in satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath all my house property in the town of Roscommon and interest in houses and premises in said town to my Trustees upon Trust that my said Trustees shall receive the rents, issues and profits thereof and shall apportion and pay same after payment there out of all incidental expenses and outgoings amongst all my children in equal shares.

All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, means and effects of every nature and kind, I devise and bequeath to my Trustees in Trust for all my said daughters and my son Andrew McDermott in equal shares, and I hereby direct and it is my will that any of my said daughters who shall make any claim hereafter against the estate and effects of my said brother Edward or any part thereof over and above the sum mentioned and hereinbefore bequeathed shall forfeit and be deprived of every benefit, devise and bequest under this my will.

I will that the several money bequests hereinbefore mentioned, namely £200 to Marcella Gordon, £500 to Margaret McDermott, £200 to Anne McDermott, £100 to Kate Flynn , £100 to Anne McDermott, and £500 to Eliza Rorke shall be paid out of proceeds of the farm stock first above directed and out of such money as shall be to my credit in Bank or elsewhere at my decease, and that should such proceeds of farm stock or money elsewhere to my credit be not sufficient to pay such money legacies or bequests that same shall be paid up in full out of the rents and profits of the house property in Roscommon hereinbefore left to my Trustees, each legatee to have annually a share of the rents proportionate to the amount of her bequest.

I bequeath to the Parish Priest of my parish the sum of ten pounds to have masses said for the repose of my Soul and for the Soul of my brother Edward and the other deceased members of my family, such sum to be free of legacy duty and to be paid in priority to the other bequests herein, out of the proceeds of the farm stock or money in Bank.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my will this Thirteenth day of April 1894 (four)…. and the will was signed by Michael McDermott

Signing as witnesses were John M. Whelan, Solicitor, of Roscommon, and Patt Conlon of Rathnalulleagh.1
Census Ireland 1901*1901Margaret appeared on the 1901 census in Carrowduff Upper, County Roscommon, Ireland. She was 47 years of age, not married, and her occupation was farmer. Her nephew, Timothy Rorke, son of her sister, Eliza Rorke resided with his aunt. Tim was 15 years old and a scholar. Three others were enumerated in Margaret's household in 1901. Anne Hopkins was 16 years old and worked as a domestic servant, John Hopkins, possibly Anne's brother, was 13 years old, a servant and also a scholar, and Michael Kane was 22 years old and worked as a farm servant.6
Census Ireland 1911*1911Margaret was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1911 census in House# 1, Carrowduff Upper, County Roscommon, Ireland. She was single, 58 years of age and a farmer. Her nephew, Timothy Rorke, was the only other member of her household in 1911. He was single, 25 years of age and worked as a labourer.3

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Michael McDermott dated 30 April 1894 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved 10 August 1895; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  2. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Margaret McDermott, House# 3 in Carrowduff Upper, Carrowduff, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  3. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Margaret McDermott, house# 1 in Carrowduff Upper, Carrowduff, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003195961/. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  4. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at www.findmypast.com, will of Edward McDermott dated 15 June 1876 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved in 1876; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse
  5. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of Edward McDermott, age 26, a bachelor, farmer of Rahardagh, County Roscommon, son of Henry McDermott, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, age 24, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 23 November 1887 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon, witnessed by ______Gaffony of Castlerea and Maggie McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  6. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Margaret "Mac Dermott", house# 3 in Carrowduff Upper, Carrowduff, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003845979/

Margaret McDermott1,2

b. between 1831 and 1836
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Hugh McDermott2 d. b Jul 1872
Birth*between 1831 and 1836Margaret McDermott was born between 1831 and 1836 in County Roscommon, Ireland.1
Marriage*She married first ______ Murray.2
(Wife) Deathbefore 9 September 1872Margaret became a widow when ______ Murray died.2
Marriage*9 September 1872She married second, as his first wife, Owen Rorke of Cloonyquin, son of Timothy Rorke, on 9 September 1872 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Elphin, County Roscommon. Owen was full age, a bachelor and farmer, and Margaret was full age and a widow. Signing as witnesses to their marriage were John Rorke and Mary Slevin.1,2
Census Ireland 1901*1901Margaret and Owen Rorke appeared on the 1901 census in House# 6, Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, Ireland. Owen was recorded as 59 years of age and a farmer, and Margaret was recorded as 65 years of age. Residing with the couple in 1901 was Ellen McDonagh, who was single, 30 years of age and working as a general servant. Everyone in the Rorke household had been born in County Roscommon, was Roman Catholic and could read and write.3,1
Census Ireland 1911*1911Margaret and Owen Rorke appeared on the 1911 census in House# 4, Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, Ireland. Owen was 76 years of age and a farmer, and Margaret was 80 years of age. They had been married for 38 years and Margaret had had one live birth, and the child was still living. Residing with the couple in 1911 was Anne Molloy who had been born in Kings County, was single and 40 years of age, and worked as a cook and domestic servant.4,5
(Wife) Death16 April 1916Margaret became a widow for the second time when Owen Rorke died on 16 April 1916 of heart disease of six months duration and dropsy of one month duration at age 78.6

Family 1

______ Murray d. b 9 Sep 1872

Family 2

Owen Rorke b. bt 1837 - 1842, d. 16 Apr 1916
Child1.Margaret Mary Rorke7 b. 24 Mar 1874

Citations

  1. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Rorke, house# 6 in Cloonyquin, Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…, recording her age as 65 and estimating her year of birth as 1836. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Elphin, County Roscommon of the Roman Catholic marriage of Owen Rorke, full age, bachelor, farmer of Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, son of Tim Rorke, farmer, and Margaret (McDermott) Murray, full age, widow, of Carrowmore, County Roscommon, daughter of Hugh McDermott, deceased, farmer, on 9 September 1872 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Elphin, County Roscommon, witnessed by John Rorke and Mary Slevin; viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Rorke, house# 6 in Cloonyquin, Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…, recording his age as 59 and estimating his year of birth as 1842.
  4. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Rorke, house# 4 in Cloonyquin, Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…, recording his age as 76, although the transcriber reported it as 74 and estimated his year of birth incorrectly as 1837 instead of 1839. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  5. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Owen and Margaret Rorke, house# 4 in Cloonyquin, Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…, recording her age as 80 and estimating her year of birth as 1831.
  6. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 29 May 1916 of the certified death of Owen Rorke, married, age 78, a farmer, of Cloonyquin, who died there on 16 April 1916 of heart disease of 6 months and dropsy of 1 month, with Michael O'Connor of Strokestown present at his death, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  7. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 8 April 1874 of the birth of Margaret Mary Rorke, daughter of Owen Rorke of Cloonyquin, a farmer, and Margaret McDermott, born on 24 March 1874 in Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Mark P. McDermott1

b. 1861
Father*Terence McDermott1
Birth*1861Mark P. McDermott was born about 1861 in County Roscommon, Ireland.1
Marriage*13 February 1888He married Winifred McDermott of Carrowduff, daughter of Michael McDermott, on 13 February 1888 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon. Mark was 27 years of age, a bachelor and farmer, and Winifred was 21 years of age and a spinster. Signing as witnesses to their marriage were John McDermott and Maggie McDermott.1
Occupation*Mark was a gentleman farmer in Macnadille, County Roscommon.2
(Son-in-Law) Probate10 August 1895Mark was identified as the husband of Winifred McDermott in her father's will proved on 10 August 1895.3

Family

Winifred McDermott b. 1866
Child1.Michael John McDermott4 b. 14 Jan 1892, d. 29 Jun 1893

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of Mark P. McDermott, age 27, a bachelor, farmer of Macnadille, County Roscommon, son of Terence McDermott, farmer, and Winifred McDermott, age 21, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 13 February 1888 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon, witnessed by John McDermott and Maggie McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 18 January 1892 of the birth of Michael John McDermott, son of Michael Patrick McDermott, gentleman farmer of Macnadille, and Winifred (McDermott) McDermott, born on 14 January 1892 in Macnadille, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  3. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Michael McDermott dated 30 April 1894 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved 10 August 1895; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  4. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the union of Carrick on Shannon on 15 March 1894 of the certified death of Michael John McDermott, son of Mark P. McDermott, a farmer of Macnadille who died on 29 June 1893 of phthisis for 3 months and exhaustion for 2 days in Macnadille, County Roscommon at age 1 year, 4 months and 14 days, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Mary McDermott1

b. 1850, d. before 30 April 1894
Father*Michael McDermott1 b. 1813, d. 4 Dec 1894
Birth*1850Mary McDermott was born about 1850 in County Roscommon, Ireland.1
Marriage*24 February 1876She married Daniel Hughes of Creta, son of Daniel Hughes, on 24 February 1876 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon. Daniel was 26 years of age, a bachelor with his occupation recorded as "gentleman", and Mary was 25 years of age and a spinster. She signed her name on the registration of marriage as "Mary Eugenie McDermott". Signing as witnesses to their marriage were William Hughes and Mary's sister Kate who signed her name "Kate Mary Helena McDermott."1
Name VariationOn her registration of marriage, Mary signed her name Mary Eugenia McDermott.1
Occupation*Daniel was a gentleman in Creta, County Roscommon.1
(Niece) Will15 June 1876Her uncle Edward McDermott left a will dated 15 June 1876 at Carrowduff, County Roscommon, which named his brother Michael, his two nephews, Edward McDermott and Andrew McDermott, and his nieces, Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, all daughters of his brother Michael.

The District Registry's copy of Edward's will was prepared without paragraphs or commas, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward McDermott of Carraduff in the County of Roscommon, gentleman. I hereby revoke all other wills or testamentary instruments by me at any time here before made.

I give and devise unto my brother Michael McDermott my house in Main Street, Roscommon in the possession of Messieurs Russell, and also all my farm and lands, save the lands of Carrane and Peak hereinafter mentioned, to hold to him, his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns absolutely for the residue of all my estate and interest therein.

I give and devise unto my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named all my other houses in the town of Roscommon and all my estate and interest therein and in the lands of Carrane in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Edward McDermott, and to permit him to hold, use, occupy or enjoy same and to receive the rents, issues and profits thereof for and during his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, so far as any such appointment shall not extend, then to the children of the said Edward McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there shall be but one child or other issue as aforesaid then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, if a son on his attaining Twenty-one years of age or if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of my said nephew Edward McDermott, then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his heirs, Executors and Administrators absolutely.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my said Trustees the lands of Peak in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Andrew McDermott and permit him to hold, use, occupy and enjoy the same or receive the rents, issues or profits thereof for and during the term of his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, in so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to the children of the said Andrew McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there be but one child or other issue as aforesaid, then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, and if a son on his attaining twenty-one years of age and if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of said Andrew McDermott then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his right heirs absolutely.

I empower and direct my Trustees and Executors, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to sell and convert into money all my stocks, crops, goods, chattels, and personal effects of every nature and kind whatsoever or wheresoever situate and out of the proceeds thereof, and out of all my monies in Bank or elsewhere, or lent upon mortgages, Bills of Exchange, promissory notes or other securities whatsoever, either to pay over unto each of my said nephews Edward and Andrew McDermott the respective sums of Five hundred pounds or to invest the same in the names of my said Trustees upon such securities as they shall approve of and pay the income arising therefrom unto my nephews equally for the term of their respective lives and, after each of their respective deaths, to transfer or pay over such Trust finds unto such of their respective lawful children at such ages or times as they, the said Edward and Andrew McDermott shall by Deed or Will appoint and, for want of such appointment and so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to each of such children if more than one in equal shares and if but one child the whole to such one child, if a son on attaining twenty-one years and if a daughter on attaining that age or day of marriage and in case there shall be no such issue at the time of the decease of both or either of my said nephews then the whole of the share of the nephew or nephews dying in said, the principal and interest to my said brother Michael, his Executors or Administrators.

I nominate, constitute and appoint each of my nieces, the children of my said brother Michael McDermott, namely Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, the residuary devisees and legatees of any property hereby left undisposed of and if any of them shall die leaving issue in my lifetime, the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go to and amongst such issue and if any of them shall die without issue in my lifetime I direct that his or her share shall inure to the benefit of the survivors or survivor but shall not be paid to them until, being males, they shall attain the age of twenty-one years or, being females, until they shall attain that age or marry with the consent of my said trustees and thereupon the share of any such female so marrying shall be put in settlement by such Deed or instrument containing such limitations as my said Trustees shall approve of and the share of the said Marcella, now the wife of Patrick Gordon, and of Mary, now the wife of Daniel Hughes, to be paid to them on their sole receipt and free from the control, debts or engagements of their present or future Husband or, if my Trustees and Executors should so wish, the shares of my said nieces Marcella and Mary or the share of either of them to be invested in such securities as my said Trustees and Executors shall approve of and the annual produce thereof to be paid to them respectively during their lives and, after the death of said nieces or either of them, that their respective shares to their issue in such shares as they shall respectively appoint and, in default of appointment, share and share alike.

And I hereby direct that my said Trustees and Executors, in dividing amongst all my said nieces or their issue as aforesaid the residue of my property with a view to an equal provision being made for my said nieces, to take into account such marriage portions or fortunes as may have been paid or settled on the marriage of such of my said nieces as shall be married at the time of my decease.

I appoint my said brother Michael and Martin McDonnell of Roscommon, merchant, Trustees and Executors of this my Will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord 1876… and the Will was signed by Edward McDermott

Signing as witnesses were Farrell McDonnell, Solicitor, Roscommon, and James A. Conroy, Roscommon.2
Death*before 30 April 1894It is believed she died before 30 April 1894, the date her father wrote his will without mentioning her name.3

Family

Daniel Hughes b. 1850

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon of the Roman Catholic marriage of Daniel Hughes, age 26, bachelor, gentleman of Creta, Kiltrustan, County Roscommon, son of Daniel Hughes, gentleman, and Mary McDermott, age 25, spinster, of Carrowduff, Oran, County Roscommon, who signed her name "Mary Eugenie McDermott", daughter of Michael McDermott, gentleman, on 24 February 1876 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon, witnessed by William Hughes and Kate Mary Helena McDermott; viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Edward McDermott dated 15 June 1876 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved in 1876; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  3. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at www.findmypast.com, will of Michael McDermott dated 30 April 1894 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved 10 August 1895; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record

Michael McDermott1

b. 1813, d. 4 December 1894
Father*______ McDermott2
Birth*1813Michael McDermott was born about 1813, as calculated from his age as reported at his death.3
(Brother) Will15 June 1876His brother Edward left a will dated 15 June 1876 at Carrowduff, County Roscommon, which named his brother Michael, his two nephews, Edward McDermott and Andrew McDermott, and his nieces, Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, all daughters of his brother Michael.

The District Registry's copy of Edward's will was prepared without paragraphs or commas, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward McDermott of Carraduff in the County of Roscommon, gentleman. I hereby revoke all other wills or testamentary instruments by me at any time here before made.

I give and devise unto my brother Michael McDermott my house in Main Street, Roscommon in the possession of Messieurs Russell, and also all my farm and lands, save the lands of Carrane and Peak hereinafter mentioned, to hold to him, his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns absolutely for the residue of all my estate and interest therein.

I give and devise unto my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named all my other houses in the town of Roscommon and all my estate and interest therein and in the lands of Carrane in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Edward McDermott, and to permit him to hold, use, occupy or enjoy same and to receive the rents, issues and profits thereof for and during his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, so far as any such appointment shall not extend, then to the children of the said Edward McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there shall be but one child or other issue as aforesaid then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, if a son on his attaining Twenty-one years of age or if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of my said nephew Edward McDermott, then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his heirs, Executors and Administrators absolutely.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my said Trustees the lands of Peak in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Andrew McDermott and permit him to hold, use, occupy and enjoy the same or receive the rents, issues or profits thereof for and during the term of his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, in so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to the children of the said Andrew McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there be but one child or other issue as aforesaid, then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, and if a son on his attaining twenty-one years of age and if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of said Andrew McDermott then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his right heirs absolutely.

I empower and direct my Trustees and Executors, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to sell and convert into money all my stocks, crops, goods, chattels, and personal effects of every nature and kind whatsoever or wheresoever situate and out of the proceeds thereof, and out of all my monies in Bank or elsewhere, or lent upon mortgages, Bills of Exchange, promissory notes or other securities whatsoever, either to pay over unto each of my said nephews Edward and Andrew McDermott the respective sums of Five hundred pounds or to invest the same in the names of my said Trustees upon such securities as they shall approve of and pay the income arising therefrom unto my nephews equally for the term of their respective lives and, after each of their respective deaths, to transfer or pay over such Trust finds unto such of their respective lawful children at such ages or times as they, the said Edward and Andrew McDermott shall by Deed or Will appoint and, for want of such appointment and so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to each of such children if more than one in equal shares and if but one child the whole to such one child, if a son on attaining twenty-one years and if a daughter on attaining that age or day of marriage and in case there shall be no such issue at the time of the decease of both or either of my said nephews then the whole of the share of the nephew or nephews dying in said, the principal and interest to my said brother Michael, his Executors or Administrators.

I nominate, constitute and appoint each of my nieces, the children of my said brother Michael McDermott, namely Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, the residuary devisees and legatees of any property hereby left undisposed of and if any of them shall die leaving issue in my lifetime, the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go to and amongst such issue and if any of them shall die without issue in my lifetime I direct that his or her share shall inure to the benefit of the survivors or survivor but shall not be paid to them until, being males, they shall attain the age of twenty-one years or, being females, until they shall attain that age or marry with the consent of my said trustees and thereupon the share of any such female so marrying shall be put in settlement by such Deed or instrument containing such limitations as my said Trustees shall approve of and the share of the said Marcella, now the wife of Patrick Gordon, and of Mary, now the wife of Daniel Hughes, to be paid to them on their sole receipt and free from the control, debts or engagements of their present or future Husband or, if my Trustees and Executors should so wish, the shares of my said nieces Marcella and Mary or the share of either of them to be invested in such securities as my said Trustees and Executors shall approve of and the annual produce thereof to be paid to them respectively during their lives and, after the death of said nieces or either of them, that their respective shares to their issue in such shares as they shall respectively appoint and, in default of appointment, share and share alike.

And I hereby direct that my said Trustees and Executors, in dividing amongst all my said nieces or their issue as aforesaid the residue of my property with a view to an equal provision being made for my said nieces, to take into account such marriage portions or fortunes as may have been paid or settled on the marriage of such of my said nieces as shall be married at the time of my decease.

I appoint my said brother Michael and Martin McDonnell of Roscommon, merchant, Trustees and Executors of this my Will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord 1876… and the Will was signed by Edward McDermott

Signing as witnesses were Farrell McDonnell, Solicitor, Roscommon, and James A. Conroy, Roscommon.4
Residence*He lived in Carrowduff, County Roscommon, Ireland,1
Occupation* where he was a farmer.1
Will*30 April 1894Michael prepared his will on 30 April 1894 at Carrowduff2
Death*4 December 1894 and died at Carrowduff on 4 December 1894 at age 81, "probably of heart disease", according to Thomas Beirne, the informant who provided the information of his death to the registrar. HIs death was not certified because there was no medical attendant present at his death. It was Beirne who reported that Michael was a widower, 81 years of age and a farmer of Carrowduff.3
Probate*10 August 1895His will, which named his deceased brother, Edward McDermott, his son, Andrew McDermott, his six surviving daughters, Margaret McDermott, Marcella Gordon, Anne McDermott, Kate Flynn, Winifred McDermott and Eliza Rorke, and three of his sons-in-law, John Flynn, Edward McDermott and Mark P. McDermott, was proved on 10 August 1895. His wife or wives had predeceased him, so we haven't identified the mother or mothers of any of the seven children named in his will. His eldest daughter, Mary (McDermott) Hughes, we believe had also predeceased him and, for that reason, was not mentioned in his will. Additionally, his home in Carrowduff, County Roscommon, as it's spelled today, during his lifetime and possibly longer was most often spelled "Carraduff" by those who wrote it. As a result of our research, we've spelled it either or both ways in our report of this County Roscommon McDermott family.

The District Registry's copy of Michael's will was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of, and made only minor punctuation adjustments. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:


I, Michael McDermott of Carraduff in the county of Roscommon, hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I appoint my sons-in-law, John Flynn and Edward McDermott and my daughter Margaret McDermott (hereinafter called “my Trustees”) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my will.

I will and direct that all my farming stock of horses, cattle and sheep shall be sold as soon after my death as to my Trustees shall think fit. I direct that my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts, including all arrears of rent due by me out of my farms up to the last gale day next before my decease, shall be paid there out.

I bequeath to my daughter Marcella Gordon the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to her by my Trustees in installments of fifty pounds each year, the first of such installments to be payable twelve months after my decease and I hereby declare that payments heretofore made by me to her, or for her benefit, at her request at various times amounting to about the sum of £600 were paid by me on account of, and in discharge of, her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott under his will, and her said share amounting to the sum of five hundred pounds of said residue has been, by said payments, paid off and satisfied.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Margaret McDermott all my estate and interest in my farms and lands of Carraduff and Carrane Bog in the Barony of Ballymoe and Carrowrough in the Barony of Castlerea and that part of the lands of Highlake held by me under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £24.15.0 and now herded by Peter Finan, all in the County of Roscommon together with the furniture and household effects and implements of husbandry in at or about my residence at Carraduff, and my car, mare and harness, and I also bequeath her the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) and I declare this bequest to be in discharge and satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my said deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in that other part of the lands of Highlake in the County of Roscommon and held under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £43.15.4 and now herded by the family of the late John Farrell. I also devise and bequeath to said Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in the farm and lands of Kinitty in Parish of Kilbride and County of Roscommon and the sum of two hundred pounds (£200) and I declare this to be in satisfaction of whatever balance is still due her of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will having already paid her the sum of £400 (four hundred pounds).

I bequeath to my daughter Kate Flynn the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) and I declare that the sum of £1200 paid her on her marriage included and was in satisfaction of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott.

I bequeath to my trustees for my daughter Winifred McDermott, wife of Mark P. McDermott, the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) to be invested by my said Trustees for her benefit, or to be paid to her, or for her use in such way as they think fit, and I declare that her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will was paid off and satisfied by the sum of one thousand pounds paid to her by me on her marriage.

I bequeath to my daughter Eliza Rorke the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) which I declare to be in satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath all my house property in the town of Roscommon and interest in houses and premises in said town to my Trustees upon Trust that my said Trustees shall receive the rents, issues and profits thereof and shall apportion and pay same after payment there out of all incidental expenses and outgoings amongst all my children in equal shares.

All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, means and effects of every nature and kind, I devise and bequeath to my Trustees in Trust for all my said daughters and my son Andrew McDermott in equal shares, and I hereby direct and it is my will that any of my said daughters who shall make any claim hereafter against the estate and effects of my said brother Edward or any part thereof over and above the sum mentioned and hereinbefore bequeathed shall forfeit and be deprived of every benefit, devise and bequest under this my will.

I will that the several money bequests hereinbefore mentioned, namely £200 to Marcella Gordon, £500 to Margaret McDermott, £200 to Anne McDermott, £100 to Kate Flynn , £100 to Anne McDermott, and £500 to Eliza Rorke shall be paid out of proceeds of the farm stock first above directed and out of such money as shall be to my credit in Bank or elsewhere at my decease, and that should such proceeds of farm stock or money elsewhere to my credit be not sufficient to pay such money legacies or bequests that same shall be paid up in full out of the rents and profits of the house property in Roscommon hereinbefore left to my Trustees, each legatee to have annually a share of the rents proportionate to the amount of her bequest.

I bequeath to the Parish Priest of my parish the sum of ten pounds to have masses said for the repose of my Soul and for the Soul of my brother Edward and the other deceased members of my family, such sum to be free of legacy duty and to be paid in priority to the other bequests herein, out of the proceeds of the farm stock or money in Bank.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my will this Thirteenth day of April 1894 (four)…. and the will was signed by Michael McDermott

Signing as witnesses were John M. Whelan, Solicitor, of Roscommon, and Patt Conlon of Rathnalulleagh.2

Family

Children1.Mary McDermott5 b. 1850, d. b 30 Apr 1894
2.Marcella McDermott+2 b. 1851
3.Margaret McDermott2 b. 1853
4.Andrew McDermott2 b. 1854
5.Kate McDermott2
6.Anne McDermott+6,2 b. 1863
7.Winifred McDermott+7 b. 1866
8.Lizzie Olivia McDermott+1 b. 1867

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Joseph Rorke, age 19, a bachelor, farmer of Camogue, County Roscommon, son of Thady Rorke, a farmer, and Lizzie McDermott, age 18, a spinster farmer's daughter of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 17 February 1885 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon, and witnessed by John Connor and Anne McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Michael McDermott dated 30 April 1894 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved 10 August 1895; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the union of Castlerea on 14 Jan 1895 of the non-certified death of Michael McDermott, age 81, widower, farmer of Carrowduff who died on 4 December 1894 "probably of heart disease", no medical attendant, in Carrowduff, County Roscommon, Thomas Beirne the informant, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  4. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at www.findmypast.com, will of Edward McDermott dated 15 June 1876 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved in 1876; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse
  5. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon of the Roman Catholic marriage of Daniel Hughes, age 26, bachelor, gentleman of Creta, Kiltrustan, County Roscommon, son of Daniel Hughes, gentleman, and Mary McDermott, age 25, spinster, of Carrowduff, Oran, County Roscommon, who signed her name "Mary Eugenie McDermott", daughter of Michael McDermott, gentleman, on 24 February 1876 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon, witnessed by William Hughes and Kate Mary Helena McDermott; viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  6. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of Edward McDermott, age 26, a bachelor, farmer of Rahardagh, County Roscommon, son of Henry McDermott, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, age 24, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 23 November 1887 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Oran, County Roscommon, witnessed by ______ Gaffony of Castlerea and Maggie McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  7. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of Mark P. McDermott, age 27, a bachelor, farmer of Macnadille, County Roscommon, son of Terence McDermott, farmer, and Winifred McDermott, age 21, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 13 February 1888 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon, witnessed by John McDermott and Maggie McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Michael McDermott1

b. 17 July 1889
Father*Edward McDermott1 b. 1861
Mother*Anne McDermott1 b. 1863
Birth*17 July 1889Michael McDermott was born on 17 July 1889 in Rahardagh, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 19011901Michael was enumerated as Michael J. McDermott on the 1901 census in the household of his parents in House# 2, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. He was 11 years old and a scholar.2
(Son) Census Ireland 19111911Michael J. appeared on the 1911 census in the household of his parents in House# 1, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. He was single, 21 years of age and his occupation was "farmer."3

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 5 August 1889 of the birth of Michael McDermott, son of Edward McDermott, farmer of Rahardagh, and Anne (McDermott) McDermott, born on 17 July 1889 in Rahardagh, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Edward Thomas and Anne M.J. McDermott, house# 2 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003846300/. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  3. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Edward Thos and Anne McDermott, house# 1 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003198534/. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.

Michael John McDermott1

b. 14 January 1892, d. 29 June 1893
Father*Mark P. McDermott1 b. 1861
Mother*Winifred McDermott1 b. 1866
Birth*14 January 1892Michael John McDermott was born on 14 January 1892 in Macnadille, County Roscommon, Ireland,2
Death*29 June 1893 and died on 29 June 1893 of phthisis for the duration of 3 months and exhaustion of 2 days in Macnadille at the age of 1 year, 4 months and 14 days.1

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the union of Carrick on Shannon on 15 March 1894 of the certified death of Michael John McDermott, son of Mark P. McDermott, a farmer of Macnadille who died on 29 June 1893 of phthisis for 3 months and exhaustion for 2 days in Macnadille, County Roscommon at age 1 year, 4 months and 14 days, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 18 January 1892 of the birth of Michael John McDermott, son of Michael Patrick McDermott, gentleman farmer of Macnadille, and Winifred (McDermott) McDermott, born on 14 January 1892 in Macnadille, County Roscommon, https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Peter McDermott1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth Damerel.1

Family

Elizabeth Damerel
Child1.John Charles McDermott+1 b. 28 Dec 1872

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 21 January 1873 of the birth of John Charles McDermott, son of Peter McDermott of Newtownstewart, County Tyrone, Excise Officer, and Elizabeth Damerel, born on 28 December 1872 in Newtownstewart, County Tyrone, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Peter McDermott1

b. February 1898
Father*John Charles McDermott1 b. 28 Dec 1872
Mother*Catherine Keaveny1 b. 1 May 1872
Birth*February 1898Peter McDermott was born in February 1898.1
(Son) Census US 19007 June 1900Peter appeared on the 1900 census taken on 7 June 1900 in the household of his parents at 65 East 85th Street, Borough of Manhattan, New York City, New York. He was 2 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John C. and "Catharine" McDermott, transcribed as "McDemott", Manhattan, New York, New York; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0792; FHL microfilm: 1241116. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.

Terence McDermott1

Occupation*Terence was farmer, probably in Macnadille, County Roscommon.1

Family

Child1.Mark P. McDermott+1 b. 1861

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration in the district of Athleague, County Roscommon, of the Roman Catholic marriage of Mark P. McDermott, age 27, a bachelor, farmer of Macnadille, County Roscommon, son of Terence McDermott, farmer, and Winifred McDermott, age 21, a spinster, of Carrowduff, County Roscommon, daughter of Michael McDermott, a farmer, on 13 February 1888 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Ballynaheglish, County Roscommon, witnessed by John McDermott and Maggie McDermott, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.