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 Records, birth 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 online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage 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 and Ireland, 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 and Ireland, 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 and Ireland, 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 and Ireland, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  10. [S1811] UK and Ireland, 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 Records, birth 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 online 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 Records, marriage 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 Records, birth 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, viewed online at 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 Records, marriage 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 were enumerated on the 1901 census taken as of the night of 1901 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 were enumerated on the 1911 census taken as of the night of 1911 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 Records, marriage 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 Records, death 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 Records, birth 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 online 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 Records, marriage 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 Records, birth 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, viewed online at 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 Records, death 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 online 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 Records, marriage 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 Records, marriage 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 Records, death 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 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 Records, marriage 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 Records, marriage 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 Records, marriage 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 Records, birth 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, viewed online at 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 Records, death 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 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 Records, birth 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, viewed online at 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 Records, birth 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 online 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, 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 Records, marriage 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.

Winifred McDermott1

b. 1866
Father*Michael McDermott1 b. 1813, d. 4 Dec 1894
Birth*1866Winifred McDermott was born about 1866 in County Roscommon, Ireland.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
Marriage*13 February 1888She married Mark P. McDermott of Macnadille, son of Terence 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.3
(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.4

Family

Mark P. McDermott b. 1861
Child1.Michael John McDermott5 b. 14 Jan 1892, d. 29 Jun 1893

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage 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. [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. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth 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, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  4. [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
  5. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death 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 online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

______ McDermott1

Family

Children1.Edward McDermott1
2.Henry McDermott+2
3.Michael McDermott+1 b. 1813, d. 4 Dec 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. [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

Bridget McDonagh1

ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*Thomas McDonagh1
Mother*Mary Woods1
Birth*Bridget McDonagh was probably born in County Meath, Ireland.1
Residence*The McDonagh family lived in Castleboy (Tara), County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*16 September 1877She married William Gerrard of Navan, son of Samuel Gerrard and Catherine O'Hara, on 16 September 1877 in the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary, Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, County Dublin.2,3,4
Gravestone Memorial*A memorial gravestone was erected in St. Mary's Cemetery, Navan, County Meath, in loving memory of William and Bridget (McDonagh) Gerrard and their family, including Mary Kate Gerrard, Joseph Gerrard and Margaret Gerrard. The memorial also honored Margaret McDonagh, who may have been Bridget's sister.5

Citations

  1. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's family. Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  2. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mails to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's family, citing https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  3. [S1748] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William Gerrard of Navan, son of Samuel and Catherine Gerrard, and Bridget McDonough of Custom House, daughter of Thomas and Maria McDonough, at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral on 16 September 1877. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915.
  4. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, marriage of Guillelmus Gerrard of Navan, son of Samuel and Catherine Gerrard, and Brigida McDonough of Custom House, daughter of Thomas and Maria McDonough, on 16 September 1877 in the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary, Pro Cathedral, Dublin, witnesses Joann Boyle and Brigida Jackson, with the church register page attached. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  5. [S1750] Meath Headstone Photos, shared by Kev Murray and others, online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…, http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…. Hereinafter cited as Meath Headstone Photos.
  6. [S1750] Meath Headstone Photos, online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…, http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…

Margaret McDonagh1

Father*Thomas McDonagh1
Mother*Mary Woods1
Birth*Margaret McDonagh was probably born in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Relative) Gravestone MemorialA memorial gravestone was erected in St. Mary's Cemetery, Navan, County Meath, in loving memory of William and Bridget (McDonagh) Gerrard and their family, including Mary Kate Gerrard, Joseph Gerrard and Margaret Gerrard. The memorial also honored Margaret McDonagh, who may have been Bridget's sister.1

Citations

  1. [S1750] Meath Headstone Photos, shared by Kev Murray and others, online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…, http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…. Hereinafter cited as Meath Headstone Photos.

Thomas McDonagh1

Marriage*He married Mary Woods.1
Residence*The McDonagh family lived in Castleboy (Tara), County Meath, Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's family. Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  2. [S1750] Meath Headstone Photos, shared by Kev Murray and others, online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…, http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…. Hereinafter cited as Meath Headstone Photos.

Hannah McDonald1,2

b. 1857, d. 28 August 1904
Father*Samuel McDonald3,1 b. 1814
Mother*Regina ______3,1 b. 1817
Birth*1857Hannah McDonald was born about 1857 in Delaware.1,2
Marriage*1882She married, as his first wife, Walter W. Allison, son of Thomas Allison and Mary Forsburg, about 1882.1,4,5,2
Census US 1900*June 1900Hannah and Walter W. Allison were enumerated on the 1900 census taken in June 1900 at 2235 Oxford Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Walter was 45 years of age and worked as a grocery salesman, and Hannah was 42 years of age. They had been married for 18 years and Hannah had given birth to no children. They owned their home, which was a house, free of mortgage. Walter's mother, Mary Allison, was also enumerated as a resident of the household. She was 81 years of age, a widow, and had given birth to one child, and he was living.4
Residence*1904At the time of her death in 1904, Hannah and Walter lived at 2235 Oxford Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.6,7
Death*28 August 1904She died on 28 August 1904 in Granague, New Castle County, Delaware, at age 476,2,7
Burial* and was memorialized, and possibly buried or relocated, to Hatboro Cemetery, Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. A gravestone in the cemetery memorializes Walter Allison and his three wives, Hannah McDonald, Lucy Heaton and Anna Bird.2,7

Family

Walter W. Allison b. 1 May 1855, d. 27 May 1934

Citations

  1. [S2047] Delaware Death Records, 1861-1933, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Hannah M D Allison, (transcribed as "Allisott" by Ancestry), on 28 August 1904 in New Castle County, Delaware, USA, age 47, married, residence in Philadelphia, born about 1857 to Samuel and Regina McDonald, referencing Delaware Public Archives, Dover, Delaware, viewed record online, image 1682 of 1799. Hereinafter cited as Delaware Death Records, 1861-1933.
  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, Hannah (MacDonald) Allison, Memorial# 18489884, with a photo of the gravestone memorializing her husband and his three wives, Hannah, Lucy and Anna. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel and Regina McDonald, with daughter Hannah, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1188; Page: 321D; Enumeration District: 635. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Walter W. and Hannah Allison, (their surname transcribed by Ancestry as "Alleson"), Philadelphia Ward 29, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0740; FHL microfilm: 1241471. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Walter W Allison, Memorial# 18489909, with a photo of the gravestone memorializing him and his three wives, Hannah, Lucy and Anna.
  6. [S2047] Delaware Death Records, 1861-1933, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Hannah M D Allison, (transcribed as "Allisott" by Ancestry), of 2235 Oxford Street, Philadelphia, on 28 August 1904 at Granague, New Castle County, Delaware, USA, age 47, married, residence in Philadelphia, born about 1857 to Samuel and Regina McDonald, referencing Delaware Public Archives, Dover, Delaware, viewed record online, image 1682 of 1799.
  7. [S1815] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Hannah M Allison, age 47, on 28 August 1904 in Granague, Delaware, born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County about 1857, burial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, referencing FHL Film# 1004049. Hereinafter cited as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915.

Henry McDonald1

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Marriage*1884He married Agnes Lynch Birmingham, daughter of Edmund Lynch Birmingham and Jane Hinds, in 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.2,1
Occupation*His occupation was recorded as "labourer" when he was listed on the Electoral Rolls of 1913.3,4
Residence*1913Agnes and Henry McDonald appeared on the Electoral Rolls of 1913 at 3 Turner Street, Redfern District, Sydney, New South Wales. Also in residence at that address in 1913 were the couple's daughter Rebecca and Agnes's mother Jane Birmingham.4,3

Family

Agnes Lynch Birmingham b. 4 Mar 1866, d. 1914
Child1.Rebecca McDonald4

Citations

  1. [S1783] Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Henry McDonald and Agnes L. Birmingham in 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950.
  2. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", dated 21 June 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address); page 22 of 23, citing www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families."
  3. [S1785] Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980, online at www.ancestry.com, listing Jane Birmingham, retired, on page 10, Agnes McDonald, domestic duties, on page 82, Henry McDonald, labourer, on page 83, and Rebecca McDonald, machinist, on page 83, all residing at 3 Turner Street in Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980.
  4. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 23 of 23, citing www.ancestry.com, Electoral Rolls of 1913, Jane Birmingham, retired, on page 10, Agnes McDonald, domestic duties, on page 82, Henry McDonald, labourer, on page 83, and Rebecca McDonald, machinist, on page 83, all residing at 3 Turner Street in Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

James McDonald

d. 30 April 1838
Marriage License25 June 1832A marriage license was issued to James McDonald and Elizabeth Meldrum in Greene County, Illinois, on 25 June 18321
Marriage*26 June 1832 and he married, as her first husband, Elizabeth Meldrum, daughter of Reverend John William Meldrum and Mary McDonald, on 26 June 1832 in Greene County.1
Death*30 April 1838He died by 30 April 1838, the date his estate was opened for probate. One of the account papers with that date in his Probate Packet is the earliest date we found and, although his widow was not named, one of the inventory papers stated he left a widow. the date his estate was opened for probate. One of the account papers with that date in his Probate Packet is the earliest date we found and, although his widow was not named, one of the inventory papers stated he left a widow.2
Probate*His estate was probated in St. Louis, Missouri.2

Family

Elizabeth Meldrum b. 1816, d. 20 Sep 1895

Citations

  1. [S1820] Greene County (Illinois County) County Clerk, Vital Records, 1821-1981 (Greene County, Illinois). Microfilm of original records in the Greene County Courthouse, Carrollton, Illinois: marriage and license of James McDonald and Elizabeth Meldrum, film# 1310037, item 3, Book 1, page 17, online image# 164, remarks identify# 548; on 6 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records, 1821-1981 (Greene County, Illinois).
  2. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for James McDonald, St Louis, Probate Case Files No 1359-1375, 1837-1847, Probate Case File# 1375, images 1672-1710, image# 1700, Inventory Papers, mentions he left a widow and image# 1706, Account Papers dated 2 May 1838 is earliest date found. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.

Mary McDonald1

b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*1773Mary McDonald was born in 1773.1
Marriage*She married Reverend John William Meldrum in Ireland.1
Death*1838She died in 18381
Burial* and was probably buried in Meldrum Cemetery, Wrights, Greene County.2

Family

Reverend John William Meldrum b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Children1.James Meldrum1 b. 11 Dec 1797, d. 22 Nov 1846
2.Jane Meldrum+1 b. 26 Oct 1799, d. 9 Sep 1858
3.George Meldrum1 b. 1802, d. 31 Dec 1842
4.John William Meldrum Jr.3 b. 27 Mar 1808, d. 3 Aug 1889
5.Wesley Meldrum+1 b. 27 Apr 1811, d. 6 May 1841
6.Mary Ann Meldrum1 b. 13 Mar 1812, d. 1 Apr 1889
7.Elizabeth Meldrum+1 b. 1816, d. 20 Sep 1895

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, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Meldrum Jr., Memorial# 29302079.

Rebecca McDonald1

Relationships6th great-granddaughter of John Hinds
2nd great-grandniece of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Henry McDonald1
Mother*Agnes Lynch Birmingham1 b. 4 Mar 1866, d. 1914
Birth*Rebecca McDonald was born in New South Wales, Australia.1
Occupation*Her occupation was recorded as "machinist" when she was listed on the Electoral Rolls of 1913.2,1
(Daughter) Residence1913Rebecca appeared on the Electoral Rolls of 1913 at 3 Turner Street, Redfern District, Sydney, New South Wales. Also in residence at that address in 1913 were Rebecca's parents and her grandmother, Jane Birmingham.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", dated 21 June 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address); page 23 of 23, citing www.ancestry.com, Electoral Rolls of 1913, Jane Birmingham, retired, on page 10, Agnes McDonald, domestic duties, on page 82, Henry McDonald, labourer, on page 83, and Rebecca McDonald, machinist, on page 83, all residing at 3 Turner Street in Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families."
  2. [S1785] Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980, online at www.ancestry.com, listing Jane Birmingham, retired, on page 10, Agnes McDonald, domestic duties, on page 82, Henry McDonald, labourer, on page 83, and Rebecca McDonald, machinist, on page 83, all residing at 3 Turner Street in Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980.

Samuel McDonald1

b. 1814
Birth*1814Samuel McDonald was born about 1814 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*He married Regina ______.1

Family

Regina ______ b. 1817
Child1.Hannah McDonald1,2 b. 1857, d. 28 Aug 1904

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel and Regina McDonald, with daughter Hannah, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1188; Page: 321D; Enumeration District: 635. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  2. [S2047] Delaware Death Records, 1861-1933, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Hannah M D Allison, (transcribed as "Allisott" by Ancestry), on 28 August 1904 in New Castle County, Delaware, USA, age 47, married, residence in Philadelphia, born about 1857 to Samuel and Regina McDonald, referencing Delaware Public Archives, Dover, Delaware, viewed record online, image 1682 of 1799. Hereinafter cited as Delaware Death Records, 1861-1933.

Jane McDow1

b. 1758, d. 1828
Birth*1758Jane McDow was born about 1758 in South Carolina.1
Marriage*She married William Campbell Gillham Sr., son of Thomas Gillham and Margaret Gay Campbell.1,2
Relocation*Jane and William Campbell Gillham Sr. moved as very early settlers to Six Mile Prairie, Madison County, Illinois, and then later moved on to Jersey County, Illinois.3
(Wife) Death21 October 1825Jane became a widow when William Campbell Gillham Sr. died on 21 October 1825 at about age 75.2
Death*1828She died in 1828 in Jersey County, Illinois, at about age 701
Burial* and was buried in East Newbern Cemetery, Dow, Jersey County, Illinois.1

Family

William Campbell Gillham Sr. b. 1750, d. 21 Oct 1825
Children1.Agness Gillham+4 b. 19 Oct 1776, d. 12 Feb 1844
2.William Campbell Gillham Jr.+5,1 b. 19 Mar 1788, d. 19 Sep 1849
3.Jane Gillham+6

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, Jane (McDow) Gillham, Memorial# 91464670. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Campbell Gillham, Sr., Memorial# 7099039.
  3. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gillham family, page 72. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Agness (Gillham) Lofton, Memorial# 158718501.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Campbell Gillham Jr., Memorial# 71516890.
  6. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, Gillham family, pages 71-75.

Mary McDow1

b. 26 November 1793, d. 9 March 1873
Birth*26 November 1793Mary McDow was born on 26 November 1793 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, South Carolina.1
Marriage*She married William Campbell Gillham Jr., son of William Campbell Gillham Sr. and Jane McDow.1,2
(Wife) Death19 September 1849Mary became a widow when William Campbell Gillham Jr. died on 19 September 1849 at age 61.2
Death*9 March 1873She died on 9 March 1873 in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois, at age 791
Burial* and was buried in Gillham Cemetery, Winchester, Scott County, Illinois.1

Family

William Campbell Gillham Jr. b. 19 Mar 1788, d. 19 Sep 1849
Children1.Thomas Milton Gillham+1,3 b. 12 Dec 1813, d. 7 Aug 1860
2.Caroline Jane Gillham4,1 b. 14 Apr 1815, d. 12 Mar 1851

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, Mary (McDow) Gillham, Memorial# 71516977. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Campbell Gillham Jr., Memorial# 71516890.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Milton Gillham, Memorial# 5085663.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Caroline Jane (Gillham) Leib, Memorial# 18936296.

Susannah McDow1

b. 1754, d. after 1786
Birth*1754Susannah McDow was born about 1754.1
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Thomas Gillham Jr., son of Thomas Gillham and Margaret Gay Campbell.1,2
Death*after 1786She died after 1786, the year of the birth of her last child, in her early 30s.1

Family

Thomas Gillham Jr. b. 17 May 1749, d. 20 Nov 1828

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, Susannah (McDaw) Gillham, Memorial# 194750236. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lieut Thomas Gillham, Jr., Memorial# 9421521.

John McDowell1

(Grantee) Deed Memorial28 April 1738A memorial of an indented deed of assignment dated 28 April 1738 was made between Anne Gerrard of the town of Drogheda, County Louth, widow and relict of Thomas Gerrard late of Drogheda aforesaid, alderman, deceased, Samuel Gerrard of the same, brazier, executor of the last will and testament of the said Thomas Gerrard, William Newton Esq. of Kells in the county of Meath and Elizabeth Hale of Drogheda, widow, relict and sole executrix of Edward Hale, late of the same, apothecary, deceased, of the one part and John McDowell of the same, gentleman of the other part.

Reciting as therein is recited, whereby the said Elizabeth Hale, for and in consideration of the sum of £211 to her in hand paid, and the said Anne Gerrard, Samuel Gerrard and William Newton, for the sum of 5 shillings sterling to every of them in hand paid by the said John McDowell, the receipt of which said several sums is by the said deed acknowledged did, and each and every of them did, grant, bargain, sell, transfer, assign, release and confirm unto the said John McDowell all that and those the two houses and gardens measuring and bounding on the east on the town wall, on the southwest gate, on the north the tower next to the Lime Kill and to the west the highway leading to the old windmill or Dundalk. Also all that and those the four small parcels lying in land Sharragh formerly on alderman William Ford's charge measuring and bounding according to a map to a deed of lease in the said deed recited annexed, and also all that park lying near Baymore on the south side of the town of Drogheda aforesaid, containing by estimation 7 acres and 5 perches be the same more or less, bounding to Mr. Ball's land, north to Edward Jones's land, west to the land of Baymore on the south and to the road leading to Baymore on the east, together with all houses and improvements whatsoever made or erected on aforesaid premises and all the estate terms for years, right, title, interest, equity of redemption, property, claim, challenge and demand whatsoever, either in lower equity of them the said Elizabeth Hale, Anne Gerrard, Samuel Gerrard and William Newton, or any of them, of, in, or to the said premises by virtue of the several deeds of lease and assignment therein recited or otherwise howsoever.

To have and to hold the said lands, tenements and premises with their members and appurtenances unto the said John McDowell, his executors, administrators and assigns, to his and their use and behoof for and during all the rest residue and remainder of the several and respective terms of 51 and 61 years of the several leases therein recited then to come and unexpired at and under the yearly rents and covenants therein reserved and contained.

The deed of assignment was witnessed by William Sweet Love of the town of Drogheda, apothecary, and Cornelius McLaughlin of the same, merchant, and the memorial was witnessed by the said Cornelius McLaughlin and Michael Bird of the same, gentleman. The documents were duly executed, signed and sealed by all parties and the memorial was registered on 10 June 1738.1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1738; Film# 522820, Volume 91, pages 160-161, deed number 63815, image 101. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Margaret Ann McDowell1,2

b. 8 March 1835, d. 15 July 1886
Birth*8 March 1835Margaret Ann McDowell was born on 8 March 1835 in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.2
Name VariationShe was called Maggie.2
Marriage*She married, as his second wife, Enoch Gatchel.1
Death*15 July 1886She died on 15 July 1886 in Washington DC at age 511,2
Burial* and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, South Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Enoch Gatchel b. 4 May 1815, d. 17 May 1899

Citations

  1. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, Genealogy of the Hannum family : descended from John and Margery Hannum, settlers in Chester County, pages 231-232, images 237-238, #1895, Hannum. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.
  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, Margaret Ann “Maggie” (McDowell) Gatchel, Memorial# 47193129. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Luemma McElwell1,2

b. December 1849, d. 17 December 1917
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Birth*December 1849Luemma McElwell was born in December 1849 in Ohio.3
Name-SpellingsLuemma's surname, especially, and also her given name, have been found with several variations in spelling. Her name was spelled "L. Emma Mc Eliver" in Heaton Families II; the record of her son Homer's birth transcribed it "L. E. McElwee"; the record of her son Edwin's birth transcribed it as "L. Emma Mc'Elire"; and the transcription of her daughter Mabel's marriage spelled her name "Luemma Mcelwell" and in the handwritten marriage license application appears to us to be very similar as "Luemma McElwell". For the purpose of this project we have, without additional research or analysis, decided to spell her name as Luemma McElwell. The only clues we have to her father and mother is that their births were reported to have been in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, respectively, on the 1880, 1900 and 1910 census returns.4,5,6,7,8
Marriage*1874She married, as his second wife, Charles L. Heaton, son of Jesse Heaton and Rachel Paul, about 1874.9,10
Census US 1880*17 June 1880Luemma and Charles L. Heaton were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 17 June 1880 at 121 East Federal Street, Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. Charles was 34 years of age and a teamster, and Luemma was 31 years of age and keeping house. Their son, Edwin L., was 2 years old.8
Census US 1900*1 June 1900Luemma Heaton was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1900 census taken on 1 June 1900 at 88 Iron Street, Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. She was 50 years of age and was reported to be married, although her husband, Charles L. Heaton, was enumerated in a home for disabled soldiers in Jefferson, Ohio, and reported to be divorced. She indicated she had been married for 27 years and had given birth to five children, four of whom were living. She rented her home, which was a house, and all four of her surviving children resided with her in her household in 1900. Edwin L. was 22 years old and worked as a brakeman for the railroad; Mabel R. was 19 and worked as a stenographer; Paul J. was 16 years old and worked as a salesman; and Carrie E. was 14 years old and attending school.3
Census US 1910*19 April 1910Luemma Heaton was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 19 April 1910 at 929 West Woodland Avenue, Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. She was recorded as 62 years of age and divorced. She rented her home, which was a house, and three of her children were enumerated with her in 1910. Paul J. was single, 26 years of age, and worked as a clerk in a steel plant; Carrie E. was 24 years of age, single, and had no occupation; and Mable R., whose husband had remarried to a second wife in 1909, would have been divorced. She was recorded, however, as married, 29 years of age, as having been married for nine years, and having given birth to no children. She worked as a stenographer in an office.11
Death*17 December 1917She died on 17 December 1917 in Montgomery County, Ohio.12

Family

Charles L. Heaton b. 31 Mar 1844, d. 21 Oct 1925
Children1.Homer Heaton5 b. 16 Jun 1875, d. b 17 Jun 1880
2.Edwin Lester Heaton+4 b. 5 Feb 1878, d. 17 Nov 1916
3.Mabel Rachel Heaton4 b. 11 Jan 1881, d. 10 Mar 1920
4.Paul Jesse Heaton+4 b. 6 Jun 1883, d. 4 May 1937
5.Caroline Emma Heaton4 b. 14 Feb 1886

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 18, page 667, her name reported as "Lee Emma". Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1891] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, Youngstown, Ohio, City Directory, 1900, listing for Mrs. Luemma Heaton, residence at 88 Iron. Hereinafter cited as U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Luemma Heaton, Youngstown Ward 3, Mahoning, Ohio; Page: 11; Enumeration District: 0065; FHL microfilm: 1241300. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, page 667.
  5. [S2041] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Homer Heaton on 16 June 1875 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, parents, Charles Heaton and "L. E. McElwee", referencing FHL Film# 906502. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973.
  6. [S2041] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Edwin (not "Charles") Lester Heaton on 5 February 1878 in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, parents, Charles L. Heaton and "L. Emma Mc'Elire", referencing FHL Film# 906502.
  7. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mabel Rachel Heaton and William David Lutz on 25 December 1900 in Mahoning County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000914414. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  8. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles and Luemma Heaton, Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio; Roll: 1046; Page: 366D; Enumeration District: 108. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  9. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, page 667, her name reported as "Lee Emma" and marriage as about 1875.
  10. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Luemma Heaton, Youngstown Ward 3, Mahoning, Ohio; Page: 11; Enumeration District: 0065; FHL microfilm: 1241300, year of marriage reported as about 1873.
  11. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Louemma Heaton, Youngstown Ward 4, Mahoning, Ohio; Roll: T624_1212; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0127; FHL microfilm: 1375225. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  12. [S1591] Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Lu Emma Heaton on 17 December 1917 in Mahoning County, referencing Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018.

Bruce C. McFadden1

Family

Child1.Edna St. Clair McFadden1 b. 30 Oct 1886, d. 19 Jan 1968

Citations

  1. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; baptism of Edna St Clair McFadden, age 1, child of Bruce C McFadden, born on 30 October 1886 and baptized on 25 December 1887 at St Paul's Lutheran Church, Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 323. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.