KERR FAMILY CHRONICLES© Christopher Earls Brennen
Datafile 10A. Dallas Records
Coagh Presbyterian Church Graveyard:
DALLAS. In loving memory of James died Jul.12, 1955, Mary died Sep.30, 1957 and their son James died Apr.27, 1979.
DALLAS. In loving memory of a dear husband and father Leslie murdered by terrorists Mar.7, 1989, aged 38 years.
This valuation of land holdings, dating from about 1860, contains the following references to Dallas families living in eastern County Tyrone. (a/r/p stands for acres/roods/perches and the values are in pounds. shillings. pence).
Name: Property (No.): Area: Land House (a/r/p) value: value: UNION OF DUNGANNON: Parish of Artrea, Townland of Edernagh, from Rev. James Jones: James Dallas Hs.,off.+ land 6/3/5 4.0.0 1.0.0
The first part of this appendix is a listing of some of the Dallas entries in the index of registered births or in various church records as indicated. Also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted; details of some of these are included in the second part of the appendix.
First Name(s) Surname Area Year Ref. Ch. Robert Dallas Brigh Pres. 1839 LDS C700191/0083 Samuel Dallas Brigh Pres. 1841 LDS C700191/0165 Sarah Jane Dallas Tamlaght 1852 [a] * Anna Dawless Ballinderry 1854 LDS C700161/1843 Thomas Dallas Tamlaght 1854 [a] * Robert Dallas Tamlaght 1861 LDS C700421/0838 Samuel Dallas Tamlaght 1861 LDS C700421/0863 Hannah Bella Dallas Tamlaght 1863 James Dallas Tamlaght 1865 LDS C700421/0979 Thomas Dallas Tamlaght 1866 LDS C700421/1000 Elizabeth Dallas Cookstown 1867 LDS C701311/4953 Samuel Dallas Tamlaght 1868 LDS C700421/1056 Elizabeth Dallas Tamlaght 1869 LDS C700421/1092 Ellen Dallas Tamlaght 1869 LDS C700421/1092 Eliza Dallas Coagh 1871 [b] William Dallas Tamlaght 1872 LDS C700421/1186 female Dallas Tamlaght 1873 [j] * Eliza Jane Dallas Coagh 1879 [h] Eliza Dallas Coagh 1889 [h] [a] Records of the Parish of Tamlaght, Counties Derry and Tyrone. [b] Civil registration (rootsweb website). [j] Emerald Ancestors website.
Parents: Place: Date: Child's Name: James Dallas Brigh Presbyterian Apr.24, 1839 Robert Brigh Presbyterian Jul.17, 1841 Samuel Thomas (lab.) + Eliza Anne Dallas Drumconvis(?), Tam. Jun.16, 1852 Sarah Jane Tamlaght (bapt.) Apr.18, 1854 Thomas [Thomas now a weaver] Drumadds, Tamlaght (bapt.) Sep. -, 1861 Robert Sessia, Tamlaght Dec.18, 1863 Hannah Bella + Anne (Roddy) Sessia, Tamlaght Mar.29, 1866 Thomas + Anne (Rody) Sessia, Tamlaght Jan.19, 1868 Samuel Coagh, Tamlaght Jul.30, 1869 Ellen Coagh, Tamlaght Jan.29, 1872 William Coagh, Tamlaght Feb.?, 1879 Eliza Jane James + Sarah Dallas Ballinderry Nov. -, 1854 Anna Ballygorney, Tamlaght Oct. -, 1861 Samuel Robert Dallas + Coagh, Tamlaght Sep.13, 1865 James Mary Anne (Devlin) [Bapt. Dec.14, 1865] Robert Dallas Coagh Jul.10, 1871 Eliza + Sarah (Mitchell) + Sarah Jane (Biggers) Tamlaght Sep.14, 1873 female Samuel Dallas + Cookstown Jan.25, 1867 Elizabeth Sarah (McGee) (bapt. at 3 years) ? + Coagh Aug.12, 1889 Eliza Ellen Dallas
The first part of this appendix is a listing of some of the Dallas entries in the index of registered marriages and in various church records. Also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted; details of some of these are included in the second part of the appendix.
First Name(s) Surname Area Year Ref. Ch. Samuel Dallis Carland 1772 [a] * Thomas Dallis Carland 1772 [a] * Mary Dallas Carland 1781 [a] * Sarah Dalis Donaghmore 1811 LDS M700701/0212 Nancy Dallas Cookstown 1853 - * Anne Dallas Cookstown 1856 - * Samuel Dallas Cookstown 1859 4/285 * Thomas Dallas Cookstown 1863 4/289 * Samuel Dallis Cookstown 1892(3) 1/585 [a] Records of Carland Presbyterian Church, County Tyrone.
Samuel Dallis of the congregation of Carland Presbyterian Church and Isabel Wilson of the congregation of Clannaness were married in Carland Presbyterian Church on Jan.5, 1772 [LDS A471061/1785].
Thomas Dallis of the congregation of Carland Presbyterian Church and Mary Kaine of Donaghenry were married in Carland Presbyterian Church on Mar.1, 1772.
Alexander Nixon and Mary Dallas, both of the congregation, were married in Carland Presbyterian Church on May 13, 1781.
Sarah Dalis and James Moore were married in the Parish of Donaghmore in July, 1811 [LDS M700701/0212].
Nancy Dallas married Matthew Trimble on 31 March, 1853, in Brigh Presbyterian Church.
John Robinson married Anne Dallas on Nov.27, 1856, in Tamlaght Parish Church, Coagh. John was of full age, a bachelor and labourer, of Drumard, Parish of Lissan; his father was Thomas Robinson, a labourer. Anne Dallas was a minor, a spinster and a weaver, of Ballydawley(?); her father was James Dallas, a labourer. Both made their marks. Witnesses were Samuel Dalles and Robert Murtagh(?).
Samuel Dallas, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Edernagh (father: James Dallas, farmer) to Ellen Charleton, full age, spinster, of Coagh (father: Robert Charleton, farmer) on Dec.19, 1859, in Presbyterian Church, Coagh.
Thomas Dallas, 35, widower, labourer, of Drumard, parish of Tamlaght (father: James Dallas, labourer) to Anne Rhoddy, 21, spinster, servant, of Drumard (father: Francis Rhoddy, labourer) in Registry Office, Cookstown on Sep.29, 1863. He signed, she made her mark. Robert Dallas was a witness.
The first part of this section is a listing of some of the Dallas entries in the index of the registered deaths or in various church records. Also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted; details of some of these are included in the second part of this section.
1st Name [Age] Surname Area Year Ref. Ch. Elizabeth  Dallas Ardtrea 1862 [a] * [a] Records of the Parish of Ardtrea, County Tyrone.
Elizabeth Dallas aged 39 of Drumads, Tamlaghts(?), died on Sep.6, 1862, and was buried at Ardtrea Parish Church.
CENSUS OF 1901
The 1901 Census contains the following references to Dallas families living in eastern County Tyrone. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, Meth = Methodist, CofE = Church of Ireland, RW = read and write, RO = read only, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widow or widower, HD = husband or head, WI =wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = nephew or neice, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, ML = mother-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, SE = servant, BO = boarder, VI = visitor, CoTyr = County Tyrone, Co.D = County Derry.
Great George's Street, Coagh: Thomas Dallis HD CofE RW 73 Labourer WI CoTyr Lizzie Dallis GD CofE RW 11 Scholar UM CoTyr Townland of Gortigal, Parish of Arboe: Samuel Dallas HD Pres RW 28 Labourer MA CoTyr Olivia Dallas WI Pres RW 27 - MA CoTyr Maggie Dallas DA Pres RW 6 Scholar NM CoTyr Caroline Dallas DA Pres NR 3 - NM CoTyr John Dallas SO Pres NR 4 - NM CoTyr Samuel James Dallas SO Pres NR 3m - NM CoTyr Margaret Jane McConway ML CofE RW 68 Weaver WI CoTyr Annie Nichol NE CofE RW 13 Scholar NM CoTyr John Seaton BO CofE RO 68 Labourer WI CoTyr Church Street, Cookstown, Parish of Derryloran: Robert Dallas HD Pres RW 57 Lab. on streets MA CoTyr Sara Jane Dallas WI Pres RW 58 - MA CoTyr Sara Jane Dallas DA Pres RW 21 Spinner in factory UM CoTyr Maria Dallas DA Pres RW 17 Spinner in factory UM CoTyr Letitia Charles BO CofE RW 22 Spinner in factory UM CoTyr
CENSUS OF 1911
The 1911 Census contains the following references to Dallas families living in the vicinity of Coagh. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, Meth = Methodist, CofE = Church of Ireland, RoCa = Roman Catholic, SoFr = Society of Friends, RW = read and write, RO = read only, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widow or widower, HD = husband or head, WI = wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = nephew or neice, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, SE = servant, BO = boarder, VI = visitor, CoTyr = County Tyrone.
Name Age Pos. Religion Birthplace Occupation Lit. Marr. House 3 in Ballydawley (Springhill, Londonderry): James Dallas 50 HD Pres CoTyr Agricultural Labourer RW MA Mary Dallas 36 WI Pres CoDer RW MA [Married 2 years] Isabella Davison 69 ML Pres CoDer Seamstress RW WI House 3 in Gortigal (Ballyclog, Tyrone): Samuel Dallis 35 HD Bret CoTyr Farm Servant RW MA Olivia Dallis 35 WI CofE CoTyr RW MA [Married 16 years, children born 7, children living 7] John Dallis 14 SO Bret CoTyr Farm Servant RW UM Caroline Dallis 12 DA Bret CoTyr Scholar RW UM Samuel Dallis 10 SO Bret CoTyr Scholar RW UM Thomas Dallis 7 SO Bret CoTyr Scholar RW UM George Dallis 5 SO Bret CoTyr NR UM Mary Martha Dallis 1 DA Bret CoTyr NR UM
Kenneth G. Dallas of Barnwood, Gloucester, informed me that his great-great-grandfather, George Dallas, was a handloom weaver who was living in Paisley, Scotland, at the time of the 1841 census. Born about 1790 in Ireland, he was brought to Scotland shortly thereafter. George Dallas's parents may have been George Dallas and Isabella Kirkwood.
Last updated 9/9/99.
Christopher E. Brennen