KERR FAMILY CHRONICLES

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Datafile 5A. MacDonald Records

1666 HEARTH MONEY ROLLS

The 1666 Hearth Money Rolls for the Barony of Dungannon include Phelemy McDonnell in the townland of Ballinakilly, parish of Desertcreat. Ballinakilly is about one mile southeast of Coalisland.

FAMILY BIBLE

A large MacDonald family bible, now in the possession of Flora Hutchison contains entries in a family registry on four of the pages near the front of the book. The bible is probably second hand since paper has been pasted over some original entries on these pages and the covered entries which can be seen do not appear related to our family. On the first page entitled ``Parents Names and Genealogy'' the following appears:
Andrew Thomas McDonald, Tamnavally
Son of Alexander McDonald, Kilicolpy
Then four blank lines and in different red ink is written:
Mrs. Martha McDonald
On the second page entitled ``Children's Names'' the following appear:
Margarette McDonald, born 3rd April 1889
Grandchildren (in red ink):
William Martin McLeod Macdonald, born Aug.4, 1895
Alexandra
and then beside Alexandra as if to continue the name but in different writing:
Meredith Kerton, born Jan.23, 19??
Then further down in older writing:
Alexander McDonald, born May 22, 1869
William McDonald, born Feb.25, 1872
Andrew McDonald, born May 22, 1881(?)
Martha McDonald, born Dec.5, 188?
Eliza Jane McDonald, born Aug.18, 1888(?)
James McDonald, born Jan.19, 1891, 44 east John Street
On the third page entitled ``Marriages'':
William Macdonald and Helen Young McLeod, married Sep.3, 1894
Alexander Macdonald and Lucy M.M. Baley, married Sep.2, 1903, South A.
James McDonald, Tamlaghtmore and Maggie Neill, Cookstown, Nov.1, 1916
On the fourth page entitled ``Deaths'':
James McDonald, died Jun.22, 1875
Eliza Jane McDonald, died Mar.27, 1880
Andrew Thomas McDonald, died Jul.23, 1880
Margarett McDonald, died Apr.11, 1889
William McDonald, died Oct.9, 1904, gone but not forgotten
Grandma died May 23, 1906
Lillie Macdonald, died Jul.6, 1918
Mother died Dec.4, 1937

RECORDS OF THE PARISH OF ARBOE

The records of the Parish of Arboe, County Tyrone, include the following births:

The records of the Parish of Arboe, County Tyrone, include the following marriages:

The records of the Parish of Arboe, County Tyrone, include the following items in addition to the births, marriages and deaths recorded elsewhere.

RECORDS OF THE PARISH OF ARDTREA

In 1860/61 a collection was made to pay for the lighting of the parish church. John MacDonald and James MacDonald, both of Derrygonigan, each gave one shilling and six pence.

RECORDS OF THE PARISH OF TAMLAGHT

Helen McDonald aged 16 was confirmed in 1840 in the Moneymore Church, parish of Tamlaght.

DIRECTORIES

GRIFFITH VALUATION

This valuation of land holdings, dating from about 1860, contains the following references to Macdonald (or other spelling) 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 Derrygonigan, from Rev. James Jones:
John M'Donnell House + land 3/3/5 1.15.0 0.10.0
From John Sloan:
John M'Donnell House 0.10.0
 
Parish of Artrea, Townland of Tullyraw, from Robert Kingsbury:
Elizabeth M'DonnellHouse 0.10.0
 
Parish of Arboe, Townland of Carnan, from Hon. W.S. Knox:
Archibald M'DonnellHs.,off.+ land 6/3/25 5.15.0 0.15.0
John M'Donnell Hs.,off.+ land 19/0/20 14.5.0 1.5.0
13/2/20 8.15.0
1/1/00 0.15.0
From John M'Donnell:
James M'Donnell House + offices 1.0.0
William M'Donnell House + offices 0.10.0
 
Parish of Arboe, Townland of Carnan:
Ann Martin 4/3/15
Thos. Martin 8/0/11
Gilbert Martin 6/2/19
William Martin 3/0/20
 
Parish of Arboe, Townland of Killycolpy, from James A. Caulfield:
John M'Donnell House + land 2/2/5 2.0.0 0.10.0
From James Gunning:
Alexander M'DonnellHouse + land 5/3/0 5.0.0 0.10.0
 
Parish of Arboe, Townland of Killycolpy:
John Martin 1/1/7
 
Parish of Arboe, Townland of Eary:
Wm Martin 7/1/28
 
Parish of Ballinderry, Townland of Derrycrin Conyngham, from Alice Mellon:
James M'Donnell House 0.5.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Lisnanane, from Thomas Greer:
Daniel M'Donald Hs.,off.+ land 22/1/0 13.15.0 1.0.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Annahavil, from Robert Graham:
Michael McDonnell Hs.,off.+ land 5/2/15 3.15.0 0.10.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Edendoit, from James Lowry:
Francis M'Donnell House + land 11/0/25 2.15.0 0.10.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Bardahessiagh, from Robert J. Henry:
Terence M'Donnell Hs.,off.+land 19/2/10 9.10.0 0.15.0
0/3/35 0.12.0
0/2/10 0.8.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Mullynure, from Robert J. Henry:
Michael M'Donnell Hs.,off.+land 19/2/10 9.10.0 0.15.0
From Michael M'Donnell:
James Cregan House 0.10.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Skenahergny, from Charles Boyle:
Daniel M'Donnell Hs.,off.+land 21/0/15 7.15.0 0.15.0
Francis M'Donnell Hs.,off.+land 47/3/1529.15.0 2.0.0
John M'Donnell Hs.,off.+land 14/1/35 9.0.0 1.0.0
From Francis M'Donnell:
Owen Galligan House 0.10.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Tullydonnell, from James Crossle:
Thomas M'Donnell Hs.,off.+land 20/0/5 12.5.0 1.10.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Annaghmore, from Andrew Mulholland:
Alexander McDonnellLand 12/0/30 4.5.0
Alexander McDonnellLand 7/0/30 3.15.0
From Alexander M'Donnell:
Neal McVeagh Hs. + office 0.10.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Gortacar Doris, from Andrew Mulholland:
Alexander McDonnellHs.,off.+land 2/3/0 1.17.0
3/3/5 2.13.0 1.10.0
 
Parish of Tamlaght, Townland of Urbal, from Thomas Duff:
Elizabeth McDonnellHouse 0.10.0
 
Parish of Derryloran, Townland of Drumard, from Charles Moorhead:
John M'Donnell House + land 10/2/5 4.0.0 0.5.0

REGISTERED DEATHS

The first part of this section is a listing of some of the MacDonald entries in the index of the registered deaths. 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 and details included in the second part of this section.

1st Name [Age]   Surname Area Year Ref. Ch.
William McDonald Arboe 1777   [a]   *
Catherine [70]   McDonnell   Arboe 1832 [a] *
John [2m] McDonald Arboe 1835 [a] *
Jane [65] McDonald Arboe 1835 [a] *
Jane [40] McDonald Arboe 1836 [a] *
Nelly [70] McDonald Arboe 1836 [a] *
John [57] McDonald Arboe 1839 [a] *
Samuel W. [14] McDonald Arboe 1850 [a] *
Alexander [56] MacDonnell   Artrea 1862 [b] *
Henry [60] McDonnell Clonoe 1862 [c] *
Robert [13] MacDonald Artrea 1862 [b] *
Anne [70] McDonald Dungannon 1865 1/467
Bridget [35] McDonald Dungannon 1865 11/334
Mary Anne [4] McDonald Dungannon 1865 11/347
John [66] McDonald Cookstown 1866 1/431
Mary [55] McDonald Cookstown 1866 6/406 [a] *
Thomas [0] McDonald Dungannon 1866 1/748
James [20] McDonald Dungannon 1867 6/402
John [70] McDonald Cookstown 1867 16/297 [b] *
Sarah [80] McDonald Dungannon 1867 6/397
James [62] McDonald Dungannon 1869 6/448
John [33] McDonald Dungannon 1869 6/442
Mary Anne [32] McDonald Dungannon 1869 6/439
Sarah [4] McDonald Dungannon 1869 6/446
Mary [65] McDonald Dungannon 1870 1/514
Anne [57] McDonald Dungannon 1871 16/403
Eliza [60] McDonald Dungannon 1871 6/404
Ellen [70] McDonald Dungannon 1871 11/343
James [62] McDonald Dungannon 1871 16/404
John [2] McDonald Dungannon 1871 11/344
Anne [74] McDonald Dungannon 1872 6/425
Archibald [0] McDonald Dungannon 1872 16/392
James [30] McDonald Dungannon 1872 11/355
John [65] McDonald Dungannon 1872 16/382
John [82] McDonald Dungannon 1872 11/359
Frederick [16] McDonald Dungannon 1873 11/336
James [79] McDonald Dungannon 1873 1/482
John [55] McDonald Dungannon 1873 1/463
John [0] McDonald Dungannon 1873 6/437
Bernard [78] McDonald Dungannon 1874 1/455
William [84] McDonald Dungannon 1874 11/391
William [40] McDonald Cookstown 1874 11/357
John [65] McDonell Cookstown 1874 16/106
Bridget [60] McDonnell Dungannon 1874 1/467
Bridget [70] McDonnell Dungannon 1874 1/468
Jane [77] McDonnell Cookstown 1874 6/364
John [31] McDonnell Cookstown 1874 11/346
Martha [42] McDonnell Arboe 1875 [a] *
Alexander [60] McDonnell Arboe 1875 [a] *
Alexander [64] McDonald Cookstown 1875 16/385
Edward [16] McDonald Cookstown 1875 11/336
Isabella [0] McDonald Cookstown 1875 1/492
James [68] McDonald Dungannon 1875 6/482
Joseph [3] McDonald Dungannon 1875 16/429
Martha [1] McDonald Cookstown 1875 11/336
Mary [8] McDonald Cookstown 1875 11/336
Mathew [79] McDonald Cookstown 1875 11/333
Mathew Henry [4]McDonald Cookstown 1875 6/421
Owen [80] McDonald Cookstown 1875 6/421
Paul [23] McDonald Cookstown 1875 11/333
Thomas Henry [2]  McDonald Dungannon 1875 16/433  
William [34] McDonald Cookstown 1875 11/338 [a]*
Charles [15] McDonnald Cookstown 1875 4/335
Catherine [87] McDonnell Dungannon 1875 11/323
Martha [44] McDonnell Cookstown 1875 11/337
Sarah [33] McDonnell Dungannon 1875 16/440
Archibald [81] McDonnel Arboe 1875 [a] *
Daniel [80] McDonald Cookstown 1876 16/331
James [75] McDonald Dungannon 1876 16/375
John [32] McDonald Cookstown 1876 1/427
John [81] McDonald Cookstown 1876 6/378
Margaret [40] McDonald Cookstown 1876 6/380 [a]*
Martha [1] McDonell Dungannon 1876 16/378
Bridget [70] McDonnell Dungannon 1876 11/368
Eliza Ann [51] McDonnell Cookstown 1876 1/416
Edward [48] McDonald Dungannon 1877 16/387
Elizabeth [77] McDonald Dungannon     1877 1/509
Eneas [61] McDonald Dungannon 1877 1/524
Alice [85] McDonnell Cookstown 1877 6/413
Charles [70] McDonnell Cookstown 1877 6/409
Felix [74] McDonnell Cookstown 1877 6/409
John [83] McDonnell Arboe 1879 [a] *
Martha [82] McDonald Arboe 1884 [a] *
 
[a] Records of the Parish of Arboe, County Tyrone.
[b] Records of the Parish of Ardtrea, County Tyrone.
[c] Records of the Parish of Clonoe, County Tyrone.

William McDonald, junior, of Killycolpy was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Aug.24, 1777.

Widow Catherine McDonnell, aged 70, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Dec.14, 1832.

John McDonald, aged 2 months, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Dec.14, 1835.

Jane McDonald, aged 65, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Dec.25, 1835.

Jane McDonald, aged 40, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Oct.5, 1836.

Nelly McDonald, aged 70, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Oct.9, 1836.

John McDonald of Killycolpy, aged 57, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Jan.8, 1839.

Samuel Whiteside McDonald of Killycolpy, aged 14, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Jun.30, 1850.

Alexander MacDonnell of Liscausy(?), aged 56, was buried at the Parish Church of Ardtrea, County Tyrone, on Sep.7, 1862.

Henry McDonnell of Aughagallon, aged 60, was buried at the Parish Church of Clonoe, County Tyrone, on Jan.16, 1862.

Robert MacDonald of Tullyraw, aged 13, was buried at the Parish Church of Ardtrea, County Tyrone, on Dec.28, 1862.

Mary McDonald of Killycolpy, aged 55, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Apr.13, 1866.

John McDonnell of Derrygonigan, aged 70, was buried at the Parish Church of Ardtrea, County Tyrone, on Oct.11, 1867.

Martha McDonnell of Killycolpy, aged 42, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Jul.19, 1875.

William McDonnell of Killycolpy, aged 34, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Jul.25, 1875.

Alexander McDonnell of Killycolpy, aged 60, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Sep.27, 1875.

Margaret McDonald of Carnan, aged 40, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on May 24, 1876.

Archibald McDonnel of Carnan, aged 81, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Aug.1, 1878.

John McDonnell of Killycolpy, aged 83, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Jan.27, 1879.

Martha McDonald of Carnan, aged 82, was buried at the Parish Church of Arboe, County Tyrone, on Aug.31, 1884.

CALENDAR OF WILLS

CENSUS OF 1901

The 1901 Census contains the following references to McDonald families in eastern County Tyrone. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, CofE = Church of Ireland, RoCa = Roman Catholic, 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, CoTyr = County Tyrone.

NamePos.  Relig. Lit.   Age  Occupation  Marr.  B-place
 
Townland of Carnan, Parish of Arboe:
Margaret McDonald   HD  RoCa  RW  66  Farmer   WICoTyr
John McDonald SORoCaRW26Farmer's son NMCoTyr
 
Townland of Carnan, Parish of Arboe:
Margaret McDonald HDRoCaRW60Farmer NM  CoTyr
Mary Rodgers BORoCaRW13Scholar NMCoTyr
 
Townland of Carnan, Parish of Arboe:
Thomas McDonald HDRoCaRW- Farmer WICoTyr
Mary A. McDonald DARoCaRW28Farmer's dau. NMCoTyr
Wm. John McDonald SORoCaRW22- NMCoTyr
Thomas McDonald SORoCaRW17- NMCoTyr
 
Townland of Carnan, Parish of Arboe:
Ellen McDonald HDRoCaRO63Farmer WICoTyr
John McDonald SORoCaRW37- NMCoTyr
William McDonald SORoCaNR35- NMCoTyr
James McDonald SORoCaRW33- NMCoTyr
Eliza McDonald DARoCaRW25- NMCoTyr
John McDonald GSRoCaRW21- NMCoTyr
 
Townland of Carnan, Parish of Arboe:
Archibald McDonald HDCofERW55Farmer MACoTyr
Margaret McDonald WICofERW52- MACoTyr
Rachel McDonald DACofERW11Scholar NMCoTyr
Maggie McDonald DACofERO9 Scholar NMCoTyr
Martha McDonald NECofERW37Linen Weaver NMCoTyr
Charlotte McDonald NECofERO9 Scholar NMCoTyr
James Kennedy NECofERO20Farm servant NMCoTyr
 
Townland of Killywoolaghan, Parish of Arboe:
Martha McDonald HDCofERW??Domestic MACoTyr
Jane Martin(?) M*CofENR70Blind WI
James McDonald SOCofERW10Scholar NMScotland
[*Could be mother]
 
Townland of Tamlaghtmore, Parish of Arboe:
Robert Henry Norris HDPresRW39Nat. Sch. teacher   MACoTyr
Kate Norris WIPresRW24- MACoTyr
William Norris BRPresRW52Farmer NMCoTyr
Mary Martha Norris DAPresRW15Scholar NMCoTyr
John James Norris SOPresRW14Scholar NMCoTyr
Martha McDonald SECofERW17Domestic servant   NMGlasgow
Eliza Jane McDonald VICofERW14Scholar NMCoTyr
 
Townland of Cohannon, Parish of Killyman:
John Robinson McDonald HDCofERW54J.P. MACoTyr
Mary McDonald WICofERW37- MACoArm
Frances Ida McDonaldDACofERW14Scholar UMCoTyr
Mary Louisa McDonaldDACofERW11Scholar UMCoTyr
Susan F. Crowe VICofERW33Governess UMCoDub
Mary Alexander SEPresRW18Servant UMCoTyr
 
Number 30, Gallrock, Annaghmore, County Armagh:
Alexander MacDonald HD CofE RW 35 Farmer WI CoArm
Robert J. MacDonald SO CofE RW 5 Scholar UM CoArm
Mary Jane MacDonald DA CofE NR 4 Scholar UM CoArm
Isabella MacDonald AU CofE RW 93 UM CoTyr
Jane MacDonald SI CofE NR 52 Cambric weaver UM CoArm

CENSUS OF 1911

The 1911 Census contains the following references to MacDonald families. 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.

NameAge  Pos.  Religion   Birthplace   Occupation  Lit.  Marr.  
 
House 1 in Tamnavally (Killycolpy, Tyrone):
Martha MacDonald 64 HD CofE   Scotland   RW  WI
James MacDonald 19 SO CofE Scotland Agricultural Labourer   RW UM
Maridath Kerton 2 GS CofE CoDub NR UM
 
House 36 in Scotch Street (Dungannon, Tyrone):
Robert MacDonald 58 HD CofE Armagh Surveyor RW MA
Mary Jane MacDonald 50 WI CofE CoGal RW MA
[Married 26 years]
 
House 15 in Barrack Street (Dungannon, Tyrone):
John Cadoo 51 HD CofE CoTyr Carter NR MA
Mary Jane Cadoo 58 WI CofE CoTyr RW MA
[Married 34 years, children born 3, children living 1]
John Connor 23 BO Pres Belfast Message Boy RW UM
John MacDonald 34 BO CofE
 
House 23 in Barrack Street (Dungannon, Tyrone):
Robert White71 HD Pres CoTyr Labourer RW MA
Isabella White45 WI Pres CoTyr RW MA
[Married 9 years]
Annie MacDonald 82 BO CofE
 
House 17 in Carnan (Killycolpy, Tyrone):
Margaret MacDonald 63 HD Pres CoTyr Farmer RW WI
[Married 23 years, children born 2, children living 2]
Rachel MacDonald 21 DA Pres CoTyr RW UM
Margaret MacDonald 19 DA Pres CoTyr RW UM
James Kennedy 30 NE Pres
 
House 11 in Carnan (Killycolpy, Tyrone):
William MacDonald 45 HD RoCa CoTyr Farmer NR UM
Elizabeth MacDonald 38 SI RoCa CoTyr NR UM
John MacDonald 47 BR RoCa CoTyr Farm Labourer RW MA
Elizabeth MacDonald 43 SL RoCa CoTyr RO MA
[Married 8 years, children born 1, children living 1]
Joseph MacDonald 7 NE RoCa CoTyr Scholar RW
 
House 10 in Carnan (Killycolpy, Tyrone):
Margaret MacDonald 77 HD RoCa CoTyr Farmer WI
[Married 7 years, children born 2, children living 2]
John MacDonald 37 SO RoCa CoTyr Farmer's Son RW UM
Mary Rodgers 23 NE RoCa CoTyr RW UM
 
House 2 in Tullagh More (Stewartstown, Tyrone):
Patrick MacDonald 45 HD RoCa CoTyr Farmer NR UM
Henry MacDonald 42 BR RoCa CoTyr Farmer RW UM
 
House 10 in Drumconway (Coagh, Tyrone):
Samuel Smyrl 58 HD Pres CoTyr Farmer RW MA
Margaret A Smyrl 53 WI Pres CoTyr RW MA
[Married 23 years, children born 5, children living 5]
Mary Smyrl 22 DA Pres CoTyr RW UM
Maggie Smyrl 18 DA Pres CoTyr RW UM
Jine Smyrl 16 SO Pres CoTyr RW UM
Maud Smyrl 14 DA Pres CoTyr Scholar RW UM
William MacDonald 36 SECofE CoTyrFarm Servant RW UM
 
House 4 in Lincoln Avenue (Clifton, Antrim):
James Hamilton 47 HD Pres CoDow Tailor RW MA
Annie Hamilton 47 WI Pres CoDow RW MA
Isabella Whyte Hamilton 16 DAPresBelfast Confectioner's Asst. RWUM
Kathleen May Hamilton 14 DAPresBelfastPrinter's ApprenticeRWUM
James Reid31 BOPresScotlandWood CarverRW MA
Joseph H. Jones46 BOCofICoDubRoyal Navy PensionerRW UM
Andrew McDonald29 BOCofIScotlandHotel WaiterRW MA
Kathleen McDonald23 BOCofICoDubRW MA
 

Last updated 9/9/99.


Christopher E. Brennen