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August 1840 Garvagh Church Visitation List
Part 1

The 1840 visitation lists are rather more complex than the earlier lists. They have now been expanded into some sort of attendance record. These were not complied by James Brown so the style is a lot different. The compiler has used a ruled notebook of the sort that might be used for cash accounts and he has marks and numbers in the columns against each family showing their 'bonus points in the hereafter'. These are probably of less interest to most readers so have not been reproduced yet. Contact me if you are interested.

The compiler also sometimes added notes. To differentiate these original notes from the family names they are coloured green thus Names of family.

The compiler was also, certainly at the start of the list, searching for the ideal format, so the layout is a little inconsistent. All of these additions make the presentation here slightly more confusing so a horizontal ruler is used to divide the families and all families are numbered. Neither of these is in the original.

The column rulings are different on the left and right sides, so when first using the book in 1840 the compiler seems to have started using the left hand pages. He subsequently added notes and the first right hand side is dated 20th ??? 1850. Some of the other right hand (even numbered pages) also have 1850 dates. So in this list, odd numbered pages are mostly original 1840 and most of the even numbered pages are probably later amendments, circa 1850.

However, the 1794 list was apparently updated over as long a time as 18-20 years. The mere 10 years of this list is so so relevant and there seems no point in trying to split the list along an almost invisible join. So this list is presented in the order it is in the book: this has the effect of interlacing 1840 families with 1850 ones. Family numbers have been allocated sequentially, with F005 being on an odd page, therefore belonging to the earlier list and X001 being on an even page (so presumably being an update). In addition, entries that are in the handwriting corresponding to the 1850 additions are marked in blue.

Where pages are dated, the dates are noted.

At the bottom of each odd page are two numbers The first is a total of the number of persons listed on that page, which will be noted herein thus: 14. The second is the number of families, noted herein thus: 3. The last page is an addition of all the persons summed in each page and will be reproduced here. It would seem to reinforce the view that the list is two parts (1840 and 1850), but it is possible that the totals were added later and actually have nothing to do with the original list. If so, they are a complete red-herring!

To reinforce this red-herring theory, certain families (e.g. F077) seem to have been continued over the page (i.e. F078) but both parts of the family are included separately in the persons tally and also in the families tally.

To complicate things further, many of the names have been written once, then traced over again to reinforce them.

The notebook starts with the key to the points system, which is reproduced on that page, not here.


Commenced to visit on the 16th of March 1840.

Assert thy truths before thy are propose.
'Time decaying - hard' hand improper.
Church to the family give distribute & differ
Prosper etc.

The above phrases are dirty, ink-blotted and difficult to make out.
Joseph Peden
Dec 15th

Feb 8 1842
Moneycarry
Name of child.

Page 1 ends here

This is an even page which is dated (though the 1850 is smudged at the end, so is an addition to the main list.

In Gartnamoya (Gortnamoyagh)


20th Nov 1850
Gortnamoyagh forest and Gortnamoyagh Hill. C 78 15
X001
Jas Johnston
Kitty do
Names of Childn
James
Jamy
Kitty
Mary Ann
Wm
Margaret
X002
Saml Andrews
Rosey do wife
N of Chr
Saml do
Adam
X003
Matthew Blair
Mary do wife
N of Chil
Matty

Page 2 ends here


Inshalleen Town Land (Inshallen)

The village of Inshallen. C 85 17
F004
Wm Boyd and Wife
F005
Nancy Kain
Names of family
Rebecca Wattey
Nancy Wattey
F006
Jas Kelly & Wife
Names of family
Wm Kelly
David Kelly
James Kelly
Jas Mitchel G. child
F007
John Hill

12 Page 3 ends here 4

The head of P. 4 seems to be headed Inh Sch. Page 3 is Inshalleen.

X008
Mary
John
These two occur opposite F004. Are they children of Wm Boyd and Wife? It is not clear - there is plenty of space below Wm Boyd and wife - but the 1840 list has been totalised.

X009
old Thomas Johnston
Isabella do wife
N of Childr
Jas
Sarah
Isabella
X010
Saml Johnston
Lilly
N of Chr
Isabella
Wm
Eliza
Robt
Nancy

Page 4 ends here


Inshalleen (cont)

F011
Thos SMYTH & wife
F012
Names of family.
Wm Smyth
Eliz Smyth
F013
Jas Gilmore old man
F014
Alex Gilmore
Names of family
Mary Ann Gilmore
John Gilmore
James Gilmore
S. Jane Gilmore
Alex Gilmore
Eliz Gilmore

12 Page 5 ends here 4


X015
Charles Richey
Jane wife
N of Child
Darcus
John
Martha
Thomas
Darcus? It certainly starts with a D, but the rest is faint. Could be Dorcas - but that also is unknown elsewhere in the list.

X016
Widow Johnston
N of Chil
Ann
Saml
Molly
Alexn
Isabella
Alexn? It is possibly that, but difficult to read.

X017
Jas Johnston
Sally Jane
Names of Chil
Saml
David
Elizabeth
This family appears to be continued on page 8, X021.
See also 1840 part 2, F068

Page 6 ends here


Inshalleen (cont)

F018
Thos Gilmore & wife
Names of family
David Gilmore
Mary Gilmore
Wm Gilmore
Eliz Gilmore
F019
Robt Gilmore
Children
Eliza Gilmore
John Gilmore
F020
Hugh McMullan
Names of family
Mary McMullan

11 Page 7 ends here 3

No townland, no date: appears to be additions to Inshaleen.

X021
John
James
Jane
These three additions appear opposite to F018, Thos Gilmore. However they seem to be an extension of X017.

X022
Robt McKooke
Jane wife
N of Children
Mary
Robt
Jane
X023
David Woods
Jane
N
Susanna
Maria
Peggy Ann
Richard
Martha
In most families, there is at least 'N of Ch'. Here just 'N'.
After Peggy Ann is a line which has been crossed out. Possibly Richard and Martha are late additions?

Page 8 ends here


Inshalleen (cont)

F024
John McMullan & wife
Names of Children
Hugh McMullan
Isabella McMullan
John McMullan
F025
John Craig & wife
Names of Children
Robt Craig
Rachel Craig
Wm John Craig
Isabella Craig
F026
Nancy Craig
Names of Children
Rachel do
Isabella do
Hugh do

15 Page 9 ends here 3

The heading of p 10 is blank, it is opposite Inshalleen.

X027
David
Margaret
These two appear opposite the family of John McMullan (F024). Are they additions to his family - or are they extensions to the Woods family X023? There is space on p 8 under the Woods family, so they would seem to be McMullens.
A line separates them from the next group.

X028
Catherin
Ellinr
John
James
Eliza
It is not clear who these are: the next family down on p. 9 is F025, John Craig, but these are not listed beside that.

X029
Wm Dobbs
Nancy do
Children
Jane
Hannah
Elizabeth
Thomas
David
This is clearly a new family.

Page 10 ends here


Inshalleen (cont)

F030
John Patterson
F031
Thos Harper old man
F032
Thos Harper & wife
Names of Children
Catherine Harper
Sally Harper
Elisabeth Harper
Mary A. Dunlop girl
F033
George Craig & wife
Betty Craig Wife
Names of family
John Craig
Rebecca Craig
Elizabeth Craig
George Craig Grn child

15 Page 11 ends here 4

This page is so faint as to be nearly invisible...

X034
Saml McKook
Eliza wife
Name of children? (unreadable)
Jas
Ma??
Sarah
Anne
Wm

Tamey More (Tamney More)


26 Nov 1850
The village of Tamney More. C 82 17
X035
Widow McKooke
N of child
Jas
Thos
Mary
X036
Margaret Kane
Interestingly the above had been listed in part 2 of the 1840 lists. Her in 1850, Jas McCooke has died. See F090

X037
Mary Wallace
X038
George Kenning
Mary do wife

Page 12 ends here


Inshalleen (cont)

F039
John Craig
Isabella Craig Wife
Names of family
William Craig
Mary Craig
F040
Robt Gilmore
Names of family
John Gillmore
Mary McNeal old woman
F041
Robt Gilmore
John Orr Gilmore
Mary Gilmore
Robt Gilmore
Ellen Jane Gilmore
Wm ___Gilmore
Alexr ___Gilmore

14 Page 13 ends here 3


X042
Thos McKook
Hannah wi
N of Chil
Alex
Matthew
X043
Robt Lytle
Ellin wife
X044
Mary Ann Lytle
Molly Gray
X045
Robt Millar
Jane
N of Chil
Isabella
Wm
John
Jane
Robt
Joseph
Elizabeth

Page 14 ends here


F046
Solomon Boyd
Names of family
Archy Boyd
P. Jane Boyd
Elizabeth Boyd
Robt John Boyd
Solomon Boyd
Wm Charles Boyd

Boystown (Boystown)

Boystown borders the Agivey River. C 85 18
F047
David Renkin
Names of Children
David Renkin
Hugh Renkin
Wm Renkin
The Rankins are well known but here it dies seem to be written Renkin.

F048
John Gilmore
Marth Gilmore
Names of family
John Gilmore

17 Page 15 ends here 3


X049
Mrs Carr
Mrs. Fullerton
Miss. ????
Archy
Mary
James
Mrs Carr is in the page header: it's not clear if she is separate or with the family.
Miss. ???? - the name has been heavily deleted.

X050
John Canning
Anne wife
N of C
John
Mary
(Ellin
Letitia
Robinsen
Ellin? - could be Ellinor

X051
Charles Canning
Matty wife
N o
Margaret
Matty? That is what seems to be written here.

Page 16 ends here


Inshalleen (cont)

F052
Alex Gilmore
Robt Gilmore
Jas Gilmore
Nancy Gilmore
From family F010 onwards, Robert Brown has stopped filling in the entry in the column to indicate the number of children. So it is unclear whether these are a continuation of F024 or are a separate household.

F053
Thos Gilmore
Molly Gilmore Wife
F054
Wm Hunter
Jane Hunter wife
Names of Children
John Hunter
(Jane/James?) Hunter
Mary Hunter
Peggy Hunter
Letitia Hunter
Because of the re-tracing over the original writing, these names are difficult to make out.

13 Page 17 ends here 3


X055
Robt Canning
Molly wife
X056
Elizabeth
Mary Jane Niece
It is not clear whether these two belong to Robert Canning, from whom they are separated by a line, or to F052 Alex Gilmore, who is on the opposite page.

X057
Widow McKooke
Thomas
James and Sister
An old woman
This family is listed on Page 18 in the original document but the handwriting and style seems similar to the original 1840 list on page 17. However, the 5 members of this family do not tally in the totals for page 17, so have to be after the 1840 list was counted, but presumably earlier than 1850.

Page 18 ends here


Mayoghall (Mayoghill)

Mayoghill C 8717 is 2 miles w.s.w. of Garvagh.
F058
Nancy Torrens wid
Names of Children
Hugh Torrens
Jane do
James do
This family is crossed out by a line is through family but has been re-entered. See F0343.
The number of individuals at bottom of page is 9 but the families are numbered as 1. There are 7 Pollocks and 4 in this family.

F059
John Pollock
Jane do wife
Names of Children
Wm Pollock
Molly do
Elizabeth do
Jane Campbell his Motherinlaw
Jas Jackson in The hous with Pollock

9 Page 19 ends here 1

Metichin (Mettican)


4 Dec 1850
Mettican Bridge is at C 84 17.
The 1850 Metichin entries are opposite a page headed Mayoughall.
X060
Jas Canning
Elizabeth wife
Widow McGee
X061
Jas Smyth
Elizabeth wife
N. of Ch.
Jas
Sarh
X062
James Getty
Sarah wife
N of Childrn
Jas
Sarah
Fanny
Maria
Wm John

Page 20 ends here


Townland of Coolnaman (Culnamen)


Monday 23 Dec 1840
A townland with numerous different spellings! Close to Drummeen. Nacarragh is part of the townland. C 90 16
F063
Sam Torrens
Mary his wife
Names of Children
Wm Torrens
Nancy do
Mary do
Jane do
Anna do
Jemina do
F064
John Gilmore
Jane Gilmore Wife

10 Page 21 ends here 2


F065
Cochran Moore
Elizabeth wife
N of Chilr
Margaret
Jennet
Nancy
James
John
Elizabeth & Sarah twins
F066
John Moore
Margaret
Names of Chr
John
Margaret
Anna
James
Rachel

Page 22 ends here


F067
Alex McFetridge
Jane McFetridge wife
Names of Children
James McFetridge
John do
Nancy do
Anne do
Alex do
Torrens do
Thos do
Hugh do
Margaret do
F068
Nancy Torrens
Names of Children
Hugh Torrens
Jane do
James do
F068 is a re-entry of F029 in Coolnamen rather than Mayoghle.

15 Page 23 ends here

Page 24 is headed 'Mayoghal'.

X069
Robert Clarke
Jane do wife
Names of Chil
John do
Jas do
Robt do
Jane do
Nancy do
Wm do
Sarah do
Isabella do
This family is on the RH page, in writing similar to page 23 (also Mayoghal) and unlike the entries of 1850, but the totals of this family are not included in p.23 totals.

Page 24 ends here

At the head of most pages is a Townland mentioned. Not so at the start of this page. One must presume they are Mayoghal.

F070
Hugh Paden
Mary Jan do wife
Names of Children
Martha Paden
Hugh do
Ellen Paden Sister to Hugh Paden
F071
Robt Madden
Mary Madden wife
Names of Children
Jane Madden
Mary Madden
F072
Wm Reid
Hanna Reid wife
Names of Children
Alex Reid
Jane do
Mary do
Letitia do

16 Page 25 ends here 3

Page 26 is blank

Page 26 ends here

No townland noted to page 27. Presumably still Mayoghal.

F073
Wm John do
Although this is at the start of the next page, it must be a continuation of F072.

F074
John Gilmore
Nancy Gilmore wife
Names of Children
Robt Gilmore
James do
Jane do
Mary do
Anne do
Isabella do
Barbera do
Rebecca do
John do
Wm do
Jane has been deleted with two lines and is not included on the page's total.
Barbera does not occur elsewhere in the list, but that's what it seems to be.

After this name is Calheme, crossed out and the name Saml. Johnston, also crossed out.

12 Page 27 ends here 1

Page 28 is blank.

Page 28 ends here


Cullyramyr (Culleyramer)

Cullyramer C 88 17 does not appear on the modern map but the village of Gettistown is at the centre of the old townland..
F075
John Torrens
Martha My wife
Names of Children
John Morrison Torrens

Calhame (Caulhame)

The Village of Caulhame. C 87 16
F076
Saml Johnston
Elizabeth do wife
Names of Children
Elizabeth Greer grandchild
F077
Jas Johnston
Elizabeth do wife
Names of Children
Rachel do
Margrate do
Jas do
Saml do
Jane do

14 Page 29 ends here 3

Page 30 is blank.

Page 30 ends here


F078
John do
Isabelle do
Nancy do
This has to be the family of F077 Jas Johnston continued, but the 'number of families' at foot pf page says '3' for this page, including this as a separate family. It looks like these tallies are a later addition and not part of the original list.

F079
John Johnston
Nancy Johnston
Names of children
Margaret do
Elizabeth do
Saml do
John do
Mary Jane do
Nancy do
Henry do
Jas do
F080
Jas Toy
Esther Toy
Names of Chil
Joseph do
John do

17 Page 31 ends here 3

Page 32 is blank.

Page 32 ends here


F081
Robt Toy
Saml do
Elizabeth do
Jenny do
Susan do
This appears as if it may be a continuation of the family F080 of Jas Toy.

F082
Esther Smyth Widow
Names of Children
John Smyth
Catherin do
Anne do
Nancy do
George do
F083
John McCook
and old man wife dead
Names of Children
Archd McCook

13 Page 33 ends here 3

Page 34 is blank.

Page 34 ends here


Movenis (Movenis)

or Catherwoodstown C 86 16 is 1/2 mile west of Moneydig, on the way back to Garvagh. Upper or lower is not nowadays easily locatable.
F084
Henry Wallace
Miss Cochran
Nancy Ekinson
all in one family
F085
Charles McMaster
Ellin do wife
Names of Children
Ellin McMaster
Mary Ann do
Sarah do
Marshall S. do
F086
Brice and Margret Knox
Molly Knox
Martha do
Margaret do
Hugh do
Saml do
Wm do
Brice do

17 Page 35 ends here 3

Movenis (cont)

X087
Alex Davison
Isabella do wife
Nam of Chilr
Isabella Davison
X088
Jas Johnston
Margaret do wife
Nam of Chil
Saml Johnston
X089
John Craig
Dolly do wife
Nams of Chil
Wm Craig
John do
X090
John Haggerty
Elizabeth his wife
Wm Jn do
Ellin do
John
Robt
Elizabeth
Unusually for an even page, p. 36 has totals included. This would add to the theory that the totaly were added sometime after the list was first made out and would indicate that page 36 was added after the first listing and before adding totals. The handwriting on p. 36 is unlike the 1850 entries and is the same as on p. 35.

17 Page 36 ends here 4


Thursday 26 March 1840

Town Land of Ballyagan (Ballyagan)

Ballyagan Bridge C 85 16, Upper Ballyagan C 85 16 and Lower Ballyagan C85 17
F091
John Orr
Rose Orr Wife
F092
Widow Orr
Names of Children
Adam Orr
Wm Orr prob
Mary An Orr
F093
Lilly Orr
Names of (line through)
Wm Orr
Alex Orr
Jas Orr
F094
Daniel Thompson
F095
Thos Smyth
Catherine my wife

13 Page 37 ends here 5


X096
Andrew Nichol
Mary Jane wife
Names of Children
James do
Mary do
This is in a hand closer to the original notes, but does not tally in any totals. Not the same hand as the 1850 additions though.

Page 38 ends here


F097
Names of Children
Catharin Smyth
Archd do
Sally do
Nancy do
Mary J. do
This must be a continuation of F095 Thomas Smith.

F098
Rebecca McAskey
F099
Mary McNahan
Andrew do
Joseph do
Rebecca do
There is no indication as to relationship.

F100
Jas McGinnis
Mary Ann do wife
Names of Childr
Nancy McGinnis
Rachel do
Joseph do
Joseph Erwin old man
The words 'Not regular' are written vertically beside the family.

16 Page 39 ends here 3

Movenis


X101
Mary Haggarty Widow
Nams of Child
Elizabeth do
Nancy do
Peggy do
Isabella do
James do
Thos
X102
Molly Pollick
Betty Pollick
Margaret W???? the mother
A curly bracket with the word 'Sis' embraces Molly and Betty.

X103
Jas Quinn
Jane do wife
X104
Saml Murell
Nancy do wife
This even page has totals, and is in the same hand as the left hand pages, so must be 1840.

14 Page 40 ends here 4


F105
Wm Stewart
Nancy do wife
Names of children
Eliza Stewart
Susanna do
Alex do
Wm do
The words 'not regular' are written vertically against this family.

F106
George Smyth
Elizabeth do wife
Names of Childn
Thos do
John do
Peggy do
Ellinor do
F107
Joseph Bell
Elizabeth do wife
Names of childn
Elizabeth Bell
Joseph do
Nancy do
John do
The words 'not regular' are written vertically against this family.

18 Page 41 ends here 3

Visited in

Carr (Cah)

Scotch Cah, Irish Cah, Crosshill Cah and Cah Wood are all around C 83 18

19 Dec 1850
X108
John Pollick
X109
Hugh Kelly
Nancy wife
N of
Mary
Jane
Hugh
Alexander
Eliz
Sarah
James
X100
Robt Kelly
Ellin wife
N of Chr
Jane
Mary Ann
Ellin
X111
Wm Kelly
Sarah Jane
This page has no totals.

Page 42 ends here


F112
Jas McIntosh
Margrate do wife
Names of Childn
Elizabeth McIntosh
Mary Ann do
F113
Jane Anderson
F114
Robt Gilmore
Elizabeth do wife
Names of child
Hugh Gilmore
David do
F115
John Gilmore
Peggy do wife
Name of Childn
Rebecca Gilmore
Hugh do
Rachel do

14 Page 43 ends here 4


X116
Jas Kelly
Mary wife
N of Chr
Nancy
X117
Stuart McAleese
Jane wife
N of Chil
Thos (also) Archd.
Margart (Also) Jas
Jane, Betty
Mary
Jane, Betty sic, with comma.

X118
John Martin
Elizabeth wife
Jenny
Susanna
Peggy
Thos
Wm

Page 44 ends here


F119
Mary Ann do
John do
Jas do
A continuation of F115

F120
Jas Gilmore
Betty do wife
Nams of childn
Jas Gilmore
Anne do
Robt do
Wm do
F121
Brice Knox
Margaret do wife
This family is deleted by lines through and is not included in the totals.

F122
Thos Gilmore
Peggy do wife
Names of family
John Gilmore
F123
Wm Gilmore

13 Page 45 ends here 4

Visited in

Kelly Kergin (Killykergan)


26 De 50
The village of Killykergan C 85 19
Beneath the 'Visited' a long arrow points to the facing gage, apparently towards F120 Jas Gilmore.

X124
Wm Robertson
Martha wife
N of Children
Hugh
Andrew
John
Matilda
Jane
X125
Andrew Robinson
Jane wife
N a
Jane
Wm
Robt
Jas
Elizabeth
Anne
Hugh
Andrew
X126
Andrew Robinson
Nancy wife

Page 46 ends here


F127
Thos Boyd
Betty his wife sick
Names of children
Nancy Boyd
Robt do
John do
Isabella do
Nancy Boyd his mother old woman
F128
George Nicle
Molly his wife
Names of childn
Isabella Nicle
Nancy do
George do
Hugh do
Robt do
P. Jane do
Page 47 is very faint.

15 Page 47 ends here


X129
Hugh Semple
Sarah Jane
N
M Ann
Andrew
Hugh
John
Wm
Samuel
Joseph
Thos
Elizabeth
X130
Andrew Robinson
Page 48 is even fainter that page 47 and is probably in the 1850 hand.

Page 48 ends here


F130
Wm Kenedy
Jane his wife
Nams of Childn
Mary Kenedy
Saml do
Sarah do
George do
Smyth do
Hugh do
P. Jane do
F131
Robt Turner
Jane do wife
F132
David McMakin
Margaret do wife
Mary Grames Widow
Elisa Grames
Jane Grames, Daughter of widow Grams all in the same house

16 Page 49 ends here 3

Page 50 contains the additions. The page numbers, shown in Red are those quoted here.
312
512
711
915
1115
1314
1517
1713
199
2110
2315
2516
2712
2914
3117
3313
3517
3713
3916
4118
4314
4513
4715
5916
 
 335
The above entered numbers actually total 337, not 335, but then who expects exact maths on such a tally?
The totals on the manuscript page 50 are:
FamiliesCommunicants
99335139
80358 68
159693 207
It is of interest to note that pages 36 (17) and 40 (14) do not figure in the above addition, although the persons are summed on these two pages.
It is also of interest to note the second line of figures, which must be for part two of the list, although there is no similar totalizing sum done.

Page 50 ends here

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