Sunday, 28 June 2020

Alexander Morgan and Ann Lennon of Rowan, Derrynoose, Armagh, Northern Ireland

Alexander and Ann Morgan, lived in Rowan Road, Derrynoose, Armagh in 1864 and I'm pretty sure the house is still there and pictured below. (from Google maps)

​A message board reply to my query quite a while ago is as follows.

"The property that Alexander Morgan had in 1864 was plot 33, in Griffiths Valuation, which was a farmhouse, outbuildings and 12 acres of land" which fits with Griffith's valuation taken in 1864. 

Google Maps street view




The old buildings are even shown in the old map

  
Google Maps satellite view



Children of Alexander Morgan and Ann/Nancy Lennon:

Born - 1827 Derrynoose, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Married - Annie Bloomer (to be confirmed)
Died - Unknown, United States of America

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Born - 1829 Derrynoose, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Married - Margaret "Alice" Kelly
Died - 24 Feb 1880 Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Cause of death - Chronic Alcoholism
Buried - Melbourne General Cemetery

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Born - 1833, Derrynoose, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Married - Bernard Clark
Died - 8 August 1863 Inglewood, Victoria, Australia
Cause of death - Inflammation of Lung
Buried - 10 Aug 1863 Inglewood Cemetery

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Born - 1838 Probably Derrynoose, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Married - Thomas Gaffney
Died - 31 March 1912, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
Cause of death - Bronchitis and Mitral regurgitation
Buried - 2 April 1912 Melbourne General Cemetery

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Born - 1831 Probably Derrynoose, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Married - Catherine McAdam
Died - 17 April 1937 at Pennsylvania, USA
Cause of death - Septicemia from an infected hand
Buried - St. Michael's Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA

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Born - 1846 Derrynoose, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Married - John Courtney
Died - 4 August 1935 Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Buried - St. Michael's Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Born - 1847 Derrynoose, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Married - James Fitzgerald
Died - 28 December 1920 Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Cause of death - Endocarditis
Buried - St. Michael's Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, In USA

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In John, Bridget and Margaret's Victorian certificates Alexander Morgan's occupation is
farmer.
Bridget, 21 years and Margaret 19 years both Farm Servants, were sponsored by a Mrs. Morgan, sister in law of Flinders Lane Melbourne.
I haven't yet found this Mrs Morgan.
Do they have a brother named Felix?

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In searching for any further record of Alexander and Agnes/Ann Morgan I found one Alexander Morgan at Rowan, Derrynoose in the Griffiths Valuation for Ireland and a death record for 1870 in the Parish of Keady. 

Derrynoose RC church is included in Parish of Keady. 

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Derrynoose Roman Catholic Church, Armagh, Ireland


Also in that Parish was the death of an Agness Morgan in 1869.

I cannot yet confirm with certainty that these are my ancestors though.

If this is our Alexander Morgan then the death of Agness above isn't ours as she was listed as a widow.

The Catherine Murphy who was the informant was a close-by neighbour.

Perhaps, once all Alexander's children had emigrated, Catherine kept an eye on Alexander's welfare.

2 comments:

  1. I've only just discovered that I have ancestors in Ireland, so I'm still learning how to navigate their records. I have a lot to learn but your post inspires me to keep trying. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Sandra. Good luck with your research.

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