This little girl is the only one of my ancestors, back to 1800, not born in south Ulster.

It brings to mind another little girl, her great-grandmother, who was born in India about 1794 and married 11 years later.

Picture of Elsie Henry
Family Genealogy By Peter Morell McWilliam


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Church of Ireland Records

1732 James Lowry inst 17 July (DR)
He was the 4th son of Robert Lowry of Aghenis (son of John Lowry of Aghenis, whose P will proved in 1689 mentions his wife Jane and his sons Robert and John and daus Katherine, Rebecca and Anne) by Anne, dau of Rev Jas Sinclair, Rector of Leckpatrick (2nd son of Sir James Sinclair of Caithness).
born in 1707, TCD BA 1730 MA 1732
A family bible gives his date of birth erroneously as born July, 1711 (see earl of Belmore in UJA, 1904, pg 35 et seq)
Had a licence to go to England 28 Sept 1739 (DR). He exchanged Clogherny in 1745 with Rev R Dobbs for Desertcreat (Tullyhog), which he held till his death.
He married Hester, [eldest daughter of John Richardson of Richill and sister of Mary, Lady Gosford] who died in 1771 & left issue: Robert of Pomeroy, Rev John & Rev James of Rockdale. He died 21 Nov 1786.

An inscription on a slab inside the Lowry family vault at Desertcreat reads:

"Gentle reader, tell me, which is best; the tiresome journey or the travellers rest?"

Prerogative will made 9th Oct, 1786, proved Mar 1787. Thomas Dickson of Lodge, Co Donegal (sic)(son-in-law) was his sole executor. He left his estate in trust to Daniel Eccles and Thomas Dickson for his eldest son, Robert.

{ 3 additional names to be checked;
Rev John Lowry, Rector of Clogherny, Co Tyrone till 1792
Rev James Lowry, Cousin of James Lowry Dickson; rector of Clogherny from 1792
James Sinclair of Leckpatrick}

And from Leslie’s Church of Ireland ministers:

Coningham (or Cunningham), John b Derry son of Frederick C, merchant, ent TCD June 1 1727, aged 18, Sch 1730, BA 1731, MA 1736
C Templemore 1733, C Kildress (Arm) c 1746-66, d Dec 8 1766 aged 56
His wife Ann d Dec 1785 aged 80, his dau Catherine d aged 37 all bur in Derry Cath Churchyard]

Rev Francis Lucas (1725-1770)
Francis Lucas appears up to 1765 (V.b.), probably Francis Lucas, son of Thomas 'Armiger' Lucas of Castleshane. born in Co Monaghan, educated by Mr Thomas Skelton (a brother of Philip, who left some writings and a biography), entered TCD Jan 21 1742/3 aged 17, BA 1747, MA 1753, ord D 1747, P 1748 - Kilmore. Curate Clones 1750, rector Drumgoon 1763-70, ob.
P. will pr. 1770, m. Isabella Eccles, had a daughter, Alicia, m. Edward Richardson of Poplar Vale, Co Monaghan.

Rev Edward Lucas (1765-1815)
b. 1765/6 Co Monaghan ed Dr Murray
ent TCD 5 Aug 1782 aged 16 BA 1787
R Drumgoon (Kilmore) 1792-1814/15
6th son of Edward of Castleshane
m (1) 1796 Elizabeth Anne dau of Theophilus Clements of Rathkenny
issue Theophilus Edward who took the name Clements
m (2) Olivia sister of his successor Rev James Hamilton & dau of Sir James - one time holder of the lease of Holly Lodge, Monaghan
His 3rd dau Anne m 28th Dec 1827 Thomas Scott of Londonderry
d 1814/15 and buried in Clements vault in Drung

Rev Daniel Eccles Lucas
Rector Dromod & Prior 1812-28
R Castleblakeney (Elph) 1823-28
***[ C of I records say he was son of Charles by his cousin, Frances, dau of Daniel Eccles of Fintona]
Daniel was son of Rev Francis & Isabella & brother of Charles
m Anne (d 16 Apr 1847 aged 74 at the residence of her son-in-law, Lt Col Dickson at his residence Holybrook Hse, Co Fermanagh

Edmund Allen Lucas
b 1807 Co Kerry ent TCD 1823 aged 16 BA 1829
V. Ballysumaghan, Kilross & Ballmakill (1841-61) (Elphin)
V Killenumery (Ard) 1861-85

Rev James Lowry Dickson
2nd son of Thomas Dickson, gentleman of Woodville, Co Leitrim, by Hester, dau. of Rev Jas Lowry. Born in Co Leitrim, ed. by Dr Carpendale, (Possibly Headmaster Royal School Armagh who died during the Thyphus epidemic, 1st Oct, 1817 - Yes ) Various Pakenhams and Robert Stewart, Lord Castlereagh were educated there but probably just before him.
ent TCD Oct 8th 1800, aged 17. BA 1805, MA 1816.
Was V Donard & C. Crehelp & Chapl Dunboy from 1814.
V. Rossinver (Kilmore)1816-1835; R. Knockbride (do) 1835-40 & V. Lavey (do) 1840-61.
married Mary dau. of Daniel Eccles of Co Tyrone. d. in March 1861, aged 72.

1868 - Daniel Eccles James Dickson (TCD), son of Rev James Dickson born in Co Leitrim ed. by Mr Moore.
TCD Oct 11 1844, aged 20. BA and Div Test 1850. Ord D 1850 (Oxford P 1852) c. Macclesfield 1852-3. c. Maryport 1855-58. c. Barragh (Leighlin) 1862-5. c. Templeshambo 1865-7. app. PC Muckross 1868; became incumbent at Disestablishment, Annuity £44.
died Apr 27th 1906, aged 83, buried at Muckross.
Muckross was established as a Perpetual Curaacy 6th Apr, 1865 and had then no district attached. John and Armar Lowry conveyed ground for the site of the church 7 Apr 1865 (DR) Having endowed it, they had the patronage in 1868, when the church dedicated to St John was built.
They executed a further deed of endowment 30th May, 1876.

Robert Gilbert Eccles
1867 - January 13th. - Robert Gilbert Eccles, A.B., succeeded. R.G. Eccles, Trinity College, Dublin-son of John Eccles, Esq., of Ecclesville, county Tyrone-was born June 14th, 1826; obtained deacon's orders January 7th, 1850; priested December same year=both of Tuam. Was curate of Westport from 1850 to 1862; of Maguire's-bridge, from 1853 to 1866; of Shaseragh from 1862 to 1865; of Clabby, from 1865 to 1866; and of Ballibay, from 1866 to 1867. In 1853 he married Nannie Elizabeth, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Dickson, of Hollybrook, county Fermanagh, and has numerous issue.
Among the virtues for which the rectors of Kilbrogan have been always conspicuous, is charity.

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Presbyterian Records

Rev Samuel Morell (1744-1772)
Samuel Morell, 2nd son of James Morell, farmer; entered Glasgow 1762, and was licensed by the Presbytery of Route in 1768.
Synod of Ulster; Dromore Pres. ordained Mr. Saml. Morriel, 6th June 1770.

Glasgow University; Murrell, James "Hibernus" [Grad. Alb.] MA 1794
1796 - Root Presby. - Have on first Tryals Mr. James Murell.
1797 - Root Presby. - Licensed Messrs. Morrell, (Ben) Mitchell & Lang, who subscribed to Westminster Confession of Faith.
June 25th, 1799, Ballybay Presby. - Have on Second Tryals Mr. Morell.
A Supplication from a part of the Congregation of Ballybay was presented to the Synod praying that another Poll might be taken respecting Mr. Morell.
After hearing the Commissioner and the Presby. of Monaghan at some length, it was decided to dismiss the affair.
June 24th, 1800 - Monaghan Presby. report that they ordained the Revd. Jas. Morell in the Congon. of Ballybay 6th Aug. last, who is a contributor to the widows' fund.

Rev James Horner
born near Limavady, Lic Route Pres, ord Mary's Abbey (Rutland Sq) Dublin 4 Nov 1791, Mod G S of U 1804/5 Orig of 1st Code of Discipline, 1825, ret 1828, DD (USA) 1831, d 16 Jan 1842. Benj Geo McDowell MD, Prof Anatomy TCD 1858- was a grandson

Rev Thomas McWilliams
1826 - Aughnacloy committee examined and certified Thomas McWilliams - going to college for 1st time
? Date Public examination in Belfast Institution - Greek, Latin, Logic - Thomas McWilliams
1834 Tyrone Presbytery last Feb licensed Rev Thomas McWilliams as a probationer for the holy ministry
1836 Licentiates of the Synod - T McWilliams, Belfast

[1832 - Sentence of suspension, sine die pressed by Armagh Pres on Rev WS McClaine of NTH & Criggan confirmed & they take such steps as necessary to protect interest of religion in that congregation
1833 1st appointment of Daniel G Brown - James Stitt, elder, Criggan & NTH - Obtained possession of Criggan Meeting House and Mr McClaine submitted to the discipline of the Synod]

1835 - Monaghan Presbytery dissolved connection between Creggan & NTH last 12th May
1836 - Rev Thomas McWilliams having received a unanimous call from Creggan & the Presbytery considering his credentials unsatisfactory agreed unanimously to refer this case to the Synod for advice and direction
Rev Thomas McWilliams, licentiate of Pres of Tyrone but latterly under the care of Pres of Belfast was ordained in 27 Apr 1837

Henry Henderson was born in Belfast in 1820, graduated from Old College Belfast in 1841; he was licensed by the Presbytery of Belfast on 25 Sept 1842, ordained in Hollywood in 1844 and married Sarah Jane Russell in 1846.

Joseph Donaldson, son of Alexander Donaldson, Tullyvallen; born 21 Dec 1821; educ. OCB, Glas. Edin MA (Glas) 1845; lic. Monaghan 5 Sept 1848; ord. Foxford 8th Nov 1849, resigned 1851; installed Fermoy 25th Apr. 1851; married 1850 Mary daughter of Robert Dickie, Rockdale, Co. Louth; died. 1 Dec. 1880.

[Rev James McWilliams, Rev JH Morell, Rev CL Morell, Rev James Morell]

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Medical Records

Richard Henry, Clones, Co Monaghan: 1836, RCS England (RCSL) - MD, Uni. Glasgow, 1848. Also lying-in hospital (Rotunda), Dublin ca. 1837.
Irish Medical Directory, 1843 (& 1846)
Henry, Richard MRCSL, Acc Dublin L H, Newbliss
Medical Attendant of Dispensary & Constabulary

Alexander Donaldson Henry Clones, Co Monaghan
MB 1867, RCSI & Uni. Dublin
Lic R Coll Surg Ireland, 1867
He died relatively young in Australia
My guess is that he is a cousin of the following although the Dickie pedigree suggests that he was a brother of James Henry, my great grandfather.

Richard Henry: Aughnacloy
MD 1871, Queens & RCSI.
BA 1868, MD 1871, MA 1882.
Mr. Rutherglens Academy, Clones, Co. Monaghan.
Father, Richard Henry, Clones Co. Monaghan.
Age, 18 in 1865 - no date of birth given.
In 1877 in Brookeborough, Co Fermanagh

Joseph Henry: Clones, Co Monaghan
MD 1874, Queens & RCSI. He appears to have worked all his life in Rochdale. My father's cousin, William Henry had some inscribed silver of his.

William Henry: Clones Co Monaghan
Lic RCSI 1881, MB Uni. Dublin 1881

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Charles Primrose McWilliams
Licentiate Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, 1865. Licentiate Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, 1868. Registered 9th May 1866. first appeared in the Medical Register 1867. Address Liverpool. Address changed in 1869 to Crossmaglen, Co Armagh. Last entry in Medical Register, 1877.

Henry Richard Charles, Cookstown, Co Tyrone
MD & Mast Surgery University Glasgow, 1836
1846 Charles HR - Med Att. of Constab.
1860 Back at Cookstown.
Not in Medical Directory after 1846 although many copies are missing. Particularly he does not feature in 1853 & 1854. He appears in Medic. Reg. in 1860.

David Hughes Charles, Cookstown, Co Tyrone
Lic R Coll Surg Edin, 1843
MD Univ Glasgow, 1843

Charles, John James 1845-1912
MD, 1865, Mast Surg 1 Queens University Ireland 1865
Prof of Anatomy & Physiology QCC

Charles, TW Cranstoun, Belfast & Cookstown
MD 1869 Mast Surg Queens University, Ireland

Charles, Daniel Allen d. 1886
MD QUI, 1875, Mast Surg, 1875
Disp MD Bellaghy, Co Derry

Sir Richard Havelock Charles, Cookstown, Co Tyrone
MD Mast Surg 1881 Queens University, Irel

Extract from Kirkpatricks file in Royal COllege of Physicians

{I suspect the following are descendants of David Hughes Charles}
Charles, Andrew 1879-1933
LRCP & SI, 1902
Founded with others Dublin Skin & Cancer Hospital

[Obits in Royal College of Physicians:

Andrew Charles 1879-1933
[Father of David H Charles and son of Richard Charles (Grocer) & Ellen Eagleton]
LRCP & SI, 1902 - Founded with others Dublin Skin & Cancer Hospital]

Charles, Andrew Cecil Clarke d. 1933
MB TCD, 1928. Portrush, Co Antrim

Charles John James Percival d. 1917

Charles Richard

Charles Samuel Francis Allen d. 1918

Records of Apothecaries' Hall, 1747-1843 (NLI Pos. 929)

28th August, 1829 Chas McWilliams, aged 17, Carrantail, Co Tyrone
(Possibly son of Richard; see Confirmation records Carneel C of I, 1828)

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Legal Records

King’s Inn Admission Papers

Reilly, Thomas - 1st son of John, Monaghan, and Mary Keenan; over 16; ed. Mon afft. father. M 1813

Reilly, John, son of Thomas, Dublin, attorney, over 16; ed. Mon; afft. father E 1839

Wallace, Robert Grenville, only son of John, Dublin attorney, & Emilia Hoar, dec'd; over 16; ed. Magernahailey; affd. father; E 1825.

Joseph Dickie, son of Robert, Rochdale, Co. Louth, decd. under 22, ed. Co. Monaghan; formerly a woolen draper. H. 1843 - afft. Robert Grenville Wallace, uncle

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Registered Bleach Greens in Newtownlimavady between 1782 & 1801 from Sampson

A Ogilby, L Ogilby, L Alexander, J & J Alexander, J Ogilby, R Campbell, (J Boyle, Drumcovit, H Boyle, Drumcovit) L Alexander, Dogleap, NTL, R Campbell, W Ross, W Moody, J Moody. J Maurrell, (D Ross, Beaufort Lodge), & in 1801 H Murrell, Meargreen, Balteagh

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TCD Alumni

Cunningham, John, Siz (Mr Blackall, Derry) June 1, 1727, aged 18: son of Frederick, Mercator; b Derry sch 1730
BA Vern 1731, MA 1736

Cunningham John (Pen (Mr Marshal) Oct 18 1788, aged 16; s of Dixon, Mercator b Derry Sch 1791 BA Vern 1793

Cunningham Wm Pen (Mr Knox) Mar 2 1797, aged 17 s of Dickson, Mercator, Co Londonderry, Sch 1800 BA Vern 1801

Dickie, Joseph, Pen (Rev Mr Davison), Oct 20, 1823, aged 14; Presby, son of James, Generosus; b Louth BA Vern 1829
(Probably Rev Joseph Dickie of Rathfriland)

Dickson, Alexander, Pen (Mr Smith) Nov 3, 1834, aged 17; s of John, Generosus; b Leitrim BA Vern 1839 [Irish Bar 1841]

Dickson, Daniel, Pen (Mr Moore), Oct 11, 1844, aged 20; s of James, Clericus; b Co Leitrim BA Vern 1850

Dickson Daniel Eccles Lucas (Dr Graham) Nov 6 1856 aged 18 s of Robert Military Officer B Fermanagh Sch 1856 BA AEst 1861

Dickson, James Lowry, Pen (Mr Carpendale), Oct 6, 1800, aged 17, s of Thomas, Generosus; b Co Leitrim BA Vern 1805 MA Vern 1816

Dickson, John, SC (Rev Thomas Carpendale), July 9 1799, aged 17; s of Thomas, Generosus; b Co Tyrone BA AEst 1803

Dickson, Thomas, SC (PT) Apr 1 1822, aged 17; s of John, Causidicus; b Leitrim BA AEst 1825

Dickson, Thomas Pen (Mr Smith) Nov 3, 1834, aged 20; s of James Clericus; b Leitrim BA Vern 1840

Dickson (Dixen) William, Pen (Mr Smith) July 4, 1836; s of John Causidicus; b Leitrim BA Vern 1841

Dickson William (Foyle College) Nov 1 1860 aged 16 s of James, Merchant b Co Londonderry

Eccles, Charles, SC (PT in Co Tyrone) Feb 24 1737-38, aged 17; s of Daniel Armiger; b Fintonagh, Co Tyrone BA AEst 1740

Eccles, Charles SC (Mr Carpendale), Oct 24, 1795, aged 18; s of Daniel, Generosus; b Co Tyrone BA AEst 1799

Eccles, Charles SC (Mr Eaton) Nov 1 1830 aged 17; s of John Generosus; b Dublin

Eccles, Daniel Pen (Mr Ballantine, Co Tyrone) Feb 8 1709-10, aged 17; s of Charles, Generosus; b Co Tyrone BA Vern 1714

Eccles Daniel, Pen (Dr Darby) July 9, 1773, aged 16; s of Robert, Generosus; b Co Fermanagh

Eccles, John Dickson, Pen (Mr Carpendale) Sept 6, 1801, aged 17; s of Daniel Generosus; b Co Tyrone BA Vern 1808

Eccles John George Pen (Dr Graham) July 2 1839 aged 18; s of John Generosus; b Co Tyrone

Eccles Robert Pen (Dr Towers) July 24 1740 aged 17; s of Danile Armiger; b Co Tyrone BA Vern 1744

Harris Artur (Mr Jackson) St Bees Mar 26 1687-88 aged 17 s of Robert de Belturbet b St Bees England BA Vern 1692 MA AEst 1695

Henry Howard BA 1897 BAO BCh & MB 1900

Lowry, Galbraith, SC (Dr Knowles, Agheness) Apr 12, 1725, aged 18; s of Robert Armiger; B Agheness, Co Tyrone BA Vern 1728 [MP Co Tyrone, 1748 & 1761]

Lowry, James Pen (Mr McMullan, Dublin) June 22, 1726, aged 18; s of Robert Armiger; b Aughness, Co Tyrone BA Vern 1730 MA AEst 1733

Lowry James Pen (Eton Coll) Aug 9 1789 aged 16;; s of John Clericus; b Co Tyrone BA Unrecorded MA AEst 1820 See Foster & Eton College Register 1753-90

Lowry James Corry Pen (Mr Verner) Oct 22 1817 aged 17; s of James Armiger; b Tyrone BA AEst 1832 [Irish Bar 1837; QC; Master of the Exchequer (I)] See Boase

Lowry John Pen (Mr Martin, Armagh) s of Robert Generosus; b Strabane, Co Tyrone

Lucas Edmund A Pen (PT) July 7 1823 aged 16; s of Daniel Clericus; b Kerry BA Vern 1829

Lucas Edward, Pen (Dr Carthy) July 10 1740 aged 17 s of Thomas Generosus; b Co Monaghan;

Lucas Edward Pen (Dr Murray) Aug 5 1782 aged 16 s of Edward, Generosus; b Monaghan BA AEst 1787

Lucas Edward William SC (Rugby School) July 5 1836 aged 16; s of Edward Generosus; b Monaghan BA AEst See Rugby School Register

Lucas Francis Pen (Mr Griffith, Castleshane) May 16 1685 aged 16; s of Francis, Armiger de Castleshane, in Co Monaghan; b Castleshane LLD (speciali gratia) Vern 1718

Lucas Francis BA Vern 1734-35

Lucas Francis Pen (Mr Skelton) Jan 21 1742-43 aged 17; s of Thomas Armiger; b Co Monaghan BA Vern 1747 MA Vern 1753

Lucas Francis SC (PT) Jan 23 1768 [NFP]

Lucas Francis Davis SC (Mr fenton) Oct 16 1820 aged 18; s of Francis Generosus; b Down

Lucas, Robert SC (Mr Mooney) Oct 18 1824 aged 15; s of Robert, Miles; b Monaghan BA AEst 1828

Lucas Thomas Pen (at Castleshane) Feb 5 1714-15 aged 16 s of Edward Armiger; b Castle-shane, Co Monaghan

Lucas Thomas SC (Mr Fenton) July 5 1821, aged 14 s of Francis Generosus; b Monaghan

Lucas William Pen (Dr Sheridan, Dublin) June 26 1732 aged 19; s of Edward Armiger; b Monaghan BA Vern 1735

McWilliam John Morell BA Vern 1905

Morell James (Mr White) Nov 7 1842 aged 18 s of James Minister Presbyteriano b Co Monaghan

Reilly, John, Pen (Mr Huddart), Nov 5 1838, aged 15, RC s of Thomas, Solicitor; b Monaghan, BA AEst 1842

Reilly, Joseph, Pen (Dr Burke) July 1, 1845, aged 16; RC s of Thomas Pragmaticus, b Co Monaghan

Reilly, Thomas, Pen (Mr Huddart) Oct 14, 1842, aged 18; RC s of Thomas, Pragmaticus; Co Monaghan (See DNB & Boase)

Russell Richardson (Mr Anderson, Newry) Aug 5 1816 aged 14 son of John Pragmaticus, b Armagh

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