The Register of Derry Cathedral 1642-1703

Updated: Mar 6, 2019


The Register of Derry Cathedral (St. Columb’s), Parish of Templemore, Londonderry 1642-1703 was introduced to me by Donna Burden Hart, author of a voluminous 2015 book on her Daugherty family titled, “Descendants of Owen Dogharty of the north of Ireland”. I obtained a digital copy of the Register from IrishFamilyHistoryCentre.com and went to work identifying the Ó Dochartaighs in it.


This volume contains vital records written down in the early registers of St. Columb’s Cathedral in Derry. St. Columb’s is in the Parish of Templemore, but according to the books’ Index of Places, the parishes of Burt and Inch were, at that time, also portions of the parish of Templemore. After the colonization of Ulster came into full swing and Derry became revitalized as the City of Londonderry, one of the first major construction projects inside its new walls was that of the majestic Cathedral Church of St Columb which was finished in 1633. The cathedral still stands beautifully today as a historic landmark and an active church. While this church was part of the Anglican Church of Ireland, one genealogical study shows that there were some individuals of other denominations who used the Cathedral as a burial place or to register other vital records (Forrest).


The volume begins with “A Register of all the persons buried within the Church & Churchyard as well in the ould as new Church in the Citty of Londonderry beginninge from the name of John Cole in the last Register booke who was buried the xiith [12th] of May Anno Dni 1642…” It can be seen, then, that there were earlier registers for the periods prior to May 1642, but they have been lost to the ages. Despite this loss, the Derry register remains one of the oldest parish registers existing in Ireland. The original registers are roughly of letter size and are composed of bound parchment. Certain of the folios have been removed from or cut out of the original register at one point in time, in some places causing a loss of entries of births, marriages, etc. There were also periods, such as during the Siege of Derry, when recordkeeping was intermittent.


The Parish Register Society of Dublin published this 400+ page transcription of the historic registers in 1910. There are at least two more volumes published covering the years 1703-1732 and 1732-1775, which I hope to obtain, extract our related Clann names, and publish here in the future, as I have this one.


I have organized the entries below in chronological order: O'Doherty and variant first, followed by McDevitt and variant. If the entry was under a heading with other entries, following the entry's text I have placed that particular heading in brackets. If an entry has a footnote designated by an asterisk or cross, this will be placed in brackets following the entry and/or header. Following that is the page number identifying where that entry can be found in the 1910 transcription of the Registers. On a few occasions, I have placed a bracketed note of my own construct after the page number, to clarify information in the entry based on its context within the Register that makes it more clear to a reader who is not viewing it in its original context.


A few things I noticed going through the Register.

  • I saw the sad heart-breaking story of where Marye, the 16 month old daughter of Tarlo O Dogharty, a soldier, was buried July 28, 1674. It was only 19 days later when her father died, a “poore man”. Did he die of a broken heart?

  • Cornett James Doherty must have been fairly well off as he had a servant (Walter Brown). A Cornett (Cornet) was a low-grade commissioned officer in the British army.

  • There were so many children who died young, as living conditions were poor, famine and war tore the country, and medical understanding was minimal.

A few things I learned :

  • “Banes” (or Banns) was the term used to describe one’s intention to marry and, in the Church of Ireland, were often announced publicly by the minister to his congregation on three Sundays before the marriage was to take place.

  • The word “gossip” actually comes from the work godsibb, a person who sponsored the child’s baptism (today they’re called godparents).

Happy Searching!



DOHERTY AND VARIANTS:r

  • Rory, the sonne of Edmond O'Dougherty 9th [October 1642.] [Register of all the persons buried within the Church & Churchyard as well in the ould as new Church in the Citty of Londonderry…] p. 5

  • Mary, the wife of Dwaltagh O Dougherty of Ellagh, 14th. [Burialls in July 1654.] p. 108

  • Lettice, the daug: of Shane Dougherty, ye 16th. [Birthes and baptismes in March 1654.] p. 76

  • The Marriage of Henry Powell and Margarett Fox was solemnized* in presence of Ferdinando O'Dougherty, Donnogh O'Heggerty and others at London Dery, November the 15th 1654. [*Before John Hanfford, Mayor of London Derry.] p. 26

  • James, the son of Phelomy Dougherty of Birt, baptized the 16th. [Birthes and Baptismes in March 1655.] p. 81

  • Ellin, the daug: of William Dougherty, of Clendermott parish, baptized the 24th of April 1655. [Birthes and baptismes in Aprill 1655.] p. 77

  • William, the son of Call. McLaghlen, a trooper now in Sleygoe, and Nola O Dougherty liveing with Cormug O Dowill of New Buildings in the parish of Clendermott, Rory O Dowill and Edmond O Dowill of the place aforesaid being present at the baptizing thereof, May the 21th 1655. [Birth illegitimate in May 1655.] p. 78

  • The banes between William Padyne and Grany ny Dougherty, both of Birt in this parish, published.† [† Published before the Congregation at London Derry three several Lord's days.] p. 31 [around May 1655]

  • The Marriage of William Padyne and Grany ny Dougherty was solemnized* in presence of Theophilus Davis, Shane mcMonegle and others att Lo : Dery, June 12°" 1655. [*Before John Hanfford, Mayor of London Derry.] p. 31

  • Margarett, the daugh: of Neale O Dougherty, bor. June 22, bap. July 12th. [Birthes and baptismes in July 1655.] p. 78

  • John, the son of Charles Dougherty, baptized July the 27th. [Birthes and baptismes in July 1655.] p. 78

  • The Marriage of James Neeper and Katherine Skanlan was solemnized* in presence of Edmond Skanlan, parent, William Dogherty and others, att London Dery, August the 4th 1655. [*Before John Hanfford, Mayor] p. 32

  • The banes between Richard Berima and Ellinor Dogherty, both of this citty, published. † [† Published before the Congregation at London Derry three several Lord’s days] p. 36 [no date, but around Nov 1655]

  • The Marriage of Richard Beryman and Ellinor Dogherty was solemnized,* John Westgate Alderman, Mr James Dogherty and others being present, att London-Dery, Nov. 27, 1655. [*Before John Hanfford, Mayor] p. 36

  • The Marriage of John Arnall and Margarett Holyday was solemnized* (Mr John West, Mr James Dogherty and others being present), att Lo: Dery, Febr. 20th 1656. [*Before John Hanfford, Esq.] p. 48

  • The Marriage of John Karis and Elizabeth Foster was solemnized* (Mr John Westgate, Mr James Dogherty and others being present), att London Dey this 26th of February 1656. [*Before John Hanfford, Esq.] p. 49

  • Owen, the son of William O Dogherty of this parish, ba. 8th. [Birthes and Baptismes in March 1656.] p. 86

  • Elizabeth, the daugh : of James Dogherty of Birt, baptiz : 12th. [Birthes and Baptismes in April 1656.] p. 81

  • John, the son of Neale Dogherty of this parish, baptized May the 1st. [Birthes and Babtismes in May 1656.] p. 82

  • Jane, the daughter of Turlagh Dogherty, baptized the 19th. [Birthes and Baptismes in August 1656.] p. 83

  • The banes between Turlagh Sheryne and Mary Doherty, both of this parish, published. † [† Published before the Congregation at London Derry three several Lord's days.] p. 55 [about Jan-Feb 1657]

  • The Marriage of Turlagh Shefine and Mary Doherty was solemnized* (Ralph Smyth, William Smyth and others being present), att Lo : Dery, Febr: 9th 1657. [By Mr. George Holland, Minister of London Derry.] p. 55

  • Margarett, the daughter of Turlagh Doherty, bap. ye 11th. [Birthes and Baptismes in March 1657.] p. 92

  • Mary, the daughter of Shane Doherty, bap. the 18th. [Birthes and Baptismes in March 1657.] p. 92

  • James Daugherty, cooke, buried the 7th. [Burialls in September 1657.] p. 115

  • Jane, the daughter of Owen Dogherty, 19th. [Burialls in September 1657.] p. 115

  • Margarett and Isabell, the daughters of James Doherty of Sheyogue, borne the 20th, bap. the 21th. [Birthes and Baptismes in September 1657.] p. 89

  • The Marriage of Robert Corrudders and Jennett mcGrierty was solemnized* (William Glasse, James Doherty and others being present), att Lo: Dery, Octo: 27th. [Before John Hanfford, Esquire.] p. 52 [it is omitted, but the year is 1657]

  • The banes between Adam Porter and Woona Doherty, both of Birt in this parish, published.† [† Published before the Congregation at London Derry three several Lord's days.] p. 53 [around Nov 1657]

  • The Marriage of Adam Porter and Woona Doherty was solemnized § (John Porter, Archiball mcCorkell and diverse others being present), att London Dery, Nov: 24th 1657. [§ Before John Elvin, Mayor of London Derry.] p. 53

  • The banes between Hugh Galloher and Meve Doherty, both of this parish, published.† [† Published before the Congregation at London Derry three several Lord's days.] p. 53 [about Dec 1657]

  • The Marriage of Hugh Galloher and Meve Doherty was solemnized* (Donnogh Galloher, Edmond Doherty and others being present), att London Dery, Decembr 24th. [* By Mr. George Holland, Minister of London Derry.] p. 53 [the year is 1657]

  • Donnell, the son of Neale Doherty, bap. the 27th. [1658.] p. 92 (no month specified)

  • Donnell, the son of Neale Doherty of this parish, bap. ye 15th. [Birthes and Baptismes in February 1658.] p 97

  • Donnell, the son of Neale Doherty, buried ye 19th. [Burialls in February 1658.] p. 119

  • Joan, the daughter of Shane Doherty, baptized ye 8th. [Births and Baptismes in March 1658.] p. 98

  • The banes between James Welsh and Ellin Doherty, both of this citty, published.† [† Published before the Congregation at London Derry three several Lord's days.] p. 65 [about Jan-Feb 1659]

  • The Marriage of James Welsh and Ellin Doherty was solemnized* (James Kirk, William Hallowed and others being present), att London Dery, Febr. the 9th 1659. [*By Mr. George Holland, Minister of London Derry.] p. 61

  • Robt, the son of Turlagh Doherty, bap. the 12th. [Birthes and Baptismes in April 1659.] p.99

  • The banes between Patricke Doherty and Katherine Nobs, published.† [† Published before the Congregation at London Derry three several Lord's days.] p. 55 [about Apr/May 1659]

  • The Marriage of Patricke Doherty and Katherine Nobs was solemnized* (Mr John Hanfford, James Doherty and others being present), att Lo: May the 5th 1659. [*By Mr. George Holland, Minister of London Derry.] p. 59

  • The Marriage of Patricke O'Halligan and Mary Donnell was solemnized* (Theophilus Davis, John Doherty and others being present), att Lo : Dery, May 19th 1659. [*By Mr. George Holland, Minister of London Derry.] p. 59

  • The Marriage of Laghlen mcKigan and Mary Galloher was solemnized* (Turlagh Deueny, John Doherty and others being present), att Lo : Dery, May the 19th 1659. [*By Mr. George Holland, Minister of London Derry.] p. 59-60

  • The banes between Hugh Loughery and Evellin Doherty, both of this parish, published.† [† Published before the Congregation at London Derry three several Lord's days.] p. 61 [about Jun/Jul 1659]

  • The Marriage of Hugh Loughery and Evelin Doherty was solemnized* (John Parke, Phellomy Doherty, and others being present), att London Dery, July the twelfth 1659. [*By Mr. George Holland, Minister of London Derry.] p. 61

  • Anna, the daughter of Turlagh Doherty, bap. xx. [20 October 1659] p. 100

  • Mary, the daugh: of Phellomy Doherty, bap. xxviii. [Birthes and Baptismes in November 1659.] p. 101

  • [blank] the son of Shane O Doherty, buryed ye 30th. [Burials in December 1660.] p. 123

  • Katherine, the daughter of John Poke, bap. 26th. George Platt, Kath. Doherty and Margarett Poke, gossips. [Baptismes in January 1661.] p. 146

  • Evelin, the daughter of James O Doherty, bap. 25. Henry McLaghlen, Joan McChonnell and More O Relly. [Baptismes in February 1661.] p. 146

  • John, the son of Manus Deveny, bap. the 13th. James Doherty, Teague O Kannan and Rose McChonnell, gossips. [Baptismes in March Anno doi 1661.] p. 146

  • Josia, the son of William Porter, bap. March ye 20th. Adam Porter, Knougher Doherty and Jennett Ewing, gossips. [Baptismes in March Anno doi 1661.] p. 146-7

  • James Doherty was buried February the 1th. [Burialls in February 1662.] p. 130

  • James, the son of Knougher McGiniley, bap. the 4th. James Doherty, Manus Bane and More Rely, gossips. [Baptismes in March 1662.] p. 152

  • Knougher Doherty and Eliz. Robertson, mar. pub. 8th. [Marriages] [month and day are not listed, but entered between several dated May 1662] p. 138

  • [blank] the daugh: of Shane O Doherty, bur. the same. [the 9th] [Burialls in May 1662.] p. 127

  • Meve, the daugh : of Owen O Doherty, buried the 7th. [Burials in June 1662.] p. 128

  • Meve, the daughter of Knougher O Doherty, bur. idem. [the 22nd] [Burials in July 1662.] p. 129

  • [blank] the [blank] of Ferdinando Doherty, bur. the 23th. [Burialls in August 1662.] p. 129

  • Allexander, the son of Rory McChonnell, bap. 14th. James McLaghlen, James Doherty and Mary McChonnell, gossips. [Baptismes in September 1662.] p. 149

  • Thomas, the son of Turlagh O Doherty, bap. idem. Robert and William Wilsons and Jennett Rosse, gossips. [More Baptismes in September 1662.] p. 149 [idem. = 23 Sep 1662]

  • Jane, the daughter of Phellomy O Doherty, bap. the 15th. Manus O Doherty, Meve ny Laghlen and Eliz. Ranckin, gossips. [Baptismes in October Anno dom 1662.] p. 150

  • Seely, the wife of Knougher Doherty, bur. 29 th. [Burials in October 1662.] p. 129

  • Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Grids, bap. 30th. Thomas Gwy, Eliz. Doherty, Eliz. Shaw, gossips. [Baptismes in October Anno dom 1662.] p. 150

  • Thomas, son of Thomas O Crane, souldr, bap. the 20th. Thomas Price, Brian O Doherty and Joan Fleming, gossips. [Baptismes in December Anno domi 1662.] p. 150

  • Thomas, the son of John Jones, bap. the 15th. Thomas Banckes, Thomas Cattelline and Mary Doherty, gossips. [Baptismes in February 1663.] p. 158

  • Nola, the wife of Knougher Doherty, buried ye 13th. [Burials in March 1663.] p. 133

  • James Doherty, paup, orphanus, buried ye 6th. [Burialls in July 1663.] p. 131

  • Michaell, the son of Knougher O Doherty, bap. the 2th. Michaell Samson, Richard and Sara Porters, gossips. [Baptismes in Octobr 1663.] p. 155

  • Brian O Doherty and Jane Ruddy, mar. publi. Dec. 15th. [does not give year, entry is mixed in with 1663 and 1664, not in order] p. 139

  • Wona, the daugh: of Ferduruch Doherty, bur. the 3th. [Burialls in January 1664.] p. 135

  • Susanna, the daughter of Edward Francis, bap. the 7th. Thomas Chadocke, Elinor Hamilton and Nola Doherty, gossips. [Baptismes in April 1664.] p. 159

  • Walter Brown, servt to Cornett James Doherty, was bur. the 5th [Burialls in August Anno doi 1664.] p. 134

  • Kathren O Dorothy, buried March the 6th 1666. [Burialls in March 1666.] p. 197

  • Sarah, the wife of Edmund O Dorotye, buried March 10th 1667. [Burialls in March 1667.] p. 199

  • Jennet, the daufter of Noher O Dorotye, baptizd Nou 27th 1667. [Christtenninges in Nouember 1667.] p. 167

  • Margrat, the daufter of Shawne O Doroty & Kathren his wife, buried 13th. [Burialls in August 1668.] p. 201

  • Alee, the daufter of Rimon O Dorotye [&] Margrat [his] wife, burid 6th. [Burialls in Julye 1669.] p. 205

  • Cornealius O Doghorty, buried the 14th. [Burials in March 1670.] p. 208

  • William, the sonne of Farell O Dogharty of Shannetalow, buried 5th. [Burials in Aprill 1672.] p.212

  • John, the son of Tarlo O Doohorty, Cornell Ceicill soulder, baptiz. 10th [Baptismes in May 1672.] p. 176

  • Marye, the daufter of Owen O Dogharty, baptized the 19th. [Baptismes in May 1672.] p. 176

  • Hugh, the sonne of Owen O Dogharty, buried the 30th. [Burialls in July 1672.] p. 213

  • Marye, the daufter of Tarloe O Doroty, baptized, Cornell Ceicill, 21th. [Baptismes in March 1673.] p.181 [“Cornell Ceicills” indicates he was a soldier in Ceicill’s company]

  • Thomas O Dogharty, Captaine Bridges soulder, buried the 22th. [Burials in May 1674.] p. 219

  • Marye, the daufter of Tarlo O Dogharty, Cornell Ceicills souldr, burid 28th. [Burialls in July 1674.] p. 220

  • Tarlo O Dogharty, poore man, buried the 16th. [Burialls in August 1674.] p. 220

  • [blank] the [blank] of Owen O Dorothie, baptized 12th. [Baptismes in Nouember 1674.] p.182

  • Anne, the daufter of Ferdeuoagh Dougherty, baptizd 27th. [Baptismes in May 1675.] p. 183

  • Owen, the son of Owen O Doagharty, baptized the 17th. [Baptismes in September 1676.] p. 186

  • James, the son of Bryan O Dogharty, baptized the 7th. [Baptismes in Jenuary 1677.] p. 189

  • Nathanill, the son of Tarlo O Doghartye, the boggside, baptzed 1th. [Baptismes in March 1677.] p. 190

  • Torlagh O Dogherty and Margrett O Ternan, both of this parish, maryed by Mr Forester, curat, 29th. [Mariages in January 1678. [Mariages in January 1678.] p. 234

  • Henrey, the son of Teage O Dogherty, baylife, and Elizabeth Riply the mother of him, bapt: the 11th. [Baptizemes in March 1678.] p. 235

  • Uney, the wife of Roger O Dogherty, soldier to Sr John Henmerd, buried 13th. [Buryalls in Nouember 1678.] p. 231

  • Nathaniell, the son of Torlagh O Dogherty, soldr, and Mary his wife, bull 7th. [Burialls in March 1679.] p. 245

  • Sheeley, the wife of Owen O Dogherty, buried the 23 th. [Burialls in March 1679.] p. 245

  • Mary, the daughter of Breane O Dogherty of Burt and Jeane his wife, bapt. 27th. [Baptismes in July 1679.] p. 239 [Brian]

  • James Cooper, seaman, and Meball O Dogherty, maried in the church of Derry by Mr Thomas Dopson, chaplin to Robert Lord Bishop, by Licence the 5th. [Mariages in September 1679.] p. 240 [misspelling of Mabel]

  • Charles O Doghert and Kathrin Keley, both of this parish, maried by Mr Alexander Forestr, 3th. [Mariages in October 1679.] p. 241

  • William, the son of Torlagh O Dogherty and Margrett his wif, bapt. the 7th. [Baptismes in Desember 1679.] p. 242

  • William, the son of Torlagh O Dogherty and Margrett his wife, buried the [illegible]. [Burialls in Desember 1679.] p. 243

  • John MccMasters and Joane Doghery, maried the 17th. [Mariages in January 1681.] p. 254

  • Helinor, the daughter of John Dogherty and Kathrin his wife, buried 24th. [Burialls in March 1681.] p. 256

  • Elizabeth, the daughter of Deniell O Dogherty and Noley O Quigly, her mother, bapt. 27th. [Baptismes in May 1681.] p. 249

  • Mary, the daughter of Charles O Dogherty and Katherine his wife, bapt. 9th. [Baptisms in February 1682.] p. 265

  • Deniell, the son of Bryan O Dogherty and Fenuell his wife, baptized the 6th. [Baptismes in May 1682.] p. 257

  • Thomas, the son of Torlagh O Dogherty and Mary his wife, buried the 5th. [Burialls in August 1682.] p. 260

  • Owin, the son of Torlagh O Dogherty and Margret his wife, buried 25th. [Burialls in Nouembr 1682.] p. 263

  • Lettice, the daughter of Mr John Dogharty and Sarah his wife, baptized the 13 th. [Baptismes in August 1683.] p. 269

  • Jean, the daughter of Neal O Dogharty and Helenor his wife, baptized the 9th. [Baptismes in November 1683.] p. 271

  • John Dogharty and Jonet Mather, both of this parish, by publication, married by Mr Thomas Wallis, chancellour, the 8th. [Marriages in November 1683.] p. 272

  • Ann, the daughter of Turlogh O Dogharty and Mary his wife, baptized the 16th. [Baptismes in December 1683.] p. 273

  • James, the son of Hugh O Dogharty and Sheelie his wife baptized in Birt the 16th. [Baptismes in December 1683.] p. 273

  • John, the son of Mr John Dogherty, deceased, and Sarah his wife, baptized the 13th. [Baptismes in January 1684.] p. 285

  • Jean, the illegitimate daughter of Neale O Dogherty and Grace Spenser, baptized ye 29th. [Baptismes in January 1684.] p. 285

  • James O Dogharty and Jonet Porter both of this parish, married with publica°n by Mr William Kerr the 10th. [Marriages in May 1684.] p. 277

  • John, the son of Bryan O Dogharty and Helenor his wife, baptized the 22 th. [Baptismes in June 1684.] p. 278

  • Nowla, the daughter of Turlogh O Dogharty and Margaret his wife, buried the 10th. [Burialls in June 1684.] p. 279

  • Jonet, the daughter of John Dogharty and Jonet his wife, baptized the 31th. [Baptismes in August 1684.] p. 280

  • Donnoghie O Dogharty and Mary Daly both of this parish, married by publication by Mr Thomas Wallis, chancellour, the 4th. [Marriages in October 1684.] p. 282

  • James O Dogharty and Grizel Crawford both of this parish, married by publication by Alexander Forrester, curat, the 13th. [Marriages in November 1684.] p. 283

  • Mr John Dogherty, buried the 7th. [Burials in December 1684.] p. 284

  • James O Dogherty, buried the 22th. [Burials in July 1685.] p. 288

  • James O Dogherty and Ann Petterson both of this parish, maried by Licence by Mr Roger Foord, clarck, the 6th. [Mariages in August 1685.] p. 289

  • James O Dogherty, buried the 15th. [Burials in Febry 1686.] p. 302

  • Torlagh O Dogherty, buried the 17th. [Burials in Aprill 1686.] p. 295

  • Cornelius O Dogherty O Dogherty, buried the 18th. [Burials in Aprill 1686.] p. 295

  • Roger O Dogherty, buried the 29tb. [Burials in August 1686.] p. 298

  • Neale O Dogherty, buried the 4th. [Burials in Nouembr 1686.] p. 300

  • Jeane MccMaster allias Dogherty, buried the 7th. [Burials in Decembr 1686.] p. 300

  • Charles O Dogherty, soldr, buried the 8th. [Burialls in Aprill 1693.] p. 321

  • Margret, the daughter of Hugh O Dogherty and Katherin his wife, bapt. 28th. [Burialls in August 1693.] p. 323

  • Francis, the son of Bryon O Dauherty and Margrat his wife, bapft the 9th. [Baptismes in March 1694/3.] p. 325

  • Jeane, the dauhter of Bryon O Dauhter and Margrat his wif, baptt ye 14th. [Baptismes in October 1694.] p. 328

  • Mary, the dauhter of Ellenar Dauherty, buried the 11th. [Burials in Aprill 1695.] p. 331

  • Hugh, the son of Charels O Dauherty and Hanorow his wife, baptt the 2nd. [Baptismes in May 1695.] p.331

  • Mighall Dauherty & Elizabeth Allin maried by Licence by Mr John Lease the 9th. [Mariages in February 1696/7.] p. 340

  • Jeane, the daugtr of Bryon O Dauherty & Margrat his wife, burd ye 2nd. [Burials in May 1697.] p. 341

  • Cathrine O Dauherty, burd the 29th. [Burials in August 1697.] p.342

  • Philome, the son of Hughe O Dogharty, baptized 27th. 2d to paie. [Baptismes in Aprill 1678.] p. 190

  • Tarlagh O Dauherty, sergent, burd the 4th. [Burials in Septemr 1698.] p. 348

  • James, the son of Hugh Daugherty, solder, and Cathrin his wife, baptised the 19th. [Baptisims in Octor 1699.] p. 351

  • Margrat, the wife of Bryan O Daugherty, buried 23rd. [Burials in July 1701.] p.360

  • Ann, the wife of Bryan O Daugherty, bured ye 26th. [Burials in July 1702.] p. 364

  • James, the son of James O Daugherty & Reachall his mother, bapt the 28th. [Baptisims in December 1702.] p.365

  • James Solsbery and Kathrin Daugherty both of this parish, maried by Licence by Mr Edward Motly the 7th. [Mariages in June 1703.] p. 368


MCDEVITT & VARIANTS:

  • The banes of Rory O'Ruddan and Agnes mccDevitt, both of Birt within this parish, published.† [† Published before the Congregation at London Derry three several Lord's days.] p. 25 [about Jun 1654]

  • The Marriage of Rory O'Ruddan and Agnes mccDevitt was solemnised ‡ in presence of Bryan O'Ruddan and Thomas Ewing at London-Dery this twentyeth of June 1654. [‡ Before Owen Wynn, Esqr.] p. 25

  • The banes of Dunckan mcDeuett and Jennett mcChillchoell published the 4th, 11th and 18th of September 1659.

  • The Marriage of Dunckan mcDeuett and Jennett mcChillcoell was solemnized* (Theophilus Davis, Symon [obliterated] and others being present), Sep: the 21th 1659. [* By Mr. George Holland, Minister of London Derry.] p. 62

  • Jennett the daugh : of Allexander Vance, bap. ye xiiii. Godfather, Thomas Thomas, godmothers Jane MeDevett, Katherine Magee. [Baptismes in April 1661.] p. 144

  • Jeane, the daughter of Cournelus MccDevit and Mary his wife, buried the 21th. [Burials in February 1699.] p. 353



Additional Sources:

  • Forrest (“Although a Presbyterian family the Hillhouse family in Derry used the Established church for burials, that is, St. Columb’s Catherdral so there is recorded details of some of the family in the registers.” -Robert Forrest http://forrestresearchservices.com/files/Hillhouse.pdf)


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Will Dougherty III

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  • Promote clan identity and pride in our heritage

  • Facilitate communication amongst our clanfolk

 

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