GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION

In the middle of the 19th centuries, record keeping was less a priority than it was in America. We are use to finding good records of births, marriages and deaths from that time period. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case in Ireland. Individual churches decided how to keep records or failed to keep them at all. It wasn't until 1864, that the British Government decided that such records must be kept. These official records had to be sent to Dublin where they were stored. During the civil war in Ireland in 1922, the records were destroyed. Some churches kept copies of their registries, so some information survived. The Harshaw Diaries fill in some of void created by the destruction of these official documents for the residents of the Donaghmore area. The following listing contains the names for whom there is genealogical information, the name of the minister performing the baptism or marriage, or emigration information:


ANDERSON
ANDREWS
BAGOT
BARKLEY
BEATTY
BLACKAM
BOWLES
BOYD
BOYLE
BRADFORD
BRADLEY
BREDON
BROOKMAN
BROWN
BRUCE
BRUNTY
BRYERSON
BRYSON
BURDEN
BURNS
BURNS
CALDWELL
CAMBLE
CANNING
CARMICHAEL
CARNIGHAN
CAROL
CARSWELL
CAVENS
CHALMERS
CLARK
CLEGG
CONNAWAY
COOK
COPLAND
CORBETT
COWANS
CRAIG
CRAWFORD
CULLEY
CUMMINGS
CUPPLES
DENHAM
DICKIE
DICKSON
DIGNEY
DILL
DONALDSON
DONLAY
DOUGAN
DOUGLAS
DOWNEY
DRAKE
DUFF
DUFFY
ELLIOTT
ELLISON
FERGUSON
FINIGAN
FINLAY
FRAZER
FRIZEL
GALLAGHER
GAMBLE
GIBNEY
GIBSON
GILEY
GILLESPIE
GLENNY
GORDON
GRANT
GRATTON
GRAY
GREER
GRIMES
GRIPPEN
GURLEY
HADZEN
HALL
HAMILTON
HAMPKIN
HANNAH
HARPER
HARRIS
(HEARS)
HARSHAW
HAWTHORN
HAZLET
HENRY
HERBISON
HESLIP
HIGGINS
HIRST
HOPKINS
HUDSON
INGLISH
IRVINE
JACKSON
JARDINE
JEFFREY
JOHNSTON
JONES
KENNEDY
KERN
KERNEGHAN
KIDD
KILDARE
KINGON
KINNELL
KINNEY
LAVERTY
LAW
LEDLIE
LITTLE
LINDEN
LINDERS
LINDSEY
LINTON
LISTER
LOCK
LOCKERT
LONDEY
LOWNEY
LOWRY
LUDGATE
LYONS
MAGILL
MAGHRAL
MAGINNES
MALCOMSON
MARSHALL
MARTIN
MCALLISTER
MCANULTY
MCARAVEY
MCARDLE
MCBRIDE
MCCALPIN
MCCAMMON
MCCANDLEF
MCCHESNEY
MCCLAIN
MCCLELLAND
MCCLEMENTS
MCCLUNG
MCCOLLOUGH
MCCOMB
MCCONNELL
MCCONVILLE
MCCORMICK
MCCRACKEN
MCDILL
MCDOWALL
MCELWAIN
MCGAFFIN
MCGAW
MCGEE
MCGEEHAN
MCGENERY
MCGILLY
MCGOWAN
MCHINCH
MCKAUGE
MCKEAN
MCKEE
MCKELVEY
MCKINSTREY
MCKNIGHT
MCMAHON
MCMASTER
MCMINN
MCMULLEN
MCQUONES
MCSPEDEN
MEGAW
MERRILL
MILLS
MILLER
MITCHEL
MOFFIT
MONTGOMERY
MOORE
MORAN
MORRIS
MORRISON
MORROW
MULLIGAN
MURDOCK
MURPHY
MURRY
NEEL
NESBIT
NOHER
NORRITT
O'CONNELL
O'HEAR
PARK
PARKER
PARKHURST
PARSONS
PATTERSON
PEEL
POLLOCK
PORTER
POUG
PRESSLEY
PRIESTLY
QUAGH
QUINN
RAFFERTY
RAINEY
REID
ROBINSON
ROGERS
ROSBORORUGH
ROWAN
RUDDELS
RUDDOCK
RUSSELL
SAUNDERSON
SCOTT
SHANNON
SHILLIDAY
SIMPSON
SKILLON
SLOAN
SMALL
SMITH
SNYDON
SPEERS
STEVENSON
STITT
STUDART
TEDFORD
THOMPSON
TODD
TURLEY
VAUGHN
WADDELL
(WADDLE)
WALSH
WARD
WARNICK
WATERSON
WHITE
WIER
WILLIAMSON
WILSON
WOODS
YOUNG

The information on these families covers ONLY the period of 1838 to 1864 for the Donaghmore and Newry area of County Down and Armagh. James wasn't a greatly schooled man and his spelling is somewhat creative, but is usually quite phonetic. For specific information on these entries contact Marge or Suzanne (email links located at top of page). Also note that there are many other names mentioned in the Diaries besides those entries which contain genealogical information.

Article written by Marjorie Harshaw Robie, March 27, 2000


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