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I'm searching for information on William King (born in Dunfanaghy approx 1836, died in Philadelphia, PA, USA  11 Sep 1900)

and his wife Catherine Robinson (Robson) born approx 1830 and I can't find any death record, but belive approx 1896.

They were married 24th March 1854 in the Presbyterian Church in Dunfanaghy (I have a copy of their marriage certificate).

They also had a son, Matthew William King around 1860 =/- 5 years..

I would appreciate any information that can be found about them, especially :

1) William's date of birth

2) Catherine's date of death

3) Matthew's date of birth


Thank you in advance,

Howard King (great-grandson of Matthew King)


Saturday 23rd Dec 2017, 10:52AM

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  • Howard:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Matthew was born in 1861. See record below from Roots Ireland. Civil registration of births started in 1864. Looks like he had the following siblings: John 1868 Andrew 1870 George 1872. There was also a civil birth record with no name in 1865. Possibly that child died young.

    Catherine died in 1879. See link below.

    I did not see a good possibility for a birth record for William. Dunfanaghy Presbyterian records on Roots Ireland start in 1830 and my guess is that William may have been born prior to 1830. The earliest record on Roots was an 1836 record in the RC parish of Dunfanaghy.

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Matthew KingDate of Birth:13-Feb-1861
    Date of Baptism:24-Feb-1861Address:DunfanaghyParish/District:DUNFANAGHYGender:MaleCountyCo. Donegal
    Father:William KingMother:Catherine Robinson…

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 23rd Dec 2017, 02:11PM
  • Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate it

    Have a great day,




    Sunday 24th Dec 2017, 11:24AM

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