I'm looking for family links for Andrew Armour who emigrated from Co. Donegal to Australia in 1855, at age 17. So he was born about 1838. Passenger list states he was from Co. Donegal.
In 1857 he married 14 year old Mary Jane Rogers, whose grandmother was Margery Moore (Armour) b 1786 d 1863 buried Old Clonleigh Graveyard. So Mary Jane Rogers would have been some form of cousin to Andrew Armour. Andrew Armour died in Victoria in 1863. Mary Jane Rogers' parents were Nathan Rogers and Ann Moore, married in Ballylennon Presbyterian Church 1831, Clonleigh parish Co. Donegal. They emigrated to Australia aboard the Robert Benn in 1841.
I can find no link between Margery Moore (Armour) and Andrew Armour. So children of Margery Moore (Amour) and husband James Moore circa 1820 to 1840, and parents and siblings of Andrew Armour around the same time would be extremely helpful.
Parishes for the Moore and Rogers and presumably Armour families appear to be Clonleigh, Taughboyne, and Raymoghy, and perhaps adjoining parishes.
Peter GTuesday 14th Nov 2023, 11:12AM
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On the transcription site www.rootsireland.ie I looked up Ann Moore’s 1831 wedding in Ballylennon giving home area Glencush (has variant spellings).
From www.rootsireland.ie (this subscription site has a 24 hour option) located baptisms in Ballindrait Presbyterian – Records commence in 1819 and found birth records for 4 of the family born to James-Glencush
Change of church Ballylennon Presbyterian:
Susana baptism 9/10/1829
Below are results from a look-up for marriages where father James, Glencush showing other family members:
All after civil registration for Protestant marriages which commenced in 1845:
www.irishgenealogy.ie (Free, copy records)
Peggy Jane (Mgt) married Robert Galbraith Dec 1845, father James, Glencush
Susan's marriage 24/1/1856 to Robert Roulston
Andrew marriage in 17/7/1857 Glencush father James,
James Jnr marriage 3/1/1860 to Mgt Hood.
Catherine's marriage to Wm Moody 7/5/1857
On www.Rootireland.ie transcription, there is a record for Wm. Moore's death on 7/1/1836 age 23, area transcribed as Glencar, parish Ballylennon. Here is an account relating to early death:
Unfortunately, there are no early Donegal records for Andrew Armour. In Raymoghy for the Tithe's applotments(1826) and Griffiths valuation(1857) can see the usage of this first name but there are no church records available showing a relationship. For the locality, Anglican records commence in 1844 and Presbyterian in 1854. The site www.rootsireland.ie does not hold an Andrew in Donegal for the time frame.
Some churches commenced recording very late. Do you have any information on the first name of Andrew's father? Civil records differ by area and time frame but have seen Australian death records where parents’ names were listed. When reviewing for online presence on Ancestry.com found a record which has an Andrew in Victoria, Australia Assisted and Unassisted Passenger lists 1839-1923, ship the Cairngorm arrival in 1855, from Donegal, religion Presbyterian, age here is listed as 23, in old records often find several years plus or minus given. Not possible to prove Margery Moore (Armour) and Andrew's relationship but it is likely given that the surname Armour or variant Armor is uncommon, the link below shows frequency.
https://www.johngrenham.com/findasurname.php?surname=armour (An initial surname free then a 24-hour subscription possible)
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Excellent information thank you Marion. I'll follow up those links over the next few days.
I do have Andrew's immigration record arriving in Portland, Victoria on the Cairngorm. This record states his age and origin from County Donegal.
The only other records I have for Andrew are his name on the birth registration for his three children with Mary Jane Rogers, and his death registration (spelled Armur) which gives his birthplace as Ireland. None of these documents provide any parents names. Australian marriage records from that era typically include place of origin, and parents names and occupation. But to date I cannot locate a marriage record.
The only information I have that suggests they did in fact marry is the newspaper notice for Mary Jane's second marriage which gives her surname as Armour.
So I'll work through your information sources for Margery Moore's siblings and their descendants to see what linkages are possible.