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James JOHNSTON married Anne KEARNEY on 18 Sep 1850.

Place: Omagh, Drumragh, Tyrone; Residence: Drumragh, Tyrone, Ireland

Both partners had fathers named John. Mother's names not given

James had previous military service which states he was born in the parish of Mullybrook??, Armagh; was attested for the Royal Regiment of Artillery at Armagh in the County of Armagh in 1826 at the age of 19 years. Discharged 1849.

Son John born/baptized June 1851; Place: Mullaghmore, Drumragh, Tyrone; Father occupation: pensioner

Another son, James Henry, was born before emigrating to Canada aboard the J&J Cooke vessel "Argentinus" in 1856.

Anne's father shows up with the family in Canada on the 1861 census as a widower but he did not travel with them.

I am attempting to find more family for this couple. Siblings, mothers etc

Thank you.


Thursday 4th Feb 2016, 04:26AM

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  • Mullybrook is likely to be the parish of Mullaghbrack, in Co. Armagh. If you know what denomination James was you may be able to search for his baptism there. Likewise what was Ann’s. She probably came from Drumragh and so you may be able to look for her baptism. Tradition was to marry in the bride’s church. Drumragh Church of Ireland records start in 1802, but there are also Methodist and 5 or 6 Presbyterian churches in the parish. Copies of the surviving records are in PRONI (the public record office) in Belfast.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 4th Feb 2016, 08:53AM
  • Thought these might be relevant:

    Name:James JohnstoneDate of Birth:20-Oct-1811

    Date of Baptism:1-Jan-0Address:28th Regiment Of FootParish/District:ARMAGH CIGender:UnknownCountyARMAGH

    Denomination:Church Of Ireland
    Father:Brian JohnstoneMother:Mary Johnstone

    Name:Ann Jane KearneyDate of Birth:24-Jan-1812

    Date of Baptism:1-Jan-0Address:ArmaghParish/District:ARMAGH CIGender:UnknownCountyARMAGH

    Denomination:Church Of Ireland
    Father:John KearneyMother:Maryanne Kearney



    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 4th Feb 2016, 09:48AM
  • Elwyn,

    Thank you I think we are on the same page. Both parties state CofE as religion in Canada. Can the parish records be accessed any way other than in person?at PRONI?


    Friday 5th Feb 2016, 04:18AM
  • Col,


    Thank you for your input. I have found the surnames spelled in other ways.

    The dates you have quoted are somewhat different than the sources I have consulted. Marriage, ships list, censuses, death records.Therefore your people do not appear to be the correct ones but as yoy saya, worth a look.

    Thank you


    Friday 5th Feb 2016, 04:22AM
  • Missionwolfe,

    You could check the rootsireland site (subscription) to see if they are there. You could also write to the Vicar but be aware that the Church of Ireland charges something like £18 an hour if the Vicar agrees to do look ups (which many don't as it takes up too much time). Otherwise your only option is probably to pay a researcher to go to PRONI.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 5th Feb 2016, 11:23AM
  • Thanks Elwyn. I was afraid you might say that. A subscription site might be worth it if I had a list larger than 4. Thanks again.


    Sunday 7th Feb 2016, 07:00PM
  • MW & Elwyn,

    The records I posted were from



    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 8th Feb 2016, 01:16AM

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