1901 Census Dromore, Conwal, Co Donegal


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Also see 1911 Census Dromore


No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born Lang
  James O'Donnell and Catherine McCafferty Household          
1 O'Donnell James Head RC RW 66 Farmer Married Donegal  
  O'Donnell Katie Wife RC RW 54   Married Donegal IE
  O'Donnell James Son RC RW 25 Labourer Single Donegal  
  O'Donnell Manus Son RC RW 22 Labourer Single Donegal  
  O'Donnell Cassie Dau RC RW 20 Domestic Svt Single Donegal  
  O'Donnell Hugh Son RC RW 17 Shoemaker Single Donegal  
  O'Donnell Anthony Son RC RW 14 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Hegarty Patrick Visitor RC Can't read 70 Professional Tramp Married Donegal  
  George Burrows and Elizabeth Gregg Household          
2 Burrows George Head Episc RW 50 Farmer Married Donegal  
  Burrows Eliza Wife Episc RW 47   Married Donegal  
  Burrows George Son Episc RW 28 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Burrows Annie Dau Episc RW 30 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Burrows Mary Dau Episc RW 20 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Burrows Richard Son Episc RW 24 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Burrows Thomas Son Episc RW 19 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Burrows William James Son Episc RW 17 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Burrows Sarah Jane Dau Episc RW 15 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Burrows David John Son Episc RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Burrows Albert Edward Son Episc RW 6 Scholar Single Donegal  
  David Chambers and Mary Jane McConnaghy Household          
3 Chambers Mary Jane Head Pres RW 60 Farmer Widow Donegal  
  Chambers Robert Son Pres Can't read 26 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Chambers Martha Dau Pres RW 19 Domestic Svt Single Donegal  
  Dunlop David John Gson Pres Can't read 7 Scholar Single Scotland  


David Chambers, son of David, married Mary Jane McConaghy, 18, dau of Alexander, 24 Apr 1861, registered in Gortlee, Conwal

Alexander b 21 Aug 1864, Mary Jane b 25 Jan 1867, Robert b 18 Sep 1871, Eliza b 14 Jul 1875

Sarah b 5 June 1869, married Alexander Dunlop 2 Jun 1891 at the Letterkenny 1 Presbyterian Church

Researcher: Carol - Email

  John Wasson and Rebecca Russell Household          
4 Wasson Rebecca Head CofI Can't read 58 Farmer Widow Donegal  
  Wasson George Son CofI Can't read 30 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Friel Patrick Visitor RC Can't read 60 Farm Labr Single Donegal IE
  Note: George b 27 Dec 1871, Male b 14 Jan 1870, Robert b 28 Feb 1868, Male b 5 Oct 1874
  James Bovaird and Catherine McCain Household          
5 Bovaird James Head Pres Only reads 60 Farmer Married Donegal  
  Bovaird Catherine Wife Pres RW 70   Married Donegal  
6 Lynagh James Head RC Can't read 78 Farmer Married Donegal  
  Lynagh Annabella Wife RC RW 60   Married Donegal  
  Lynagh William Son RC Can't read 35 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  William Cheatley and Jane Gallagher Household          
7 Cheatley William Head CofI RW 53 Farmer Married Donegal  
  Cheatley Jane Wife CofI RW 47   Married Donegal  
  Cheatley Annie Dau CofI RW 20 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Cheatley John D Son CofI RW 18 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Cheatley Lizzie D Dau CofI RW 16 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Cheatley William Allman Son CofI RW 14 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cheatley Charlotte G Dau CofI RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cheatley Joseph Son CofI RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cheatley Sarah Isabella Dau CofI RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cheatley Maggie Dau CofI RW 8 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cheatley Christina Dau CofI RW 6 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cheatley Louisa Dau CofI Only reads 4 Scholar Single Donegal  
8 Neely William Head Pres Only reads 60 Farmer Single Donegal  
  Neely Mary Sister Pres Only reads 70   Widow Donegal  
  Neely Daniel Son Pres RW 32 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Neely Mary Jane Dau Pres RW 30 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Richard Neely and Jane Baxter Household          
9 Neely Richard Head CofI Can't read 70 Farmer Married Donegal  
  Neely Jane Wife CofI Can't read 72   Married Donegal  
  Neely Daniel Son CofI Can't read 36 Farmer's son Single Donegal  



Richard Neely, son of Richard, married Jane Baxter, 19, dau of William, 28 Feb 1854, Conwal

Children -

Male b 1 Oct 1864, Eliza b 1 Mar 1867, Mary b 17 Sept 1869, Richard b 22 Jan 1872, Robert b 14 May 1874, Margaret b 22 JUN 1876

Researcher: Marion - Email

10 Baxter Mary Head CofI Can't read 55 Seamstress Single Donegal  
11 McBrearty John Head RC Can't read 45 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  McBrearty Rose Wife RC RW 35   Married Donegal IE
  McBrearty Bridget Dau RC Can't read 13 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  McBrearty Hugh Son RC Can't read 11 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  McBrearty Annie Dau RC Can't read 9 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  McBrearty Nealus Son RC Can't read 6 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  McBrearty Joseph Son RC Can't read 3 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  McBrearty Sarah Dau RC Can't read 7mths Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Alexander Buchanan and Elizabeth Sproule Household          
12 Buchanan Alexander Head Pres RW 63 Farmer Married Donegal  
  Buchanan Eliza Wife Pres RW 66   Married Donegal  
  Buchanan John Son Pres RW 30 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Buchanan Annie E Dau Pres RW 28 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Buchanan Matthew Son Pres RW 23 Farmer's son Single Donegal  


Alexander Buchanan, farmer, Dromore, son of David, farmer, married Eliza Sproule, Dromore, dau of John, farmer, 20 Apr 1864

in Trenta. Witnesses John Neely and William Buchanan

Dau Mary Jane married Joseph A Armour - see 1901 census Carrowtrasna

13 Sproule Robert Head Pres RW 45 Farm Labr Single Donegal  
  Sproule Anne Jane Sister Pres RW 49 Domestic Svt Single Donegal  
  Sproule Eliza Sister Pres RW 29 Seamstress Single Donegal  
14 Murray Margaret Head RC Can't read 60 Domestic Svt Single Donegal  
15 Dobson Robert S Head Pres RW 40 Farmer Married Donegal  
  Dobson Margaret Wife Pres RW 40   Married Donegal  
  Dobson John Son Pres RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Dobson Patterson Son Pres RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Dobson William Henry Son Pres Can't read 4 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Richard Buchanan and Anne Duncan Household          
16 Buchanan Anne Jane Head Pres RW 57 Farmer Widow Wexford  
  Buchanan John S Son Pres RW 30 Farmer's son Single Waterford  


Children of Richard and Anne

John Stephen Buchanan b 26 Dec 1870 in Waterford, died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1951

- John S m Jane Gregg Stewart, dau of WIlliam & Fanny Ann, Claggan South, Gartan, 4 Nov 1909 in Church Hill - see 1901 census Claggan South

- in 1929 John S., Jane and their children, Frances and Anne, emigrated to Canada. Jane died in Toronto in 1961

Sarah E. b 30 Sep 1868 in Waterford, d 1878 in Dromore, buried at Trentagh Prebyterian Church

Richard Duncan Buchanan b 24 Aug 1878 in Dromore, died in Co. Antrim

Researcher: John - Email


Photographs submitted by John Bruce



Back row: Robert Stewart, Jane Gregg (Stewart) Buchanan, John Stephen Buchanan

Front row: Fanny Ann (Graham) Stewart, Frances Buchanan, Anne Jane (Duncan) Buchanan

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Marriage of John S and Jane

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John S and Jane Wedding Photograph

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