1901 Census Gortnacor, Clondavaddog, Co Donegal


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No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born Lang
  Thomas Doherty (John/Ardglass) and Ellen Friel (Anthony/Ballymagahy) Household          
1 Doherty Ellen Head RC Can't read 59 Shop Keeper (Grocer) Married Donegal IE
  Doherty Peter Son RC RW 28 Grocer's asst Single Donegal IE
  Doherty Sarah Dau RC RW 20   Single Donegal IE
  Doherty Thomas Son RC RW 18   Single Donegal  
  Duffy Sophia Servant RC RW 14 General Domestic Svt Single Donegal IE
  Edward Kerr (James) and Bridget Sweeney (Patrick/Greenfort) Household          
2 Kerr Edward Head RC RW 39 Summons Server Married Donegal IE
  Kerr Bridget Wife RC RW 40   Married Donegal  
  Kerr Ellen Dau RC RW 18   Single Donegal  
  Sweeney William Brother-in-law RC Can't read 42 General labr Single Donegal  
3 Coyle Bridget Head RC RW 35 Farmer Widow Donegal IE
  John Coyle and Mary Ann Love Household          
4 Coyle John Head RC RW 56 Wool weaver/Farmer Widower Donegal IE
  Coyle Margaret Dau RC RW 17 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE
  Coyle Susanna Dau RC RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Coyle Mary Mother-in-law RC Can't read 80   Widow Donegal IE


John Coyle, 24, labourer, son of Columb, Farmer, married Mary Anne Love, 18, Aghadaghly, dau of John, Weaver, 26 May 1864. Witnesses Charles McBride

and Margaret Sweeney

Children of John and Mary :

Sophia b 19 Jun 1867 m WIlliam Reynolds, Knockbrack, 27 Nov 1891

Michael b 7 Sep 1873

Catherine b 2 Mar 1876

John b 16 Mar 1881, bapt 19 Mar, Godparents James and Sarah Grant

Hannah b 21 Apr 1887, bapt 24 Apr, Godparents James Sweeney and Susan Grant

Mary bapt 14 May 1887, Godparents Hugh Coyle and Mary Carr

Susan b 25 Feb 1889, bapt 26 Feb, Godparents Michael Coyle and Margaret Sweeney

  Hugh Coyle and Susan Friel Household          
5 Coyle Hugh Head RC RW 54 Farmer Widower Donegal IE
  Coyle Bridget Dau RC RW 20 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Coyle Katie Dau RC RW 15 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Coyle Margaret Dau RC RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Coyle John Son RC RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Coyle John Brother RC RW 50 Farm svt Single Donegal IE


Hugh Coyle, Gortnacor, son of Hugh, married Susan Friel, Croaghan, dau of James, 29 Feb 1876. Witnesses Michael Friel and Anne Sweeney

Susan dau of James Friel and Bridget Callaghan - see 1901 census Croaghan

Susan d 11 Feb 1894 aged 37 years, cause of death given as 'Probably syncope soon after childbirth, no medical attendant' (note : no record of child born/died)

Children of Hugh and Susan :

Hugh b 16 Jun 1877, bapt 18 Jun, Godparents William Friel and Mary Sweeney

- married Annie Dunleavy & had dau Annie in Gortnacor 25 Oct 1909

- their son James m Maggie Kerr  - see 1901 census Corry

Bridget b 29 Mar 1879, bapt 31 Mar, Godparents Michael and Bridget Friel

Mary b 18 Jun 1881

Giley b 12 Jul 1883

Catherine b 15 Mar 1886

Margaret b 12 Aug 1888, bapt 15 Aug, Godparents Bernard Friel and Sophia Coyle

John James b 25 Dec 1890

  Francis Kerr (James) and Mary McElwee (Charles/Dargan) Household          
6 Kerr Francis Head RC RW 53 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Kerr Mary Wife RC RW 40   Married Donegal IE
  Kerr Hannah Dau RC RW 16 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Kerr James Son RC RW 14 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Kerr Mary A Dau RC RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Kerr Charles Son RC RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Kerr Margaret Dau RC Only reads 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Kerr Francis Son RC Can't read 5   Single Donegal  
  Kerr Michael Son RC Can't read 1   Single Donegal  
7 McClean Catherine Head RC Only reads 50   Widow Donegal IE
  Miller Annie Visitor RC Can't read 45   Married Donegal IE

Townland Notes




Coyle, Donal, son of John Coyle and Sarah McLarn, b 12 Nov 1873, bapt 13 Nov, Godparents Edward and Anne Sweeney

Coyle, Bridget, dau of Columba Coyle and Mary Anne Toner, b 26 Jul 1878, bapt 28 Jul, Godparents Columba and Bridget Coyle

Carr, James, son of Francis Carr and Mary McElwee, b 8 Apr 1887




Catherine Coyle, Gortnacor, dau of Hugh, Farmer, married Anthony McElwee, Dargan, son of Patrick, 8 Jan 1865. Witnesses Daniel Sweeney and Mary Friel

Columb Coyle, Gortnacor, son of Daniel, married Mary Kerr, Aghadaghly, dau of Daniel, 26 Apr 1867. Witnesses Edward Sweeney and Mary Martin

John Coyle, Gortnacor, son of Daniel, married Anne Carr, Ballymagahy, dau of Francis, 24 Jan 1869. Witnesses James Carr and Mary Martin

Catherine Coyle, Gortnacor, dau of Cornelius, married Philip McLane, Dealer, Ballymagahy, son of William, 16 Feb 1871. Witnesses Edward Gallagher and Bridget Carr


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