1901 Census The Diamond, Donegal Town, Co Donegal

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No Name Surname Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Marriage Born Language
  John McGahern & Susan Travers Household          
1 McGahern John Head RC RW 47 Merchant Married Donegal  
  McGahern Susan Wife RC RW 45   Married Donegal  
  McGahern Susan Dau RC RW 19 Seamstress Single Donegal  
  McGahern Minnie Dau RC RW 17 Telegraphist Single Donegal  
  McGahern James Son RC RW 15 Scholar Single Donegal  
  McGahern Isabella Dau RC RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal  
2 Hughes Hugh Macdonnell Head Pres RW 56 General Merchant Single Donegal  
  Thompson Eliza Jane Servant CofI RW 54 Domestic svt Single Donegal  
3 Anderson James Head CofI RW 60 Corn Merchant Married Donegal  
  Anderson Annie M Wife CofI RW 29   Married Donegal  
  Anderson John Son CofI RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Anderson Hugh Son CofI RW 8 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Anderson Jane Dau CofI RW 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Anderson Margaret Dau CofI RW 6 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Anderson Annie Dau CofI RW 5 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Anderson James Son CofI Can't read 1   Single Donegal  
  Anderson Martha Ann Sister CofI RW 41 Teacher Single Donegal  
  Love Euphemie Servant CofI RW 18 General Domestic Svt Single Donegal  
  Nixon Elizabeth Servant CofI RW 17 Nurse, Domestic Svt Single Donegal  
4 Hastings Patrick Head RC RW 54 Hotel Proprietor Married Clare  
  Hastings Mary Wife RC RW 40   Married Longford  
  Hastings Mary Flora Dau RC RW 22   Single India  
  Hastings George A Son RC RW 20   Single Portsmouth  
  Hastings Leo V Son RC RW 14 Scholar Single Malta  
  Hastings Robert OH Son RC RW 12 Scholar Single Aldershot  
  Hastings Stella Dau RC RW 10 Scholar Single India  
  Hastings Iris Dau RC Only reads 8 Scholar Single Burma  
  Hastings Joseph W Son RC   6 Scholar Single City Dublin  
  Hastings Gladys H Dau RC   3   Single Donegal  
  Birney Mary Servant RC RW 25 Servant Single Donegal  
  Mullen Mary Ann Servant RC RW 25 Servant Single Tyrone  
  Martin Lizzie Servant RC   20 Servant Single Donegal  
5 Henderson James Head CofI RW 51 Jeweller Married Donegal  
6 Millar Isabella Head Pres RW 40 Draper Single Donegal  
  Scott Annabella Niece Pres RW 21 Assistant Single Donegal  
  Scott Fanny Jane Niece Pres RW 20 Dressmaker Single Donegal  
  McKee Maggie Boarder EC RW 23 Dressmaker Single Donegal  
  Fitzgerald Minnie Boarder Pres RW 39 School Teacher Single Co Down  
  Thomas Cassie Servant RC RW 21 Servant Single Donegal  
7 Arnold Emma Head CofI RW 54 Merchant Widow Middlesex  
  Arnold Emily Dau CofI RW 24 Housekeeper Single Donegal  
  Arnold Kate Dau CofI RW 22 Saleswoman Single Donegal  
  Arnold Fred Son CofI RW 21 Saddler Single Donegal  
  Arnold Ernest Son CofI RW 18 Clerk Single Donegal  
  Arnold William Son CofI RW 16 Scholar Single Donegal  
8 Church Uninhabited                
9 McLoone Joseph Head RC RW 74 Merchant Widower Donegal IE
  Furry Daniel Asst RC RW 27 Shop Asst Single Donegal IE
  McHugh Tom Asst RC RW 17 Shop Asst Single Donegal  
  Britton Nan Asst RC RW 19 Shop Asst Single Donegal  
  Melly Annie Servant RC RW 18 Servant Single Donegal  
  John Magee and Maggie Sweeney Household (Magee 1866)          
10 Magee John Head CofI RW 50 Draper Married Donegal  
  Magee Maggie Wife CofI RW 39   Married Armagh  
  Magee John H Son CofI RW 17 Draper Apprentice Single Tyrone  
  Temple Robert Asst Pres RW 31 Draper asst Single Donegal  
  Little Maggie Asst CofI RW 21 Milliner Single Fermanagh  
  Wilson Lizzie Asst Pres RW 18 Milliner Single Tyrone  
  Duncan William Appr Meth RW 19 Draper Apprentice Single Donegal  
  Hamilton Joseph Appr CofI RW 17 Draper Apprentice Single Donegal  
  Walker John Appr Meth RW 16 Draper Apprentice Single Donegal  
  Gilroy Susan Servant RC RW 22 Domestic svt Single Fermanagh  
  Martin John Servant RC RW 16 Servant Single Glasgow  



John Magee, 22, Merchant of Donegal Parish, Co Donegal, son of Andrew, married Margaret Sweeney, 22, Strabane, Co Tyrone, dau of William, 16 Aug 1882. Witnesses John Honeyford

and George Magee

Children of John and Maggie :

John Honeyford b Main St, Strabane, 6 May 1883 d 8 Jan 1918 aged 33 yrs, an unmarried Solicitor. The informant was his uncle, M Sweeney, Strabane

Louise Frances b Main St, Strabane, 1 Sep 1884

Edmund Sproule b Main St, Strabane, 8 Feb 1886, baptised Lough Eske, Donegal, 30 Apr 1886


Robert Temple b 19 Dec 1869 in Bohanboy, Donaghmore, son of William Temple and Margaret Marshall, took over the drapers shop between 1901 and 1909

Robert Temple, Draper, son of William, Farmer, married Ellen Sarah (Nellie) Hill, Crossland, Derry, dau of John, Farmer, 10 Jun 1909 in Swatragh. Witnesses William Mortimer and

Mary Bella Hill

- Roberts parents married 23 Dec 1856 in Carnone : William Temple, Farmer, Bohanboy, son of Joseph, m Margaret Marshall, 19, Carnone, dau of Thomas, witnesses John Marshall and

  Samuel McKinney

Children of Robert and Nellie :

Kathleen M b 1910

Howard L b 1913

Robert W b 1916

Helen R b 1920

11 Publican Uninhabited                
12 Macmillan William James Head Pres RW 48 Ironmonger Married Co Derry  
  Macmillan Martha McLean Wife Pres RW 30   Married Co Derry  
  Macmillan Margaritta McLean Dau Pres   1mth   Single Donegal  
  Harpur Matthew Boarder Pres RW 18 Merchant's asst Single Tyrone  
  Simms Maggie Servant Episc RW 30 General svt Single Donegal  
  Stevenson Lizzie Servant Meth RW 22 Nurse Single Donegal  
13 Chapman Robert S Head CofI RW 35 Phamaceutical Chemist Married Armagh  
  Chapman Margaret R Wife CofI RW 24   Married Tyrone  
  Chapman Margaret GF Dau CofI RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Chapman Hannah D Dau CofI RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Chapman Jennie Dau CofI Can't read 8 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Chapman Robert S Son CofI Can't read 2   Single Donegal  
  Graham Margaret Milliner CofI RW 22 Milliner Single Donegal  
  Sweeney Charles Asst CofI RW 19 crossed out      
  Jackson Thomas F Asst CofI RW 17 Apprentice Single Donegal  
  Johnston Mary Servant RC RW 18 Servant Single Wicklow  
  John Gallen and Margaret Marron Household          
14 Gallen John Head RC RW 67 Shop Keeper Widower Donegal  
  Gallen John Son RC RW 19 Shopman Single New Zealand  
  Gallen Minnie Dau RC RW 25 Housekeeper Single New Zealand  
  Gallen Ciss Dau RC RW 20 Asst housekeeper Single New Zealand  
  Gallen Edward Son RC RW 14 Scholar Single New Zealand  
  Barron Mary Anne Servant RC RW 22 Domestic svt Single Donegal  
  Tierney John Shopman RC RW 24 Shopman Single Mayo  
  Harvey Patrick Shopman RC RW 19 Shopman Single Donegal  
  McNulty Patrick Shopman RC RW 21 Shopman Single Donegal  
  McMenamin John Shopman RC RW 19 Shopman Single Donegal  
  Marron James Visitor RC RW 19 Scholar Single Cavan  


John Gallen married Margaret Marron in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1869

The family returned to Donegal, via London, on the Aorangi, departing Lyttelton, NZ 2 Jun 1887 - see NZ newspaper reports

The family is buried in Clar Graveyard - see headstone inscriptions

Son John married Margaret Josephine McCaffrie (see no 29) - see 1911 census Donegal Town : Diamond

15 McCarthy James Head RC RW 77 RIC Pensioner Widower Kerry IE
  Quinn Mary Servant RC RW 37 Servant Single Donegal  
16 Noble Mary Jane Head CofI RW 51 Draper Widow Donegal  
  Hamilton Claude, Esq Boarder CofI RW 30 Bank Cashier Single Queens Co  
  Barron Bridget Servant RC RW 16 General svt Single Lough Darragh, Donegal  
17 Smullen James Head CofI RW 63 Hotel Keeper & Farmer Married Donegal  
  Smullen Susan Wife CofI RW 40   Married Donegal  
  Smullen Juanita Dau CofI RW 6   Single Donegal  
  Smullen Vida Dau CofI Can't read 5   Single Donegal  
  Smullen Victoria Dau CofI Can't read 4   Single Donegal  
  Boyle Catherine Servant RC RW 40 General Domestic Svt Single Donegal  
  Cawfield Mariah Servant RC RW 36 General Domestic Svt Single Tyrone  
18 Walsh Patrick Head RC RW 54 Shopkeeper Widower Donegal  
  Walsh John Son RC RW 17 Shop Asst Single Donegal  
  Doherty James Shopman RC RW 20 Shop Asst Single Donegal  
  Campbell Anne Servant RC RW 35 Servant Single Donegal  
19 McKee Agnes Head RC RW 23 Milliner Single Co Derry  
  Brady John Shopman RC RW 22 Draper's asst Single Longford  
  McGhee? Maggie Servant RC RW 19 Domestic svt Single Donegal  
20 Irwin Joseph Head Pres RW 39 Grocer Married Co Derry  
  Irwin Ellen Boyd Wife Pres RW 38   Married Cavan  
  Irwin Mary E Dau Pres RW 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Irwin Joseph B Son Pres RW 6 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Irwin M Eva Dau Pres Can't read 4 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Irwin James Ross Son Pres Can't read 2   Single Donegal  
  Harpur Robert Asst Pres RW 19 Asst Grocer Single Tyrone  
  Hall Thomas Asst Pres RW 17 Asst Grocer Single Cavan  
  Wray Eliza Nurse Pres RW 19 Nurse, Domestic Svt Single Donegal  
  McGinty Catherine Cook RC RW 18 Cook, Domestic Svt Single Donegal  
21 Anderson William Head CofI RW 72 Grocer Single Donegal  
  Anderson Jane Sister CofI RW 64 Housekeeper Single Donegal  
  Anderson Andrew Brother CofI RW 54 Grocer Single Donegal  
  Morrow Sarah Servant CofI RW 38 Servant Single Donegal  
22 Glenn Maryann Head CofI RW 65 Domestic svt Widow Donegal  
  Glenn Sam Son CofI RW 38 General labr Single Donegal  
  Glenn Mary Dau CofI RW 26 Seamstress Single Donegal  
  James Craig and Margaret Geraghty Household          
23 Craig Margaret Head RC RW 58 General Merchant Widow Donegal  
  Craig Mary Dau RC RW 25 Shop Asst Single Donegal  
  Craig Kathleen Dau RC RW 19 Shop Asst Single Donegal  
  Kelly William Baker RC RW 38 Baker Married Tyrone  


Children of James and Margaret :

Agnes bapt Clar 23 Jul 1879, Godparents Richard Craig and Kate Cannon - see baptism reg

- married John J Creed 22 Jul 1901 in Boston - see marriage reg


Richard James

Margaret Anne

Susan Ellen




24 McGinty Anne Head RC RW 66 Hotelkeeper Widow Donegal  
  McGinty Daniel Son RC RW 44   Single Donegal  
  McGinty Lizzie Dau RC RW 28 Music teacher Single Donegal  
  McGinty Michael John Son RC RW 25 Clerk Single Donegal  
  McGinty Alice Dau RC RW 27 Teacher Single Donegal  
  McGinty Michael Gson RC RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal  
25 McNeely George Ewing Head CofI RW 51 Bank Manager Married City of Derry  
  McNeely Mary Wife CofI RW 48   Married City of Derry  
  McNeely Violet Dau CofI RW 23   Single Donegal  
  McNeely Mary Dau CofI RW 20   Single Donegal  
  McNeely Annie Dau CofI RW 18   Single Donegal  
  Munnice Elizabeth Sister-in-law CofI RW 38 Visitor Single City of Derry  
  Gilroy Mary Servant RC RW 26 Domestic svt Single Garveron, Fermanagh  
26 McCloy Mary Head Pres RW 45 Hotel Manageress Single Antrim  
  Cobbden Richard Visitor Pres RW 32 Inspector Single Antrim  
  Smith Sarah Cook RC RW 26 Cook Single Glasgow  
  Blunt Maggie Housemaid Episc RW 20 Housemaid Single Tyrone  
  McCartney Willie Servant RC RW 20 Boots Single Tyrone  
27 Stewart Samuel Head Pres RW 49 Bank Manager Married Tyrone  
  Stewart Hester Mary Wife Pres RW 36   Married Tyrone  
  Stewart Samuel Philip Son Pres RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Stewart Mary Semple Dau Pres RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Stewart Hester Dau Pres RW 8 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Stewart David Son Pres Can't read 6 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Diver Bridget Servant RC Can't read 57 General svt Single Donegal  
  McCrea Cassie J Servant CofI RW 24 Housemaid Single Donegal  
  John O Neill and Ellen Kellegher Household          
28.1 O'Neill Ellen Wife RC RW 36 Policeman's wife Married Leitrim  
  O'Neill Nora Matilda Dau RC RW 13 Scholar Single Donegal  
  O'Neill John Price Son RC RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal  
  O'Neill Lizzie Kate Dau RC RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal  
  O'Neill Mary Ellen Dau RC RW 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  O'Neill Denis Luke Son RC   4 Scholar Single Donegal  


John O Neill, 27, RIC Constable, Leganomer, Carrigallen, son of Dennis, Farmer, married Ellen Kellegher, 27, Drumbinish, Carrigallen, dau of Michael, 14 Dec 1885. Witnesses

James and Mary MacNerny

John O Neill Sergeant RIC - see below

Children of John and Ellen :

Nora Matilda b Glenties 21 Sep 1886

John Rice b Ardara 7 Aug 1888

Elizabeth Catherine b Ardara 9 Nov 1890

Mary Ellen b Dunkineely 5 Nov 1892

Denis Luke b Letterkenny 23 Jun 1896

28.2 Cooke Cecilia Head CofI RW 36   Married Antrim  
  Cooke Joseph Son CofI RW 11 scholar Single Donegal  
  Cooke Caroline Dau CofI RW 8 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cooke William Son CofI Only reads 6 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cooke John Son CofI Can't read 4 Scholar Single Donegal  
  RIC Barracks          
28.3 Neill John Sergeant RC RW 42 Farmer's son Married Cork IE
  Cooke William M Acting Sgt CofI RW 39 Farmer's son Married Armagh  
  Nelson John Constable CofI RW 39 Farmer's son Married Co Down  
  C J Constable RC RW 34 Farm labr Single Mayo IE
  G S Constable Pres RW 32 Farmer's son Single Tyrone  
  D A Constable RC RW 32 Farmer's son Single Roscommon  
  Wilson Thomas W Constable CofI RW 29 Farmer's son Single Fermanagh  
  C T Constable RC RW 28 Farmer's son Single Mayo IE
  Mc M Constable RC RW 26 Farmer's son Single Cavan  
  Timothy McMullin and Bridget McGowan Household          
29 McMullin Timothy Head RC RW 46 Postmaster Married Donegal  
  McMullin Bridget Wife RC RW 53 National Teacher Married Donegal  
  McMullin Joseph Son RC RW 14 Scholar Single Donegal  
  McMullin Vincent Son RC RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal  
  McCaffrie John Boarder RC RW 59 Publican Widower Donegal  
  McCaffrie Agnes Boarder RC RW 23   Single Scotland  


Timothy McMullin, 23 yrs, Shopkeeper, son of Patrick, married Bridget McGowan, Teacher, Donegal, dau of Michael, 13 Feb 1877 in Donegal. Witnesses Teague McGhee and Anne Cairns

Son Michael John b 22 Jun 1881, bapt 23 Jun, Godparents Patrick and Mary A McMullin

John McCaffrie, Hamilton, Scotland, Merchant, son of Thomas McCaffrie, married Agnes McGowan, Donegal, dau of Michael, 21 Jan 1874 in Donegal. Witnesses James Campbell and Bridget


- dau Margaret Josephine married John Gallen, above at no 12 - see 1911 census Donegal Town : Diamond


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