Family of William Gallagher and Ellen McCleary of Manorcunningham , Co. Donegal
From the Register for the parish of Conwal and Leck, the Asylum Superannuation Register, and the 1901 Knocknamona census
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Transcribed by Michael Meehan, Manorcunningham 2010
William Gallagher was Land Steward at the Asylum in Letterkenny, according to the records from the Asylum Superannuation Register, William was born in Manorcunningham on the 8th June 1841, but there is no proof of age stated.
He joined the Asylum Staff in July 1867 when the Asylum opened and worked there until he retired on the 18th March 1918 due to old age.
As transcribed from the Baptism Register for the parish of Conwal and Leck, there is no record of their Marriage either in the Civil Records or Church Records.
Name of Person Baptised Date Born Date Baptised Parents Sponsors Residence Joanna (Jane) Gallagher 19th March 1876 2nd April 1876 William Gallagher and Ellen McCleary William Dunne and Frances Shiels Asylum Letterkenny John Gallagher 1st December 1877 8th December 1877 William Gallagher and Ellen McCleary John Gallagher and Frances Shiels Asylum Letterkenny William Patrick Gallagher 18th March 1880 21st March 1880 William Gallagher and Ellen McCleary John Gallagher and Frances Shiels Asylum Letterkenny Thomas Francis Gallagher 24th April 1882 25th April 1882 William Gallagher and Ellen McCleary John Walsh and Margaret McCaul Asylum Letterkenny George Sabestian Gallagher 10th March 1884 18th March 1884 William Gallagher and Ellen McCleary John Cusack and Hannah Devenney Asylum Letterkenny David Gallagher 29th January 1886 2nd February 1886 William Gallagher and Ellen McCleary James Coyle and Joanna Philson Asylum Letterkenny Ellen Maria Gallagher 14th October 1888 16th October 1888 William Gallagher and Ellen McCleary Charles McGinley and Maria Daly Asylum Letterkenny Sarah Anne Gallagher 15th April 1890 17th April 1890 William Gallagher and Ellen McCleary Charles McGinley and Maria Daly Asylum Letterkenny Mary Ellen Gallagher 16th May 1892 19th May 1892 William Gallagher and Ellen McCleary George Gallagher and Maria Gallagher Asylum Letterkenny Margaret Agnes Gallagher 7th December 1894 9th December 1894 William Gallagher and Ellen McCleary John Crossan and Anna Gallagher Asylum Letterkenny
William and Ellen Gallagher are recorded in the 1901 Census at Knocknamona
No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born 4 Gallagher William Head RC RW 58 Land Steward Married Donegal Gallagher Ellen Wife RC RW 50 Housewife Married Donegal Gallagher Thomas Francis Son RC RW 18 Carpenter Single Donegal Gallagher David Son RC RW 15 Scholar Single Donegal Gallagher Sarah Ann Dau RC RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal Gallagher Mary Ellen Dau RC RW 8 Scholar Single Donegal Gallagher Margaret Agnis Dau RC RW 6 Scholar Single Donegal
William and Ellen are interred at Old Ray Graveyard, just outside the Village of Manorcunningham.
Sacred Heart Of Jesus
Have Mercy On The Souls Of
The Beloved Wife Of
Who Died 16th Mar 1906
Aged 55 Years
Also The Above
Who Died 11th Nov 1923
Aged 84 Years
Erected By Her Husband
The only clue to the identity of Williams father is that one of the sponsors for the baptism of Mary Ellen Gallagher is George Gallagher. I have detected in the Conwal and Leck Marriage records the Marriage of a George Gallagher Manorcunningham to Susanna Burns, daughter of William Burns, Pluck, on the 21st December 1880. Georgeís Father is listed as James Gallagher, Manorcunningham. This James Gallagher is listed in the Griffith's Valuations in the Town of Manorcunningham dating around 1857, so it is likely therefore he is Williamís father.
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