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Holmes Family Notes, Co. Tyrone 1820-68

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


December 5 1820

Married on the 30th ult. at Leck, by the Rev. Francis Brownlow, DR. McINNIS [MAGINNESS] , of Dublin, to MISS HOLMES, daughter of the REV. JOHN HOLMES, Presbyterian Minister of Donagheady

May 18 1824

We are extremely sorry to announce the death of ISABELLA, eldest daughter of much-respected townsman, MR. WM. HOLMES, who changed a mortal for an immortal state, at one o’clock on the morning of Saturday the 15th inst. after a tedious illness of twelve weeks, which she bore with the greatest resignation. Her mild & gentle disposition endeared her to her parents, and all her friends and acquaintance

March 4 1828

We are sorry to have to announce the death of WILLIAM, son of our much respected townsman, MR. WM. HOLMES, who died in December last, at Blue Mountain Valley, Jamaica, in the 23rd year of his age

November 3 1829

Married on Thursday, the 29th ult. by the Rev. W. McCrea, JOHN HOLMES, ESQ. late of Glenville, now of Strabane to ELIZA, eldest daughter of JAMES McCREA, of Glencush

September 21 1830

Married on Wednesday last, by the Rev. William Mulligan, MR. ROBERT HOLMES, to MISS ANNE CRAWFORD, ESQ., both of this town

June 14 1831

MR. JOHN HOLMES of this town, who, in May 1830, obtained a diploma in midwifery from the Lying-in Hospital in Dublin, was admitted a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, on the 13th ult., and received a diploma accordingly

November 8 1831

Died on Saturday evening at Brosney, in the parish of Donagheady, after a short illness, aged 77, the REV. JOHN HOLMES, who, for upwards of fifty years fulfilled the office of Presbyterian Minister of the Second Congregation of Donagheady. He was a gentleman very much respected, and died very deservedly regretted by a most numerous circle of relatives and friends, which was fully testified by the large attendance of persons of all persuasions, who followed his remains to the place of interment

March 27 1832

On the evening of Tuesday last, as two men, servants of MR WILLIAM HOLMES, of the Brewery of this town, were drying barley, they fell asleep, and there being a very great smoke in the loft, they were nearly suffocated. Had it not been for a dog which was in the premises, both lives would have been lost, as on hearing the moans of the men, the dog alarmed MR. ROBERT HOLMES, who, with the greatest promptitude, dragged them to the door, and instantly sent for medical assistance; and by the unremitting exertions of DR. LENEY SURGEONS HOLMES and MITCHELL, they were restored to life, and are now completely recovered

May 22 1832

Died on Tuesday last, after a lingering illness, which he bore with christian fortitude and resignation, MR. WILLIAM HOLMES, of this town, Brewer. In him were united all the good qualities that could adorn the christian. A tender parent, a loving husband, and one whose hand was always open to the call of the needy. His loss is deeply lamented by all who knew him, which was fully testified by the numerous and respectable assemblage that followed his remains to the graveyard at Stranorlar

March 12 1833

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. James Gamble, MR GRAHAM ROSS, of Nt. Stewart, to MISS HOLMES daughter of MR. SAMUEL HOLMES, of this town

July 9 1833

Married on Wednesday evening last, by the Rev. A. P. Goudy, WILLIAM GLASSE, ESQ. Solicitor, to MARY, eldest daughter of the late WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ. both of this town

April 29 1834

Died in this town on Tuesday last, after a short illness MR. JOHN HOLMES, an old and respectable inhabitant


May 22 1832

Died Tuesday, the 15th inst., in the 63rd year of his age, WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., of Strabane, deservedly regretted

July 9 1833

Married Wednesday evening last, the 4th inst., by the Rev. A.P. Goudy, WILLIAM GLASSE, ESQ., solicitor, to MARY, eldest daughter of the late WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., both of Strabane


November 30 1836

Married November 10, at Strabane, by the Rev. P. Gowday, JOHN BAIRD, ESQ., of that Town, to JANE, second daughter of the late REV. JOHN HOLMES, of Brosney, Parish of Leck, and relict of the late HAMILTON MAGINNESS, of Dorset Street, Dublin

January 19 1842

Married on the 26th May last by special license, by the Rev. James Forbes, A.M., MR. MATTHEW HOLMES (late of Strabane), of the firm of Kerr and Holmes, Melbourne, Australia, to ANNE, youngest daughter of ALLAN MACLEAN, ESQ, of Strathallan, Port Philip

May 10 1849

Died at Strabane, on Saturday, the 5th inst., ISABELLA, relict of WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., aged 76


September 24 1836

Died at Omagh, on the 17th inst., MRS. ELIZA HOLMES, aged 72 years

April 13 1839

Birth on the 2nd inst., at Barnhill, county Tyrone, the lady of WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., of a daughter

February 22 1840

Died at Dungannon, on the morning of the 17th inst., after giving birth to a fine boy, MRS. HOLMES, wife of WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., formerly of Londonderry

August 1 1840

Married Friday, the 31st ult., at Trimra [Co. Donegal], by the Rev. John Stott, the REV. ROBERT HOLMES, Presbyterian Minister of Coagh, to JANE, third daughter of the late MR. DAVID KING

June 8 1844

Died at Philadelphia, on the 30th of April, EDWARD HOLMES, who was a native of Strabane

June 20 1846

Died on the 19th inst., MRS. MARY HOLMES, relict of the late NATHANIEL HOLMES, ESQ., Moyard, county Tyrone

October 24 1846

Died at Moyard, near Benburb, on Thursday, the 8th inst., ROBERT HOLMES, ESQ., aged 43 years

September 21 1849

Died on the 3rd inst., at Ballyderowen, Burt [Co. Donegal], MRS. MARY HOLMES, relict of the late REV. JOHN HOLMES, of Donagheady, aged 84 years

September 26 1851

Married the 24th inst., at Garvetagh Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Mr. Crocket, MR. JAMES HOLMES, of Castlederg, to MARY, daughter of the late MR. JAMES DUNLOP, of Londonderry

February 6 1852

Died at Strabane, on Sunday evening last, JAMES HOLMES, ESQ., Naveny, at the advanced age of 92

February 4 1853

Married in Urney Presbyterian Church, on Monday week, by the Rev. Mr. McConaghy, MR. GEORGE MEARNS, of Strabane, to ELIZA, daughter of MR. SAMUEL HOLMES, of Glentown

February 24 1854

Married Thursday, the 16th inst., MR. ROBERT HOLMES, of Omagh, in the 86th year of his age

October 12 1855

Birth: On the 4th inst., at Eldin House, near Edinburgh, the wife of MATTHEW HOLMES, ESQ., of Geelong, Victoria [Australia] [formerly of Strabane], of a son

March 27 1857

Married in Urney Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday, the 24th inst., by the Rev. John McConaghy, MR. ROBERT GORMLEY, of Claudy, to REBECCA, daughter of MR. SAMUEL HOLMES, of Glentown

February 26 1858

Married on the 25th inst., in Strabane Church, by the Rev. Mr. Kennedy, ROBERT JOHNSTON HARVEY, ESQ., of Ballygawley, to WILHELMINA, eldest daughter of ROBERT HOLMES, ESQ., Omagh

May 21 1858

Died the 10th inst., at his residence, Barnhill House, Stewartstown, WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., Sessional Crown solicitor for the county of Tyrone

January 14 1859

Married on the 6th January, at St. George's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. Richard Barton, JOHN MOORE, ESQ., Tonyreagh, Lisnaskea, county Fermanagh, son of the late MONTGOMERY MOORE, ESQ., to ARABELLA MARY, daughter of the late WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., Barnhill House, Stewartstown, county Tyrone

February 24 1860

Married February 21, at St. Mary's Church, Dublin, JAMES C. SHUTER, ESQ., only son of the late JOHN SHUTER, ESQ., Dungannon, county Tyrone, to ELEANOR FRANCES CHARLETON, eldest daughter of the late WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., Barnhill House, Stewartstown

April 20 1860

Married the 12th April, in the Parish Church, Omagh, by the Rev. M.N. Thompson, assisted by the Rev. Henry Danford, MR. JOHN L. HARVEY, Dungannon, to LIZZIE, second daughter of MR. ROBERT HOLMES, Omagh

September 28 1860

Married September 20, in the Second Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. W.A. Russell, HENRY STEWART HAMILTON, ESQ., Londonderry, to HARRIET GEORGENIA, the daughter of ROBERT HOLMES, ESQ., Strabane

September 19 1862

Died September 17, MR. ROBERT HOLMES, of Strabane

August 4 1863

Married July 28, in Omagh Church, by the Rev. William Chartres, JOHN, third son of MR. ROBERT HOLMES, of Omagh, to LETITIA, youngest daughter of the late MR. THOMAS CRAWFORD, Omagh

May 10 1864

Died May 4, at Omagh, MR. ROBERT HOLMES, aged 56 years

August 22 1865

Birth August 10, at Church Street, Omagh, the wife of MR. J. HOLMES, of a daughter

June 12 1866

Died June 10, at his residence, Stranabrosny, JOHN HOLMES, ESQ., J.P., aged 84 years. His remains will be removed for interment in the Leckpatrick Burying Ground, on Wednesday morning, 13th inst., at ten o'clock

October 16 1866

Died October 11, of pulmonary disease, JANE, daughter of the late MR. NATHANIEL HOLMES, of Moyard, county Tyrone

September 11 1866

Birth: September 5, at Omagh, the wife of MR. JOHN HOLMES, of a son

October 19 1866

Died October 11, at her residence, Abbey Street, Armagh, JANE, daughter of the late DAVID HOLMES, of Moyard, county Tyrone

January 3 1868

Married October 31, at Auckland, New Zealand, by the Rev. James Hill, WILLIAM FRAZER, son of the late MR. CHARLES FRAZER BELL, Edinburgh, to ELIZABETH, third daughter of the late MR. ROBERT HOLMES, Strabane, county Tyrone, Ireland

January 31 1868

Married January 28, at St. Anne's Church, Belfast, by the Rev. Mr. Creenoy, MR. SAMUEL DELMEGE MONTGOMERY, to MARY ANNE, fourth daughter of the late MR. ROBERT HOLMES, Omagh