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Kerr Family Notes, Co. Tyrone 1823-69

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


March 25 1823

Died at Magheracolton, on Friday last, of fever, MISS MARGARET KERR, daughter of MR. WM. KERR, of same place

July 1 1823

Died at Beragh, on the 5th ult. in the 78th year of his age, the REV. JAMES KERR, Presbyterian Minister of the congregation of Clogherny for 44 years. As a pastor he stood high in the estimation of his flock; as a man of benevolence, in the general circle of his acquaintance; and as a classical scholar and divine, in that of his clerical brethren. Nothwithstanding his advanced age, he always manifested in his public ministration, that correct taste and sound judgment, which an early and accurate acquaintance with literature naturally produces. The numerous concourse of respectable people of every denomination, that accompanied his remains to the silent habitation of the dead, fully demonstrated how sincerely his death was regretted

March 9 1824

Died at Drumeny, on the 1st of March, MR. ROBERT KERR, aged 76 years

April 10 1827

Died Thursday last, MRS. KERR, wife of MR. JOSIAS KERR, Merchant, of this town. - Posthumous eulogiums have been so often the vehicles of the personal partialities of the writer of them, that readers are sometimes disposed to pass them over, very cursorily, as the effusions of biased friendship, perhaps of purchased praise. But the meek and modest individual, whose death is above announced, stands in no need of laboured panegyric, to sound her merits; her life was blameless, as her habits were unassuming; and she carried with her to the grave the unfeigned regrets of all who had an opportunity of cultivating an intimacy with her. The private virtues as they endeared her to her friends, so (actuated by her lively faith) they could not fail to secure the approbation of her God, and this conviction must greatly avail to alleviate the heavy affliction of a fond and tender husband, and affectionate family, who now lament their loss in tears of bitterness and woe

March 25 1834

Died at Cavanalee, near this town, at the advanced age of 92, MR. ALEXANDER KERR

June 30 1835

FIRE -- About seven o’clock on the evening of Thursday last, a store, the property of MR. PATRICK KERR, situated at the Basin of the Canal, was discovered to be on fire. It is supposed to have originated in some seeds which were spread on one of the floors to dry, taking fire, which quickly spread through the wood work of the building; and notwithstanding the exertions of the inhabitants of the town, who used every means to arrest the progress of the flames, the roof, and that of the adjoining store, were entirely destroyed. Among those who were particularly active on the occasion, we noticed MR. SAMUEL MORTON, under whose directions the engine was managed. We have also to state, that CAPTAIN ANSELL, 74th regiment, stationed at Lifford, immediately on hearing of the fire, repaired to the spot, with, the detachment under his command, and rendered every assistance in their power to stop the progress of the fire. Such conduct needs no comment; but has made a very favourable impression on the people of Strabane. We also observed SIR J. J. BURGOYNE, J. P. and CAPT. FITZMAURICE, C. C. P. who remained on the spot until the fire was got completely under


February 21 1838

Died on the 14th inst., at the house of MR. JAMES KERR, of William Street [Londonderry], MISS DICK, formerly of Ardstraw, county Tyrone, aged 76


November 9 1839

Married Sunday the 27th ult., at Armagh, MR. THOMAS PILLAR, of Kalkeerall, to MARGARET, fifth daughter of BENJAMIN KERR, ESQ., of Dree House, county of Tyrone

March 14 1840

Married on the 12th inst., at Urney, by her brother, the REV. ROBERT KNOX, MR. ALEXANDER KERR, of Lismacarrol [Co. Londonderry], to ANNE, third daughter of MR. HUGH KNOX, Urney

September 26 1840

Died on the 7th inst., after a tedious illness, at the house of her brother, MR. PATRICK KERR, of this City, ISABELLA, eldest daughter of the late MR. JAMES KERR, of Archill, county Tyrone

December 12 1846

Died on Friday, the 4th inst., at Drummeney, near Strabane, MR. ROBERT KERR, in the 65th year of his age

September 21 1849

Died on the 12th inst., aged 30 years, AGNES, wife of MR. ALEXANDER KERR, Drumeny, and daughter of MR. HUGH KNOX, Urney, county Tyrone

May 17 1850

Married on the 14th inst., in the First Presbyterian Church, Ardstraw, by the Rev. Matthew Clark, JOSEPH KERR, ESQ., Ardstraw, to MISS FOSTER, of Newtownstewart

November 12 1852

Married on the 2nd inst., at the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Bready, by the Rev. J.A. Chancellor, MR. ROBERT WATSON, Claudy Blair, to MISS LATTIMER KERR, Gortalec

September 23 1854

Married on the 10th ult., at Philadelphia, ROBERT KERR, ESQ., of Cincinatti, Ohio, and late of Grange, county Tyrone, to ANNA M. HEFFERNAN, daughter of R.J. TODD, ESQ., of Brooklyn, New York

August 10 1855

Died on the 6th inst., at his residence Mullaghbane, near Dromore, MR. THOMAS KERR, SEN., at the advanced age of 87 years

November 21 1856

Died November 15, at Cavanalee, near Strabane, aged 94 years, MARY, relict of the late ALEXANDER KERR, ESQ

September 4 1857

Married the 27th ult., by the Rev. William Hamilton, in the Presbyterian Church, Edenderry, ISABELLA, daughter of MR. JAMES KERR, to MR. WILLIAM WHEELY, near Omagh

November 26 1858

Died the 21st inst., at the residence of his brother in law, MR. JAMES WILSON, of Shanreagh, Dromore, county Tyrone, MR. THOMAS BOOTH KERR, youngest son of the late MR. THOMAS KERR, of Mulllaghbane, aged 32 years

February 4 1859

Married January 13, in the Second Presbyterian Church, Newtownstewart, by the Rev. Francis Little, MR. JAMES KERR, grocer and spirit merchant, to MARGARET JANE, daughter of MR. WILLIAM MORTLAND, innkeeper, Strabane

May 14 1859

Married on the 5th May, in Douglass Bridge Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Mr. Alexander, THOMAS LAW, ESQ., manager of Strabane Gas Works, to MARY JANE, daughter of the late MR. DAVID KERR, of Strabane

April 26 1861

Birth: April 22, at the residence of her mother, Milltown Cottage, Strabane, the wife of S.G. KERR, ESQ., Raphoe [Co. Donegal], of a daughter

November 22 1861

Married the 14th November, in the First Presbyterian Church, Ardstraw, by the Rev. Leslie A. Lyle, B.A., MR. ROBERT MOORE, of Cloughfin, county Donegal, to MISS MARTHA KERR, of Kilane, Parish of Ardstraw

December 19 1862

Died on the 20th November, at Rainsville, near Cincinatti, Ohio, ELLEN, daughter of MR. JAMES KERR, Carrencorn, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 24 years

February 6 1863

Died January 26, at his residence, Magheracrigan, of consumption, MR. JOHN ALEXANDER KERR, aged 21 years

October 9 1863

Died October 4, at Gortiveah, MR. JAMES KERR, aged 25 years

October16 1863

Died October 12, at her husband's residence, Drumenny, MRS. CATHERINE KERR

June 17 1864

Died on the 12th June, at Patrick's Street, Strabane, MR. WILLIAM KERR, home carpenter

January 23 1866

Married January 18, in the Strand Presbyterian Church, Derry, by the Rev. Matthew Wilson, MR. SAMUEL BREDIN, ironmonger, Londonderry, to ANNIE, daughter of MR. JAMES KERR, Caracorn, county Tyrone

September 21 1866

Died September 17, in the 79th year of his age, JAMES KERR, ESQ., Strabane

April 5 1867

Died on the 28th March, at the residence of her brother, DR. KNOX, Woodend, MARTHA, relict of the late MR. JAMES KERR, Strabane, aged 76 years

May 12 1868

Died May 11, ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of MR. ALEXANDER KERR, farmer, Donagheady

February 12 1869

Died February 10, at 57 William Street, Derry, ANGEL KERR, aged 84 years. Her remains will be removed for interment in the burying ground of Ardstraw, on this Friday morning the 12th inst. at 11.45 am.

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