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Hi can anyone find the death of John tipping in derryscollop or loughgall he was a farmer and his farm passed to his widow in 1876 so I'm guessing he died between 1873 and 1876 many thanks in advance

Sunday 29th November 2020, 10:31AM

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  • Belfast Telegraph of 23rd May 1873 reported the death of John Tipping on 18th May at his residence, Derryscollop, aged 79. I can’t see a death certificate to go with that, so possibly it was never registered.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 29th November 2020, 12:30PM
  • Wow thank you elwyn i thought all deaths had to be registered by law from 1837 in northern ireland

    Monday 30th November 2020, 08:27AM
  • 1837 is the start date for civil registration in England & Wales.  (1855 in Scotland). The start date in Ireland was 1864 but in the early years folk didn’t always bother. It was mandatory, as you say, but that doesn’t mean people necessarily paid much attention. Lots of births and deaths weren’t registered in the first 10 or 15 years from 1864 onwards and likewise some Catholic priests didn’t inform the civil authorities about marriages, and so they weren’t always registered either between 1864 and around 1890.

    You are very lucky this death was in the papers. Otherwise it would probably have remained a mystery.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 30th November 2020, 11:24AM
  • Thank you for that information I suppose it's the human nature thing just because somebody says you have to do something doesn't mean you will ha ha anyway thank you once again for all your help and have a good Christmas such as it is 

    Tuesday 1st December 2020, 07:43AM