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Searching for information on the family of John McMillan (McMillen) who married in 1846 Nancy Adams in Grange of Muckamore Antrim.  Their son Henry McKewon McMillan came to New Zealand in 1874 after marrying Catherine Orr Morrison in Tamlaght O'Crilly in Co Derry.  Henry was a policeman for a short time before emigrating.  Catherine was born in Australia and returned to Ireland for some reason where she met and married Henry.  

John and Nancy McMillan had a futher 2 sons William and Thomas who I think married Fanny Bingham. a daughter Mary and another daughter Margaret Ann McMillan who also came to New Zealand where she married Alexander Watt.  As far as I am aware Mary, Thomas and William stayed in Ireland.

patsym

Thursday 24th May 2012, 11:09PM

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  • Hi there,

    Do you know what religion your ancestors were?

    There are Roman Catholic church records available for the diocese of Antrim (Down and Connor). These date from 1874 to 1900 for baptismal records only. You can find these at the National Library of Ireland (NLI), Pos. 5473, or the Public Records of Northern Ireland (PRONI), MIC.1D/69. If you have any difficulty, you could try writing to the parish priest for more assistance.

    Civil registration records are available from the General Register Office (GRO). These start from 1864 however. You can access the website here: http://www.groireland.ie/research.htm

    Could you please post your message here (Tamlaght O'Crilly): http://www.irelandxo.com/group/tamlaght-ocrilly-derry

    There are Roman Catholic church records available for the diocese of Greenlough (Tamlaght O'Crilly). These date from 1846 for baptismal, marriage and burial records. The burial records only date to 1870. You can find these at the National Library of Ireland (NLI), Pos. 5763, or the Public Records of Northern Ireland (PRONI), MIC.1D/58. If you have any difficulty, you could try writing to the parish priest for more assistance.

    Police personnel records are available at the National Archives (UK) under the reference HO 184. There are copies also available from the Church of Latter Day Saints, National Archives of Ireland and the Public Records of Northern Ireland. It includes brief information about the recruit such as their service records, date of marriage, wife's native county, and the name of the individual who recommended them. This can help to identify an exact place of origin. There is also a book by Jim Herlihy called The Royal Irish Constabulary: a complete alphabetical list of officers and men, 1816-1922 (Dublin: Four Courts, 1999). Also available at the UK National Archives under the reference PMG 48 is, 'Pensions and allowances to officers, men and staff of the Royal Irish Constabulary and to their widows and children'.

    Please make sure you link anyone else in your family who is interested in their Irish heritage to our site - and indeed anyone else you know of Irish heritage.

    Kind regards,

    Sinead Cooney

    Genealogist (Ireland XO)

     

     

    Thursday 7th June 2012, 11:52AM
  • Hi Patsym,

    my children Kieran and Katy McMillan ...their great grandfather was Henry McKewon McMillan. His son was Henry George and known as Harry. He had my exhusband Brian Gerald McMillan with Molly Woodhead in 1947 in Christchurch. Harry died in Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. I remember Harry well. He was a tiny man writhing the smallest feet I have seen on a man. My children now live in Melbourne (Kieran) ...one daughter Bronte aged 2, and Katy in Henley on Thames UK with one daughter Zoe aged 2. I am sure Katy would be keen to connect with Irish relatives. Cheers,

    Tui McMillan, COLVILLE, New Zealand

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    Friday 6th March 2020, 10:49PM