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Hoping you can help me find some information on my Great (x3) Grandfather Thomas Love and family. I'm quite sure the family lived in Donegal and information I found on familysearch.org indicated they lived in Drumhome / Drumholm Parish.

Here's what I have so far:

Religion: Church of England in Canada / maybe Church of Ireland

Thomas Love (<1801> - 1873) died in Saint John, New Brunswick Canada

Thomas parents may have been: Patrick Love (1773 - ????) & Margaret Crawford (1772 - 1840)

Christening - June 27 1801 in Lacklum, Donegal co, Ireland

Married #1 - Ann Spence? (<1809> - 1840 believed to have died in Donegal), February 28 1828 Drumholm Parish. May have have live in Drumcroil at time of marriage?

Children:

Elizabeth or Elisabeth Love (1830 - 1910)

Ann or Annie Love (1831 - 1873)

Thomas Spence Love (1832 - 1917)

Patrick Love (1834 - ????)

William Crawford Love (1839 - 1884)

Married #2 - Eleanor Ann Taylor (1786 - 1869 died in Saint John, New Brunswick) Drumholm Parish

Possibly immigrated to Canada in early 1840's after Ann (first wife) died.

I'm hoping this information can be confirmed and where Ann Love is buried? Any other information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Don Love@bellaliant.net

 

 

DonLove

Friday 31st August 2018, 11:53PM

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  • Don:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    The subscription site Roots Ireland has the records for Drumhome Churhc of Ireland parish back to the 1700s.

    This is likely a transcription of the baptismal record for Thomas.  The first marriage to Anne Spence was in February 1829 and Thomas lived in Lacklom and Anne in Drumnacroil townland both in Drumhome civil parish. The second marriage was in March 1841. See below. Eleanor Taylor was from Mullana cross townland and Thomas was still in Lacklom. The baptismal records available on Roots are Elizabeth 1830 Anne 1831 William 1833 Patrick 1834

    For the burial location of Anne, I would contact the Anglican church in Donegal town http://donegal.raphoe.anglican.org/  and see what they can tell you about a burial place for someone who died in 1841. It does not appear that the Drumhome church i still active. The closest church may be Laghey.

    Let me know what questions you have.

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Thomas LoveDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:27-Jun-1801Address:LacklomParish/District:DRUMHOMEGender:MaleCountyCo. Donegal
    Denomination:Church Of Ireland
    Father:Pat LoveMother:Margaret Crawford

    Date of Marriage:17-Feb-1829
    Parish / District:DRUMHOME

    County:Co. Donegal
    Husband ThomasLove
    Address:Lacklom
    Wife Anne Spence Address Drumnacroil
    Church Of Ireland

    Date of Marriage:09-Mar-1841

    Parish / District:DRUMHOME
    County:Co. Donegal

    Husband ThomasLove Address Lacklom
    Wife EleanorTaylorAddress:Mullanacross

    Church of Ireland

     

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 1st September 2018, 02:37PM
  • Hi Roger

    Thank you so much for the information you provided. This will ceratinly be a geat help in my research. Is there any way to check to see if Thomas had any brothers & sisiters and their date of birth / death. In southern New Brunswick there seems to be roughly four main groups of Loves dating back to the 1830's - 1840's. I can not find any connections with these four families but, I'm sure at least two are connected. Here's the names I have:

    James - 1799 - ????

    Patrick - 1800 - ????

    John - 1803 - ????

    William - 1809 - ????

     

    Thanks again

    Don

    Monday 3rd September 2018, 06:48PM
  • Hi Roger

    Thank you so much for the information you provided. This will ceratinly be a geat help in my research. Is there any way to check to see if Thomas had any brothers & sisiters and their date of birth / death. In southern New Brunswick there seems to be roughly four main groups of Loves dating back to the 1830's - 1840's. I can not find any connections with these four families but, I'm sure at least two are connected. Here's the names I have:

    James - 1799 - ????

    Patrick - 1800 - ????

    John - 1803 - ????

    William - 1809 - ????

     

    Thanks again

    Don

    Monday 3rd September 2018, 06:48PM
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    Don:

    See below. I can't tell if the first Patrick died and a later child in 1810 was named Patrick. Possibly the 1810 Patrick was from a different couple with the same names? Unlikely but possible. Also address was not Lacklom.

    Roger

    Name:James LoveDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:14-Mar-1798Address:LacklomParish/District:DRUMHOMEGender:MaleCountyCo. Donegal
    Denomination:Church Of Ireland
    Father:Patrick (Junr) LoveMother:Margaret CrawfordOccupation:

    Name:Patrick LoveDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:10-Jun-1800Address:LacklomParish/District:DRUMHOMEGender:MaleCountyCo. Donegal
    Denomination:Church Of Ireland
    Father:Patrick LoveMother:Margaret Crawford

    Name:John LoveDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:06-Nov-1803Address:LacklomParish/District:DRUMHOMEGender:MaleCountyCo. Donegal
    Denomination:Church Of Ireland
    Father:Patrick LoveMother:Margaret Crawford

    Name:William LoveDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:02-Jul-1807Address:LacklomParish/District:DRUMHOMEGender:MaleCountyCo. Donegal
    Denomination:Church Of Ireland
    Father:Patrick LoveMother:Margaret CrawfordOccupation:

    Name:Patrick LoveDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:15-Nov-1810Address:BallymagrortyParish/District:DRUMHOMEGender:MaleCountyCo. Donegal
    Denomination:Church Of Ireland
    Father:Patrick LoveMother:Margaret Crawford

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 4th September 2018, 05:09PM
  • Hi Roger

    I believe the James Love matches a James that Lived in Saint John, New Brunswick. I assume there was no middle names listed for any of these gentlemen or occupations? The only middle name I have is a Patrick Craft Love.

     

    Thanks again for all the information

    Don

    DonLove

    Tuesday 11th September 2018, 12:28AM
  • Don:

    No middle names.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 11th September 2018, 04:45PM
  • Didn't think we would be that lucky.

     

    Thank you for checking

    Don

    DonLove

    Thursday 13th September 2018, 12:41PM
  • Hi Roger

    (hope you're still with Ireland Reaching Out)

    I think I found a Military record for my Great Grandfather Thomas Love. Do you know of anyway to extract more information from this record - where to look? 

    It's also possible he spent time in the Royal Hospital Chelsea but, this is only sepculation?

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C8763651

    Notes

    THOMAS LOVE Born DRUMHOME, Donegal Served in 51st Foot Regiment Discharged aged 42

     

    Reference: WO 97/648/151

    Description:

    THOMAS LOVE

     

    Born DRUMHOME, Donegal

     

    Served in 51st Foot Regiment

     

    Discharged aged 42

     

    Date: 1832-1853

    Held by: The National Archives, Kew

    Legal status: Public Record(s)

    Language: English

    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

     

    Thank you

    Don

    DonLove

    Wednesday 4th December 2019, 08:08AM
  • Don:

    I'm still here. I went on FindMyPast and the best I could locate is shown below. NOTE the top part of the info I pasted is extraneous.

    However, when I looked at the link you provided, it appeared to me that you could go deeper on their online files to find more info on Thomas. Take a look. If you are unsuccessful, e-mail the Archives. Good luck!

    Roger

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    First name(s)ThomasLast nameLoveBirth year1811Birth parishDrumhomeBirth townBallyshannonBirth countyDonegalBirth countryIrelandService number832RankPRIVATERegiment51St Regt Of Light InfantryYear1832Attestation date05 May 1832Attestation age years21Discharge corps51st Regt Of Light InfantryDischarge service number832Document typeDischargeSeriesWo 97 - Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records 1760-1913Archive
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    Archive referenceWO 97Box648Box record number150Record setBritish Army Service RecordsCategoryMilitary Service & ConflictSubcategoryRegimental & Service RecordsCollections fromGreat Britain, UK Other

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 5th December 2019, 12:17AM
  • Ok thanks for taking a look for me.

    I'll do a little more digging and let you know what I find.

    Don

     

    DonLove

    Thursday 5th December 2019, 09:12AM
  • Hi Roger

    Hoping you can help me or point me in the right direction.

    I'm looking for a copy of Drumholm Graveyards Handbook by Sylvia Arkinson. I emailed the publisher but, the book is out of print and they have lost contact with Ms Arkinson. The publisher suggested emailing the Letterkenny Library and ask if they had a copy or contact information for the Author. Which I did and no luck........ I also sent messages to a couple Sylvia Arkinson on Facebook and again no luck - yet.

     

    Thanks

    Don

    DonLove

    Tuesday 4th February 2020, 09:55AM
  • Don:

    I don't know if the answer your received from Letterkenny covered all of their branch libraries but there is a branch library in Donegal town which is within Drumholm parish. Maybe they might have a copy. Also, what about contacting the Anglican church in or near the town .

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 4th February 2020, 04:41PM