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Any help in finding ancestor
Born early 1800s
Father of John McCollum b 1847 who married Ellen McAleese b 1848 in 1869
They had 8 children


Saturday 13th Feb 2021, 10:59AM

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  • 3 McCollum farms in Corkey North in the tithes for 1832. Catherine is likely to be a widow:…

    Loughguile RC baptism & marriages start in 1845. RC records are mostly on-line on the nli site:

    It will be difficult to find births prior to 1845 due to the lack of records.

    Griffiths Valuation for 1861 shows Alexander & John McCollum farming together in Corkey North. Some land was shared with the McBride family. There was an Edward McAleese farming there too.

    This looks to be John’s father’s death in Corkey in 1890:

    A Jane McCollum was the informant. She was his daughter and was also the informant for his wife Mary’s death:

    I would guess that these families may be connected to yours in some way. The brides were both McBrides. Probably sisters. Alexander’s father was Alexander. Can’t find a marriage for James & Esther, so don’t know his father’s name.

    McCollum James of Corkey North county Antrim farmer died 27 February 1937 Probate Belfast 11 April to Patrick McCollum and Daniel McShane farmers. Effects £10.

    McCollum Alexander of North Corkey, Corkey county Antrim retired farmer died 20 December 1957 Probate Belfast 11 March to Alexander McCollum and Columkille William McCollum farmers. Effects £649 10s.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 13th Feb 2021, 01:58PM
  • Wow Thank you so much Elwyn!
    This is so helpful


    Sunday 14th Feb 2021, 01:09PM
  • Are there likely to be any graves?
    What date did burials start in the current RC church in Loughguile?
    Thank you


    Sunday 14th Feb 2021, 01:27PM
  • There are about 8 or 9 McCollum gravestones in Loughguile RC graveyard. Not all appear to relate to the Corkey family. Some don't mention a townland so it’s hard to say who they are without more research. I have no idea of the date of the oldest burials there. That isn’t something recorded in the information I have. The church appears to date to 1851 so possibly the graveyard opened then too.

    One grave specifically mentions Corkey and tells you that Alexander & James were brothers. Since their father was another Alexander, it’s not your immediate line. Possibly cousins to your family.

    Inscription: In loving memory of / Bridget / a dear wife, mother / grandmother and great-grandmother / died 4th May 1993 aged 64 years / James / a dear husband / father, grandfather / and great-grandfather / died 6th July 2010 aged 76 years / rest in peace / McCollum

    Inscription: In loving memory of / James McCollum / died 20th April 1977 aged 70 years / also his wife Christina / died 20th June 1979 aged 64 years / RIP

    McCollum – (Friery) / RIP

    McCollum / in loving memory of / Dominic / died 14th April 2004 aged 22 years / Willie / devoted husband father / and grandfather / died 26th February 2006 aged 73 years / rest in peace

    McCollum / in loving memory of / my dear parents / Bridgid died 27th June 1981 / John died 11th April 1984 / RIP

    Sweet Jesus / have mercy on the souls of / Alexander McCollum, Corkey / died 7th August 1889 his wife / Catherine McCollum / died June 1883 also his brother / John McCollum died Feby 1880 / his sister Elizabeth McCollum / died 15th Octr 1891 and his son / William McCollum died 5th July 1911 / and his daughter-in-law / Rose Ann McCollum died 19th Oct 1951 / also her husband / Alexander McCollum / died 20th Dec 1957 / RIP / erected by the family / McCollum / side / also Sandy / died / 8th October 1971 / aged 80 / his wife Kathleen / died / 30th Jan 1996 / aged 94 / his brother William / died / 27th May 1995 / aged 89

    In loving memory of / James McCollum / died 28th Feb 1937 aged 78 / also his wife Esther / died 20th March 1913 aged 40 / and their son Francis / died 22nd March 1955 aged 45 / Patrick McCollum / died 11th June 1993 aged 83 / RIP / their daughter Jane / died 10th July 1981 / her husband ? McMullan / died ? / vase / Fitzgerald / in / loving memory / of / our dear mother / Janie / died 26th Jan 1992 / RIP

    There is also a graveyard called Loughguile Old which might contain your family, prior to 1850 anyway. I don’t have access to any transcriptions for it. There are innumerable small ancient cemeteries throughout the Parish and can be found in the following townlands – Monehneagh, Culbane, Kilwee, Ballyknock Little, Carrivcashel, Corkey, North Knockavrinnan, Pharis, Ballytaggart, Ballybraddan and Castlequarter.…’s%2C%20situated%20in%20the,some%20are%20still%20legible%2C%20many%20are%20simple%20markers.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 14th Feb 2021, 02:43PM
  • Once again Thank you so much Elywn!
    This is a great help


    Monday 15th Feb 2021, 08:34AM

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