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Looking for family history on William Falloon born circa 1852 in Camly who married Eliza Jane "Elizabeth" Louden 1854-1892.  William was an executor of his father in-laws will along with Samuel Louden of Bryandrum.  William received the 21 acre farm at Edenkennedy. He may have remarried another named Eliza Jane after his first wife died in 1892.

I would love to find family or information...


Debra Cartwright



Friday 3rd January 2020, 03:51PM

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  • Debra,

    This looks to be the family you are interested in, in the 1901 & 1911 censuses:

    William had remarried in 1895 to Eliza Faloon of Drumhirk.

    They had 1 child – Mary Martha born 23.3.1896 at Camlymacullagh.

    A couple of Probate abstracts from the PRONI wills site, of a family from the townland. Presumably relatives:

    Probate of the Will of John Falloon late of Camly M'Cullough County Armagh Farmer who died 3 December 1899 granted at Armagh to Elizabeth Fallon Widow.

    The above will is on-line on the PRONI site.

    Falloon Samuel of Camly (Macullagh) Newtownhamilton P.O. county Armagh farmer died 31 January 1941 Probate Belfast 15 May to Essie Falloon the widow. Effects £456 16s. 5d.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 3rd January 2020, 08:46PM
  • Thank you for all this information...  I will study it today.




    Saturday 4th January 2020, 03:20PM
  • Do you know if William married a relative or was the name Faloon/Falloon popular?

    (William had remarried in 1895 to Eliza Faloon of Drumhirk)


    Saturday 4th January 2020, 03:28PM
  • Debra,

    In the 1901 census there were 124,803 people in Co. Armagh. 32 named Falloon and 65 Faloon. So not that common. So the second wife could be a cousin. You would need to research her, starting with her marriage certificate which will give you her fathers name and townland, and then go back to her birth certificate, and then her parents marriage certificate etc.

    Eliza Jane’s father was Robert and he was a farmer in Drumhirk. So this looks like him in 1901:

    There were 2 Faloon families in Drumhirk, so you’ll need to be careful when working out their children etc. They’ll likely be related somehow.

    You can trace them back a bit using the irishgenealogy site I have given you. Birth registration only started in 1864. Prior to that you need to use church records. The family appears to have attended Derrynoose Church of Ireland. They go back to 1710 (with gaps). There’s a copy in PRONI (the public record office) in Belfast.

    Here’s some probate abstracts for Faloon of Drumhirk, taken from the PRONI wills website:

    Letters of Administration of the personal estate of John Faloon late of Drumhirk County Armagh Farmer a Widower deceased who died 14 January 1872 at same place were granted at Armagh to David Faloon of Drumhirk (Keady) aforesaid Farmer the Son and one of the next of kin of said deceased.

    Faloon Jeanetta of Drumhirk county Armagh spinster died 19 May 1929 at The County Infirmary Armagh Administration Belfast 12 August to Eleanor Anna Faloon widow. Effects £639.

    Faloon James of Drumhirk (Keady P.O.) county Armagh farmer died 5 November 1942 Administration Belfast 16 February to Rachel Hewitt Faloon spinster. Effects £1992 16s. 2d.

    Faloon, William John of Drumhirk Keady county Armagh farmer died 6 October 1947 Administration Belfast 20 September to Rachel Hewitt Faloon spinster. Effects £5404 12s. ADMON DBN PR. 20.8.84.

    Faloon, Elizabeth of Drumhirk Keady county Armagh spinster died 17 January 1958 Administration Belfast 19 September to Rachel Hewitt Faloon spinster. Effects £474 3s. 9d.

    Faloon, Eleanor Anna of Drumhirk Keady county Armagh spinster died 22 October 1950 Administration Belfast 21 September to Rachel Hewitt Faloon spinster. Effects £837 13s. 2d.

    They weren’t big on making wills the Faloon family of Drumhirk, as all 6 died intestate.  The 1872 file was lost in the 1922 fire in Dublin. The others should all still exist and are held in paper format in PRONI. The 1947 file for William Faloon has “Admon DBN” against it. What that means is the executor or administrator was unable to carry out their duties in the 1940s (perhaps due to ill health or being out of the country) and a new one had to be appointed on 20.8.1984 to sort the property out. So there were probably still Faloons living there in the 1980s.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 5th January 2020, 01:38AM