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James McCaughan

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  • Name James McCaughan  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 15 oct1869  Lisnagunagh, Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 16 Oct 1835  Ballalaught, Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1 May 1845  Lisnagunagh, Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 20 Nov 1868  , Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Between 15 Oct 1869 and 1874  Lower Lisnagunogue, Dunseverick, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6010  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2019 

    Family Catherine McConaghy,   b. Abt 1810, , Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1890, Bushmills, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1835  Dunseverick Parish Church of Ireland, Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Alexander McCaughan,   b. 1 May1845, Lisnagunagh, Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1921, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Ann McCaughan,   b. 16 Oct 1835, Ballalaught, Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Archy McCaughan,   b. 10 Mar 1837, Ballalaught, Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James McCaughan,   b. BEF. 15 Nov 1839, Lisnagunagh, Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hugh McCaughan,   b. 31 Aug 1842, Lisnagunagh, Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. William John McCaughan,   b. Jul 1848, Lisnagunagh, Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Lisnagunagh, Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     7. Robert McCaughan,   b. 7 Mar 1852, Lisnagunagh, Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1934, , Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1935  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Dunseverick Parish Church
Connor District, County Antrim, Ireland
    Dunseverick Parish Church Connor District, County Antrim, Ireland
    James McCaughan and Catherine McConaghy were married here
    Their children were baptized here
    Picture from Dunseverick Parish Church website

  • Notes 
    • Marriage records
      Causeway Coast & Glens FHS [database on-line]
      Date: 8-Jan-1835
      Groom: James McCahon Age: Blank Cond: Bachelor Occupation: Blank Address: Dunseverick
      Father: Blank Blank Occupation: Blank
      Bride: Catherine McConaghy Age: Blank Cond: Spinster Occupation: Blank
      Father: Blank Blank Occupation: Blank
      1st Witness: John McCain 2nd Witness: Thos Magee 3rd Witness: Blank
      Minister: James O'Hara
      Category: Dunseverick - Church of Ireland - Marriages

    • McCaughan marriages recorded in Ireland, taken from the index of the then United Dioceses of Down, Connor and Dromore and almost all of the registrations were found in the Diocese of Dromore, which includes County Antrim:

      McCaughan, James married Catherine McConaghy, 1835

    • Tax records
      Griffith's Valuation
      1861
      James McCaughan listed as renter in Lower Lisnagunogue, County Antrim, Barony Cary, Parish of Billy, Union of Ballycastle, Electoral Division of Dunseverick, Map Ref. 18a, consists of little more than an acre with house and land, also renting out a portion of the house to another person. Also listed with many others for land in Map Ref. 19.
      1865
      James McCaughan listed again in Lower Lisnagunogue, renting the same residence and land.
      1874
      Catherine is listed as the renter of the same house and land. This implies that James was deceased prior to 1874.

    • PRONI Will Records
      19 Jun 1856: Margaret McCaughan (widow of Loughlin McCaughan) will. Mentions 3 children (John Jr., Archy, and Catering). No known connection.
      6 Apr 1877: Will of James M'Caughan of Duncarbet, County Antrim mentions 4 sisters, his mother, and two brothers (John and Frances). No mention of any children. This is likely not our James McCaughan.
      10 Feb 1899: Another James McCaughan of Belfast issued his will, but not our James.
      6 Nov 1889: Charles McCaughan of Stroneshesk, Romoan Parish lists his sons, John, Hugh, Charles, daughter Sarah. One of the executors is John McCaunahy.

    • Death records
      Per the Griffith's Valuation of 1874, Catherine is listed, so James would be deceased.
      Per their son's, William John, marriage record, James was listed as the father (no note that he was deceased), occupation: Tailor, on 15 Oct 1868.
      So James died sometime between 15 Oct 1868 and 1874.


  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 , Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, (Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), Certificate Number: 90929 (Reliability: 3), 22 Mar 2015.
      Name:Alexander McCaughan
      Gender:Male
      Race:White
      Age:74
      Birth Date:1 May 1847
      Birth Place:Ireland
      Death Date:24 Oct 1921
      Death Place:Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
      Father Name:James McCaughan
      Father Birth Place:Ireland
      Mother Name:Catherine McConneha
      Mother Birth Place:Ireland


    2. [S87] Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898, FamilySearch.org, reference p137 ln11; FHL microfilm 101,534 (Reliability: 3), 22 Mar 2015.
      Name: Alexander Mc Caughan
      Spouse's Name: Martha Glass
      Event Date: 20 Nov 1868
      Event Place: Ramoan, Antrim, Ireland
      Father's Name: James Mc Caughan
      Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas Glass


    3. [S272] Church Records Northern Ireland, Causeway Coast & Glens Family History Society, (Causeway Coast & Glens FHS, on-line), Transcriptions (Reliability: 3), 5 Sep 2019.
      Book: blank Entry: blank Date: 8-Jan-1835 Groom: James McCahon Age: Blank Cond: Bachelor Occupation: Blank Address: Dunseverick Father: Blank Blank Occupation: Blank Bride: Catherine McConaghy Age: Blank Cond: Spinster Occupation: Blank Father: Blank Blank Occupation: Blank 1st Witness: John McCain 2nd Witness: Thos Magee 3rd Witness: Blank Minister: James O'Hara Category: Dunseverick - Church of Ireland