old respectable family who lived near EDERGUL.

MacNally, (?)



a Catholic who lived in the stand of Rev’d James MORREL’s house who left for Co. MAYO out of fear of Protestant violence and never returned – possibly died there.

Mahaffy, David



married Margaret WRIGHT; at their wedding was one of the last horse races run for a bottle of whiskey in AGHNAMULLEN

Mains, Richard



a receiver and agent dealing with KER estate in “Incumbered Court”





Mairs, Isabella



wife of Robert BREAKY (b.1813)

Mairs, Isabella Pringle



daughter of Robert BREAKY (b.1813) & Isabella MAIRS; died at age 17 on a visit at BALLINA, CO. MAYO and was buried at ARDNAREA with her uncle, Captain MOSTON (later her father & mother were buried with her)

Mairs, James



a solicitor and the father of Isabella who married Robert BREAKY (b.1813); started off in CREEVE in Mr. NELSON’s house, now known as COOPERS.




Husband of Mary, daughter of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY

Martin, ‘Sock’



“I remember the wife of "Sock" Martin going with dinner to her man in the BROWN BOG. She had a wee boy to row the boat across from the meadow and on this side, when nearly over (across) the boat hit a block (rock), the woman foolishly standing was thrown out, and the wee boy was not fit (able) to keep the boat from passing over her. When she was got out she looked to be quite dead and was insensible for 6 hours. Strange to say, she had a big black bottle in her hand when she fell into the water and she kept the grip of the neck of the bottle for over 6 hours.”

Martin, James

40, 65


donated the site for the church at LOUGHMORNE; of TASSY; had the best hunting horse in the neighbourhood

Martin, 'Red' Will



gave the DALEYs the nickname “Babes of the Wood”

Martin, Sam



in Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY’s childhood days, he had an old house “in the bog” on the way to the SHERCOCK fair.

Martin, Tom



SEE: KER, Wm. adopted Tom WOODS, son-in-law.

Martin, Tom



tenant of ISLAND FARM

Mary Queen of Scots



“When Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned at Fatherington Castle she begged the governor that she might be allowed some better ale than that already provided. He acceded to her request, and desiring that the unfortunate lady should have the best procurable at once, sent the order to the Abbot of Burton.”

Mathers, (?)



“A young man called MATHERS, who was learning the linen business here, was also a United man. He was addressing a lot of brothers in our back meadow. A yeoman was present in disguise who informed on him. He got covered, had no money, but was a lover of my Aunt Jane BREAKEY. She got a horse and rode to ARMAGH to his brother for money. Grandfather gave some money too and so poor MATHERS was got away by night to America.”

Mathews, (?) Father

85, 86


an anti-whiskey crusader who had a chapel near the “Lovers Leap” in CO. WICKLOW and who visited BALLYBAY

Matilda, Empress



daughter of Henry I “who built the first stone bridge in England at Stratford near London”

Maxwell, William

12, 47


son of Elizabeth SMALL & William MAXWELL (of COOTEHILL, merchant); cousin of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY

Mayne, (?) Barrister



his ancestors built the house inhabited and renovated by John JACKSON




see MAIRS; a solicitor whose daughter married Robert BREAKEY; he liuved in the oldest house in CREEVE, known as COOPER’S FARM.

Mayors, Isabella



married Robert BREAKEY

McBurney, (?) Mr.



agent for Robert MOORE

 McCabe, Tom



druggist, neighbour of John McMANUS

McCarter, Joe



local businessman would “hop a cake off you”.

McCaul,. David



where Rev’d ARNOLD hid his purse when he had to hide in the water after being informed on (as being United Irishman)

McCauly, (?) AKA McAuley, Robert M.



the candidate who opposed James MORELL for the ministry at First BALLYBAY and who then was the first minister of the Seceder group SOURCE: Full Circle, p. 35 & 328 “Robert M. MACAULEY, founder of the Seceeding Congregation of DERRYVALLEY…departed this life 18th May 1813, aged 37 years”

McClatchy, (? Mrs.



BRALAGHANs lived “in the stand of the late Mrs. McCLATCHY’s house”

McCone, Patrick



“Patrick McKONE lived to 103 and had all his faculties to the hour of death. When on his deathbed he asked for a drink of seawater that he had taken his living from. He then thanked God he never felt hunger in 1847. Took the drink and asked God to remove his spirit, and so he did. Mother still lodged in his house and I remember seeing him quite well. He was a small man. I was an antiquarian from a wee boy and McKONE's old legendary tales were very pleasing to me.”

McConky, Mrs. AKA M’Conky



“Mrs. M’CONKY hung in front of the Gaol in MONAGHAN in presence of a large number of people.”

McCool AKA M’Cool



Fin McCOOL – legendary figure.

McCormick, Joseph



his father wore his shoes to market, but had them on the wrong feet, got blistered and cursed the latest fashions.

McCreary, (?) Mrs.



local businesswoman who would “thump people with a bottle”

McCreary, John

4, 27


in 1900, he lived in the “DERRY BIG HOUSE” that Obadiah BREAKEY had lived in.

McCreery AKA M’Creery, John




McCrury, Robert



saw that landmark stone was set into  corner of present Northern Bank




ancestors of McCULLAGHs of DRUMMUCK;

“Some years before his death, when Dr. KER was Landlord of SHANTRA, McCULLAGH's of DRUMMUCK lived and built the house now in possession of Tom Cumming. I should say, the ancestors of the McCULLAGHs. Their lease fell and Davy ROPER finding this, gave VAUGHAN, the agent, a very fine horse to put James McCULLAGH out of SHANTRA for nontitle. McCULLAGH had no Baris­ter KERR to stand for him, and so ROPER got all.”

McCullagh AKA McCULLAGH, Mr.



SEE ROPERs and story of dog

McCullagh AKA McCULLAGH, Tom



SEE ROPERs and story of dog

McCullagh, (?) Mrs.

19, 44


of The COTTAGE; father was a boy working in a solicitor’s office in DUNDALK

DUNRAYMOND corn mill was built so 40 head of beef cows were being fed in the basement. The mill was blown down [in the Big Wind of 1839] to the ground and every hoof killed. The first thing Mr. Tom McCULLAGH did in the morning was to swear every one about the house to not tell Mrs. McCULLAGH. The house was two years built before she heard of the sad loss.”

“I have frequently heard the late Mrs. McCULLAGH of the Cottage tell a very queer story. When her father was a boy writing in a solicitor's office in DUNDALK, he met a gipsy tramp who asked him for 6d. (pence) and said, "If you are ever to be married, I will show your wife to you on the spot." "I do not believe in that sort of thing," said the young solicitor. The tramp said, "I have got no breakfast." "I will give you 6d. (pence)," said the youth. In a SMALL glass in the tramp's hand he saw the likeness of a lady like my Mother, in that she had dark eyes under auburn hair, pink complec­tion (sic) and wearing cardinal coloured velvet evening costume. In 26 years after the young man had become Crown Solicitor in COUNTY LOUTH and lived in opulence, and was married. The bride would come down to a 7 o'clock dinner in evening costume. The solicitor would say to the bride every day, "You remind me of a lady I have seen but for the life of me I do not know where." In some days he remembered she was a perfect facsimile of the picture he saw in the gipsy's hand glass. I have frequently used the word solicitor simply because I do not remember his name.”

McCullagh, George



friend of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY and both of friends of “Mrs. ROSS”

McCullagh, James



of SHANTRA; of DRUMMUCK; their lease fell and they were done out of their land. SEE: McCULLAGH

McCullagh, James



of the COTTAGE,

“In the failure of 'Red' John JACKSON, James McCULLAGH of the Cottage, then in business in BALLYBAY, lost £500 (pounds sterling) security, and James McCULLAGH of CORFAD, a very big sum too. The cottage man was the worse for paying that sum.”

McCullagh, James

65, 70


of CORFAD, lost ₤500 pounds as a result of failure of “Red” John JACKSON; in business in BALLYBAY;

SOURCE: Full Circle p72 ordained elder by BALLYBAY Presbytery 28 Sept 1848. p104 Justice of the Peace.

McCullagh, Sarah



daughter of Tom McCULLAGH;

SOURCE: My Family Tree – possibly the Sarah McCULLAGH (1852-1939) m. William Sherlock WHITESIDE.

McCullagh, Tom aka Thomas

19, 59, 80


1839 when DUNRAYMOND corn mill blew down in The Big Wind, he made no one tell Mrs. McCULLAGH; gave seals to his daughter, Sarah, for her kindness at the last; his father was employed by tenants to buy EDNAFORKIN for them, but he went to DUBLIN and bought it for himself. His life was threatened and he gave the tenants their holdings for 15s/acre forever.

EDNAFORKIN was Captain TENNISON's too. When it was to be sold, the tenants employed the father of Tom McCULLAGH, late of DERRYVALLEY, to buy it for them. When he came back, he said he had bought it in DUBLIN for himself. The tenants were terribly displeased. Mad Brown charged a gun to shoot McCULLAGH. For fear of his life, he gave the tenants their holdings forever at 15/ (shillings) per acre. Long after that, Brown tied a grinding stone round his neck and tumbled into the river and was drowned. DRUMMOCK was bought from Captain TENNISON too by the McCULLAGHs. Quite a number of tenants were removed by them after the purchase on the ground of nontitle or in other words not having leases.”

SOURCE: My family tree: possibly the Thomas McCULLAGH (abt.1793-1877) of DERRYVALLEY & DUNRAYMOND.

McCullagh, Tom KAA Grandfather Tom



SEE: ROPER for story – neighbour of ROPER

McDonald, (?)




McDowell,  Rev.

4, 40, 63


Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY’s father sold the farm to him after the death of John “Soople” BREAKEY; took possession of the land bequeathed by Miss JOHNSTONE for use as a manse for CREEVE Meetinghouse

“Rev'd. McDOWELL was against funeral sermons and because he did not refer in the pulpit to the death of some of the ancestors of the WILSONs, that breed of people with others left CREEVE and built Loughmorne. The site for said church was given by a man called James Martin. Rev'd. McDOWELL was pastor in CREEVE congregation till his death. He was a man who knew no guile, was never prosperous in worldly matters, was in 11 houses in his day, died not well off, but was a man possessed of wonder­ful powers of endurance. His doctor brother lived in COOTEHILL. Rev'd. McDOWELL lived with him and taught a high class boys' school in the MORAVIAN SETTLEMENT. During that time Rev'd. McDOWELL fre­quently walked from COOTEHILL to CREEVE, preached and walked-back Sure enough, he often got his dinner in CREEVE and would often be sent part of the way back by well-wishers.”

McGaughy, Jack



father of seven sons and one daughter whose house was on the list for recruits to be pressed into the military to serve in the African war.

McGaughy, Tommy



son of Jack MCGAUGHY whose sister tried to protect him from the draft to fight in the African war by saying “he is puffed in the hocks”.

McGeough AKA M’Geough,


49, 50

Priest – probably Rev Anthony McGOUGH
 “I am frequently asked what gave rise to the Roman catholics of Ulster being called back of the hill men. One day I was talking to Dr. R. MOORE junr. when Priest M'GEOUGH come up Dr. MOORE asked him the above question. He said Saint Colomkil wrote a prophesy. In it a lot of things come true, one mistake he made was that the Protestants of Ulster would rise & murder the roman catholics A lot of uninlited catholics left & took shelter in the wilds of CONOMARA & over MAYO. The naives did not receive them well but permited them to live in the back of the mountains & when the natives would speak of the north men they would say the back of the hill boys, some of them lived to return home & brought the nickname with them. Priest M'GOUGH was honest enough to say his early ansestor was one of those who returned to Tamlet & he had got the family name from him Anthony.”




old time businessman in BALLYBAY known  to “hop shoes off people when they were not pleased with what would be offered”.

McGinns, Dan



it was his well that the horse that Red John JACKSON was riding fell in the well.




at one of the MCGOUGH funerals, about 35 women keened, several of them professional criers.

McGough,  Anthony Rev



SEE also:McGEOUGH, Book II

McGough,  Anthony Rev.



“P.P. of EMOTRIS who died in ROCKCORRY

McGough, Bernard



son of John MCGOUGH

McGough, James



when James threw a clod of earth over his ploughman at the start of ploughing (for good luck), he inadvertently threw too low, hit the ploughman which resulted in the horses racing off and ruining his plough.

McGough, John



father of Bernard, his nickname was “Sporter”

McGuires AKA M’Guires, Molly


26, 47

“Molly McGuires” were a radical rural  political group feared by protestant landowners.
“Patrick’s day reminds me of a story I heard lately of a man who imagined he had an orangeman in one side of him & a Molly M'Guire on the other, to keep the two partizans from contending with each other in his inside was his daily thought. Being always in favour of the rationalist he was ever ready topunish the orargeman who was on his right side by chewing his food in the left side of his mouth for days together till he would bring the orangeman into subjection. On set days such as the 17th. of March & the 12th. of July & the 5th of November rows would get up in his inside as he would imagine & by way of killing the Orangeman he would dash his side against the call & all would wind up with a steel jacket going on. One day he took a very bad colick & he said to-his keeper these two party men have "got into my belly & raised a horible row & it is likely to be the death of me for I have a horible feeling in my belly. Now said the keeper you have got them into your belly, take a big drink I will give you & dround them, this was brandy & water. After the drink the lunatic fell fast asleep & in some hours wakened up to say I had a bit of good-luck to put an end to those tyrants.”

McGurk, Phillip



in Thomas Cathcart’s time he occupied the yard in BALLYBAY of Mrs. MULLIN (beside Robert MOORE’s houses).

McKeagus, Andrew



ploughman for James McGOUGH

McKelvey, William



made the last pair of “whang sewed shoes for Father to be seen in BALLYBAY

McKone, Paddy



when asked why BLACKROCK natives didn’t believe in ghosts, he said, “We fishermen have too many real ones to fear in the shape of squalls from the mountains that would smash our nets and run us on the rocks in the night."

McLean AKA M’Lean, Dr. William



SEE: CUNNINGHAM, Mr. Book II, p46 “Surgeon”

McLean AKA M’Lean, Mrs.


27, 28

“That of people expressing themselves in an agreeable pleasing and rather exentric manner, When I was a wee boy is now I regret to say become a thing of the past. I remember when I could thatch houses with men & women who cultivated that style of expression to the very higHEST degree Mrs. M’LEAN of COORYHAGEN was about the last of them. One day the late Earl of DARTRY, Lord Lieutenant,  Revd. Elias TARDY come in off the lake to have a bit of fun with her. The Earl asked her how it was she got married out from such a set of old bachelor brothers. She answered him in rime.
               I often heard of married life for pleasure had no equal

so I resolved to take a man & try & rear some people.

“Like the people of old she would master or mam no person, but by way of paying the Earl of DARTRY a particular compliment to the no shall amusement of the gentlemen she would call him Mr. CREMOURNE. When the Revd. TARDYwould say a thing up to date in her estimation, she would say TARDY y’r the boy. The Lord Lietenant had a sup of whiskey diluted with lake water to it was no use. He asked her to take a drop of it on leaving. No person in those days had a notion (not even a beggar at y'r door) of taking a drink without drinking a health so she come out in this way “her's big man that you may always look well like a white cow in a hog and that you may live to I go to kill you & I am, sure when I do that you will be as GREY as Mathusalh's cat" When she took a taste of what was in the flask Mr. TARDY said that will not make you drunk. Now said she if I would take the full of that measure of whiskey & throw it in the Majors lough at BALLYBAY I would expect to be able to lift as good a glass of grog out in the lake here after my whiskey had traveled two miles with the stream.

“When the Loud Lieutenant was leaving, she said to hire I wonder y'r not married, you that has such a fine run for a woman. If you be in this neighbourhood at any time please call & make your Kaly. It may be I will hear of some brave girl would answer your complent & sure I could run her out before you. When he got out he asked Mr. TARDY what she ment by the word Kaly an uninvited visit country people pay each other was the very expressive answer.

McLean, William



of CORRYHAGEN had stamps for making counterfeit money and they were stolen by a “tramo gun smith” who was transported to Tasmania for life.




owners of the MONAGHAN & CASTLEBLAYNEY estates.

McMahen AKA M’Mahen, James



SEE: KER, Colonel, Book II


30, 52, 53, 69,75


of TAMLET, went to Co MAYO and returned; mentioned in RUSHE’s book as former owners of the MONAGHAN estate.

McMahon, Anthony



named after family came back from Co. MAYO (more common a name from that part of Ireland)

McMahon, John James



brother of Mrs. FITZPATRICK

McMahon, Mrs.



“a very kind hearted goodnatured woman. I think she built CREEVE Schoolhouse”.

McMahon, Roger



When Sam ROGERS was painting names over doors, Sam GRAY gave him whiskey to add “Last of the Mohekins” after Roger MCMAHON’s name. GRAY had thought to taunt MCMAHON, but McMAHON liked it and left it that way.

McManus, John



neighbour of Tom McCABE

McMaurices AKA M’Maurices




McMullin, William



Rev John ARNOLD his his clothes at McMULLIN’s when he had to hide in the water to escape being rounded up as a United Irishman

McMurray, Dr. Joseph 




McMurray, James



his home housed the Provincial bank (at time of this memoir, the house was inhabited by Dr. BARTLEY) “managed by Scotsmen who were very unpopular”.

SOURCE: My family Tree – possibly a son of Elizabeth MCCULLAGH and an unnamed McMURRAY

McMurray, Joseph, Dr.



third resident medical man in BALLYBAY

SOURCE: Pigots Directory 1824: BALLYBAY surgeon

McMurray, Thomas  AKA M’Murray, Thomas



“The house where whiskey was made in BALLYBAY is still unroofed & stands at the meadow outside Thomas McMURRAYs garden wall.”

McMurray, Thomas AKA “Tom”

21,38, 40


merchant; kitchen chimney collapsed in wind of 1839;  of First BALLYBAY;

SOURCE: Full Circle: a member of DERRYVALLEY congregation who shows up in several lists




lived in the stand of Rev’d MORREL’s house

Millar, James



a blind fiddler who lived “at the corner as you turn to COOTEHILL at CORRYBRANNAN” who sold whiskey. When Frank HORNER informed on his illegal whiskey, he informed on Frank HORNER’s illegal tobacco and HORNER had the greater penalty

Miller, James



taught violin to Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY

Miller, Jane



“a young lady of fortune” from BELFAST who married John BREAKEY; she had five children, two of who lived (Arthur & Mary BREAKEY) and died in childbirth.

Miller, William



one of James GRAY’s “gang” who impersonated a doctor to allege that Sam GRAY, the father of James, suffered from ill health that would be endangered by incarceration; “MILLER was transported at the MONAGHAN Summer Assizes of 1812”.

Mills, John



“Mr John MILLS of BOILK could tell a good story…”

Mills, Mrs.



SEE: CUNNINGHAM, Mr. Book II, p46 of BOILK – house built by BREAKEY

Mills, S. Mrs.



of CURNAWALL, died circa 1900; her relation to either Robert NESBETT or William WEDGEWORTH is confusing thanks to Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY’s stumbling syntax.

Mitchell, Martha

3, 13


“She was  from MONAGHAN and a direct descendant of the BREAKEYs of DRUMSKELT . Martha MITCHELL and her husband, Great Grandfather William BREAKEY [of Edward P. BREAKEY],  were cousins. They lived in BALLADIAN near BALLYBAY in County MONAGHAN and manufactured linen.”; they left Ireland for America in 1848”

Mitchell, Mrs. J



one of BREAKEY descendants.

Moharg., (?)



a “degraded minister” who could marry people in the school.

Montgomery Rev A. N.

51, 63


Rector of AGHNAMULLEN; he resided at CREEVE CASTLE which had been a residence of the JACKSONS.

SOURCE: AT the Ford of the Birches p. 215 Revd A. N. MONTGOMEY, Rector of AGHNAMULLEN, manager of CREEVE Old National School in 1888

Montrose, William



Earl of Salisbury who sold Isle of Man Title to Sir Wm. LeSCROP.

Moore, Anne



housekeeper for the household of the parent of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY

Moore, Annie



aunt of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY,  daughter of Robert MOORE; she died early in life

Moore, David



son of “Dr. MOORE” became a minister and went to AUSTRALIA

Moore, Dr.

41, 70


Robert MOORE (?), grandfather of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY

Moore, Robert Dr.



of ROCKCORRY, known for gifts of public speaking. SEE: BREAKEY, Cathcart, Book II

Moore, Dr. R. Jr.



SEE: McGeough, Priest

Moore, Elizabeth

1, 13, 37


(1851-1937) wife of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY; adopted as a young girl by John MULLEN

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p 127 buried at First BALLYBAY

Moore, John

14, 62


son of Robert MOORE, learned the bank business and emigrated to Capetown

Moore, John Rev’d Dr.



SEE also MOORE, Rev. Dr.

of ROCKCORRY; medical doctor

Moore, Mary



in 1900 lived in the business house in COOTEHILL; daughter of Robert MOORE and Anne BERRY

Moore, Mrs.



of BALLYBAY, sister of William BERRY

Moore, Nancy



Housekeeper for James BREAKEY (1823-1885), brother of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY, was frightened by human skeleton kept in rooms.

Moore, Rev. Dr.


12, 25

SEE also MOORE, John, Rev. Dr.; built ROCKCORRY Church;
“The Revd. Dr. MOORE preached in the second big house [at ROCKCORRY] to the present presbyterian house was built by him & at his charge a thing very few knew. The people of ROCKCORRY have two very great acts of kindness to thank the MOOREs for. First building them a presbyterian church & next a beautiful arrangement over a will of good water two things that will be a standing monument in memory of that old praiseworthy respectable family.”

Moore, Robert

13, 15


married Anne BERRY; his daughter, Elizabeth MOORE married Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY; his house was beside Mrs. MULLINS

Moore, Robert Wardlaw



a merchant in COOTEHILL, married about 1898 to Edith GRAHAM

Moore, Sir John



Sir John MOORE dead at the battle of Corunna. Had a soldiers funeral 1809.
NOTES: Corunna 16 January 1809. Having just completed an exhausting retreat through appalling cold, the British army arrived at Corunna just ahead of the pursuing French under Marshall SOULT. More than 5000 British had died during the cruel march and while discipline had been strained to breaking point, the need to hold the French off while the troops were evacuated by ship to England brought the professionalism back. Led by Sir John MOORE, the redcoats formed a series of defensive lines with the key position being the small village of Elvina. This point was targeted by Soult and, following a lengthy bombardment, he sent in a heavy attack against the defending 42 and 50th regiments. The battle for the village was ferocious and it took several hours for the British to drive off the attackers.An attempt by French cavalry to outflank the British right was defeated by sharpshooting riflemen of the 95th.A more direct assault on the centre of the defenders was also driven off and, as night fell, the British returned to evacuating the troops. The cost to the British included some 900 men and the death of Sir John Moore, while the French suffered some 2000 casualties. The evacuation, however, was a complete success and led to some 27,000 men being saved to fight another day.

Moore, William



son of Robert MOORE and Anne BERRY; he married

Moorhead, Andy



of BLACKROCK; had a loans fund bank  with Robert GIMISON and William KERR “that robbed every man”.

Moran, John  Rev.



ordained 24 March 1846 served at First BALLYBAY and then resigned in October to go to FIRST NEWRY

SOURCE:  Full Circle p. 71 biography b. 20 Dec 1820, in 1850 married a daughter of Adam LEDLIE of NEWRY




had a school at CROSKAYS

Morell, Edward AKA Mr. Ned



story of ghosts see TARDY, Elias (CHECK)

Morell, Grandfather (Rev. James: (1773-1831))



“Grandfather Revd James MORELL died in 1831.”

Morell, James



SEE: BREAKEY, John MORELL would explain Bible questions to young people.

Morell, James Rev (1773-1831)

36, 37, 39, 40, 56, 69


“After great disputes, Mr. James MORELL was ordained here on August 6th, 1799. He died in this charge on the 31st August, 1831, leaving a widow and family. He was a ponderous man, over 28st. (stones) weight. Father and he were fast friends.”

“James MORELL (as he was called), was a candidate against a man called McCAULY for First BALLYBAY. In that day, these who paid the most stipend were at liberty to choose the minister though they were far in minority. Rev'd. James MORELL was accepted as minister. The majority left and built DERRYVALLEY Church in 1800 and had Mr. McCAULY ordained as their minister.”

SOURCE: Full Circle p32 “when the new minister James MORELL, was ordained in 1799, he was regarded as a ‘government man’ buy a section of the congregation, and this led to the split when DERRYVALLEY was formed.”;

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p.137 “Revd James MORELL, Minister at BALLYBAY w.d. on 31st Aug. 1831 at 58 years. Letitia his wife w.d. on 2nd Nov. 1871 a. 91 years. Eliza their daughter w.d. on the 6th March 1837 a. 20 yrs. Fanny Anne their daughter w.d. 6th May 1841 a. 28 yrs. Mary, wife of Rev’d John H. MORELL. w.d. on the 15th July 1849. a. 28 yrs. Mary their daughter w.d. on the 16th April 1851 a. 5 yrs. Frances HEST [second wife] wife of of Revd John H. MORELL w.d. on the 6th Nov 1865. a 48 years. Rev’d John HARRIS MORELL Minister of Second BALLYBAY w.d. on 1st Aug 1888 on the 78th years of his age and the 55th anniversary of his ministry. Also his daughters Anne PARK and Fanny. And his son Lowry DICKSON MD, Revd James MORELL BA w.d. 17th Dec 1914 a.65 years.”

Morell, John Harris Rev.

37, 40, 70


son of Rev. James MORELL (see above)

“Rev'd John MORELL was the heart of company, nothing could give me more pleasure than to see him in company; he had such a gift for story telling and appreciation of the comic and ridiculous, I remember hear­ing him at a Soiree in CREVAGH Meetinghouse when he had us all in fits of laughter. He was a very big man with a fine complection. The rift resulting from being requested as minister in First BALLYBAY, after his father's death, was the cause of Second BALLYBAY being built by his supporters in First BALLYBAY. I think Second BALLYBAY was built in 1834.”

“When Rev'd. John MORELL was finished for the ministry, his father, Rev'd. James MORELL, had died and John MORELL was a candidate for his father's pulpit against Rev'd. Gibson. The.minority again chose Mr. Gibson. The majority again struck and went and built Second BALLYBAY in 1834 for Rev'd. John MORELL. During the time the house was being built, Mr. MORELL held divine service in a back reuse near the meadows in the yard of the late Sam Francy ?. Said house is still in existence and stands outside the garden wall of the late Thomas McMURRAY. It is all the house now in BALLYBAY with the old roof stones set in mortar instead of being covered with slates.”

SOURCE: Full Circle, p 60 served at Second BALLYBAY 1834-1884 (retirement) and died in 1888

Morell, Rev. John


9, 20

Also SEE story under JACKSON, Wm.
Revd. John LOREN could tell rather a good story of one time he was going to DUBLIN on the coach.  When the length of DROGHEDA cool horses were on the street when the warm ones come in to the hotel. A good breakfast was on the table but so warm no one could take it in a hurry. The horn was sounded on the street for all hands to turn out. Some lifted a fowl, others a lump of bread &. beef and taking no notice of the intreaties of butlers to drop the grog rushed out to the coach. Mr. MORELL at & took no notice of the fuss to he got the room red, he then gathered all the spoons & put them into a jug of warm water that had a lid on & was seated again when a butler rushed in & said sir the coach is starting. Mr. MORELL said you see I am a Clerical man & last in the room, before I leave you had better look after your spoons, not one-single spoon could the feller see on the table but one Mr. MORELL had. He rushed out to search the people on the coach & caused a regular row. When that was over coachman &-butlers come in to search the dining room. By this time Mr. MORELL had taken a good breakfast & said to the men you did not look in the jug. Now said he you have your spoons & I have hid a good breakfast. Let this learn you a lesson to do what is honest & fare & tender or hungry dog a hot pan to lick in a moment of time.

It was an understanding between the coachman & hotel keeper to not give people time to eat all on the table. On Mr. MORELL's coming back fool Ned CORRY who used to run with the hounds in CRIEVE turned up in DROGHEDA to run with the coach to DUNDALK & encourage the front wheels by shouting sweet wee wheels never let the big ones overtake you & without shoes or cap could keep up with the coach. It was a very arduous situation to drive a four horse coach prior to the Railways when so many cars & mashines were on the roads to pass & let pass.

Moston Capt



uncle of Isabella Pringle BREAKEY

Mourton, Claude



son of John MOURTON & Sarah BREAKEY

Mourton, John



husband of Sarah BREAKEY (parents Rev’d William BREAKEY & Jane CROTHERS); agent of Ulster Bank in LISBURN; died early in life and left one child.




sells whiskey

Mullin, John



brother-in-law of Robert MOORE; of CUMRY;

“John MULLIN manufactured linen and had a host of weavers. He was a most prosperous man, had built all in and about CUMRY HOUSE, was most honourable and truthful in all his actions, goodlooking and very hospitable, and generous to a fault among his connection. He had no family by his wife; she and he had adopted my wife Elizabeth MOORE when a wee girl. Mr. MULLIN died 8 weeks before my sister Letitia, who was buried beside Father in DERRYVALLY graveyard, 28 May, 1870.”

Mullin, Mary née BERRY

13, 15


of CUMRY HOUSE; wife of John MULLIN, sister of Anne BERRY, daughter of linen merchant at KILLESHANDRA; her house was beside Robert MOORE,

Mullins, John




Murdock, Dr.



attempted to take possession of the land that Miss JOHNSTONE had bequeathed to the church but was unsuccessful as his attempt had no merit in law.




lived in DUNMURISH and was 6’4” and weighed 16 stones, lived to be 103 and “was the first pensioner out of Waterloo in this country”.

Murphy, Alick



“The time the late Alick MURPHY had a whiskey house in BALLYBAY long prior to his living in BALLADIAN, he done a big business in poteen on the sly, one day a man called with MURPHY who ran all risks of selling that drink in a large way, MURPHY & he could not agree about the price for several barrels he had in his cart of turf. MURPHY said to the man go you up street to a man who lived there at the old MARKET HOUSE & whisper to him what you have to sell & you will see the lump of money you will get. The man did so & this was the gager, the excise officer said to the simple man go you back to MURPHY & tell him I am not in the house & that you will-take his bid. The gager went up to his window to see if the man was likely to deliver the drink to MURPHY who lived in the stand or house of the late Miss IRWIN next door to the Hotel. When the gager saw the cart go in & that he thought the contents was settled up he want &.seased all. The fine was so big it put MURPHY out of the business. Now said the Officer to the man you were so badly treated I will give you £5.0.0. & thank you for doing your duty. I think this story should be a lesson to all practicle  jokers & informers.”

Murphy, Owen

10, 18, 29, 34, 48, 76


he punished children by putting an old wig on their heads; in his time the children used “firm bosses to sit on”; SEE also TODD, Wm.;

“October of 1840, Owen MURPHY, teacher in BALLADIAN school, was shot on his coming home after proving to the will of Mr. BRADFORD. I was a wee boy sitting on the knee of Owen MURPHY learning my letters the day he gave us early leave to go to prove to the will. He was supposed to be shot by Sam GRAY of BALLYBAY on the county road at our Manse. GRAY had a will making all Mister BRADFORD possessed to him. MURPHY wrote the other will and James Cuningham was witness. If those two men had been shot, nothing on earth could have kept Sam GRAY out of all Mr. BRADFORD possessed. One bullet killed MURPHY on the spot and the second passed through the long hat of the witness Cuningham.”

“My first inducement to go to school, was to see the buttons on Owen MURPHY's costume and my first arithmetic was to count them, 40 in all, beautiful brass buttons, no two alike in pattern. The charac­ters stood out in bold relief and what they were in raised letters all round the margin. The buttons on his Sunday clothes were quite unlike making the 80 all dissimilar. Owen MURPHY was an antiquarian and his buttons were handed from father to son for several generations.”

“Owen MURPHY, had brass buttons on his coat. Around the margin of the first one over his heart (as he used to say) were sewn raised letters "We are doing our duty" and that was also represented. by raised figures on the convex surface of. the button. A young man shaving his aged father and a young woman, apparently after washing her mother's face and in the act of tying a cap with borders under her mother's chin were represen­ted on others.

Hugh BREAKEY planted three apple tees in memory of Owen MURPHY at the head of the BREAKEY garden.

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p. 235: Of EDENANEANE, teacher in BALLADIAN in 1830s, was summoned to draft the last will and testament for Moses BRADFORD of EDANAEANE and was allegedly murdered by Sam GRAY who had forged a will making the estate out to his son, James GRAY. GRAY was not convicted, although his guilt seems most probable)

Murphy, Owen



SEE; GREY, Sam re murder of Owen MURPHY.

Murray, Mr. SEE: Ker, A. Murray



“Some time after Mr. MURRAY got to be agent, married our landlady and took the name of MURRAY KER. In 1866, Mr. A. MURRAY KER sold these lands in the Incumbered Court at the Government valuation which raised this farm to £ l a year, ₤4 of a rise. We paid £51 till 1888, the year I served the orignative notice on Mr. MURRAY KER, for a fixed rent through the Land Court, where it was reduced to £33.10.0 for the term of 15 years. I did not say, prior to the fixing of my rent, Mr. MURRAY KER was kind enough to give me a temporary reduction on some years. I do believe, had he got his will in all things, he and I would have settled without any bother.

Mr. MURRAY KER was a man of the old school who would say exactly what he meant, if it would hang him. He said to me once, "I was a liar damn my soul." I respected him for saying what he thought, but I was able to convince him he was astray by producing a lease he had never heard of. Mr. MURRAY KER loved the Lily, and when he would hear of intermarriages with Catholics he would be at a loss to find words to express his indignation.