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Significantly, I can make no matches to our family tree for any of the COULTERs mentioned in the parts of the Parish Register which are available for Creggan Church. This is curious. There are COULTERs mentioned that tie into our family tree in "Creggan: Guide to Creggan Church and Graveyard". Kevin McMahon & Jem Murphy. Creggan Historical Society, 1988 and also in "Creggan Journal of the Creggan Local History Society", 1989 Vol 1-No 3. Ed. Kevin McMahon. I suspect that we must be missing some of the connecting bits. Unfortunately the BMD records that I have been able to find, only cover a limited time frame, the earliest being a burial in 1807.
Sharon Oddie Brown. November 27, 2008
NOTE: Since this was posted, I have made significant progress. SEE: Creggan Parish BMDs as well as the family tree for Samuel Coulter of Mounthill, Shortstone, Silverbridge and Liscagot . April 27, 2012

 

COULTERs and CREGGAN CHURCH

Creggan Church Parish Register

 

 

 

There are also other unlinked names in other sources:

 

  • In probate records, an Andrew COULTER of Creggan Parish d. 1801. Knowing more about him will be key.
  • In IGI Vital statistics:

Groom

Bride

Groom’s father

Bride’s father

Date

Place

QUINN, Patrick

COULTER, Margaret

QUINN, John

COULTER, Samuel

1861, Nov 5

Creggan, Armagh

 

 

COULTERs from Annavaghy, Parish of Creggan, Co. Louth  Annavaghy is on the south-eastern border of Cavananore and is a townland long associated with the COULTERs. It is about 5km south-east of Creggan Church (SEE Map 36 of Ordnance Survey). It is likely also significant that Andrew Coulter BRADFORD (1788-1846) & Thomas BRADFORD(1797-1872)  held lands at Annavaghy as well as Cavananore. They were both grandsons of Barbara BRADFORD nèe COULTER.

Surname

1st Name

Date

Place

Event

Coulter

Eliza

1835, Apr 26

Anavaghy.

Daughter of James & Margaret COULTER. Baptised at Creggan Church. NOTE: A son John was born to a John & Margaret COULTER in 1833. See beneath under unidentified places. He is a possible fit for the COULTERs of Silverbridge in the 20th Century.

Coulter

John

1830, Jul 12

Annavaghy

Burial at Creggan Church.

 

COULTERS from Dorsey, Parish of Creggan, Co. Armagh – Dorsey is a townland about 3km north of Creggan Church. (Note: Dorsey is in red when I inferred Dorsey).

  • It borders Ummeracam, a townland where the COULTERs of Silverbridge resided in the 20th Century. Also of interest, a condolence letter in 1918 has an address: “Dorsey, Silverbridge” (from Sally STOKES). Gordon COULTER is shown as residing in the “South Townland” of Ummercam (Ball) in records of 1935, 1951 and 1974. This would be Andrew Gordon COULTER, son of Andrew COULTER & grandson of John COULTER (and mentioned in the Guide to Creggan Church and Graveyard).
  • In the 1826 records, a Samuel COULTER as well as a widow COULTER resided here.
  • In the 1864 records, a Samuel COULTER leased 11 acres and a house (valued at £1.5.0) at Dorsey from Walter McGeogh BOND (NOTE: BOND also owned Silverbridge, the house purchased by Andrew COULTER in the early 1900s). He also leased 10 acres in Ummercam (Johnson) from Graham JOHNSTON. In 1901, a Robert COULTER was resident there.

Surname

1st Name

Date

Place

Event

Coulter,

Eliza

1902, Feb 20

Dorsey

Died age 54, hence b. 1851. I suspect she would be a daughter of Samuel & Jane.

Coulter

Isabella

1834, Sept 14

Dorsey

Daughter of Samuel & Jane. Baptised at Creggan Church

Coulter

James

1846

Dorsey

Confirmed at age 15, therefore born 1831.

Coulter

James

1831, Oct 31

Dorsey

Son of Samuel & Anne. baptised at Creggan Church.

Coulter,

Jane

1881, Nov 22

Dorsey

Died age 70, hence b. 1811. Buried at Creggan Church. (See: Samuel)

Coulter

Margaret

1843, Dec 5

Dorsey

Daughter of Samuel and Anne COULTER. Baptised at Creggan Church

Coulter

Mary Anne

1840, Jan 16

Dorsey

Daughter of Samuel and Anne COULTER, farmer. Born. Baptised (1840, Jan 26 ) at Creggan Church

Coulter,

Samuel

1894, Aug 1

Dorsey

Died age 90, hence b. 1804. Buried at Creggan Church. (See Jane)

Coulter

Thomas

1840

Dorsey

Confirmed at age 15, therefore born 1825

Coulter,

Thomas

1902, Jul 13

Dorsey

Died age 65, hence b. 1837. I suspect he may be a son of Samuel and Jane COULTER

Coulter

Robert

1846, Jun 27

Dorsey,

Son of Samuel & Anne COULTER. . Baptised at Creggan Church

Coulter

Anna

1837

Dorsey.

Confirmed at age 27, therefore born 1810.

Coulter

Charlotte

1849, May 3

Dorsey.

Daughter of Samuel and Anne COULTER. Farmer. Baptised at Creggan Church

Coulter

James

1824

Dorsey.

Confirmed at age 17. Therefore born 1807. I presume he is a brother of Samuel.

Coulter

Jane

1853, May 17

Dorsey.

Daughter of Samuel and Anne COULTER. Farmer. Baptised at Creggan Church

Coulter

Sam

1824

Dorsey.

Confirmed at age 19 (therefore b. 1805) SEE: Death at 1894.

Coulter

Thomas & Jane

1822

Dorsey.

Had an illegitimate daughter, Margaret. baptised at Creggan Church.

 

COULTERs from Mounthill, Parish of Creggan, Co. Armagh. This townland is 3km southwest of Creggan Church. A Mounthill House still shows on contemporary Ordnance survey maps (Sheet 28).

 

  • According to Parish of Creggan. Vol. 1 : Notes from church registers, vestry books, etc. a Samuel COULTER of Mounthill was murdered February 1849 SOURCE: Item 4, LDS1279353 Item 4.Also at Armagh Museum.
    • Actually, he was assaulted in 1849, but murdered in 1851 (see various items under Newsclippings). He married Mary BAILIE on March 24, 1846. SOURCE: IGI (the town Barronstown, Co. Louth is given. After his death, there was a record of a Mary COULTER holding lands at Shortstone West in Griffiths in 1854.
  • A will was probated for a Samuel COULTER in 1841 who was a farmer at Mounthill. It is probable that he was the father of the Samuel COULTER who was murdered.
  • The COULTER children who were confirmed are (in order of birth with births deduced from age at confirmation): Sarah (1806), Mary (1807),Anne (1808), Margaret (1809), Jane (1813) and John (1817). They may be from one family, but could also easily be from several COULTER families.
  • November 5, 1861 a Margaret COULTER married a Patrick QUINN in Creggan Parish. Her father was Samuel COULTER. She may fit into this bunch. The groom's father was John QUINN.

Surname

1st Name

Date

Place

Event

Coulter

John Bailie

1848, Jun 26

Mounthill

Son of Samuel and Mary COULTER. Farmer. Baptised at Creggan Church

Coulter

Mary

1824

Mounthill

Confirmed at age 17. Therefore born 1807.

Coulter

Anne

1824

Mounthill.

Confirmed at age 16, therefore born 1808.

Coulter

Elizabeth

1840, June 21

Mounthill.

Daughter of John & Fanny COULTER. Baptised at Creggan Church

Coulter

Jane

1828

Mounthill.

Confirmed at age 15, therefore born 1813.

Coulter

John

1833

Mounthill.

Confirmed at age 16, therefore born 1817

Coulter

Margaret

1824

Mounthill.

Confirmed at age 15, therefore born 1809.

Coulter

Sarah

1824

Mounthill.

Confirmed at age 18. Therefore born 1806.

Coulter

James.

1826, June 2

Mounthill.

Son of Thomas & Jane baptised at Creggan Church.

 

Freeholders mentions of COULTERs of Mounthill

 

 PRONI Ref#

Name

Landlord name

& residence

Names of Lives

Date

D/1928/F/20A

Samuel

Col. Hill

Sam Coulter, Jno Coulter jr. & Sam Coulter

1818 Jul 27

D/1928/F/20A

John

Col. Hill

John Coulter & Prince of Wales of York

1818 Jul 27

D/1928/F/20A

John

Col. Hill

John Coulter sr. & jr. & Sam Coulter

1818 Jul 27

D/1928/F/21A

John

Col. Hill

Jn Coulter; Prince of Wales & York

1818 Jul 27

D/1928/F/21A

John

Col. Hill

Jn Coulter jr. & sr. & Sam Coulter

1818 Jul 27

D/1928/ F/37

Frank Conlon

Col. Hill

Saml Coulter jr.

1826 Nov 2

D/1928/ F/37

Patrick Conlon

Col. Hill

Saml Coulter jr.

1826 Nov 2

D/1928/F/37

John

Col. Hill

Saml John & John Coulter sr.

1826 Nov 20

D/1928/ F/37

Samuel

Col. Hill

Sam Coulter sr.; jr.; & John Coulter

1826 Oct 20

D/1928/ F/37

Samuel

Col. Hill

Sam Coulter sr.; jr.; & John Coulter

1826 Oct 21

D/1928/ F/37

John

Col. Hill

John Coulter; Prince of Wales & York

1826 Oct 21

 

COULTERS at miscellaneous townlands

  • Ballsmills is about 4 ½ km southeast from Creggan Church. It shows on Map 28 of the Ordnance Survey. The JOHNSONs  who were cousins of William Scott McBRIDE (1862-1939) lived there (SOURCE: Eilie Ryder memory)
  • Castletown, Parish of Castletown, Co. Louth. It is at the north end of the current Dundalk city and is on the harbour. 1854 Griffiths shows James COULTER leased from James EASTWOOD a modest house and garden valued at £0.15.0. This is geographically close to where the Carnbeg COULTERs lived.
  • Clonaleenan, Parish of Creggan, Co. Louth is 1 km south of Annavaghy and about 6km south east of Creggan Church. This is close to where the Cavananore COULTERs lived.
  • Dundalk, Co. Louth. Various branches of COULTERs lived here.

Surname

1st Name

Date

Place

Event

Coulter

Sarah

1847 Mar 16

Ballsmills.

Daughter of William & Frances COULTER. Farmer. Baptised at Creggan Church

Coulter,

James

1870, July 3

Castletown

Died age 66 –. Therefore b 1804 Buried at Creggan Church.

Coulter

Elizabeth

1832, June 4

Clonaleenan.

Daughter of Andrew & Elizabeth. Baptised at Creggan Church

Coulter,

[Illegible]

1832, Sep 6

Dundalk

Died at age 9 – hence b. 1823. Buried at Creggan Church.

 

 

COULTERS living in unidentified townlands

Surname

1st Name

Date

Place

Event

Coulter

Anne

1818, Nov 8

 

Married William STRATTON of Newtownhamilton at Creggan Church,

Coulter

Jane

1812, Jun 16

 

Daughter of John COULTER was born. baptised at Creggan Church.

Coulter

Margaret Murphy

1813, Jan 27

 

Daughter of Peggy COULTER (I assume she was unmarried and probably the father was a MURPHY) . baptised at Creggan Church.

Coulter

Mary

1816, Jan 9

 

Married James POLLACK of Rock at Creggan Church. NOTE: A Dr. POLLOCK tended to the Samuel COULTER of Shortstone who was murdered in 1851.

Coulter,

Thomas

1812, Jun 10

 

Thomas COULTER, son of Thomas COULTER, baptised at Creggan Church.

Coulter,

Thomas

1809, Oct 17

 

Thomas COULTER, son of Thomas COULTER, baptised at Creggan Church. NOTE: He probably died before 1812.

Coulter

John

1833, Feb 5

 

Son of James & Margaret COULTER. Baptised at Creggan Church. NOTE: This family likely belongs with the COULTER group at Annavaghy. NOTE: He is also a possible fit for the father of Andrew COULTER of Silverbridge.

 

COULTER records in: Creggan: Guide to Creggan Church and Graveyard. Kevin McMahon & Jem Murphy. Creggan Historical Society, 1988

Surname

1st Name

Died

Born

Creggan Graveyard:

Coulter?

Mary Elizabeth

1954, Sept 10

1870

p. 31 In loving memory of Mary Elizabeth widow of David Morgan Liverpool died at Silverbridge 10th September 1954 aged 84 years.

Coulter

 

Andrew Gordon

 

1972 Jun 26

1897

p.31. In loving memory of Andrew Gordon COULTER Silverbridge died on 26th June 1972 aged 75 years. NOTE: In our family tree.

Coulter

 

Samuel

 

1947 Nov 9

 

1887 June 24

 

p. 32 In memory of Samuel COULTER born 24th June 1887 died 9th November 1947; also his brother John died 10th July 1953 aged 73;

Coulter

Agnes Stevenson

1965 July 10

1897

and his wife Agnes Stevenson COULTER died 30th July 1965 aged 68: “Until the day break”.

 

Creggan Journal of the Creggan Local History Society, 1989 Vol 1-No 3. Ed. Kevin McMahon.

Page

Notes on COULTERs

24-25

Churchwardens of Creggan in the 18th Century:

1749 Andrew COULTER (probably a brother of Barbara BRADFORD nèe COULTER)

1763 Samuel COULTER

1783 Charles COULTER (he shows up on the 1796 Flax Growers records at Creggan)

1788 John COULTER

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Names as they appear in the 18th Century Vestry:

1745 Nathanial COULTER (probably a brother of Barbara BRADFORD nèe COULTER)

1750 Andrew COULTER (probably a brother of Barbara BRADFORD nèe COULTER)

1750 Joth. COULTER (53,54,55,56,58,61,63,69,74)

1769 John COULTER (74,76) (probably a brother of Barbara BRADFORD nèe COULTER and husband of Martha COWEN and probably d. 1774)

1775 Charles COULTER

1776 Charles COULTER (83,84)

1792 Andrew COULTER

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The Churchwardens of Creggan in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

1816 Samuel COULTER (possibly Samuel COULTER (1739-1818) m. M. HENRY)

1819 Andrew COULTER Bradford (son of Barbara BRADFORD nèe COULTER)

1820 Andrew COULTER Bradford (son of Barbara BRADFORD nèe COULTER)

1834 Samuel COULTER jr. (possibly son of Samuel COULTER & Margaret HENRY)

1841 Samuel COULTER

1846 John COULTER

1879 Samuel COULTER

1918 Andrew COULTER [presumably of Silverbridge]

1935 Gordon COULTER J.P. [son of Andrew COULTER of Silverbridge]

1936 Gordon COULTER J.P. [son of Andrew COULTER of Silverbridge]

 

 

 

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