BRENNEN FAMILY CHRONICLES

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Datafile 2B. McAuley Records

PARISH RECORDS

BIRTHS

This is a list of some of the McAuley (or Macaulay, etc.) births in the Hillsborough and Dromore area of County Down. For registered births the volume and page number of the registration is shown. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted; details of some of these are included in the second part of this appendix.

First Name(s)   Surname Area Year Ref. Ch.
Catherine McAuley Hillsborough   1783   [b]
John McCauley   Hillsborough 1786 [b]
James McCauley Hillsborough 1791 [b]
Jane McCalley Hillsborough 1794 [b]
Esther McCalley Hillsborough 1797 [b]
John McCauley Dromore 1798 [c]
Mary McCully Co.Down c.1812 LDS
Daniel McAuley Hillsborough 1813 [b]
Catherine McCauley Dromore 1813 [c]
John McCauley Hillsborough 1816 [b]
Elizabeth McCauley Hillsborough 1816 [b]
Alexander McCauley Hillsborough 1821 [b]
Mary Ann McCauley Killinchy1822 LDS *
Mary McAuley Dromore 1822 LDS *
Jane? McCauley Hillsborough 1824 [b]
Sarah McCauley Hillsborough 1825 [b]
Sarah McAlly? Hillsborough 1826 [b]
Robert? McCauley? Hillsborough 1827 [b]
Francis McCawley Hillsborough 1833 [b]
James McAuley Hillsborough 1838 [b]
Maria McAuly Dromara 1839 LDS *
John McAuley Hillsborough 1843 [b]
James McCauley Hillsborough 1853 [b]
Joseph Henry Macauley Hillsborough 1858 [b]
Robert Peel Dromara 1858 [d]
Euphanie Jane Macaulay Hillsborough 1861 [b]
William John McCauley Hillsborough 1861 [b]
Alexander McCausley Hillsborough 1863 [b]
Mary McCausley Hillsborough 1866 [b]
Amelia Jane Blakely Macaulay Hillsborough 1866 [b]
James McAuley Hillsborough 1867 [b]
Margaret McAuly Dromara 1867 LDS *
Alexander McCamley Hillsborough 1868 [b]
William John Andrew Macaulay Hillsborough 1868 [b]
Ellen Elizabeth Macauley Hillsborough 1868 [b]
Samuel John Foster Dromara 1868 [e]
Eleanor McAuley Hillsborough 1869 [b]
Annie Mary Foster Dromara 1870 [e]
Mary Dodd Foster Dromara 1872 [e]
Robert McCauley Hillsborough 1873 [b]
  
[a] Roman Catholic records for the Parish of Dromore and Garvaghy.
[b] Church of Ireland Records of the Parish of Hillsborough.
[c] Church of Ireland Records of the Parish of Dromore.
[d] LDS IGI records.
[e] Ros Davies webpage.


The second part of this appendix contains details of some of the registered McAuley births listed above,

Parents:Place:Date:Child's Name:
 
BANBRIDGE AND DROMORE AREA:
 
John McCauley + Francis Dromore Parish Feb.9,1798  John
McClave? of Greenan (illeg.)
 
Henry McCauley + Martha (Lindsay) Dromore Parish 1813Catherine
Dromore Parish Sep.15,1822Mary
 
Bernard McAuly + S. (Arnold) Dromara Presbyterian Aug.20,1839Maria
 
William McAuly + Jane (Corbit) Dromara Presbyterian May 24,1867Margaret
 
Margaret Brannon Crossgare, Dromara Aug.15,1872John
Henry Cauley (farmer) Crossgare, Dromara Dec.14,1876Patrick
+ Margaret Brannan
 
John Foster + Margaret (McAuley) Dromara 1868Samuel John
Dromara 1870Annie Mary
Dromara 1872Mary Dodd
 
LISBURN AND HILLSBOROUGH AREA:
 
James McAuley + Esther (Mulholland) Corcreeny, Hills. Jan.26,1783Catherine
[McCauley] Taughblane, HillsboroughJul.9,1786 John
Taughblane, Hills.Mar.13,1791 James
[McCalley] Taughblane, Hills.Jun.29,1794 Jane
Taughblane, Hills.Jul.3,1797 Esther
 
John McAulay + Sarah (Stewart) Clogher, Hillsborough Sep.9,1813Daniel
[McCauley] Clogher, Hills. Mar.3, 1816 John
[McCausley] Clogher, Hills. Oct.28,1821 Alexander
[McCauley] Clogher, Hills. Jun.2, 1824 Jane?
[McCauley] Clogher, Hills. Oct.21,1827 Robert?
 
Henry McCauley + ? (Stanfield) Taughblane, HillsboroughMay 12, 1816 Elizabeth
 
Henry McAuley + Sarah (Mulholland) Ballykeel-artifinny Apr.28, 1825 Sarah
 
Henry McCawley (weaver) + Mary (?) Drumitah...? Oct.29, 1833 Francis
[McAuley] Ballykeel Artifinny Nov.4, 1838 James
 
Saunders McCauley? + Isabella (?) Ballykeel Artifinny Oct.17, 1830 Mary
 
John McAlly? + M.A. (Gray) Hillsborough May 2, 1826 Sarah
 
James McAuley + Mary (?)Carnreagh, BlarisAug.6, 1843 John
 
Alexander McCauley (lab.) + Mary (?)Carnreagh Sep.14, 1853 James
[now a weaver] Carnreagh, Blaris May 20, 1861 William John
Carnreagh, Blaris Aug.20, 1863 Alexander
Carnreagh, Blaris Feb.23, 1866 Mary
[now a lab.] Hillsborough Apr.24, 1868 Alexander
 
Samuel Macauley (surgeon) + Elizabeth (?)HillsboroughJul.30, 1858 Joseph Henry
Samuel Macaulay (surgeon) + Isabella (?) HillsboroughMar.29, 1866 Amelia Jane Blakely
Samuel Macaulay (surgeon) + Isabella (?) HillsboroughApr.5, 1868 William John
Andrew
 
John Macaulay (weaver) + Grace (?)Cabragh Apr.5, 1861 Euphanie Jane
 
Patrick McAuley (lab.) + Anne (?)Lisburn? Feb.13, 1867 James
May 1, 1869 Eleanor
Dunmurry Nov.4, 1873 Robert
 
George Macauley (Sergeant R.I.?)HillsboroughDec.18, 1868 Ellen Elizabeth
+ Sarah (?)
 
DOWNPATRICK AREA:
 
Arthur McCauley Killinchy Presbyterian Feb.1,1822Mary Ann
 

MARRIAGES

This is a list of some of the McAuley (or similar name) marriages in the Hillsborough and Dromore area of County Down. In the case of registered marriages, also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted; details of some of these are included in the second part of this section.

First Name(s) Surname Area Year Ref. Ch.
 
William   McCawley   Dromore, Down   1825   [c] *
Mary McCully Dromara c.1844 [d] *
Mary McAuly Dromara 1858 [d] *
  
Registered marriages prior to 1864 are non-Catholic marriages.
[c] Records of Dromore Parish Church, County Down.
[d] LDS IGI records.


The second part of this appendix contains details of some of the above marriages.

William McCawley married Agnes Moore in Dromore Parish Church on Sep.20, 1825.

Mary McCully married John Peel in Dromora about 1844.

Mary McAuly married John Peel in Dromora Presbyterian Church on Sep.6, 1858.

DEATHS

This is a list of some of the McAuley (or similar name) deaths in the Hillsborough and Dromore area of County Down. In the case of registered deaths, also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted; details of some of these are included in the second part of this section.

1st Name [Age]   Surname Area Year Ref. Ch.
  
Marr? [50] Macauley   Hillsborough   1829   [b] *
John [53] McCauley Hillsborough 1829 [b] *
William [98] McCauley Hillsborough 1829 [b] *
Mary [31] McCaulay Hillsborough 1830 [b] *
Sarah [8] McAuley Hillsborough 1835 [b] *
Mary Anne [67] Macaulay Hillsborough 1851 [b] *
Mary [73] Macaulay Hillsborough 1866 [b] *
Henry [84] Macaulay Hillsborough 1871 [b] *
William [13] Macauley Hillsborough 1877 [b] *
Margaret [?2] McCauley Hillsborough 1878 [b] *
Maria [17] Macauley Hillsborough 1883 [b] *
  
[b] Church of Ireland Records of the Parish of Hillsborough.
[c] Records of Dromore Parish Church, County Down.


The second part of this appendix contains details of some of the above deaths.

Marr? Macauley of Lisadian, aged 50, was buried on Apr.11, 1829, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

John McCauley of Lisadian, aged 53, was buried on Oct.26, 1829, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

William McCauley of Blaris, aged 98, father of the above John McCauley of Lisadian was buried on Nov.1, 1829, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Mary McCauley of Lisadian, aged 31, was buried on Apr.5, 1830, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Sarah McAuley of Culcavey, Blaris, aged 8, was buried on Apr.12, 1835, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Mary Anne Macaulay of Lisburn, aged 67, was buried on Feb.21, 1851, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Mary Macaulay of Maze, Blaris, aged 73, was buried on Nov.15, 1866, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Henry Macaulay of Maze, Blaris, aged 84, was buried on Dec.9, 1871, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

William Macauley of Dunmurry, aged 13, was buried on Sep.29, 1877, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Margaret McCauley of Maze, aged 12 or 72, was buried on Nov.26, 1878, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Maria Macauley of The Maze, aged 17, was buried on Jan.3, 1883, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS

Dromara Second Presbyterian Graveyard, County Down:

McAULEY. [Polished granite pillar in a railed enclosure]. In loving memory of John B. McAuley, merchant, Belfast, who died 9th Feb. 1886.
[On a white limestone tablet with the above]. In loving memory of David Stewart McAuley, Dromara, died 1901 aged 57. Also his wife Martha Jane, died 1926 aged 81. And their children, Margaret Knox aged 1, and Andrew Todd aged 15. Also their son James Francis , died October 1936, and his wife Clara Jane died July 1946.
[On another white limestone tablet]. In memoriam, Sarannie, daughter of David and Martha McAuley, and beloved wife of R.J.Fynne, died December 1944.
[Note: David Stewart McAuley was a coal merchant and grocer in Dromara in 1886.]

Dromara Reformed Presbyterian Graveyard, County Down:

FULTON. [White limestone tablet in a low railed enclosure]. In memory of beloved parents:- Henry Fulton who died 30th November 1891 aged 75 years. And his wife Mary Caldwell who died 12th January 1893 aged 77 years. Their son, Joseph Fulton, born 13 September, 1846, died 1st January 1877. Their grandchildren:- Edward A. Macaulay, born 30th June 1875, died 19th September 1876, and his baby sister, their daughter Jane F. Macaulay, born 21st April 1840, died 1st October, 1899. Alexander Macaulay, beloved husband of the above, who died 29th August 1918 aged 78 years. ``Until day break and the shadows flee away.'' The burying place of Alexander Macaulay.
[White limestone tablet in a corner of the enclosure]. Erected by his sister in loving memory of Mrs.Fulton, Waringsford, born 18th April 1848, died 30th Nov. 1913.

Annahilt Graveyard, County Down:

McCAULEY. [Cast-iron tablet of c.1900]. Family burying ground of John McCauley, Belfast.

Hillsborough Graveyard, County Down:

McCONNELL. [White limestone]. Erected by W.J.Wilkinson and S.Macauley in loving memory of Ellen McConnell who died 29th May 1886. Also of the Wilkinson family. ``Not lost but gone before''.

GRIFFITH VALUATION

This basic source dating from about 1860 yielded the following land holdings (a/r/p stands for acres/roods/perches and values are given in pounds.shillings.pence).

Name: Property (No.): Area: Land House
(a/r/p)value: value:
Townland of Cabragh:
James Gilliland + Alexander McAuley 10/2/25
 

McAULEY FAMILIES

The following family information was provided by Larry Koehler (llkoehler@tir.com) and supported by LDS IGI records:

  1. Thomas Peel married Anna Green. There is an extant letter dated Dec. 1841 from Anna Green Peel in Belfast to her children in Canada. Anna went to London, Ontario, Canada, and sadly died on Sep.1, 1847 at the age of 51 whilst helping nurse immigrants who had the fever. Thomas and Anna are the great-great-grandparents of Robert Peel (info@peelvideo.com) who supplied information on this family. The children of Thomas and Anna Peel:
    1. Thomas Green Peel was christened on Nov.28, 1826, in Hillsborough, County Down.
    2. John Peel was born on Jan.17, 1822, in Hillsborough, County Down and married Mary McCauley. Their children:
      1. William Peel was born in Dromara on Oct.16, 1848.
      2. Robert Peel was born in Dromara on Sep.6, 1858.
      3. Elias Peel was born in Annahilt Parish on May 19, 1864. He emigrated to the US in 1881 with his brother James; they joined their uncle James Peel.
      4. James M. Peel was born in Mar.1861 in Dromara, County Down. He emigrated to the US in 1881 with his brother Elias; they joined their uncle James Peel. James married Margaret R. Wilson, the daughter of John Wilson and Anna Best, on Feb.15, 1883, in Pittsburgh, PA. James died on Mar.7, 1901, in Washington, Pennsylvania. The children of James and Margaret:
        1. Lester G. Peel was born on Mar.19, 1896, and married Cora Elizabeth Wilkinson on Jun.25, 1919, in Washington, Pennsylvania. Lester died on Oct.5, 1972, in Washington, Pennsylvania. Their children:
          1. Lester Clyde Peel died on Dec.17, 1981, in Washington, PA.
    3. James Peel emigrated to the US and settled in Pennsylvania.

Last updated 10/15/05.


Christopher E. Brennen