KERR FAMILY CHRONICLES

© Christopher Earls Brennen

Datafile 10A. Dallas Records

GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS

Coagh Presbyterian Church Graveyard:

DALLAS. In loving memory of James died Jul.12, 1955, Mary died Sep.30, 1957 and their son James died Apr.27, 1979.

DALLAS. In loving memory of a dear husband and father Leslie murdered by terrorists Mar.7, 1989, aged 38 years.

GRIFFITH VALUATION

This valuation of land holdings, dating from about 1860, contains the following references to Dallas families living in eastern County Tyrone. (a/r/p stands for acres/roods/perches and the values are in pounds. shillings. pence).

Name: Property (No.): Area: Land House
(a/r/p)value: value:
 
UNION OF DUNGANNON:
Parish of Artrea, Townland of Edernagh, from Rev. James Jones:
James Dallas Hs.,off.+ land 6/3/5 4.0.0 1.0.0

REGISTERED BIRTHS

The first part of this appendix is a listing of some of the Dallas entries in the index of registered births or in various church records as indicated. 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 the appendix.

First Name(s)   Surname   Area   Year   Ref. Ch.
  
Robert Dallas Brigh Pres. 1839  LDS C700191/0083
Samuel Dallas Brigh Pres. 1841LDS C700191/0165
Sarah Jane Dallas Tamlaght 1852 [a] *
Anna Dawless   Ballinderry   1854LDS C700161/1843
Thomas Dallas Tamlaght 1854 [a] *
Robert Dallas Tamlaght 1861LDS C700421/0838
Samuel Dallas Tamlaght 1861LDS C700421/0863
Hannah Bella   Dallas Tamlaght 1863
James Dallas Tamlaght 1865LDS C700421/0979
Thomas Dallas Tamlaght 1866LDS C700421/1000
Elizabeth Dallas Cookstown 1867LDS C701311/4953
Samuel Dallas Tamlaght 1868LDS C700421/1056
Elizabeth Dallas Tamlaght 1869LDS C700421/1092
Ellen Dallas Tamlaght 1869LDS C700421/1092
Eliza Dallas Coagh 1871[b]
William Dallas Tamlaght 1872LDS C700421/1186
female Dallas Tamlaght 1873[j]*
 
[a] Records of the Parish of Tamlaght, Counties Derry and Tyrone.
[b] Civil registration (rootsweb website).
[j] Emerald Ancestors website.


Parents: Place: Date: Child's Name:
  
James Dallas Brigh Presbyterian   Apr.24,1839  Robert
Brigh Presbyterian Jul.17,1841Samuel
 
Thomas (lab.) + Eliza Anne Dallas   Drumconvis(?), Tam.Jun.16,1852Sarah Jane
Tamlaght (bapt.) Apr.18,1854Thomas
[Thomas now a weaver]
Tamlaght (bapt.) Sep. -,1861Robert
Tamlaght Dec.18,1863Hannah Bella
+ Anne (Roddy)Tamlaght Mar.29,1866Thomas
+ Anne (Rody) Tamlaght Jan.19,1868Samuel
Tamlaght Jul.30,1869Ellen
Tamlaght Jan.29,1872William
 
James + Sarah Dallas Ballinderry Nov. -,1854Anna
Tamlaght Oct. -,1861Samuel
 
Robert Dallas + Tamlaght Sep.13,1865James
Mary Anne (Devlin)[Bapt. Dec.14, 1865]
 
Robert Dallas Coagh Jul.10,1871Eliza
+ Sarah (Mitchell)
+ Sarah Jane (Biggers) Tamlaght Sep.14,1873female
 
Samuel Dallas + Cookstown Jan.25,1867Elizabeth
Sarah (McGee)

REGISTERED MARRIAGES

The first part of this appendix is a listing of some of the Dallas entries in the index of registered marriages and in various church records. 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 the appendix.

First Name(s)   Surname Area   Year   Ref. Ch.
  
Samuel Dallis Carland 1772 [a] *
Thomas Dallis Carland 1772 [a] *
Mary Dallas   Carland 1781 [a] *
Sarah Dalis Donaghmore   1811LDS M700701/0212
Nancy Dallas Cookstown 1853 - *
Anne Dallas Cookstown 1856 - *
Samuel Dallas Cookstown 1859 4/285 *
Thomas Dallas Cookstown 1863 4/289 *
Samuel Dallis Cookstown 1892(3)  1/585
 
[a] Records of Carland Presbyterian Church, County Tyrone.


Samuel Dallis of the congregation of Carland Presbyterian Church and Isabel Wilson of the congregation of Clannaness were married in Carland Presbyterian Church on Jan.5, 1772 [LDS A471061/1785].

Thomas Dallis of the congregation of Carland Presbyterian Church and Mary Kaine of Donaghenry were married in Carland Presbyterian Church on Mar.1, 1772.

Alexander Nixon and Mary Dallas, both of the congregation, were married in Carland Presbyterian Church on May 13, 1781.

Sarah Dalis and James Moore were married in the Parish of Donaghmore in July, 1811 [LDS M700701/0212].

Nancy Dallas married Matthew Trimble on 31 March, 1853, in Brigh Presbyterian Church.

John Robinson married Anne Dallas on Nov.27, 1856, in Tamlaght Parish Church, Coagh. John was of full age, a bachelor and labourer, of Drumard, Parish of Lissan; his father was Thomas Robinson, a labourer. Anne Dallas was a minor, a spinster and a weaver, of Ballydawley(?); her father was James Dallas, a labourer. Both made their marks. Witnesses were Samuel Dalles and Robert Murtagh(?).

Samuel Dallas, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Edernagh (father: James Dallas, farmer) to Ellen Charleton, full age, spinster, of Coagh (father: Robert Charleton, farmer) on Dec.19, 1859, in Presbyterian Church, Coagh.

Thomas Dallas, 35, widower, labourer, of Drumard, parish of Tamlaght (father: James Dallas, labourer) to Anne Rhoddy, 21, spinster, servant, of Drumard (father: Francis Rhoddy, labourer) in Registry Office, Cookstown on Sep.29, 1863. He signed, she made her mark. Robert Dallas was a witness.

REGISTERED DEATHS

The first part of this section is a listing of some of the Dallas entries in the index of the registered deaths or in various church records. 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.
  
Elizabeth [39] Dallas   Ardtrea   1862   [a] *
 
[a] Records of the Parish of Ardtrea, County Tyrone.


Elizabeth Dallas aged 39 of Drumads, Tamlaghts(?), died on Sep.6, 1862, and was buried at Ardtrea Parish Church.

CENSUS OF 1901

The 1901 Census contains the following references to Dallas families living in eastern County Tyrone. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, Meth = Methodist, CofE = Church of Ireland, RW = read and write, RO = read only, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widow or widower, HD = husband or head, WI =wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = nephew or neice, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, ML = mother-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, SE = servant, BO = boarder, VI = visitor, CoTyr = County Tyrone, Co.D = County Derry.

Great George's Street, Coagh:
Thomas Dallis HD  CofE  RW  73  Labourer WICoTyr
Lizzie Dallis GDCofERW11Scholar UMCoTyr
Townland of Gortigal, Parish of Arboe:
Samuel Dallas HDPresRW28Labourer MACoTyr
Olivia Dallas WIPresRW27- MACoTyr
Maggie Dallas DAPresRW6 Scholar NMCoTyr
Caroline Dallas DAPresNR3 - NMCoTyr
John Dallas SOPresNR4 - NMCoTyr
Samuel James Dallas  SOPresNR3m- NMCoTyr
Margaret
Jane McConway MLCofERW68  Weaver WICoTyr
Annie Nichol NECofERW13Scholar NMCoTyr
John Seaton BOCofERO68Labourer WICoTyr
Church Street, Cookstown, Parish of Derryloran:
Robert Dallas HDPresRW57Lab. on streetsMACoTyr
Sara Jane Dallas WIPresRW58- MA  CoTyr
Sara Jane Dallas DAPresRW21Spinner in factoryUMCoTyr
Maria Dallas DAPresRW17Spinner in factoryUMCoTyr
Letitia Charles BOCofERW22Spinner in factory  UMCoTyr

CENSUS OF 1911

The 1911 Census contains the following references to Dallas families living in the vicinity of Coagh. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, Meth = Methodist, CofE = Church of Ireland, RoCa = Roman Catholic, SoFr = Society of Friends, RW = read and write, RO = read only, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widow or widower, HD = husband or head, WI = wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = nephew or neice, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, SE = servant, BO = boarder, VI = visitor, CoTyr = County Tyrone.

NameAgePos.  Religion  Birthplace   Occupation  Lit.  Marr.  
 
House 3 in Ballydawley (Springhill, Londonderry):
James Dallas 50 HD Pres   CoTyr Agricultural Labourer   RW   MA
Mary Dallas36 WI Pres CoDer RW MA
[Married 2 years]
Isabella Davison69 ML Pres CoDer Seamstress RW WI
 
House 3 in Gortigal (Ballyclog, Tyrone):
Samuel Dallis35HDBretCoTyrFarm ServantRWMA
Olivia Dallis 35 WI CofE CoTyr RW MA
[Married 16 years, children born 7, children living 7]
John Dallis14 SOBretCoTyrFarm ServantRWUM
Caroline Dallis12 DABret CoTyrScholarRWUM
Samuel Dallis10SOBret CoTyr ScholarRW UM
Thomas Dallis 7 SO Bret CoTyr ScholarRWUM
George Dallis 5 SO Bret CoTyr NRUM
Mary Martha Dallis   1 DA Bret CoTyr NRUM
 

MISCELLANEOUS

Kenneth G. Dallas of Barnwood, Gloucester, informed me that his great-great-grandfather, George Dallas, was a handloom weaver who was living in Paisley, Scotland, at the time of the 1841 census. Born about 1790 in Ireland, he was brought to Scotland shortly thereafter. George Dallas's parents may have been George Dallas and Isabella Kirkwood.

Last updated 9/9/99.


Christopher E. Brennen