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DEAN/DEANE of Bushmills, Antrim

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DEAN/DEANE of Bushmills, Antrim

Posted: 1361562382000
Classification: Query
Surnames: DEAN, BOYD
I am trying to locate family for Margaret DEAN. She was born c1824, Antrim. She married Stephenson BOYD 21 May 1842, Bushmills, Antrim.

"Her maiden name was Margaret Dean. She was the 4th. child in her family and was born at sea, as the family moved from Ireland to Scotland. After Stephenson died she took her daughters and immigrated to New Zealand from Scotland. The boys went to the United States and Canada. She was buried at , New Zealand."
(taken from a page in a photo album, 'Margaret Dean Boyd, reprint 1970' - possibly from Mary Boyd of Boone's notes)

Some of this info is incorrect, as the sons had already emigrated to the US before Stephenson's death, and 2 daughters had already gone to NZ also. Margaret followed a 5 years after her husband's death with 3 daughters, and 2 grandchildren.

Death cert:
d.24 May 1911, Margaret Boyd, domestie, age 87, cause of death heiuiplegia (duration 2 hours), parents 'Deans, no information available', father's profession butcher, buried 27 May 1911, Gore; Rev Andrew Gray, Presbytarian minister; born Ireland and in NZ for 28 years (c1883), married in Cambuslang, Scotland to Stevenson Boyd at age 18, 8 children living (3 males, 5 females, no definite ages procurable), signed by undertaker.

I have found some other DEANs for the time period.

OTHER DEANS FROM BUSHMILLS (unsure how related yet)
DEAN, Serjeant, ISAAC, 17564. "D" Coy. 12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 26. Son of Samuel and Margaret Dean, of Main St., Bushmills, Co. Antrim. XXXIX. N. 1. - this Dean family could be descended from the same ancestors.

Ireland, Index to Griffith’s Valuation, 1848-1864:
Samuel Dean Antrim, Dunluce, Bushfoot or Lisanduff (Bushfoot in the Bushmills area)

Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1824-1837 (Deans in Antrim extracted):
Archd. Dean Antrim, Dunluce, Ballyhome 1828
Archibald Dean Antrim, Billy, Eagrey 1824
Hannah Dean Antrim, Derryaghy, Near Rushy-Hill 1827
Hugh Dean Antrim, Billy, Eagrey 1824
James Dean Antrim, Blaris, Largymore 1834
John Dean Antrim, Derry Deanery/Templemore, Bohillon
Mary Dean Antrim, Billy, Eagrey 1824
Robert Dean Antrim, Billy, Eagrey 1824
Widow ? Dean Antrim, Belfast/Shankill, Dunmurry 1826
Widow ? Dean Antrim, Billy, Eagrey 1824
William Dean Antrim, Ballyclug, Ballykeel 1825

Ireland, The Royal Irish Constabulary 1816-1921 (all Deans in Antrim extracted):
Birth Date/Age: 21
Birthplace: Antrim
Enlisted: 1846
Film #: 856058
Page #: 176B

Birth Date/Age: 19
Birthplace: Antrim
Enlisted: 1862
Film #: 856064
Page #: 104

1911 Ireland Census - in the township if Bushmills ( - accessed 13/4/2009):
Samuel Dean, head, 52, Stone mason, married 26 years, 10 children, 6 children living, born Bushmills Co Antrim, cannot speak Irish
Maggie Dean, wife, 47, married 26 years, 10 children, 6 children living, born Co Antrim
Samuel Dean, son, 23, stone mason,
Isaac Dean, son, 20, labourer,
John Dean, son, 17, no profession listed,
Robert Dean, son, 14, tailor,
Tillie Dean, dau, 12, scholar,
Jeannie Dean, dau, 8, scholar,
(can all read and write; all Church of Ireland, children all born Co Antrim and single)

Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.
Regards, Victoria Boyd

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