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MAGEE, RUDDY, GRAYSON and HAMILTON Relatives from Co. Armagh

MAGEE, RUDDY, GRAYSON and HAMILTON Relatives from Co. Armagh

Posted: 1369383924000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Magee, Ruddy, Grayson, Hamilton
Looking for any info on great-great grandparents and their ancestors. Details known are:

Thomas MAGEE (abt 1842-1909) born Co. Armagh Ireland) married Elizabeth RUDDY (abt 1847-1905)born Co. Armagh, Ireland) in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 11 OCT 1866.

Parents of Thomas are: Robert MAGEE and Rebecca GRAYSON.

Parents of Elizabeth are: John James RUDDY (abt 1815-1873)and Elizabeth GRAYSON (1811-1891). They were married abt 1837 in Portadown, Co. Armagh, Ireland.

Rebecca GRAYSON and Elizabeth GRAYSON are sisters born to Thomas GRAYSON (abt 1794-1879) and Jane HAMILTON (abt 1793-1873).

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated in furthering my research.


Re: MAGEE, RUDDY, GRAYSON and HAMILTON Relatives from Co. Armagh

Posted: 1373304744000
Classification: Query
Can't do family stories just what is available on the

Portadown 1864 underwent the Griffith Valuation for taxes. It is now used as a census substitute:

Portadown, Armagh was a town and township and had many townlands but in just two Parish's Drumcree & Seagoe
all in the Poor Law Union of Lurgan (within 12 mi.)

The following isn't complete just a few as an example:

Robert Magee, Parish Drumcree, Townland Iavanagh, PortaDown
Poor Law Union Lurgan, tenant of John Harrison

#23 William Street, house, outbuildings and yard

Robert Magee, Parish Shankill, Townland Lurgan, PLU Lurgan
tenant of Henry Greer

#13 North Street - a house

Thomas Grayson, Parish Seagoe, Townland Boconnell, PLU
Lurgan, tenant of Lord Lurgan

#14A & 15 house, outbuildings and land 5.1.5 & 1.2.0

14b Francis Grayson from Thomas Grayson a house

John Grayson #5 tenant of Thomas Ruddell land 0.1.20
4A house and land 2 acres 3 roods 25 perches 4B land 1.2.30

Joseph Ruddy, Parish of Seagoe, Townland Lisnisky,PLU Lurgan
tenant of John Bulla

#22BAc house and garden 0.0.15 perches (a perch is 10'x10') has 1901/1911 census but pall parents have passed on,but siblings might be there

The british telephone book has:

10 Magee's in Armagh, 3 in Dungannon
1 Grayson, Dungannon, Armagh
3 Ruddy, Dungannon

This phone book has complete addresses with postal codes.
Might be worth writing as you might find someone to help you point you in the right direction or spark an interest.
Helpful for locating gravestone inscriptions for family history.

There are cemetaries listed on these: free inscriptions and photos

Other resources: + Armagh United Kingdom+Ireland+Armagh
both these have varied resources not necessarily census

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