Wilson and Elders from N Ireland

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Wilson and Elders from N Ireland

Post by Anonymous »

I am looking for any information on Wilsons living in Gortarhar Rasharkin
County Antrim, Also looking for information on any Elders from the same area.
My grandfather Samuel G Wilson was born in Gortarhar Rasharkin to Jane Elder ( married name ) Father Unknown
Also looking for Mary Elder who married an Elder From Glasgow Scotland
her sons name was Tom Elder and he married a gal named Jeanie ( last name unknown)
They had children named Desmond , William,Isabelle, Mary and Sally all last names at birth were Elders and living in Gortarhar Rasharkin C. Antrim. Any information would be greatly appreciated


Wilson and Elders from N Ireland

Post by Christopher »

Hello Wales,

When were your Elder and Wilson families living in the Gortarhar, Rasharkin area?


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Post by Janice M »

I don't know if there is a connection or not, but my Elder family were from Antrim originally and some moved to Glasgow.

The only information I have regarding where in Antrim they came from, was my great-great-grandfather's marriage and death.

7 April 1842 - Marriage
John Elder of Gortrechy
Peggy Stuart of Killycuggan,
witnesses James Ray and James Stuart

John Elder
aged 80 yrs
died on the 1st April 1898
at Craigs
informant was Ann Smyth daughter

His daughter Ann's marriage
19 July 1882 - Marriage - Portglenone
Ann Elder
Henry Smyth

We know that they lived on a farm called "Burnfoot" just north (I believe) of Gortaheran and Killycoogan beside the River Bann.


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