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22/08/2009 10:04 pm
no-avatar offline carolwoodhousemail

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McLoughlin Lester
My great great grandfather was George McLoughlin. He married Maria Matilda Lester from Killylea in 1853. George and Maria eigrated to Scotland where he was an Excise Officer. He later joined the Inland Revenue and served in Bedworth and Brackley in England. He died in london in 1880's Maria went to Nottingham where she brought up the family until her death in 1912. Does anyone know where George McLughlin was born and who his parents were?
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Re: McLoughlin Lester
Like you, I have had difficulty in tracing the McLoughlins. George's father was John McLoughlin of Barrack Hill who was a 'pensioner' in Armagh at the time of his second marriage to Elizabeth Winter on 15/11/1851. His father is named as John McLoughlin, a farmer. I have seen the original entry in St Mark's church register for the marriage. I deduced that John McLoughlin was George's father from the confirmation records at St Mark's which stated that George McLoughlin of Barrack Hill was confirmed in 1846 age 15, so he must have been born in 1831. He entered the Inland Revenue in 1852 (TNA CUST 116/58/18, however this record refers to a John McLoughlin born in Termonfeckin about 1836!! That is as far as I have got. I have checked records at PRONI, but don't expect to get any further until I have been to TNA and seen the original Inland Revenue record for George.

My guess is that as George and Maria's son William had the middle name Lester after Maria's family, that Pentland is the maiden name of George's mother. As Mary Ann, Matilda and Jane are Lester Christian names, then it might be that George's mother was Caroline or Elizabeth Pentland.

Below are some notes I made on a visit to Armagh.
City of Armagh Valuation, Walters, 17, English Street., 1839.
1839 No. 11 Barrack Hill occupied by John McLoughlin valuation £5

Barrack Hill Lane (now George Street) pound and 5 houses exempt in 1839.

1864 Valuation John McLoughlin, Barrack Hill House and Yard valued at £3.00. JMc Occupied the property owned by Thomas McDowell

1864 William McLoughlin occupied offices and yard owned by William Boyd and valued at £4-10-0.

Union of Armagh Valuation 1864 (no. and letter reference to Map 25.

St Mark's Parish Register (back)
His Grace the Lord Primate or Ireland confirmed George McLoughlin aged 15, address Barrack Hill.

1852 George McLoughlin: Entry papers for service as an Excise Man. TNA CUST 116/58/18.

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