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Gregg Genealogy Notes, Ramelton, Aughnish Parish, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


Gregg, William (1817 - 1909)

Ecclesiastical historian, was born at Killycreen, near Ramelton, county Donegal, Ireland, on July 5, 1817, the son of Daniel Gregg and Jane Graham. He was educated at Glasgow University (B.A., 1843) and at Edinburgh University (M.A. 1844). In 1846 he was licensed to preach in the Free Church of Scotland, and came to Canada as a missionary. From 1847 to 1857 he was minister of St. John's Presbyterian Church, Belleville; and from 1857 to 1872 of Cooke's Church, Toronto. In 1864 he was appointed lecturer in apologetics in Knox College, Toronto; and he remained on the staff of this college, first as professor of apologetics and later as professor of apologetics and church history, until his retirement in 1895. He died in Toronto on May 26, 1909. In 1849 he married Phoebe, eldest daughter of Dr. Rufus Holden, of Belleville; and by her he had several children. He was a D.D. of Hanover University (1878); and he was the author of a History of the Presbyterian Church in Canada (Toronto, 1885)


(Taken from The Encyclopedia of Canada)




Date Notice
Oct 12 1833 [Married] On Thursday, the 10th inst., by the Rev. Edward Reid, Mr Robert Spencer, merchant, Ramelton, to Miss Isabella Gregg, eldest daughter of Mr Daniel Gregg, Killycreen
Mar 2 1839 [Married] On 21st Feb., by the Rev. James Reid, of Ramelton, Mr Moses Gregg, Killycreen, to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Mr William Black, of Ballgreen
Jun 1 1839 [Married] At Ramelton, on Thursday 23rd ult., by the Rev. Matthew Wilson, John Spencer, Esq., merchant, to Martha, second daughter of Daniel Gregg, Esq., of Killycreen, Ramelton
Oct 7 1848 [Married] On Thursday, the 28th ult., in the Second Presbyterian Church, Ramelton, by the Rev. Matthew Wilson, Mr Andrew Gaily, of Killylastin, Letterkenny, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of the late Mr George Gregg, of Moneylaggin
Nov 23 1849 [Married] In Scots’ Church, Ramelton, on the 20th inst., by the Rev. Matthew Wilson, Mr Henry Caldwell, Fawney, Cumber [Co Londonderry], to Miss Sarah Gregg, youngest daughter of the late Mr John Gregg, Carrycastle
Aug 8 1851 [Married] On the 17th July, by the Rev. Dr. Roberts, Baltimore, John Gregg, Esq., to Margaret C., daughter of James Lavens, Esq., Milford, Ireland
Aug 15 1851 [Died] On the 22nd ult., aged 68 years, Mr Daniel Gregg, Sen., of Killycreen, near Ramelton
Jan 15 1858 [Died] On the 13th inst., at his residence Carrycastle, near Ramelton, Mr Richard Gregg
Jun 11 1858 [Died] On Sunday night, the 30th ult., of inflammation of the bowels, Elizabeth, daughter of Mr Moses Gregg, of Killycreen, near Ramelton, aged nine years
Feb 1 1861 [Died] December 27, at Baltimore, Margaret C., wife of John Gregg, Esq., and youngest daughter of James Lavens, Esq., Ramelton


Aughnish Tithe Applotment Book (1834)

Daniel Gregg is recorded as farming a leasehold consisting of eighteen arable acres in Killycreen townland, 2 roods of bog green pasture in Ballybokeel and 30 acres of assessed as arable and meadow in Aughnish

Killycreen is now known as Kilcreen

Carrycastle is now known as Carrowcashel