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Holmes Family Notes, Co. Tyrone 1820-68

Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


December 5 1820 Married on the 30th ult. at Leck, by the Rev. Francis Brownlow, DR. McINNIS  [MAGINNESS] , of Dublin, to MISS HOLMES, daughter of the REV. JOHN HOLMES, Presbyterian Minister of Donagheady
May 18 1824 We are extremely sorry to announce the death of ISABELLA, eldest daughter of much-respected townsman, MR. WM. HOLMES, who changed a mortal for an immortal state, at one o’clock on the morning of Saturday the 15th inst. after a tedious illness of twelve weeks, which she bore with the greatest resignation. Her mild & gentle disposition endeared her to her parents, and all her friends and acquaintance
March 4 1828 We are sorry to have to announce the death of WILLIAM, son of our much respected townsman, MR. WM. HOLMES, who died in December last, at Blue Mountain Valley, Jamaica, in the 23rd year of his age
November 3 1829 Married on Thursday, the 29th ult. by the Rev. W. McCrea, JOHN HOLMES, ESQ. late of Glenville, now of Strabane to ELIZA, eldest daughter of JAMES McCREA, of Glencush
September 21 1830 Married on Wednesday last, by the Rev. William Mulligan, MR. ROBERT HOLMES, to MISS ANNE CRAWFORD, ESQ., both of this town
June 14 1831 MR. JOHN HOLMES of this town, who, in May 1830, obtained a diploma in midwifery from the Lying-in Hospital in Dublin, was admitted a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, on the 13th ult., and received a diploma accordingly
November 8 1831 Died on Saturday evening at Brosney, in the parish of Donagheady, after a short illness, aged 77, the REV. JOHN HOLMES, who, for upwards of fifty years fulfilled the office of Presbyterian Minister of the Second Congregation of Donagheady. He was a gentleman very much respected, and died very deservedly regretted by a most numerous circle of relatives and friends, which was fully testified by the large attendance of persons of all persuasions, who followed his remains to the place of interment
March 27 1832 On the evening of Tuesday last, as two men, servants of MR WILLIAM HOLMES, of the Brewery of this town, were drying barley, they fell asleep, and there being a very great smoke in the loft, they were nearly suffocated. Had it not been for a dog which was in the premises, both lives would have been lost, as on hearing the moans of the men, the dog alarmed MR. ROBERT HOLMES, who, with the greatest promptitude, dragged them to the door, and instantly sent for medical assistance; and by the unremitting exertions of DR. LENEY SURGEONS HOLMES and MITCHELL, they were restored to life, and are now completely recovered
May 22 1832 Died on Tuesday last, after a lingering illness, which he bore with christian fortitude and resignation, MR. WILLIAM HOLMES, of this town, Brewer. In him were united all the good qualities that could adorn the christian. A tender parent, a loving husband, and one whose hand was always open to the call of the needy. His loss is deeply lamented by all who knew him, which was fully testified by the numerous and respectable assemblage that followed his remains to the graveyard at Stranorlar
March 12 1833 Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. James Gamble, MR GRAHAM ROSS, of Nt. Stewart, to MISS HOLMES daughter of MR. SAMUEL HOLMES, of this town
July 9 1833 Married on Wednesday evening last, by the Rev. A. P. Goudy, WILLIAM GLASSE, ESQ. Solicitor, to MARY, eldest daughter of the late WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ. both of this town
April 29 1834 Died in this town on Tuesday last, after a short illness MR. JOHN HOLMES, an old and respectable inhabitant


May 22 1832 Died Tuesday, the 15th inst., in the 63rd year of his age, WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., of Strabane, deservedly regretted
July 9 1833 Married Wednesday evening last, the 4th inst., by the Rev. A.P. Goudy, WILLIAM GLASSE, ESQ., solicitor, to MARY, eldest daughter of the late WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., both of Strabane



November 30 1836 Married November 10, at Strabane, by the Rev. P. Gowday, JOHN BAIRD, ESQ., of that Town, to JANE, second daughter of the late REV. JOHN HOLMES, of Brosney, Parish of Leck, and relict of the late HAMILTON MAGINNESS, of Dorset Street, Dublin
January 19 1842 Married on the 26th May last by special license, by the Rev. James Forbes, A.M., MR. MATTHEW HOLMES (late of Strabane), of the firm of Kerr and Holmes, Melbourne, Australia, to ANNE, youngest daughter of ALLAN MACLEAN, ESQ, of Strathallan, Port Philip
May 10 1849 Died at Strabane, on Saturday, the 5th inst., ISABELLA, relict of WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., aged 76



September 24 1836 Died at Omagh, on the 17th inst., MRS. ELIZA HOLMES, aged 72 years
April 13 1839 Birth on the 2nd inst., at Barnhill, county Tyrone, the lady of WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., of a daughter
February 22 1840 Died at Dungannon, on the morning of the 17th inst., after giving birth to a fine boy, MRS. HOLMES, wife of WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., formerly of Londonderry
August 1 1840 Married Friday, the 31st ult., at Trimra [Co. Donegal], by the Rev. John Stott, the REV. ROBERT HOLMES, Presbyterian Minister of Coagh, to JANE, third daughter of the late MR. DAVID KING
June 8 1844 Died at Philadelphia, on the 30th of April, EDWARD HOLMES, who was a native of Strabane
June 20 1846 Died on the 19th inst., MRS. MARY HOLMES, relict of the late NATHANIEL HOLMES, ESQ., Moyard, county Tyrone
October 24 1846 Died at Moyard, near Benburb, on Thursday, the 8th inst., ROBERT HOLMES, ESQ., aged 43 years
September 21 1849 Died on the 3rd inst., at Ballyderowen, Burt [Co. Donegal], MRS. MARY HOLMES, relict of the late REV. JOHN HOLMES, of Donagheady, aged 84 years
September 26 1851 Married the 24th inst., at Garvetagh Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Mr. Crocket, MR. JAMES HOLMES, of Castlederg, to MARY, daughter of the late MR. JAMES DUNLOP, of Londonderry
February 6 1852 Died at Strabane, on Sunday evening last, JAMES HOLMES, ESQ., Naveny, at the advanced age of 92
February 4 1853 Married in Urney Presbyterian Church, on Monday week, by the Rev. Mr. McConaghy, MR. GEORGE MEARNS, of Strabane, to ELIZA, daughter of MR. SAMUEL HOLMES, of Glentown
February 24 1854 Married Thursday, the 16th inst., MR. ROBERT HOLMES, of Omagh, in the 86th year of his age
October 12 1855 Birth: On the 4th inst., at Eldin House, near Edinburgh, the wife of MATTHEW HOLMES, ESQ., of Geelong, Victoria [Australia] [formerly of Strabane], of a son
March 27 1857 Married in Urney Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday, the 24th inst., by the Rev. John McConaghy, MR. ROBERT GORMLEY, of Claudy, to REBECCA, daughter of MR. SAMUEL HOLMES, of Glentown
February 26 1858 Married on the 25th inst., in Strabane Church, by the Rev. Mr. Kennedy, ROBERT JOHNSTON HARVEY, ESQ., of Ballygawley, to WILHELMINA, eldest daughter of ROBERT HOLMES, ESQ., Omagh
May 21 1858 Died the 10th inst., at his residence, Barnhill House, Stewartstown, WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., Sessional Crown solicitor for the county of Tyrone
January 14 1859 Married on the 6th January, at St. George's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. Richard Barton, JOHN MOORE, ESQ., Tonyreagh, Lisnaskea, county Fermanagh, son of the late MONTGOMERY MOORE, ESQ., to ARABELLA MARY, daughter of the late WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., Barnhill House, Stewartstown, county Tyrone
February 24 1860 Married February 21, at St. Mary's Church, Dublin, JAMES C. SHUTER, ESQ., only son of the late JOHN SHUTER, ESQ., Dungannon, county Tyrone, to ELEANOR FRANCES CHARLETON, eldest daughter of the late WILLIAM HOLMES, ESQ., Barnhill House, Stewartstown
April 20 1860 Married the 12th April, in the Parish Church, Omagh, by the Rev. M.N. Thompson, assisted by the Rev. Henry Danford, MR. JOHN L. HARVEY, Dungannon, to LIZZIE, second daughter of MR. ROBERT HOLMES, Omagh
September 28 1860 Married September 20, in the Second Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. W.A. Russell, HENRY STEWART HAMILTON, ESQ., Londonderry, to HARRIET GEORGENIA, the daughter of ROBERT HOLMES, ESQ., Strabane
September 19 1862 Died September 17, MR. ROBERT HOLMES, of Strabane
August 4 1863 Married July 28, in Omagh Church, by the Rev. William Chartres, JOHN, third son of MR. ROBERT HOLMES, of Omagh, to LETITIA, youngest daughter of the late MR. THOMAS CRAWFORD, Omagh
May 10 1864 Died May 4, at Omagh, MR. ROBERT HOLMES, aged 56 years
August 22 1865 Birth August 10, at Church Street, Omagh, the wife of MR. J. HOLMES, of a daughter
June 12 1866 Died June 10, at his residence, Stranabrosny, JOHN HOLMES, ESQ., J.P., aged 84 years. His remains will be removed for interment in the Leckpatrick Burying Ground, on Wednesday morning, 13th inst., at ten o'clock
October 16 1866 Died October 11, of pulmonary disease, JANE, daughter of the late MR. NATHANIEL HOLMES, of Moyard, county Tyrone
September 11 1866 Birth: September 5, at Omagh, the wife of MR. JOHN HOLMES, of a son
October 19 1866 Died October 11, at her residence, Abbey Street, Armagh, JANE, daughter of the late DAVID HOLMES, of Moyard, county Tyrone
January 3 1868 Married October 31, at Auckland, New Zealand, by the Rev. James Hill, WILLIAM FRAZER, son of the late MR. CHARLES FRAZER BELL, Edinburgh, to ELIZABETH, third daughter of the late MR. ROBERT HOLMES, Strabane, county Tyrone, Ireland
January 31 1868 Married January 28, at St. Anne's Church, Belfast, by the Rev. Mr. Creenoy, MR. SAMUEL DELMEGE MONTGOMERY, to MARY ANNE, fourth daughter of the late MR. ROBERT HOLMES, Omagh