The Notice Board
This is the place for those who want to leave a message for anyone who might visit this site. You might be looking for a lost relative, a former student, an old friend, or possibly just some local information - whatever.
This notice board is moderated - i.e. I decide on content. As a general guide: if it is fit to be read by a shy 12 year old, I'll post it. Please be aware that I will have to print your e-mail address so that people can answer.
There should be a Limavady connection in your message.
As new messages are added to the top, older ones are
removed from the bottom, so if you want your message to
last for years, you have to repeat it after a while.
Photographs are published at my discretion - with an
upper limit of one.
People looking for information about their ancestor,
might be interested in the link below, which gives
access to the 1911 Irish census returns for Limavady.
18th March 2013
Gerard Carton writes:
23rd November 2012
John Caldwell writes:
I believe I have found my Great Grandad & Grandmother in your 1901 census. His name is James Caldwell (Shoemaker) - Margaret (Wife) - (Son) John (Baker). Daughters, Mary, Lavina, Annie, Elizabeth, Martha, Matilda, and son James. Mary was a dairymaid. Lavina - Annie & James were weavers.They lived at house number 5 in Kennaught. Limavady.
My enquiry below 21st April 2012 I had my Gradmother's name wrong it was Rosina Hynes not Roseanna. I do hope this is the start of a new chapter, mainly for my children.
18th November 2012
Linda Granfield writes:
I am looking for the ancestors of Robert Magee of Newtownlimavady. He was married to Jane Jack. They sailed for America in 1788. Children at that time: Thomas, Samuel, Mary Ann, and Christopher Magee.
Robert Magee was a hatter in Pittsburgh as soon as he arrived. He died there in 1823. One of his descendants was John Gillespie Magee Jr., a WWII pilot who wrote the poem "High Flight."
Any information about the parents of Robert Magee would be much appreciated.
Perhaps someone knows where the Limavady/Drumachose Magees are buried?
Thanks. Linda in Canada
5t November 2012
Does anybody have any info on William Ross of Ballymulholland or his daughter Sarah who married John Fleming of Drumavalley at Magilligen Presbyterian Church on August 21 1839?
Write to William
24th August 2012
Belinda Furguson writes:
I AM LOOKING TO KNOW IF ANYONE KNEW MY GRANNY, MINNIE MOORE SHE HAD TWO DAUGHTERS AND TWO SONS OF WHICH ONE STILL LIVES IN LIMAVADY IT WOULD BE GREAT IF ANYONE KNEW HER OR MAYBE HAVE SOME PICTURES??
Write to Belinda
19th August 2012
I am trying to trace a relative who I believe may have been in service in Bellarena House around the 1920's or 30's. Her name was Jane McCorry. Any information would be gratefully received. Regards Ken
Write to Ken
16th July 2012
9th July 2012
This is a picture of the Limavady Football Club about 1911?-1914.
My grandfather's older brother George Morrison is one of these men. I don't know which one.
It was found in my ancestor's old family house in Limavady, along with a few other family pictures. This one in particular was made into a postcard, and it was addressed from George to his sister, Mrs. Robert Magee (His sister's name was Maria Morrison Magee).
In 1914, age 20, George enlisted with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers "B" Coy. 10th Battalion. (That's why I date this picture only going to 1914). He served on the front lines, and sadly July 1916 he was killed at the young age of only 22. He had not married, nor did he have any children.
Written on the back of this postcard were the names of all the players on this team: F. Mahon, J. Crothers, A. Fleming, G. Morrison, S. Elder, H. McLaughlin, F. Elder, M. Monaghan, D. Welsh, I. Farrell and H. Gallagher.
I wonder if anyone out there knows or recognizes any of these people, or names more likely, or even knows about this football club. I would LOVE to hear from you.
Somebody out there could possibly have stories about my Morrison family from Limavady. It's a long shot, but always worth trying.
I have been researching my grandfather's family for quite some time now. Most of my grandfather's siblings were born in Terrydremond, but 2 were born in Carrick East, and 2 born in Rathbreadymore. My Great Grandfather Richard Morrison was born at Sheephill, Tamlaght Finlagan, Ballykelly. He died at a very young age and my grandmother Rebecca Hunter Morrison was left to raise 9 children; but in 1926, when she was 55 years old, she married a nice man named John Miller.
My grandfather William Morrison's siblings were James Morrison, George Morrison, Maria Morrison, Eliza Anne (Betsy) Morrison, Letitia Morrison, John Morrison, Mary Margaret (Madge) Morrison, and Sarah (Sadie) Morrison, in that order.
Write to Jenny
9th June 2012
William Greene writes:
Looking for ancestors and descendants of
Sarah Ross . She married a John Fleming . They had a
daughter Elizabeth Fleming (born 1842) and
possibly other children . Elizabeth married James
Greene in Canada . James and Elizabeth returned to
Limavady in the early 1870's and had two children
there (William J and Elizabeth) before returning to
Canada in the mid 1870's.
21 April 2012
5th April 2012
Images of the Crindle and Myroe
If anyone knows where I could find pictures of the area around Crindle and Myroe around the time of the 1911 census I would be very grateful to hear from you.
I know my grand father lived at 13 Crindle Rd at the time of the 1911 Census.
Tom C. Taylor
4th April 2012
24th December 2011
16th November 2011
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| 24th July 2010
I was born in Limavady 50 years ago and am trying to trace exactly where.
My father was in the RAF and we were temporarily housed in a farmhouse called Shanreagh which was where I was born in October 1960. Later we moved to Shackleton Crescent married quarters.
I was wondering if Shanreagh Park is where the house was and indeed if it still exists.
There were two other families, I believe, that lived on the street, Mr and Mrs Millar with their son Jim, and Mrs Deachon with two children and an elderly mother.
Any information would be much appreciated.
I am coming to visit next month in the hope I may be able to trace my birthplace.
Angela Marshall (nee Green)
| 11th February 2010
It is wonderful to be able to open the web site of Jochen Lueg and view the latest in Limavady--from whence came my grgrgrandfather, Nathaniel McCaughey, to Pennsylvania, USA. Thanks, Jochen, for your up-to-date news of the wonderful town of Limavady, which we visited this past September.
June G. Eddins
|2nd February 2010
I am trying to create a picture of my father's life, he was killed in Normandy in 1944 when I was 2yrs old so I do not remember him and would like to know more about his life before he met and married my mother.
His name was Robert Lee and he joined the army when he was sixteen as a bugle boy.
He met my mother when he was stationed at Shoeburyness, in Essex.
When he was a boy he and his two brothers, William and Joseph, were brought up on a farm at Tamlach by a John Mc Arthur and his family. The 3 boys were brought over from Coatbridge after their mother, Sarah Ferguson, lost her memory after losing a child. I am guessing about 1918 or thereabouts.
Their younger sister remained in Scotland to be looked after by an aunt. Presumably their father William remained there too working in the iron foundries at Old Monkland.
Their mother was cared for until just before she died at Drumacarney, by an 'Aunt Martha' .
She was still alive at the time my father was killed in 1944.
His brothers William and Joseph lived in Limavady until they died. Uncle Joe died in 2003, he had 5 children.
I have recently learned that their mother Sarah Lee is buried in the churchyard at Ballykelly (Church of Ireland) which I hope to visit one day.
But I cannot locate Tamlach or Drumacarney, have they been swallowed up and lost their identity as such.
There is mention of a Drumacarney Bridge being widened (off the Baranailt Road) but I can find no other mention of it, or Tamlach.
I would appreciate any information on his life in the area until he joined the army at sixteen, I believe the Mc Arthurs were a large family and 'Aunt Martha' had children too so maybe someone will know the story of the three boys being given a home on the farm at Tamlach.
Maureen Orford (nee Lee)
Reply to Maureen
| 14th January 2010
My great grandmother Catherine Doherty, daughter of James Doherty and Roseanne (Cassidy) Doherty was born 1858 and came from Cathers Row in Limavady. From what I have to date she also had a brother Alexander who was living in Philadelphia in 1907. And a brother John who was a Pork Dealer in Irish Green Street and married to Catherine?, by 1911 they had 6 children.
Their parents James and Roseanne Doherty died 1912 and 1903 respectively and are buried in Row Mill Graveyard in Limavady.The address they lived in at time of death was William Street, Limavady. Their headstone was erected by their grand daughter Anna.
Would love to make a connection with relatives or anyone who could help.
This is a long shot:Ian Buckley
My father's father left his wife and son around 1932 in Rochdale, Lancashire (when my father was 6 years old). He was born in Rochdale in 1895 and as far as I know from my research he had no family connections outside Lancashire. He was never seen or heard from again by his wife or son.
However - it was said that after he left his wife and child he moved to Limavady to either work in or to run a 'pot shop'. I'd always understood that a 'pot shop' was an establishment selling china, though I learn recently that it is an Ulster expression for a bar.
His name was Chriss Buckley (that's the way it was spelled on his birth certificate), though he could have been known as Chris or Christopher, I suppose. He was a joiner by trade.
So, in order to find out if the family tradition has any truth in it - and hopefully to find out what became of my grandfather - I wonder if the name Chriss Buckley, in the context of Limavady in the early to mid 1930s, rings any bells with anyone reading this.
24th November 2009
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