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Derry, or Londonderry?

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  • Last modified on Monday, 19 December 2016 12:55


First point to make before even beginning is that there is a disagreement among citizens in the area over the name of the City and the County.

The historical name was Derry (Doire in Irish, meaning Oak wood). In 1613 London was added by James VI/I in return for money from London livery companies for its development.


Geography of Derry

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  • Last modified on Sunday, 18 December 2016 19:55

All the known Kilkies living in the early 19th century were born within a few miles of the city of Derry and the county of Londonderry/Derry. An understanding an knowledge of the various names and their meanings will help anyone interested in using Griffiths and other land valuations to help their research (or understanding of someone elses research!).



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  • Last modified on Sunday, 18 December 2016 17:17

The Kilkie clan decended from John Kilkie (1780) were recorded as born in Glenkeen, Clondermot. Recent maps including Google show Glenkeen as an area in Waterside, ie on the eastern side of the Foyle.



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  • Last modified on Sunday, 18 December 2016 17:14

This is a "townland" outside Derry City, just North off the A6.

The modern day village consists of a few cottages, farms and barns. The historical village was probably even smaller than this.


Map of Kilkies in Derry

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  • Last modified on Sunday, 18 December 2016 19:58

The map in this article has been produced from Google Maps to show historical parts of Derry that are relevant to the Kilkie family.

These are the areas that are historically important to our family.

  • Glenkeen
  • Lismacarol
  • Ardmore
  • Violet Street in Derry itself
  • Fincarn


View Kilkie of Derry in a larger map


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