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19th Century

The same lack of documentary evidence described elsewhere affected records of the 19th Century. No complete censuses or central records of BMD exist for Northern Ireland for this period. However, parish records, land valuations and tombstone records do Exist. In addition we have reached the period when family memories are written down or reliably passed down. Finally death records that do exist from the early 20th Century link back and give some credibility to the non-official records of the previous century.

Records within Roots Ireland show a change of Surname spelling from G to K. Although some Gilkie and Gilky still exist the usual spelling became Kilkey with occasionally Kielkey and rarely Kilkie. It is worth remembering that most people were illilerate and could not spell their names, only say them. It was left to officials, clerks and clergy to interpret spoken names as written names.

The same change from G to K took place in other surnames, for example Gilbride became Kilbride.

The table below shows Roots Ireland records for the period 1800 to 1900

 

birth Gillkey William 1852  Co. Derry
birth Gillkey William 1852  
birth Gilkie Duff 1853  Co. Antrim
Church Marriage Gilkie John 1861  Co. Antrim
Church Marriage Gilkie William 1862  Co. Antrim
birth Kielkey Jane 1864  Co. Derry
birth Kilkey Jane 1864  Co. Derry
birth Kilkey John 1864  Co. Derry
birth Kilkey John 1864  Co. Derry
birth Kielkey Catherine 1866  Co. Derry
birth Kielkey William 1866  Co. Derry
birth Kilkie Catherine 1866  Co. Derry
Church Marriage Gilkie James 1868  Co. Derry
birth Kielkey William Henry 1870  Co. Derry
birth Kielky Ellen 1870  Co. Derry
birth Kilkey Susan 1873  Co. Derry
Church Marriage Kickley Eliza 1878  Co. Tyrone
Church Marriage Kilkie Sarah 1879  Co. Derry
Civil Marriage Kilkie Sarah 1879  Co. Derry
Church Marriage Kilkey William 1884  Co. Derry
Civil Marriage Kilkey William 1884  Co. Derry
birth Kilkey William James 1885  Co. Derry
birth Kilkey Michael 1886  Co. Derry
Church Marriage Kelkey George 1893  Co. Derry
Church Marriage Kilkey Bernard 1893  Co. Derry
Civil Marriage Kilkey Bernard 1893  Co. Derry
Civil Marriage Kilkey George 1893  Co. Derry
birth Kilkey Mary 1894  
Marriage Kilkey Anne 1894  Co. Derry
Church Marriage Kilkey Annie 1894  Co. Derry
Civil Marriage Kilkey Susan 1894  Co. Derry
Church Marriage Kilkey Susan 1894  Co. Derry
birth Kilkey Agnes 1896  
birth Kilkey Hessie 1897  
Gravestone Kilkey Rose 1898  Co. Derry
Gravestone Kilkey Rose 1898  Co. Derry
Gravestone Kilkey Agnes 1899  Co. Derry
Gravestone Kilkey Agnes 1899  Co. Derry

 

It is also worth noting that occasional individuals are recorded in Tyrone or Antrim, these are all marriages and births remain stubbornly in Derry.

 

 

Last modified onThursday, 22 December 2016 11:30

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