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The 1831 census

Whilst much of the 1831 census of Ireland was destroyed we are fortunate that most of the records for Londonderry survive. Family historian Bill McAfee has transcribed the records and provided internet access to these, for which we are grateful.

An analysis of the records for Kilkie/Kilkey and Kilky shows only one (or two) records, whilst a similar review for Gilkie/Gilkey/Gilky gives a further 8 individuals. The complete list of records is given below:


surname forename barony parish townland
Kilken Thomas Tirkeeran Clondermot Drumahoe
Kilky James Keenaght Tamlaght Finlagan Mulkeeragh
Gilkey John Keenaght Dungiven Carn
McGilkey Thomas Keenaght Dungiven Carn
Gilkey Widow Keenaght Tamlaght Finlagan Drumacarney
Gilky Nancy Keenaght Tamlaght Finlagan Drumballydonaghy
Gilky Thomas Keenaght Tamlaght Finlagan Drumballydonaghy
Gilkey Isaac N. W. Liberties Templemore L/Derry, Wapping Lane
Gilky William Tirkeeran Clondermot Gortgranagh
Gilky William Tirkeeran Clondermot Tullyally Lower


A comparison between these individuals and those existing in the later Griffiths valuation (1859) shows some similarities as would be expected.

Note again that in this early period G seems preferable to K in spelling.

Last modified onThursday, 22 December 2016 11:30

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