Ellen Harper

Birth Name Ellen Harper
Gender female


There is an Ellen Harper born 02 Apr 1870 in Kilkeel District, daughterof David Harper and Ellen Hanlon. This would match the other information about Thomas Sands' possible wife. See the note for their marriage.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth April 2, 1870 Corcreaghan Townland, Kilkeel Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel, Registrar's District: Kilkeel #2, Co Down

April 2, 1870
in Corcreaghan, Kilkeel
Ellen [daughter of] David Harper, a seaman of Corcreaghan, Kilkeel, and Ellen Harper, formerly Hanlon
informant: Hannah -her mark- Rourke of Corcreaghan, Kilkeel, present at birth

[Hannah might be related to the family of John and Catherine Rourke who were in Corcreaghan on Griffith's Valuation]

Census April 2, 1911 Ballincurry Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland 1911 Thomas Sands household 2a

1911 Census Down Killowen Ballincurry
Residents of house number 4 in Ballincurry (Killowen, Down)

Surname Forename Age Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Marital Status
Sands Thomas 48 Head Roman Catholic Co Down Farmer Married
Sands Ellen 40 Wife Roman Catholic Co Down Married 8 yrs, 4 children, 4 alive
Sands Daniel 7 Son Roman Catholic Co Down Scholar Single
Sands Patrick J 6 Son Roman Catholic Co Down Scholar Single
Sands John Francis 4 Son Roman Catholic Co Down Single
Sands Thomas Henry 2 Son Roman Catholic Co Down Single
Sands Susan 76 Mother Roman Catholic Co Down Widow

None spoke Irish. All were Roman Catholic, born in County Down. All old enough could read and write.


Family of Thomas Sands and Ellen Harper

Married Husband Thomas Sands ( b. about 1863 d. ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 25, 1902 Rostrevor Chapel, Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   3a

At the Roman Catholic Chapel of Rostrevor, Registrar's District: Rostrevor, County Down

25 November 1902
Thomas Sands, a bachelor farmer of full age, of Ballincurry. fsther: Daniel Sands, a farmer
Ellen Harpur, a spinster of full age, of Ballincurry. father: David Harpur, a laborer

married by Matthew Lynch
witnesses: Pierce P Fegan, and Susan Sands

Name Birth Date Death Date
Daniel Sandsabout 1903
Patrick J Sandsabout 1904
John Francis Sandsabout 1905
Thomas Henry Sandsabout 19072002

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registration Records, Births
      • Page: April 2, 1870, Corcreaghan, Kilkeel, Ellen Harper
  2. 1911 Census of Ireland
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  3. Irish Civil Registration Records, Marriages
      • Page: 25 November 1902, Rostrevor, Down, Sands-Harpur