Francis Rourke

Birth Name Francis Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death about 77 years, 6 months, 22 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about October 1822     1a
Baptism November 1, 1822 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Kilbroney Church Records, Baptisms
November 1, 1822
Francis son to Owen Roarke and Bridget Cunningham was baptized. sponsors Francis Roarke and __ Keelty

Residence from 1869 to 1900 Ballincurry Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a
Event Note

Valuation Revision Books, Ballincurry
book 1 1865 - 1879

parcels 11A 11B, 9Ef
start of book: Owen Rourke from John Henry Offley
1869 note in margin: 'dead'
1869 taken over by James Rourke
1872 taken over by Francis Rourke
as of 1877 rented from Wm C Heron

parcel 12
start of book: Owen Rourke
1869 taken over by Francis Rourke

parcel 17a
start of book: Daniel Sandes
1867 taken over by Owen Rourke
1869 taken over by Francis Rourke

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Valuation Revision Books
book 2 1880 - 1883

parcels 10 A B C, 9Ee whole book: Francis Rourke
parcels 11 A B, 9Ef whole book: Francis Rourke
parcel 12 whole book: Francis Rourke
parcel 17a whole book: Francis Rourke

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Valuation Revision Books
book 3 1884 - 1898
parcels 10 A B C, 9Ee whole book: Francis Rourke
parcels 11 A B, 9Ef whole book: Francis Rourke
parcel 12 whole book: Francis Rourke
parcel 17 start of book: Francis Rourke
1885, parcel 17 was split into
17a to Thomas McAnally, then Joseph Wright, from Francis Rourke
17b to Pat Cunningham, William Fleming, then Thomas Foy, from Francis Rourke

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Valuation Revision Books
book 4 1899 - 1908
parcels 10 A B C 9Ee start of book: Francis Rourke
1902 combined [?] into
10 ABb and 9Ee
1902 to James Rourke

Occupation 1887 Ballincurry Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland Poor Law Guardian 3a
Event Note

Francis was a Poor Law Guardian in 1887. See the note containing his son Henry's obituary.

Event Note

provided by Deidre McEvoy, transcriber of the O'Rourke entries in the Kilbroney Parish registers, this note for Henry:
The Newry Telegraph, Saturday, 7 May 1887. O’ROURKE, April 6th at Chicago, Henry O’Rourke, son of Francis O’Rourke PLG, Killowen and formerly of Carvill Bros, Newry. Deeply regretted by large circles of friends and here in America. RIP

note: a contributor to the County Down Genealogy site on Facebook.com explained that PLG stands for Poor Law Guardian, one of the group of people overseeing the local workhouse.

Residence April 5, 1893 Ballincurry Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   4a
Event Note

Francis was of Ballincurry when he provided the information regarding his grandson Henry James Rourke's birth on April 5, 1893.

Death April 23, 1900 Ballincurry Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   5a
Event Note

Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel
Registrar's District: Rostrevor
County Down
Deaths #52
April 23, 1900, Ballincurry
Francis Rourke, widower, age 78, a farmer
cause: Bronchitis (10 days), coma (6 hours), certified
informant: James Rourke, son, of Ballincurry, present at death.

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Owen Rourkeabout 1790before September 10, 1868
Mother Bridget Cunninghamabout 1786July 1856
         Francis Rourke about October 1822 April 23, 1900
    Brother     Henry Rourke about August 1828 December 12, 1852

Families

    Family of Francis Rourke and Bridget Kielty
Married Wife Bridget Kielty
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage July 19, 1846 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   1b
Event Note

Kilbroney Church Records, Marriages
July 19, 1846
Francis Rorke was married to Bridget Kielty in presence of John Cunningham, John Chronicle

  Narrative

There may have been a daughter Mary in this family. Two of their daughter Betty Ann McNally's daughters had a sponsor named Mary Rourke at their baptism:
Margaret, bap Dec 24, 1870
Ann, bap Feb 20, 1881

 

  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Sarah Rourkeabout August 1847June 14, 1900
Elizabeth Ann “Betty Ann” O'Rourkeabout April 1849February 18, 1929
Henry Rourkeabout February 1852April 6, 1887
James O'Rourkeabout February 1854March 4, 1917
Catherine Rourkeabout September 1855

Pedigree

  1. Owen Rourke
    1. Bridget Cunningham
      1. Francis Rourke
        1. Bridget Kielty
          1. Sarah Rourke
          2. Elizabeth Ann “Betty Ann” O'Rourke
          3. Henry Rourke
          4. James O'Rourke
          5. Catherine Rourke
      2. Henry Rourke

Source References

  1. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: November 1, 1822, Baptisms, Francis Roarke
      • Page: July 19, 1846, Marriages, Rorke-Kielty
  2. Valuation Revision Books
      • Page: Books 1 to 4, Ballincurry
  3. Illinois, Cook County Deaths
      • Page: 6 Apr 1887, Cook County, Henry O'Rourke
      • Citation:

        "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2M3-KD9L : 10 February 2018), Henry O Rourke, 06 Apr 1887; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference 9059, record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,030,922.

  4. Irish Civil Registration Records, Births
      • Page: April 5, 1893, Ballincurry, Supt. Registar's District: Kilkeel, RD: Rostrevor
  5. Irish Civil Registration Records, Deaths
      • Page: April 23, 1900, Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel, Registrar's District: Rostrevor, Francis Rourke

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