Thomas Rourke

Birth Name Thomas Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death unknown


Did he marry Catherine Allen and have a son Thomas 23 December 1866? [Kilbroney Catholic Parish Register]

He did not marry Catherine Sloan 24 December 1867 [Kilkeel Civil Parish Register index, 1st qtr 1868] and have a male child 10 April 1869? [Kilbroney Catholic Parish transcription]. That man was the son of Felix Rourke and Alice Cull, and was in Ballintur in 1901.

I didn't find a death found for him in Kilbroney Parish Register transcription or the Civil Records.

An article about the drowning accident that took Thomas' brother Richard's life in 1880 said that Richard was the sole support of his widowed mother. Had Thomas left Killowen by then, as had the youngest brother James? The article was written by Liam C Sloan, of Slieve Foy, Killowen, in 2007.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth before March 28, 1847     1a
Baptism March 28, 1847 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Kilbroney Catholic Parish Register, Baptisms
28 March 1847
Owen Rorke, Ann Feran
Patrick Feran, William Feran



Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Owen RourkeOctober 1819January 4, 1873
Mother Ann Feran1814April 12, 1905
    Sister     Mary Rourke before September 13, 1844
    Sister     Elizabeth Rourke before October 22, 1845
         Thomas Rourke before March 28, 1847
    Brother     Edward Rourke before February 21, 1851
    Sister     Mary Rourke before September 28, 1852 June 1925
    Brother     Richard Rourke before July 14, 1854 June 1, 1880
    Brother     James Rourke before August 15, 1856 1939

Source References

  1. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: 28 March 1847, Thomas Rourke