Ellen Rogers

Birth Name Ellen Rogers
Gender female


In 1911, Ellen (Rodgers) Rourke said she had four children, all of whom were alive.


In 1911, Ellen (Rodgers) Rourke said she had four children, all of whom were alive.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Christening February 9, 1836 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland    

Ellen was baptized "Eleanor." The sponsors at her baptism were Francis Rorke and Ann Feran. Ellen was of Ballincurry when married. I don't remember where I got this information. I think Deidre McEvoy looked it up for me in the records.

Death March 13, 1918 Ballintur Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a

Kilkeel Registration district, (pre-1973 Q4)
Registration sub-district
Ellen O'Rourke
March 13, 1918, Ballintur Killowen
female, widow, age 75, widowed
occupation: widow of a farmer
cause of death: malif...nt tumour of pylorus, 9 months, exhaustion. cause of death was certified.
informant: Elizabeth O'Rourke, daughter,of Ballintur Killowen, present at death
registered: March 19, 1918
M McCartan, Registrar


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father William Rogersabout 1790December 19, 1877
Mother Elizabeth Murphy
         Ellen Rogers February 9, 1836 March 13, 1918
    Sister     Elizabeth Rogers October 9, 1838
    Brother     James Rogers February 11, 1843


Family of John Rourke and Ellen Rogers

Married Husband John Rourke ( b. about January 19, 1827 d. January 21, 1913 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 1, 1871 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a 1b

Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
December 1, 1871, marriage
John Rorke and Ellen Rodgers
witnesses: James Magee, Mary Rorke

note: the parish register looks like Oct 1, but it is recorded after an entry that says Nov 2.

Civil Registration
Registration number: M/1871/U1/2380/3/15
Registration district: Newry & Mourne
Place of marriage: Roman Catholic Chapel of Killowen, Registrar's district of Rostrevor, Kilkeel Union, County Down
Date of marriage: 1st December 1871
Groom: John Rourke, 42, widower, farmer, resident of Ballintur, father: James Rourke, farmer
Bride: Ellen Rodgers, full age, spinster, no occupation, resident of Ballincurry, father: William Rodgers, a laborer
Married in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Killowen ... by me Daniel Mallon, CC.
signed by John Rourk and Ellen Rodgers
witnesses: signed by James Magee, and Mary [her mark] Rourke

Witnesses at a marriage are usually close friends and relatives, so John might have had a sister Mary. On the other hand, Ellen Rogers may have had a good friend named Mary Rourke.

Sacred Heart chapel in Killowen was built in 1871.

Name Birth Date Death Date
James O'RourkeNovember 10, 1872March 21, 1959
William O'RourkeJanuary 23, 1874February 20, 1967
John O'RourkeOctober 27, 1875March 10, 1941
Elizabeth O'RourkeMarch 1878January 30, 1962


Type Value Notes Sources
Merged Gramps ID I2149

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registrations, images
      • Page: Kilkeel, Rostrevor, D/1918/128/1015/7/348
      • Date: January 10, 1866
      • Page: Newry & Mourne, M/1871/U1/2380/3/15
  2. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: John Rorke & Ellen Rogers, Oct 1, 1871