Edward Rourke

Birth Name Edward Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death 88 years, 9 months, 18 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth May 14, 1864 Ballindoalty Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel
Registrar's District: Rostrevor
County Down
in Ballindoalty
May 14, 1864
Edward [son of] Edward Rourke, a farmer of Ballindoalty and Rose Rourke, formerly Fagan. informant: Edward Rourke, father, of Ballindoalty

Baptism May 21, 1864 Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a
Event Note

Kilbroney Parish Registers, Baptisms
May 21, 1864
Edward [son] of Edward Rorke, Rose Fagan
sponsors: John Rorke and Catharine Hughes

Census March 31, 1901 Ballintur Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   3a
Event Note

1901 Census, Ballintur, Killowen, County Down
Household 3
31 March 1901

Edward Rourke, Head, 35, farmer, can read and write
William Rourke, Brother, 37, farmer, cannot read
Mary Rourke, Sister, 40, housekeeper, cannot read
Anne Rourke, Sister, 30, housekeeper, can read and write

all were Roman Catholic, all were single, all were born in Co. Down.

Census April 2, 1911 Ballintur Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   4a
Event Note

1911 Census
Residents of house number 2 in Ballintur (Killowen, Down)
[Edward was renting out house 1]
[Edward was next to his uncle John and family, in house 3]


Rourke, Edward, 46, head, farmer
Rourke, John, 50, brother, farm servant
Rourke, William, 48, brother, farm servant
Rourke, Mary, 56, Female, sister, farm servant
Rourke, Annie, 44, Female, sister, farm servant

All were single. All were Roman Catholic, born in Co. Down. Only Edward and John could read and write. The property had 7 buildings on it, beside the residence. (Did this include the buildings for household #1 which Edward owned? There were no buildings listed for that household.) These buildings were: a stable, coach house, cow house, calf house, piggery, fowl house, and barn. Edward's house was a private dwelling, build of stone, brick or concrete, with a tile, slate or iron roof. It had two rooms and two windows in the front of the house. This made it a second class dwelling.

Death March 1, 1953 Ballintur Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   5 6
Event Note

from the PRONI Will Calendar:

O'Rourke otherwise Rourke Edward of Ballintur Killowen county Down farmer died 19 May 1953 at same place

Probate Belfast 29 July to Patrick Hughes and Patrick McGovern farmers. Effects £273.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Edward Rourkeabout 1824April 4, 1894
Mother Rose Faganbefore 1901
    Sister     Mary Ann Rourke September 14, 1853 September 6, 1939
    Sister     Margaret Rourke December 13, 1855 February 23, 1947
    Brother     James O'Rourke February 18, 1858 July 18, 1922
    Brother     John O'Rourke January 22, 1860 April 28, 1912
    Brother     William Rourke May 11, 1862 February 19, 1942
         Edward Rourke May 14, 1864 March 1, 1953
    Sister     Ann Rourke May 10, 1866 April 28, 1962

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registration Records, Births
      • Page: May 14, 1864, Kilkeel, RD: Rostrevor, Edward Rourke
  2. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: Edward Rourke, 21 May, 1864
  3. 1901 Census of Ireland
      • Page: Household 3, Ballintur, Killowen, Down
      • Citation:


  4. 1911 Census of Ireland
      • Page: Household 2, Ballintur, Killowen, Down
      • Citation:


  5. email April 2019
  6. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Will Calendars, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)