Margaret Rose McVeigh

Birth Name Margaret Rose McVeigh
Gender female
Age at Death unknown


Event Date Place Description Sources
Sources Notes
Birth about 1863 County Down, Ireland   1a
Residence from 1892 to 1929 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland Parcel 6a 2a
Event Note

Parcel 6a house, offices, and land
from 1889: "house, office, forge, and land"
1892 - 1925 Margaret Rose Rourke
1926 - 1929 Margaret Rose O'Rourke

Census (Head) March 31, 1901 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

1901 Census of Ireland
31 March 1901
House 5 in Ballyneddan (Killowen, Down)

Margaret O'Rourke, 38, head, housekeeper, widow
Mary O'Rourke, 20, daughter, dressmaker
Frank O'Rourke, 18, son, farmer
James O'Rourke, 13, son, scholar
Maggie O'Rourke, 11, daughter, scholar

All could read and write, all were Roman Catholic, all were born in County Down. No mention of a forge on the House and Building Return or the Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return.

Census (Head) April 2, 1911 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   3a
Event Note

1911 Census of Ireland
house 7 in Ballyneddan (Killowen, Down)

Margaret O'Rourke, 46 Female Head of Family Farmer
Annie O'Rourke, 27, farmer's daughter
Francis O'Rourke, 26, single, farmer's son
James O'Rourke, 24, single, farmer's son
Margaret O'Rourke, 22, dressmaker

All could read and write, were Catholic, and were born in Co Down




Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father John McVeighabout 1813October 15, 1906
Mother Mary Mageebefore 1901
    Sister     Jane McVeigh
         Margaret Rose McVeigh about 1863
    Sister     Selina McVeigh about 1862 May 12, 1926
    Brother     Thomas McVeigh August 19, 1864
    Brother     Daniel McVeigh November 13, 1866
    Brother     James McVeigh before June 1904


    Family of William Rourke and Margaret Rose McVeigh
Married Husband William Rourke
Event Date Place Description Sources
Sources Notes
Marriage May 2, 1876 Kilkeel Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   4a
Event Note

Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel
Registrar's District: Kilkeel No 2
Roman Catholic Chapel of Kilkeel
County: Down
May 2, 1876
William O'Rourke, of full age, a bachelor farmer of Killowen. father: Michael Rourke, a blacksmith, alive.
Margaret McVeigh, of full age, a spinster of
Dunavil. father: John McVeigh, a farmer, alive
witnesses: Thomas Murphy and Margaret McVeigh

Name Birth Date Death Date
Michael O'RourkeApril 30, 1877January 31, 1919
John RourkeOctober 17, 1878
Mary Ann RourkeApril 25, 1880
Francis RourkeJanuary 14, 1882
Christina O'RourkeDecember 22, 1883January 1970
James RourkeJuly 6, 1885
Margaret RourkeFebruary 14, 1887
Johanna RourkeNovember 18, 1888January 28, 1911


In the Valuation Revision Books, a Margaret Rose Rourke takes parcel 6a in Ballineddan from a Michael Rourke in 1892. The information stays the same for Margaret Rose through 1926. I don't know if this is her or not.

When Margaret's son John was baptized, one of the sponsors was Selina McVeigh. When Margaret's daughter arrived in the U.S., her destination was her aunt, Selina Kelly.


  1. John McVeigh
    1. Mary Magee
      1. Jane McVeigh
      2. James McVeigh
      3. Selina McVeigh
      4. Margaret Rose McVeigh
        1. William Rourke
          1. Michael O'Rourke
          2. John Rourke
          3. Mary Ann Rourke
          4. Francis Rourke
          5. Christina O'Rourke
          6. James Rourke
          7. Margaret Rourke
          8. Johanna Rourke
      5. Thomas McVeigh
      6. Daniel McVeigh

Source References

  1. 1901 Census of Ireland
      • Page: house 5 in Ballyneddan (Killowen, Down)
  2. Valuation Revision Books
      • Page: Parcel 6A Ballyneddan, Kilbroney Parish, Down
  3. 1911 Census of Ireland
      • Page: house 7 in Ballyneddan (Killowen, Down)
  4. Irish Civil Registration Records, Marriages
      • Page: May 2, 1876, Kilkeel, RD: Kilkeel #2

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