Margaret Rose McVeigh

Birth Name Margaret Rose McVeigh
Gender female
Age at Death about 72 years, 10 months, 8 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1858 County Down, Ireland    
Residence from 1892 to 1929 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland Parcel 6a 1a
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   2a
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


Death November 9, 1930     4
Probate January 15, 1931 Belfast, County Down, Ireland   5a
Event Note

O'Rourke Margaret of Ballyneddin county Down widow died 9 November 1930 Probate Belfast 15 January to Francis O'Rourke and James O'Rourke farmers. Effects £209 7s. 6d.


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 1858 November 9, 1930
    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 O'Rourke and Margaret Rose McVeigh
Married Husband William O'Rourke
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage May 2, 1876 Kilkeel Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   6a
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 O'RourkeOctober 17, 1878June 7, 1947
Mary Ann O'RourkeApril 25, 1880October 27, 1972
Francis O'RourkeJanuary 14, 18821960
Christina O'RourkeDecember 22, 1883January 1970
James O'RourkeJuly 6, 1885
Margaret O'RourkeFebruary 14, 1887
Johanna O'RourkeNovember 18, 1888January 28, 1911


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.


email received June 2019. notes on the map.

This little map shows where the two O‘Rourke farms were and still are side by side, in B’neddan. Rose O'Rourke’s to the left and her sister Ann’s to the left, two houses side by side.

The little farm must have been divided in two, total area about 6 acres, Rose’s farm around 3 acres. The area of each field marked out -1.698 of an acre-.893 of an acre.etc, Both of those little cottages now demolished - would have had a small garden attached.

Wm O'Rourke's house was and still is known as Bayview cottage. Wm’s family rented out Bayview and they converted Wm’s forge into a dwelling house. His son James lived with his family in the forge, his brother Frank lived in the little cottage behind Bayview. This cottage may have been the one the McAteers lived in.


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

Source References

  1. Valuation Revision Books
      • Page: Parcel 6A Ballyneddan, Kilbroney Parish, Down
  2. 1901 Census of Ireland
      • Page: house 5 in Ballyneddan (Killowen, Down)
  3. 1911 Census of Ireland
      • Page: house 7 in Ballyneddan (Killowen, Down)
  4. email April 2019
  5. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Will Calendars, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
      • Page: Margaret O'Rourke, of Ballyneddan, d 9 Nov 1930
  6. Irish Civil Registration Records, Marriages
      • Page: May 2, 1876, Kilkeel, RD: Kilkeel #2