Ann “Nancy” Colgan

Birth Name Ann “Nancy” Colgan
Nick Name Nancy
Gender female
Age at Death unknown


Event Date Place Description Sources

His age at death said he was born in 1851
His 1901 and 1911 censuses said he was born in 1852



Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Edward Colgan
    Brother     Francis Colgan 1784 1864
    Brother     Patrick Colgan
         Ann “Nancy” Colgan


    Family of James Rourke and Ann “Nancy” Colgan
Married Husband James Rourke
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1821      

Their marriage is not recorded on the Kilbroney Church Records transcription that I have, but three children's births are. Were they married in Kilkeel? Those records don't start until 1838 and are said to be unreadable until 1845.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Margaret Rourke1822
Edward Rourkeabout 1824April 4, 1894
John Rourkeabout January 19, 1827January 21, 1913


In April 2014, autosomal DNA from a descendant of Nancy Colgan matched that from a descendant of Francis Colgan closely enough to conclude that Nancy and Francis were closely related. I have made them brother and sister because 1) both named their oldest son Edward, and 2) the sponsors at the baptisms of Nancy's three known children included a Francis Colgan, Edward Colgan, and Mary Colgan.
The other relationships in the Colgan family come from online sources. I have not verified all the information.


  1. Edward Colgan
    1. Ann "Nancy" Colgan
      1. James Rourke
        1. Margaret Rourke
        2. Edward Rourke
        3. John Rourke
    2. Patrick Colgan
    3. Francis Colgan