Owen Rourke

Birth Name Owen Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death 53 years, 3 months, 3 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth October 1819     1a 2a
Baptism October 22, 1819 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a
Event Note

Kilbroney Parish Registers
October 22, 1819
Owen son to John Rourke and Mary F... was baptized ... James Flanigan [ink is faded]

Residence 1865 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland    
Event Note

Griffith's Valuation, Ballyneddan Townland
9d Owen Rourke from Hugh Feran, house and small garden, valued: 1L 5s

Other records indicate that Owen was a shoemaker (wife's death, daughter's marriage). So he wouldn't be renting and farming land. His daughter Elizabeth's marriage record calls him a tradesman.

Death January 4, 1873 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Superintendant Registrar's District: Kilkeel, Registrar's District: Rostrevor
4 January 1873, in Ballineddan
Owen Rourke, 53, married, shoemaker, of phthesis, duration 3 months, no medical attendant. informant: Mary Rourke of Ballineddan, present at the death


Burial January 5, 1873 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   2b
Event Note

Kilbroney Parish Register, Burials
January 5, 1873, Owen Rourke, Killowen, no age at death in register



Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father John Rourke Jrabout 1790February 18, 1869
Mother Mary Flanagan1794August 1861
    Brother     Thomas Rourke about August 1816 October 22, 1890
         Owen Rourke October 1819 January 4, 1873
    Brother     Richard Rourke 1821
    Sister     Eleanor Rourke 1823 January 25, 1887
    Sister     Sarah Rourke 1824
    Brother     James Rourke about 1825 June 10, 1905
    Sister     Bridget Rourke about April 11, 1826 about June 1858
    Brother     John Rourke 1829
    Brother     Francis Rourke 1831
    Brother     Francis Rourke 1833
    Sister     Mary Rourke 1834 about November 1863
    Brother     Michael Rourke 1836


Family of Owen Rourke and Ann Feran

Married Wife Ann Feran ( b. 1814 d. April 12, 1905 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 3, 1843 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   2c
Event Note

Kilbroney Catholic Parish Records
November 3, 1843
Owen Rourke was married to Ann Feran in presence of Sarah Callaghan and John Fegan



I didn't find a baptism of a child for this couple between Thomas and Edward in the Kilbroney Parish Baptism Records.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Mary Rourkebefore September 13, 1844
Elizabeth Rourkebefore October 22, 1845
Thomas Rourkebefore March 28, 1847
Edward Rourkebefore February 21, 1851
Mary Rourkebefore September 28, 1852June 1925
Richard Rourkebefore July 14, 1854June 1, 1880
James Rourkebefore August 15, 18561939

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registration Records, Deaths
      • Page: 4 Jan 1873, Owen Rourke, Kilkeel District
  2. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: October 22, 1819, Owen Rourke
      • Page: burials, 5 Jan 1873, Owen Rourke
      • Page: November 3, 1843, Owen Rourke-Ann Feran