John McVeigh

Birth Name John McVeigh
Gender male
Age at Death about 93 years, 9 months, 14 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1813 County Down, Ireland   1a
Property from 1866 to 1906 Dunnaval Townland, Kilkeel Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   2

Barony of Mourne, Parish of Kilkeel, Union of Kilkeel, Electoral Division of Mourne Park, townland of Dunnaval

At start of Valuation Revision Books. Carried over from Griffiths' valuation?
Parcels 37 and 38b James McVeagh
Parcel 38a: John McVeagh

In 1866: 37 goes to Hugh McVeagh; 38b disappears
In 1866: 38A and 38B: John McVeagh

From 1879 to 1894: Parcels 38A and 38B occupied by John McVeagh
From 1895: Parcels 38Ab and others - John McVeagh

James Doyle takes over parcel 38Ab in 1908 from John McVeagh

Census March 31, 1901 Dunnaval Townland, Kilkeel Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland 1901 John McVeigh household 1a

1901 Census of Ireland
Residents of a house 22 in Dunnaval (Mourne, Down)

Mc Veigh, John, 88, head, widower, Farmer
O Roarke, Johanna, 10, grand daughter, scholar, single
O Roarke, Christina, 16, grand daughter, farmers Gr. Daughter, single
Doyle, James, 26, grand son, labour, single

All were Roman Catholic. All were born in Co. Down. None spoke Irish. All but John McVeigh could read and write. He could do neither.

Note spaces in surnames. I think that affected how they were indexed.

Will June 12, 1904     3

Will of John McVeigh, transcription, from
Will Calendars. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

Indexed summary at website:

Registry : Belfast
Date of Death : 15 October 1906
Date of Grant : 22 March 1907
Surname : McVeigh
Forename : John
Effects : Effects £160 10s.

No. 439, McVeigh, John

In the Name of God.
I John McVeigh of Dunavil Parish of Kilkeel, County of Down, Farmer, declare this to be my last will & testament.
I will & bequeath to my grandson James Doyle (who now lives with me) in the fullest manner I am able & without any restriction whatsoever all the property I am possessed of, houses, lands, & all other goods, & chattles (to be his at my death) for his sole use & benefit & to be disposed of as he may think fit.
And I will & devise that the said James Doyle my grandson or his heirs will give to the Priests (Roman Catholic) of this parish for the time being the sum of [Pounds] 15 [no shillings or pence] stg [sterlng?] for masses to be said or offered from time to time for the repose of the souls of the testator & his wife Mary & their son James.
And I hereby appoint Stephen McVeigh, Coal Merchant, Kilkeel, my executor of this my last will ___

Signed by the said testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses on this 12th day of June 1904

John x McVeigh, testator

James McVeigh, Kilkeel, Witness
Stephen McVeigh, Dunnavil, Witness

Death October 15, 1906     3
Probate March 22, 1907 Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland   3


Family of John McVeigh and Mary Magee

Married Wife Mary Magee ( b. d. before 1901 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Jane McVeigh
James McVeighbefore June 1904
Margaret Rose McVeighabout 1858November 9, 1930
Selina McVeighabout 1862May 12, 1926
Thomas McVeighAugust 19, 1864
Daniel McVeighNovember 13, 1866

Source References

  1. 1901 Census of Ireland
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  2. Valuation Revision Books
  3. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Will Calendars, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)