Elizabeth O'Rourke

Birth Name Elizabeth O'Rourke
Gender female
Age at Death 83 years, 10 months, 29 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth March 1878 Ballintur Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel
Registrar's District: Rostrevor
District of Rostrevor, Union of Kilkeel, County of Down
Births #135
March 14, 1878, Ballintur
Elizabeth, daughter of John Rourke, a farmer, of Ballintur and Ellen Rourke, formerly Rogers. informant: Mary Rourke of Ballintur, father. registered March 19.

She was baptized March 6. I'm thinking John went into the registration office and said something like 'oh, she was born last Thursday', but meant Wednesday, and actually a week ago last Wednesday. The baptism record is between a child baptized on the 5th and one on the 7th. Or he was late registering the birth so, to avoid the fine, he said the 14th.

Baptism March 6, 1878 Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a

Kilbroney Catholic Parish Register
March 6, 1878
Elizabeth [daughter of] John Rourke and Ellen Rogers, sponsors Thomas Feran and Margaret Rorke.



Probate (Beneficiary) June 30, 1958 Belfast, County Down, Ireland Will of John Rourke (Jr) 3a
Event Note

from the index to the will calendar at PRONI
Title : Mr
Date of Death : 10 March 1941
Surname : Rourke
Date of Grant : 30 June 1958
Forename : John
Registry : Belfast
Effects : Effects £65 0s 0d

Rourke otherwise O'Rourke John of Ballintur Killowen county Down farmer died 10 March 1941 at Newry General Hospital Newry county Down Administration Belfast 30 June to Elizabeth Rourke spinster. Effects £65.

Probate (Beneficiary) March 15, 1960 Belfast, County Down, Ireland will of John Rourke (Sr) 3b
Event Note

Title : Mr Date of Death : 21 January 1913
Surname : Rourke Date of Grant : 15 March 1960
Forename : John Reseal Date :
Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects £312 0s 0d
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Full Abstract :
Rourke, John of Ballintur Killowen county Down farmer died 21 January 1913 Administration Belfast 15 March to Elizabeth Rourke spinster. Effects £312.

Death January 30, 1962 Kilkeel Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   4a
Event Note

Kilkeel(pre-1973 Q4) Registration number: D/1962/125/1015/17/391
Elizabeth O'Rourke, late of Ballintur Killowen
30th January 1962
age 83, female, spinster
occupation: home duties
cause: (a) carcinoma of liver (b) carcinoma of stomach. Certified
informant: D? F? Rogers, present at death, Mourne Hospital, Kilkeel
Registration: February 9, 1962
Registrar: G Hanna

Probate May 4, 1962 Belfast, County Down, Ireland will of Elizabeth O'Rourke  
Event Note

Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, Will Calendars

Title : Miss
Surname : O'Rourke
Forename : Elizabeth
Date of Death : 30 January 1962
Date of Grant : 4 May 1962
Registry : Belfast

O'Rourke otherwise Rourke, Elizabeth of Ballintur Killowen county Down spinster died 30 January 1962 at Mourne District Hospital Kilkeel county Down Probate Belfast 4 May to Helena Cull married woman and Geraldine Brennan widow. Effects £1407 19s. 6d.



Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father John Rourkeabout January 19, 1827January 21, 1913
Mother Ellen RogersFebruary 9, 1836March 13, 1918
    Brother     James O'Rourke November 10, 1872 March 21, 1959
    Brother     William O'Rourke January 23, 1874 February 20, 1967
    Brother     John O'Rourke October 27, 1875 March 10, 1941
         Elizabeth O'Rourke March 1878 January 30, 1962



Elizabeth is mentioned in her brother James' death notice in 1959, "of County Down, Ire land." Elizabeth was visited by her niece from Cleveland, Theresa "Tiny" O'Rourke, daughter of William, in the late 1950's or early 1960's.

I have a note from a family member from Cleveland that says
1) Elizabeth lived in the home in which she was born all her life.
2) she died about 1964.
3) she never married.


  1. John Rourke
    1. Ellen Rogers
      1. James O'Rourke
      2. William O'Rourke
      3. John O'Rourke
      4. Elizabeth O'Rourke

Source References

  1. Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
      • Page: Births, Kilkeel, Vol 1, page 592
  2. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: Elizabeth Rorke, Mar 6, 1878
  3. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Will Calendars, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
      • Page: John Rourke, d 10 Mar 1941, date of grant 30 June 1958
      • Page: John Rourke, d 21 Jan 1913, date of grant 15 March 1960
  4. Civil Registrations, Northern Ireland
      • Page: Deaths, Kilkeel, D/1962/125/1015/17/391

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