John Rourke

Birth Name John Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death 65 years, 4 months, 14 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Sources Notes
Birth October 27, 1875 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 #458
October 27, 1875, Ballintur
John, son of John Rourke, a farmer, of Ballintur and Ellen Rourke, formerly Rogers. informant: John Rourke of Ballintur, father.

Christening October 28, 1875 Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a

October 28, 1875
John [son of] John Rorke and Ellen Rogers. The sponsors at John's baptism were William Rorke and Rose Sloan.

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Death March 10, 1941 Newry - Down, Newry Parish - Down, County Down, Ireland   3a 4a
Event Note

death record from index at nidirect
D/1941/191/1023/28/389 John O Rourke 10th March 1941 60 Male Newry(pre-1973 Q4)

Probate (Deceased) 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.


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
         John Rourke October 27, 1875 March 10, 1941
    Sister     Elizabeth Rourke March 1878 January 30, 1962


The sponsors at John's baptism were William Rorke and Rose Sloan. The family information in America says that John never married.


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

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registrations, images
      • Page: October 27, 1875, #458, Ballintur,
  2. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: John Rorke, October 28, 1875
  3. General Record Office of Northern Ireland: Will Calendars, General Record Office of Northern Ireland
      • Page: John Rourke, d 10 Mar 1941, date of grant 30 June 1958
  4. Irish Civil Registration Records, Deaths
      • Page: 10 Mar 1941, Newry, Down, John Rourke

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