Thomas Rourke

Birth Name Thomas Rourke
Gender male
Age at Death about 74 years, 2 months, 21 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about August 1816     1a
Baptism August 13, 1816 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

sponsors: Owen Roark and Catherine Roark

Residence from 1865 to 1891 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland parcels 7 and 9b 2a 3a
Event Note

Griffith's Valuation and the Revision Books for Ballyneddan Townland
Parcel 7
1865 - 1891 Thomas Rourke
1892 - 1912 Rose Rourke

Parcel 9b
1865 - 1891 Thomas Rourke
1892 - 1912 Rose Rourke

 

Will January 28, 1890 Belfast, County Down, Ireland   4a
Event Note

Will written January 28, 1890.
Thomas Rourke of Ballineddin
farm and all property to wife Rose
2 pounds sterling to the parish priest for masses. Francis Houston of Ballinran and James Savage, Jr, also of Ballinran, as executors
witnesses: Francis Rourke and John -his mark- Branigan

signed Thomas -his mark- Rourke.

probated December 12, 1890. Effects 92 pounds, according to PRONI's index.

Death October 22, 1890 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   5a
Event Note

Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel
Registrar's District: Rostrevor, County Down
Deaths
October 22, 1890
in Ballyneddin

Thomas Rourke, married, 74, farmer. cause of death: fatty degeneration of the heart, suddenly. informant: information received from Alexander Heron, MD JP, Coroner for Southern Down. Inquest held 23 October 1890.

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Some paper, Saturday 25 October 1890
SUDDEN DEATH NEAR KILKEEL
Yesteday Dr. Alex. Heron, J.P., coroner for the Southern Division of County Down, held an inquest in the townland of Ballyneddin, near Killowen, Rostrevor, on the body of an old and respectable farmer, named Thomas Rourke, who died suddenly the previous evening while superintending harvesting operations in one of his fields. Evidence was given that the deceased was working in his potato field the previous day,and that he suddenly fell down and expired in a few minutes. After hearing medical testimony a verdict was returned to the effect that the deceased died from fatty degeneration of the heart.

Parents

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
         Thomas Rourke about August 1816 October 22, 1890
    Brother     Owen Rourke about October 1819 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

Families

    Family of Thomas Rourke and Mary Feran
Married Wife Mary Feran ( * about 1801 + from July 1877 to September 1877 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 25, 1846     1b
Event Note

Kilbroney Catholic Parish Register, Marriages
Thomas Rourke and Mary Feran, January 25, 1846
witnesses: Dan Feran and Hugh Feran

 

  Narrative

When Thomas Rourke married Rose Farrell in 1878, he said he was a widower. Thomas might have married Mary Feran in 1846. A Mary Rourke died in Ballyneddan in 1877 who could be Mary Feran.

The only problem would be that Mary Feran was 10 to 15 years older than Thomas, if her age at death is correct. On the other hand, Deidre's transcription doesn't list any children in the marriage of Thomas Rourke and Mary Feran, so maybe she was 45+ when marrying.

    Family of Thomas Rourke and Rose Farrell
Married Wife Rose Farrell ( * + ... )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 26, 1878 Rostrevor Chapel, Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   6a
Event Note

[Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel]
Marriages at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Rostrevor
Registrar's District: Rostrevor
County Down
Marriages

November 26, 1878
Thomas Rourke, of full age, widower, farmer, of Ballineddan. father: John, a farmer, dead.
Rose Farrell, of full age, a spinster, farmer, of Kilfeaghan. father: Peter Farrell, farmer.

signed: Thomas -his mark- Rourke and Rose -her mark- Farrell
witnesses: Richard -his mark- Rourke and Annie Sloan

 

Pedigree

  1. John Rourke Jr
    1. Mary Flanagan
      1. Thomas Rourke
        1. Mary Feran
        2. Rose Farrell
      2. Owen Rourke
      3. Richard Rourke
      4. Eleanor Rourke
      5. Sarah Rourke
      6. James Rourke
      7. Bridget Rourke
      8. John Rourke
      9. Francis Rourke
      10. Francis Rourke
      11. Mary Rourke
      12. Michael Rourke

Source References

  1. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: baptisms, Aug 13, 1816
      • Page: Marriages, January 25, 1846, Rourke-Feran
  2. Griffith's Valuation of Ireland
      • Page: Ballyneddan, parcels 7 and 9b, Thomas Rourke
  3. Valuation Revision Books
      • Page: Ballyneddan, parcels 7 and 9b, Thomas Rourke
  4. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Will Calendars, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
      • Page: Thomas Rourke, Number 1362, written January 28, 1890, probated Dec 12, 1890
  5. Irish Civil Registration Records, Deaths
      • Page: October 22, 1890, Kilkeel, Rostrevor, Thomas Rourke
  6. Irish Civil Registration Records, Marriages
      • Page: November 26, 1878, Rourke-Farrell

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