Catherine Hughes

Birth Name Catherine Hughes
Gender female
Age at Death about 28 years, 8 months, 29 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1840     1a
Death September 30, 1868 Ballintur Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland    

Registration number: D/1868/128/1015/1/312
Registration district: Kilkeel(pre-1973 Q4)
Registration sub-district: Rostrevor

September 30, 1868, Ballintur
Deceased name: Catherine Rourke
female, married, age 28, farmer's wife
cause: Uterine Haemorrhage, 2 days. uncertified, no medical attendant
informant: Edward Rourke, Ballintur, present at the death
recorded: October 2, 1868


Is this Catherine's burial recorded later, or her child's, assuming Catherine died as a result of childbirth:

Kilbroney Parish Registers, Burials
1868, sometime between October 20 and November 11.
Rorke, Killowen
5 pounds, 10 shillings, 6 pence

the date is unclear, but it is after October 20. it may have been October or November. there is no exact date.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Francis Hughes
         Catherine Hughes about 1840 September 30, 1868


Family of John Rourke and Catherine Hughes

Married Husband John Rourke ( b. about January 19, 1827 d. January 21, 1913 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 10, 1866 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a 1b

Kilbroney Parish Registers

January 10, 1866
John Rorke to Cath Hughs
witnesses: Berd Kirkpatrick, Sara Feran

Civil Registration

Registration number: M/1866/U1/2380/1/28
Registration district: Newry & Mourne
Place of marriage: Roman Catholic Chapel of Rostrevor, Registrar's district of Rostrevor, Kilkeel Union, County Down
Date of marriage: 10th January 1866

Groom name: John Rorke, 38, bachelor, farmer, resident of Killowen, father: James Rorke, farmer

Bride: Catherine Hughs, 25, spinster, housekeeper, resident of Killowen, father: Francis Hughs, farmer

Married in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Rostrevor ... by me, Pat O'Neill, RP

signed by John Rourk and Cath [her mark] Hughs
witnesses: Berd [their marks] Kirkpatrick and Sara [their marks] Feran

Name Birth Date Death Date
Ann Rourke


  1. Francis Hughes
      1. Catherine Hughes
        1. John Rourke
          1. Ann Rourke

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registrations, images
      • Page: Kilkeel, Rostrevor, D/1868/128/1015/1/312 (deaths)
      • Page: Newry & Mourne, M/1866/U1/2380/1/28
  2. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Date: January 10, 1866
      • Page: John Rorke to Cath Hughs