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FEALLY, Robert
(About 1755-)
ROSS, Margaret
(About 1755-)
(About 1780-)
(About 1785-)
FEELY, Robert
(About 1805-)


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1. MAGOWN, Rose

FEELY, Robert 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: About 1805
  • Marriage (1): MAGOWN, Rose on 3 November 1828 in Shankill RC Parish, County Armagh, Ireland 1

   Other names for Robert were FEELEY, James, FEELY, James,6 FEELY, John, FEELY, Robt 7 8 and PHEELY, Robert.9

  General Notes:

The first recorded document we have for this Robert Feely is his 1828 marriage record in the parish register. It is likely he was in his twenties by that time.

Robert Feely was recorded as 'John Feely married to Rosa McGowan' in his daughter Ann's marriage certificate in 1855. It is virtually certain this is an oversight or misunderstanding on someone's part. His occupation was recorded as 'brick moulder'. He was deceased by then.

When his daughter Mary married in 1859, Robert Feely was recorded as a Labourer in her marriage certificate. He was deceased.

In 1864 Catherine Feeley's marriage certificate recorded her parents as 'James Feeley and Rosa Feeley MS Morgan'. Her father was dead then. His occupation was recorded as farm labourer. The same name of "James Feely" for Catherine's father was recorded again in her second marriage certificate in 1867. Her mother's maiden name was left blank, only "Rosie Feely" being entered. Robert seems to have died when his children were still young, and in common with the culture of the time they may not have had documents with the surnames and given names required by the authorities in the present age.

When his daughter Margaret married in 1870, Robert was recorded as an 'agricultural labourer deceased'.

In his wife's death certificate of 1871 Robert's occupation was recorded again as 'brick moulder'.

In his son Robert's death certificate in 1873 Robert senior's occupation was noted as coal miner.

In 1874 Catherine Feely's second marriage certificate recorded her parents' names as 'James Feely and Rosie Feely'. From other evidence it is highly probable that she belongs in this family.

In 1885 Robert's daughter, Ann, died, and in her death certificate Robert was recorded as a brickmaker.

Catherine Feely died in 1917. Her parents' names were recorded as 'James Feely general labourer deceased and Rose Feely MS McKeown deceased'. 6 9 10 11 12

Robert married Rose MAGOWN, daughter of Peter McGOWN and Susan, on 3 November 1828 in Shankill RC Parish, County Armagh, Ireland.1 (Rose MAGOWN was born about 1805 in Ireland and died 25 November 1871 at 2.00 am in New Wynd, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.). The cause of her death was asthma of 14 days duration.

  Marriage Notes:

"Church Marriage Record

Date of Marriage: 03/11/1828
Parish / District: SHANKHILL
County: Co. Armagh
Husband: Robert Feely
Denomination:Roman Catholic
Status: Not Married
Wife Name: Rose Magown
Address: Lurgan
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Status: Not Married
Husband's Father Name: Feely
Wife's Father Name: Magown
Witness 1 Name: McLindon Jame
Witness 2 Neill Hugh

Copyright Armagh Ancestry"


A Church Marriage Record listed (see above) by the Irish Family History Foundation online in Armagh Ancestry displays a marriage between Robert Feely and Rose Magown on 3/11/1828. The town specified as the address for the wife was Lurgan. Both parties were single and both were Roman Catholic. Only the surnames of the fathers of both parties were given 'Feely' and 'Magown'. The witnesses to the marriage were Jame McAlindon and Hugh Neill.



1 (, Shankill RC Parish County Armagh Church Marriage Record.

2 GRO Scotland, Marriage certificate RDS 647 No 52 Hamilton 1867-daughter Catherine.

3 (, Seagoe RC Parish County Armagh Baptisms.

4 (, Seagoe RC parish County Armagh Baptisms 1839.

5 (, Seagoe RC parish County Armagh Baptisms 1841.

6 GRO Scotland, Hamilton Lanarkshire Marriages 1867- daughter Catherine.

7 (, Shankill RC parish County Armagh Baptisms 1832.

8 (, Shankill RC parish County Armagh Baptisms 1844.

9 GRO Scotland, High Church parish Glasgow Marriages 1870 - daughter Margaret.

10 GRO Scotland, Marriage certificate RDS 647 No 34 Hamilton 1864-daughter Catherine.

11 GRO Scotland, Death certificate RDS 625/3 No 102 Bellshill 1917-daughter Catherine.

12 GRO Scotland, Hamilton Lanarkshire Marriages.

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