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QUIN, Father of Terence
(About 1780-)
QUIN, Terence in Glebe, County Tyrone
(About 1810-)
CONLIN, Catherine
(About 1812-)
QUIN, Catharine


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1. VALLELY, Thomas

QUIN, Catharine 2

  • Baptised: January 1840, Dungannon Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland
  • Marriage (1): VALLELY, Thomas on 31 August 1859 in Dungannon RC Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland 1 2 3
  • Died: 25 August 1897 at 5.00am, Windyedge Farm, West District of Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland

   Cause of her death was valvular disease of the heart, dropsy and cerebral softening over six months.

   Other names for Catharine were QUEEN, Catherine,5 QUIN, Cath, QUIN, Catherine,6 QUINN, Catherine,7 8 VALLALEY, Catharine,2 VALLALY, Catherine, VALLELEY, Catherine,5 VALLELY, Catherine,7 8 VALLELY, Cathrine 9 and VALLILY, Catharine.2

  General Notes:

In the Church Baptism Record transcribed and made available by the Irish Family History Foundation it was recorded that Cath Quin was baptized in Dungannon RC parish, County Tyrone, in January 1840. Her parents were Terence Quin and Cath Conlin. No address was recorded. The sponsors were 'Arthur' and 'Sara Connor', it being unclear whether these latter two were a couple:

"Church Baptism Record

Name: Cath Quin
Date of Birth:
Date of Baptism: 00-Jan-1840
Parish/District: DUNGANNON
Gender: Unknown
Father: Terence Quin
Mother: Cath Conlin
Sponsor 1 / Informant 1: Arthur
Sponsor 2 / Informant 2: Sara Connor
Notes: (184004)


The 1861 census for Shotts parish in Lanarkshire recorded Thomas and Catherine Vallely with their baby daughter Sarah. Catherine was recorded as 20 years of age and had been born in Ireland.

Catherine was recorded by the 1871 census for Shotts parish. She was noted as being 28 years old, fifteen years younger than her husband Thomas. She lived at 6 Greenhill near Cleland, Lanarkshire.

Baby Elizabeth Vallaley's birth at Greenhill, in Shotts parish, in 1875 was notified by her mother, Catharine Vallily. Catharine signed her name before Alex. Paterson, registrar, at Shotts on 15 October 1875. Catharine Vallily also provided for the registrar her date and place of marriage: 29 August 1859 at Dungannon Ireland.

The 1881 census recorded Catherine and her family of eight children still living at the hamlet of Greenhill, near Cleland, in the parish of Shotts. Her age was recorded as 40 years. Her eight children were aged from 19 years to 2 years.

In the 1891 census Catherine was still resident in the parish of Shotts. She was living in a section of a 'rural and detached country house' area, at 4 Wyndedge Old Farm, Cleland. The house had two windowed rooms. By this time Catherine was a widow with eight children, her husband Thomas having died two years before. Her children were now aged from 27 years to 7 years. Catherine's own age was noted as 50 years.

Catherine died in 1897. Her recorded age at death was 56 years old. 2 9 10 11 12

  Research Notes:


In the 17th century 'Windyedge' seems to have had two areas to it: "Easteirwindiedge and Westerwindiedge".

It was mainly farm land which, by Catherine's time, was also populated by coal mining families living in miners' rows or cottages, digging out the mineral from underground for the benefit of themselves and, predominantly, the land owner.


According to Edward McLysaght, expert in Irish names, Quinn is one of the most numerous of Irish surnames and predominant in Count Tyrone. There are five septs of the name who occupied distinct territories throughout Ireland, sometimes giving their surname to place names of their territory. Some Quinn or O'Quinn families settled in France, becoming leading citizens in Bordeaux and Pau. 13 14

  Medical Notes:

The causes of death were certified by Doctor John Lithgow.

John Vallely, Catherine's son who had been present where the death occurred, gave notice of his mother's before the registrar at Cleland, William Spence, on the 25 August 1897 15

Catharine married Thomas VALLELY, son of Charles VALLELY in Glebe, DNA Linked and Sarah CORRIGAN (DNA Linked), on 31 August 1859 in Dungannon RC Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland.1 2 3 (Thomas VALLELY was baptised on 9 May 1826 in Dungannon RC Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland and died 2 July 1889 at 7.30 am in Parkhead, Cleland, Shotts Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 6.). The cause of his death was chronic bronchitis over eighteen months.

  Marriage Notes:

"Church Marriage Record

Date of Marriage:31-Aug-1859
Parish / District:DUNGANNON
Husband Name: Thomas Vallely
Status:Not Married
Wife Name:CathQuinn
Status:Not Married
Husband's Father Name:Vallely
Wife's Father Name:Quinn
Witness 1:Vallely Eliza
Witness 2:Conlon Edw
Copyright Irish World Heritage Centre (Tyrone + Fermanagh)"


In the Church Marriage Record transcribed and made available by the Irish Family History Foundation it was recorded that Thomas Vallely and Cath Quinn were married in Dungannon RC parish County Tyrone on 31 August 1859. The fathers of the couple were named by their surname only 'Vallely' and 'Quinn'. No specific address was given. There were two witnesses: the first was Eliza Vallely, and the second Edw Conlon.

In the birth certificate of their son Charles, in 1863, the date of marriage was given as 28 August 1860 at Dungannon, County Tyrone.

In the birth certificate of their son John, in 1867, the date of marriage was given as 29 August 1859 at Dungannon, County Tyrone.

In the birth certificate of their son, Thomas, in 1872, the date of marriage was given as 20 August 1859 at Dungannon, County Tyrone.

In the birth certificate of their daughter, Elizabeth, in 1875, the date and place of her parents' marriage was noted as 29 August 1859 at Dungannon, Ireland. This date and place was also given at the registration of the birth of his daughter, Ann, in 1879. 2 3


1 GRO Scotland.

2 GRO Scotland, Birth Shotts 655 no 279 1875.

3 (, Church Marriage Record Dungannon parish County Tyrone Ireland 1859.

4 GRO, v 655/3 en d 3 Page 20 Shotts district Cleland parish.

5 GRO Scotland, Marriage Western District of Shotts 655/03 no 14.

6 GRO Scotland, West District of Shotts Lanarkshire Deaths 1889.

7 GRO Scotland, Marriages Shotts west. dist. 655/03 no 20 1909.

8 GRO Scotland, Death Shotts Lanarkshire 655/03 no 27 1933.

9 GRO, Shotts 655/ en d 4 page 15 house no 4.

10 GRO.

11 GRO Scotland, Shotts 1897(West District).

12 1871 UK census, Shotts v 655 En D 3 page 14.

13 William Grossart, <i>Historic Notices adn Domestic History of the Parish of Shotts</i> (Aird and Coghill Glasgow 1880), page 209.

14 Edward McLysaght, page 251.

15 GRO Scotland, Shotts 1897.

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