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(About 1799-1868)
(About 1803-)
DONLY, Charles
(About 1795-Between 1832/1884)
(About 1795-Between 1832/1884)
(1827-Between 1891/1893)
DONNELLY, Catherine


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1. LYNCH, Mary Anna


  • Born: 1852, Ireland 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): LYNCH, Mary Anna on 25 July 1876 in Holytown, Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1

   Other names for Owen were DONELLY, Owen 6 and DONNALLY, Owen.2

  General Notes:

Owen Donnally was aged 8 years in 1861, as recorded by the 1861 census for Shotts parish. He had been born in Ireland and was living in Omoa Square with his family. He was a scholar.

In 1881 the census for Shotts Western District recorded Owen Donnelly, his wife and two small children living together at 14 Main Road in Cleland. Owen was Irish born and recorded as 27 years old. He worked as a coal miner.

After Ellen Donnelly was born in December 1887, her father, Owen, was the informant of her birth before the registrar William Spence at Cleland on 13 January 1888 and made his X mark. He was a coalminer. His date and place of marriage was recorded as 15 August 1876 in Chapelhall, Holytown district.

Owen Donnelly was widowed in May 1888.

The 1891 census for Shotts parish found Owen Donnelly as head of a household living at Back Row, Greenhill, in the village of Clelland [sic] in a house of which one room was windowed. With him lived his three daughters and one son, aged from 5 years to 13 years. Owen was recorded as 39 years of age and had been born in Ireland. He was a widower. He worked as a coal miner.

The household of which Owen Donelly was head in the census of 1901 consisted of two people, himself and his daughter, Alice. They lived at 30 Ravenscraig in the parish of Dalziel (Motherwell) Lanarkshire. Owen's age was recorded as 47 years and his birthplace as Ireland. He was a widower and worked in the pit as a brusher. 2 3 4 6 7

Owen married Mary Anna LYNCH, daughter of Hugh LYNCH and Alice TRAINER, on 25 July 1876 in Holytown, Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 (Mary Anna LYNCH was born in 1856 in Ireland 1 3 and died on 18 May 1888 in Shotts parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1 5.)

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage was celebrated after banns according to the rites and forms of the Roman Catholic Church. The priest was William Gallagher CC. The witnesses were Patrick Lynch and Rose Ann Grant.

Owen Donnelly, who made his X mark, was a 24 year old unmarried man residing in Chapelhall. He worked as a coal miner.

Mary Ann Lynch was a brickfield worker. She too was unmarried and was 20 years of age. She was living in Chapelhall too. Her father was deceased.

The marriage was registered on 27 July 1876 at Holytown, William Richard being the registrar. 1


1 GRO Scotland, Marriages Holytown 625/2 no 37 1876.

2 1861 UK census, Shotts parish 655 en d 1 31 Omoa Square.

3 1881 UK census, Shotts west dist 14 Main Road 655/3 en d 2 page 3.

4 1891 UK Census, Shotts parish middle district 655/1 en d 6 Back Row Greenhill Clelland.

5 LDS Family Search, Ancestral File.

6 1901 UK Census, Dalziel Lanarkshire 639 en d 28 page 18 30 Ravenscraig.

7 GRO Scotland, Births West district of Shotts 655/03 no 4 1888.

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