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DONLY, Charles
(About 1795-Between 1832/1884)
(About 1795-Between 1832/1884)
DONNELLY, Margaret


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1. DONNELLY, James

DONNELLY, Margaret 2

  • Born: County Tyrone, Ireland 1
  • Baptised: 9 December 1827, Clonoe RC Church, County Tyrone, Ireland 2
  • Marriage (1): DONNELLY, James in 1853 in Clonoe, County Tyrone, Ireland 1
  • Died: 2 August 1893 at 2.15 pm, Auchinlee, Shotts Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 2 3 4

   Cause of her death was asthmatic bronchitis.4

   Other names for Margaret were DONALLY, Margaret,2 DONLY, Margaret 2 and DONNALLY, Margaret.1 2

  General Notes:

Margaret Donnally, whose maiden surname was also Donnally, was recorded in her daughter, Mary's 1855 birth certificate as aged 25 years and born in County Tyrone, Ireland. Mary was her second child.

In 1861 Margaret Donnelly was recorded by the 1861 census for Shotts living with her husband and four children in 100 Omoa Square, Cleland. A male lodger of 23 years of age, and a 17 year old nephew, also lived with the family. Margaret's children were aged from 6 months to 7 years. Margaret herself was recorded as aged 29 years and had been born in Ireland.

The 1871 census recorded Margaret Donnelly living with her husband and children at Spellhall near Cleland but in the Holytown district of Bothwell parish. Margaret was recorded as 41 years of age and born in Ireland. She had eight children to care for ranging in age from Joseph, aged 3 years, to Charles, aged 17 years.

Margaret Donnelly was recorded as a widow and head of the household living at 12 Carlisle Road by the 1881 census for Shotts parish western district. Her age was noted as 48 years and her birthplace as Ireland. As well as five of her own children, another two people lived in the household: a granddaughter, Margaret, aged 2 years and born in Shotts parish, and a 20 year old Irish boarder, John Milligan, who worked as a coal miner.

The 1891 census for Shotts parish Lanarkshire recorded a widow, Margaret Donnelly, as head of the household at 17 Auchinlee, near the village of Cleland. She was living there with her son, Joseph, and her granddaughter, Margaret . Margaret was born in Ireland and recorded as 52 years of age. Her granddaughter, Margaret, was 10 years old and had been born in Shotts parish. She was a scholar.

Margaret Donnelly died in 1893 at the recorded age of 56 years. Her death certificate recorded her as the widow of James Donnelly coalminer. Her parents were deceased. Margaret's death certificate, based on the information of her son Owen, states that her parents were Patrick Donnelly and Ellen Doran. This is a difficult 'fact' to take on since none of Margaret's children reflect this parentage in their names. They may be grandparents or other relatives that Owen misremembered. The parents recorded or her here are based on Clonoe IGI records. 1 4 5 6 7 8

  Medical Notes:

George Buchan MD certified the cause of death.

Owen Donnelly, Margaret's son who had been present, gave notice of her death before the registrar, William Spence at Cleland on 2 August 1893. 4

Margaret married James DONNELLY, son of Owen DONNELLY and Mary O'NEILL, in 1853 in Clonoe, County Tyrone, Ireland.1 (James DONNELLY was born in County Tyrone, Ireland 1 5, baptised on 4 October 1829 in Clonoe RC Church, County Tyrone, Ireland 2 and died 26 June 1877 at 4.00 pm in Auchinlee, Shotts Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 9.). The cause of his death was miner's consumption and phtisis, 3 days' special illness.4


1 GRO Scotland, Births Shotts parish Lanarkshire 655 no 270 1855.

2 LDS Family Search, IGI.

3 GRO Scotland, Marriage West Dist Shotts 655/3 no 8 1889.

4 GRO Scotland, Deaths Shotts parish 655/03 no 41 1893.

5 1861 UK census, Shotts 655 en d 2 page 5 100 Omoa Square.

6 1871 UK census, Bothwell parish Holytown district 625/2 en d 5 page 28.

7 1881 UK census, Shotts western district 655/3 en d 3 page 6 12 Carlisle Road.

8 1891 UK Census, Shotts 655/3 en d 3 page 15 17 Auchinlee.

9 GRO Scotland, Deaths Shotts west district 655/3 no 22 1877.

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