The McElree Family

The genealogy of the Henry McElree family from Ireland to Canada.

Seasonal Migrants from the Parishes of Maghera and Termoneeny c.1834/35 [Source: OS Memoirs ]

This list gives the name, sex, age, home, religion, where they were going and their home parish. They went to help with the harvest, sheep shearing, spinning, weaving and whatever work they could get to help to support their families back home.  At the end of the season they returned home. It is interesting that James McIlwee may show up on the 1831 Census as James McElree?

1 John Peebles M 30 Ballynahone More Presbyterian Glasgow Termoneeny

2 John Hipson [Hefson] M 22 Ballynahone More Established Church Glasgow Termoneeny

3 William McDonald [McDonel] M 25 Ballynahone More Established Church Glasgow Termoneeny

4 James Campbell M 20 Ballynahone More Established Church Glasgow Termoneeny

5 John Shiels M 25 Ballynahone More Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

6 Philip Shiels M 30 Ballynahone More Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

7 Samuel McConaghty M 40 Ballynahone More Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

8 Cornelius Neill [Neil] M 40 Ballynahone More Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

9 Bernard Delaney? [Delayan] M 25 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

10 Charles McFall M 25 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

11 John McFall M 18 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

12 James McFall M 60 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

13 Daniel Scullion M 25 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

14 Martha Keenan F 28 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

15 John Sonagh M 46 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

16 Hugh Sonagh M 18 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

17 Patrick Donaghue [Donahoe] M 20 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

18 Patrick McPeake M 24 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

19 James Costello M 60 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

20 Michael Costello M 27 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

21 John Kane M 30 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

22 James Maguire M 30 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

23 Frank Maguire M 32 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

24 Rodger Brennan [Branan] M 55 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

25 John Brennan [Branan] M 22 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

26 James Brennan [Branan] M 18 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

27 John McDonald M 20 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

28 Neil Campbell M 20 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

29 Archibald McDonald M 15 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

30 James Brennan [Branan] M 40 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

31 John Brennan [Branan] M 18 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

32 Charles McIlwee M 20 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

33 James McIlwee M 24 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

34 John McIlwee M 22 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

35 Bernard Scullion M 18 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

36 John Scullion M 23 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

37 Patrick Costello M 20 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

38 Theady Berry M 30 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

39 James McIlwee M 45 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

40 Daniel Mullan [Mullin] M 17 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

41 Hugh McWilliams M 30 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

42 Frank McWilliams M 40 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

43 Patrick McLernon [McClarnan] M 35 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

44 Michael McGurk M 32 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

45 James McGurk M 25 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

46 Patrick McGurk M 27 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

47 Michael McConemey M 30 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

48 James Brennan [Branan] M 26 Broagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Termoneeny

49 James Shepherd M 20 Knocknakielt Presbyterian Glasgow Termoneeny

50 John Hipson [Hefson] M 60 Derganagh Established Church Glasgow Termoneeny

51 Thomas Averell M 30 Lurganagoose Established Church Glasgow Termoneeny

52 Henry Marlin M 30 Lurganagoose Established Church Glasgow Termoneeny

53 George Marlin M 36 Lurganagoose Established Church Glasgow Termoneeny

54 John Slamon [Slaman] M 35 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

55 John Jun. Slamon [Slaman] M 31 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

56 Henry Slamon [Slaman] M 28 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

57 Edward Jun. Kane M 30 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

58 Felix McShane M 21 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

59 John McLaughlin M 28 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

60 Patrick McLaughlin M 45 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

61 John McAtamney M 36 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

62 Neil McAtamney M 22 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

63 Patrick McAtamney M 20 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

64 Bernard McLaughlin M 50 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

65 Peter McShane M 33 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

66 James Crilly M 23 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

67 Michael Quinn M 20 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

68 Patrick McKeefrey M 24 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

69 Michael McKeefrey M 28 Culnagrew Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

70 Edward Mellon M 40 Keady Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

71 Michael McQuillan M 25 Keady Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

72 Joseph Loughlin M 50 Keady Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

73 Frank O'Kane M 40 Keady Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

74 Peter O'Kane M 35 Keady Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

75 Peter Jun. O'Kane M 30 Keady Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

76 Thomas McGowan [Magowan] M 28 Keady Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

77 Michael McGowan [Magowan] M 25 Keady Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

78 Frank Doherty M 24 Keady Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

79 John Cassidy M 30 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

80 Thomas McGuckian [Maguckian] M 22 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

81 John Sen. McGuckian [Maguckian] M 60 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

82 John Jun. McGuckian [Maguckian] M 18 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

83 James Sharkey M 25 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

84 Hugh Doherty M 32 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

85 John McGowan [Magowan] M 40 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

86 William Mulholland M 25 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

87 John Mulholland M 40 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

88 Bernard Hegarty M 30 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

89 John Milliken [Millican] M 40 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

90 John McShane M 26 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

91 William Bradley M 40 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

92 Michael Devlin M 35 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

93 John Jun. Madigan M 23 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

94 Edward McMullan M 22 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

95 Patrick McMullan M 20 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

96 Frank Doherty M 40 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

97 Nathaniel Clarke M 45 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

98 James Clarke M 18 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

99 Edward Downey M 25 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

100 John Downey M 22 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

101 Daniel Tohill [Toghill] M 20 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

102 Matthew Connelly M 40 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

103 Hugh Crilly M 22 Gorteade Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

104 James Crilly M 24 Gorteade Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

105 Patrick Mellon M 30 Gorteade Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

106 Michael McGowan [Magowan] M 26 Gorteade Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

107 Hugh Laverty [Lefferty] M 21 Gorteade Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

108 Hugh Lynn M 20 Gorteade Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

109 John Quigley M 26 Drumard Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

110 Peter Convery M 28 Drumard Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

111 Patrick Quigley M 28 Drumard Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

112 Edward Hughes [Hughs] M 26 Drumard Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

113 Patrick McKegney [McKeigney] M 22 Drumard Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

114 Patrick Doherty M 23 Drumard Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

115 Peter Kelly M 45 Gulladuff Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

116 Samuel Helferty M 44 Gulladuff Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

117 Charles Cassidy M 22 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

118 John Connor M 40 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

119 Edward Neill [Neil] M 24 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

120 Patrick McGoldrick [McGoldrake] M 22 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

121 Bernard Henry M 26 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

122 Henry Henry M 28 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

123 James O'Hara M 40 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

124 James McAllister M 25 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

125 Henry Doherty M 24 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

126 Henry Farrell M 30 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

127 Edward Downey M 24 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

128 Edward O'Neill M 22 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

129 John Hamill [Hammel] M 25 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

130 Patrick Hamill [Hammel] M 23 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

131 Bernard Neill [Neil] M 26 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

132 Arthur Neill [Neil] M 24 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

133 Henry Neill [Neil] M 28 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

134 Patrick Henry M 27 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

135 Frank Henry M 24 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

136 William Hegarty M 25 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

137 Thomas Henry M 40 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

138 Dominick Henry M 26 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

139 Neil Brittain [Britain] M 24 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

140 Patrick Mullan [Mullin] M 25 Dreenan Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

141 Edward Donaghue [Donahoe] M 22 Macknagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

142 Andrew McShane M 25 Macknagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

143 Thomas McQuillan M 25 Macknagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

144 David McAtamney M 25 Macknagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

145 Rowley McQuillan M 25 Macknagh Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

146 Michael Sharkey M 30 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

147 Thomas Sharkey M 56 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

148 John Convery M 32 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

149 Michael Convery M 30 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

150 James Convery M 25 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

151 Michael Moran M 18 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

152 John Kearney M 26 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

153 Henry Johnston M 20 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

154 John McAllister M 24 Fallagloon Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

155 John Lagan M 30 Lisnamuck Roman Catholic Liverpool Maghera

156 Thomas Lagan M 20 Lisnamuck Roman Catholic Liverpool Maghera

157 John McGlade M 25 Drumconready Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

158 Rodger McCormick M 38 Drumconready Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

159 Jenkin McCormick M 44 Bracaghreilly Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

160 James Convery M 56 Kirley Roman Catholic Liverpool Maghera

161 Hugh Convery M 25 Kirley Roman Catholic Liverpool Maghera

162 Edward Convery M 24 Kirley Roman Catholic Liverpool Maghera

163 Denis McAtamney M 20 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

164 Edward McAtamney M 30 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

165 James McKenna M 40 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

166 Henry Convery M 30 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

167 James McAnally M 24 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

168 James Magee M 22 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

169 John Convery M 24 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

170 Patrick Convery M 20 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

171 John Sen. Convery M 40 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

172 Edward McCann M 25 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

173 Neil Caldwell M 25 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

174 Thomas McLernon [McClarnan] M 22 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

175 Bernard Convery M 24 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

176 John Duras M 40 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

177 Edward McIlhatton M 26 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

178 Patrick McIlhatton M 24 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

179 Henry Convery M 24 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

180 Frank Convery M 26 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

181 Arthur McIntyre M 26 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

182 Peter Scullion M 21 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

183 John Berryman [Berriman] M 24 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

184 John McKenna M 19 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

185 Patrick McDevitt M 19 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

186 John Sen. McKenna M 60 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

187 Nicholas Convery M 26 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

188 John Convery M 35 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

189 John McAtamney M 25 Moyagall Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

190 Hugh McKinley M 52 Crew Roman Catholic Liverpool Maghera

191 Edward McMullan M 24 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

192 John Milliken [Millican] M 26 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

193 John Mulholland M 30 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

194 John Boyle M 25 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

195 Nathaniel Boyle M 27 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

196 David Mulholland M 30 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

197 Stephen Boyle M 29 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

198 William Convery M 26 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

199 Henry Donnelly M 24 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

200 Michael Montague [Montigue] M 24 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

201 Bernard Montague [Montigue] M 26 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

202 John Madigan M 19 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

203 Michael Tohill [Toghill] M 26 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

204 William Convery M 30 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

205 Daniel Boyle M 40 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

206 Frankl O'Neill M 35 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

207 William Doherty M 34 Drummuck Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

208 Charles Nogher [Mynogher] M 20 Dunglady Roman Catholic Liverpool Maghera

209 James Kearney M 30 Dunglady Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

210 Bernard McPeake M 24 Swatragh Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

211 John Bond M 26 Swatragh Established Church Glasgow Maghera

212 Arthur Crilly M 27 Swatragh Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

213 John Crilly M 24 Swatragh Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

214 Martha Bond F 30 Swatragh Established Church Glasgow Maghera

215 John O'Kane M 38 Swatragh Established Church Liverpool Maghera

216 William Kennedy M 20 Culnady Presbyterian Liverpool Maghera Twice only (Tradesmen)

217 James Williamson M 21 Culnady Presbyterian Liverpool Maghera Twice only (Tradesmen)

218 John Arbuthnot M 20 Gorteade Presbyterian Glasgow Maghera

219 Patrick McIlwhinney M 24 Gorteade Roman Catholic Glasgow Maghera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News - updated information

February 23, 2016  Joseph McElree was left the McElree gravesites in Philadelphia, I have located Joseph as born in 1829 from Ireland living in Philadelphia in the 1850 Census, this Joseph McElree went on to become a minister and I have tracked him until 1870 in Philadelphia in the church, however do not have any further information as to marriage, children or death, if anyone has any information to share it would be appreciated.

May 28, 2015 - I have been puzzled why some people pronounce the name Mcelree and some people pronounce McELree, I learned something today, apparently there was one daughter in the William McElree family that thought the name should sound more "posh" so she started saying McELree and her family has continued with it to this day, let's not forget this for future generations. In Ireland it is pronounced Mcelree.  Perhaps another thing to remember is that in Census, Tithe Applotment and other records the name has been spelled McIlree, however this is not the known understanding and earliest known form of the name as we know it - 1640 Robert McElree, Kilconway, Finvoy, Antrim. 

May 23, 2015 -For years I have heard that the McElree/McIlree's were from Scotland because they were Presbyterians, however they were also Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic as well.   I have finished my search of the 1603-1630 muster and estate records and have found no McElree/McIlree's or anything similar to indicate that the family came over from Scotland as planters, I have also found no old records (from the 1600's) to indicate that McElree/McIlree or anything similar was recorded in Scotland.  The first mention of McElree in Scotland is in the late 1700-1800's  and they were noted to have come from Ireland. I am still on the search but at this time I would have to say that there is no evidence to indicate that the McElree's were Scot. 

March 22, 2015 - Census of 1831 a collection of McElree's from this census has been added to the page for 1831 Census, unfortunately our Henry McElree is transcribed as McEbree. 

June 9, 2014 - On contacting a genealogist for the Giolla Ri family from Ireland in search of any connection, it was learned that the Giolla Ri is a fairly new name when in the 1920's a member of the McElroy family assumed that McElroy was initially MacGiollri.  With more information available now this is not the case. 

January 28, 2014 - William Henry McElree's headstone added to photo's

January 3, 2014 - James McElree's Obituary and Coroners Inquest information added to documents.

September 25, 2013 - Sale of tenanted land in Ireland located, on Notes page.

September 8, 2012 - James, Jane, Ellen, Elizabeth located in Philadelphia along with their burial sites, info included on home page genealogy

September 03, 2012 - Headstones photo album added to photos.

August 4, 2012 - Info on the Lavina Evoy McElrees family who moved to Saskatchewan and lived in the same district as Henry and Levina, under notes and ideas.

June 15, 2012 -location of James and Jane McElree family in Pennsylvania and what happened to them.

March 6, 2012 - with the kind permission of Deane McElree I have posted a link to his genealogical research,. Deane is the descendant of John McElree, Maghera;  Henry McElree and John McElree were brothers.according to DNA tests showing a 5th generation connection done in 2010. 

March 2, 2012 - 1871 Canadian Census with Henry living with the Evoys posted.   

February 23, 2012 - 1834/35 Seasonal Migration List for Maghera and Termoneeny from the Ordinance Survey Memoirs

February 22, 201 2 - Finally the 1831 Census is posted for Termoneeny

February 16, 2012 - check the photo section for new additions to shipping lists, photo of the ship the McElree's came over on and more. 

February 14, 2012 Under photo's, certificates Henry McElree's death certificate, James and Janes marriage certificate, William Henry's death certificate and Lavina's death certificate.  It should be noted that some of the information is incorrect on these certificates but they are the people in the family - particularly Lavida instead of Lavina, William Henry being born in Manitoba which is not correct.  If anyone has copies of James and Janes death certificates I would appreciate being able to add it to the site.

February 11, 2012 - Some family photos,  if anyone has anymore to offer please contact  me.                                                                Canadian Census 1901 and 1911 added. 

February 9, 2012 - new photos and copies of research verifying information, Valuation of Termoneeny

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