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William Dolan

William Dolan

Male Abt 1807 - 1896  (~ 89 years)

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  • Name William Dolan 
    Born Abt 1807  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 1896  Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aghyaran, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1905  Simon and Related Families | All Dolans from Seegronan Townland
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2017 

    Father John Dolan,   b. Bef 1784, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret "Peggy" McGuire,   b. Abt 1807, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1899, Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Married Bef 1859  County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Seegronan Townland - 1859
    Seegronan Townland - 1859
    1859 map of Seegronan Townland with lots and structures referenced in Griffith's Valuation of Tenements. Lot 3 runs across the top. Lots 11 and 12 are in the central part of the map and extend from the northeast to the southwest.
    Seegronan Townland - 1859 - Detail of Lot 3
    Seegronan Townland - 1859 - Detail of Lot 3
    Detail from the 1859 map of Seegronan with lots and structures referenced in Griffith's Valuation of Tenements. Lot 3 stretched from Seegronan Road in the east to Meenamullan Road in the west. The structures on the lot (a house and barn) are about one quarter of the way in from the east.
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 01 - Entrance
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 01 - Entrance
    Entrance to Lot #3 (as numbered in the 1859 Griffith's Valuation of Tenements for Seegronan Townland) from Seegronan Road. Occupied by William Dolan in 1859, then transferred to his nephew, John Dolan, who farmed this Lot until 1903. John J. Dolan (1884-1971) spent 4 years here as a teenager from 1898-1902. Photograph by Robert M. Simon.
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 02 - Original House and Barn
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 02 - Original House and Barn
    The original house is the structure on the right that now has an ell projecting out (the ell was added later, in the 20th century). It was originally two rooms downstairs and (probably, but no longer) a loft. The building to its left was the original barn. It is now a shed and tool area. Shown with Robert M. Simon standing in front of the…
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 03 - Interior Bedroom
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 03 - Interior Bedroom
    Interior bedroom in the original part of the house. According to the current owner, this used to be the main room of the house. Photograph by Robert M. Simon.
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 04 - Interior Living Room
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 04 - Interior Living Room
    Living room in the original part of the house. According to the current owner, this room used to serve as the bedroom. Photograph by Robert M. Simon.
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 05 - The Rock - 1
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 05 - The Rock - 1
    According to the recollection of John J. Dolan (1884-1971), there was a large rock in the driveway in front of the barn, and the lot was known locally as "Rock Farm." The current owner confirmed that what I am standing on is that large rock. Over the years, it was used to store turf for the winter, and the resulting organic matter accumulated…
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 06 - The Rock - 2
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 06 - The Rock - 2
    Pushing away some of the current vegetation shows the underlying rock. Photograph by Marietta Dolan.
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 07 - Vista - 1
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 07 - Vista - 1
    View to the northeast from the driveway in front of the house. In the distance is Leitrim Hill. Photograph by Robert M. Simon.
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 08 - Vista - 2
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 3 - 08 - Vista - 2
    View to the east from the driveway in front of the house, toward Aghamore townland. Photograph by Robert M. Simon.
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F2060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1896 - Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Aghyaran, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Dolan, John (1805-1883) and others
    Dolan, John (1805-1883) and others
    Entry for Seegronan Townland in Griffiths Valuation for 1859, showing joint tenancy of John, George, and Patrick Dolan. Note tenancy by William Dolan on same page. An Arthur Dolan is also mentioned as an adjacent tenant.
    Dolan, John (1805-1883) and others - Seegronan Dolan Family Land Records - 1828-1929
    Dolan, John (1805-1883) and others - Seegronan Dolan Family Land Records - 1828-1929
    Discussion and analysis of land valuation records for the Dolan family in Seegronan Townland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

    Headstones
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Tombstone of John Dolan, Margaret McKane Dolan, and William Dolan in St. Patrick's graveyard, Aghyaran, County Tyrone, Ireland.
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Tombstone for John Dolan, Margaret (McKane) Dolan, and William Dolan
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Close up view of inscription on tombstone for John Dolan, Margaret McKane Dolan, and William Dolan.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Year of birth would be 1806-1807, according to age (89 years) given on tombstone inscription for William Dolan in the graveyard for St. Patrick's RC Church, Aghyaran, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. From photograph of tombstone made by Marietta Dolan and sent as a private communication to Robert M. Simon in April 2011.
      Assigned as the brother of John Dolan based on (1) his "nephew John Dolan, Seegonan" being named as the informant on his 1896 Irish Civil Death record, and then living in the same house and land as William Dolan; (2) inclusion on the same tombstone as John Dolan; and (3) similarity in years of birth.

      MARRIAGE:
      According to oral family history related by John J. Dolan (1884-1971) to Margaret Dolan Callaghan, William Dolan's wife was Peggy McGuire, the sister of Susan McGuire (the wife of John Dolan (1847-1945)). William Dolan was Peggy's second husband and "stepped into the shoes" of her first husband (which probably means that he took over his leasehold in Seegronan Townland).
      Since William Dolan is listed as the tenant in Lot #3 of Seegronan Townland in the 1859 Griffith's Valuation, this marriage must have occurred before then.
      The above oral history is consistent with the documentary record. William Dolan is listed as married in his 1896 Irish Civil Death Record. A subsequent Irish Civil Registration death record, for Margaret Dolan, widow, of Segronan, with the informant being a nephew, John Dolin of Segronan, strongly suggests that she was the wife of William Dolan.
      Since his house and land of William Dolan went to his nephew, John Dolan (1847-1945, son of John and Margaret Dolan), it is assumed that he had no children of his own.

      OCCUPATION: Farmer (1896 Irish Civil Death Record)

      ADDRESS:
      Seegronan Townland (Lot #3), Killeter District, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland (Griffith's 1859 Valuation; 1860-1863 Valuation Revision Book; 1864-1879 Valuation Revision Book; 1880-1881 Valuation Revision Book; 1882-1894 Valuation Revision Book - with a note that the land transferred to John Dolan in 1886).
      This property is approximately at 7 Seegronan Road, Killeter, today.

      POTENTIAL ADDRESS: The 1828 Tithe Applotment List for County Tyrone lists a "William Doalin" as resident in "Creely's Hill," along with a "James Doalin" in the same location. Crilly's Hill is adjacent to Seegronan, so this may be the William Dolan who was buried with John Dolan. A transcription of this list may be viewed on the internet at http://www.cotyroneireland.com/tithe/termonamongan.html.

      LAND RECORDS:
      See attached document on Seegronan Dolan Land Records for further discussion of his holdings.

      DEATH:
      Date of death given as 20 October 1896 in tombstone inscription for William Dolan in the graveyard for St. Patrick's RC Church, Aghyaran, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
      Date of death also given as 20 October 1896 in Irish Civil Death Record for William Dolin, age 89, resident in Segronan, available for purchase from ifhf.rootsireland.ie and a copy of which is in the possession of Robert M. Simon. Informant was John Dolin, nephew, Segronan.

      BURIAL: Graveyard for St. Patrick's RC Church, Aghyaran, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Inscription reads, in part "Also William Dolan who died Octr 20th 1896 Aged 89 years".


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