The Genealogy of the Following Families:
The Simon Family of Willebadessen, Germany, and its Descendants in America
The Barcant, Krogh, d'Abadie, and Related Families of Trinidad and Tobago
The Hurd and Clark Families of Kent County, Delaware and Caroline County, Maryland
The Dolan and Carr Families of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; County Donegal, Ireland; and America
The McGillin Families of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
William DolanAbt 1807 - 1896 (~ 89 years)
Name William Dolan Born Abt 1807 Ireland Gender Male Died 20 Oct 1896 Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Buried Aghyaran Townland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Person ID I1905 Simon and Related Families | All Dolans from Seegronan Townland Last Modified 7 Sep 2017
Father John Dolan, b. Bef 1784, Ireland Mother [Ellen] Married Abt 1804 Ireland Family ID F606 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Margaret "Peggy" McGuire, b. Abt 1807, Ireland , d. 10 Oct 1899, Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (Age ~ 92 years) Married Bef 1859 County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Photos 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
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
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
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 original barn. Photograph by Marietta Dolan; historical information from current owner, Alice Lunney.
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
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
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 and grass now covers the rock. Photograph by Marietta Dolan.
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
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
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 Died - 20 Oct 1896 - Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Buried - - Aghyaran Townland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom = Link to Google Earth
Documents 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
Discussion and analysis of land valuation records for the Dolan family in Seegronan Townland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Headstones 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)
Tombstone for John Dolan, Margaret (McKane) Dolan, and William Dolan
Dolan, John (1805-1883)
Close up view of inscription on tombstone for John Dolan, Margaret McKane Dolan, and William Dolan.
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.
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)
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.
See attached document on Seegronan Dolan Land Records for further discussion of his holdings.
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".