The Genealogy of the Simon Family of Willebadessen, Germany, and its Descendants in America
Barcant, Krogh, d'Abadie and Related Families of Trinidad and Tobago
Hurd and Clark Families of Kent County, Delaware, and Caroline County, Maryland
Dolan and Carr Families of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and County Donegal, Ireland
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Thomas CarrAbt 1776 - 1866 (~ 90 years)
Name Thomas Carr Born Abt 1776 Ireland Gender Male Died 2 Dec 1866 Drumgorman Townland, Mountcharles, County Donegal, Ireland Person ID I2123 Simon and Related Families | Descendants of Simon Carr (1812-1888) Last Modified 23 Jan 2018
Children 1. Simon Carr, b. Abt 1812, Inver, County Donegal, Ireland , d. 9 Jan 1888, Ballymacavany, Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland (Age ~ 76 years) 2. Jane Carr, b. Abt 1814, County Donegal, Ireland , d. 20 Apr 1911, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (Age ~ 97 years) + 3. John Carr, b. Abt 1817, Ireland , d. 26 Sep 1882, Drumgorman Townland, Mountcharles, County Donegal, Ireland (Age ~ 65 years) Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 Family ID F664 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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Documents Drumgorman Map from 1838 Survey, showing Carr Tenancies
Extract of 1838 map of Drumgorman Townland, showing the names of tenants, made by Gabriel Montgomery and in the private collection of James McGarrigle, Strabane, Northern Ireland, and used by permission. The extent of the Carr family (Thomas Carr and Bernard Carr) holdings are the same as in the 1857 Griffiths Valuation for Thomas Carr, comprising in this map fields 13-19, 22, 23, 25-29, 37 and 38 (with structures in each that also appear in the Griffiths Valuation) and 43-53. If rotated 90 degrees to the left, this map then overlays the Griffiths Valuation map.
Drumgorman Map from 1857 Griffiths Valuation - 01 - Overview.
Overview map of Drumgorman Townland in Mountcharles District, Inver Parish, County Donegal, from Ordnance Survey maps associated with Griffith's Valuation of Tenements, 1857.
Drumgorman Map from 1857 Griffiths Valuation - 02 - Detail
Detail of Drumgorman Townland from Griffith' Valuation, showing the locations of Lot 3A (in center) and Lot 3B (lower left corner, adjacent to Lot 8A), leased by Thomas Carr.
Drumgorman Map from 1857 Griffiths Valuation - 03 - Terrier
Partial list of tenants in Drumgorman Townland, showing Thomas Carr in Lot 3A and 3B.
Carr, Thomas - 1866 Death
Abstract of 1866 death record for Thomas Carr.
Carr, Thomas (1776-1866) - Death
1866 Irish Civil Registration death record for Thomas Carre of Drumgorman, County Donegal.
Year of birth would be 1775-1776, according to age (90 years) in 1866 Irish Civil Record of Death, available for purchase from ifhf.rootsireland.ie and a copy of which is in the possession of Robert M. Simon. Named as Thomas Carre. Informant for death certificate, who was present at death, was John Carre, who can be assumed to be the John Carr from Drumgorman who was born about 1817, and thus, his son.
Thomas Carr is named as the father of Jane Moss (née Carr) in her Pennsylvania death certificate.
OCCUPATION: Farmer (1866 Irish Civil Death Record)
ADDRESS: Drumgorman Townland, Mountcharles District, County Donegal, Ireland (1857 Griffiths Valuation; 1866 Irish Civil Death Record).
- Drumgorman is located west southwest of Mountcharles Town. The Conyngham family who owned the land in the area descended from Scottish settlers during the Plantation of Ulster in the 1600s, and which included a former Dean of the Anglican Diocese of Raphoe. It is likely part of the family's Mountcharles Estate, and rental rolls and other records from the early 1800s dealing with this estate are in the National Library of Ireland, Manuscript Division, in Dublin (Ms. 35,395).
- There is not an entry for a Carr in the 1828 Tithe Applotment Book for Inver Parish, Drimgorman Townland, but the manuscript has a name that has been read as Thomas McShane which may be Thomas McElhare (McElhar is an interchangeable surname with Carr). The rental rolls, mentioned above, would probably give a clearer view of whether this is the same person, or the year in which Thomas Carr first came to Drumgorman.
- In the 1857 Griffith's Valuation of Tenements for County Donegal, Thomas Carr is listed as the prime tenant for Lot 3A and 3B in Drumgorman Townland, Mountcharles District. His tenancy amounted to just over 31 acres, and included a house that he sublet to Anne Mulreany. The land he leased was owned by the Marquis of Conyngham.
Full date of death given as 2 December 1866 in Irish Civil Record of Death, available for purchase from ifhf.rootsireland.ie and a copy of which is in the possession of Robert M. Simon. Informant for death certificate, who was present at death, was John Carre. Died in Drumgorman.
CONNECTION TO OTHER CARR FAMILIES IN DONEGAL:
DNA matching between descendants of this Thomas Carr and descendants of Lawrence Carr (b. before 1795) show a match in the 4th-to-6th cousin range. For the individuals involved, if Lawrence Carr was the brother of Thomas Carr, the relationship would be one of fifth cousins once removed. The families probably connect to a common ancestor who lived in the late 1700s.