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
Simon CarrAbt 1812 - 1888 (~ 76 years)
Name Simon Carr Born Abt 1812 Inver, County Donegal, Ireland Gender Male Buried 1888 Templecarn, County Donegal, Ireland Died 9 Jan 1888 Ballymacavany, Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Siblings 2 siblings Person ID I2181 Simon and Related Families | Descendants of Simon Carr (1812-1888) Last Modified 26 Apr 2020
Father Thomas Carr, b. Abt 1776, Ireland , d. 2 Dec 1866, Drumgorman Townland, Mountcharles, County Donegal, Ireland (Age ~ 90 years) Family ID F664 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Grace Monaghan, b. Abt 1804, Ireland , d. 2 Dec 1882, Ballymacavany, Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland (Age ~ 78 years) Married 10 Apr 1836 Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Children 1. Thomas Carr, b. Abt 1841, County Donegal, Ireland , d. 7 Aug 1907, Ballymacavany, Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland (Age ~ 66 years) 2. Hugh Carr, b. Abt 1843, County Donegal, Ireland , d. 28 Oct 1923, Meensheefin, County Donegal, Ireland (Age ~ 80 years) 3. Bernard "Barney" Carr, b. Mar 1845, Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland , d. 28 Jan 1912, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States (Age ~ 66 years) Photos Carr Homestead in Ballymacavany - Main House
Carr Homestead in Ballymacavany in 2016. The original structure consisted of the first floor section, without the wing to the left. The wing and the second floor were added later. Still owned and lived in by the Carr family, who explained this history to Robert Simon, who took the picture.
Carr Homestead in Ballymacavany - Panoramic View
Panoramic view of fields of the Carr homestead in Ballymacavany, as seen from the road in front of the main house. Photograph by Robert M. Simon.
Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 Family ID F675 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Born - Abt 1812 - Inver, County Donegal, Ireland Married - 10 Apr 1836 - Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Buried - 1888 - Templecarn, County Donegal, Ireland Died - 9 Jan 1888 - Ballymacavany, Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland = Link to Google Earth
Documents Carr, Simon (1812-1888) and Monaghan, Grace (1804-1882) - Marriage
Marriage record, dated April 10, 1836 for Simon Carr and Grace Monaghan, from Pettigo Catholic Church Register, microfilmed by the National Library of Ireland.
Carr, Simon (1812-1888) - Death
1888 Irish Civil Registration death record for Simon Carr. Copy from General Register Office, Dublin, Ireland, in possession of Robert M. Simon.
Ballymacavany Map from 1857 Griffiths Valuation - 01 - Overview.JPG
Overview of Ballymacavany Townland from the Ordnance Survey Maps for Griffiths Valuation in 1857.
Ballymacavany Map from 1857 Griffiths Valuation - 02 - Detail.JPG
Detail of tenancies in Ballymacavany Townland from the Ordnance Survey Maps for Griffiths Valuation in 1857.
Ballymacavany Map from 1857 Griffiths Valuation - 03 - Terrier.JPG
Listing of tenants in Ballymacavany Townland from Griffiths Valuation in 1857. In the list are Simon Carr and Anne McKane (referenced in another map as the widow of Peter Kane).
Ballymacavany Map from 1858 Leslie Survey - 01 - Overview.jpg
Overview of Ballymacavany Townland from the private survey maps drawn for Sir John Leslie by Charles H. Swiney in 1858, and held in the collections of the National Library of Ireland, Dublin.
Ballymacavany Map from 1858 Leslie Survey - 02 - Detail.jpg
Detail of map of Ballymacavany Townland (showing the enumeration of lots) from the private survey maps drawn for Sir John Leslie by Charles H. Swiney in 1858, and held in the collections of the National Library of Ireland, Dublin.
Ballymacavany Map from 1858 Leslie Survey - 03 - Terrier.jpg
Terrier listing tenants in Ballymacavany Townland for the private survey maps drawn for Sir John Leslie by Charles H. Swiney in 1858. Note that the holdings of Simon Carr and the "widow of Peter McKane" are shown, and the latter is the same lot described in Griffith's as being that of Anne McKane.
Headstones Carr, Simon (1812-1888) | Monaghan, Grace (1804-1882) and Descendants
Tombstone of Simon and Grace Carr and their descendants in Carn Cemetery, Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland.
- Year of birth estimated to be 1812-1813, according to age (75 years) in death record indexed in the Irish Civil Registration Indexes online at www.familysearch.org. The death index record for Simon Carr was in the January-March quarter of 1888, Volume 2, Page 37, of the Register for the Donegal Supervisory Register District, County Donegal, Ireland. A copy of this record is in the possession of Robert M. Simon.
- Assignment as father of the Thomas Carr who married Ann McGarrigle can be supported by the fact that the tombstone for Simon and Grace Carr is shared by their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The assignment if further supported by the fact that Thomas Carr's first son was also named Simon, and the dates are consistent with the range of grandparents for children who were born in the 1870s.
- Simon's place of origin is given as Inver Parish in his 1836 marriage record, which accords with other evidence of him being the brother of Jane Carr (who emigrated to Philadelphia and whose death certificate names her father as Thomas Carr) and John Carr of Drumgorman Townland, Inver Parish, who is the informant for the Civil Deat Record of Thoams Carr of Drumgorman.
- Full date given as 10 April 1836 in marriage register ("Marriages 1836-1912") for the Parish of Carn (Devenish West, Belleek and Pettigo), Diocese of Clogher, microfilmed by the National Library of Ireland and available as FHL Microfilm No. 926049, Item 2. Names given in Latin as "Simonum Kerr de Inver" and "Gratiam Monaghan." Witnesses were Officiating priest was N. Ryan [Fr. Neal Ryan, the Catholic priest in Pettigo from 1827-1877].
- This record may be viewed online at http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000632797#page/21/mode/1up It is the fourth record down on the left-hand page in the image.
- Inver Parish, County Donegal, Ireland (prior to 1836 marriage in Pettigo)
- Ballymacavany Townland, Templecarn Civil Parish, County Donegal (1857 Griffiths Valuation of Tenements)
- In addition to his house and farm at Ballymacavany, he constructed a pilgrim house on Station Island, Lough Derg, in the 1850s and lived there in the summer pilgrimage season.
- Griffith's 1857 Valuation of County Donegal lists "Simon Kerr" as resident in County Donegal near Pettigo and Lough Derg, with connection with several parcels of land.
- He is listed as the tenant on Parcel number 11 in Ballymacavany Townland, Templecarn Civil Parish, County Donegal, comprising 10 acres, 3 rods and 30 perches of land rented from John Leslie. The page can be accessed through the following web address: http://askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&familyname= &firstname=&offset=0&countyname=&parishname=&parishname&unionname=&baronyname= &totalrows=25&PlaceID=1492816&wildcard=
- He is listed as being a tenant in common with other local residents of some "mountain" land (likely a common grazing area) located at Parcel number 4 in Ballymacavany Townland, on the same page as referenced above.
- He is listed as being a tenant to a house on Station Island in Lough Derg, with John Leslie listed as the land owner, the house being valued at 10 shillings. Simon Kerr's house is one of only 7 such houses listed for Station Island (also known as St. Patrick's Purgatory). The other house owners were the Rev. Patrick Moynagh (the Prior of the Island), Peter Campbell, James Thompson, Anne Kane, Mary Kane, and Robert Muldoon.
- He is listed as a tenant, along with Bryan Kerr, of Parcel number 1 in Oughtcarn Townland, bordering the northwest corner of Lough Derg, owned by John Leslie and consisting 518 acres, 1 rod, and 12 perches of mostly pasture land valued at 10 shillings per year. The page can be accessed through the following web address: http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/z/zoomifyDynamicViewer.php?file=066173&path=./pix/066/&rs=26&showpage=1&mysession=2273432938464&width=900&height=680
- Full date of 9 January 1888 and location of Ballymacavany given in Irish Civil Registration death record for Simon Carr. In the death record for January-March 1888, volume 2, page 37, entry 177. Informant was his daughter-in-law, Ann Carr, Ballymacavany. Copy of this record is in the possession of Robert M. Simon.
- Year of death given as 1888 in tombstone inscription recorded in "Carne Graveyard, Pettigo, County Donegal," by Rev. P.O. Gallachair, P. Slevin, and John Cunningham, Donegal Annual, 1980, pages 135-137. Text of the tombstone: "In memory of Grace Carr who died A.D. 1882; also her husband Simon Carr, died A.D. 1888, erected by their son Thos. Carr".
BURIAL: A website giving the history of the Carn graveyard and a picture of this tombstone is http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donegal/carne_graveyard.htm.
- According to oral family history, Simon Carr had 4 sons, and each son settled in a different village: the eldest settled in Kilcar, Thomas Carr in Pettigo, a younger son in Croagh, and the youngest in Doorin. Kilcar, Pettigo, Croagh, and Doorin are all located in County Donegal. Doorin is he smallest, being a locality outside of Mountcharles, according to a personal communication from Kathleen Carr to Robert Simon on 1 November 2011.
- The 1901 Census of Ireland for Croagh, County Donegal, contains one family with the Carr surname, headed by John Carr, a farmer.
- The 1901 Census of Ireland for townlands outside Mountcharles close to Doorin show two Carr families, one of which is headed by a Patrick Carr.
- The 1901 Census of Ireland for Kilcar, County Donegal, lists several Carr families.
- Other records show sons of Simon Carr in Meenshefin and Killybegs (this latter son, Bernard, then emigrated to the United States). It is hard to completely square up the oral history locations with these ones.