Church Census, 1829: Woods Chapel, Artrea, County Londonderry.
This Church Census records the names of the Heads of Household of families in the congregation of the Woods Chapel Church of Ireland or St John’s, Woodschapel, in the parish of Artrea (Ardtrea), County Londonderry in 1829.
Although no other family members are listed by name, each entry does record the number of males, females and servants within each household. It also includes the townland of residence and occasional notes on the family.
Prevalent family surnames recorded in the census include: Allen, Badger, Bates, Baxter, Bennett, Berryman, Blair, Boothe (Booth), Boyle, Brown, Burnett, Church, Clarke (Clark), Crawford, Davis, Derby, Dogherty, Donnelly, Dunn, Ellis, Evans, Ferguson, Gaussen, Gilmour, Hamilton, Hammersley (Hammersly), Henry, Hudson, Hull, Hunter, Hurl, Keightly, Kevin, Laycock, Lennox, Louden, Mackallan, Mackeon, Mackilroy, Macollum (Mackollum), Marshall, McGinnell (Mackginnell), McWilliams, Miller, Morrow, Murray, Orr, Pickering, Rice, Rogers, Sans, Sarsfield, Scott, Simpson, Thomson, Tomlinson, Tracy, Waterson, Wilson, Wright & Young.
These families primarily resided in Aghrime (Aughrim), Aghrime Creagh, Aghrime Meyola, Ballymackqiggan (Ballymaguigan), Ballymilligan, Ballymulderg, Ballynagarve, Ballyneill, Ballyriff, Ballyronan, Caraloon, Derrygrave, Drumenagh and Lisnamorrow.
This census collection is available by searching our Church Census collection at https://www.emeraldancestors.com/northern-ireland-ancestor-search
Copies of the census extracts are available to members through our Look Up facility and can be found at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) under document reference T/308.