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James Gillanders (1842 - 1899)

James Gillanders
Born in Ballinagall (Crosses), Co Monaghan, Irelandmap
Husband of — married 19 Jul 1867 (to 17 Nov 1872) in Killeevan, County Monaghan, Irelandmap
Husband of — married 4 Mar 1873 (to 8 Apr 1877) in Derryvalley Meeting Housemap
Husband of — married 23 Aug 1878 in First Monaghan Presbyterian Church, Monaghan, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 56 in Ballymacforban, Co Monaghan, Irelandmap
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Note: Multiple marriages


James was born about 1845.[1][2] He was the son of James Gillanders ,a farmer from Ballymacforban, County Monaghan He married Ann Jane Moore , a minor, daughter of William Moore, a farmer from Rooshy, Killevan in 1867[3][1]They had twin daughters Jane & Mary Ann in 1868.(Confirmed) and probably three more children. Ann Jane died from puerperal fever [4] when twins were four[5]

He married Martha Rowland in 1873 [6][2] [7][3].They were believed to have had 2 children .Martha also passed away following two strokes, probably from pre-eclampsia.[8]

He then married Lizzie Gillanders in 1878[9][4] They are reputed to have had eleven more children.

In 1886 three of his sons ,Robert aged 15,John Alexander aged 13 & Matthew Thomas aged 6 months all died from diphtheria within a six week period. All three deaths recorded on the same image[10][5]. He died in 1899 aged 54.His son Ross,present at his death, registered his death.[11][6] His wife Lizzie & son Joseph were the primary beneficiaries in his will [12][7]


  1. Estimate from death record
  2. David Quinn
  3. SR District/Reg Area - Clones Marriage of JAMES GILLANDERS and ANNE MOORE on 19 July 1867Party 1 Name JAMES GILLANDERS Party 2 Name ANNE MOORE Date of Event 19 July 1867 Group Registration ID 3131296 SR District/Reg Area Clones,
  4. David Quinn,Email of 2000-09-03
  5. File of daughter Gillanders-20
  6. Castleblayney marriage register, James Gillanders widower farmer, resides Ballymacforline, son of James Gillanders, farmer, married on 4 Mar 1873 at Presbyterian Derryvalley Meeting House to Martha Rowland, 19 yrs old, resides Lissoran dau of James Rowland, farmer
  7. Irish Civil RecordsSR District/Reg Area - Castleblayney Marriage of JAMES GILLANDERS and MARTHA ROWLAND on 04 March 1873 Party 1 Name JAMES GILLANDERS Party 2 Name MARTHA ROWLAND Date of Event 04 March 1873 Group Registration ID 2820627 SR District/Reg Area Castleblayney Image
  8. David Quinn,Email of 2000-09-03
  9. Irish Civil RecordsSR District/Reg Area - Monaghan Marriage of JAMES GILLANDERS and LIZZIE GILLANDERS on 23 August 1878 Party 1 Name JAMES GILLANDERS Party 2 Name LIZZIE GILLANDERS Date of Event 23 August 1878 Group Registration ID 2633489 SR District/Reg Area Monaghan Image
  10. Irish Civil RecordsSR District/Reg Area - MonaghanDeath of ROBERT GILLANDERS in 1886 Name ROBERT GILLANDERS Date of Death 1886 Group Registration ID 6436972 SR District/Reg Area Monaghan Deceased Age at Death 15
  11. Irish Civil RecordsSR District/Reg Area - Monaghan Death of JAMES GILLANDERS in 1899 Name JAMES GILLANDERS Date of Death 1899 Group Registration ID 4315555 Deceased Age at Death 54 Image
  12. PRONI Will Calendars Title : Date of Death : 3 March 1899 Surname : Gillanders Date of Grant : 7 April 1899 Forename : James Reseal Date : Registry : Armagh Effects : Effects £450 14s. 10d. Full Abstract : Probate of the Will of James Gillanders late of Ballymacforban County Monaghan Farmer who died 3 March 1899 granted at Armagh to Joseph Gillanders of Ballinagall and James Kennedy of Greaghglass both said County Farmers.

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