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Mary (O'Donnell) Duggan (abt. 1860 - 1945)

Mary Duggan formerly O'Donnell
Born about in Dungloe, Templecrone, County Donegal, Irelandmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married 12 Nov 1887 in St. Patrick's Church, Murlog, County Donegal, Irelandmap
Mother of and
Died at about age 85 in Sion Mills, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdommap
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Mary (O'Donnell) Duggan


Mary O'Donnell 27 yrs old, servant residing Argrey dau of Roger O'Donnell, farmer, married on 12 Nov 1887 at RC chapel of Murlog, Co Donegal to James Duggan 28 yrs, labourer residing Drumfad, son of James Duggan.[1]


When the census of Ireland was completed on the night of 31 March 1901 the Dugan family was living at 9 Chapel Lane, Letterkenny. [2] A street down the hill from the present Cathedral. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with stone walls and slate roof. It had 2 rooms for 6 people, and unusually it had no windows in front. It had no outhouses. In the census return James gives the occupation for himslf and his two sons as farm servants. John was then 12 and young James 11. When the term farm servant was used instead of agricultural labourer it meant that the employees had to sleep in the farm house.

The Doogans were found again in the 1911 census. [3] The name was spelt differently. They were living in the townland of Clady Johnston about 2 miles above Sion Mills. They were employed by a farmer David Aiken. John and James were working as labourers while Annie worked as a rover in Herdman's mill in Sion. They were still there in 1912 because Nellie was enrolled in Liscreevaghan National School.



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