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Heffron family of Gulladuff

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Date: 1840 [unknown]
Location: Gulladuff, Maghera, County Londonderry, Irelandmap
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This page has various notes about the Gulladuff family of Henry Heffron who married Jane Henry.

Name spelling

The following spellings have been seen:

  • Hefron (Griffith's Valuation)
  • Havern (NZ passenger log; 1853 newspaper re. M. Convery death)
  • Hevron (Cath. 1848)
  • Hevirn (Cath. 1855)
  • Heveren (Civil 1870b 1868d)
  • Haverin (Civil 1868)
  • Heveron (1901/11 census)
  • Hevern (1904 civil death Jane; 1910 civil death Henry; 1897 civil death Bridget)
  • Haverin (1 news paper; civil 1869)
  • Heavern (1910 newspaper - Joseph of Gulladuff)
  • Heverin (civil - William & Rose)
  • Hervein (Catholic - James 1853)
  • Herron (argh!! - James of Dungven marries Annie McCloskey)

As per G2G thread since there is no clear "favourite" for LNAB I have gone with what later generations settled on, Heffron. Also this is the closest to the Griffith's spelling.

Catholic parish registers

  • Hevron, Patrick - 1848 - Dungiven - Henry/Jane McVey -- this seems to be a different couple as the MMN is McVey and it doesn't look like a transcription error.
  • Hevirn, Catherine - 1855 - Termoneeny - Henry/Jane Henry - James Gouhy(sp?) & Jane O'Neil
  • At "Lavey" parish in RootsIreland
    • Michael (28-Sep-1852) to Henry Heverin and Jane Heverin
    • Bridget Jane Hevern (31-May-1860) to Henry and Jane Henry, sp. James Henry / Ellen Downey
    • Henry Hevern 16-Oct-1862 to Henry and Jane Henry, sp. Patrick & Rose Devlin
    • Mary Ann (23-May-1872) to Henry Heveran & Jane Henry.

Maybe "Lavey" is Findagrave 2592191 "Saint Mary's RC Parish Graveyard-Lavey" although there are no Heffron or variants in the Findagrave currently. But there are some other names I have seen in the papers. According to NLI this is an alternate name for Termoneeny although I don't see these baptisms in the actual films.


For these families it seems like:

  • The 1911 census ages are the least inaccurate.
  • In the 1901 census the ages are often greatly understated. (For example see Joseph's profile)
  • The ages at death are often at least 10 years under the true age.

Selected Profiles

William Heffron (abt.1798-1886) - the only Gulladuff Heffron household as of 1831
Henry Heffron (abt.1827-1910) - marries Jane Henry
Michael Heffron (abt.1852-1912) - emigrated to New Zealand
Robert James Heffron (1890-1978) - a notable politician
William Heffron (abt.1843-1908) - marries Rose Kennedy

(John Heffron? - maybe did not exist)
Joseph Heffron (abt.1873-) - marries Susan O'Neill

Other Heffron families of the region

  • Charles Haverin and Nancy McCann of Lomnaroy(sp?) later Ballymacpeake
  • William & Bridget Birt of Ballymacpeake
  • Michael Heffron & Catherine, Ballymacpeake
  • There were several families of Dungiven.

Unprocessed records

Nancy Herron(?) dies 1915 age 65, wife of Bernard Herron, Gulladuff. I actually think it says Hesson, but in any case cannot find any records.

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