Hi Fiona,

Reps usually does mean the person died and the property awaiting
settlement.  I checked for a will but there was none.

No children born to Samuel Woolaghan at RootsIreland anywhere in Ireland.
RI only has two Woolaghan births in Tyrone, both early 19th century and at
Sion Mills.

No marriages to anyone in Ireland whose father was a Samuel Woolaghan.  No
Woolaghan or Watters born or married with Killywoolaghan as an address.

No deaths for Samuel Woolaghan at any of RI, IrishGenealogy or GRONI.

Samuel is the only Woolaghan in the Parish of Ardboe in the GV.  He is the
onlt Woolaghan in Ardboe.  There are only ten Woolaghan entries (several
being the same person, I suspect), and two Woollaghan entries, in the whole
of Tyrone, all the others being from Urney Parish.

There is only one Woolaghan in Ireland in the Tithe Applotment Books at the
National Archives website and he is in Co Wicklow.  However, the more
spelling friendly FamilySearch website has 14, most spelled Woolahan, but
none in Co Tyrone.

These are the church records available for the Parish of Arboe and may all
be viewed at PRONI, a much easier propect than bearding the clergymen of
each church for a quick peek:

C.I. Arboe (Armagh diocese)
Baptisms, 1775-1813 and 1824-71; marriages, 1773-
1812 and 1824-45; burials, 1776-1813, 1827-1900 and
1905-06; vestry minutes, 1773-1833; list of the poor,
1789 and 1794; census, 1775; confirmation lists, 1775,
1828, 1833, 1837, 1840, 1843, 1870 and 1873; indexes
to baptisms, 1775-1871, and marriages, 1773-1845.
Baptisms, 1871-; marriages, 1845-; burials, 1907-;
vestry minutes, 1834-; tithe applotment, 1826; register
of vestrymen, 1870-; preachers’ books, 1845-62 and
MIC583/10; D1278
In local custody
P. Ballygoney
Baptisms, 1848-1937; marriages, 1845-1936;
committee minutes, 1891-1997.
Session minutes, 1850-1915; Committee minutes,
In Presbyterian Historical
R.C. Arboe [or Ardboe] (Archdiocese of Armagh)
Baptisms, 1827-80; marriages, 1827-81. MIC1D/34

Are you actually looking for a Samuel in particular, Fiona?  Because your
best bet is really Castlederg if it is just the surname you are chasing.
There is virtually nothing on poor old Samuel of Killywoolaghan!  (And I
suspect a Woolaghan of Killywoolaghan is probably a spurious name anyway!)

Sorry I can be of no more help to you.






On 29 April 2018 at 03:22, Fiona Harris <fionaehar...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Dear List
> In my search for WOOLAGHAN and similar names from County Tyrone I have
> mainly focussed in the areas around Castlederg as that is where the
> greatest concentration lies.
> But there is a townland called Killywoolaghan in Ardboe parish, Co Tyrone
> and a Samuel WOOLAGHAN leased 8 acres of land including a house and office
> from the Trustees of John Mackey at Killywoolaghan, parish of Ardboe,
> County Tyrone in 1860. Map reference 38.
> He continuously occupied this property until 1898, when the reference to
> the occupiers changes to 'Reps', perhaps meaning representatives, and
> indicating that he may have died.  The next change occurs in 1921 when the
> occupier is changed to Ezekiel Watters.
> I am wondering if anyone might be able to advise me whether there are any
> church records still in existence for this area, and if so, where we might
> be able to locate them?  When we visited briefly last year the closet
> church we found was St Michaels Church of Ireland in Clonoe, whose sign
> said had been established from 1431, but it was all locked up.
> I’d like to try and see whether this Samuel WOOLAGHAN had any family.
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Best wishes
> Fiona Harris
> Perth, Western Australia
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