Person:Thomas MacDonald (3)

Thomas John MacDonald
b.abt 1821
Facts and Events
Name Thomas John MacDonald
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1821
Death[1][2][3] 3 Oct 1865 Nobber, County Meath, Ireland

Thomas John MacDonald's origins have yet to be established. If the age quoted when he died was correct, he was born in about 1821. His first confirmed sighting is in 1846, by which time he was married to Ellen Reid, who was originally from Monasterevin in County Kildare. Thomas and Ellen had two children baptised at Bohermeen in County Meath in 1846 and 1847, before moving about 15 miles north to Nobber, also in County Meath, where they had a further nine children between 1849 and 1865. Thomas worked as a teacher in the National School, and also acted as a deputy registrar of births, marriages and deaths.

Thomas died on 3rd October 1865 at Nobber. He was said to be 44 years old. He left an estate which was administered by his widow Ellen, which was valued at under £30.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Deaths index, in General Register Office of Ireland. Civil Registration.

    d. Thomas John McDONALD, 1865, Kells Registration District, Volume 17, page 635, aged 44 [1820/1]

  2. Ireland. Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920.

    M'DONALD Thomas John
    Effects under £30
    5 January. Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Thomas John M'Donald late of Nobber in the County of Meath National School Teacher deceased who died 3 October 1865 at same place were granted at the Principal Registry to Ellen M'Donald of Nobber aforesaid the Widow of said deceased.

  3. Nobber, Meath, Ireland. Catholic Parish Registers.

    Thomas John Macdonald died in Nobber 3rd of October 1865 buried in Nobber graveyard