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William CALVIN & Anne HADDEN of Creevlea near Stonebridge, Clones
Posted by: Annie Crenshaw (ID *****0350) Date: May 17, 2006 at 05:49:41
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Researching ancestors, family and descendants of William CALVIN (c. 1785-1861) and Anne HADDEN (c. 1796-c. 1875) of Creevlea townland, Clones parish, near Stonebridge, Co. Monaghan. William was a farmer and served as an elder in the Stonebridge Presbyterian Church. His wife's HADDEN family were from Carnteel Parish, Co. Tyrone. They were said to have married in 1816.

1832 Tithe Appointment books, Clones Parish, Creevlea townland:

William Calvin, senior - 5 acres, 3 roods, 8 perches
William Calvin, junior - 12 acres only


1834 Stonebridge Church visitation shows three William Calvins in different households at Creevlea:

h/h 29 - Margaret Calvin, widow, and William
h/h 33 - William Calvin, "oldest"
h/h 35 - William and Ann Calvin, E. Jane, Wm., Maria, Matilda, Joseph, John, Isabella, David

Household #35 shows William Calvin & Ann(e) Hadden with all their living children at the time. Several children died before 1834 and several were born after that year.


Griffith's Valuation, 1861, Co. Monaghan:

"William Calvan" - 32 acres, 3 roods, 23 perches
"Margaret Calvan" - 21 acres, 3 roods, 20 perches

In the Stonebridge Presbyterian Church cemetery, the oldest marked CALVIN grave has a flat table stone, inscribed in this order:

Here lieth the Body of Jane Calvin
wife of Wm Calvin of Creevlay
who Dep'd this life Jan. the 3rd 1829 aged 75 years
of her Husband Wm. Calvin
who dep'd this life Febry the 2nd 1837 Aged 86 years
John Calvin died 17th August 1893 Aged 66
Also his wife
Anne Calvin died 19th April 1902


Children of William Calvin & Anne Hadden:

1. Eliza Jane Calvin - born about 1817, eldest daughter (her birth date is estimated since Stonebridge Presbyterian Church registers begin in 1821). Married William Johnston and remained in Ireland. Descendants not yet traced. In Griffith's Valuation, there are 3 entries for "William Johnston" in Clones parish: at Maghery, Gransha More and Drumnagalvin.

2. William Calvin - born about 1820/1821, eldest son. Served in the Royal Artillery 1842-1864, died 1865. Married, had 4 children who lived in or near London in late 1800s.

3. Anne Calvin - baptised 28 April 1821, died bef. 1834

4. Maria Calvin - baptised 28 May 1822. Married Martin Johnston of Co. Fermanagh, who served in the 2nd Monaghan Regt., Royal Irish Constabulary. Said to have emigrated to U.S. but descendants are unknown.

5. Matilda Calvin - born 6 October 1825, bapt. 12 October. Married John Allen & had 6 children. Remained in Ireland, died 1911.

6. Joseph Calvin - born 10 June 1827, emigrated to U.S., was educated at Princeton & became a Presbyterian minister. Married Caroline Malvina Crenshaw in Alabama, had 2 daughters. Died 1867.

7. John Calvin - baptised 27 June 1829. Married Anne Boyd, had 6 children. Remained in Ireland, died 1893.

8. Isabella Calvin - baptised 14 July 1831. No marriage is recorded for her at Stonebridge. Did she die young, or emigrate to the U.S. or elsewhere?

9. David Calvin - baptised 2 June 1834. Emigrated to Australia where he died.

10. Lucinda Calvin - baptised 24 February 1836. Married James Blakeley & emigrated to Ottawa, Canada. Had 9 children, died 1916.

11. daughter - born & died November 1837

12. Archibald Calvin - born January 1840. Emigrated to California and died there in early 1900s. Married, had one son.


Any connections to these families would be welcomed and I'll be glad to share further information.

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