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            For the purpose of documentation in this directory, the following methods of annotating sources, unless otherwise individually noted, will be used:

1.       IGI/BI:  International Genealogical Index/British Isles

2.       IGI/NA: International Genealogical Index/North America

3.       LDS:  Vital Records contained on CDs published by the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS).

4.       PRONI: Public Records Office of Northern Ireland

5.       Residence given will, to the best ability of the author with available documented sources, be listed under the columns headed townland or parish or annotations.

    Much of the present family history on record relates to Breakey families long affiliated with the Presbyterian Church; however, research also suggests that quite possibly another early branch of the Breakey family was affiliated with the Church of Ireland.

    In 1984 Loyd “Jack” Breakey visited Ireland with the hope of furthering the lineage of his Breakey family.  As noted in Early Records of Scotshouse, Currin Parish, County Monaghan  [see The Breakey Collection], it was merely happenstance that Jack found the Church of Ireland connection.  Although his research has been covered fully in the above-mentioned article, I have again included it in this section on marriages and deaths in order to facilitate my research and enhance cross-referencing for myself as well as for others.

    A word of explanation: in the ‘annotations’ column the reader may note an entry that states ‘Diocese of Clogher (M. L. B.)’   As Mr. McElroy explained (McElroy to author 18 March 1981), “Regarding Diocesan Marriage License Bonds…they relate only to Anglican marriages and therefore the marriages took place in the Church of Ireland.”  [As an aside, McElroy had previously explained that the Church of Ireland registers for the Parish of Aghabog were burned in Dublin, 1922 (McElroy to author 13 October 1980).]

    By way of further clarification the reader may wish to see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~donaghmore1/registers.html from which the following has been taken:

“When marriage registers are lacking for a parish, it may be worth making a search in the index to marriage licence bonds for the appropriate dioceses.  If one or both of the partners to be married were not known personally to a minister, a bond had to be issued by the diocesan authorities declaring that there was no impediment to the marriage.  The indexes to these bonds survived destruction in 1922 and these indexes give dates of birth and the maiden names of wives.  Copies are available in PRONI (MIC6B).

 

Couples usually married in the bride’s parish.  Permission to marry was obtained by either banns or by license.  Banns meant that the minister announced their intention to marry, on three consecutive Sundays to allow objections to the marriage to be made or impediments to be investigated.  This could be bypassed by obtaining a special license.  This meant an application to the proper church authority, the bishop of the diocese.  Most of these Irish allegations, bonds and licenses have been destroyed.  Some abstracts and indexes for various dioceses survive.”

    In conclusion, two dioceses will be noted in the ‘annotations’ column.  See the above mentioned website URL for the table  ‘Counties of Ireland and Their Diocesan Jurisdiction.’

    Editor’s note:  I wish to thank Mr. Norm Ruddock, host of the above web page, for patiently answering numerous questions, and reminding me that over the years parish, and especially diocese, boundaries have changed many times up to the mid-to late 1800s.   Lacking the time and documentation needed to further make a connection between the following diocesan entries and individuals, I would direct the reader to the following web site links as the family of Breakey has long been associated with the areas mentioned:

http://www.ireland.progenealogists.com/VestrySearch.asp

http://ahd.exis.net/monahgan/

                                                                        Marilyn J. Breakey

 

Name

Date

Townland; Town;

County; Country

Parish

Annotations

Breaky, Wm. & Duncan, Janet

1672

 Scotland

 

Married Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland. (IGI/BI)

Breakey, Margaret &  Addison, Henry

1730

See introductory comments.

 

Clogher Diocese, M.L.B. (McElroy to author, 11 May 1980)

Breakey als. Addison, Margaret & Forsythe, George

1742

See introductory comments.

 

Clogher Diocese, M.L.B. (McElroy to author, 11 May 1980)

Breakey, William & Wilson, Sarah

1743/44

See introductory comments.

 

Clogher Diocese, M.L.B. (McElroy to author, 11 May 1980)

Brekey, Andrew & Flack, Jane

1746

See introductory comments.

 

Clogher Diocese, M.L.B. (McElroy to author, 11 May 1980)

Breaky, Mrs. Ann & Breaky, John

1788

circa

County Meath

 

Of Kells, Meath.

(IGI/BI)

Breakey, Henry & Henderson, Ann

1803

See introductory comments

 

Armagh Diocese, M.L.B. (McElroy to author, 11 May 1980)

Breakey, Obediah and

Delaney, Eliza

1806

18 August

 

 

According to correspondence dated 9 February 1943, from James C. Breakey, Sheffield, England, to Mr. Breakey [not identified] the writer states: “Further, this Obediah and Eliza (Delaney) were married 18-8-1806.  He came from Co. Cavan and was a select Vestry-man in 1806.” (Copy of correspondence in files)

Breakey, Isaiah & Ryan, Mary

1816

6 February

Dublin

 

St. Andrews, Dublin, Ireland

(IGI/BI)

Breakey, James &

Cook, Mary Ann

1824

13 December

Scotland

 

James Breakey, weaver, married Mary Ann Cook, b. Ireland, daughter of James Cook, tailor, and Catharine Brown, in Glasgow High Church Parish; Mr. John Barr, relief minister in Glasgow officiating. (Neil Hamilton-Smith to author, 28 June 1987)

Breakey, Elizabeth & Morrison, John

1826

10 July

England

 

St. Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire,  Eng. (IGI/BI)

Breakey, William & Markey, Margaret

1831

Lanc.

Most probably Lancashire, Eng.

 

British Vital Records: (LDS)

Breakey, Andrew & Cross, Catherine

1833

16 January

USA

 

Dutch Reformed Church, Greenwich Village, New York, NY (IGI/NA)

Breakey, William & Massey Susan

1834

Lanc.

Most probably Lancashire, Eng.

 

British Vital Records: (LDS)

Breakey, John & Hughes, Catherine

1835

See introductory comments.

 

Armagh Diocese, M.L.B. (McElroy to author 11 May 1980)

Breakey, John & Lewers, Margaret Jane

1835

July

Ballybay

 

John Breakey of Ballybay to Margaret Lewers of Drum.  Witnesses: Dr. Hall & John Wallace. (Pres. Historical Society to C. Ferguson, 1994; Ferguson to author, no date).

Breakey, John  & Robinson, Martha

1836

28 April

 

 

John Breakey of Aghabog married Martha Robinson of Currin. (See Early Records of Scotshouse).

Breakey, Andrew

1840

14 June

Scotland

 

Andrew Breakey was witness at the baptism of Jane Breakey, daughter of James and Mary Ann (Cook) Breakey. (Neil Hamilton-Smith to author, 28 June 1987)

Breakey, Isaiah & Gilliland, Margaret

1841

2 November

 

 

Isaiah Breakey of 2nd Ballybay Congregation married by Rev. David Bell of the Derryvalley Congregation of the Presbyterian Church, to Margaret Gilliland. (See Derryvalley Congregation  - E. P. Breakey)

Breakey, Andrew & McGown, Agnes

1841

31 April

Scotland

 

Gorbals, Lanark, Scotland. (IGI/BI)

Breaky, Margaret & Bennett, George

1842

 

 

Australian Vital Records: (LDS)

Breakey, Eliza & Harris, William

1844

21 April

 

 

Married Wm Harris, 2nd Ballybay.  (See Derryvalley Congregation - E. P. Breakey)

Breakey, Eliza &Quinn, James

1844

2 February

Clones

 

(IGI/BI)

Breakey, Anne & Breakey, Francis

1846

March

Co.  Cavan

 

Of Bailieborough.

(IGI/BI)

Breaky, John & Cunningham, Eliza

1846

Co. Cavan

 

Cootehill, Cavan.

(IGI/BI)

Breakey, John & Savage, Catherine

1846

7 May

Co. Down

 

Clonallan, Down.

(IGI/BI)

Breaky, John & Culrevie, Ann

1846

27 Sep

Scotland

 

Married Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland (IGI/BI)

Breakey, Francis

1847

13 November

 

Ballyboy

Co. Offaly,

formerly

Kings Co.

According to correspondence dated 9 February 1943, from James C. Breakey, Sheffield, England, to Mr. Breakey, this data was found in the “head-quarters of the Church of Ireland…in the old parish book of the parish of Ballyboy…”

Breakey, James & Burgess, Jane

1848

Ireland

 

British Vital Records: (LDS)

Breakey, William & Crothers (Crowther) Jane

1848

Ireland

 

British Vital Records: (LDS)

Breakey, Anne & Lane, Arthur Wm

1849

Ireland

 

British Vital Records: (LDS)

Breakey, Catherine & Eddy, William

1849

23 December

England

 

Liverpool, Lancashire, England. (IGI/BI)

Breakey, John & Finney, Margaret

1851

20 March

Drum

Currin

John Breakey, farmer, son of James Breakey of Coronary, Currin, married Margaret Finney, daughter of William Finney on 20 March 1851. Witnessed by John Latimer & Thos. Humphries. (Ann McCarthy to author, 23 Jan 1982.)

Breakey, Margaret & Phillips, John

1851

13 November

Donagh

or

Donaghmoyne

 

Presbyterian Church, Donagh, Co. Monaghan. (IGI/BI)

Breakey, Elizabeth & Hamilton, Samuel

1857

13 January

Co. Down

 

Killyleagh, Co. Down. (IGI/BI)

Brekey, James & Millward, Jane

1862

7 May

England

 

Cathedral, Manchester. Lancashire, Eng. (IGI/BI)

Breakey, Catherine & Straine, George

1863

30 March

Scotland

 

George Straine, piano maker & music seller from Ireland, married Catherine Breakey, daughter of James and Mary Ann (Cook) Breakey. (Neil Hamilton-Smith to author, 28 June 1987). “Surname ‘Straine’ probably an anglicized form of Strahan”  (Neil Hamilton-Smith to author, 27 Feb 1989). Also: Highchurch, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. (IGI/BI)

Breakey, Elizabeth & Ferguson, Isaiah

1864

Ireland

 

British Vital Records: (LDS)

Breakey, Hugh Gault & Swan, Elizabeth

1865

 

 

Australian Vital Records: (LDS)

Breakey, John &Walsh, Mary

1866

June 26

 

District of Rathforesham, South Dublin

Catholic Chapel of Rathgar: Marriage Certificate of John Breakey, age full, bachelor, laborer, 37 Sandwith Lane, son of James Breakey, laborer and Mary Walsh, age full, spinster, servant, Rathgar Road, daughter of John Walsh, laborer. (Vogt to author 10 Feb 1982).

Freeman, William  & Breakey, Annie

1866

8 December

 

Dublin

St. Mary’s Church, Dublin, Ireland: Marriage certificate of William Freeman, age full, bachelor, draper, 141 Henry St., son of Richard Freeman, Gentleman and Annie Breakey, age full, spinster, 5 Victoria Terrace North Circle Rd. & Sandymount, daughter of Francis Breakey, Gentleman. (Vogt to author 10 Feb 1982).

Breakey, Elizabeth

1866

13 August

 

Dublin,

 

Most probably, since search was requested by Mrs. Vogt for Dublin.

Death certificate of Elizabeth Breakey, 13 August 1866, spinster, 86 years old. Profession: supported by friends.  Cause: apoplexy 5 days. 11 Spring Garden. Informant: Anne Burns. (Vogt to author 10 February 1982).

Breakey, Judith

1867

11 March

 

Dublin

 

Most probably, since search was requested by Mrs. Vogt for Dublin.

Death certificate for Judith Breakey: servant Royal Canal Terrace; condition unknown; cause: asthoemia, long time. Anne Breakey (x) her mark, present at death, Royal Canal Terrace. (Vogt to author 10 February 1982).

Breakey, Jane & Horn, William

1867

1 Jan

Scotland

 

(Neil Hamilton-Smith, 28 June 1987.) Married Govan, Lanark Scotland (IGI/BI)

Breakey, Francis

1869

20 May

 

Dublin

 

Most probably, since search was requested by Mrs. Vogt for Dublin.

Death Certificate of Francis Breakey dated 20 May 1869, married, 65 years old, Gentleman.  Cause: Enlargement of liver.  William Freeman present at death. 30 Bloomfield Avenue. (Vogt to author, 10 Feb. 1982).

Breakey, George Gilmore &

Platford, Theresa Anne

1869

20 March

England

 

Cathedral. Manchester, Lancashire, Eng. (IGI/BI)

Breakey, Isaiah & Bispham, Elizabeth

1870

10 May

England

 

St. Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire.

(IGI/BI)

Breakey, James & Russell, Elizabeth

1875

2 Nov

Scotland

 

James born 16 April 1849; Elizabeth born 1856. (James Breakey to author, 24 Mar 1986)

Breakey, Elizabeth & Campbell, John

1886

 

 

Australian Vital Records: (LDS)

Breakey, James & Hardman, Mary Ann

1899

Lanc.

Most probably Lancashire, Eng.

 

British Vital Records: (LDS)

Breakey, William & Moss, Elizabeth

1901

Lanc.

Most probably Lancashire, Eng.

 

British Vital Records: (LDS)