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James (Corbit) Corbett (b. Bef. April 16, 1799, d. Aft. 1866)James (Corbit) Corbett (son of William (Corbit) Corbett and Jane McNeilly)584, 585, 586, 587 was born Bef. April 16, 1799 in 1St. Presbyterian, Aughnaskeagh, Kinallen, ( Lower Iveagh, Lower part)Dromara, Down, Ireland588, 589, and died Aft. 1866590, 591, 592, 593.He married Margaret (Mary) (Elizabeth) Dennison on 1814 in Ireland594, 595, 596, 597, daughter of Patrick Dennison and Ann McMurry.
Notes for James (Corbit) Corbett:
The exact area of birth origin of or Corbett's is.
Place name Kinallen, County Down,
Barony IVEAGH LOWER, LOWER HALF, Parish Dromore, Townland Kinallen.
Parish of Dromore (Co. Down)
Townland County Division OS Map Ref
The following is the census for the years 1831
Established Church 748
Roman Catholic 2,491
The prevailing names in the parish are in the lowlands: Corbett, Campbell, McBride, Craig, Hanna, Patterson, Protestants; and round Slieve Croob the following Roman Catholic names: McKinny, McKay, McCormick, O'Hears.
THE TOWNLANDS OF THE DROMARA PARISH
All sixteen townland names in Dromara Parish are derived from the Irish language.Most of the names describe some feature, physical or otherwise, of the area in question. These notes on the derivation of the townland names are based on the research on the townland names of Dromore Diocese carried out by the late Dean MOONEY, a native of Ballynahinch Parish, and a former Parish Priest of the Diocese of Dromore.
There must have been an abundance of whitethorn in AUGHNASKEAGH in former days because the name represents the Irish “Achadh na Sceach”, the field of the whitethorn.
DROMARA, a small townland, which enfolds the village, must have been noted for the good quality of its pasture because the name is derived from “Droim Bearach”, hill ridge of the heifers.
Including Ballykeel, Gransha,Kinallen and Waringsford,(W'ford)
Corbett, Wm., Aughnaskeagh
Dennison. W. J., Enagh
Tihtes paid 1834
First NameSurnameTownland Parish Record Source
JamesCorbittKinallen Dromore Tithes_1834
Surnames: Clarke, Cleland, Clelland, Clements, Clisdell, Clugston, Coates, Coburn, Cochran, Cochrane, Cockbourne, Coffey, Colgan, Collins, Colville, Combe, Conalty, Connor, Conroy, Cooper, Copeland, Corbett, Corken, Corry, Cosbie, Cotter, Courtney, Cowan, Coden, Cowen, Craig, Cramsie, Crany, Irvine, Rowland
Per genealogy library reference book, the following individuals owned one or more acres of land in
Co. Down, Ireland, the latter part of the 1870s:
49. George Corbett, address Maralin, owned 7 acres.
50. James Corbett, address Ballyroney, owned 24 acres.
51. John Corbett, address Derryneill, owned 23 acres.
52. Robert S. Corbett, address Lisnacreevy, Rathfriland, owned 233 acres.
Bassetts Directory, 1886
Name: Dromara, also written Dromaragh.
Locality: The parish of Dromara is situated nearly in the centre of the county of Down; bounded to the north by the parish of Dromore and Annahilt, to the south by the parish of Drumgooland, to the east by the parish of Magheradrool and to the west by the parishes of Garvaghy and Dromore. Its extreme length from east to west is 8 and a half miles and extreme breadth from north to south 6 and a quarter miles. It is situated partly in 3 baronies in the following proportion: Lower Iveagh 6,027 acres 33 perches, Upper Iveagh 8,141 acres 15 perches, Kinelarty 7,024 acres 1 rood 15 perches.
DROMARA occupies a small space in each of the baronies of Kinelarty, Upper Iveagh and Lower Iveagh, 5 miles, Irish, to the South-west of Ballynahinch, and 5 miles, Irish, to the South-east of Dromore. It contained a population of 221 in 1881, and is part of the Downshire estate. The Lagan runs beside the village. There is a market for butter and eggs every Tuesday, and fairs on the first Friday in February, May, August, and November; and first Friday after 15th March, June, September, and December. Evor MacRorye Magennis forfeited his title to Dromara in the war of 1641. The sub-post offices of Ballykeel, Gransha, Kinallon, and Waringsford are served with the mails from here.
The prevailing Protestants names in the parish are in the lowlands: Corbett, Campbell, McBride, Craig, Hanna, Patterson,
CORBETT, a surname of England, Ireland, Scotland, with Corbet(t) of
the Channel Islands, from Old French corbet - raven, "probably a
nickname for one with dark hair or complexion" AKA(Corbit)
Hungerford Township Ontario Canada
Hungerford is the largest township in the county, the greater part of which is adapted to agricultural purposes. The township is situated in the north riding of the county of Hastings and is bounded as follows; on the north by Elziver and a portion of Madoc; on the east by Sheffield, in the county of Lennox; on the south by Tyendinaga; and on the west by the township of Huntingdon.
When the Municipal Act came into force in 1850 the township was divided into five wards and the following named gentlemen were elected councillors: George Benjamin, John Johnston, George Hart, James Allen and Hugh McDonald. George Benjamin was chosen Reeve. At a meeting held at Hungerford Mills in 1850, a by-law was passed to build a town hall at Georgetown, Felix Gavourie, J.P., generously presenting the municipality with a sufficient quantity of land whereon to build the same.
Previous to 1850 the following names occur as having been identified with the affairs of the township:
John Wilson, James Barber, Isaiah Clarke, Joseph W. Wittaker, J.P., Charles McGuire, Archibald Bennedict, William Burley, J.P., James Raney, Charles Lee, Daniel Varley, J.D. Roblin, Sidney Way, John Wilson, John Hewett,((( James Corbett,))) Thomas Close, Henry Coyle, George Canniff,
The township of Hungerford was settled principally by Irish together with the descendants of United
Empire Loyalists. It's progress since the occupation of Sugar Island by Dirkin and Donohue in 1826, has been rapid.
Norfolk Reformer, Thursday May 3, 1866 #389
The Simcoe Reformer was originally called Norfolk Reformer, and for a
brief while circa 1895 the two banners appeared interchangeably
An aged Woman and a little boy, burned to death.
Belleville, April 28, 1866. This morning, about 1 o'clock a fire broke out in the dwelling of Mr. Corbett, a farmer living about 5 miles from town. The house and furniture were completely destroyed and two of the family perished in the flames. It appears that Mrs. Corbett, an aged person has been for some time in a feeble condition and a light was kept burning in the room during the night, which it is supposed set fire to the bed clothes. Mrs. Corbett [Margaret Dennison] and her nephew, a little boy, [Hugh Boyle] were burned to death. The fire spread so rapidly through the house that the rest of the inmates barely escaped with their lives. Mr. Corbett, his niece [Mary Ann Boyle] and his (( son William Corbett )) were all dangerously burned, the former [James Corbett] is not expected to live. The bodies of Mrs. Corbett and her nephew were not recovered until the fire was out and the remains were a blackened mass.
Note: this account of the fire states James Corbett was not expected to live and this would put his death at 1866 there about.
More About James (Corbit) Corbett:
Baptism: April 16, 1799, Dromara 1st Presbyterian Church.
Occupation: Abt. 1866, Hungerford a farmer living about 5 miles from town..598, 599, 600, 601
More About James (Corbit) Corbett and Margaret (Mary) (Elizabeth) Dennison:
Marriage 1: 1814, Ireland.602, 603, 604, 605
Marriage 2: 1830, Ireland.606, 607, 608, 609
Children of James (Corbit) Corbett and Margaret (Mary) (Elizabeth) Dennison are:
- Margaret Corbett, b. Bef. July 27, 1814610, 611, 612, 613.
- +Jane McNeilly Corbett, b. August 16, 1816, Kinallen, County Down, Ireland,614, 615, 616, 617, d. March 01, 1901, Douglas County, Omaha, Nebraska618, 619, 620, 621.
- +Hugh Corbett, b. February 02, 1820, County Down, Ireland622, 623, 624, 625, d. January 14, 1903, Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario626, 627, 628, 629.
- +Mary Ann Corbett, b. Abt. 1821, d. August 27, 1858, Bensville, [Falkland] Brant County, Ontario.
- +William James Corbett, b. May 28, 1829, Kinallen, Co.Down, Ireland630, 631, 632, 633, d. August 08, 1900, #011684 Died ofDysentery Belleville, Hastings, Ontario634, 635, 636, 637.
- +Isabella Corbett, b. 1834, Kinallen, Co.Down, Ireland638, 639, 640, 641, d. October 12, 1908, Belleville, Hastings, Ontario642, 643, 644, 645.
- +John Dennison Corbett, b. March 31, 1835, Kinallen, Co. Down, Ireland646, 647, 648, 649.
- +Eliza Corbett, b. 1837, Kinallen, Co. Down, Ireland650, 651, 652, 653, d. June 02, 1894, Belleville,Hastings County, Ontario654, 655, 656, 657.