Delargy Family Tree
Thanks to everyone who has shared
information about the family. Read through this and you may find some relatives
that are closer than you think. Most recent correspondence is near the bottom
unless it ties in directly with another. I
try to keep the email addresses so if you want to contact someone, let me know.
Hi Frank, I don't know if you're a
distant cousin or not but suspect we are connected it's just a
question of how far back? I know that Catherine McQuillan and
Patrick DeLargy had about nine children, one of whom was James
born 1852 married Margaret Ruddock. I think the link goes back
to a generation or more before that.
We can go back as far as Michael
Delargy 1752 - 1832. His grave is in Glenravel, Co. Antrim, N.
Ireland. The original headstone was erected by his son John.
Apart from the reference to this fact (which is on the
gravestone) we can't find out much more about John. We have been
able to trace the descendants of his brother Charles, and three
sisters with some additional information.
The repetition of Christian names
continues: My brother is Francis and his son is Frank. My father
was James, and I have a brother and nephew also called James.
Although I can't add to the
information you already have I was wondering have you any other
information that might help and/or have you any other contacts
who might hold information that could fill in the gaps.
Enjoyed your website - seems you're
leading a pretty interesting life.
Hope you'll find the time to get
back to me.
Antrim, Northern Ireland
Hi Frank, On looking through some
files I came across the following:
Patrick Del and Catherine McQuillan
had the following children.
James 1852 m Margaret Ruddock 1858
(Extract 1891 census for Scotland)
Rose 30th April 1864
Hugh 20th January 1866
Catherine 15th Dec 1867 in Clough,
Margaret 6th Dec 1869 married John
Quinn 1893 Maryhill Scotland died New York
There may be a connection to a townland
(small district) outside Ballymena, called Skerry where John
Delargy (guessing my gt gt gt uncle) died 1851. Reference in the
Griffiths Land Registry shows Patrick renting there in 1862 and
then another John living there he was born 1833 died 1904.
not sure if we are related but the names are almost the same.
following information came from my mother (Elizabeth) now aged
grandfather was Bernard Delargy born in Cargin, Glenravel Co
Antrim around 1875.
had 2 brothers and 2 sisters (that we know of)
Kate Delargy (nee White)
Rose Delargy(nee Darroch)
Bernard married Margaret McAuley (Born in 1876 Waterfoot,
Glenariff Co Antrim)
They had 6 children.
first three were born in Ireland
next three were born in Glasgow Scotland
Elizabeth (my mother)
Grandparents returned to Cargin, Glenravel around 1944. Then
finally settled in Scotland in 1954.
An update ...
It's been a while since I
have written to you.
My cousins and I have been
trying to find info on Patrick Delargy and Catherine
Mcquillan ( Our Great Grandparents and your Great Great
Your Great Grandfather
James and my Grandfather Bernard were brothers.
Bernard was the baby of the
family and he was born in 1871. and he was baptised on the
13/8/1871 in Glenravel (Skerry) County Antrim Ireland.
When James was married in
1874 (in Scotland) Patrick was already deceased.
When Bernard was married in
1899 in Kilmore County Antrim Ireland, the marriage
certificate reads that Patrick and Catherine were from
We are stumped
What we are trying to find
out is was Patrick and Catherine Scottish or Irish and where
did they die Scotland or Ireland.
We can't find them
I think they were Irish and
moved to Scotland sometime between 1871 and 1874.
Have you any idea?
My great grandmother was a Catherine
Delargy from Glenravel, Co Antrim Ireland. There is a couple of
Delargy families in Glenravel, I descend from the Delargys of
Islandnabrackey Michael 1752 - 1832, His headstone is still
standing. beside it is the grave of Bernard Delargy of
Rosedermott. We feel that there must be a connection
between these two families but have not been able to establish
one YET. I think Bernard may be the father of the Patrick
named below, I don't have all my info with me but I will try and
check this out.
Patrick Delargy M Catherine McQuillan having issue Rose 1864,
Hugh 1866, William 1867, Catherine 1867
(See additional names above from Dorothea)
|Hi Frank, Our family comes from
Ireland - my Mum's Dad was from Isle of Skye (ne: Shearer). We
don't know of a direct Delargy link to our family from Scotland - I
traced the name back in Dublin library 10 years ago to 1600s where
the family seem to come from Mayo and Antrim - will dig out the
research and e-mail it. I've copied in brother, sisters, wife,
couple of cousins as we're on a mission to map out the family
history and earmark the legends before we all forget. Let's stay in
touch and see if all paths lead to one very fertile Irish ancestor!
Cheers, James Delargy
||FRANK MY NAME IS GERRARD DELARGY
SECOND SON OF JAMES DELARGY AND MARY JOSEPHINE DEVINE MARRIED APRIL
Dad was the 13th child and youngest
of James Delargy and Margaret Ruddock.
Patrick Delargy and Catherine
O'Quinlan are my great-grandparents.
My husband's grandmother was MARTHA MARY DELARGY b Nov 1862
Farmington, Fulton Co IL, dau of CHARLES DELARGY and JANE MCNEILL/MACNEILL.
MARTHA was wife of THOMAS JOSEPH
FINNIGAN, m 1877 Piatt Co IL, later resided in Champaign.
CHARLES DELARGY was b 1823-1833 (Cushendall?)
Ireland, m JANE in Glenarm, Co Antrim on 13 Feb 1862 (his parents
not shown on marriage certificate). He died 10 Jan 1884 Farmer City,
Dewitt Co IL. At some point, Jane returned to Ireland; m 2nd to
Joseph O'Sullivan. Jane died 10 April 1897 at Larne, Antrim;
supposedly buried Carnlough.
THOMAS DELARGY (brother of Charles) m JANE BLACK. Daughter Martha b
2 Feb 1862 Glenarm, d 1941 Decatur IL; James b Ireland, d 28 Nov
1936 PA, buried St. John's Cemetery, Manayunk, Philadelphia;
Margaret b c1867. Absolutely nothing is further known of
Thomas/Jane, nor of dau Margaret.
Carnlough Graveyard: Erected by Charles Delargey in memory of his
brother Daniel who died 31st August 1841 aged 19 years. Also his
uncle Hecter McNeill died 15 Jan 1848 aged 59 yrs. Also his
grandfather John McNeill died on 5th February 1851 aged 58 yrs. Also
his uncle James McNeill died 14th Jan 1861 aged 57 yrs.
Culfeitrim Graveyard: Here lieth the remains of Patrick Dilergy
late of Creg(h)ban who departed this life the 26th August 1830 aged
76 years. Erected by his son James.
Grave inscriptions were sent to me by Caitriona Delargy M... who
lives in Glasgow.
Her brother is Rev. Torlach Delargy, lives in San Francisco.
Obviously, mother of CHARLES, THOMAS, DANIEL DELARGY was a MCNEILL.
Would like to know father's name. Don't know if these particular
McNeills related to those of JANE, but she was aunt to the
well-known EOIN MACNEILL.
Any ideas on these DELARGYs?
Thank you, Christine
My Mother was Margaret Delargy, Her
Mom was Mary Stewart Delargy from Cushendall, Antrim N. Ireland. My
Dad was Malachy McErlean, born outside Larne, Antrim. Dad came to
Greenpoint, Brooklyn where he met my Mom. They had six children of
which I am the youngest I had no idea Moms family had relatives in
Scotland, small world.
I went on the web tonight because my
cousin ask me to research Delargy Family for her and came across
your web. All the Delargy family I know are in Queens or Long Island
NY Nice to know we do have relations out there. Take care Take care
you have a lovely Family. Pat:):) .
Hi I spoke to my cousin Charles Delargy's wife Mary the other
night. Her maiden name was O'Quillan just like your great great
grandma's. She is also from Cushendall!!! Small world, I teased her
about a Delargy marrying a O'Quillan again after so many years. I
love the pictures of your family and that you could trace them back
that far. She said that there were other Delargy's in Cushendall
that were not related to us. Take care Pat :):)
(Special thanks to Sheila for the pictures of my Great
Reading up on the Delargy's and the
We have a little different
information the spelling was similar with a b added.
O'Duibhlearga - don't matter now really, the translation is
"loving not the Galls" who knows. The Delargy's were driven out
of North Connacht by the Barretts and the Burkes and they
settled in Glens of Antrim. It might be a fairy story for all I
know. They have a coat of arms Motto: fac et spera - Do and
Hope. This might all be a fairy story anyway. Delargy is fine
although growing up with that name I was always asked what kind
of name is that!
My grandmother Margaret Ruddock
was born in Ayr. My sister Maggie found out that Patrick
Delargy married Catherine MQuillan in Glasgow and they were
my great grandparents - no pictures. My father was born 15
Feb 1901 in Lambhill and was the youngest of 13. Our
grandfather was a coalminer.
||Rachel runs the website
Here is what they have found out about the name
website you will find a contact list of Delargy's and her other
relatives. You can add yourself if you want.
I am trying to trace my
g-g-grandfather, Charles DeLarguy (Delargy). His daughter, Rosalie
Delargy Harper, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, November 1,
1849. Her mother was Catherine McLaughlin. Her death certificate
states the place of birth for Charles was France. I have searched
immigration records to find when Charles might have come to the
US, but no luck so far. Rosalie somehow got to Virginia City,
Nevada, and was married there to Charles Harper 16 December 1869.
She died in San Francisco, California, 21 March 1928 and is buried
in Modesto, Stanislaus, California.
Any idea where Charles might have
really been born? Delargy's seem to be Irish, not French.
Thank you for any help. I am willing
to share my information. Thanks again. Theodora S
Frank, I am Roy Francis DeLargy Jr. 64
years young. I live in Mooresville, NC. My Father was an orphan but
I know his parents were living in St. Louis Mo. When he was born. (I
noticed that Theodora S. mentions St. Louis in her email, thus the
inquiry). My Father’s birth certificate read Francis Roy DeLargy.
Child of Charles M. DeLargy & Amada Sell. I think they had both
been married prior to their getting together. They both died at a
very young age (mid thirties) of TB. Charles DeLargy’s Father was
Michael DeLargy & Mother was Bridgit Bannon of Ireland. (My great
Grand Parents). Does this fit into any history of the DeLargys that
you know? I’ve always been interested in why some spell it with a
capital “L” and some with a small “l”. Do you know? I’ll look
forward to hearing from you. It would be nice to know something
about my relatives at this age. I would like to pass it on to my
Sons, Anthony & Andrew DeLargy who currently live with me. Thanks.
Response: Personally I think that
some folks use the capital L because they like it better that way
and just change it.
The name is of Irish origin and therefore would not be capitalized
in the middle like a French or Spanish name.
Information about a historic marker
for an inn run by Delargy's in St Louis County, MO (circa 1856).
Overland Trail - Sycamore
Hills/Overland, MO (St. Louis County)
Site Marker No. 2
Site of the Twelve Mile Inn -1856
Owned and operated by James and
This is all I have right now, I'm
researching the original land owners/grantees in my neighborhood
and this historic site is just at the top of my street.
My name is
Charles Delargy; I live in Long Island, New York, with my wife
and two girls. My father also named Charles grew up in Co.
Antrim as did my mom, Mary McQuillan. I know that there were a
number of brothers and one sister in my father’s family. One of
my dad’s brothers also moved out to NY. Both my father and
Uncle Jimmy have passed away, but my Uncle Jimmy’s wife, Aunt
Kathleen, is still alive and they had five children who are all
married and have families of their own in the NY and Connecticut
there is still one uncle left in my father’s family named Alec
who lives in England, but his son lives on the property they
were all raised in named Barard in Co. Antrim. I hope this
information assists you in your family tree.
Note: My Great Great grandmother was also
named McQuillan and she lived in county Antrim! She, like
Charles' mother, became a Delargy.
Do you know where my Delargy Family came
from before they arrived in Canada?
Born: around 1829 to 1832, Ireland or Canada
Religion: Roman Catholic
Married: 9 Oct 1854, St. Mary's Cathedral, Kingston, Canada
Died: 14 or 5 September 1900, Kingston, Canada
Buried: Roman Catholic Burying Ground, Wolfe Island, Canada
Father: James REGAN, deceased before 9 Oct 1854
Mother: Anne Finnan
Wife: Isabella DELARGY
Died: around 1858, probably Kingston, Canada
Father: Patrick DELARGY
Mother: Mary OLINN
Ellen REGAN, b. 15 Aug 1855, Kingston, mrd Louis Joseph Mosier 16
Oct 1877, Wolfe Island, d. 4 June 1941, Olympia, Washington. She was
raised by her grandmother, Mrs. John Hawkins (second marriage). She
is my great grandmother. My grandmother is named Isabella after her
grandmother (Isabella Delargy).
Anna Maria, b. 15 May 1857, Kingston, Canada
St. Mary's Cathedral Registers -- all of Kingston. Sponsors at
Patrick and Isabella's wedding were James Regan and Ann Delargy.
Certainly appreciate any help in pushing this family branch back to
the Old World.
Kenneth Johnson, Dallas, Oregon
I don't know
this part of the family, but someone might.
More info from
I got more information from St. Mary's Cathedral Registers of
Kingston, Canada starting in 1829.
Microfilm is from Family History Library, Salt Lake City,
October 1849, page 621, Registry of Marriages:
Patrick Grady and Bridget Delargy married on 8 October 1849,
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Bridget Delargy is the daughter of
Patrick Delargy and Mary Olinn of the Parish of Blade, County
February 1844, page 248, Registry of Marriages:
Mathew Maxwell and Margaret Delargy married on 15 April 1844.
Margaret is the daughter of Pat Delargy and Mary Olen of the Parish
of Laid (Layd) Co. Antrim.
X X X X X X X X
Born: about 1790 to 1800, County Antrim, Ireland
Residences: Parishes of Blade and Layd, County Antrim
Wife: Mary OLINN/OLEN
Margaret DELARGY, born abt 1823, married 15 April 1844 to Mathew
Maxwell, Kingston, Canada. His parents: Alexander Maxwell and
Rebecca Johnson of Dumfries, Scotland
Bridget, born about 1825, married 8 Oct 1849 to Patrick Grady,
probably Kingston, Canada
Isabella, born about 1830, married 9 Oct 1854 to Patrick Regan,
Kingston, Canada. (She's my great grandmother.)
Please post on your website to see if anyone knows about this
Delargy family being from the Parishes of Blade and Layd.
Kenneth Johnson, Dallas, Oregon
Julie is my
cousin's daughter. Julie, Thanks for the complete list of my
grandfather and great grandfathers families!
I have no idea if we are even very, very
distantly related but I’ll share with you/others what I know which
isn’t too much re the Delargy's. The thing that sparked my curiosity
was Rose Delargy nee Darroch. My great grand mother was Rose Darragh
nee Delargy (the Irish Darragh is often mistaken in Scotland for the
native Darroch). She was born in Glen Arriff and married John
Darragh and raised a family in Waterfoot. Her own father died whilst
thatching a roof, other than this I know nothing of her prior to her
marriage. Her children were Patrick, Maggie(as an adult married and
lived in Coleraine), Kate (New York), Jimmy, Danny, Harry, Rosie and
my grandfather Alex whose middle name was McQuillan (another
coincidence), Johnny…these names are not in any order. To my
knowledge all but Kate and Maggie left Antrim 1909 to 1910 (the
father and older boys came first) my grandfather Alex,his mother and
Rosie at least arrived in Lambhill in 1910. My great aunt Rosie kept
in touch with all the brothers and sisters in adulthood. From memory
the majority died in my childhood (1960s/70s) except Rosie who I
remember as an adult and Patrick who died in the Cadder Pit
Disaster. My own grandfather died Dec 29 1970 at the age of 74. The
family of which I’m aware…grandpa, Rosie, Harry, Danny, Jimmy all
died of some form of cancer as did my mother and her siblings. I
mention this as I recall as a child in the 1960s Rosie telling my
mother that "cousin" Eileen Delargy in Ireland had cancer and
commenting that the family were cursed by it. This may help someone
out there to make a link, or not. It seems though that some of
us/all of us are surely related. Unfortunately it wasn't till my
mother died that we realised that although we knew a lot about her
mother (Alice Hyland) and her family (Glasgow and Carrickmacross,
Co. Monaghan) we knew little about her father's family other than
what I've told you here and that her grandfather John Darragh was an
I will be interested to hear from anyone
who can shed any light on my Rose Delargy.
Seonaid McKeen (nee Quinn)
Hi! I am searching for information
on Charles Delargy born in Ireland abt. 1815, died in St. Louis,
MO in 1848. He was married to Jane McCarty and they had at least
one daughter, Mary, who was also born in Ireland in 1839. They
may have had a son, Michael, born in St. Louis in 1847. So, they
emigrated between 1840 and 1847 though I have been unable to
find them on any passenger lists. I read recently that almost
all the Delargy's in the U.S. went to Missouri. Their daughter,
Mary (Mamie) married Dennis Hogan in 1858 at St. Patrick's
Church. I would love to hear from anyone who may have a
connection with this particular family. I'm also wondering if
Jan remarried especially since Charles died at such an early
age. I found a Charles and Jane in central Illinois, but these
are not the same ones.
I'd also like to get in touch with
Terrence - re a historic marker for an inn run by Delargy's in
St Louis County, MO (circa 1856) who is on your family info
Thanks very much!
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