Rev. Alexander Rowley Miller[1]

Male 1810 - 1877  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Alexander Rowley Miller 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born Jan 1810  Londonderry, County Derry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1877  Moneymore, County Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Address:
    Lissan Rectory 
    Died 3 Apr 1877  Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 10, 11, 13, 15
    Probate 18 Jun 1877  Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    _UID 0893B123E89546CB88C83AAFCFBA8F429001 
    Person ID I9054  Treefive
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2015 

    Father Major Rowley Miller,   b. Abt 1781, Moneymore, County Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1866  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F4222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Elizabeth Marcia Synnot,   b. 1 Mar 1821, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1892, Coalisland, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1848  Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
    Address:
    Monkstown Church 
    Children 
     1. Major Rowley Alexander Miller, Esq.,   b. 1850,   d. 16 Jun 1915, Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Thomas Torrens Rowley Miller,   b. 16 Dec 1853, Heynestown, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1877, Assam, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Family ID F2988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • P. Hore Synnott Pedigree (1913), page 16:
      'Maria Elisa = Revd. Alex Rowley Miller Rector of Lissan, Co. Tipp.
      md. Sept 1848'

      The Rev. James B. Leslie in his book Armagh Clergy and Parishes (William Tempest, Dundalk, 1911) refers to Miller on pages 121 and 349:

      PARISH OF BALLEEK, PERPETUAL CURATES, &c. 121
      BALLEEK (Co. Armagh.)
      Perpetual Curates
      ...
      1840 - Alexander Rowley Miller, B.A., Lic. June 11 (D.R.) ; res. in 1848 for Heynestown ; see Lissan.

      PARISH OF LISSAN, RECTORS AND CURATES. 349
      ...
      1865—Alexander Rowley Miller, coll. May. 15 (D.R.), b. Jan. 1810, son of Major Rowley M., of Manor House, Moneymore, by Margaret Torrens, sister of Judge Torrens ; T.C.D. B.A. 1831 ; M.A. 1841 ; ord. D. 1833 ; P. 1834; C. Derrynoose 1834; P.C. Balleek 1840-8; R. Heynestown 1848-65 ; m. in 1848 Maria Elizabeth, dau. of Marcus Synnot, D.L., of Ballymoyer. His eldest son. Colonel Rowley Alexander, bap. Mar. 24, 1850, now residing at Millbank, Omagh, m. in 1876 Ellen Frances, dau. of Rev. T. Wall Mason, Tichbome, Hants. Another son, Thomas Torrens Rowley, was bap. at Heynestown in 1853. Rev. A. R. M. died at Lissan, April 3, 1877.

      With thanks to Annette Miller for this biography of Alexander:

      Rev ALEXANDER ROWLEY MILLER (1810-1877)

      Alexander Rowley Miller was the second son of Rowley Miller and Margaret Torrens, born in Derry in January 1810. He was educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen & Trinity College Dublin BA (1831) MA (1841).

      In 1839 he was Curate at Derrynon, Co. Armagh. He was Rector of Heynstown, Co. Louth for 17 years until 1865.

      He married Maria Elizabeth Marcia Synnott on 5th September 1848 at Monkstown. Maria was the daughter of Marcus Synnott Esq JP of Ballymoyer (1771-1855) and Jane Gilson (1794-1866).

      In 1865 Alexander took up the position of Rector at Lissan, Cookstown, to be closer to his failing father at Moneymore. He was living in the Rectory at Lissan at the time of his death on 3rd April 1877. He is buried in the Lissan Churchyard. Maria died 7th January 1892. She was a resident of Riverside, Antrea & Coalisland, Co. Tyrone.

      Note: there is also a 3-generation narrative 'Known Miller Ancestry of Alexander Rowley Miller' by Annette Miller.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S4011] TRE Family tree - Sinnett Family Tree (owner James Sinnett) on ancestry.com accessed 12, 22 Jul 2014, 18 Feb 2015, Alexander Rowley Miller.

    3. [S2539] Ancestry.com Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958, 1877 Magherafelt: Alexander Rowley Miller.

    4. [S4742] BOK169 Leslie - Armagh Clergy and Parishes, pages 121, 349.

    5. [S4489] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1889) by Edward Walford, page 736 (Miller, Rowley Alexander).

    6. [S4490] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1892) by Edward Walford, page 720 (Miller, Rowley Alexander).

    7. [S4491] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1908) by Edward Walford, page 751 (Miller, Rowley Alexander).

    8. [S4492] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1909) by Edward Walford, page 765 (Miller, Rowley Alexander).

    9. [S4493] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1911) by Edward Walford, page 781 (Miller, Rowley Alexander).

    10. [S4500] BOK Burke - A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Part 2 (Burke, 1879), page 1562, 1563 (Synnot).

    11. [S4501] BOK Burke - A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Vol. 2 (Burke, 1894), page 1971, 1972 (Synnot).

    12. [S4502] BOK Burke - A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (Burke, 1912), page 679-681 (Hart-Synnot).

    13. [S4504] BOK Burke - Burke's Irish Family Records (1976), pages 1089-1092 (Hart-Synnot).

    14. [S5005] BAC460 Narrative - Alexander Rowley Miller and children by [LIVING PERSON].

    15. [S4023] ancestry.com Web: Northern Ireland, Will Calendar Index, 1839-1943, 18 Jun 1877 Londonderry: Alexander Rowley Miller.

    16. [S4011] TRE Family tree - Sinnett Family Tree (owner James Sinnett) on ancestry.com accessed 12, 22 Jul 2014, 18 Feb 2015, Maria Elizabeth Synnot.

    17. [S3987] Ancestry.com Dublin, Ireland, Probate Record and Marriage Licence Index, 1270-1858, 1848 Marriage Licence: Rev. Alexander Rowley Miller and Maria Eliza Synnot.

    18. [S4042] TRE Family tree - WADDELL: Northern Ireland to Northern Ontario (owner ffreeband55) on ancestry.com accessed 19, 26 Jul, 21 Oct 2014, 11 Feb 2015.

    19. [S4440] TRE Family tree - Kuykendall Family Tree (owner sherryriley88) on ancestry.com accessed 11 Nov 2014.

    20. [S4066] TRE Family tree - Synnot family tree connection (owner merrilyn18) on ancestry.com accessed 12, 22 Jul 2014, 11 Nov 2014.

    21. [S3940] TRE Family tree - Matsons and Harts (owner Fenella_L) on ancestry.com accessed 30 Jun, 3, 7, 19 Jul and 11 Nov 2014.

    22. [S5172] MAR509 Marriages Synnot (4) 1831-1848, Dublin.