George was born on 4th March 1849 and baptised on 24th October the same year, in St Lukes Church of Ireland, Loughgall. Both are recorded in the Church Register.1

George married Sarah Newport on the 20th November 1870 in a civil ceremony in the Registry Office in Armagh, when he was aged 21 years. Sarah was aged 22 years. The Marriage Certificate states that he was living in Fernagreevagh, Loughgall Parish, and she wes living in Grange ONeiland, Kilmore Parish. His father, George Curran was a farmer, as was her father, James Newport. The witnesses were Robert Hall and Mary Jane herXmark Long.2 The Bride's mother was probably the Groom's aunt (his father's sister), thus making the Bride and Groom first cousins.

The 1901 Census of Ireland lists George, now aged 51 living in Fernagreevagh with his wife Sarah, They still have four children at home - James , George Otto, Clara,and Florrie.7

George died on 5th March 19043 and was buried in Loughgall Old Cemetry. The headstone on his grave lists himself, his wife, two sons and two daughters.6 At the time of his death, George was probably living in the same house he was born in.

He died intestate (without leaving a will).4 Administration of his estate was granted to his widow on 10th March 1905, at the Armagh Registry. The estate was valued at 982 10s. 2d.5

  1. Loughgall Parish Church (of Ireland)
  2. Marriage Certificate, Registrar's Office, Armagh. - Certified copy on file. Transcription
  3. Civil Death Certificate (PRONI) - Certified copy on file. Transcription
  4. Abstract from Calendar of Wills 1904/5 (PRONI)
  5. Grant of Probate to his widow, Sarah, nee Newport (1848-1933) - Original in PRONI, Copy on file.
  6. George Curran & Sarah Curran's Gravestone in Loughgall Old Graveyard, , Co. Armagh - Transcription,   Picture
  7. Census of Ireland (1901) - Residents of a house 29 in Fernagreevagh (Loughgall, Armagh)

Last updated 12th October 2010 Person Reference No: 158