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Mary, how did you get the birth certificate for the daughter??! I have a gg
grandfather who was born in Co. Donegal, and I have no idea what town, or
anything. I think the family was originally Scottish, but have no proof of
that. I've been trying for 20 years to pin this man down, and still haven't
succeeded. Have plenty of info on him after he came to America, but nothing
before that. What's your secret??
Barb (who happens to live on McClay Gardens Drive!)
Kath at skmartin(a)impulse.net.au writes:
<< I am searching for a Hunter family in Letterkenny co Donegal Ireland
"Rahan" could be the name of the farm. >>
There is a Rahan townland in Donegal, but it's down near Inver. I think you
might want to consider the townland of Rann (rather than a farm's "name")
instead of Rahan. It is located just 2 miles SSW of Letterkenny, at 155 085
on Discovery map # 6. Letterkenny itself would seem to be the closest
Pete Schermerhorn, in the glorious Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts
I am searching for a Hunter family in Letterkenny co Donegal Ireland "Rahan" could be the name of the farm. They had a history in the goldfields in Bendigo and one son went back to ireland and lived next to his father Alexander and his brother Alexander jr and i would like to hear from anyone with any information at all that i could please.
graves, houses, farms, stories etc
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I have just had a break through in finding where in Donegal my ancestor
WILLIAM LOCHRIE and his brother JAMES LOCHRIE came from. From a Scottish
birth certificate from 1855 for James's daughter it gives the birthplace of
JAMES LOCHRIE as, ISLAND OF INCH, DONEGAL. (He was 23 years of age in 1855)
I am ashamed to say that I have never heard of it before but am now desperate
to discover more. James and William I suspect left Donegal to come to
Scotland around the late 1840's. Their parents were GEORGE LOCHRIE, a meal
Miller and ANN MCLAY
Does anyone have an advice of what I should do now? - any help would be
I am looking for information about the SHARKEY family in the Lifford area of
Particularly, William SHARKEY, siblings or parents names.
married a girl named Ellen @1853
Had 2 sons William born @1854 and John born @1857.
They then immigrated to U.S.A. and settled in Pennsylvania.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
I am looking for any information on McCREA's in Lifford area, Donegal, c1750+.
Also, Elizabeth (Henderson) SINGER - her father was Joseph HENDERSON from Castlefin, Donegal, c1800.
I would be delighted to hear from anyone in connection with these surnames. TIA.
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Many Years Ago
Many many years ago when I was twenty three, I got married to a widow who was pretty as could be.
This widow had a grown-up daughter Who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her, And soon the two were wed.
This made my dad my son-in-law And changed my very life.
My daughter was my mother, For she was my father's wife.
To complicate the matters worse, Although it brought me joy.
I soon became the father Of a bouncing baby boy.
My little baby then became A brother-in-law to dad.
And so became my uncle, Though it made me very sad.
For if he was my uncle, Then that also made him brother
To the widow's grown-up daughter Who, of course, was my step-mother.
Father's wife then had a son, Who kept them on the run.
And he became my grandson, For he was my daughter's son.
My wife is now my mother's mother And it makes me blue.
Because, although she is my wife, She's my grandma too.
If my wife is my grandmother, Then I am her grandchild.
And every time I think of it, It simply drives me wild.
For now I have become The strangest case you ever saw.
As the husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa!!
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First of all, my apologies to anyone who gets multiple copies of this
message on various lists, or who have already heard this story. I am at a
total dead end and am grasping at straws, most of which seem to
disintergrate as soon as I get hold of them <bg>.
First I will tell you what we know from actual documents.
Frederick BEATTIE enlisted in the Royal Marines on 26th June 1847 at
Killybegs in Donegal, Ireland. We have full records of his marriage to
Ann(e) Willey in 1861, births of various children, emigration to Australia
in 1883 and death in 1884. (can't find where he's buried, but that's another
Now for what we don't know for sure.
On Frederick's enlistment he gives his parents' names as Alexander BEATTIE
and Margaret MILLER. He states that he was 19 years, making his DOB 1827 or
28. He also states that his place of birth was "Parish of Killaghtee in or
near the town of Hollybrook in the County of Donegal". His occupation is
given as Labourer.
Well, extensive searches on the net, by mail and in person have failed to
find any record of his birth or of his parents' births, deaths, marriage or
of them ever having lived in that area. Mmmmm.
There is also an adress for Alexander and Margaret of No 1 Albert Place,
Brandon Street, Malworth, London. I am not sure what date this address
relates to or the accuracy of it, though.
So, what is the theory. Did he change his name? If so, I can only think
that I might as well give up now. On the other hand, it has also been
suggested that Alexander and Margaret may have moved from Scotland as many
apparently did in the late 1700s early 1800s, and may then have moved to
England, and so were not born, married or died in the area.
Well, there it is. If you have any ideas where I can chase more ghosts, or
if you have any information that might help, I would love to hear from you.
in (mostly) sunny Central Queensland
I am looking for an historian to help me out. I have just found out that my Bradleys from Ballinascreen, Co. Derry, were "transplanted" from "Ballinahone" during the Plantation of Ulster. (And I just found out where Ballynahone is located.) Could this be possible? Is there any way of checking it out? I cannot say with certainty that this information is even correct but I am taking a stab at it on the chance I may be on the right track.
Any information would be appreciated. If anyone could direct me to a history book or publication with factual information that would be desirable also.
Thanks for your consideration.