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THe families of Kintyre and their relatives in Ireland

Postby Ceancille » Tue May 29, 2012 2:33 am

Evidence has shown that people llving on the KIntyre Peninsula and nearby islands traded and migrated across to Ireland for many years in history. Some families left Scotland to live in Ireland while in other examples relative descendants lived both in Scotland and Ireland.
I am particualrly interested in the McNeill families and the connections between the Scottish families and those who lived in Ireland.
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Re: THe families of Kintyre and their relatives in Ireland

Postby Iain » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:17 pm

Hi John. My paternal Grandfather born in Campbeltown has his Grandfather in Rathlin Island..., a 30-minute swim from Machrihanish. Lol ! As you said..., his, 3xG Grandfather came from Scotland !

Try this site to provide you with quite a lot of info !

http://www.rathlin-island.info/?q=node/1
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Re: THe families of Kintyre and their relatives in Ireland

Postby EMDEE » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:22 pm

I wonder how many established Kintyre families have their roots in Ulster through the Ulster Scots of the 17th Century Plantation re-migrating back to Scotland via Kintyre? I suspect this may include my own family as I and others have researched this and found that my Great Great Grandfather came to Kintyre from Ireland in the 1790s. The guidelines here are obviously a Scottish surname and a Presbyterian background.

I've never tried to look any further into this, but maybe Iain would know if there is any way of researching the family names of the Ulster Plantation and their origins.
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Re: THe families of Kintyre and their relatives in Ireland

Postby Iain » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:31 am

Hi Emdee ! I’m certainly no specialist on the subject but I’m sure there are quite a few on this site who could answer your questions. Saw this on Wiki ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantation_of_Ulster

I’m in contact with the administrator/owner of the Rathlin site and he certainly knows his onions.
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