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McLean, Culfeightrin?

Postby calmac » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:07 pm

I am looking for a McLean family who came from Ireland In the early part of the nineteenth Century.
Of course, it is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Recently, I came across some McLean's at Culfeightrin, Co Antrim in the 1803 agricultural census.

Does anyone know anything about any of them or know if there are Kintyre connections?
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Re: McLeab, Culfeightrin

Postby Iain » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:00 pm

Hi Calmac…
There are probably dozens, so it would help if you could provide some dates and names. :wink:

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Re: McLean, Culfeightrin

Postby calmac » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:58 pm

Charles and Hendry McLean of Drumnakeel, Culfreightrin.

Apologies for spelling mistake in the title.
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Re: McLean, Culfeightrin

Postby calmac » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:03 am

Maybe it is helpful to start with what we actually know.

My earliest Kintyre ancestor is Charles McLean born Ireland about 1820 married Flora McConachy of Killean.
His parents were Duncan McLean and Betsy McLachlan also born Ireland. Duncan was born c1785. He is in 1841 census, but not 1851.
So far, I have been unable to find a death certificate or register for either of them, and all certificates just say Ireland.
They seem to have spoken Gaelic.

So I have run into the sand with trying to establish where they were from in Ireland. Culfeightrin is a best guess, just because there were McLeans there and it is so close to Kintyre. Also, Hendry appears as a family name a couple of generations later; it is not such a common one.

Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thank you.
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