SCOTS-IRISH ORIGINS, 1600-1800 A.D.
GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS OF THE SCOTS-IRISH IN COUNTY LONDONDERRY, IRELAND.
PART ONE – VITAL RECORDS OF THE SCOTS-IRISH FROM THE PARISH OF MAGILLIGAN, COUNTY LONDONDERRY, 1600-1800. By Bob Forrest, B.A Hons; Economic and Social History (Queen’s University, Belfast). 65 pages + 2 maps
One of the greatest frustrations for generations of Scots-Irish genealogical researchers has been the absence of vital records for perhaps the most critical period in the establishment of their family links to Ulster, the period up to 1800. There is no comprehensive index to names for Ulster for the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries making it difficult to make the trans-Atlantic connection.
This series aims to redress the gap in the records for early modern Ulster. Part One focuses on Magilligan parish in County Londonderry and includes 386 surnames and variants from the period 1600-1800 that may help some Scots-Irish to unlock their family connection to Ulster. This fully referenced booklet has been compiled overwhelmingly from primary source material located in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (the principal repository of Ulster-Scots archives), with the objective of providing some potential links, which should enable Scots-Irish connections to be made.
The aim of this ground-breaking book is to make available original and unique source material from the archives PRONI - early records from the Plantation of Ulster, hearth, muster and subsidy rolls, estate records, will abstracts, pre-1800 church records of births, marriages and deaths. Those listed in this book are among the founders of the Ulster-Scots and thus of the Scots-Irish who became the single most important ethnic group to settle in America during the eighteenth century. ...more details & surname list.....