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From: "Allene Goforth" <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Roll Call
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:54:39 -0700
Very interesting, John. You and I have talked before. When I first came to
the US from Nova Scotia, I had a friend in Boston by the name of Jack
Mclaughlin. Probably a cousin of yours because I know he was quite proud of
his Donegal roots!
How do I go about finding out more about the ancient clans of Ireland, in
particular the O'Brians/O'Briens in the north, if any, but not the ones a
bit farther south? My MacAdam family of the Battle of Bloody Bay fame isn't
related to the O'Briens around County Clare or thereabouts. I'm just
thinking off the top of my head, but I believe descendants of that Clare
group have been tested and aren't close to my line. I have O'Rahilly's book.
What other sources would be good to check? I don't believe my MacAdam line
had anything whatsoever to do with the plantations. Most of them are
documented on ship passenger lists as leaving in 1790 from the Arisaig,
Scotland, area for PEI.
Angus Og Macdonald left with this Edmund in tow from somewhere in the north
of Ireland to fight that battle off the coast of Mull in the Inner Hebrides.
Which port in Ireland would likely have been the departure point? Derry???
Thanks for any advice you can pass on.