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From: "Lloyd Quinn" <>
Subject: Re: [QUINN] Quinns from Newry.
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 12:58:09 -0500
References: <001a01c7bee5$bc257c70$e260d6cb@brookes>

Dear Margaret,

A fair observation. Though there was a convention by which Catholic Quinns retained the Gaelic double "n" and the Protestants dropped one "n" as a means to distinguish themselves and avoid prejudices of strangers, with limited literacy and clueless immigration officials, this is not a reliable code. Malignant bigots began with the assumption that Quinn was an IRC name and worked from there. Bigots, then and now, seem to be more discriminating than discerning.


----- Original Message -----
From: margaret brookes
Sent: Thursday, 05 July, 2007 4:20 AM
Subject: [QUINN] Quinns from Newry.

Hello, Just as a suggestion - I think you cannot assume Quinns are always R.C.

My Quinn ancestors were William and Sophia QUINN who migrated from Newry County Down to New Brunswick in 1830. They and all their Quinn relatives were Wesleyan Methodists, both in Newry and New Brunswick..

I would very much like to find some more information or connections to this Quinn family.

Kind regards, Margaret Brookes, Melbourne, Australia.

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