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From: Patti McCurdy <>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 16:17:41 -0500
Isn't this exciting? I am researching the McCurdy line. I haven't
got as much information as you do it seems. I do think that my
descendants are from one of the 5 brothers who left the Isle of Bute in
and open boat for Ireland (Ulster) in 1666. Their names were apparently
Thomas, David, William, John and Daniel. I have over 200 names inserted
into the family tree maker program but it is not yet polished enough to
I have gotten as far back as my great, great, great, great, great, great
grandfather John (married to Jane Case) who fathered Daniel born April
19, 1750 (married Jane Holiday) who had John born 1790 died 1871. It is
this grandfather who settled in Canada in 1819 with his wife, Mary
Caldwell from Ulster to avoid the civil war (which one?). William was
born of John and Mary on September 16, 1835 and he died July 27, 1905.
He married Martha Kemp and they had my great grandfather John Rockliffe
on January 27, 1874. He died in 1954. His wife's name was Eva Vincent
Caldwell. My own grandfather William Arthur McCurdy was born in May
24th 1907 (losing his mother in 1912). He married my grandmother Isabel
Audrey Black March 12, 1929 and they had my twin uncles originally named
Beverly and Bentley and subsequently called William and Robert in 1931,
Sept 21, and my father Leighton Arthur born August 17, 1933.
I thank you for any advice and information in my genealogical
search...which is at present quite sketchy.
My goal first of all is to build up from John McCurdy (married to Jane
Case) and down from the original 5 brothers who left the Isle of Bute
under religious persecution.