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From: "David L. White" <>
Subject: Re: Location in N. Ireland
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 13:06:50 -0500
I tried to find a Versharken in my atlas, and there was no listing for such
a spelling, in spite of the recent newspaper reports from there. Howver,
as Bonnie noted, there is a Rasharkin, County Antrim, Barony of Kilconway,
Parish of Rasharkin, Poor Law Union of Ballymoney. The Parish of Rasharkin
is listed in the Census of Ireland for 1851.
David Leslie White
Fort Worth, Texas
> Subject: Re: Location in N. Ireland
> Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1998 10:18 PM
> Hi Virginia and John,
> If the place you are looking for is the place listed in the recent
> troubles in Ulster, as you seem to think, and I agree that it's likely,
> then it is Rasharkin, which is in Co. Antrim. (Drumcree and Portadown
> are also involved, as you mention, and they are both in Co. Armagh.)
> Bonnie M. Fountain
> On Tue, 14 Jul 1998 17:24:18 -0700 "Virginia W. Beck"
> <> writes:
> >John: Right after I read your message, the CNN reporter on TV said he
> >reporting from Versharkin. I looked in my old atlas, which hardly
> >fails me, but could find no listing. You might visit your library,
> >probably has much more detailed atlases and maps of Ireland than the
> >ones we
> >have. Did you ever see it written? Could it be one of those Irish
> >that is pronounced entirely differently from how it looks?
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: John McCoy <>
> >To: <>
> >Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1998 4:26 AM
> >Subject: Location in N. Ireland
> >>My great great grandfather came from Ver Sharken in Northern Ireland.
> > I
> >>have looked and looked and never located Ver Sharken. Nor have I
> >>to anyone that ever heard of it.
> >>Early this morning on the radio, I heard the town or community of Ver
> >>Sharken mentioned in the news in relation to the funerals of the
> >>Catholic boys that were killed by the fire bomb. I also heard the
> >>Drumcree mentioned (I found several Drumcree's in Ireland), and of
> >>course Belfast.
> >>Is there anyone on the list that may be able to help me locate Ver
> >>Sharken (or Versharken)? Up until this morning's news, I had given
> >>on this community really existing. I figured the verbal family story
> >>had gotten mixed up since 1852 when gg grandfather came to the U.S.
> >>John McCoy
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