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From: "Ron Cushman" <>
Subject: Re: Location in N. Ireland
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 15:08:16 -0400
Another vote for RASHARKIN, as the article in my local paper this
morning named the home of the 3 dead boys. I had no problem locating
it about 10 miles south of Ballymoney in my road atlas. If I find a
Ver Sharken in the "Alphabetical Index of Townlands...", I will let you
On Wed, 15 Jul 1998 13:06:50 -0500, David L. White wrote:
>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. .....
>> >-----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.
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