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Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] Coleraine
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 13:10:22 -0800
Hi Emalu, apparently these are locations in and about Coleraine.
Don't know when your ancestors left, but it is possible some of them
are not used any more. In a book "Quiet Places of the Lower Bann"
by John Hughes and Donal Barton, self published in 1998 in
Belfast, a recounting is given of FerryTown, a hamlet that once
existed near the Bann crossing known as New Ferry. Here our ancestors
of the area enjoyed the summer evenings. It is not far from
Castledawson in Derry. In the hamlet of Ferrytown lived 20
close knit families. The only amenity they had was a grocer
named MURRAY. It disappeared quietly, probably due to the closing
of the Diatomite Company as well as a lack of electricity,
sewage, running water. There are many such places that no longer
exist and area only remembered, if at all, by local historians.
If I had it, which I don't, I would check the COleraine volume
of the Place Names of Northern Ireland. This series often documents
the names of hills and small villages. Also the Ordnance Survey
Memoirs. Not the map, the book that documents the history of the
Perhaps someone on the list who lives locally can also assist,
but if no one can, at least you can perahps find the books in a
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Quint Hart <>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 11:43:08 -0700
>Can someone help me? Where in relation to Coleraine are the following areas
>My Dunlop/McNaght family lived in that area.