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From: "agillihan" <>
Subject: [Sc-Ir] A test
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 07:01:57 -0400
I am having trouble with my e-mail. My message was not getting to the list.
Just checking to see if this works. Alice
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From: "Linda Merle" <>
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 10:56 AM
Subject: [Sc-Ir] Armstrong/Wiley
> Just to fill up the archives with a few hints for
> those who come after -- Wiley/Wily/Wyley etc is
> a common Covenantor surname. In Ulster you find it
> in central Antrim in the Ballymena area along
> with names like AIKEN (300 variants). Those folk
> moved into areas of Tyrone in particular so you
> find County Antrim surnames in some Tyrone parishes.
> (Learned in the Tithe APplotments when the local
> minister ranted on about the spawn of Scottish
> Covenantors who had infested his parish and sparked
> the Hearts of Oak problem).
> You do find Armstrong there too in central Antrim
> but I don't recall it is a 'core' Covenantor
> surname. There's a zillion Armstrongs as they were
> a border clan that drew the ire of King Jamie
> (I/VI). He did his best to hang them all but many
> escaped -- some to Ulster. I have one (We all do I
> suspect) but mine headed south into England,
> Northumberland, and eventually (1830s) into COunty Durham.
> There were a lot of Irish and Scots in the north
> of England as it became industrialized quite early. We assume our folk
came from Scotland or Ireland
> becuause they were Scottish or Irish, but let me
> assure you there were plenty of both in England.
> Maybe your Armstrongs came from Northern England.
> LOTS of migration from there -- and many of them,
> moving into areas 90% Scotch Irish (or proddies
> from Ulster) assimilated into them culturally.
> Many proddies from Ulster were previously trouble
> makers in Northern England or southern Scotland
> anyhow...like most of my ancestors!
> However it is durn hard to sort them out....
> Linda Merle
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Sarah Boldt" <>
> Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 07:22:07 -0700
> >Those with "Wiley" in their linege may have come across
> >the ARMSTRONG name. They came to US and settled in N.C.
> >Then down to SC and GA. They came in early 1700s.to US and were in
> >and Civil War.
> >Does anyone have any connections to the Armstrong family???
> >In my family line is a Wiley Armstrong............in MS.
> >I have more on this famly if interested.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: <>
> >To: <>
> >Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 3:28 PM
> >Subject: Scotch-Irish-D Digest V03 #206