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From: "Charles.Clark" <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Ayrshire to Ulster Plantation?
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 10:25:39 +1200
"I realize this is more Scottish than Scotch-Irish" ? Sez who?
How much do you know about Rev Francis McKemie?
I have a paper titled "Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland" which has a whole heap on said gentleman, who is said to have been born, about 1658, of Scotch parentage, at Ramelton, Donegal, Ireland. Nothing much on his Scottish background, but he's a public figure and so is presumably well researched.
My interest in Somerset is not in Makemie, but "the Reverend William Traile who followed Francis Makemie to Somerset County is a personage scarcely less interesting than his "leader."
But there are others on this list who can tell you much more about Rev Francis Makemie than I can, notably John Polk, who is an authority on the Maryland settlement.
Jennifer McKemie wrote:
> Dear Linda and all,
> I have just returned from my first trip to SLC and my first real foray into old Irish and Scottish records and of course found more questions than answers. I'm hoping some more knowledgeable people here on the list can help me with.
> My goal was to find more information on the McKEMIEs in Donegal and, if really lucky, where they might have come from in Scotland. Please forgive this long post, but if anyone can aid/guide/explain the following and where I should look next, I would be most appreciative.
> My launching point was the 1630 Muster Roll for Donegal (http://www.ulsterancestry.com/Muster_Roll-1630.html) on which a Robert McCamy and Robert McCamy younger appear. They are listed under James Conningham, Esqr., Barony de Raphoe.
> I found a little pamphlet of a list taken from The Irish Link, titled The Ulster Plantation of Scots - 1610, in which two James Cunninghams are listed. Sir James Cunningham and his uncle James, both of whom apparently died in 1623, were granted acreage in the Portlough, Raphoe area (same general info found here: http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca/swerner/radical/undertakers.html)
> So I thought I might look for McKemie in Ayrshire. Nothing in the OPR, but (and someone more knowledgeable, please confirm this) I don't believe the OPR database includes records at all for Ayrshire for the time period (early 1600s). I did find McKs in Renfrewshire, which is just a hop, skip and a jump away, and I did find that promising.
> Next, I checked land records. In the assorted registers of Deeds, I found a couple of McKs, though none early enough to connect to, but at least some there. However, I'm VERY confused as to exactly WHERE THERE IS! Here is a link to tables I've set up showing what I found: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mckemie/landmarks/deeds_17thScot.html
> I'm particularly curious about the 1645 entries and the Isobell Conyingham connection and the references to Jamieson. What does all that mean, precisely?
> However, from a genealogical perspective, I'm interested in the Robert from 1662 and the office of Dalrymple.
> Now, I understand that Dalrymple is the individual who recorded the deed. WHERE is this, though? What am I overlooking? It's such a basic question, I know it's staring me in the face!
> Also, where can I go to find more information about these smaller places that are mentioned? Kildavage, Berneauld, Dunalunt, Shillhill? I've found Dunalunt in the gazetteer, and a Shillahill, but not Kildavage or Berneauld. Any suggestions?
> I realize this is more Scottish than Scotch-Irish, but I've lurked on this list and found it more educational than most, so am hoping some kind soul can help me out here.
> Thanks in advance!
> Jennifer S. McKemie
> McKemie One Name Study (#4203)
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