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From: "John Polk" <>
Subject: RE: [Sc-Ir] Beatty
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 0:27:49 -0400
Thanks. Out of curiosity what do you mean by "the Irish Army" in mid
1600's. There was a Polk/Pollock of that era who was also described as
having been a subaltern officer in the Army in Ireland, but I don't know
which Army that meant. In some accounts it is said he was in Cromwell's
Army. I do know he was Presbyterian.
> [Original Message]
> From: Linda Merle <>
> To: <>
> Date: 7/10/2005 9:39:17 PM
> Subject: [Sc-Ir] Beatty
> Hi John,
> Beattys didn't emanate from a single place. There are Beattys
> in Scotland and Beattys in Ireland. As a check of "Scotch-Irish" by Hanna
-- the records of the undertakers of the Ulster plantation makes clear,
there were Beatties in the Cavan Plantation who were Irish Catholics. Some
writers of Irish
> surname books believe the surname originated in County Meath.
> My own ancestor presumedly was Scottish but I do know he
> served in the Irish army in the mid 1600s as an officer.
> Then he was an officer in King William's army and for that
> he was awarded a landgrant, supposedly in County Antrim.
> His brother who does not appear in the lists of Irish
> officers in the mid 1600s (later the Protestants were
> purged) but who is said to have gotten a land grant, got
> it in County Down. His lines are very traceable but mine
> left, aparently with all family members in 1729. So like
> where are these Beatties from <grin>????? One brother
> Co Antrim, one Co Down, both Scotland??? These folk got
> So all I'd hazard a guess about yours is "Con's Half" of Ireland <grin>.
> It's possible there are other family members around him
> including relatives of the wife, so be sure to research
> his entire circle in the hopes of finding clues.
> Best of luck!
> Linda Merle
> Linda -
> I know you have researched Beatty's. Is there a particular place in Ulster
> that they emanated from. I have a Walter Beatty whose roots I am
> in. He first appears in Cecil County in 1736 when he purchased a piece of
> land from one of my ancestors. The deed says he was from Ireland, but
> nothing more specific. Any likely candidates?
> He sold the land in 1744 and appears in taxlist for Peters township of
> Cumberland County in 1753.
> Thanks -
> Sent via the WebMail system at mail.fea.net
--- John Polk
--- Havre de Grace MD
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