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Subject: Re: [S-I] "Defenders of the Plantation of Ulster 1641-1691"McAnulty, McFarland, McBride
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 15:37:21 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Roberta, hey, I have made it to Friday with lookups.
Muster Lists 1641/2 (Derry)
Thomas Mcffarlan Henry Osborne's Foot
Daniel Mcffarlan John Kilner's Foot
Defenders of Derry (Young)
According to another surname book (Surnames of Derry, by Brian Mitchell -- he uses the various surname books I mentioned earlier and I'm too tired to check them all, so am cheating....) McFarlands are irish and Scots. The Irish sept was in South Armagh. The Scots descend from the Earls of Lennox and lived on the western shores of Loch Lomond till proscribed and dispossessed in the late 16th century. I add: maybe some came to Ulster with the McDonalds or as Gallowglass?? Donno.
According to Bell "Book of Ulster Surnames" McAnulty is Irish and is also fou nd as MacNulty. It means son of the Ulsterman. They were a sept in south Donegal associated with the O'Donnells. There was also a small sept in Cavan. He says in Donegal you had MacDunlevys, a royal family of Ulidia (southeast Ulster) driven out by John de Courcy in the 12th century, who settled in Donegal and assumed, among other names, Mac an Ultaigh -- son of the Ulidian. I wonder if anyone is trying to prove this with DNA?
McBride, back to "Book of Ulster Surnames" (banishing MacLysaght as he gets me into trouble <grin>) is most common in Ulster, esp. Donegal and Down and Antrim. It can be Scots or Irish. The Ulster Sept was in Donegal where they were an important ecclesiastical family in the medieval period. Then a branch migrated to Down. They are also a sept of Clan Donald, so you find them in Antrim near the Giant's Causeway. These folks were not defending Derry in 1641/2 because they were in Antrim, probably busy defending their homeland. Perhaps you can find them in the Musterlists other than the ones in Derry. There are a large number of them on a FHL film. They're not indexed or published so you have to read every page.
So that would explain why they're not about.
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From: "Roberta I. Sharp" <>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 2:15:12 PM
Subject: "Defenders of the Plantation of Ulster 1641-1691" McAnulty, McFarland, McBride
Linda, if you are still doing lookups, the names I am interested in are McAnulty (or McNulty, Macanulty0, McFarland, McBride. Thanks, Roberta