Greetings, my name is Mark Donaldson and I am from Ontario, Canada. I am writing you in regards to research on my Donaldson family from the Bready, Tyrone & Donemana area. I noticed some similarities with our family lines in terms of potential proximity and forenames. But what is more intriguing is that a few years ago I acquired Parish Records for Ulster Province and a Samuel & Nancy Donaldson appear mentioned with Bready. My Donaldson Bready line is an odd clan in that they were located in the middle of other larger more documented Donaldson families. But I can't link them to any other clans. But any Donaldson family associated with Bready with the names William, Robert, Samuel, Joseph, James, Alexader etc, is worth me researching closely.
My 3rd G Grandfather was William Donaldson born 1784. He served in some form of military service that took him to India for 20 yrs apparently. Given his birth year of 1784, and the birth date of his 1st child in 1825, I would predict his service started around 1800. William Donaldson was the son of a John Donaldson & Mrs Baird (4th G Grandparents), most likely Catherine or Mary--dau of William Baird born 1715 & Margaret. John Donaldson had a brother or 1st cousin, Robert Donaldson, who also married a Baird girl. My 5th G Grandparents, John's parents, were John Donaldson and Miss Russell. My 5th G Grandfather was probably born around 1720. The William D & Catherine Scott family had all emigrated to Canada by 1849, except for their daughter Jane Donaldson who married local schoolmaster John Thompson. Members of the extended family remained behind in Ireland and Scotland.
My 3rd G Grandmother Catherine Scott was born 1798. the wife of William Donaldson born 1784. William & Catherine resided near their church, the 1st Donagheady Presbyterian Church, which is close to the Village of Bready-Donagheady Village area, Tyrone. I have evidence that points to Catherine being born in the Dungannon, Lower Dungannon area. Specifically the townland of Tullyblety which is located a few miles east of Aughnacloy. Catherine's father was an Alexander Scott, her mother an Osborn//Osborne. Most likely the Osborn family of Bovevagh, Derry close to Dungiven. The Huttons of Bovevagh later on in Canada would intermarry in the Donaldson family.
Does any of this seem familiar? Please message me, Looking forward to seeing if you see have any matching information. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130590200/catherine-donaldson