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William McCrae was born ~1792 and married (~1818, Drumholm,Donegal) Jane Elliott.  This family moved to Queens, New Brunswick, Canada around 1821 along with their first born, Susannah, born in Donegal, 1819.  The problem is locating the marriage certificate as well as locating the parents of Jane Elliott.  I also have a record that Jane Elliott married Thomas Pearson In Clogher in 1806.  The Jane Elliott I am concerned with is the Daughter of William Elliott( 1759-1809) & Margaret Love, 1761-1840.  Their family  were in Drumholm, Townland Ballintra and Carrick West.  Any assistance in locating documentation will be appreciated.

Orion Clark

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  • Hello Orion

     

    I believe that this William McCrea and Jane Elliott (daughter of William and Margaret) are a different couple than the William and Jane who travelled to New Brunswick with Susannah.  It is possible that the William and Jane from Drumholm settled in Quebec.  The other William was living in Ardara/Killybegs before settling in Queen's County, New Brunswick.

    J Murray

    joan.murray

    Saturday 1st June 2019, 01:54AM
  • Hello Joan,

      Please provide more details regarding your expressed opinion re William McCrea and Jane Elliott.  What evidence exists that they settled in Quebec?

    Thanks,

          Orion Clark

    oclark

    Sunday 2nd June 2019, 11:53AM
  • Hello Orion

     

    When I began researching my Mc Crea family several years ago, I came across the William and Jane that you are tracing but eventually decided that they were not the correct ones for me.  At that time, I found information on Family Search but don't seem to be able to access that now.  I also had found a William McCrea/Jane Elliott who had settled in Quebec.  I don't seem to be able to find the same source but did find this which may be of some interest   http://www.bytown.net/equity67.htm  It is only a lead...no evidence.

     

    I do have proof that my William and Jane had been residing in Killbegs/Ardara for some years before leaving for Canada and they are the family who settled in Queens County.

    - Joan

    joan.murray

    Monday 3rd June 2019, 03:05PM
  • Hi Orion

    I'm looking for any information you might have on Margaret Love. The Margaret Love I'm looking for also died in 1840 (May) and was buried in Drumholm Parish but, we believe her maiden name was Crawford though. They are more they likely two different people but, it just seem strange to see two Margaret Loves dying in 1840 and being buried in Drumholm.

     

    Thanks

    Don Love

    DonLove

    Tuesday 24th December 2019, 09:05AM
  • My Margaret Love was born on Mar 29, 1761, Kirkoswald, Ayrshire Scotland and died on May 3, 1840,Drumholm, Donegal.  She was the daughter of William Love, Dec 16, 1733, Kirkoswald-FEb 11, 1782 who married on Dec 4, 1755 Margaret Niven,Dec 5, 1737-Jan 2, 1770.  Margaret Love married -Jul 25, 1784,Drumholm William Elliott, 1759 Lisminton,donegal-Ma6 16, 1809.  They had 9 children .I have information on 7 of the 9 children.

           Orion Clark, Ottawa,Ontario

    oclark

    Tuesday 24th December 2019, 03:06PM
  • Thanks for spending me the information on Margaret Love. They are definitely two different people but, someplace along the line both Margaret Loves managed to get the same death dates (May 3rd 1840). The information I was looking at was in familysearch.org and was entered in 2012. 

    I'll try and do a little more research and if I should come accross anything I'll let you know.

     

    Don

     

     

     

    DonLove

    Sunday 29th December 2019, 10:18PM
  • The death date for the Margaret Love that I have referred to came from the Drumholm Graveyard Handbook.  There are six Margaret Loves recorded in this document.

       Orion Clark

    oclark

    Monday 30th December 2019, 05:39PM
  • Wow, where can I view the Drumholm Graveyard Handbook or purchase one? I'm looking for other family members I believe are buried in this area.

     

    Thanks again.

    DonLove

    Thursday 2nd January 2020, 11:05PM
  • The Drumholm Graveyard Handbook was acquired from Sylvia Arkinson at Graveyard Publications, Cottage 5, Murvagh House, Murvagh, County Donegal.  A post on the Ancestry Message Board, July 22, 2017 states this publication is out of print and the address of Graveyard Publications is 4 Ventnor Park, Lisburn BT 274x.  I cannot confirm this post.

     Orion Clark

    oclark

    Friday 3rd January 2020, 09:24PM
  • From what I have read on line I believe that publication is out of print but, I guess it can't hurt to try and contact Sylvia Arkinson and inquire. I'll let you know what I find out.

     

    Thanks again

    DonLove

    Monday 13th January 2020, 04:06AM
  • Hello Orion Clark

    Just wanted to let you know that I recently came across a William and Jane McCrea on the 1861 census for Pontiac, Qc. William would have been born abt 1796 and Jane abt 1800...and both born in Ireland. Their children are listed but no other information.

    - Joan

    joan.murray

    Wednesday 25th March 2020, 01:46PM
  • Joan,

    The William McCrea and Jane Elliot who moved to Queens County, NB, Canada are my ancestors.  What record do you have that they were in the Killybegs area before emigrated?

     

    Thanks so much,

    J. Trent Boyd

    son of

    Garnet Bruce Boyd

    son of

    Everett James Boyd

    son of

    Edwin M. Boyd

    son of

    James Boyd

    son of

    Susannah McCrea wife of Hugh Boyd (assumed to be born on Carrickfinn Island http://carrickfinboyds.com/ )

    daughter of

    William McCrea and Jane Elliot

     

    Trent

    Friday 18th December 2020, 04:50PM
  • Unfortunately, I do not have evidence to support that they were living in the Killybeg area before emigrating to Canada.  The real problem is not being able to identify from records the parents of individuals.  ie parents of Jane Elliott; Where did you find the record of William McCrae and Jane in Pontiac, QC?

    oclark

    Friday 18th December 2020, 05:41PM
  • Hello Trent

    A few years ago, I was able to spend several hours in the Archives in Fredericton and attached to a land petition for William there was a document that he had carried with him when he left Ireland.  In that document, which is rather like a character reference, it mentions that William was 'born and ?wed in our neighbourhood....Ardara and Killybeggs'.  Although I am a descendant of his half brother, Hugh,it was a thrill to find this information as it is the only link I have been able to make with the Mccrea family in Ireland.  We have been in touch previously, possibly with regard to the Boyd family.

    - Joan

    joan.murray

    Friday 18th December 2020, 08:26PM

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