Place of migration
Stayed in Ireland

Wybrant Olphert and Thomas Olphert were both among the principal landowners in the parish of Raymunterdoney, barony of Kilmacrenan, County Donegal, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. In the 1870s, Wybrant Olphert was recorded as the owner of over 18,000 acres in County Donegal. Local sources suggest the estate was eventually sold by the Land Commission in the 1920s. Burke traces the ancestry of this family to Wibrant Olpherts, said to have been in the employ of Charles I in the seventeenth century.

My ancestors, Antony O'Donnell and his wife Anne of Co. Donegal rented land from Wybrant Olphert.

They rented 7 acres in a village or townland called Magheraroarty from the landowner named Wybrant Olphert, and 2 ½ acres for his house. The tenants used an area of land below their rented properties to graze their animals. The village was in the Tullaghobegley Parish of Donegal.

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Additional Information
Date of Birth 27th Mar 1811 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 21st Dec 1892 VIEW SOURCE

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