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Beattie family-inishowen,Ireland

Beattie family-inishowen,Ireland

sean beattie (View posts)
Posted: 997624239000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Beatty, Allison
I am interested in contacting any Beattys who originated in the parishes of Moville and Cloncha (often called Bocan or Culdaff) in Co.Donegal, Ireland and who emigrated to America in the 1800s.
Also about an ancestor called Rebecca Allison who married a John or James Beattie and who had seven sons , each of whom was given a farm. She was born in the late 1700s and the farms can still be identified here in Inishowen.

Re: Beattie family-inishowen,Ireland

Posted: 1032242199000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1058213582000
Hi Sean,

I don't think this will be of much use to you, but you might be able to help me. I have JOHN BEATTIE born c. 1864 whose father may have been JOHN BEATTIE on the 1857 Griffith Valuation of Drumhaggart, Parish of Burt, Co. Donegal. Moville is an adjacent parish.

My grandmother (MARY ELIZABETH BEATTIE) was an orphan in 1901. She is said to have had nine brothers. I only know two names Thomas and William. Family lore suggests three of the brothers emigrated to the USA after WW1. I was hoping your family had some rellies from the old country turning up 100 years later in the same area. As you can see, I am real desperate. Other names associated with Beattie, WILEY, McNAUGHER, BELL and maybe ARMSTRONG.

The Beattie surname does not seem to be as prevalent in Co. Donegal as it is further north.

Good luck with your family.

MAGGIE
in Aotearoa (land of the long white cloud) otherwise New Zealand

Re: Beattie family-inishowen,Ireland

Posted: 1270347747000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Beattie
I am having great difficulty finding out about my ancestors. The little info I have is that three brothers James, Robert and Alexander came to Australia sometime around the 1870's 80's? and ended up in northern NSW Australia. They were originally from Bloody Forelands in Donegal. I cant find any records of them or of their immigration. Its weird I cant find out anything about them. The story of how they came to Australia has been passed down and I can only assume its correct but without any documents Im at a loss to know how to authenticate it or find out any more about my fathers side of the family. Any assistance would be greatly apprecitated...

Re: Beattie family-inishowen,Ireland

Posted: 1502186206000
Classification: Query
Hi, my Great Grandad Archie Beattie was born in Boston Mass. His family then returned to Moville where he remained in the area until he died a couple of months short of his 100 th birthday, unfortunately I can't find any details of him or the rest of the family in Moville. I do know he became the harbour master and he was a local boat builders where I believe the firm moved to Greencastle. Amongst his children there was Sarah the eldest, Willie I assume the eldest son, Walter the youngest son, there was also Dorothy, Nancy who remained in Londonderry. And a couple more at least. Sorry no dates at present.
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