Friday, November 7, 2008

John Harshaw of Bangor

Marjorie and I were discussing our early ancestors--there's a John Harshaw of Bangor (not Maine, Ulster) recorded in the 1630's or so--and when they might have entered Ireland. Glancing at the entry for the Ulster Plantation corrected some of my misimpressions, and suggested John might have been part of the Hamilton settlement.

Googling brings us to this interesting website on Hamilton/Montgomery. The website even includes a map with "Bangor" at the top (on the Belfast Lough). Unfortunately, the website apparently was put up in connection with the 400th anniversary of the settlement (in 1606) and hasn't been added to since.


ÉÓG1916 said...

I met Marjorie in the Unitarian Graveyard, High Street, Newry yesterday. whilst I was visiting the grave of the Irish patriot John Mitchel (3 Nov. 1815-20 March, 1875), it was a great pleasure making her acquaintance. What a nice lady, it 'made my day' talking to her, I only wished that I had invited her home to meet my wife and family...maybe I will get this chance in 2012?

I wish Marjorie a safe journey home to the States and also wish all her family well.

Slán agus beannacht (Goodbye and blessing)
Éamonn Ó Gribín
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Bill Harshaw said...

She's likely to visit sooner than 2012; she seems to go at least once, maybe twice, a year.