|Posted By:||Dewaine Alcorn|
|Subject:||Re: Origin of Alcorn name..Aussie|
|Post Date:||January 09, 2008 at 11:32:07|
|Forum:||Alcorn Family Genealogy Forum|
I have a picture of myself standing over the gravestone of John Alcorn, born 5 May 1610 in Kelso Parish Scotland, and died in Loughmuck Townland, Drumragh Parish, Co. Tyrone 8 Feb 1710, age 100. The names for the three brothers listed may be right but I know that John was the first Alcorn in Tyone and his line continues to this day in a huge manor about 3 Km SW of Omagh, Co Tyrone and his grave is the oldest in the Drumragh Parish Graveyard. His grave is about 5 yards to the left of what used to be the front corner of the Drumragh Church. Its walls stand without a roof. I could send a picture of the grave and the manor if you would like. I was there in 1998 and 2001.
I found John's christening date in Scotland Records: 6 May 1610, Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland. John "Auldchorne's" father was Jhone Auldcorne, b. abt 1575 in same place. His mother was Alison Somerwell, b. abt 1579 in Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland. The records had many spellings of Alcorn (Alchorn, Alchorne, Aldchorn, Aldcorn, Aldichorn, Aldychorn, Alkorn and many more) because the record keepers spelled names they way they heard them.