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Posted by: Sarah (ID *****3171) Date: April 30, 2008 at 11:09:26
In Reply to: Re: THOMAS & SIDNEY CLUFF / CLOUGH OF NB & MAINE by David Rogers of 188


Thanks for your message. I'm sure that our respective Cluff families must be related in some way, but I think 'my' Cluffs were based around Derrylea a few miles away from Ballyreagh (the church records I have are also from Kilskeery Church of Ireland, rather than Derryvullan North, in Irvinestown), so the relationship may unfortunately be distant!

I don't know if you've come across the Freeholder records on the Public Records Office of NI website (, but there are two records dating to the 1730-40s for Cluffs of Ballyreagh. A Clemmy Cluff of Ballyreagh is also recorded in the 1901 census (, so it looks as though the Ballyreagh Cluffs were long established in the area, both before and after Thomas and Sidney emigrated.

If I get any further back with my research and can hazard a guess at a connection between the Ballyreagh and Derrylea Cluffs, I'll be sure to let you know!

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