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Re: NICHOLAS HUMES OF MA SSACHUSETTS 1690-1762
Posted by: Tim Humes (ID *****4218) Date: July 24, 2004 at 20:26:55
In Reply to: Re: NICHOLAS HUMES OF MA SSACHUSETTS 1690-1762 by Charles W. Humes of 417

Dear Charles. Thanks for the info on Wesley W. Hayman. I always wondered where the "Wesley" had originated. You might recall, that my Humes ancestors spoke of being "Scotch-Irish." No one spoke of being Scottish. I presumed we had a lead when Nicholas' father allegedly came from Fermanagh County and that Nicholas was born there and not in Scotland (?!). Our brief records' search in the Ulster-American Folk Park archives turned up nothing. They told us that most of the Protestant records (and many Catholic) had been destroyed in an archive fire in Belfast before the records were moved to Dublin (however a records search is still possible in Belfast). Perhaps it was just timing (our first Hume associated castle), or wishful thinking, but walking into Tully Castle felt very familiar. It was easy to imagine that our ancestors walked those small rooms. We also visited Monea Castle where the Hume family took refuge after the 1641 uprising. We tried to find the site of Castle Hume (which is now a golf course) but of the few people we spoke with, none could tell us of its location. Cindy and I continue to review all the Robert Hume and Humes associated with N. Ireland who might have fathered Nicholas. Thanks again for the information. Tim Humes


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