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Lairds/Funstons of Ballyshannon, Ireland...Ties to the UK, most came to the US
Posted by: Bonnie Richardson (ID *****5659) Date: April 29, 2011 at 02:14:11
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I am looking for my family members...Many came to the US, some stayed behind. All came from Ballyshannon Ireland although Lizzie's mother in law came from England I believe. Born in 1862, I believe her name was Mary Bragg. However, Wade keeps coming into play as well so I'm not entirely sure. My grandmother Lizzie (Elizabeth) is one of the siblings who came and resided in Boston. Some went to PA and some to NJ and NY. Any help at all would be appreciated. The following is their information I have thus far:

Residents of a house 18 in Main (Ballyshannon Urban, Donegal)

Laird

Alexander

40

Male

Head of Family

Episcopial Church





Laird

Eliza A

36

Female

Wife

Episcopial Church




Laird

William

14

Male

Son

Episcopial Church




Laird

Lizzie

13

Female

Daughter

Episcopial Church




Laird

George

11

Male

Son

Episcopial Church




Laird

Minnie

10

Female

Daughter

Episcopial Church





Laird

Alexander

8

Male

Son

Episcopial Church






Laird

John

7

Male

Son

Episcopial Church





Laird

Christopher

6

Male

Son

Episcopial Church







Laird

Margret G

2

Female

Daughter

Episcopial Church







Laird

Albert Edward


Male

Son

Episcopial Church




I believe Eliza's maiden name is Funston. Christopher and John died in WWI, there is a plaque at St. Anne's Church in Ballyshannon in their remberance.

Any information at all would be appreciated. This information is from the 1901 Census of Ireland. I was able to track down Ellis Island records as well. Now I am trying to find any living Lairds both here and abroad, to make contact with. I'm going to Ballyshannon next month, I hope to find something by then! Thanks to all and no amount of information is too small, I would love to go back as far as possible if anyone can help with that :)


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