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Re: McConaghey Family who came from ireland
Posted by: John MacConaghy Date: January 13, 2002 at 20:57:18
In Reply to: Re: McConaghey Family who came from ireland by Richard McConaghey of 437

So the fact of matter, is that we're celtic flotsam and jetsam of varied pedigree, who can't spell.
Seriously, your notes are very informative.
One thing I can add is a tale I remember reading in an old McConnaughey Society of America bulletin from work by Sammuel Chalmers McConaha, one of the founders of that group. In the 1930s he made contact with several McConaghys around Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, from where a bunch of Americans' ancestors hale. He was told that the McConaghys in Antrim descend from the sept on the Isle of Bute, which in turn were a part of the Clan Robertson given lands there by the Stewart family. I have recently learned that a branch of the Stewart family were the heriditary "Dukes of Rothesay" on the Isle of Bute in the 1600s. The Mormon church data base lists numerous "McConihys" on the Isle of Bute in the 1600s and early 1700s, but none (with any sppeling) after that time.
Regards, John MacConaghy


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