Hey, is there anybody researching these McDuffees / McAfees in Dunluce and Billy in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland? the two John McDuffees, Matthew, Archibald, Enaple?
I believe that one of the John McDuffees buried below is the father of my great great great grandfather William W. (McDuffee) McAfee Sr. And I believe that Matthew McDuffee who married a Rankin is probably related too since Mathew is a first name in my ancestors line and my ggg grandfather sold his farm to Hugh Rankin in 1838.
Trying to connect the dots but I don't have enough information. Anyone out there know anything about these McDuffees?
My John McDuffee came with a William McQuigg probably from Islay, Scotland to Bushmills/Islandcarragh area of Co. Antrim. My William lived at Ballymagarry in Dunluce Parish in Co. Antrim. Later emigrated to Wayne Co. Ohio, USA in June of 1838.
Burials at Dunluce Graveyard, Co. Antrim part_1
In memory of the late Matthew McDuffee of Park who departed this life
the 26th of April 1823 aged 63
Sarah Rankin who died 17th Decr 1873 aged 85 years
James Rankin who died 1st August 1893 aged 78 years
McDUFFEE very worn
Here lieth the body of John (?) McDuffee late of Boneyclagh (?) who
departed this life April y 18 (?) 1800 (?) aged ?. Also his ? mother?
of? who departed?
Here lys the body of Archibald McDuffee
Who died Decr 26 1738 aged 80 years
Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth McDuffee of Bushmills who died the
22nd Jany 1822 aged 13 years. Also her sister Margaret who died the 28th
July 1827 aged 23 years and their father John McDuffee died 3rd Febry
1833 aged 74 years.
McDUFFEE ? half buried
? lieth body of ? fie ?
departed this life the
3rd day of March 1716
aged 57 years
Gravestone Inscriptions at the old burying ground beside Billy Parish Church in North Antrim
North East sector - corner within boundary walls
NE 14 view image
Erected by ROBERT McAFEE, DRUMNAGESSON to the memory of his son ALEXANDER who died 19th NOVEMBER 1877 aged 25 years. ROBERT McAFEE who died 25th August 1883 aged 70 years also his son ROBERT who died 16th Novr 1883 aged 28 years.
NE 15a view image
To the memory of MARGRET the beloved wife of JAMES McAFEE, DRUMNAGESSON who died 7th May 1859 aged 30 (50?) years
NE 15b view image On reverse side of 15a
Here lieth the body of ENAPLE McDUFFEE who departed this life the 27th day of November 1783 aged 58 years
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