At last I have found a reference to Portavogie on this site My interest is also in the thompsons and associated martins, hatches I know martha thompson from the ards peninsular website married a marten way back in 1700's her burial records.
On the same page for a grave stone under John Martin I found two william hatches one married to eleanor (the older) and one married to agnes before 1800 Then william hatch born 1802 marries a jane martin in 1839 I think all documented in the this website.
It seems ironic that thompson and hatch are connected through the martins which I believe connect also to the palmers and clints.
Our family has been searing for a william hatch and a jane -we thought heenan but maybe not for 20 years. William hatch's son robert 1805 married a mary ann T(h)ompson born 1808 in newry co down as was robert
Many thousands of these hatch descendants in australia have been documented by my aunt marion warman in the book The hatch family in Australia william bt 1780 being the ancestor we know of It is on the bellsite website on the net also
I think we may be connected can you confirm or know of any connection we would be so relieved to know how it all fits together. I am a direct descendant my grandmother Florence Hatch lived till 106- Robert hatch 1805 was her great grandfather She having 10 children must say something about the lineage
Your research is admirable many thanks
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