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Irish Family History Show 179
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:

1)   Family of the Day: Horan
2)   Irish Book of the Month:  Names in the Land Records
3)   Searching For: McKenna, Berk, Kelly….
4)   Curious News: Aran Islands go Orange.
5)   Video of the Month: Irelands cleanest town.
6)   Curious Note: Irish safari stalks what animal ?
7)   Renata singing excerpt and Buchanan family pages

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Notes from Mike:                 2:00
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The Magnificent Seven:        9:30
Irish Name of the Day:       11:30
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Curious News and Notes:   18:30

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1) A note on Buchanan from Bill Buchanan.
Family Website
I have enjoyed your “Irish Roots Cafe” podcast from the beginning. You
really have the personality to make it entertaining as well as informative.
You asked us if we have websites on Irish families in America. I have one
on my Buchanan family that contains genealogy, old stories, some photos,
and free e-books about the family.

The Famine: Tyrone to Canada
In 1847 during the peak of the great famine, Andrew and Jane Buchanan
and their 8 (mostly grown) children left Binnawooda townland in Tyrone
for Canada.

Ship Sinks, Grosse Isle Full
The ship nearly sank in a storm and had to return for repairs.
On the second attempt, they reached Canada but like so many ships, a
plague of “immigrant fever” had broken out onboard.

Quarantine
The official quarantine station on Grosse Isle, Quebec was already
overwhelmed, so they were quarantined onboard for 3 weeks at
Kingston, where Andrew and an infant granddaughter died. The family
settled in the unsurveyed wilderness that later became Elma Township,
Perth County, Ontario, where it grew and prospered. From there it spread
out to Manitoba and Washington State, and far beyond.

Clan DNA
A YDNA study found that we were of “a typical chiefly line of Clan
Buchanan”. These chiefs traced their ancestry back to Annselan
O’ Cahan son of King Dermond O’ Cahan, who reigned in Ulster
province, and was a descendant of the ancient kings of Ireland.

O’Cahan it is
(The O’Cahans ruled the kingdom of Coleraine, now in County Derry.)
Anselan landed in Argyll, Scotland in 1016 with some followers and
helped Scottish King Malcolm II to repel Danish invaders, and was
granted the Buchanan lands in Lennox, from which his descendants
took their name.

So my Buchanans were of ancient Irish descent as well as more
modern Irish descent.

Do you have any suggestions for researching my family at their earliest
known Irish “address”, Learmore Townland (2 miles west of Castlederg),
County Tyrone, in the 1810s?

website: http://billbuchanan.byethost17.com
blog: http://billbuchanan.blogspot.com
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Book of the Month:

1)  Names in the Land Grants, (hardbound, gold stamped book)
http://www.irishroots.com/id4446.htm
This book is also a part of the ‘Conquest of Ireland’ series.
The information is divided into these sections:

Land Grants for the English (Undertakers), complete with names.
Land Grants for the Scottish (Undertakers), complete with names
Land Grants for the Servitors, complete with names
Land Grants to the Native Irish, complete with names

The names of specific persons and specific locations in the land grants is
of immense interest to family researchers. The wealth of information in
the footnotes brings daily history to life for us all. The land grants are of
differing lengths, and one short example in Co. Tyrone follows:

1) “Grant to Neale OQuin, gent., Ballineloughy, one balliboe, containing 60
acres. Rent, 13 s.”

2) Name Changes
We also find many notations on family names and the spelling of the
same. Take the name Smelhome on the land record, which this book
also tells us is found as Smailholme in Scotland, and as Smethorne in
an inquisition in 1629. Take the name of ‘Cooke’, which was an alias of
‘Gray’ for one settler; and the name Calefield which was also spelled as
Caulfield. Very helpful information if you are trying to trace someone in
the family.

3) We are not left with only the dry ‘census’ type information here.
Take the example of Sir Richard Waldron, who is given with lands in
the Precinct of Loughtee, in County Cavan. Below the listings of his lands
we find footnotes telling us that Richard was the son of John Waldron,
that he became a knight, that there is record of a petition from him in
1610, and that his son, Thomas Waldron came to live on the land there
as well. This type of commentary is often given on families found in the
records.

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Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and  ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1)  Jennifer Berk of Forest Park, IL, your County Roscommon
genealogy and family history book has shipped !

2)   Christine Babcock of Ray Township, MI, your Irish Families
great & small has shipped !

3) Susan Gilbert of Crowheart, WY your membership and your
Irish Song book has shipped !  re: Paternal side 1400 Moor slave
and male from Italy that had been Ireland/Scotland/Wales
before.

4) Welcome LeAnn Sampson as a new full member from Colorado
Springs, CO.
re: I believe my gr grandfather Michael McKenna, left Ireland in
1860, and traveled with his parents Patrick and Ann, and his
siblings Patrick and Bridget. Looking for birth place in Ireland.

5)  Eugene Horan of Florence, AZ, welcome as a new member,
who is working on a historical novel on his family from Mayo,
New York and more…..

6)  Phillip Kelly of Geelong, Victoria, Australia your County
Tipperary, Ireland genealogy and family history notes shipped !

7)  Jean Pouliot of Quebec, Canada, your County Sligo book has
shipped !

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Irish Family Name of the Day:

Horan

Todays family history in honor of member:
Eugene Horan (as above)

Related Spellings of the Name
O’Horan, Horane, Haran, Haren, Harhan, Haughran, Horin, Horn, etc..

Varient Spelling Groups:   #914, #2387
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names
http://www.irishroots.com/id4918.htm

History of the Name Horan:

Families of the name of Horan, etc.. may spring from one of
several origins in Ireland.
Keatings History finds O’Horan, a clan of the Ui Mani, in Galway.
They were centered in the Galway/Mayo areas, and remain near
there to this day.  This is likely the origin of our members Horan
family, don’t you think ?
The family name is also found in the 1659 census of Ireland
centered in Kildare, and also spelled as Horane elsewhere.
Our Birth Index of Ireland also shows 63 births of the name in the
19th century…(continued in the Book of Irish Families, great & small)

copyright 2010, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small
http://www.irishroots.com/id4098.htm

Irish Family Coats of Arms From the Irish Book of Arms
A Brief search in that work shows:
http://www.irishroots.com/id4861.htm

1) In the Irish Book of Arms, after the coming of the Free State section 1,
with three lions ‘Rampant’, I believe the expression is….. don’t mess with
those fellows, eh ?…
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Coming Up Later in this episode:
New Irish safaris launched…. in Ireland
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The Free Master online index at www.Irishroots.com shows:
Listings for the name several times, here are a few examples:

1) C. O’Horan in County Galway, Ireland genealogy & family history
2) O’Horan in the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters (Multiple)
3) Horan in the ‘Tribes and Customs of the Hy Many’
4) O’Horan in ‘Co. Mayo, Ireland genealogy and family history notes.’
5) Horane in the 1659 census of Ireland surname extract.
6) Horan in Kings County and Queens Co. Ireland, genealogy…
7) Horan in King James Irish Army List

You can use this free index to search for your family name:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/21/45/
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Around the World, in Irish Ways.
The Web Page and Video of the Month.

1)   Flute Solo by noted Irish musician Peter Horan (video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu4DciCeff4&playnext=1&list=PL7B18E2F4C4C0465C&index=34

2)   Achill island westport mayo ireland (video), set to music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgCSQ0T13f8

3)  Squirrel Attack, to the tin whistle and fiddle, and fake Irish accent.
( How can 2 million people have watched this one ? !)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKGIERwNIA4

4) A spin around Cavan Town. (see award below)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwUkSI03KjM

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Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  Kennedy Archives go online, including 1200 phone calls while
JFK was in the white house.
http://www.theirishworld.com/article.asp?SubSection_Id=2&Article_Id=17252

2)  Bright orange electric Cars for Aran Islands part of trial run for
eight households.
http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/01News/Home.html

3)  Ireland ranks 7th in economic freedom, US ranks 9, Canada 6,
Australia 3, and Hong Kong #1 !!!   Wake up America says I…
http://www.thejournal.ie/ireland-ranked-seventh-in-world-economic-freedom-rankings-2011-01/

4)  Early Irish who came to U.S. were amazing savers, based upon
the records of the Emigrant Savings Bank in New York, founded in
the 1850’s.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0110/1224287156278.html

5) The cleanest towns in Ireland ?  Carlow tops the list, followed by Trim, Co. Meath; Longford; Wexford; and Drogheda…. Cork and Dublin worst…..?
http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/carlow-tops-national-litter-league-table-for-cleanliness-141749.html

6) Red Squirrels hunted in the Glens of Antrim…. it’s called the red squirrel
safari… well, I could have a squirrel safari in my yard, no problem….
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12151731

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From the Irish Roots Cafe Broadcast Network.
The Plantation of Ireland, Video Short. #8. Advance Shownotes.
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Filmed live at the Irish Roots Festival workshops this year.
Todays Video Topic:

Time: 1:52
The Plantation of Ireland and the Wild Geese
Genealogy and Historical Record
http://www.irishroots.com/id4055.htm

All Lands Lost
Quoting the text we find that:
“With only two, or perhaps three exceptions, every native landlord, and
every native tenant within the bounds of the six counties was dispossessed
and displaced; and although a few of both classes were afterwards
permitted to share slightly in the great land-spoil, it was only in some other
and less attractive localities than their own”.
Indeed many would eventually come to the shores of North America and
other foreign lands as a result of this loss.
Of the main families the records show that the Maguires (or McGuires) who
occupied Fermanagh; The O’Hanlons who occupied ONealan and Orior; The
Macanas or the McCanns of Clann Breasail (Clanbrazill); and the
MacMahons of Monaghan; the ORiellys, the O’Cahans and others, had a long
and distinguished history. How had several families in the area ‘disappeared’
by the 19th century ? ”

Transfer of Land in Ireland

We focus today on the settlement of people mainly from England
and Scotland, and the old Irish families who lost the land. Under the
authority of the British Crown, it was a time of massive upheaval.
Untold numbers of Irish were forced from family lands. and the arrival
of new people who acquired the lands created a period of great unrest.
The time of this trouble is on and around the year 1609, and it is
referred to as ‘ The Plantation of Ulster.’   ( The new settlers were then,
‘planted’ in Ireland.)

Rare Manuscripts and State Papers

The best source to inform serious researchers on this period that
we have available is “The Conquest of Ireland: An Historical Account of
the Plantation in Ireland”.  It is a rare work documenting the settlement,
right down to the names of the old and new landholders.
The author introduces his work as follows “The contents of this
volume (vol. 1), may be described.. as a compilation from State Papers
relating to the Plantation of Ulster… the Calendars  of the Carew Manuscripts,
and of other important collections of Irish State Papers”. Before the Carew
Manuscripts little was known of the seven year struggle (1595 – 1602). For a
time before 1588 English rule was actually rather mysteriously popular, and
Shane O’Neill was finally defeated in 1567 by the O’Donnells rather than the government.”

Wild Geese

This period of time in Ireland created many ‘Wild Geese”.  Those fleeing
Ireland for a time, perhaps vowing to return in triumph one day.
This included the Irish nobility such as O’Neill and O’Donnell, as well as
many who joined the armed forces of other countries as a result of exile
from Ireland.  The term ‘wild geese’ has been used for several similar periods in Irish history.

Sources
The plantation records around these events were of such value and
variety, that Hill prepared a history based upon and including these
manuscripts. The records were taken from the Patent Rolls of the
Period, the Inquisitions of Ulster, The Barony Maps of 1609, and other
original sources. The publication of this history and those documents
is of inestimable value to us today. A review of these volumes follows:
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The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans
Volume 1 shows Ireland and her families as they were before the fall,
and as the plantation began. Volumes II, III & IV give more specific
details, right down to Pynnars record of each plot of land after the
upheaval. This is a rare record of the transfer of land to new owners
in Ireland. The 19th century historical footnotes are a history unto
themselves. The new surname index added to each volume is very
helpful for family research.

Specific list of jurors and list of those with lands are also given, such as:
“6th July, 1609.. applications are made by: James Carmichaell, of Pottieshaw,
in name of David Carmichaell his son, with Mr. John Ross, burgess of
Glasgow, as cautioner, 1,000 acres”.
“George Murray, of Bruchtoun,with Alexander Dumbar, of Egirnes…2,000 acres”.
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Volume 2 - Names in the Land Grants.
Itemized land grants to English, Scots, and Irish. Identity of the specific
persons, location of lands, with historical commentary.
The Land Grants in this work are taken from the Patent Rolls of the reign
of James I and from the printed Ulster Inquisitions. The book is most
importantly arranged with the following sections:

Land Grants for the English (Undertakers), complete with names.
Land Grants for the Scottish (Undertakers), complete with names
Land Grants for the Servitors, complete with names
Land Grants to the Native Irish, complete with names

One short example of a land grant in Co. Tyrone follows:
Grant to Neale OQuin, gent, Ballineloughy, one balliboe, containing 60 acres
Rent 13 s

Family Information
We are not left with only the dry ‘census’ type information here. Take the
example of Sir Richard Waldron, who is given with lands in the Precinct of
Loughtee, in County Cavan. Below the listings of his lands we find footnotes
telling us that Richard was the son of John Waldron, that he became a
knight, that there is record of a petition from him in 1610, and that his son,
Thomas Waldron came to live on the land there as well. This type of
commentary is often given on families found in the records.

Name Changes Documented
We also find many notations on family names and the spelling
of the same. Take the name Smelhome on the land record, which this book
also tells us is found as Smailholme in Scotland, and as Smethorne in an
inquisition in 1629. Take the name of ‘Cooke’, which was an alias of ‘Gray’ for one settler; and the name Calefield which was also spelled as Caulfield. Very helpful information if you are trying to trace someone in the family.
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Volume 3 – Londonderry Lands and Families.
Londoners Settle in Ireland
This volume tells the story of the Londoners coming to settle in Ireland.
The settlement included the lands of: Loughinsholin, which had previously
belonged to Tyrone; the old county of Coleraine which had belonged to
OCahane; a small portion of the county of Donegal, including the island on
which the city of Derry stood; and a small portion of County Antrim
adjoining Coleraine. These were handed over to twelve London companies
for plantation … and united to form the the present county of Londonderry
(Derry).

Fall of Local Irish Families
The chief early Irish septs of this area were the OCahanes (Cahan or Kane), the OMullanes (Mullens or Mullins), the Magilliganes (Gilligan), and the McCloskies (McClusky).(See book index for full listings).
The background of the various Irish septs are given with notes on their status at that time. Important notes on persons and names are also given. For example, O’Cahan is found ridiculously translated as ‘Quyvally’; the story of how John O’Reilly became the ‘Queens’ O’Reilly; Mr. Canning we are told, had a wife named Anne who was the daughter of Gilbert Walker, of Walford, in Worcester, and they had three sons, and so on…

Here we also find footnotes to the text, telling us that Tristam Beresford was one of seven sons of Michael Beresford and Rose Knevitt, from the parish of Westram in the County of Kent. The footnotes go beyond these kinds of notes, into everyday life and customs of the day.
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Volume 4 – A Special Census of Ireland; Pynnars Survey.
Pynnars Survey was to provide a report on each owner of land and its status in Counties Armagh, Tyrone, Donegal, Cavan, Fermanagh;……
Pynnars Survey gives us the real names of landholders, and the location/ condition of their property in Ireland. This includes Counties Armagh, Tyrone, Donegal, Cavan, and Fermanagh with notes on Londonderry. It was originally compiled as a result of the 17th century plantation of Ireland (1609+). A landholders census record, it set about to give us the results of the ‘planting’ of families from outside Ireland onto Irish lands. Here, Pynnar gives us the name and condition of Undertakers, servitors, and principal natives on these Ulster lands. The footnotes by Hill are of particular note, at times bringing updates into the 19th century.

A sample from a small entry:

Sir Alexander Hamilton(55) the first patentee. Jane Hamilton (56), late wife to Claude Hamilton, deceased, hath 2,000 acres, called Carrotobber and Clonkine. Upon this Proportion there is a strong castle, and a Bawne of Lime and Stone thouroughly finished with her family living there (….and in the over 1/2 page of footnotes on this family are given other inhabitants in 1629, namely George Griffin, Francis Cofyn, Stephen Hunt, and Richard Lighterfoot, all of whom had been granted deeds.)
As throughout this whole series, there are many notes on family names, locations and backgrounds. Of the name of John Whisher, Hill gives that it is ‘now’ written as Wishart, and that Carew writes it as Wyhard, and that he had returned to Scotland and returned and suffered many misfortunes. We also find lists of tenants who were not landowners in addition to the ‘census’ type material.
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Summary
I thought this an important work for anyone interested in Irish

Genealogy or History. As a result we published this work as a hardbound 4 volume set.  It is much more than a listing of names, it is a specific look at the history of the day, which continues to affect the Irish into modern times.  For a more detailed look, complete with a photograph of the completed set, visit my web page at:
http://www.irishroots.com/id4055.htm
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