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Mary Lee Becker
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« on: August 23, 2008, 05:07:23 PM »

   Lena McVea has sent me a link to a very educational and well produced web site on "Hamilton and Montgomery: the Settlement of 1606":
Do check it out. The information is crucial to understanding the history of the Ards Peninsula.
Later, there will be a quiz. (Just kidding!)
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 10:33:04 AM »

Great site!!  I read the 1606 story and noticed 5 things that excited
1. Dobbin, one of my Stratton ancestor names, was the jailor
2.  Covenanter and Donegal were mentioned in the same sentence, and my
Stratton ancestor was John Shields from Donegal, a Covenanter.
3. Newtownards, HQ for Montgomery is where I found a Stratton
colony 1846 with a James Stratton--possible ancestor.
4. The Scotland branch of Strattons was HQ near where Montmomery was
from in Scotland.
5. Blair is also there--another of my Stratton ancestor names.

Too bad for me there is a 200-year gap to fill, during which time all
 my Stratton ancestors could have arrived from anywhere and at any time
 before 1822, the only firm birth date I have in Ulster!  Anne jds
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 11:29:18 PM »

A great website and very helpful.  I too recognized many names that pop up in my family 200 years later!

Sandra Kelly Sawatzky


Researching Kelly & Coulter family in County Down

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