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I researched the Davis family back to William Davis and Catherine Armstrong of Rathbarron whose son James married Ann Livingstone in 1827. has anyone any other information please of birth dates etc of William and Catherine and even further back.

 Thanks Ken Davis


Tuesday 20th Nov 2018, 10:01PM

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  • Ken:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    You did not mention the religious denomination of the family but RC baptismal records for Killoran parish start in 1878. Church of Ireland baptismal records for Killoran parish start around 1882.

    I checked the subscription site Roots Ireland and did not see the 1827 marriage.

    Do you have the 1827 marriage record?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 21st Nov 2018, 12:16AM
  • No , Roger , also the family were Presbyterians I believe. They were probably descended from the early settlers from Scotland.

       Will try to remember the source of the 1827 marriage record.Thanks for your input. Ken



    Wednesday 21st Nov 2018, 09:36PM
  • kennyd,

    I am not sure what the nearest Presbyterian church would be to Killoran. However the Presbyterian Historical Society have records of nearly all Presbyterian churches in Ireland. You might want to e-mail them to see what churches are in the area, and what records exist. They may have a copy. (In my experience, they are unlikely to be on-line anywhere).

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 22nd Nov 2018, 01:51PM
  • Back on the hunt again...I think my davis family are descended from Cromwells English soldiers?/63,000 acres of land were handed over to Cromwells soldiers

            How do i go about tracing this possibility...


       ken davis


    Monday 3rd Apr 2023, 09:10PM
  • Ken,

    This item confirms that over 63,000 acres were given to a group of soldiers by Cromwell in 1655.  They were evidently the chief landlords. They will have sublet and perhaps your Davis family were such tenants. Not sure there will be any records of them though.

    The overall details appear in the Down survey:

    Website here:

    (I searched for Davis in Sligo but did not find any matches).

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 4th Apr 2023, 10:33AM

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