ucantsayno , from Victoria, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2005. is researching the following names: CHRISP, HOULDEY, SHARP and 31 other(s).
August 19 1858
In the Second Presbyterian Church, Strabane, by the Rev. W.A. Russell, brother to the bride, Andrew Dunn Hemphill, Esq., Washington City, United States of America, to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr Alexander Russell, Burnside, Raphoe
My mother's maiden name is Russell. She was born at Braehead, Raphoe as was I. My uncle William Russell still farms the land there which has been in our family for many generations. My uncle John farms the neighbouring farm at Burnside, Raphoe and my grandmother still lives in Burnside Cottage. It is about 400 years old. The above information was found in the Donegal Genealogy Resources website.
Great to find you Hazel! I have been researching the Braehead Russells for several years with only limited success.My wife and I visited Braehead about four years ago and met your uncle William Russell who unfortunately could'nt tell us much about his ancestors.I can go back to about 1825 but the only info I have beyond that date is that an Alexander Russell arrived in Raphoe from Baltimore. As usual of course there are at least two Baltimores....one in the U.S. and one in Ireland and I have come to a dead end at that point. I would love to hear from you and perhaps we could help each other out. My great, great grandfather, Robert Russell, was born at Braehead, Raphoe, and was the son of William Russell and Anne McNair.
My Hemphill family are from Co Tyrone. They are The children Of James Hemphill and Mary Russell. Johnston Hemphill, one of the sons to come to Australia was my G Grandfather. I have been unable to trace the family in Ireland, but think they lived in Laght. That was the address on Roberts marriage documents.
All three families lived in Romsey - Lancefield district. Robert at Lancefield ,Johnston at Rochford,and James in Romsey.
There are still family living in the district today.
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