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I am searching for help in finding where my ancestor John McCoy/McCay originated from in Ireland

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I have traced my McCoy family tree back to John McCoy/McCay, who lived in Maryland up until 1783. I have a copy of his will and his wife's will. I think John came from Ulster, Ireland and believe he is and Ulster(Scotch Irish). I would appreciate help if you can.

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on 2010-09-11 15:03:52

Luckycharm65 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Sep 2010. is researching the following names: BROOKS, MCCOY.

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by realmccoy on 2013-09-12 08:08:01

A lot of Mccoy,s are to be found in Ireland.John is a very popular name within the family of Mccoy,s.I am a Mccoy who lives in Ireland,have researched for my family tree in my own County and have found a John in nearly every Generation.Just trying to give you a sense of how big your search could be.

by realmccoy on 2013-09-12 08:09:29

A lot of Mccoy,s are to be found in Ireland.John is a very popular name within the family of Mccoy,s.I am a Mccoy who lives in Ireland,have researched for my family tree in my own County and have found a John in nearly every Generation.Just trying to give you a sense of how big your search could be.

by realmccoy on 2014-01-03 08:18:48

With the exception of his name,have you any other information.

by Luckycharm65 on 2014-01-04 21:08:32

Yes, He was a Cooper and his wife's name was Esther Beaty/Betty -(how it is spelled in her fathers will). Esther's father Walter was a blacksmith and John and Esther named their son Ezekiel Beaty McCoy after another Beaty/Betty family member named Ezekiel. John also had a brother he mentions in his will named Robert, who I have no more information on at this time.

by hughie54 on 2014-12-08 13:31:36

sorry,but i could not find anything on your john mccoy/mccay.here in ireland we are handicapped to the extent that the majority of our records in the national archives in dublin were destroyed in a fire in the 1920s.also,b.m.d.records for catholics did not have to be offically recorded until 1864.all other faiths about 1845.although a good few parish records go back a lot further than these dates.it is a pity you did not know what county he was from.good luck with your search.

by Luckycharm65 on 2014-12-08 18:41:48

Thank you for your time and effort. I took a DNA test and I am not sure, but, I think the McCoys I am searching for may be from Great Britain. Perhaps they migrated there at some point in the past? I need someone more familiar with DNA to help me confirm either way.
On another note, the family legend on my mothers side is that my maternal gr-gr-grandfather was from Ireland and descended from a Baron Bruchs that helped Sir William Wallace.Sounds like it will still be difficult to find out if that family legend is true also.

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