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McCarron family of Tyrone and Donegal

Journal by kenmac

I am looking for people who may have photos or information on the Presbyterian McCarrons of Tyrone and Donegal.

My ancestor John McCarron and his wife Jane Houston lived at Fearn Townland, on the County Donegal side of the border with Tyrone. They also had relatives in Listymore townland and the parishes of Ardstraw and Longfield West.

During the Griffith's Valuation of the 1850s, John and Jane's youngest son Robert occupied the same 19 acre farm in Fearn. Robert married Jane Graham and the couple had six children - Matilda (1835-1865), John (1937-1919), William (1839-1929), Hugh (1941-1923), Jane (1843-?) and Robert (1845-?), the youngest two dying as children.

In the 1860s, the family moved to Victoria, Australia, settling first in the Tylden/Trentham/Kyneton area before moving to Kialla West and then on to New South Wales. Three cousins also came to Australia at the same time, the sons of Robert McCarron's nephew John McCarron (1813-1883) and his wife Ann McArthur (1808-1894) of Listymore townland. These men who were therefore grandsons of Robert's older brother, William, were William (1837-1902), Robert (1841-1893) and James (1849-1920).

Robert & Jane McCarron's daughter Matilda married another man from Fearn townland - Joseph Kinkaid and they had six children, five coming to Australia with them in 1865. Sadly, Matilda and her two youngest boys did not survive the trip.

If you think that these people are of your family and you have information or would like me to share what I have, please respond to this item.

Ken McCarron

Surnames: MCCARRON
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on 2007-04-11 06:09:02

kenmac , from Sydney, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2007. is researching the following names: MCCARRON, BRAND, CUNNINGHAM and 1 other(s).

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by allycat on 2007-04-11 06:36:37

Ken, I did a bit of websurfing and found this link. But you might have seen it already. (But just in case)...

Castlederg New Cemetery Burial Records ... it mentions 4 MCCARRONs and 2 GRAHAMs.

Alison.

by joymac on 2009-03-27 19:20:42

Ken,my father was David McCarron and my mother was Edna Mc Carron(nee Trelford)I would be happy to share any information or pictures re.our family

by macca43 on 2010-04-13 14:08:30

hi all i,m trying to trace my ancestors i,m john mccarron from donegal, eire, my father was called patrick mccarron, he originated from a town called muff in donegal, and he moved to buncrana

by kinkers on 2013-08-13 20:45:21

Hi Ken. I've updated my biography on Family Tree Circles.

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