Since writing my earlier posts on John George Dunlop I’ve had descendants of members of the Dunlop family contact me. George (as I believe he was known) must have been a prolific writer. Letters have turned up from Australia and Ireland that he wrote to family members, along with more poems that he wrote and additional photos of him.
I’m back after too long without any posts. I had an eventful 2016 which included two genealogy trips, the second to the UK with my mother. We visited Donegal and Belfast in Ireland at the end of August on the trail of our McKnight, Gregg and Dunlop families from Raphoe in County Donegal. I also visited where the McFaddens (on my dad’s side) were from in County Armagh but more about them in another post.
Through this you will notice the different spellings of McKnight. I have used the spelling that what was used in the relevant document. As usual I ask if anyone has any information, photos, letters, documents or family stories relating to anyone mentioned here. Please get in contact.
Alexander McNeight was baptized on December 10, 1833 at Raphoe, Co Donegal, Ireland. His parents were Alexander McNeight and Margaret Gregg of Gortaquigley, Co Donegal. Alexander and Margaret had at least two more children, Eleanor baptized on January 18, 1836 and William baptized on March 28, 1838. Margaret seems to have died some time between 1838 and the early 1840s. Alexander had a daughter Jane around 1843 with Jane Ash (daughter of Richard Ash). I have yet to find her baptism. Alexander and Jane Ash go on to have the following children baptized at Raphoe: