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BENNETT

ABT 1900 - ____

ID Number: I18250

  • RESIDENCE: Pike Co. MS
  • BIRTH: ABT 1900
  • RESOURCES: See: [S478]

Family 1 : Evelyn BRUMFIELD
  1.  Al BENNETT

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Thomas CHANEY

ABT 1860 - ____

ID Number: I30850

  • RESIDENCE: Prob. TX
  • BIRTH: ABT 1860
  • RESOURCES: See: [S892]
Father: (RESEARCH QUERY) CHANEY of VA-SC-LA


Family 1 : Safrona Lee PURL

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|--Thomas CHANEY 
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John CORBIN

ABT 1657 - ____

ID Number: I82150

  • RESIDENCE: Middlesex Co. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1657
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2727]
Father: Henry CORBIN "the Immigrant"
Mother: Alice ELTONHEAD



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 _Henry CORBIN "the Immigrant"_|
| (1629 - 1675) m 1645         |
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|--John CORBIN 
|  (1657 - ....)
|                                                     _William ELTONHEAD ____________
|                                                    | (1550 - ....)                 
|                               _Richard ELTONHEAD __|
|                              | (1582 - 1664) m 1607|
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|_Alice ELTONHEAD _____________|
  (1627 - 1685) m 1645         |
                               |                      _EDWARD SUTTON 5th Lord Dudley_+
                               |                     | (1567 - 1643) m 1586          
                               |_ANN SUTTON _________|
                                 (1590 - ....) m 1607|
                                                     |_THEODOSIA HARINGTON __________
                                                       (1570 - ....) m 1586          

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CUTHBERT CUNNINGHAME 3rd Earl of Glencairn

____ - ABT 1541

ID Number: I103790

  • DEATH: ABT 1541
Father: ROBERT CUNNINGHAME 2nd Earl of Glencairn
Mother: CHRISTIAN LINDSAY of Byres


Family 1 : MARION DOUGLAS of Angus
  1. +WILLIAM CUNNINGHAME 4th Earl of Glencairn

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 _ROBERT CUNNINGHAME 2nd Earl of Glencairn_|
| (1430 - 1490) m 1476                     |
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|--CUTHBERT CUNNINGHAME 3rd Earl of Glencairn
|  (.... - 1541)
|                                                                                   _WILLIAM of the Byres de LINDSAY Baron of Struthers_+
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|                                           _JOHN de LINDSAY 1st Lord of the Byres_|
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|                                          |                                       |_CHRISTIANA de KEITH _______________________________+
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|_CHRISTIAN LINDSAY of Byres_______________|
  (1431 - 1496) m 1476                     |
                                           |                                        _ROBERT I STEWART 1st Lord Lorn_____________________
                                           |                                       | (1379 - 1449) m 1397                               
                                           |_Daughter of ROBERT STEWART ___________|
                                             (1410 - ....)                         |
                                                                                   |_JOAN STEWART ______________________________________
                                                                                     (1370 - ....) m 1397                               

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Dona GATEWOOD


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Elizabeth Franklin GRAVES

16 Jun 1825 - 1891

ID Number: I39538

  • RESIDENCE: Near Yanceyville, Caswell Co. NC
  • BIRTH: 16 Jun 1825
  • DEATH: 1891
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1353] [S1441]
Father: Solomon GRAVES
Mother: Mary Cleveland FRANKLIN



                                                                       _John GRAVES ________+
                                                                      | (1715 - 1792) m 1752
                            _Barzillai GRAVES Sr._____________________|
                           | (1759 - 1827) m 1783                     |
                           |                                          |_Isabella LEA _______+
                           |                                            (1728 - 1792) m 1752
 _Solomon GRAVES __________|
| (1784 - 1861) m 1817     |
|                          |                                           _William WRIGHT _____+
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|                          |_Ursula WRIGHT ___________________________|
|                            (1755 - 1843) m 1783                     |
|                                                                     |_Margaret JOHNSTON __
|                                                                       (1730 - ....)       
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|--Elizabeth Franklin GRAVES 
|  (1825 - 1891)
|                                                                      _Bernard FRANKLIN ___
|                                                                     | (1730 - ....)       
|                           _Bernard Jesse FRANKLIN of North Carolina_|
|                          | (1760 - 1823)                            |
|                          |                                          |_Mary CLEVELAND _____+
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|_Mary Cleveland FRANKLIN _|
  (1794 - ....) m 1817     |
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                           |_Meekey PERKINS __________________________|
                             (1750 - ....)                            |
                                                                      |_____________________
                                                                                            

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John H. HARRISON

18 Apr 1818 - 1 Nov 1850

ID Number: I56058

  • RESIDENCE: Madison Co. VA
  • BIRTH: 18 Apr 1818
  • DEATH: 1 Nov 1850
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2036]

Family 1 : Eleanor Frances FORSEE

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Nancy HUNT

10 Apr 1776 - ____

ID Number: I101420

  • BIRTH: 10 Apr 1776, Near Oxford, Granville Co. North Carolina
Father: Memucan Or Muke HUNT
Mother: Mary or Polly WADE


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Nancy HUNT (AFN: 83PD-MK) Birth: 10 Apr 1776 Near Oxford, Granville, Nc

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                         _Ralph HUNT ____________|
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 _Memucan Or Muke HUNT _|
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|                       |_Dinah Charty ANDERSON _|
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|--Nancy HUNT 
|  (1776 - ....)
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|                        _Robert WADE ___________|
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|_Mary or Polly WADE ___|
  (1736 - 1825) m 1754  |
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David MCCANTS Sr. "the Immigrant"

ABT 1670 - 1759

ID Number: I202

  • OCCUPATION: Land Grant 1740 - Planter
  • RESIDENCE: Scotland and County Down Ireland and 1720-Williamsburg, Craven Co. SC
  • BIRTH: ABT 1670, Scotland
  • DEATH: 1759, Williamsburg, Craven Co. SC
  • RESOURCES: See: Notes [S11] [S306] [S307] [S316] [S446] [S540] [S576] [S615]
Father: ANDREW CANT III


Family 1 : Elizabeth SCOTT?
  1.  David MCCANTS Jr.
  2. +John MCCANTS I
  3.  Mary MCCANTS
  4.  Samuel MCCANTS
  5.  Thomas MCCANTS
  6.  Alexander MCCANTS
  7. +James MCCANTS Esq.

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NOT PROVEN EXACT RELATIONSHIP. This is the Likely Family of the Immigrants to Williamsburg District, SC. who are mentioned in the records during this time. Various spellings of the surname include McKants, McKanse, McCance, McCantz, in early records of SC. According to the custom in Ireland the "Mc" was added to the name, meaning Son Of. The McCantses were always Presbyterians and are listed among the "AULD", the faction of the church which adhered to the ancient Presbyterian doctrine of Scotland. (Ref: Boddie's Hist. Of WM, p. 172-173)


The MacInnes Clan includes the MacCant, McCant, McCance, McCann lines. Altho MacCant was not a clan, or a Sept they were in the district which MacInnes was the leader, and thus associated with this clan. The MacInnes is a Celtic Clan of ancient origin with lands on Morvern and at Ardnamurchan, and a branch of the clan were hereditary bowmen to the chief of Clan MacKinnon. The Chiefship is dormant. (Would love to have any info on this aspect of our dear ancestors.)


King James I had destroyed almost all of the people who lived in the northern portion of Ireland, Counties Donegal, Londonderry, Tyrone, Armagh, Antrim and Down. After this northern part of Ireland had been cleared of Roman Catholics and their property confiscated, the English government induced a great many of these Scotch Congregationalists, living in Argyll, Sterling, Renfrew, Glasgow, Lanark, Ayr, and Bute, to cross the North Channel into counties Antrim and Down, Ireland, and there repopulate the country. They came in great numbers. When William of Orange ascended the throne of England, these Congregationalists, or Presbyterians in Scotland and especially in Ireland, would enjoy the right to work out their own spiritual salvation according to their own notions. It was at this time that most of the Scots, who later came to Williamsburgh Township, SC, migrated into the Counties Down and Antrim, Ireland.


For about 30 years, the Scots, who had gone into the north of Ireland thought that they had found the promised land. They understood they had received absolute titles to the land on which they lived and went to work immediately to develop them. Later, after they had transformed a wilderness into a pleasing place for human habitation, they realized that they had been tricked when they were forced to submit to the imposition of enormous rents imposed by absentee landlords. Many of them in about 1720 came to the New England States, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, but most of the original settlers in Williamsburg elected to remain in Ireland until about 1735, when they came direct to Williamsburg Township. A few of them had come to ths section between 1725 and 1732 and had settled on Black River.


David McCants landed in North Carolina and removed to Williamsburgh Township, County Craven, SC and was one of the original settlers of Kingstree, Williamsburgh Township, SC. He settled between 1720-1730 and became a planter and a tanner. His plantation was located on Black Mingo Creek near Indian Town. David died as a result of a fall from his horse while riding up the lane to his home. David has many descendants.


During the Revolutionary War, David, John, William and Thomas McCants served in General Marion's Brigade. There were several British Campaigns in this district. After the Revolution, Williamsburg had to come again almost from pioneer conditions. ( p 116)


David seems to have been a son of Andrew Cant of Aberdeen arriving in SC 1720-1734 possibly with the group brought over by Roger Gordon who brought a number of Scot-Irish families to America on the ship Happy Return from Belfast. Some accounts by family historians say David arrived in South Carolina about 1720-30, but we have found no records of the family before 1734. In History of the Old Cheraws, author Alexander Gregg says that in 1730 Gov. Robert Johnson desiring to promote settlement gave 50 acres for each man, woman and child. Each settler was to pay four shillings a year for each 100 acres, except the first ten years would be rent free.


W.W. Boddie's "History of Williamsburgh" place David, John, James and William McCants in Williamsburgh by 1740, possible brothers, exact relationship not determined.


On July 5, 1740 David McCants was granted 250 acres in Williamsburgh Township. Planter lease dated 23 Mar 1759, Craven Co. SC and Release Mar 24, 1759 for L 500 current money: "The said James, heir to David McCants to whom was formerly granted by original grant Plantation 250 acres within Township of Williamsburgh in Craven Co. butting east on Township and on all sides by vacant land likewise one town lot in Williamsburgh 1/2 acre known in Grand Plan of Town by #252. Money Recd." James & John transferred by lease this land of David's to Alexander McKnight.


There is an Alexander McCants who may have also been a brother ... but he could be a son of one of the above.


In 1800, Lots in Kingstree were owned by Thomas McCants #42; David McCants, Sr.#367; Patrick Lindsay #340; and William Scott #338.


- Family tradition is that David McCants came to America from County Down, Ireland, near the town of Newtonnards, and that he brought with him a son James, age eighteen. However, there is no proof of this and the theory is even disputed by some members of the family. With the migration of David from Scotland to Northern Ireland and then to American, the family became dresignated in America as "Scot-Irish".


"There is much dispute as to who by the name of McCants first came to America and the relationship of the first by the name to come. However, for the record, we will use the information provided by the sources previously given in our traditional account. This may later be proven incorrect but will provide us some satisfaction for the present."


South Carolina did not have counties as we know them until 1785. Prior to this time, there were only four counties Granville, Colleton, Berkeley, and Craven. Deeds from 1719-1785 for all land transactions were recorded in Charleston. SC does not have ship passenger lists except for a few in the 1760s and 1770s. Births, Marriage and Death records were not required until 1911-1915.


From "Three Hundred Years of the De Hay family in SC 1670-1970"; compiled by Estelle de Hay, Moncks Corner, SC and Greensboro, NC.


Re: the McCants Line - David McCants, wife Elizabeth, and son James came from Scotland in 1730 and lived in the Williamsburg, Kingstree area. He died in 1742 (we have 1759) and his will was proved in the Charleston District but could not be found in Abstracts of SC Wills for years 1740-1760. There is no mention of other children.


James McCants, the son of Elizabeth and David McCants, (1712-1772), served as King's Officer--Justice of the Peace Craven County now Williamsburg County (ref. Register book Prince Frederick Parish p. 52); Colonial Dames of SC accept descendants of James McCants on his record as King George's Justice.


For McCants and McCance records: Sanson Institute of Heraldry Coat of Arms Presentation. Microfilm documentary copy of the original coat-of-arms drawing which has now been permanently filed in the Sanson Institute of Heraldry. Mc Cance Reference Source: Burke, Sir Bernard, General Armory of Great Britain. (AN0170)


Arms: "Or, three bars gules, a canton ermine."
Contracted form of Cancefield The heraldic description of this coat-of-arms is written in the ancient language which was created by Herald in the 12th century.


OR = Gold, Represents the most excellent metal and exceeds all others in value, purity and fineness; the bearer surpassing all others in valor.


GUILES = Red: Represents Fire. In military application it signifies fortitude.


ERMINE = White: A white field with black spots representing the ermine fur. this is a regal fur, and indicates valor, justice, and leadership.


Gold in background (means above Knights and Barons) with three red stripes going sideways and a square of ermine fur in its left corner if you are facing it


Daniel P. McCance Mcdan12@aol.Com Canton, OH USA - Mon Oct 12 1998


CONFLICT IN DATES: He was married 1740 to Agnes DONNALLY and there were six children. His second marriage in 1761 was to Martha JACKSON, widow of William Jackson; no children are mentioned and no children born to James and Martha. He was married a third time to Agnes MUNNERLYN d. 1782. James McCants' will left all property to Agnes and beloved son James.


Various records in Misc. Book 1767-1771 show that James McCants of Prince Frederick Par. sells to Robt. Winter and James Lindsay two negroes each. Note: James McCants literally gives the above negroes to his two sons-in-law as his two daughters' portions of his estate and puts it "sells" and price of each so other heirs cannot claim them as part of his estate at his death.


This book shows 7 children of James McCants:
Mary m. James Lindsay
Jean m. Robert Winter
Son returned to Scotland
Son returned to Scotland
James the son of Agnes Munnerlyn in Rev War, but was not living in 1790, according to census.
Nathaniel m. Elizabeth Gautier; two children Robert - no records;
Jean m. James McCants, son of Thomas McCants.
Thomas 1741-1830, son of Agnes DONNALLY m. Anne Reed in 1778. His son James McCants m. in 1805 his cousin Jean McCants (one of the twins born in 1779 to Nathaniel and Elizabeth Gautier.)


There are vague but persistent indications that Thomas McCants, son of James and Agnes Donnally, had a son named Nathaniel McCants as well as a brother Nathaniel who married Elizabeth Gautier.


It is known that a dau of John and Elizabeth Cockfield de Hay named Elizabeth married a McCants (as did her sister Ann). Her probable birthdate was 1760-1770. A son is named John (her father); Jean (sister of Thomas McCants; David (Thomas' grandfather) and Elizabeth (name of mother and grandmother). James is the name of another son of Thomas McCants, and James Packer is evidently the husband of daughter Elizabeth.


HISTORY OF WILLIAMSBURG
by William Willis Boddie Columbia, SC The State Company
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"Something about the people of Williamsburg County, South Carolina, from the First Settlement by Europeans About 1705 until 1923"
Chapter I - Before Williamsburg had a Name.
"The territory in Southern North America claimed by the British at the beginning of the seventeenth century was called Virginia. In 1663, that portion South of the parallel of latitude 36 33' was separated from Virginia and named Carolina in ;honor of Charles II, King of England. This territory however, had been designated Carolina by Charles I when he made in 1629 a grant of land to Sir Robert Keith.
Charles II granted Carolina in 1663 to eight noblemen, known as Lords Proprietors. At that time, ther were a few scattered settlements along the Roanoke and Chowan Rivers, in what is now North Carolina, but none other in all the vast territory denominated Carolina
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Chapter III - Original Settlers
From 1735 to 1737, a great many settlers came to the new township on Black River and practically every acre of land had been taken up by these settlers within a year after the township had been surveyed. Every man settling here was granted a half acre town lot and fifty acres of land in the township for himself, his wife, and each one of his children.
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These are the names of the heads of families who had settled in Williamsburg Township up to 1737: Robert Allison, John Anderson, James Armstrong, David Arnett, James Adams, John Athel, John Ballentine, John Barnes, George Barr, Joseph Barry, John Basnett, Benjamin Bates, Matthew Bernard, Joseph Bignion, James Balkely, John Blakely, John Bliss, John Borland, Jonathan Bostwick, James Bradley, Thomas Brown, George Burrows, William Camp, William Campbell, William Cochran, John Connor, William Copeland, William Cooper, James Crawford, Thomas Dale, John Dick, Nathaniel Drew, Thomas Dial, Robert Ervin, Francis Finley, Robert Finley, James Fisher, John Fleming, John Frierson, William Frierson, Aaron Frierson, David Fulton, James Gamble, Roger Gibson, Gabriel Girrand , John GOTEA, Roger Gordon, Francis Goddard, Hugh Graham, Hugh Green, George Green, Richard Hall, Thomas Hall, Archibald Hamilton, William Hamilton, Christopher Harvery, William Harvey, John Herron, George Hunter, Peter Hume, John James, William James, John Jamison, William Johnson, Joseph Johnson, David Johnson, Abraham Jordan, Samuel Kennedy, John Know, Crafton Kerwin, Richard Lake, John Lane, James Law, Patrick Lindsay, William Lowry, Richard Malone, John Matthews, Samuel Montgomery, Daniel Mooney, John Moore, William Morgan, Joseph Moody, John McCullough, Nathaniel McCullough, Daniel Murray, David McCANTS, John McCANTS, James McCauley, James McCutchen, James McClelland, Alexander McClinchy, William McCormick, William McKnight, John McElveen, Thomas McCrea, Alexander McCrea, William McDole, Hugh McGill, David McEwen, James McEwen, Andrew McClelland, James McGee, Edward McMahan, Matthew Nelson, John Nicholson, William Orr, James Pollard, John Porter, John Pressley, William Pressley, Edward Plowden, John Robinson, Joseph Rhodus, Andrew Rutledge, John Scott, James Scott, William Scott, James Smith Charles Starne, James Stuart, John Stubbs, John Sykes, William Syms, James Taylor, Willian Turbeville, William Troublefield, Matthew Vannalle, John Whitfield, William Williamson, Henry Williams, Anthony Williams, David Wilson, John Wilson, William Wilson, David Witherspoon, Gavin Witherspoon, James Witherspoon, John Withersopoon, Robert Witherspoon, Robert Wilson, and Robert Young.
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These original settlers in Williamsburg Township came from England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Holland, and from the New England States, Pennsylvania & Virginia. They were all about the same class of men. They were people who had been non-conformists as to State-Church religion, and nearly all of their families had lost their property in the religious conflicts of the seventeenth century. The greater number of them had lived in Ireland for many years before coming to America. They had migrated from England and from Scotland to Ireland on account of fair promises on the part of the English King. These failing them, they sought refuge in America.
Src: http://sagemckenzie.com/ancestors/williamsburg.html.


Ulster-Scots
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Ulster-Scots" is a term used generally to refer to Protestants in what is today Northern Ireland. "Scotch-Irish" or increasingly "Scots-Irish" are terms used by most in North America to refer to the same people and in particular their descendants who subsequently migrated across the Atlantic.


The term specifically refers to Presbyterian Scots or their descendents who migrated from the Scottish Lowlands to Ulster (the northern province of Ireland). The migration of Scots to Ulster occurred largely across the 17th century (as detailed in the article History of Scotland).


Considerable numbers of Ulster-Scots migrated to the North American colonies throughout the 18th century (250,000 settled in the USA between 1717 and 1770 alone). Disdaining the heavily English regions on the Atlantic coast, most groups of Ulster-Scot settlers crossed into the "western mountains", where their descendants populated the southern Appalachian regions and the Ohio Valley. Others settled in northern New England and north-central Nova Scotia.


In the 2000 US Census, 4.3 million Americans (more than 2% of the white population in the USA) claimed Scots-Irish ancestry, although there are estimated to be upwards of 20 million Americans from across the USA who can trace the roots of at least one ancestor to Ulster. 14 of the 42 Presidents of the United States (1 in 3) have had ancestral links to Ulster, including three whose parents were born in Ulster. Several hundred thousand descendants of settlers from Ulster also live in Canada today.


The term Scotch-Irish
"Scotch-Irish" is a North American term that has been used since settlement to describe descendents of Scottish Presbyterians from the Scottish Lowlands who first migrated to Ulster and later settled in North America throughout the 18th century. Other names, including "Northern Irish" and "Irish Presbyterians", were also originally used to describe these people.


It is believed that these already century-settled immigrants, now well established in American society, increasingly referred to themselves as "Scotch-Irish" in order to distinguish themselves as having Scottish origins against the later indigenous Irish arrivals of mainly Catholic origin that arrived in substantial numbers in America after the Irish potato famine of the 1840s. The term "Scotch" at that time in history was the favoured adjective as a designation - it literally means "...of Scotland".


As people from Scotland nowadays refer to themselves as "Scots" or "Scottish", the term "Scotch" has become dated. It may even be considered an ethnic slur as it nowadays refers only to whisky outside of an American context. Consequently, the term "Scots-Irish" has recently become more frequently used even in North America, as it is used in the name the popular American historical book "Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America".


Confusingly perhaps for those outside of the US and Canada, the term "Scotch-Irish" or "Scots-Irish" does not refer either to simply Scottish or Irish or a combination of the two and is therefore considered by many to be less accurate a term than "Ulster-Scots/Scottish".


The linguist R. J. Gregg has also used the term "Scotch-Irish" to refer to the contact variety of the Scots language spoken in Ulster, what European linguists refer to as "Ulster Scots" or Ullans.


In literature
A People Set Apart: The Scotch-Irish in Eastern Ohio (1999; ISBN 1887932755)
Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America (2004; ISBN 0767916883)
Faith & Freedom: The Scots-Irish in America (1999; ISBN 1840300612)
Movers: A Saga of the Scotch-Irish (The Heartland Chronicles) (1986; ISBN 0961736712)
Scotch-Irish: A Social History (1999; ISBN 0807842591)
Scotch-Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America (1995; ISBN 1898787468)
Scots-Irish in Pennsylvania & Kentucky (1998; ISBN 1840300329)
Scots and Scotch-Irish in America (1985, ISBN 0822510227)
The People with No Name: Ireland's Ulster Scots, America's Scots Irish, and the Creation of a British Atlantic World: 1689-1764 (2001; ISBN 0691074623)
The Scotch-Irish: From the North of Ireland to the Making of America (ISBN 0786406143)
The Scotch-Irish in Northern Ireland and in the American Colonies (1998; ISBN 078840945X)
The Scots-Irish in the Carolinas (1997; ISBN 1840300116)
The Scots-Irish in the Shenandoah Valley (1996; ISBN 1898787794)


The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania (1997; ISBN 0806308508)
Ulster and North America: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Scotch-Irish (1997; ISBN 0817308237)
West From Shenandoah: A Scotch-Irish Family Fights for America, 1729-1781, A Journal of Discovery (2003; ISBN 0471315788)


there is much more available at Irish Gen WWW site URL:
http://www.bess.tcd.ie/irlgen/genweb2.htm
and the Gen-UK-IRL site:
http://cs6400.mcc.ac.uk:80/genuki/


In England and Wales you should be able (especially if you are blessed with a set of Getting back beyond 1837 normally relies mainly on the use of parish registers - with unless you can tie in to a well-documented pedigree, for example of royalty or a great


In Scotland national registration started later than in England and Wales, in fact in 1855. On the other hand, the Scottish certificates are more informative, and themselves can be viewed on microfiche. Parish Registers mainly date from 1740.


Researching Irish ancestry is bedevilled by the fact that many census records, and Church of Ireland parish registers, were destroyed when the national archives were burnt in 1922. However Roman Catholic parish registers mainly survive, though few date back beyond the end of the 18th century.
There are various other sorts of records, but it is very rare for anyone to be able to trace a line further back than the early 17th century.


I think your first stop for IRL would be the National Archives. There are staff there that can help you. Perhaps after this stop you will know what you may want to do in County Down. I did not see anything about cemetery listings, but that has always been helpful to me. Anyway, you will need the county, surname, approx dates:
bef 1740 County Down McCants, McCann
Address
Bishop Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone + 353 (1) 478 3711
Fax + 353 (1) 478 3650
Reading Room hours 10.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday
Members of the public who wish to consult records in the National Archives must apply for a reader's ticket on the occasion of their first visit to the National Archives and must obey the Rules for Readers made by the Director of the National Archives.
there is much more available at WWW site URL:
http://www.kst.dit.ie/nat-arch/index.html


For the period before 1864 parish registers provide the only record of most births,
marriages and deaths. Catholic parish registers are normally still held by the parish priest, but there are microfilms of most of them for the period up to 1880 in the National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. In some cases the written permission of the parish priest must be obtained before the microfilms can be seen. The National Archives has a copy of the National Library's list of the registers.


Church of Ireland parish registers for the period up to 1870 are public records. Registers are available for about one- third of the parishes. Most are still held by the local clergy, although some are in the National Archives and others are in the Representative Church Body Library, Braemor Park, Dublin 14, and P.R.O.N.I., Belfast. There are microfilms or other copies in the National Archives of some of the registers held by the clergy. A list of all surviving registers is available in the National Archives. The names and addresses of the clergy are given in the Church of Ireland
Directory. A list and a card index of registers in the National Archives can also be consulted.


Records of marriage licences provide information concerning some Church of Ireland marriages before 1845. Persons wishing to obtain a licence to marry without having banns called were required to enter into a bond with the bishop of the diocese. The licences and bonds do not survive, but the indexes to the bonds lodged in each Diocesan Court and the Prerogative Court are available in the National Archives. Some of the Indexes have been published. Betham's abstracts to Prerogative and Dublin Diocesan marriage licences give further details. Some other records of marriage licences are indexed in the testamentary card index.


Before 1858 grants of probate and administration were made by the courts of the Church of Ireland (the Prerogative Court and the Diocesan or Consistorial Courts). There are separate indexes of wills and administrations for each court. Some of the indexes have been published. Of these the most important are Vicar's Index to Prerogative Wills, 1536-1810 and the Indexes to Dublin Grant Books and Wills, 1270- 1800 and 1900-58


Betham's abstracts of wills proved in the Prerogative Court before 1800, of administrations granted in the Prerogative Court before 1802, and of wills proved in the Kildare Diocesan Court before 1827 (indexed in Vicar's Index, the Indexes to Prerogative Grants, and the Index to Wills of the Diocese of Kildare reprinted from the Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society, iv, no. 6. (1905))


17th century
Undertakers
Muster Rolls
Books of Survey & Distribution
The Civil Survey
Pender's Census
Subsidy Rolls
Hearth Money Rolls
Cess Tax Accounts


18th Century
The Convert Rolls
Protestant Householders
Elphin Diocesan Census
Religious Census of 1766
Charlton Trust Fund Marriage Certificates
Spinning Wheel Premium Lists
Persons who suffered losses in 1798 Rebellion
National School Records
Landowners in Ireland
Lists of Freeholders
Voters Lists and Poll Books
Electoral Records
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Other resources:
COUNTY DOWN
South Eastern Education and Library Board, Library Service, Windmill Hill,
Ballynahinch, Co. Down BT24 8DH. Telephone (0238) 562639.


Ulster Historical Foundation
Balmoral Buildings
12 College Square East
Belfast BTI 6DD
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1790 Census - Fayetteville, Cumberland Co. NC
Cumberland County 1790 Census
Fayetteville Town
Key:
Column A - Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families
Column B - Free white males under 16 years
Column C - Free white females, including heads of families
Column D - All other Free persons
Column E - Slaves
Name A B C D E


McCants, William 2 0 0 0 1

[S18] [S11] [S11] [S306] [S192] [S11] [S446]


                                             _ANDREW CANT I_____________+
                                            | (1590 - 1663)             
                       _ANDREW CANT II______|
                      | (1630 - 1685)       |
                      |                     |_MARGARET IRVINE of Buchan_+
                      |                       (1600 - ....)             
 _ANDREW CANT III_____|
| (1650 - 1689)       |
|                     |                      ___________________________
|                     |                     |                           
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |___________________________
|                                                                       
|
|--David MCCANTS Sr. "the Immigrant"
|  (1670 - 1759)
|                                            ___________________________
|                                           |                           
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |___________________________
|                     |                                                 
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |                      ___________________________
                      |                     |                           
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |___________________________
                                                                        

Sources

[S11]

[S306]

[S307]

[S316]

[S446]

[S540]

[S576]

[S615]

[S18]

[S11]

[S11]

[S306]

[S192]

[S11]

[S446]


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Mary PERKINS

ABT 1680 - ____

ID Number: I89887

  • RESIDENCE: Goochland Co. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1680, Goochland Co. Virginia
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2072]
Father: Nicholas PERKINS II
Mother: Sarah CHILDERS


Notes


Mary Perkins b. About 1680 in Goochland, VA; Amos LADD (Husband)






                                                            ______________________________________
                                                           |                                      
                       _Nicholas PERKINS I "the Immigrant"_|
                      | (1614 - 1656)                      |
                      |                                    |______________________________________
                      |                                                                           
 _Nicholas PERKINS II_|
| (1647 - 1711) m 1670|
|                     |                                     _John BURTON "the Immigrant"__________+
|                     |                                    | (1583 - ....)                        
|                     |_Mary BURTON _______________________|
|                       (1620 - ....)                      |
|                                                          |_Lydia FRY ___________________________+
|                                                            (1600 - ....)                        
|
|--Mary PERKINS 
|  (1680 - ....)
|                                                           _William CHILDERS Sr. "the Immigrant"_
|                                                          | (1599 - 1649) m 1617                 
|                      _Abraham CHILDERS I_________________|
|                     | (1618 - 1679) m 1643               |
|                     |                                    |_Anne RAMSDEN ________________________
|                     |                                      (1604 - ....) m 1617                 
|_Sarah CHILDERS _____|
  (1647 - 1721) m 1670|
                      |                                     ______________________________________
                      |                                    |                                      
                      |_Jane "Anne" HOWARD ________________|
                        (1622 - 1681) m 1643               |
                                                           |______________________________________
                                                                                                  

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Sarah THORNTON

17 Aug 1679 - ____

ID Number: I34171

  • RESIDENCE: Gloucester Co. VA
  • BIRTH: 17 Aug 1679
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1084] [S2097]
Father: William THORNTON III
Mother: Elizabeth FITZHUGH



                                                               _WILLIAM II THORNTON of "The Hills"____+
                                                              | (1585 - 1660)                         
                        _William III THORNTON "the Immigrant"_|
                       | (1620 - 1708) m 1648                 |
                       |                                      |_Frances ROBINSON _____________________
                       |                                        (1600 - 1650)                         
 _William THORNTON III_|
| (1649 - 1727) m 1671 |
|                      |                                       _John ROWLAND "the Immigrant"__________
|                      |                                      | (1614 - ....)                         
|                      |_Elizabeth ROWLAND ___________________|
|                        (1627 - ....) m 1648                 |
|                                                             |_______________________________________
|                                                                                                     
|
|--Sarah THORNTON 
|  (1679 - ....)
|                                                              _(RESEARCH QUERY) FITZHUGH of Virginia_
|                                                             |                                       
|                       _John FITZHUGH _______________________|
|                      | (1624 - ....)                        |
|                      |                                      |_______________________________________
|                      |                                                                              
|_Elizabeth FITZHUGH __|
  (1652 - 1688) m 1671 |
                       |                                       _______________________________________
                       |                                      |                                       
                       |______________________________________|
                                                              |
                                                              |_______________________________________
                                                                                                      

Sources

[S1084]

[S2097]


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Asenith TINSLEY

ABT 1780 - ____

ID Number: I20679

  • RESIDENCE: Amherst Co. VA > TN
  • BIRTH: ABT 1780
  • RESOURCES: See: [S395] [S2122]
Father: Isaac TINSLEY Sr.
Mother: Jane LEA\LEE


Family 1 : Thomas POWELL

                                             _Thomas TINSLEY II___+
                                            | (1645 - 1715) m 1684
                       _Edward TINSLEY Sr.__|
                      | (1704 - 1782) m 1724|
                      |                     |_Sarah JACKSON ______+
                      |                       (1665 - 1744) m 1684
 _Isaac TINSLEY Sr.___|
| (1738 - 1814) m 1772|
|                     |                      _James TAYLOR II_____+
|                     |                     | (1675 - 1730) m 1699
|                     |_Margaret TAYLOR ____|
|                       (1705 - 1782) m 1724|
|                                           |_Martha THOMPSON ____+
|                                             (1679 - 1762) m 1699
|
|--Asenith TINSLEY 
|  (1780 - ....)
|                                            _William LEA\LEE Sr._+
|                                           | (1710 - 1770)       
|                      _Ambrose LEA\LEE ____|
|                     | (1730 - 1764) m 1752|
|                     |                     |_Rachel AMBROSE? ____
|                     |                       (1710 - ....)       
|_Jane LEA\LEE _______|
  (1756 - 1833) m 1772|
                      |                      _George PENN I_______+
                      |                     | (1706 - 1749) m 1730
                      |_Frances PENN _______|
                        (1734 - 1812) m 1752|
                                            |_Ann FLEMING ________+
                                              (1706 - 1794) m 1730

Sources

[S395]

[S2122]


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Samuel WARREN

7 Mar 1681 - 1750

ID Number: I74913

  • RESIDENCE: Plymouth, MA
  • BIRTH: 7 Mar 1681
  • DEATH: 1750
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2836]
Father: Richard WARREN


Family 1 : Eleanor BILLINGTON
  1. +Benjamin WARREN

                                             _Richard WARREN "the Immigrant"_+
                                            | (1590 - 1628) m 1610           
                       _Nathaniel WARREN ___|
                      | (1623 - ....)       |
                      |                     |_Elizabeth______________________
                      |                       (1580 - 1673) m 1610           
 _Richard WARREN _____|
| (1650 - ....)       |
|                     |                      ________________________________
|                     |                     |                                
|                     |_Sarah WALKER _______|
|                       (1625 - 1700)       |
|                                           |________________________________
|                                                                            
|
|--Samuel WARREN 
|  (1681 - 1750)
|                                            ________________________________
|                                           |                                
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |________________________________
|                     |                                                      
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |                      ________________________________
                      |                     |                                
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |________________________________
                                                                             

Sources

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Reed Madison WASHINGTON

ABT 1880 - ____

ID Number: I91433

  • RESIDENCE: of Patrick Co. VA and Idaho Falls, IA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1880
  • RESOURCES: See: [S3391]
Father: Reed Peppers WASHINGTON
Mother: Elizabeth PENDLETON


Notes


Marriage 1 Laura Alice DEQUASIE dau Vardiman DEQUASIE and Rebecca MILLER


Children: Lottie Ages WASHINGTON m. Marriage 1 Clayton Alfred (Clate) BOONE


                                                  _Solomon WASHINGTON ____________+
                                                 | (1794 - ....) m 1819           
                            _David WASHINGTON ___|
                           | (1826 - ....) m 1846|
                           |                     |_Ann" Nancy O'Briant PRILLAMAN _+
                           |                       (1798 - ....) m 1819           
 _Reed Peppers WASHINGTON _|
| (1849 - 1918) m 1870     |
|                          |                      _Pryor PENDLETON _______________+
|                          |                     | (1785 - 1863) m 1807           
|                          |_Anna PENDLETON _____|
|                            (1824 - ....) m 1846|
|                                                |_Mary TUGGLE ___________________+
|                                                  (1790 - 1857) m 1807           
|
|--Reed Madison WASHINGTON 
|  (1880 - ....)
|                                                 ________________________________
|                                                |                                
|                           _____________________|
|                          |                     |
|                          |                     |________________________________
|                          |                                                      
|_Elizabeth PENDLETON _____|
  (1850 - ....) m 1870     |
                           |                      ________________________________
                           |                     |                                
                           |_____________________|
                                                 |
                                                 |________________________________
                                                                                  

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Francis Marion WHELCHEL Sr. "the Immigrant"

ABT 1720 - 1790

ID Number: I87517

  • RESIDENCE: Holland and SC
  • BIRTH: ABT 1720, Rottendam, Holland
  • DEATH: 1790, South Carolina
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2920]

Family 1 : Anne STOCKTON
  1. +Davis WHELCHEL
  2.  Francis Marion WHELCHEL Jr.

Notes


son of Father: John WHELCHEL b. About 1700 in Germany
Mother: Elizabeth UNKN b. in Holland


Children:
Francis Marion WHELCHEL Jr b. 16 Sep 1754 in Albemarle Co., VA
John WHELCHEL b. 10 Oct 1756 in Albemarle Co., VA
William WHELCHEL b. About 1760 in Albemarle Co., VA
Elizabeth WHELCHEL b. About 1760 in Albemarle Co., VA
Patsy WHELCHEL b. About 1761 in Albemarle Co., VA
Hanna WHELCHEL b. About 1764 in Albemarle Co., VA
Anna WHELCHEL b. About 1766 in Albemarle Co., VA
Davis WHELCHEL b. About 1752 in VA





Sources

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