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 Descendants of Rev. William Patton (c. 1590-1641) of Scotland and Ireland

 

 

 

Generation One

 

 

1.  Rev. William1 PATTON; born circa 1590 in Ferrochie, Fifeshire, Scotland; married Margaret (--?--) circa 1620; died January 31, 1641/42 in Clondevadock, Clonmany, Donegal, Ireland. [1]  He immigrated before 1626 to County Donegal, Ireland.[2],[3],[4] He was Rector of the parishes of Ramoigh and Clonmary, the Barony of Raphoe and later at Aughnish, the Barony of Kilmacrenan after 1626. He lived after 1626 in Ireland.[5],[6]

 

From "James Patton and the Appalachian Colonists" by Patricia Givens Johnson:

The Pattons were originally landed gentry seated at Ferrochie, Fifeshire, Scotland.  The progenitor of the Irish branch of the family, William Patton, M.A. was born in Scotland; had immigrated to Northern Ireland during the King James Plantation.  He was in County Donegal by 1626 as Rector of the parishes of Ramoigh and Clonmary, Barony of Raphoe and later at Aughnish, Barony of Kilmacrenan.  Rev. William Patton and his wife, Margaret, made their home at an estate called "Groghan" and reared to sons, Henry (Sr.) and John.

 

From " Coming to America; A Chronicle of the American Lineage of the Pattons" by C. L. Patton,Springfield, Illinois, 1954:

It seems certain that the various Pattons settling in Augusta County, VA, in the early part of the eighteenth century, were of the same origin, the father of whom was John Patton, brother of Colonel James Patton and Elizabeth Patton Preston.  Colonel James had come from Ireland in 1730.  Probably one of the compelling reasons for the mass migration at this time was the forced exile of John Lewis in 1729.  He was a brother-in-law of Henry Patton, having married Margaret Lynn, sister of Henry's wife, Sarah Lynn.  They were daughters of the Laird of Loch Lynn (Linnhe).  John Lewis first took up his residence in Philadelphia but he soon went into Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, purchasing several tracts of land in that county but later moving on to the Shenandoah Valley in VA.

 

 

 

      MARGARET(--?--)was born circa 1590. She died circa 1659 in Ireland. [7]

     Children of Rev. William1 Patton and (--?--) Margaret were as follows:

+            2.          i.     Henry2, born January 31, 1626/27 in Ramoigh Parish, Donegal, Ireland.

+            3.          ii.     John, born circa 1630 in Ireland; married Nancy Neely.

 

 

 

 

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[1]Patricia Givens Johnson, James Patton and the Appalachian Colonists , quoted from within World Family Tree, Vol. 27, Tree #2183. Hereinafter cited as Patton and Colonists.

[2]during the King James Plantation at the beginning of the seventeenth century (the settling of Protestant colonies in Ireland to promote loyalty).  Six counties were originally set aside to form the "Ulster Plantation."

[3]Johnson, Patton and Colonists, quoted from within World Family Tree, Vol. 27, Tree #2183.

[4]C. L. Patton, Coming to America: A Chronicle of the American Lineage of the Pattons (Springfield, IL: 1954), quoted from within World Family Tree, Vol. 27, Tree #2183. Hereinafter cited as Coming to America.

[5]the estate of "Groghan."

[6]Johnson, Patton and Colonists, quoted from within World Family Tree, Vol. 27, Tree #2183.

[7]Patton, Coming to America, quoted from within World Family Tree, Vol. 27, Tree #2183.