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Re: Henry Mathers, dob 1819 Ireland
Posted by: Joan Mathers Date: October 02, 2001 at 13:10:44
In Reply to: Re: Henry Mathers, dob 1819 Ireland by Erin Davie of 417

Erin, Apologies for the long wait for a reply. I think we are related. Drumcree is a section and parish of Portadown, where my branch of the family hailed from. In fact, a numbver of the Mathers family are buried in the churchyard at Drumcree. You don't mention dates or locations, so this is a shot in the dark, but here we go. I should also say that I am amazed at how unoriginal my ancestors were in naming their children. Not only do the same names or minor variations appear over and over, but sometimes a name is recycled from a deceased child to one born later. My great-great grandfather was John Mathers. I do not know his middle name. He married Maria Flavelle. Their children were: John Henry, who was my great-grandfather, Joseph, Richard,William, Margaret, Debra, Maria, Lettia and ELIZABETH!!!! I went to Portadown last summer and have become very interested since then in the family/tribe. Also in the Celtic heritage. My cousin, Laura Mathers Cordner, was born there and tells me the Mathers family has been in Ulster for about 600 years. How did your branch get to New Zealand? The next generation had a John Mathers who emigrated to Australia. My branch came to the US. What do you think of all this, cousin? Joan



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