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Re: McDevitt and burning of Londonderry, Ireland
Posted by: Joe Thurstenson (ID *****0762) Date: January 27, 2006 at 06:23:04
In Reply to: Re: McDevitt and burning of Londonderry, Ireland by Maureen of 638

I've had some response, mostly by e-mail. Some of what I learned: "Charlie" in the UK says "McDevitts arre called burnderries by the English planters (English protestants) who were offered land in the 'town' of Derry if they settled there. The rebellion of 1608, Sir Cahir O'Doherty, chief of all O'Doherty's, the McDeviits sided with Sir Cahir in a quarrel he had with the govern of the above town. It is worth noting that McDeviit are of the same stock as O'Doherty, they took their name from one David O'Doherty, killed in 1208 in battle."

Then I found web sites that show interesting history:
<http://www.mckervittfamily.org/History.htm>
<http://www.daughertyclan.com/history.htm>
<http://www.booksulster.com/library/articles/sircahirodoherty/index.php>
<http://www.dohertyclann.homestead.com/burt~main.html>

Feel free to e-mail me or resond via this media. It appears we may have common ground to discuss our shared genealogy.


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