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[4qd-bannvalley] Making the research leap to Scotland

Yes, I stated Drapers without thinking because Alison mentioned them first.
Of course it was the Mercers and what I said earlier (given below) stands.
About 20 years ago I was given good information by the archivist for the
Mercers from their Londonderry plantation estate records. The records mainly
comprise accounts, but for a few years around the late 18th and early 19th
centuries the Mercers appear to have been much more involved in the Kilrea
estate and the records mirror this in detail. I'll see if I can dig out the
Mercer's letter.

As an aside, I used to have an aunt who ran a drapers shop in Draperstown -
Barclays. She was about the only Protestant in the town by that stage. She
died a few years ago. The shop is now a butchers shop.



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Subject: [4qd-bannvalley] Making the research leap to Scotland

Hi All,

I seem to recall that about 20 years ago I had some research done in records
held by the Drapers Company in London. these records for their estates
around Kilrea and were lists of names from a mixture of late 18th and early
19th century rent and tenant rolls. Does this ring any bells with anyone?




I believe it was the Drapers who were the landlords at Kilrea ... ?
Not sure, though, what these records might turn up.