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Re: [Bann Valley] Introduction--my first attempt to post to the group

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From: "Anne Hilts" <hilts@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BannValley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 8:06 AM
Subject: [Bann Valley] Introduction--my first attempt to post to the group

> Dear Bann Valley group, I have been a new member for a couple of weeks
> now, and I'd like to introduce myself:
> My name is Anne Stratton Hilts in Tucson, AZ, USA.  Our family has
> been thinking for years that our Stratton ancestors were from Scotland
> before coming to PA, USA in 1872.  I found out recently they were from
> Derry, Ireland before removing to Scotland 1847 during the Potato
> Famine, and who knows before that?  I'd like some help finding out
> when they came to Derry and from whence.  I found my great great
> grandfather Thomas Strattom in your church records web site, and I was
> SO grateful and thrilled.  He went back home to Derry from Wishaw in
> the Glasgow area to marry Nancy Nichol
> 11DEC1856 at First Garvagh Presbyterian Church after his first wife,
> Esther Dobbins, my ancestor died of TB in 1855.  On her death
> certificate it said she was born in Gortnamoyagh, Derry, Ireland in
> 1821 or 22 to Thomas Dobbins and Hannah Blair Dobbins.

From the 1840 Visitation of Garvagh at the Bann Valley Site:

"[Townland of] Gortnamaya
    Thos Dabbin
    Hanna do wife
    Names of Chil
    Eliza do
    Esther do
    Jas Gilmore little boy

    Wm Dabbin
    Nancy do wife
    Nams of Child

No children listed!"

and from the 1825 Visitation:
"Gortnamaigh (Gortnamoyagh)

    Thos Davidson
    Agnes Davison
    Mary Davison
    Eliza Davison
    Willm Davison
    Martha Davison
    Easther Davison

Davison? This name is exceedingly difficult to make out and this really is a

    Page 57 ends here"

Hope this is of interest.

John Woods

New Zealand

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