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Posted: 950702400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1012905980000
Surnames: Magarry, Malcolmson, McGuigan, Boston
I am looking for descendants of Isaac Magarry and Rosanna Malcolmson. They had at leat one son William who married Sarah Boston first and then Margaret McGuigan

Boston Surname

James Boston (View posts)
Posted: 961588800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boston
Looking for relative of William John Boston, Born in Ireland 1854.
He emigrated to the U.S. in 1874, settled in McKeesport PA, just outside of Pittsburgh PA.


Owen Gibbins (View posts)
Posted: 962798400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boston, McGarry, Megarry
I'm not sure if my Boston/McGarry(Megarry) is related to this Boston/Magarry or not.
I am descended from a William McGarry who supposedly married a Rebecca Boston in or around Magheralin, Co Down in 1851 before emmigrating to Australia.

Boston McGarry's

Richard McGarry (View posts)
Posted: 964008000000
Classification: Query
Owen Please contact me as I have info on some Boston McGarry's


Posted: 977486400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1079094160000
I am researching MALCOLMSON from Scotland and Ireland in the 1800s. Can you help? You may be interested to know that, as from today I am administering a new MALCOLMSON Query Board and List on RootsWeb. Follow the link below.


Posted: 979732800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1005540578000
Surnames: Malcomson, Macdonald, Moore
My great great grandfather was Alexander Macdonald, farmer of Ballymoney. It is not know if he was born in Ireland or Scotland.

He married Jane Malcomson, and they had a son H. (Henry?) Wilgar Macdonald, born in County Down, Northern Ireland in 1867. Jane is believed to have been his second wife.
My great grandmother was Sophia Macdonald (1843-1893) who married William Moore (1827-1910), in Presbyterian Church, Belfast, 31st January, 1863. It is believed that she was the daughter of Jane Malcomson because she named one of her daughter's Jane.

H. Wilgar Macdonald, son of Jane Malcomson and Alexander Macdonald, studied Medicine in 1888 in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland. He returned to County Down, Northern Ireland and resided in Newtownards.

Another known brother, was James Alexander Macdonald, born circa 1848, died 1928. He resided at Glenford Place, Newtownards, County Down. He studied Medicine at Queens College, Belfast and was honoured for his sporting abilities (thought to have played Lacrosse). He represented Ireland 14 times against Scotland, between 1875 and 1884. After qualifying in Medicine, he settled in Taunton (Somerset) England and was attached to the staff of the County Hospital. He was Chairman of the British Medical Association and his address in Taunton was 19 East Street.

Their father, Alexander Macdonald's sister, is believed to have been Jane Macdonald, who married Isaac Moore of Ballymoney and their son Isaac Moore was born there in 1818.

Any information regarding these families would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Owen Gibbins (View posts)
Posted: 989496000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McGarry, Boston
After some more research I have discovered that I am not, in fact, descended from William McGarry and Rebecca Boston
Rebecca and William had a daughter Elizabeth, but I am decended from another Elizabeth born 3 years earler.
She was the daughter of a Michael McGarry and Elizabeth Creegan originally of Longford in Ireland.

Re: Boston/McGarry

Posted: 1050491767000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1134268766000
Please contact me at re Michael McGarry living in Frenchpark in 1836. I think I found a record that he came to Australia in 1847. I am not related but my gggrandfather, Patrick Cullen was a neighbour in Frenchpark in 1836 and I have an interesting story to tell you.

Many thanks
Margaret Hille

Re: Malcolmson

Posted: 1099100870000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1104195294000
I am interested in learning more about my G Grandfather David Malcolmson. The 1841 census has him married with several children in Barrow, born about 1800 in Ireland. He died in 1857. He was a Millwright.
D.P. Mill Valley Ca. USA.

Re: Magarry

Posted: 1262898270000
Classification: Query
The William Magarry is my GGGrandfather his first wife was Rebecca Boston and his second wife was Margaret McGuigan. Both Magarry and McGuigan are spelt differently on various documentation.
Magarry Family gathering being planned for 25th Sept 2010 contact me for details


Neil Magarry
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