Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thirty-one Will Transcripts from Coleraine and District

Thirty-one Will Transcripts from Coleraine and District, 1634-1832 by Bob Forrest
 
In this volume, Mr. Forrest makes available the names of hundreds of Scots-Irish and their descendants who settled in the Lower Bann valley in and around the town of Coleraine in County Londonderry during the Ulster plantation. Coleraine was an important port during the Ulster plantation and many families that emigrated from Scotland in the seventeenth century entered into north Ulster through this important gate-way.

Mr. Forrest has trawled the vast archives of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland [and the Registry of Deeds] to make available the wills of thirty-one testators who were residents of Coleraine town and district from 1634-1832. In Ireland, as in other countries, wills are one of the most fruitful sources of genealogical information. Wills are a particular rich source for the family historian as they provide detailed information about family relationships and are clear indicators of the economic and social status of the deceased.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

The Hamiltons of Kype in Avondale, Lanarkshire

The Hamiltons of Kype in Avondale, Lanarkshire by Edgar M. Bralley 

The ancestry of the Hamiltons of Kype in Lanarkshire, Scotland has never been proven until the publication of this E-book by Edgar Bralley. Working with other scholars, relying on previously-published books and manuscripts, and undertaking a careful examination of the Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, the Register of the Privy Council of Scotland, testaments and other primary source materials, he has been able to prove a lineage which connects this cadet to the most senior lines of the Hamilton family. In addition, the book contains charts, illustrations, photographs, and is fully-indexed and every word searchable. It contains a veritable goldmine of data on the history of Avondale and the families who lived there. A must-read for anyone interested in Lanarkshire history and genealogy.
This is the first publication of this massive work. It contains 97 letterhead-size pages plus a detailed 17-page index.

This is an Ebook available for immediate download at UlsterHeritage Ebooks