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john devlin Posted 19th Aug 2017, 08:30pm
  Hi All

Thanks for all your notes .Not been on site for a long time.

Yes my father grew up in Carfin and his Father Hugh Devlin was one of the families that built the grotto. Most of Carfins residents in the early 1900's were Irish coal mining communities and many related. Still pursuing the family history.
stacey.. Posted 15th Jul 2014, 07:59pm
  Hi. My name is Stacey. I have not read all the comments on here. However I just noticed all the talk about the name Devlin. I am currently on behalf of my mum trying to find her biological father John Devlin of spring burn Glasgow. If anyone could help I would appreciate it a lot. thanks x
Treeza Posted 10th Mar 2009, 09:09pm

I know it's been a while since your post, but I just googled Devlin and found you! This is too much of a coincidence.......... My grandmothers maiden name was Mary O'Brien Devlin b. 1912. Her parents were William John Devlin (he went by John) b 1873 and Jamima Nelson b 1897. WJ Devlins father was also a William John Devlin, married to a Jessie Douglas. It's just stricks me odd that there is the O'Brien thrown in there. Who was she named after? Was it your Mary O'Brien?
Joyce Devlin Posted 11th Feb 2009, 10:43am

My Devlin line arrived in Scotland in the 1850's there were two brothers John Arthur and Patrick. Father John Devlin and Mary Usher.
I have traced the name Devlin back to Co Tyrone in Nr Ireland and if you got to there is five pages of info which might interest you. there is also a good web sight called where you can join for free and create your own family history page. hope this helps. most of the Devlins in Glasgow are descendants of these two brothers. you never know we may be related.
RonD Posted 17th May 2008, 12:49pm
  You know ye're gettin' auld when common words don't right but ye don't know why. Ah meant tae say "redundant" never mind the rest o' the typos!! tongue.gif
Isobel Posted 16th May 2008, 08:49pm
Hi Isobel, was Holy Cross Church Dixon Avenue,your Parish in Glasgow or your present Hometown in ONTARIO.?

Stratson sorry I never did answer your question. Its here in Georgetown my parish is named
Holy Cross.
Chookie Posted 16th May 2008, 03:17pm
  Thanks Ron and woudln't you know, I have that very book. Ma pal aye tells me if all else fails read the directions....duh! That explanation fits better than my stab at "U for Ulster"...So here's me still daein' the Genealogy Two Step....wan step furrit two steps back!
RonD Posted 16th May 2008, 02:58pm
  I was looking at Kathleen B. Cory's book Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry and while thumbing through it I came ipon a list of antiquated terms that apply to wills and land hold ters. Once was "umqhuile" it means late or deceased so possibly that's why the "U" was placed in the certificate even if it seems redunded. The clerk may have been someon of the old school that felt a need for Latin terms on the certs.
Chookie Posted 9th May 2008, 02:42am
  For a while now I've harboured the suspicion that a branch of my family tree originated in Ireland, not something anybody every mentioned to me growing up. I don't believe anybody realized the fact!

I've been stubbornly trying to confirm my suspicions and only tonight got lucky....I think.
I've found a great-great-grannie on the 1861 Census widowed and living in Edinburgh (another wee suprise) indicating her place of birth as "Ireland"...Hot on the trail I dug some more and found another document, a wedding certificate showing the bride's father as a Bernard McGuire, deceased. What's intriguing is that after the word "deceased" there is what looks like the letter "U". Could this indicate Ulster do you think? If it does indicate "Ulster" maybe just maybe I've found the beginning of a thread to follow in the Irish records....and that'll be a totally new experience and adventure, eh?

Has anyone encountered this in their searching?

Fingers crossed!

RonD Posted 26th Feb 2008, 01:55pm
  I am a member of and have had some luck connecting to long lost cousins, some as recent as 3rd cousins (one set of the same great great grandparents). Depending how busy I am I don't always get to catch up on research. Consequently, On it I have these contacts and sometimes forgetting how we are connected. So Sunday I bit the bullet and e mailed them all and blushingly asked how we are related again. Most were very kind and and spelled out our connection. So the next thing I did was mark it all down in a notebook with their names and etc. with their connection to me. I think it is going to work well. I have been able to send them some information that they previously didn't have. Now I have some sense of organization.
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