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Offline Rob McCue

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Worlds Oldest Mason
« on: Monday 01 February 10 22:37 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

I am doing research on our family, and apparently my Great Great Grandfather was reputed to be the worlds oldest mason.

His name is Charles McCue .

"Charles McCue, born on 14th June 1756 in Northern Ireland became a Mason at the age of 18. He migrated to Canada in 1837 and affiliated to St Johns Lodge No: 68, Ingersoll, Ontario. When he died on 5th May 1870, he had been a Mason for almost 95 years!"

Charles was just shy of his 114th birthday when he passed away.

I have heard he was from Maghermask Ireland, can anyone help me locate where this is and how to find more info of his family in Ireland.

Cheers,

Rob McCue

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Re: Worlds Oldest Mason
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 February 10 11:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rob,
Welcome to Rootschat.
Someone else in the past has been researching Charles. There is an submitted entry on the IGI at Familysearch;

Charles McCue
Birth, 14 June 1756, McGibbery, Antrim, Ireland
Died, 05 May 1863

So the date of death does not match with yours.
Do you have his Death Cert?
It may contain extra info.

trish :)
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Re: Worlds Oldest Mason
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 February 10 12:19 GMT (UK) »
Rob, I think the place you mention is Magheramesk which is the civil parish, it's possibly a townland as well, and the Mcgibbery that Trish mentions could be Maghaberry, which is a townland in that parish. You should be able to find it a couple of miles north east of Moira, in county Antrim, on a map. Maghaberry would be more famous these days for the prison.

Tony

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Re: Worlds Oldest Mason
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 11 January 11 07:27 GMT (UK) »
Hello my name is Nathan Charles Mccue I am a direct decedent of Charles McCue, my middle name is Charles in honor of Charles Mccue, I have heard the same story, of he was the oldest living freemason in the world at the age of 114 and he also was in the Canadian parlament, and is buried in Chatem Ontario, there is a statue of him there, my uncle went to Belfast Ireland but not the same family.I believe my great grandfather was his son, Christopher MCcue, he was a doctor in Goodles Michigan and was ware my mother grew up. The University of MI is studying our family to see why we live so long, they asked us to give blood so they could run tests on it to unlock the mystery. That's about all I know

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Re: Worlds Oldest Mason
« Reply #4 on: Monday 20 November 17 00:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi there, I am told I am a descendant of this same Charles McCue.  I am the daughter of William Charles McCue, granddaughter of Mac McCue, great granddaughter of William McCue.  I am very interested in making connections with some relatives!  I live on Vancouver Island, Canada.