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Whitaugh Armstrongs
« on: Saturday 26 July 08 08:22 BST (UK) »
Hello All,
History records that 'Sim the Laird' of Whitaugh was a powerful reiver in the early 1500's. Two unusual christian names occur in the Armstrongs of Whitaugh 'clan' - Quentin (Quyntin, Quentain etc) & Lancelot (Lance, Lanty, Lenty etc).
I recall that  two Armstrongs with the above christian names died around 1611, one of them after being held prisoner in Northumberland.
I've seen these names listed in trees in the early 1700's in America - Pennsylvania & Tennessee in particular.
My question is: Does anyone know of any Lancelots or Quentins who lived during say, the 1610-1700 timescale? Also, any who left for Ireland or America?
I have info on a Kirkandrews Upon Esk, Cumberland Lancelot who was a Royal Navy surgeon at the Battle of Trafalgar. He later lived in the cottage by Gilnockie Tower.
Thanks,
Bob
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Re: Whitaugh Armstrongs
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 August 08 15:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Bob,

I've just come across a Lancelot Armstrong who married Isabell Rewcastle in 1798 at Corbridge (next to Hexham, Northumberland.)
In the baptisms for Corbridge, i've found John Armstrong, aug 7th 1799 son of Lancelott Armstrong of Corbridge, Surgeon, native of Langholm, Scotland and Isabell Rewcastle of Corbridge.

My 5th great grandparents were John Armstrong and Ann Rewcastle, they were married at Hexham, Northumberland in 1768.
As far as i can tell so far, Ann Rewcastle and Isabell Rewcastle were from the same family, cousins or aunt and neice.

My 5th great grandfather John Armstrong had a relative Dr John Armstrong (1749-1815) whose father was John Armstrong, (1709-1779) Apothercay and Surgeon of Brampton, Cumberland.

Dr John Armstrong (1749-1815) had relatives Charles and William Armstrong who were East indies merchants, later on they went to Mobile, Alabama where they were cotton merchants before returning to England.. I understand they may have had family out in the USA.

Charles and William Armstrong father, another John Armstrong had Armstrong relatives in Graitney, Kirtleton and Bowholm, Canonbie.

Does this connect with anything you have?



Regards
Rewcastle.


p.s. found this site last night, just search for Armstrong. link




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Re: Whitaugh Armstrongs
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 August 08 15:55 BST (UK) »
Brilliant work, Rewcastle
I'll check through my papers & get back to you. I'm in touch with a lot of US Armstrongs as part of my DNA work: I'm a co-admin for the Armstrong DNA Surname Group.
I'll try to get back to you this evening when our visitors leave!!!
Cheers (& thanks)
Bob
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Re: Whitaugh Armstrongs
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 August 08 10:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks for all the leads, Rewcastle
I'll search through them all
Cheers
Bob
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Re: Whitaugh Armstrongs
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 30 August 08 11:25 BST (UK) »
Baptisms from the OPR's on SP

20/06/1736 ARMSTRONG LANCELOT son of WILLIAM ARMSTRONG at Graitney or Gretna DUMFRIES

07/09/1740 ARMSTRONG LANCELOT son of WILLIAM ARMSTRONG and SUSANNE BLYTHE at Graitney or Gretna DUMFRIES

11/09/1743 ARMSTRONG LANCELOT son of JOHN ARMSTRONG and JANET BELL at Langholm or Staplegorton DUMFRIES

20/03/1748 ARMSTRONG LANSELOT son of JOHN ARMSTRONG and JANET BELL at Langholm or Staplegorton DUMFRIES ( the 1743 Lancelot must have died as a child)


There is only 1 record for a Quintin on the OPR's

14/02/1854 ARMSTRANG QUINTINE son of JAMES ARMSTRANG and ANNIBAL DICK at Maybole AYR

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Re: Whitaugh Armstrongs
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 30 August 08 14:11 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sancti,
Your input greatly appreciated,
Cheers
Bob
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Re: Whitaugh Armstrongs
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 31 August 08 22:12 BST (UK) »
There is a Quentin Armstrong who died at 'Row' a farm in Bewcastle Cumberland in 1689.
I only know because there is an Inventory for all his possessions.

His wife was Elizabeth

That's about it.

Judy
CUMBERLAND  Armstrong Little Nixon Richardson Pearson Watson Braithwaite
WESTMORLAND  Richardson Dent Nicholson Hanson Kersey Smith Heigh
DURHAM Reed Smith Reay Hammond Metcalf Bell
Thompson Armstrong Branford Parkin Heaton Oates
NORTHUMB'LAND Nixon Johnson Armstrong Branford Thompson
DUMFRIES Armstrong Bell Halliday Little Carruthers Johnstone
YORKS Richardson Branford Siddle
ROXBURGH Jackson Elliot Armstrong Scott
FIFE Adamson Gosman Brown
AUSTRALIA Richardson Dent Hanson Kersey

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Re: Whitaugh Armstrongs
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 31 August 08 22:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks Judy,
As you know, Bewcastle is another Armstrong hot-spot.
Cheers
Bob
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Re: Whitaugh Armstrongs
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 31 August 08 23:26 BST (UK) »
Doing a free search of the OPR banns and marriages on SP gives a record for

Lansolet Armstrong in 1674 at Langholm Dumfries

Unfortunately I'm out of credits to see what his brides name was