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Philip McDevitt - Fahan
« on: Tuesday 23 April 13 11:21 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help please.

Dr Philip McDevitt - (former Bishop of Derry 1766-1797) buried in Fahan ( his birthplace) 1797.

Can anyone help with info of which McDaid/McDevitt family he may be related to in that area. Thank you.

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Re: Philip McDevitt - Fahan
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 14 May 13 22:25 BST (UK) »
Managed to get more info on this family, but still would appreciate some more help.
Dr Philip McDevitt was born approx 1710 - died 1797 and buried in Upper Fahan(birthplace).  he had two brothers William and John and 4 sisters. His sisters or their children married families Doherty, Houton, Nulty, Green, Carlan. he also had two grandnephews Charles and William O'Donnell of Rushville.  These were the children of his niece Margaret who married Owen O'Donnell ( brother of suceeding Bishop of Derry Charles O'Donnell ).

I am trying to trace any descendants on 1901/11 census , or marriages, emmigration etc. Anything basically that can help me find present day families . Thank you.

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Re: Philip McDevitt - Fahan
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 September 14 02:05 BST (UK) »
I may have information that could help. I'm researching James McDevitt Born: 1775 Cabry, Donegal, Ireland. I believe this is only about 10 miles from Fahan. It is possible that James could be the son of William or John.  If we can find a connection between Dr. Phillip McDevitt and James McDevitt, then I have that line traced back to the present day in the U.S.

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Re: Philip McDevitt - Fahan
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 September 14 11:24 BST (UK) »
http://www.donegalhistory.com/old/da59.pdf

Philips McDevitt on this site

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Re: Philip McDevitt - Fahan
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 17 September 14 19:20 BST (UK) »
This is wonderful reading.. Thank you so much for sharing it..

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Re: Philip McDevitt - Fahan
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 18 September 14 10:52 BST (UK) »
I am sure the donegal site will be able to help you.

If you go through google or ask jeeves and put in the search box Dr Philip McDevitt lots of information about him comes up.

He sound like he was a great man.

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Re: Philip McDevitt - Fahan
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 18 September 14 17:35 BST (UK) »
I may have information that could help. I'm researching James McDevitt Born: 1775 Cabry, Donegal, Ireland. I believe this is only about 10 miles from Fahan. It is possible that James could be the son of William or John.  If we can find a connection between Dr. Phillip McDevitt and James McDevitt, then I have that line traced back to the present day in the U.S.



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Re: Philip McDevitt - Fahan
« Reply #7 on: Monday 14 January 19 09:34 GMT (UK) »
I am also researching Bp. Phillip Mc Devitt and have some information on him. I am especially interested in getting the location of his grave. His nephew Charles O’Donnell succeeded him as Bishop of Derry. 1797 to 1823.

Doherty,McElroy, from Clabby Co. Fermanagh Ireland Gray,and Jessop from Liverpool