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Offline Glenn Mccormack

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john scott fellows
« on: Sunday 24 May 15 06:39 BST (UK) »
Married and had 3 or 4 children in and around Antrim ireland before leaving to move his family toAustralia. Eldest child Alexander . Can anyone help with irish  connections?

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Re: john scott fellows
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 24 May 15 07:35 BST (UK) »
When asking for help you need to give us all the details you already know and include dates (even if approx.).

According to the information found for you on your previous thread on AUSTRALIA board-

John Scott Fellows (c1805-1882 Australia) m. Mary (c1820-1894 Australia), daughter of Samuel McDowell & Eliza Patterson.
"If you are looking up what ship they came out on they are under the name Fallows. They came out in about 1851 or 1852. John and Mary brought 6 children and Alexander was 12 and the eldest. It is highly likely they left after the potato famine."*
1. Alexander Fellows (d.1907), "eldest son of Mr John FELLOWS, formerly of Glenwherry, Antrim", m.(1868 Australia) Emma Shadbolt.
?2. Sarah Fellows, "youngest daughter of Mr John FELLOWS, formerly of Broughshane, county Antrim", m.(1873 Australia) William Meharry

* County Antrim was not as badly affected by the Great Famine as other parts of Ireland but people commonly assume this was why their ancestors left Ireland around this time

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Re: john scott fellows
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 May 15 14:47 BST (UK) »
Thanks for tips on posting. I have got a fair amount of info on their arrival in Australia. When it comes to Ireland I hit a brick wall. They were presbyterian. I am guessing the family originally came from England as there are a lot with Fellows surname there but havent found any connections. Have no idea of John scott Fellows Occupation in Ireland. Am puzzled as to why they would have moved from England to Ireland other than they were early plantationers.

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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 May 15 17:16 BST (UK) »
Fellows as a surname was found in Ireland from at least 1700s and could easily be of Scottish origin (also Fallows). If the family were Presbyterian and from County Antrim then that's another indication that they could have originated in Scotland rather than England.
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