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Re: Help with place names
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 24 September 20 13:47 BST (UK) »
There are McAllisters in Armoy in Griffiths (1861-62). After this group left, but could be relatives.

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Re: Help with place names
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 24 September 20 15:11 BST (UK) »

Civil Parish of Armoy, Co. Antrim south of Ballycastle.
https://www.townlands.ie/antrim/armoy/
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Re: Help with place names
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 24 September 20 15:53 BST (UK) »
The geographic context may be important, for these folk were living in Campbeltown, and the history of to-ings and fro-ings between there (and the Kintyre peninsula more generally on the one side) and the northeast of County Antrim on the other side - particularly between Ballycastle and Waterfoot - is a very long one.

Edited to add: Just a flavour below about the historical association between the Glens of Antrim and Kintyre, I imagine there is lots more:

https://antrimhistory.net/ferry-me-across-the-water/



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Re: Help with place names
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 24 September 20 16:08 BST (UK) »
Total speculation here (ie. no corroborating evidence whatsoever), but could the first location (with 'Ireland' written above it) be a written interpretation of someone saying Ballynahaville?
https://www.townlands.ie/antrim/glenarm-lower/layd/ballynahaville/

Could the third location be Kilmore Ireland?
https://www.townlands.ie/antrim/glenarm-lower/layd/kilmore/

Edited to add:
I'm pretty confident that 'Effy' was Euphemia.  Reason being, there was the following death record  in Campbeltown in October 1861: Matthew Gillies, a labourer, married to Catherine McAlister, parents Archibald Gillies a mason and Euphemia Gillies (M.S. Gillies), both deceased, the son James Gillies was the informant.   

There was also a marriage of a Euphemia Gillies to a Thomas Ryburn in Campbeltown in 1858.


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Re: Help with place names
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 24 September 20 20:03 BST (UK) »
So sorry for the late reply, my days are getting busier and frustratingly I am finding less time for genealogy.

The reason I am curious about the place names, especially for that of Matthew Gillies, is because I believe he is the brother of my 4x Great Grandfather Daniel Gillies, and his birthplace may well be the same birthplace as that of Daniel.

As gaffy mentioned, the death of Matthew Gillies happened 2nd October 1861 (age 76) parents - Archibald Gillies a Mason & Euphemia Gillies. There is also, on 19th February 1871 the death of Archibald Gillies (age 84), son of Daniel Gillies a Labourer, & Euphemia Gillies MS Gillies. The informant was James Spratt of Lochend, a Nephew. Daniel Gillies grandson was a James Spratt who was residing at Lochend Street in Campbeltown in 1871, who would have been Archibald's great nephew.

Daniel died before 1855 so I don't have his parents names to corroborate unfortunately.

Daniel's wife was Isabella McEachran. She died before 1841, and as I can't find a marriage for Daniel & Isabella in Scotland, am I to assume that they married in Ireland? 4 of their daughters were registered in Campbeltown, Isabella 1823, Elizabeth 1825, Catherine 1828, & Jean 1831.

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Re: Help with place names
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 24 September 20 20:05 BST (UK) »
Just want to say a thank you for all of your responses so far, and to Gadget for the image, and for the links!

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Re: Help with place names
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 24 September 20 20:06 BST (UK) »
Total speculation here (ie. no corroborating evidence whatsoever), but could the first location (with 'Ireland' written above it) be a written interpretation of someone saying Ballynahaville?
https://www.townlands.ie/antrim/glenarm-lower/layd/ballynahaville/


I can definitely read it as Ballynahaville

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Re: Help with place names
« Reply #16 on: Friday 25 September 20 22:11 BST (UK) »
Third location looks like Kilmoris to me.
BRENNANx2 Davidstown/Taghmon,Ballybrennan; COOPER St.Helens; CREAN Raheennaskeagh/Ballywalter; COSGRAVE Castlebridge; CULLEN Lady's Island (LI); CULLETON Forth Commons;CURRAN Hillbrook, Wic; DOYLE Clonee/Tombrack; EDWARDS Wex; FOX Knockbrandon; FURLONG Moortown; HAYESx2 Walsheslough/Wex; McGILL Litter; MORRIS Forth Commons; PIERCE LI; POTTS Bennettstown; REDMOND Ballygarrett; ROCHEx2 Wex; ROCHFORD Ballysampson/Ballyhit; SHERIDAN Monadurtlow; SINNOTT Wex; SMYTH Gerry/Oulart; WALSH Kilrane/Wex

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Re: Help with place names
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 27 September 20 10:23 BST (UK) »
Armoy civil parish is a bit south of Ballycastle-
https://www.townlands.ie/antrim/armoy/

There's a Kilmore in Layd civil parish, County Antrim (along coast from Balycastle)-
https://www.townlands.ie/antrim/glenarm-lower/layd/layd/

I'm wondering if the 1st place could be Ballykenver which is in Armoy Parish-
https://www.townlands.ie/antrim/cary/armoy/ballykenver/

In nearby Ramoan parish are Moyarget Upper & Moyarget Lower-
https://www.townlands.ie/antrim/cary/ramoan/moyarget-lower/
https://www.townlands.ie/antrim/cary/ramoan/moyarget-upper/

All speculation but McAllister is a VERY VERY common Northn Antrim surname.
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!