Friday, April 25, 2014

The Laggan Army 1640s

James McKeane, above, believed to be the grandfather of James McKeen of the 1718 fleet fame

One valuable primary source for Scots-Irish family historians is the 1642/43 muster rolls for the Laggan Army. This muster roll includes the many Scottish families settled in east Donegal from Lifford, north into Inis Eogháin.  The list reflects the makeup of the Scottish settlement and there are surnames from the Scottish Highlands, primarily from mid Argyll and Lennox and from the Lowlands, primarily from Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, and Gallowaysrhire.

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  1. Mr. McCain, I would like to discuss more with you personally through my email regarding your project on FamilyTreeDNA. I am not very savy about it so have some questions to ask with regard to the current DNA from my husband which is up there and the cost of upgrading. I joined your project yesterday and you included a note to me regarding the MacNaughton's so would like to discuss that with you as well.