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Latticia Stevenson & Hugh Sharp
Coagh Presbyterian, 1708–1711
Memorials of Irish deeds:
- McGuffag to Marshall 1750
- Riky to Charter 1761
- Caulfeild to Caulfeild 1760
Lease: Templeton - Shuter 1733
Draft Marshall ancestor chart
Complete list of 2016 updates

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The Arborealis logo is a stylized photograph © Alison Kilpatrick. It depicts an estate worker's cottage in Derrykintone townland, parish of Aghaloo, county Tyrone. The Earl of Caledon built these cottages just outside the western wall of his estate in the early 1800s. About a dozen have been refurbished, while others are in a derelict state. Formerly of Glenarb, our third great grandfather, James Huggins (1775-1860), lived in one of these cottages during his elder years—with his daughter, Anne Jane (1812-1893), and her husband, John Rodgers (1809-1913), who worked as a herd for the Earl.

Welcome to Arborealis.
This site presents family and local history studies researched by Alison Kilpatrick. Arborealis features biographical sketches, timelines, transcripts, and local history notes, ranging from England and Ireland as countries of origin to places where our emigrant ancestors settled overseas. Many of these stories have recurring Themes, which are listed in the sidebar to the right. ☛ ☛ ☛

Research for this family and local history project began in 2000 and is ongoing. The undertaking to present research findings to Arborealis and in book form will be of several years' duration. If you share a research interest, contributions of photos and information would enhance our respective and combined work—and will also be gratefully received and credited appropriately. The Research pending & Family history mysteries pages outline unresolved questions & suggestions for further research.

Featured photograph:

Kilpatrick children, Toronto c.1895:
Maggie, Robert, Alf, Catheline, Stephen,
and John Stuart. Surviving children of

Robert Gordon Kilpatrick
of Prescott, Ontario—whose family fled the Great Famine in Ireland in 1847—
 Sarah Selina Huggins (1855–1928),
born in Barnet, Herts. of Irish parents.
Sarah emigrated to Canada in 1874.

"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there."—Lesley Poles Hartley (1895–1972), The Go-Between (1953).

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