McCracken and McCallum Searches

For anybody that is searching for family links in the N. Ireland area outside Co. Antrim. If need be I will start separate area forums

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McCracken and McCallum Searches

Post by cargocult »


Me again.

This time I'm looking for early details of McCrackens and McCallums.

Samuel McCracken (born c.1786)t seems to have left Ireland with his wife Mary Hinds/Hynes around the 1820's and settled initially in Maybole, Ayrshire. His son, Frances married Mary Ann Shearman (various spellings) there in 1828. I seem to have most of their details after this date, so its the earlier Irish end of the spectrum where the gaps are. I think they all came from Dromore C.Down, but have been unable to track them so far. Mary Ann S. may have come originally from Lisburn, but that's a bit of conjecture.

Charles McCallum and his wife, Martha Apsley came to Scotland from Ireland around 1835 but I don't have any earlier details than that, other than two of their children were born in Ireland and the rest in Scotland.

Any further earlier info. on these two families would be gratefully received.

Best Wishes,


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