Hi Mark and all- My branch of the family moved to Londonderry in the Ulster Plantation, then on to Nova Scotia about 240 years ago. Hence we are a bit out of touch with our Scottish and Ulster cousins!
I was interested in your comment about Creelmans using the Glasgow tartan.
I understand most Creelmans in the British Isles can't trace their direct lines back too far- but I would be very interested in any other general history or local knowledge from the Ulster or Scottish branches of the family.
Family stories, occupations, religious variants, thoughts on whether all Creelmans are likely the same family...it would all be fascinating.
My branch of the North American Creelmans descends from Samuel Creelman, born about 1728 in Coleraine, Londonderry. He migrated to Nova Scotia in 1761 on the Hopewell.
We have the story that we were Ashmore's at one time, probably in Scotland, and the name was changed because they were often seen moving goods in creels on horseback. There are various versions of this, with the creels and horses in all. Ashmore is still used as a first or middle name by some.