My great-great-grandfather was HENRY GIVENS from Anahoe townland, in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.He may have had a sister named MARY GIVENS, who married a Mr ROBERT LOAN and had a son, Henry (born circa 1869/70).I have not been able to prove this connection and, to date, it is only a word-of-mouth report.
I understand that Henry Loan (possibly spelt "Loane") had 3 sons: Robert (Bobby), James (Jim) and Norman, and that they lived in and around Aughnacloy.
Henry Givens and his wife, Sarah, had at least 4 children, viz:-a son, also named Henry, (b: 1852); Eliza (b: 1855); my great-grandmother, Rebecca (b:1860); and Emily (b:1862).
Rebecca married William James KNOX from Dernaborey in 1881.She died in 1938.
I am seeking information on this branch of the Givens family and also their possible connection to the Loan family.If anyone can shed any light of my great-great-grandfather's family tree, I should greatly appreciate hearing from you.Many thanks for your time.