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Individual Summary for Daniel McFarland
2 Aug 2012
Ardstraw, Tyrone, Ireland(arr USA 1718)
from 14 Mar 1738 to 12 May 1738
#1 Spouse: "Elinor or Eleanor"
#2 spouse: Margaret Jacques
4 May 1687
"Cannongate", Edin. Sct.
See Worcester (MA) Probate Series A-39918-Will of Daniel McF. 1738, children mentioned were , James McFarland in Brunswick Maine; daughter Margaret McFarland Campbell, back in Tyrone, "Margery McFarland McKelvy" of S.C., son, Andrew McF., Daniel (Jr); and John McF. and Eliner McF. (marr to Samuel Gray).
At least one researcher has listed a Solomon McFarland (of Brunswick Maine) as ason of Daniel McFarland (died Worcester, Mass ca 1738), this would seem very unlikely, as the alleged son Solomon would certainly have been mentioned in Daniel McFarlands Will of 1738 if this were the case
See book by Crane,"Desces. of Daniel McFarland, One of the Scotch- Presbyterians, etc etc", 1907,for details re Daniel
Also see my corres. file on Ruth Rohrbaugh (she has since died)
Daniel and son Andrew left Marblehead ca 1727, brt land in Worcester dated 10-26-1727 200 acres, according to Crane
From, Ethel Bolton, "Immigrants to New England, 1700-1775"...."from Ulster, Ireland, 1718 (Daniel) Husbandman ( farmer ) arrived Boston, 8-4-1718, he and son Andrew noted as Laborers, of Marblehead (Mass); 10-26-1727, he and son Andrew buy 185 acres, in south Worcester MA, near Prospect Meadow; his Will probated 5-12-1738, noted as" being very aged and infirm in body"...Andrew Mcfarland and Matthew Gray were the exec. of the estate (Worcester Probate Series A-39918)...see "Worcester Inscriptions", Page 49 (Cem stones)and Crane book 1907
"Early Mass. Marriages prior to 1800"by William Bailey; hasHannah McF. marr a Matthew Barber 3-16-1758; also a Martha McF marr a Jos. Barber 3-16-1758 Worcester, MA.; a daug.of Andrew, "Rebekah" Mcf. marr one William Browning of Rutland 11-22-1750; also a daugh of Andrew "Margaret" McF marr a James Forbush (of Worcester) on 8-24-1749
From Eliz Wescott file: John McF bapt 1-30-1725/6 (Marblehead Town Rec) also William McF bapt 7-29-1722 (Marblehead Twn Rec)
Marblehead Rec show that an "Elenor" McF marr 11-27-1723, to one David Hood..."both from Ireland "a daughter ,"Margaret" Bapt 11-1-1724...is this the daughter of Daniel or Andrew ???
From Dan Thompson , E Mails from 1999; he speculates that Daniel may have been married to a French woman named "Margaret Jacques" on 5-4-1687 (she has Bapt date of 9-5-1663, in Nouzon, France)....seems he found a Daniel McF mentioned in a published genea for this family, they had moved to the British Isles in the1660's.....but he has no back-up source for this...he also mentions that
she had a brother one Thomas Jacques who died 8-24-1703 in (Londonderry, Ireland) he had 2 chn born in Londonderry; seems his first wife died and he married again 1669 in Ballymena Ireland...see Notes under "Margaret Jacques"... (this appears to be from a published genea by man named "Anjou", and has since been proved to be untrustworthy)
Bolton, 1910, Chap8, reports that the "Boston News Letter" issue July 21-28, 1718, gives the arrival of the "William & Mary" from Northern Ireland, James Montgomery, Master, he notes that it was on this ship that the Rev William Boyd arrived from Londonderry with
his petition listing some 300 individuals, to deliver said petition to then Gov Samuel Shute of Mass.Again he notes that the "Boston News Letter" issue of July 28 to Aug 4, 1718, reported that a ship (no name listed) arrived 7-28-1718 with over 200 pass.,from Ireland. The issue of Aug 4 to Aug 11, 1718 reports the Brig "Robert"(see notes elsewhere about a Brig)with James Ferguson, Master,
arrived from Belfast, Ireland. Yet another ship the "William", arrived from Coleraine, Ireland between 8-4-1718 and 8-11-1718. The same issue of the "Boston News Letter" that gives the arrival of the "William" also reports the arrival of the "Mary Anne" from Dublin,
Ireland. Bolton notes also the arrival of the ship "McCallum", with James Law, Master, out of Londonderry, with many immigrants, about
200 or so, which included the Rev James Woodside. Bolton indicates that it is this ship that departs Boston for Merrymeeting Bay, on or about 9-8-1718, and later returns to Boston,many settlers having stayed in Maine, about 10-7-1718. Bolton notes that in the "Boston News Letter" issue 9-22 to 9-29-1718; it is reported that a ship arrived at Casco Bay, from Ireland, with passengers, one of which was a minister. Bolton theorizes that this refers to the "McCallum" with the Rev Woodside, which seems likely.
It would seem then, that DanielMcFarland and hisFamily arrived in Boston on one or the other of these ships; there is some possibility that James (son of Daniel) arrived in America before his father; Wheeler and Wheeler, in their book, on various maps of the town of Brunswick, and in several lists or tables of the earliest settlers, show that James McFarland owned land in Brunswick as early
as 1717...this may indicate that James McFarland may have been involved with Capt Robert Temple and hisearly attempts to establish an Irish Colony in Maine. Although some researchers have stated as gospel that James McFarland arrived in 1717, and have reported that his association with attempts by Capt Temple to establish a settlement in Maine, there exists not a shred of evidence to bolster these claims.
Several other alleged children of Daniel McFarland, died 1738, Worcester, at least 4 more chn of Daniel ; names that I do not have...."Patience", "Elizabeth", "Samuel", "Duncan"...not sure where they picked these up from...need to research this more...
RE: The other alleged children, of Daniel McFarland of Worcester, as frequently named by numerous other researchers..."Patience" and "
Eizabeth", a "Samuel" and sometimes a "Duncan"....these are NOT CHILDREN OF DANIEL MCFARLAND...these mistaken
researchers frequently indicate as a reference source Crane's, 1907, opus..."Descendants of Daniel McFarland, One of the etc etc etc.
However, a careful reading of Crane, Page 4, clearly indictaes that these names are children of Daniel's daughter, "Eliner" and her husband "Samuel Gray" .
Many sources mention the name of Daniel's wife as Elinor, or Eleanor, or a variation of that, however, what appears clear is that she did not come over with Daniel and his sons or their families...she must have died prior to 1718, in Ireland...she could have been Margaret (Jacques) or an Elinor...it is simply not clear at this time.
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Ellery B. Crane, "Descendants of Daniel McFarland, One of the Scotch Presbyterians who settled in Worcester, Mass.", Blanchard Press, Worcester Mass, 1907, Va State Lib, Richmond VA.
Mrs C. M. Little, "History of the Clan MacFarlane", Tottenville, N.Y. , 1893, Personal Collection/Files ofEMacFarland.
Ruth Rohrbaugh (deceased), Personal Communicationfrom Mrs Ruth Rohrbaugh (now deceased), 1984-1989, Personal Collection/Files ofEMacFarland. Copyrights Reserved., Not to be reproduced electronically/ printed form, without permision.Use of this info by anyone other than an immediate member of the family, without prior authorization will be considered plagiarism,
and will be delt with as such. /s/ E MacFarland.
Doris McF. Davison of Reedville VA (deceased 2005), Personal communication of Doris McF. Davison, letters, Personal Collection/Files ofEMacFarland. Copyrights Reserved., Not to be reproduced electronically/ printed form, without permision.Pers. corres. over a span of years, authorization foruse of this info must be obtained from the family of Ms Davison or this writer,
any unauthorized use will be considerd plagiarism.
Personal Communication of Daniel J Thompson, E-Mails.
E-Mails and his website at familytreemaker.com; "http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/t/h/o/Daniel-J-Thompson/GENE10-
Bolton, Charles K., "Scotch-Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America", Boston, Bacon & Brown Co, 1910, Personal Collection/Files ofE MacFarland.
Personal Communication of Charlee Wilson, Personal Collection/Files ofEMacFarland. Copyrights Reserved., Not to be reproduced electronically/ printed form, without permision.Personal Corres in file re McFarland & Jacques, see also her data at RootsWeb.com, "Jack/Jacks/Jacques & J.V. Thompson Journals".
"NOTICE: All copyrights are reserved by the author, with the exception of information/research kindly provided by the sources listed herein, who maintain their rights to said material; no portion may be reproduced w/o permissionof the author or the sources listed
herein." Such information/research/material as is noted herein may not be reproduced electronically or in printed form, w/o authorization. If authorization is given by this author, or the source as listed herein, such authorization must be displayed in the form of a footnote or
reference in the text. /s/ E MacFarland.
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James MacFarlane, "History of the Clan MacFarlane", David J Clark Ltd, Glasgow, 1922. "On page 94... "The plantation of Ulster of 1608-10 we believe accounts for the settlements of MacFarlanes in the North of Ireland,
particularly in County Tyrone". (Undertakers on lands in Ulster) "Of the 59, 5 were nobles, The Duke of Lennox, his brother Lord D'Aubigny, the Earl of Abercorn, the Lord of Burley, and Lord Ochiltree. With the 2 heads of the Lennox family engaged in the enterprise, it is a fair inference that some of the MacFarlanes took advantage of this scheme and settled in Ulster". "Others of
course went at later times, but this event seems to suggest the first settlement of the MacFarlanes of Ulster, from whom so many American members of the clan are descended"."
My Note: of couse in 1922 DNA tests were not around so author James MacFarlane could not have known that at least one of these MacFarlane-McFarlands was really descended from the MacGregors.
Earl C MacFarland, "Genealogies of the related families of McFarland-MacFarland, Bowman, Rideout, Irvin, Meiselbach, Robicheau, et al", 2001, Library of Congress, CS71.M1422001.