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I was born Elizabeth Daisley Doherty ,in Falkirk at 24 Randyford Street,i had 3 sisters Mary Ellen Patricia, Bridget,Margaret one brother William named for my Daddy, William James Doherty.
Who was born July 25 1897 in Claggan, Clonmany, Donegal His Dad was Philip, Mother Bridget Kelley. He married my Mum Jessie Sharp Daisley on 31ST October 1924/. In Falkirk at St Francis RC Church.
This name is the 15th. Most common name in Ireland and originated in the neighbouring Barony of Raphoe. In numbers the name comes second to that of the Gallaghers. In the days of long ago the Doherty clan gave names to their territory of lands, Tir Connail (Donegal) and Tir Eoghain (Tyrone). One of the clan, Conail, descendant of Niall of the Nine Hostages, having won posession of the area, gave it the name Tirconnail, and his brother, Eoin, did likewise, and gave his area the name Tir Eoghain.
Like the Gallaghers, the Doherty's have Royal blood in their veins when members of the clan were Kings of Tir Connaill and were at the forefront until the time the Normans invaded Ireland. After the departure of the Norman's, Sir Cahir,(Charles), O'Dougherty, ruled Inishowen and Derry City until the arrival of the English, when he had to join the Flight of the Earls. The clan name, "Docharttach" means hurtful.

My Mothers name was Jessie Sharp Daisley she was Born on August 6Th 1906 at 229 High Street Linlithgow. She had 2 sisters Jeanie and Elizabeth.

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