Bustards in Donegal, Ireland around 1800
I was born a Bustard in Belfast Northern Ireland but my father's family is from Donegal. I have been researching my Bustard family tree in Co Donegal. In the main my line of Bustards have lived round the Convoy area - various townlands including Lisnaree, Magheranappin,Augheygalt and Gobnascale. I have been able to link into tree 13 of the family trees researched by Sylvia Moore and Dave Bustard - so my earliest known Bustard ancester is Robert Bustard born somewhere in Donegal around 1799 and died Gobnascale, Convoy 14th Dec 1886. He has two sons Andrew and James.
I would very much like to find where Robert was born and/ or who he married.From talking to older family members the general consenses is that the family originated in the Townawilly area beside Lough Eske near Donegal town. There are still lots of Bustards living in this area but none seem to be related to me! If anyone ever comes across any info that might relate to Robert please let me know. Thankyou, Jill