mcnish family from Armagh Ireland......anybody?
I've seen lots of forums tonight on the McNish family history but really haven't seen any from Ireland. My family came from Armagh and my ggggrandfather was Nathaniel and his wife was Catherine. As far as I can tell they had 5 children. The ones I'm most familiar with are James who was born in Ireland in 1818; Alexander who was born in Ireland in 1821; and William my gggrandfather born in 1827 also in Ireland. They came to Canada and settled in a place called Wilford township in the county of Leeds and Grenville. At some point between 1851 and 1861 they all changed their name to Minish and so when looking at records for your canadian ancestors try that name as well.A great number of the McMish family who settled in Ontario chose North Augusta, Brockville, Elizabethtown, Lynn and than some went outwest to Manitoba so you might want to look there for records as well. Any help with my McNish would be awesome.