Trying to peice together the origin's of McPartlin
So my father Patrick Joseph was born in 1935 in Manorhamilton co. Leitrim (Glenboy) He was one of 12 kids. 3 Are in Chicago. 1 still in Ireland, a few in England and rest are in New York and FL (retired)
one sadly passed on a few years ago and lived in Orgeon.
The kids of these 12 all have a good idea of each other and I think at least one of them have posted on this site.
His father was Peter and his mother was Mary Flanagan. Peter was born in 1890 around Manorhamilton Peter has at least 6 siblings (John, Frank, Michael, Bridget, Catherine, ...)I read on here there may have been as many as 9.
Peter and siblings parents were Frank Mcpartlin and Honor (I've seen a dif spelling on here) Fox. Frank died in 1917 and was born maybe 1840's. We also think around Manorhamilton.
So who's got more of a picture of further back then that?
See I've always hear stories that McPartlin's (MacPartland, McPartland and a few other spellings were at some point from Scotland.Came over when England was letting Catholic Scotts get a peice of land over in Ireland.But I don't know if that's actually true.
There's a few posts on here that mention these names Directly but I would like to find out more.
Oh I also ran into a Neil McPartlin that said this: ----- my father Myles has some relatives over in the US . My father was born in Dowra, Co. Cavan back in 1923 and he was one of 4 children born to Peter & Bridget. Peter spent a large part of his life over in Boston , sending money back over to the family in Ireland
I was born in Birmingham in 1957 so I’m regarded as a plastic paddy apparently.I live in Ljubljana , Slovenia .
Anyway – I need to do more digging as my Dad is 85 and lives in a Nursing Home in Tralee Co. Kerry and really cannot remember all that muchHis sister Phylis (Gilroy) lives in Carrick-on-Shannon which straddles the border between Leitrim & Roscommon and she is the one I need to contact for an insight.
My Dad was actually born a McPartland! And it was only when he went to a Catholic secondary school in Dundalk that he was advised to tell his family that they had a Protestant name and perhaps it would be wise to change it.We are talking around 1935 or so.Having said that, it is not apparent to me, whether we were always a McPartland up to that point, or whether a ‘typo’ occurred a few generations earlier.
I have attached 2 pictures.One is the hardware store my Grandmother ran just outside Dowra (around 1928ish) and it shows Dad with his older brother Frank aka Francis (who died at 19) and my Dad’s twin brother Jack aka John (he’s on the left).
all the above was from some email's I(sean) exchanged with him (Neil)
So any help in going further back would be great!Also I am sure Neil would love to get a better picture of where fit in.