Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

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Rowan of Co.Kerry

A "Greenhead House" appears on the 1857-58 map of Govan, Glasgow.
This was entirely demolished and the area cleared for housing between the 1893-94 map and the 1909 map.
The site is now where Peninver Drive meets Burghead Place. See map and street view.

John Rowan,
of Greenhead, Govan parish, W side of Glasgow, Scotland,
had issue:

  1. Rev. Andrew Rowan,
    born 1635.
    He went to Co.Antrim, Ireland, 1650.
    Presbyterian minister of Dunaghy parish, Co.Antrim, from c.1658.
    The church was at Clogh (or Clough), N of Ballymena, Co.Antrim (see map).
    He mar 1stly, c.1660, to ---- Mac Phedris.
    Rector of Dunaghy 1661.
    He had issue by 1st wife:

    1. Capt. William Rowan,
      of Derry,
      noted Williamite supporter,
      had issue:

      1. William Rowan,
        had issue:

        1. Jane Rowan,
          mar Gawen Hamilton [born 1729],
          had issue:

          1. Archibald Hamilton Rowan.
            He was born Archibald Hamilton, 1751.
            Changed surname to Rowan to receive maternal line inheritance.
            United Irishman in 1798 Rising.
            Ancestor of Rowan-Hamilton.

    2. Rev. John Rowan.
      Ancestor of Rowan of Mount Davys, Co.Antrim, and Rowan of Australia.

    Rev. Andrew mar 2ndly, est c.1670, to Alice Dunlop [think descendant of Robert II, King of Scotland and of Henry I].
    He died 1717, age 82 yrs.
    He was bur Clogh church, Co.Antrim.
    He had issue by 2nd wife:

    1. Robert Rowan.
    2. Archibald Rowan.

    3. George Rowan,
      born est c.1675.
      [Sir Henry Denny, 7th Baronet] has him as grandson, not son, of Rev. Andrew. But that is impossible given the dates. He had a daughter who married in 1716, so he must be born 1675 or earlier.

Dunaghy Old Rectory, Clogh, Co.Antrim

Dunaghy Old Rectory, main street, Clogh, Co.Antrim.
Think this is where Rev. Andrew Rowan lived up to 1717.

Dunaghy Old Rectory, Clogh, Co.Antrim.
Photo 2010. See larger and full size.
See other shot and other shot.

Dunaghy Old Rectory, Clogh, Co.Antrim.
Photo 2010. See larger and full size.
See other shot.

Dunaghy Old Rectory, Clogh, Co.Antrim.
2011 shot from street view.



Sources yet to be consulted


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