Re Margaret Hancock (McCleave), Crawfordsburn, Laura Rail The account of the "rich lord" Alexander Gilmore, is nonsense. There never was such a person. There was an Alexander Gilmore or Gilmer who was a neighbourhood frmer. I grew up in the Crawfordsburn area and knew the Gilmer family. They were just ordinary small time farmers. Someone said he owned a plantation. There never was such a thing there. Plantations do not exist in Ireland. I am related to the McFerrens and McCleaves and have extensive knowlwdge of their history. The printed account should be changed for the sake of genealogical accuracy.
Hugh Macartney, M.D., Victoria, B.C.., Canada