I am heavily involved in the South Carolina Huguenot projects and slightly involved in the Virginia project. I don't have time right now to work on Ireland. I came across the above-linked article and knew it would be useful when someone was ready to work on the Irish Huguenots. I'm posting the link here so that it does not get lost.
Very cool. One thing that has been a burning question in our family is Pettigrew / Petticrew. We know that they were French originally and we know that the Pettigrews were in Scotland and it is believed that the Petticrews came either from Scotland or from Northern Ireland. We know now that the two families are related closely based on DNA.
Interestingly when William Pettigrew married the daughter of Rev. Gibert, it was "marrying out" for her, although presumably he was a Presbyterian of French origin but the family had been out of France for long enough that their origins were the stuff of legends and he did not speak French like his Huguenot wife.
Using the link in the first message of this discussion, you can get to all the editions of the Cross of Languedoc. I'm searching for more of our Abbeville folk, but I have come across other interesting articles in this newsletter from the National Society.
I also sent the link to our new friend Charles Gillette, because that article mentions his ancestor.
Article states that there were 24 Irish Huguenot colonies. Dublin, of course, and Portarlington, second largest colony, and Longford, the home of the LeFroy family who left France for Canterbury and then settled in Ireland. They had a manor named Carriglass.
So, there's three Irish colonies, now we need someone who will find the remaining 21.
Thanks Erica Howton I was just looking around in the World Wide Diaspora project, noticed the documentation, looks promising.
I am sure we find enough information to create a project.
Will make a start on this on Monday will take the weekend to gather info and study it a bit first :)
I have made a start on the Huguenots from Ireland project
Erica Howton would you be so kind to add the Ireland Huguenot documents to the Irish project too ? Please :)
Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1969 is an Irish Huguenot descendant :)