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John McConihe

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Argyleshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: October 1760 (90)
Bedford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
Place of Burial: Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Kennedy
Father of John McConihe and Samuel McConihe

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About John McConihe

The earliest authentic account of the family of McConihe, McConchy, McCouochie, McConaughy, and otherwise in Scotland goes back to the year 1349. The account taken in 1850 from the diploma (of the coat armorial) and papers in the Scottish office of the Lord Lion, King at Arms, now in the Charier chest of the family, is furnished by Lord Moailowbank.

All branches of the family suffered at the hands of the reign of Charles II when the law against the conventicles was enacted. Among those who crossed the channel for conscience's sake were John McConihe and Samuel Campbell, the paternal and maternal ancestors of the present McConihes in America. They took up their abode in Londonderry, Ireland. John McConihe was born in Aberdeen, Argyleshire,,Scotland and removed with his parents at age nine to Londonderry, Ireland. But they were disappointed in their expectations, as they found the laws against dissenters and in favor of Church and State continually growing more and more oppressive. In the summer of 1718 a large number of the Scottish group embarked on five ships and sailed to Boston, Massachusetts, arriving on August 4th.

John McConihe helped to establish Nutfield, now called Londonderry, New Hampshire, before moving to Bedford NH in 1751. He was the first of a long line of McConihe's to live in this country.

He married, as 2nd wife, with MARY KENNEDY.. She was born in Londonderry, New Hampshire in 1692. He d. Oct. 1760; she d. 1778. Both buried at Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Chidren were: John (1740), and Samuel (c1742).

In 1751 he settled in Merrimack, New Hampshire near the present center of the town. He owned a large tract of land which included the property now of the Congregational Church, the library, and the town hall. His descendants were the owners of the McConihe Tavern.

John McConihe died in 1760 at the age of ninety-one years. He was buried in Red Gate Cemetery in Bedford, New Hampshire and later moved to the Last Rest Cemetery in Merrimack.

John McConihe, removed from Argyleshire, Scotland, to Londonderry, Ireland, in 1678, in order to escape the persecution then waged against the Presbyterians, and his sons, John McConihe and Samuel McConihe, emigrated from the latter place in 1751, settling at Merrimac, N.H., where John's son Isaac was born Aug. 22, 1787.

  • History of Rensselaer Co., New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.
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John McConihe's Timeline

December 22, 1669
Aberdeen, Argyleshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
October 10, 1740
Age 70
Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Age 72
October 1760
Age 90
Bedford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States