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13/07/2012 9:02 pm
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Holmes of Londonderry Antrim
My name is Jeff, I live in a small ruall community outside of Blenheim, Ontario, Canada. Actually I live about a 10 min. drive away from the north coast of Lake Erie,
from where I live.

I am interested in researching my mother's side of the family, whom are " Holmes of Antrim County, Londonderry, Ireland. " My information is scketchy at best but, I will try to make this as easy as possible.

I would like to start off in the year 1610 with a Ninian Holmes of Ballyaghran. This is the only information I have about him. If more information could be found,
that would be great. I believe I do have a son of Ninian's named John with no information &, I also have another son William b. 1640. Ninian may also have other children as well. If answers could be found, I would be a happy man.

My information states William 1640 had a son, William whom was a merchant in Coleraine & may have had a son Samuel. I also believe William 1640 had a son Abraham
b. 1670(est.) of Ballygelagh, Ballyaghran Parish &, Ballyreagh, Ballywillin Parish.
Nathaniel b. 1690 married to a Janet Hunter& their children is also believed to be a son of William 1640. Nathaniel's family is not a problem for I have all the information I need about his family & himself.

Abraham 1670 is a puzzle though what information I have on him is this. A son Abraham b. 1700 married to a Janet Hopkins of Ballykelly. Another son Ninian b. 1715
& died 1772, married to a Mary Erwin. I also have 2 more son's listed with no information to this family they are, Samuel & Paul.

Ninian 1715 along with other sons Ninian, Ben, Tom &, William, 1st had a son Abraham b. 1740, whom immigrated to Chatham, Columbia County, New York, New York.
Married a Sarah O'Neal from Albany, Albany, New York & had children of their own &
From here they immigrated into Eloida, Ontario, Canada. Where Abraham dies, Sarah & children migrate to Chatham, Ontario, Canada where they settle & live the rest of their lives. Abraham's son " The Rev. Ninian Holmes " b. 1785 Chatham, Columbia County, New York, d. 1829 Chatham, Ontario, Canada, is my line of lineage. This is the story of my Irish Ancestors coming to Chatham, Ontario, Canada.

My mother Valerie Marie Holmes b. Mar 7th 1931 - d. Nov. 1st 1997, was the last living survivor of this line of lineage!!!!!!!!

Thank You for all & any help with this topic.

Yours Truly