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13/02/2017 6:10 pm
no-avatar offline killierootsmail

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Boyce Family, Ballydugan, Tullylish, Co Down
I’m interested in the Boyce family of Ballydugan (or Ballydougan), County Down. John Boyce (1815-1897), son of John Boyce and Mary McCormick, was my Gt Gt Grandfather. He married Sarah Ann Forsyth (1820-1902), daughter of William Forsyth and Isabella Harvey, from Dromore, Co Down in Gilford, Co Down on 18th Nov 1844.
John and Sarah moved to Ayrshire, Scotland and lived their lives there in Girvan, Troon, Saltcoats and Ardrossan, having 11 known children along the way between 1843 and 1862. Among them was my Gt Grandmother, Mary Boyce (1846-1915), who married James Welsh in Glasgow in 1877.
A poor relief application made late in life in Ardrossan by John Boyce indicates he was from the parish of Ballydongan, Co Down, Ireland. However, I am sure the reference should be to Ballydugan, close to both Gilford and Dromore.
Trying to get some verification of the marriages of John Boyce/Mary McCormick and John Boyce/Sarah Ann Forsyth, and to establish if John Boyce and Mary McCormick had any other offspring.

Happy to share info and appreciative of any help. (David in Aberdeen, Scotland)

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11/03/2017 2:07 pm