Crisa was the elder Williams sister:
From: Memories of a worthy ancestry : a genealogy of John and Jane McClure beginning in 1679 (short version)
By Charles Dennie McClure and Pamela (Pam) Henley McClure.
May 1,2007. http://contentdm.byu.edu/u?/FH27,37844
Page 2 on website.
" John McClure (1715 - March 10, 1813) married Christian (Crisa) Couey (1727 - After1790). John's birth is recorded in the 1793 McClure Bible which belonged to John GravesMcClure and Mary McKnight McClure. In 1752, the family was living in Fasnameagh,County of Antrim (near Ballymena). William McClure, the elder son of John andChristian (Crisa) Couey McClure, was baptized on September 19, 1752, at Gloonan,County of Antrim, Ulster by Rev. John Cennick. Interestingly, Rev. Cennick was thefounder of the Moravian Church in Ireland. The members of the John McClure familywere likely involved with the Moravian Church at that time.There is evidence that by 1767 John and Christian had made the decision to immigrate tocolonial South Carolina. The John McClure family sailed on the Britannia departingfrom Newry Harbor in County Down, Ulster (Northem Ireland) on Monday, May 4,1767. According to the South Carolina Gazette (Vol. XXXII, No. 1664), the ship,Britannia arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina on Saturday, August 22, 1767. Thecomplete trip from Newry, Ulster (Northem Ireland) to Charles Town, South Carolinalasted 111 days.Members of the Couey family were also passengers on the ship. It is probable that theCouey family had lived near the family of John McClure in County Antrim in what istoday Northern Ireland. William Couey (1730) was a brother to Christian (Crisa)McClure. William's wife was Jane Couey (1737). Other siblings of Christian (Crisa)Couey McClure were Samuel Couey (1732) and Janet Couey (1734). These twoindividuals also made the trip from Ulster (Northem Ireland) to colonial South Carolina.The early members of the Couey family could possibly have been French Huguenots.The Huguenots were French Protestants who were members of the Reformed Church,which was established in 1550 by John Calvin. Many ofthe Huguenots came to Ulster(Northem Ireland), and since they, too, were Calvinists, for the most part they joined thePresbyterian Church and soon became part of the Scottish communities.The McClure and Couey families immigrated to South Carolina as Protestant refugees onthe encouragement of the Bounty Act, which was passed by the General Assembly of theColony of South Carolina on July 25, 1761. The Act offered land to poor Protestantrefugees who chose to take advantage of this opportunity to establish residence incolonial South Carolina. Land was offered on the basis of 100 acres for the head of thefamily and 50 acres for every other individual in that particular family unit. Additionally,
four pounds sterling was to be paid to defray the expense of the passage from Europe to.
South Carolina for individuals above twelve years of age and two pounds sterling paid forrefugees under twelve and above two years. The money was to be paid to the owner ormaster of the vessel unless the refugee had already paid for his passage. It was requiredthat each refugee provide a certificate from either civil or church officials stating that hewas indeed a Protestant and of good character. No other colony ever offered such
favorable terms, so in 1761 a flood of emigration from Ulster (Northem Ireland) began.".
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