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McKinstry pedigree

McKinstry pedigree

Linda Richardson (View posts)
Posted: 1 Apr 2000 8:08PM GMT
Would like to know more detail of my maiden name-McKinstry What I have I'll list from my father on back.
Donald John McKinstry 1928 Sask. Canada
William Henry McKinstry 1892 Paisley Ontario Canada
Warren Nelson McKinstry 1867 Bradford Simcoe Ontario Canada
Elizabeth Jane McKinstry 1849 Ireland? (I'd really like more info on her)
Robert McKinstry 1802 Armagh Antrim Ireland
Robert McKinstry 1769 Armagh Antrim Ireland
Lee McKinstry 1737 ? Ireland
Robert McKinstry 1707 Armagh Ireland
Robert McKinstry 1684 ? Armagh ?
Rodger McKinstry 1652 ? Scotland?
Any more detail and their families and there wives etc would be appreciated. I'd love to know where in Scotland and go back even further. Thanks in advance.

McKinstry, Armagh Canada

Posted: 10 Apr 2000 10:33AM GMT
Edited: 19 Feb 2002 1:39AM GMT
I have information on McKinstry ancestors in
Armagh. They moved to Ontario in the early
1800s. Will be glad to send info by US Mail.

McKinstry's in Ontario

Linda Richardson (View posts)
Posted: 10 Apr 2000 10:50AM GMT
I'd love to have the info. I'm not sure how we get ahold of each other......any suggestions?
Posted: 15 Apr 2000 6:19PM GMT
Edited: 17 Oct 2002 5:18PM GMT
Please contact me at afr74@aol.com, we may have a connection also.

MCKINSTRYS IN THE SOUTH AND ABROAD

TALITHA MCKINSTRY (View posts)
Posted: 26 Apr 2000 4:04PM GMT
HI, I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT MY ANCESTORY.I LIVE IN MICHIGAN.
MY FATHER, BOBBIE MCKINSTRY, WAS BORN IN ALABAMA(1950) .AS FAR AS I KNOW, FROM HIS FATHER (ABRAHAM MCKINSTRY 1920'S?) ON BACK, HIS FAMILYIS IN ALABAMA,
I AM AFRICAN AMERICAN AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE ARE MORE AFRICAN AMERICAN'S, AS WELL AS OTHERS OF ALL RACES WITH THE MCKINSTRY NAME.PLEASE SEND ANY INFORMATION REGARDING MCKINSTRY'S IN ALABAMA, IN THE SOUTHERN REGIONS OF THE U.S., AND IRELAND, CANNADA, AND ANYWHERE ELSE, BY EMAIL IF POSSIPLE.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Talitha McKinstry

Linda J McKinstry Richardson (View posts)
Posted: 26 Apr 2000 4:27PM GMT
I sent you an email Talitha but it came back. Write me at waylin@in-tch.com

McKinstry Origins in Ireland and Scotland

Posted: 1 Jun 2000 1:20AM GMT
Edited: 29 Apr 2006 10:22PM GMT
I received the following information from an elderly gentleman Chas McKinstry from Lisburn Northern Ireland.
"Roger McKinstry came from Scotland in 1669 to Templecorran or Broad Island where the first Presbyterian congregation was established in Ireland half a century earlier. The minister came from a village in Scotland a few miles south of Loch Lomond. This is probably why Roger came to this part which is beside the village of Ballycarry which is located 4 1/2 miles north of Carrickfergus. A branch of the family live at Ballyclare a few miles from Ballycarry...I think Roger is the root of all McKinstry's in Northern Ireland....I have not heard of Rodney but in the Irish Rebellion of 1795 a McKinstry was in the Rebel army which was defeated at Ballytun?..."

This indicates that the McKinstry family was from Scotland and fairly new to Northern Ireland. As there were only a few generations most early immigrant McKinstry's probably knew eachother or of eachother. My decendent Rodney McKinstry went to Shirleysburg Huntington County Penn about 1800. he was probably born in the 1780s. An Alexander McKinstry settled the area before him and they were probably related. Do you have any information?

Roger McKinstry

Linda J McKinstry Richardson (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jun 2000 2:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Jan 2007 12:52PM GMT
Surnames: McKinstry
Thanks for the info on Roger McKinstry. I looked through all my McKinstry's and I do not have any Alexander's or Rodney's sorry. Do you know if Roger had more then 2 children? I have a John 1677 and a Robert 1684. I don't have a place of birth for them and I don't have a wife for Robert who is my line. I do have 3 children for Robert. A Robert, John and Samuel. Do you have any info on those? Thanks again. Do you have an email for your Chas McKinstry and would it be OK if I wrote him?

McKinstry Origins

Posted: 2 Jun 2000 12:04AM GMT
Edited: 29 Apr 2006 10:22PM GMT
Chas was 87 years old when he responded to my letter sent a few years ago. He lived on a farm that had been in his family for years. I do not know if he had electricity much less a computer. I wrote to him a year or so ago but received no response. I do not know whether he is still with us, nor whether he is healthy enough to handle mail. He did not seem to know much more than he told me.

I may be going to europe late this summer, I may try and look him up. I hope he is still with us.

I began researching my McKinstry roots about 10 years ago and have had no luck regarding Rodney's origins. I did find two sources on the McKinstry line in the family history center. One by Willis regarding John McKinstry and some other lines in New York and Mass and one book about the Bucks County Penn. McKinstrys Nathan and Samuel. Nathan was born about 1712 and Samuel about 1748. Alexander McKinstry was in the center of Penn Mifflin County in the mid 1700's as well. If you notice, the names of both the NY, Mass and Penn lines are similar- Robert, Alexander, Samuel, James, William, Nathan, Roger.

In examining the Willis book it indicates that Roger came from Edinburgh and his wife's name was Mary Wilson. This book confirms what Chas said about the origins of the McKinstry's as it talks about the persecurtion of the Presbyterians and the first Presbyterian church established in Northern Ireland at Ballycarry in 1613. Willits goes into great detail about the religious persecution that resulted in waves of Presbyterians leaving Scotland for Ireland then seeking their fortunes in America. It appears that many came as young single men and left parents and siblings behind. Rodney, my immigrant ancestor clearly went to an area populated by other McKinstry families. The Rebellion about 1799 is also of interest as a cousin I contacted told about a story of the original McKinstry hiding in a barrel with soldiers seeking him. If Rodney was the rebel Chas spoke about, he might have changed his name.
The booklet about the Penn line includes Nathan and Samuel as the original lines but it mentions little about their origins and speculates that they were brothers although there was no proof offered and they were thrity years apart in age. More likely Samuel was a nephew of Nathan as Rodney was probably a nephew or great nephew of Alexander. Have you seen these sources?
Where did you find you information about Roger's sons. Do you have information from Irish sources?

If John was a son of Roger, Nathan was probably a grandson and Samuel and Alexander (of Miflin County) great-grandsons. Probably some of Roger's sons remained in Ireland and they produced the later waves of McKinstry's. I bet this entire line could be traced fairly easily if the Irish lines could be located.

Southern McKinstrys

Bob Bohman (View posts)
Posted: 29 Jun 2000 9:39AM GMT
Talitha - Still unable to hook up with you via the e-mail address you gave. For Alabama McKinstry's, I suggest you do a search (in Familytreemaker or the LDS site) on Alexander McKinstry. There was a Col. Alexander McKinstry who served (commanded) the 32d Alabama during the Civil War. I have not pursued him, since he is not in my direct line, but believe that he went on into Reconstruction politics in Alabama. Concerning earlier origins, there are at least three immigrations of McKinstrys into this continent. My line immigrated from Antrim into Pennsylvania. There is a branch which immigrated into Mass., and apparently another which emigrated to Canada. I have never researched which line the Alabama McKinstrys may have come from.
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