Thanks for your replies. Carmen, I see Moyle road on the map also. Len, I can’t find a place to buy the book: Ardstraw: Historical Survey of a Parish – Canon John H. Gebbie (Strule Press, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, 1968) Do you know where, or is there an eBook version out there?
>From the Sir Thomas Maclear Obituary there is a description of where Moyle >Cottage might be. It says: “On a gentle elevation overlooking the little town of Newtownstewart, and commanding an exquisite view of the winding river and valley below, stands Moyle Cottage, where Sir Thomas first saw the light , some eighty-two years ago.” This seems to indicate it is above Newtownstewart, and I would presume that the winding river below would be the Strule. Tom From: Carmen Ferguson Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:01 AM To: Len Swindley Cc: Tom Chambers; CoTyroneList@cotyroneireland.com Subject: Re: [CoTyroneMailingList] Moyle Cottage I've not heard of Moyle cottage but there is a Moyle Road just outside of Newtownstewart. Carmen in Ottawa Canada On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 8:15 AM, Len Swindley <len_swind...@hotmail.com> wrote: Hello Tom, I can’t give you the location of Moyle Cottage in Newtownstewart, but it would have been close by the River Moyle, perhaps in Moyle Glebe townland. Referring to Ardstraw: Historical Survey of a Parish – Canon John H. Gebbie (Strule Press, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, 1968) Page 108 ......Between 300-400 names eminent in professions, educated in this parish. It contains a Dean of Maynooth, several Rectors in the clerical section. Of medicals, three who have won the honour of knighthood. “And all this from a parish whose only resources are agricultural, whose gentry are few, and where the average size of farms is under 20 acres of but middling land.” A brief selection of these names: Sir Thomas MacClear, astronomer Royal and Cape of Good Hope, friend and adviser of David Livingstone. His uncle, Doctor Sir George MacClear . Both born in a cottage at Moyle........ Hope this helps, Len Swindley, Melbourne. Australia - Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Tom Chambers Sent: Tuesday, 10 April 2018 9:33 PM To: CoTyroneList@cotyroneireland.com Subject: [CoTyroneMailingList] Moyle Cottage I have seen many references for famous people of Newtownstewart coming from Moyle Cottage. This includes the famous astronomer Sir Thomas Maclear and other Sir xxx Magrath. My interest is that Martha Maclear (Sir Thomas Maclear brother) married my 3rd Great Grandfather John Chambers. So, does anyone know where Moyle Cottage is/was and who then was Moyle? Tom Chambers Names in eminent professions, educated in this parish. It contains a Dean of Maynooth, several Recotrs in the clerical section. Of - _______________________________________________ CoTyroneList mailing list CoTyroneList@cotyroneireland.com http://mail.cotyroneireland.com/mailman/listinfo/cotyronelist_cotyroneireland.com
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