Dear Len

I have been impressed by your knowledge of genealogy and hope you can help me 
trace my County Tyrone ancestors. My Grandfather, Thomas Booth emigrated to 
Scotland c. 1900 age 14 with his parents Thomas Booth and Jane (nee Gilchrist). 
I have a copy of their marriage certificate which states they were married in 
Camus-Juxta-Mourne Church. Thomas’ father is listed as Robert Booth and Jane’s 
father as William Gilchrist.  I found several of their children listed in the 
First Presbyterian Baptisms list but my grandfather was baptised in 
Ballindrait, Donegal in 1886. I have found several Robert Booths but I am not 
confident that one of them could be my Great-Great Grandfather. A fragment of 
the 1851 census shows a Robert Booth living at Liskey married to Eliza (nee 
Barbour or Barber) with 4 sons, the youngest of which is a Thomas aged 2. Can 
you help me verify or suggest how I can. I am willing to travel to Ireland 
again but would be grateful if you could give me some tips.
Thank you in advance.
Lesley Anderson ( nee Booth)

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> On 6 Jun 2018, at 08:42, Len Swindley <> wrote:
> Hello Listers,
> Whilst browsing through the Londonderry newspapers I found the following 
> personal announcement with a U.S. connection:
> April 5 1875 (Londonderry Journal)
> [Death] March 14, suddenly of typhoid fever, at Hanover, Missouri, United 
> States, JOHN PERCIVAL, son of the late Dr. MOTHERELL, Castlederg, county 
> Tyrone, aged 25 years
> and decided to search for any further references to this family and it was 
> possible to locate the following:
> September 4 1857 (Londonderry Sentinel)
> [Death] On the 29th August, at Holme Cottage, Castlederg, ROBERT, second son 
> of JOHN MOTHERELL, Esq., M.D., aged 12 years
> April 28 1865 (Londonderry Sentinel)
> We are happy to observe that Mr. WILLIAM W. SMYTH, fifth son of the late JOHN 
> SMYTH, Esq., Dartons, Castlederg, and brother to A. W. SMYTH, Esq., surgeon 
> to the Charity Hospital, New Orleans, La., having been publicly and solemnly 
> examined on four several days, obtained the diplomas of the Royal College of 
> Physicians and Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He began his 
> professional studies under JOHN MOTHERELL, Esq., M.D., Castlederg
> March 18 1873 (Londonderry Sentinel)
> [Death] March 15, suddenly, of typhus fever, at his residence, Holme Cottage, 
> Castlederg, JOHN MOTHERELL, Esq., M.D., in his 63rd year
> January 6 1877 (Londonderry Sentinel)
> [Married] January 2, at Duncairn Presbyterian Church, Belfast, by the Rev. 
> Wm. Patterson, Bangor [Co. Down], THOMAS DUNCAN, Esq., M.D., Fintona, to MARY 
> ELIZABETH, only daughter of the late JOHN MOTHERELL, Esq., M.D., Castlederg
> I’m hoping that this information may be useful to a researcher.
> Regards,
> Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
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