his Family History ,so far it has taken him from Roskeen in the Highlands, to
Sunderland and Teeside, and from Northern Ireland to Ayrshire and Tyneside...
of the names researched are:.. Lemon,
McGee, McGhee, Magee, Wyper,
Baker, Holland -
Reid and hopefully a lot more to come..
Some of the
towns and villages related to my search are:... Galston,
Larkhall, Roskeen, Cromarty, Shotts, Tynemouth, North
Shields, South Shields, Jarrow, Chirton, Percy Main, Dunston,
Thornaby, Haltwhistle, West Sleakburn, Bedlington.
was born in Dunston, Gateshead in the North-East of England, I don't think that
I have ever felt ' English'. My father James 'Jock' McGhee was born in Larkhall
in Lanarkshire, Scotland, but I have always considered myself as a 'Geordie'
first before anything else. For many years I have enjoyed a drop of the Guinness
and have always enjoyed Irish music, so I was excited when I discovered my Irish
connection a couple of years back. Then when researching my mother's side of the
family in 1998, I found that 'most roads' led to Scotland, in fact my English
blood was getting thinner all the time............' But I'm still a Geordie'
........ however, I believe through my research that my origins are truly
Scottish, and that my roots may be set in stone up there 'over the
border'......but ! ( does this mean that I now have to support the 'old enemy'
or still support the 'auld enemy' ?.('this
is soccer talk')................
sorry 'bonny folk' but I'll have to stick with the latter !
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