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Mary Holmes was born by June 16, 1632 in what is
now Northern Ireland. One source said Lifford, which is in
Donegal. Another said Londonderry in the
Derry Cathedral, which is about 20 miles north of
Lifford. The Cathedral was complete in 1633, so it
is entirely possible Ballybogan is mentioned. All of
the sources are third hand. However, some have specific
dates and places, so I believe there is documentation
somewhere. I will continue to search for real
records. She was the daughter of James
Holmes and Jane Scott Jennings.
On June 6, 1654 she wed John
Jr. in Londonderry,
County Derry. They were married by John Elwin, mayor of
Londonderry. Present were Alexander Ewing, David
McCullen and oters. With details like these, I do
believe records exist. This was detail was in The Caldwell Family Record
Beginning with Hugh Caldwell and Jane Boyd by Anthony
Hile. There is said to be a copy at the Celarfield
PA Historical Society.
The had the following children. Most were said to
be born in
Lifford, Ballybogan, Donegal and many gave an
exact date, but said "before". I'm guessing that was
the baptism date.
1. Margaret Caldwell, born before Aug 19, 1655
2. Joseph Caldwell, born Jan 9, 1956/7, he wed Jane McGhie and died pre Sept 3, 1730 in Lifford, Ireland
3. John Caldwell III, born pre June 10, 1659. He died in America
4. Mary Jane Caldwell, born pre Oct 8, 1660.
5. William M. Caldwell, born April 20, 1662. He wed Elizabeth Porter and died pre Oct 20, 1725 in Ballycogan
6. Andrew Caldwell, born pre Sept 8, 1664. He died in America
7. David Caldwell, born about 1666. He died in America.
8. Daniel Caldwell, born about 1668. He died in Ireland
John Caldwell, Mary's
died in November 1692. He was buried in Ballybogan
Parish, Nov. 18, 1692. Mary Holmes died in May 1695. She
was buried Mary 14, 1695 also in Ballybogan, Donegal.
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