Miscellaneous info and Nuggets from recent letters (by States, alphabetical order)






Iowa: 1870 Census, Butler County, Butler Twp, in a non-McA/Ininch family (niece? orphan?)



[unreadable], [unreadable]

49    M


b. England

[b. Abt. 1821]



[but not McA/I--], Ann [?]

36    F


b. England

[b. Abt. 1834]



[unreadable], Oscar

 2     M

At home

b. Iowa

[b. Abt. 1868]



[unreadable], Mark [?]

9/12 M

At home

b. Iowa

[b. Abt. 1869]



[unreadable], [unreadable]

15    M

At home

b. Iowa

[b. Abt. 1855]



McAninch, Nancy

15    F

At home


[b. Abt. 1855]



Martin, William

27    F

Farm Hand

b. England

[b. Abt. 1843]



[National Archives, M593, Roll 379, page 641(B); indexed “McAnnack, Nancy, Butler Co., 641”]



Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, 1786:

“Minutes of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania from its organization to the termination of the Revolution. ... The Council met ... [at] Philadelphia, Saturday, February 25, 1786 ... Paper including VIZT: a letter from Charles Thompson, Esquire, dated February 1786, inclosing resolutions of Congress dated February 17th, and April 18th, 1783, and February the 15th, 1786. Also a schedule of French and Dutch loans.

Upon the petition of John Dugan, John McAnninch, Adam West, John Field, George Richter, Edward Frail, Frederick Elmoth, and Henry Deets, convicted of a breach of the peace at last City Court, and a recommendation from the Court, it is Ordered that the respective fines adjudged to be paid to the use of the State by the persons mentioned, be remitted.”

From Colonial Records of Pennsylvania, Volume 14, page 647, found at Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia (call no. F146, P409), by Gary McAninch, Powhatan, Virginia.


Saskatchewan: 1910: “McAninch, Neilson, contractor, living in 1910 in Saskatoon (SK58-192)”, in

The Western Canadians 1600-1910, Volume 2, G-M, edited by Noel Montgomery Elliott, published by Genealogical Research Library, Toronto, 1994, page 1224; source code “SK58” is Henderson’s City of Saskatoon Alphabetical Directory for 1910, pg. 192 [No other Mc(ac)A/I/Ninch(sh) entries]


Scotland: mid-1700’s, Query: “[re] John Roger/Rodger, born Abt. 1745, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland. Sketchy information suggests that his sister Isabel married James McAnish [sic], a weaver. I have plentiful information about John Roger’s time in America (1770 on), but a sort of “heather curtain” obscures his early days in Scotland.” Robert Gates, 804 E. Glenwood Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831.


Ulster: 1600’s “... the Island of Rathlin, six miles off the coast of County Antrim, in Northern Ireland, was claimed as a Scottish island until the time of James VI [I of England, 1603] ... from Rathlin one can easily see the coast of Kintire 14 miles away. Islay, Arran, and the Ayrshire coast can also be seen.

It is a strategic island and in past times dominated the key sea route between Ireland and Scotland, known [to Scots] as the North Channel and to the Irish as the Straits of Moyle. ... The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Venetians had it on their maps, and it was also a haven for pirates and smugglers.

The native Irish considered it theirs, and the great Clan Donald, who had spread ... to Northern Ireland through marriage, tried to colonize it. The old Kingdom of Dalriada in Ireland, which included Rathlin, spread to Scotland, and the incoming Scotti fought and intermarried with the Caledonian tribes.

Scots mercenaries, known as redshanks because of their bare legs and short kilts, took part in the bitter religious and colonial wars of the 17th century ...” [again, highlanders in Co. Antrim, Ireland]

“The Island That Scotland Lost”, by Rennie McOwan, F.S.A.Scot, cover article in The Highlander, The Magazine of Scottish Heritage, Vol. 32, No. 6, Nov./Dec. 1994, pub. Angus J. Ray, Barrington, IL


McAninch Family History NL, V-2  May, 1997  Copyright Frank McAninch   page 1997-10   


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