Casefile Clues

20 April 2013

Organizing the Scotts

Work continues on the family of John and Rose Anna (Neill) Scott of the Drumachose Parish in County Derry, Ireland.

A search of various databases at FamilySearch, coupled with the online index to baptisms at the Derramore (Ireland) Presbyterian Church has given me a tentative list of the children of John and Rose Anna (Neill) Scott. The earlier records do not indicate Rose Anna's maiden name, but the information on each row of the chart below was obtained from the source indicated.

The events listed are in chronological order by year.

Last Name
First and Middle
Event
Year
Date
Place
Parents
Source
Scott
Alexander
Born
1852
1 February
Drumachose
John and Rosanna Scott
FamilySearch, “Ireland, Births & Baptisms 1620-1881.”
Scott
Elisa Jane
Born
1854
2 Feburary
Drumachose
John and Rosanna Scott
FamilySearch, “Ireland, Births & Baptisms 1620-1881.”
Scott
Marianne
Born
1856
12 January
Drumachose
John and Rosanna Scott
FamilySearch, “Ireland, Births & Baptisms 1620-1881.”
Scott
Elizabeth
Born
1864
13 May
NewtownLimavady
John and Rose Ann (Neill) Scott
FamilySearch, “Ireland, Births & Baptisms 1620-1881.”
Scott
Eliza
Born
1865
12 March
Drumachose
John and Rosanna Scott
FamilySearch, “Ireland, Births & Baptisms 1620-1881.”
Scott
James
Born
1866
18 August
Feeny
John and Rose Ann (Neill) Scott
FamilySearch, “Ireland, Births & Baptisms 1620-1881.”
Scott
Maria
Baptized
1869
26 September
Of Derrymore
John and Rosanna (Neil) Scott
Derramore Presbyterian Church records
Scott
Maria
Born
1869
23 May
NewtownLimavady
John and Rose Ann (Neill) Scott
FamilySearch, “Ireland, Births & Baptisms 1620-1881.”
Scott
Matilda
Born
1871
16 Nov
NewtownLimavady
John and Rose Ann (Neill) Scott
FamilySearch, “Ireland, Births & Baptisms 1620-1881.”
Scott
Sarah
Baptized
1872
18 June
Of Derrymore
John and Rosanna (Neil) Scott
Derramore Presbyterian Church records

What I need to do now is:

  • Locate the original records that were used to create the index entry in the FamilySearch database mentioned above. The index entries are a start, but I need to see the actual information to see if any other details are included--particularly names of sponsors. 
  • Determine why there are gaps in the years of birth for the children from 1856-1864
  • Attempt to track the family in more recent records.
  • Matilda's birth in November of 1871 and Sarah's baptism in June of 1872 warrant some study. 
A chart was used to organize the information as that is this author's preference. I'll wait to perform database entry when I've some connections a little more firmed up. My immediate goal is to try and find out what happened to the parents and see if I can locate any additional siblings for Rose Anna Neill. I'm already fairly confident that she is a sister of Samuel and Joseph Neill, Irish immigrants to West Point, Hancock County, Illinois, in the late 1860s.