Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fair Day Triangles; part-III

What affect did the  ‘Fair Day Triangle’ theory have on the dispersion of McQuaid/McQuade families in Tyrone and Fermanagh?

This is a part three of a three part post on what I refer to as ‘Fair Day Triangles’, an attempt at determining the size of the foot print that our ancestors lived their lives in.  Part-I & Part II can be found at these links.

Parts I and II of this series gave you a look at the size of the foot print my McQuaid family lived in and the reasons for their travels. As you can see this changed with time. This post will show you where the McQuaid’s (McQuade’s) settled at the time of the Tithe, 1823-1837. Or, how they dispersed over the ‘Fair Day Triangles’.

A picture tells a thousand words, so I will let them tell the story. 



70% of all McQuaid/McQuade families, in County Tyrone, lived within the 12 mile radius circle of Tummery. Dromore Parish, County Tyrone at the time of the Tithe.



100% of all McQuaid/McQuade families, in County Fermanagh, lived within the 12 mile radius circle of Tummery, Dromore Parish, County Tyrone at the time of the Tithe.

The largest concentrations of McQuaid/McQuade families were in Dromore and Kilskerry Parishes.





I have come across hundreds of McQuaid/McQuade families, from Counties Tyrone and Fermanagh, living in the United States, Canada , Australia, Scotland and England, in my search for family connections. They have left their prints across the globe. There are message boards on the WEB dedicated to finding McQuaid/McQuade families in Tyrone. Hopefully this series of posts will help someone that is trying to retrace their family footsteps. The McQuaid/McQuade families have left a print, a 12 mile radius print, in this corner of Ireland.

Part-I & Part II can be found at these links.

1 comment:

Howard Mathieson said...

I am the administrator of the Facebook Scots Irish Ulster Scots group. One of our members recalled this series of articles but had lost the link. He described the content and a second industrious group member found your blog. I have posted a link to our page.

I am a retired geographer and engage in what I call GeoGeneaology. I want to personally compliment you on your research. This is an absolutely wonderful example of "the friction of distance".

If you are on Facebook we would welcome you to join our group.

Thanks again for your work

Howard Mathieson