Hi folks, pleased to meet your acquaintance. Quick Bio. Marty McAuley who lives in Ballymena, Co Antrim. My McAuley line all comes from within a few miles of where I currently live. At least 4 generations back my McAuleys came from Harryville, south of Ballymena. The two men in the photo are my GG Grandfather Joseph and his brother John (standing) Would love to hear from anyone who has McAuley connections to the area.
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MY Name , James Carl Cauley. Can trace my gen. back to my 4t great grand daddy,said to be born 1740 in Ireland Roderick or roger Cauley. Waiting on FTDNA result to reveal clues All record id US lost in frres in the late 1700s. what do I do after test? thanks
A biographical entry on Angus Macaulay 1843-1915 - 21 May 1898
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Source: Globe & Mail Newspaper Article by John A. Copland
These folks lived near lake Erie, Ontario. Dugald 1858-1916 was the son of John Macaulay 1827-1862 and Annie née Montgomery 1835-1861. There's some great history from this branch. Some sailed the waters of the Great Lakes with all the dangers that implies. Ancestry member, klfalconer posted the original photo. Dugald is a 2nd cousin 3x removed from me :)
This is my only ancester from Ireland. His name is Samuel and his parents were Robert and Martha McJenkins McCauley. He was born in Derry in 1833 and emigrated to the US in 1850. He met and married Annie Mary Beltz in Pittsburg ca. 1863. I have been working on his parents for more information about their life in Ireland but I have hit the wall. Any info would be appreciated.
Much of the myth about Ardincaple Castle has surrounded two parts of the old mansion: the lower terrace wall, suggested by some as dating back to the 12th or 13th century; and the old tower fortalice with its lofty round towers and crenelated keep -- elements that scarcesly existed prior to its acquisition by Sir John Campbell of Mamore (later 4th Duke of Argyll) who purchased the estate in 1718. His son, Lord Frederick Campbell was sasined of Ardincaple in 1761 and commissioned the celebrated architect Robert Adam to renovate the old pile into a new baronial mansion in the Gothick castle-style. Below are two sketches of Ardincaple Castle, one by Robert Adam in 1771; the other showing the completed design with the old tower fortalice (superimposed) which was surrounded by new construction to form the new keep.
The old 15th century castle of Ardincaple, situated on Wester Ardincaple, most likely built by Lady Agnes Menteith domina de Ardingappillis (died 1477). Lower left is from Pont's MS map showing the two towers at Ardincaple, and top right is an architectural interpretation of Pont's sketch.
Computer 3D bird's-eye view of the old tower fortalice from the north similar to the sketch by Pont MS 14b, circa 1584.
Computer 3D model of the old tower fortalice at Ardincaple as was depicted by Timothy Pont MS map 16b, circa 1584.