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John of Carnashannagh Ewing (1650 - 1745)

John of Carnashannagh Ewing
Born in Carnashanaugh, Parish of Fahan, County Donegal, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 3 Dec 1683 in County Donegal, Ulster, Irelandmap
Husband of — married 4 Sep 1701 in County Donegal, Ulster, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Stevens City, Frederick County, Virginia Colony, British Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Oct 2012 | Last significant change: 18 Jan 2022
20:07: DG Ewing Sr edited the Middle Name for John of Carnashannagh Ewing (1650-1745). (Bio improvement. ) [Thank DG for this]
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John was born in 1658. John Ewing ... He passed away in 1745.[1]

John Ewing was an official in Londonderry at the time King James II besieged the city in 1689. He was subsequently knighted by King William in 1690. He was called John Ewing "Burgess of Londonberry".

"Carnashannagh" is based on the current day spelling of a townland in Fahan-Upper Parish.

Around 1729, John Ewing of Carnashannagh, came to America and settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Several of his children, including William Ewing, ancestor of the Stephens City Ewings, moved onward by the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road to the better land opportunities of the Shenandoah Valley.


  1. "Confession of Faith" book, printed in 1700, supposedly brought to this country by John Ewing in 1729. On page 94 of that book is recorded "John Ewing has departed this life September 23rd 1745 in his 97th year of his age. That would make him born about 1648.
  • DOBSON, DAVID. Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Volume 1. 1984. Reprinted, 1988. 267p.
  • Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.
  • Our Ewing Heritage, with Related Families by Betty J. Durbin Carson and Doris M. Durbin Wooley (1995) Vol.1 p. 247
  • Ewing, William S., "John Ewing of Carnashannagh" Journal of Clan Ewing. 1.3 (1995):, pages 4-6.
  • Ewing, Evelyn and Jim, The Ewings of Frederick County, Virginia, Emporia, Virginia, Unpublished, Revised 2005, page 10.
  • Roe, Myrtle A., Extracted information from A Confession of Faith for the Kirk of God in the three Kingdoms, Ewing Papers. John Ewing (1648-1745). Cecil County Historical Society, Elkton, MD. ID: John Ewing (1648-1745).
  • Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.
  • Registers of Derry Cathedral "Marriages" 1683 3rd Dec, John Ewing and Jennett Wilson, both of this parish, married by license by Mr. William Ker, clarck. Jim McMichael
  • Marriage: Ibid, Appendix 4 Registers of Derry Cathedral 1642-1703, page 8.
  • In the Magee Library, Londonderry is the Burt Book, which is a record kept by the Rev. A. Ferguson, minister of the Presbyterian Congregation at Burt, County Donegal from 1685-1718. "Marriage Sept. 4, 1701 John Ewing & Janet Micklevany"
  • Ewing, Elbert William R., Clan Ewing of Scotland (Cobden Publishing Co., Ballston, Virginia, 1922), page 117.
  • Cemetery marker [1]

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John of Carnashannagh father was not the son of William Ewing-435 as proven by Y DNA Testing. See results at Ewing Family Assoc
posted by DG Ewing Sr

Rejected matches › William D. Ewing (1786-1872)William Ewing

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