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William O'Brien (1695 - 1793)

William O'Brien
Born in Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 8 Aug 1721 in Billy Kelly, Londonderry, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Irelandmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 May 2016
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William is thought to belong to an ethnic group referred to as Ulster Scots. Ulster Scots are descended from a group of Protestants (mostly Presbytarians) who migrated from Scotland (mostly the Lowlands) to Ireland (mostly Ulster] beginning with the rule of James I of England. William's son Timothy is characterized as such in a Wikipedia article on Noel, Nova Scotia.

Buried Churchyard of [Anglintow] Ireland.

Marriage Husband William O'Brien. Wife Ester Linton. Child: @P1524@. Marriage 8 AUG 1721/172. Imported only 8 AUG 1720 from Marriage Date and marked as uncertain.


This profile is part of the O'Brien Name Study.
William O'Brien has Irish ancestors.

O'Brien, R.G., Noel and the Genealogy of the O'Briens [(1925)[1]

O'Brien family bible in the possession of John Hilchie

Wikipedia article {see section on Ulster Scots) [2]

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William was not likely to be an Ulster Scot, his wife Ester Linton was however.
posted by Carter O'Brien
This profile is from an old GED file upload and may contain old or un-verified data. The most likely match is O'Brien-2485 (same birth, death and Marriage details,)

Please note that while the names are the same, this is a VERY common name.

Also, the other profile appears to have incorrect and unverified details on the wives of the individual.

posted by Ron McPhail

Rejected matches › William O'Brien KB, PC (1700-1777)

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