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A Brief Memorial of the Deceased Members of the Glendinning Family

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Date: 1613 [unknown]
Location: County Londonderry, Irelandmap
Surnames/tags: glendinning londonderry
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The Book

This is a booklet originally published in 1902 discussing the history of a line of the Glendinning Family originating in County Londonderry, Ireland.

The Family


The place of settlement is described as Brackagh in the book. There are a lot of townlands called Brackagh, however I think this must be Brackagh, parish of Lissan, because:

  • It has three neighbouring townlands -- Clagan, Dunmore and Mobuy (all Lissan) -- all of which seem to be the homes of children of Polly Glendinning.
  • In the biography of William "the Elder", both Dunmore and Clagan are described as "adjoining" towns.
  • In Griffith's it only has the landlord and two other names: Robert Clendenning, and William Clendenning.

Alternative surname spellings

All of these have been seen in various Irish records:

  • Clendenning, Clendining, Clendening.
  • Glendining, Glendenning, Glendinning.

For WikiTree I've settled on Glendinning for LNAB as seeming to be the primary version of the spelling.

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Possible errata

Mary Ann (Graham) Hanna (bef.1783-)'s father is named as "Alexander Graham" in the book, however family letters indicate that her father was named Thomas. This may just be a mistake.

Timeline issues

The book presents the following chain:

  • William Glendinning moves to Ireland in 1610, first living at Siskenore and then Brackagh.
  • William has a son Alexander.
  • Alexander has a son William.
  • William has a son William born in 1768, at Brackagh in the house that the family has occupied for 150 years.

This is about 180 years for 3 generations which, while not unheard-of, would be extremely unusual. Perhaps there is at least one other generation that has been skipped here.


(I hope to fill this section out as I go , with a tabulated summary of the genealogical information).

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