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Devlin in England

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This is a study to try to find the Father of John Devlin b.1842 Whitehaven

I think I found his father John Devlin, so now I working on him.

1. I entered all the information I could find on my Brick Wall

John Devlin b.1842 Whitehaven, came to the US in 1871, lived in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa d. 1922 chicago father unknown

2. I created a Category to collect all of the people in the study and this page to keep my notes.

England, Devlin Name Study

3. I entered all the close matches I could find.

Possible matches
John Devlin b.1846 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
John Devlin b.1842 St Andrews, London, England, son of Charles and Bridget Devlin
John Devlin c. 1843 Hulme, Lancashire, England, Son of Michael Devlin and Catherin
John Devlin c.1841 Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

4. I took a DNA test and entered all the same sur-name families to see if I could find a connection

DNA connected in myFTDNA to Rich Devlin G-son of John. But not connected in Wikitree
Patrick Devlin c.1786 Ireland wife Bridget -
John Devlin b.20 Dec 1821 in Londondarry, Ireland - Died 18 Jan 1897 in Guttenberg, Clayton, Iowa, - Siblings Mary (Devlin) Henry, Louis Devlin and William Devlin
John Devlin b.1847 in Missouri, d.4 Apr 1924 in Viroqua, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States
Peter Devlin c.1801 Scotland, Wife Catherine (McCannell) Devlin
Henery Devlin c.1845 D. 1 Jan 1900 in Tollcross, Scotland wife Bridget. Children Mary, Jeanie, Catherine, Michael, William, Peter
John Devlin b.1881 in Tollcross, Scotland
John P Devlin b.24 Jan 1912 in Scotland - d.30 Mar 1982 in New York
Archibold Devlin b.1830 Ireland
John Devlin b.1846 Ireland
Archibold Devlin b.1888 in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Margaret (Devlin) Campbell (abt. 1844 - 1913), Munterevlin, Tyrone, Ireland, married Bernard Campbell (abt. 1840 - 1914) GGG son is Predicted relationship: 5th–8th Cousin on ancestory.com edmundmontgomery

4.1 I started to break out the Devlin by country

Category:Devlin-670_Possable_DNA_connected I entered family trees from other web sites that I was DNA connected - I started this after I finished # 8
Category:Devlin_Name_Study I started to enter all Devlin families I could find from Census, church records etc.

5. I entered my DNA into GEDmatch and found the people related to me here on Wikitree.

For a list of DNA connected people, to me, on Wikitree go here.

6. I started a One Name study to try to connect to older profiles.

Devlin One Name study

7. Compared the names to the traditional way of naming children in Ireland

Using the Space Irish_Naming_Patterns John's father would be Arthur Devlin born c.1807 and an oldest Uncle named George

8. Tried to track family movement via Census and other sources



1841 Census St Bees, Cumberland

John Devlin b. Ireland 1812 wife Elizabeth (McLaughin) Devlin had 6 children
1941 Ann, James and Margaret
1851 Ann Whitehaven - James b.1837 Whitehaven - William 9 Whitehaven - John b.1846 Whitehaven - Edward 2 Whitehaven - Margaret 12 Whitehaven
John Devlin b.1784 Ireland - In 1841 John, his wife Ann and two children (John and Mary) were living in Charles Street. St Bee, Cumberland
John Devlin b.1824 Cumberland - Ann Devlin
Neale Devlin Ireland c.1774-? wife Dorothy Develin F 50-54 Cumberland
John Develin M 20-24 Cumberland c.1819 - Margaret Develin F 20-24 Cumberland - Betty Develin F 15-19 Cumberland - Mary Develin F 0 Cumberland
Edward Devlin c. 1800 b. unknown Wife Catherine were living in St Bees, Cumberland

1841 Census St Mary, Cumberland

Alexander Devlin 50 Ireland 1791 - wife Jane Devlin 50
John Devlin c.1827-? - Andrew Devlin b.1832 in St Mary, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
Arthur Devlin (abt. 1796) wife Mary

1851 census

John Devlin b.1818 Whitehaven, Cumberland - Wife Margaret Devlin Wife F 33 Whitehaven, Cumberland
Mary Devlin Daughter F 10 Whitehaven, Cumberland - Dorothy Devlin Daughter F 8 Whitehaven, Cumberland - Margaret Devlin Daughter F 6 Whitehaven, Cumberland - Elizabeth Devlin Daughter F 3 Moresby, Cumberland - Hugh Devlin Son M 0 Moresby, Cumberland
In 1851 Arthur Devlin c. 1785 and Mary were living in Cumberland, England with 2 children
Arthur Devlin Son M 17 c.1834 Carlisle, Cumberland Elizabeth Devlin Daughter F 9 Carlisle, Cumberland
James Devlin b.1826 Mount Plesant, Cumberland wife Martha (Unknown) Devlin

1861 Census

John Devlin b.1820 Whitehaven, Cumberland. In 1861&1881, he and Wife Jane were living in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England

Other sources

John William Devlin c.1830 - Married Sarah Angel (Stone) 4 Dec 1852 in Portland, Dorset, England
Hugh Devlin c.1850 Lamb Hill, Cumberland, Unsourced wife Eleanor Ann (Bell) Devlin
John Devlin b.31 Aug 1831 in Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. son of William Devlin and Mary

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hi, ive come to your page via a question in treehouse i made and you replied.

however, i maybe able to help you out - i live in whitehaven, cumbria (was cumberland), is there anything you need looking up as i can go to local archives in town and the big graveyard is the other end of my street. please let me know. also 1 of the children in my sons class has surname of devlin (from whitehaven). amy

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