Hi Rhel and previous contributors!
I am pretty new to Ancestry family research, having previously had a v basic awareness of our own more immediate clan from an aunt who researched some years back.
I am from the Tyrone batallion (originally Antrim) and am just picking up on your last post (albeit a while ago!)
My great grandfather was Thomas Turtle, born at Lougherlisk, Ballinderry, Antrim, one of the sons of William and Susanna Turtle.
He was the 2nd husband of my great grandmother, margaret Jane Cummings, who came from Killen, nr Stewartstown in Tyrone, but whose 1st husband was also from Lougherlisk.
My parents still live in the farming homeplace where Thomas and Mgt Jane raised their family.
Thomas's brothers mostly moved to Belfast where they had businesses there eg Samuel Turtle, tea merchant, North St, Robert, a grocer in Castlereagh ST, and William John who was a bookkeeper. One sister married a man named Charles McClean, and another married a Thomas Gregston.
My father is in his 90s and remembers v little about people talked about in his younger day, but does remember his father's cousin Launcie (Robert Lancelot) Thompson, whose mother was Jane Walker Turtle, and lived at Strandtown, east Belfast. I have hit a brick wall, as, having searched through Thomas's siblings and the Aghalee Turtles eg John, Catherine, Isabella, Lancelot etc, I can find no Jane Walker.
I'm aware of other Janes throughout Antrim but haven't found the missing link yet!
As a few of you have mentioned, the unusual name Lancelot surely links a lot of us Turtles in ways we haven't worked out yet!
Any suggestions greatly welcomed. Best wishes with all your ancestry investigations!
Linda (Turtle) Adair, Belfast (formerly Stewartstown,Tyrone)