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relatives in Sligo

Geofry Grant Layng (View posts)
Posted: 929620800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Layng, Tobin
My grandfather was Harry Grant Layng and my grandmother was Gertrude Tobin. We believe they came from Ireland perhaps from Sligo. If you have information please email me. My grandparents were in New York when I was born in 1929

best family

Posted: 978264000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1016596646000
Surnames: best
My grandfather was John Best born in Silgo, Ireland arround 1880. He moved to Scranton, Pa. My mother, my brother, and I were born there. Any help out there would be nice.

Re: relatives in Sligo

David Cassells (View posts)
Posted: 1037939835000
Classification: Query
My relative George Layng b.1775 [Castlebar??] may have lived in Ballineg- Dromberg, Sligo with Charles Beatty and George's sister [??] Maggie at time of his death in 1853

My mother's family were Layngs from around Dublin. My gfather was William, b 1902,m Louise Nash his father John b 1862, m Gertrude Byatt, his father William b 1848 [Castlebar, Mayo],m Alison Kelly, his father John [b Castlebar 1815],m Charlotte Ruxton, his father George b 1775, Castlebar, his father John, b 1740, Scotland
Details on my website......
Best wishes

Re: best family

Posted: 1046048003000
Classification: Query
My Grandfather was Micheal Best From Sligo,Culleens,Tullylyn,Near Killglass and Castle conner.
I Am researching this name, I do not no wheather he had brothers or sisters He was Born in 1877 He had a son called John Best Born 1917 in Irland this is My father. Just down the road lived another Best family maybe a conection there.
their does'nt seem to be many familys of Best's in Sligo and going with tradition first born sons are named after their grandfather

am i family? lol

Posted: 1262833818000
Classification: Query
Im a Layng, there are very little of us with our spelling, Though I thought my Layng family came from Scotland
Adam Layng

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Posted: 1262836611000
Classification: Query
Hi Adam
Apparently ours were from Scotland originally too.

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Posted: 1310134730000
Classification: Query
My boyfriend is a Layng he lived in Mullingar but his father was born in Swinford - any relation?

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Posted: 1310163879000
Classification: Query
Would be good to get more details as its not a common name.....

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Posted: 1352764914000
Classification: Query
I too am descended from the Layng family. I can trace them to William Henry Layng who married Bridget Reynolds. He was born in 1810 and they had several children born/baptised in Easky/Dromore West in Sligo. Their ofspring came to Derrynadiva, which is just outside Castlebar. I cannot trace Willian Henry back any further but gather from talking to the experts that the Layng family did originate from Scotland and there are records of a Cromwellian trooper called "LANG" who wad disbanded in Sligo circa 1653. Am now trying to get the missing link. Any help will keep me going, regards, Linda Carroll nee Jackson

Re: am i family? lol

Posted: 1352837974000
Classification: Query
Hi,my Dad was from Swinford, Mayo (about 15miles from castlebar) my Aunt Patty Layng Hannick lived in Sligo. My grandfather has a general store in Swinford, the short story is yes name is originally Scottish, there was a famous Notary Public (Layng) from Scotland that maybe we're related to, difficult to track, it most likely has a lot to do with Irish and Scottish conflict with English. Name is quiet rare especially our particular spelling. Cheers
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