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Davitts from Straide, Mayo/Haslingden, UK/ Scranton, USA

Davitts from Straide, Mayo/Haslingden, UK/ Scranton, USA

Posted: 954307977000
Edited: 1058279174000
For details of Davitts originating in Straide County Mayo
visit this page.

Are we related?

Mary Beth Davitt Mainero (View posts)
Posted: 954609301000
The story goes that we were related to Michael Davitt and Archbishop McHale on my Great Grandfather's side. His name was James Francis Davitt, born in Nottingham, England, 1860. He came to America in 1880 after, supposedly killing an English Landlord, in Ireland. His father John Davitt was born in Ireland (we always thought Mayo). An English census of 1861 has the family in Nottingham but later censuses (sp?) are no help. We assume the family went back to Ireland. Since I don't know where, do you have any suggestions for me in my search? James has a brother John and a sister Julia (all older) born in Nottingham and then a sister Kate born in Ireland around 1846. How would I find information on Kate? Where did most Irish leave Ireland for America in the year 1880? I would appreciate any help. Also are there any Irish web sites for research? The one that you list at your site says it moved. Thanks so much.

Mary Beth's Davitts

Posted: 954696671000
Edited: 1058279174000
The new address for the davitt family web page was in the previous
message. It is
(Ithink I sent this direct to you?) Your family story of relationship to McHale and Michael Davitt would indicate that
Mayo could be the origin. I have never heard of McHale being related to my line
- in fact McHale was quite anti the Land League and crossed swords indirectly
with Davitt on a few occasions. Other questions - Liverpool was the favourite departure point
for the US but they could have left from any one of fifty ports. Kates details - there are records for parts of Mayo
going back to the early 1800s so you might find something by contacting the
Mayo Family History centres (North/South).

Other Web Sites in Ireland

Mary Beth Davitt Mainero (View posts)
Posted: 954839886000
Thank you for the reply, I will try Mayo. That is what we assumed, only because our ancestors said we were related to Michael Davitt. I do have your web site's new location but I was wondering if Ireland had other web sites, for example, Passenger Lists or any other helpful information to look for an Irish geneaological connection. I also wanted to tell you that my Grandfather, Joseph Patrick Davitt, loved the Irish language so much that he would travel back to Dublin at least once a year in his later part of life. He had so many books on the Irish Language that my Dad, James Joseph Davitt gifted them to the Royal Irish Academy, in Dublin. Thought you might be interested in that. And that is a shame about Archbishop McHale, shame on him. Thanks, Paddy for your time and effort.

Re: Are we related?

Posted: 1332168879000
Classification: Query
Looking into a James Davit b. about 1860 and arrived about 1880. Married a Delia Brady in 1886 and had a daughter Mary Davitt 1891. Any relation or connection to your Davitts. Would appreciate any help.


Re: Mary Beth's Davitts

Posted: 1332265355000
Classification: Query
Tried your web pages for the Davitt's but says no longer available. My line is Patrick Davitte. I have a completed line from Patrick to the current Davitte's living in Atlanta, Ga., and Brunswick, GA. Would be glad to share and see if I can match to go back further.

Re: Mary Beth's Davitts

Posted: 1343486840000
Classification: Query
I am directly related to the Davitte's in Georgia. Have pictures of the homestead and cemetery and can share information. Please contact me at
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