Johnston in Derrykeighan/Dervock/Ballymoney ?
Just wondering whether anyone is or has researched the McFall family name from the Derrykeighan/Dervock region ? It’s possible that they may have been in the Ballymena area too?
Specifically I’m trying to [hopefully] find a link with a John Harper JOHNSTON [1821-1898], John married a lass named Eliza McFALL at the Ballymoney Presbyterian Church on Oct 28 1869.
Eliza McFALL was the daughter of Daniel McFALL and a sister to younger Daniel McFALL who married a Mary McQUIGG in 1869, also, at the Ballymoney Presbyterian Church.
John Harper JOHNSTON had the following issue: Mary JOHNSTON b 11 January 1870 in Bushmills, William John JOHNSTON, b December 14 1871 in Dervock, Margaret Ann JOHNSTON b May 11 1874 in Dervock, Daniel JOHNSTON b 21 April 1877 in Derrykeighan and Isabella JOHNSTON b July 4 1880 in Derrykeighan.
The reason we’re looking at this JOHNSTON family is because it may well be they’re inter-related to our own JOHNSTON family who left Derrykeighan in 1873 and emigrated to the US [NY & KS] with one sibling coming here to the Australian antipodes.
Don Johnston in Melbourne AU