Scots-Irish Links: Consolidated Edition in Two Volumes by David Dobson: Book Review

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purposes of review and I have received other books from Genealogical Publishing Company, also for review. However, my opinions are my own and not influenced by outside sources.

I have reviewed David Dobson’s books in past posts and it never ceases to amaze me how what a prolific researcher he is.

Today’s review is more accurately a notice of two newly published volumes, which are a consolidation of previous works by David Dobson – 17 earlier volumes, to be specific, all related to Scots-Irish ancestors.

Volume 1 includes Scots-Irish Links, 1575-1725, Parts One to Eight and Volume 2 contains Scots-Irish Links, 1575-1725, Parts Nine to Eleven plus Later Scots-Irish Links, 1725-1825, Parts One to Three, Scots-Irish Links, 1825-1900, Parts One to Two and Addendum to Later Scots-Irish Links, 1725-1825.

There is no Table of Contents, which isn’t necessary given that these volumes are alphabetized lists of Scottish, Irish and Scots-Irish men and women whose names and details are documented government records.

Each volume is massive, containing 900+ pages per book with an all-name index. personal details are presented in a simple, straightforward manner, generally short in length, but always with a source citation.

Examples:

Kennedy, Anthony, granted Irish denization on 29 January 1611
Erwin, Robert of Cregill, a yeoman and a horse thief, 1611
Verner, Benjamin of Killgavinache, County Antrim, a deed, 1694
Stewart, Andrew Thomas, parish of Ballyclog, County, Tyrone, matriculated at Glasgow University on 14 November 1745, Earl of Castlestewart, ‘descended from Robert II, King of Scotland,’ died at Stewart Hall, County Tyrone, 26 August 1809
Stein, John, married Miss Colclough, only daughter of Charles Colclough in Dublin in 1811

Each statement is sourced with the list of abbreviations found at the beginning of each volume. There is a second key for military titles.

Most entries focus exclusively on people who lived in Scotland and/or Ireland. There were very few instances where North America, or anywhere else, was mentioned in the entries.

There are mentions of marriages, education of young men at schools and universities, names found in indentures and deeds, military connections, some death notices, merchants and seamen affiliated with various sailing ships and much more.

This is a fabulous reference set for anyone with significant Scots-Irish heritage, who is researching ancestors who lived in Scotland or Ireland and may, or may not, have ever emigrated to a new home.

These volumes are not inexpensive, but for those who would like to have all 17 books on their home reference shelf, this new consolidated edition is the way to go.

Scots-Irish Links, Consolidated Edition in Two Volumes by David Dobson can be ordered online, either individually for $90.00 per volume or as a set of two for $165.00 from Genealogical Publishing Company.

 

Csanda/Chanda Family of Udol, Slovakia & New Jersey

This family is part of my one-place study of St. Dimitry’s Greek Catholic (today Byzantine Catholic) Church parish, serving Udol and Hajtovka, Slovakia, covering the years 1827-about 1920. I will be sharing family records, roughly once a week, until all families in the parish are posted. Be aware that ages at marriage and death frequently don’t match baptismal records, when found. If you have ancestors who lived in these two villages and would like to receive an invitation to a shared Dropbox folder, please leave a comment and I will contact you.

CSANDA, CHANDA

Csanda, Adam (c1790-9 July 1873) & Anna Szadloch (c1814-11 April 1869), Ujak 12 & 13, GC, GC

Anna, wife of Adam, born Szadloch, died 11 April, buried 13 April 1869, aged 55 years. Adam died 9 July, buried 10 July 1873, aged 73 years.
Children:

  1. John, bp 8 December 1828; buried 7 April 1829
  2. Anna, bp 28 March 1830
  3. Maria, bp 16 February 1832
  4. Michael, bp 16 September 1833
  5. Maria, bp 1 February 1836, twin; buried 19 February 1836, aged 1 week
  6. Helen, bp 1 February 1836, twin
  7. Maria, bp 15 July 1837
  8. Susanna, bp 16 November 1839
  9. John, bp 27 March 1842
  10. John, bp 25 April 1843; married Anna Drabisin, bp 9 November 1843, daughter of John Drabisin & Helen Gmitrisin, 14 February 1867
  11. Peter, bp 2 January 1846

Csanda, Alex & Maria Danta, GC

This family was from a town beginning with K – perhaps Kruzylo, today Kruzlov, about 23 miles from Udol.

No further record of this family.
Children:

  1. Andrew, born c1811, married Anna Zavacky, born c1815, daughter of Andrew Zavacky & Maria Fabian, 21 November 1836

Csanda, Andrew of Matisova & Anna Kseniak

Children:

  1. Joseph, born c1805, married Maria Vancso, born c1810, daughter of Michael Vancso & Maria Drabisin, 14 February 1830

Csanda, Anna, Ujak 16 & 17, GC
Children:

  1. Maria, born 7 June, bp 9 June 1896
  2. Anna, born 19 February, bp 26 February 1899; moved away.

Csanda, Anna, husband of John, born Kovaly, born c1850, died 28 February, buried 2 March 1915, aged 65 years

Csanda, Anna, born Prisztas, born c1845, wife of John Adamov alias Csanda of Orlo, but living in Ujak, died 18 May, buried 20 May 1880, aged 35 years

Csanda, Daniel & Helen Szova, Ujak, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Susanna, born c1807; married Andrew Fengya, born c1803, son of John Fengya & Eva Vancso, 15 February 1828
  2. Maria, born c1831, buried 5 August 1832, aged 1 year

Csanda alias Kovaly, John (c1844-1893+) & Anna Buk (1850-1893+), married 11 February 1867, Ujak 18, 21, 22 & 27, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Anna, born 17 August, bp 18 August 1870; died 18 March, buried 20 March 1871, aged 7 months
  2. Maria, born 7 March, bp 17 March 1872; married John Mikulik alias Kacsmar, born 1 January, bp 3 January 1864, son of John Mikulik alias Kacsmaroszemana & Anna Kolyar, 28 May 1888
  3. Anna, born 13 August, bp 23 August 1874; married John Kravcsak, born c1769, son of John Kravcsak & Maria Vancso of Ujak 14, 28 January 1895
  4. John, born 25 February, bp 11 March 1877; married Maria Drabisin, c1905 in America
  5. Michael, born 24 June, bp 29 June 1879; married Maria Dornics, born 6 October, bp 18 October 1885, daughter of John Dornics alias Prisztas & Maria Petrisin, 4 February 1904
  6. Helen, born 19 November, bp 3 December 1882; died 11 June, buried 13 June 1884, aged 1 ½ years
  7. Stephen, born 7 April, bp 12 April 1885; died 28 June, buried 30 June 1887, aged 2 years, 2 months
  8. Stephen, born 9 September, bp 19 September 1887
  9. Peter, born 18 May, bp 20 May 1890; married Susanna Mikulik, born 12 July, bp 13 July 1897, daughter of John Mikulik alias Holodnyak & Susanna Csanda, 4 June 1913
  10. Helen, born 5 October, bp 15 October 1893

Csanda, John (bp 25 April 1843-1874+), son of Adam Csanda & Anna Szadloch, & (1) Anna Drabisin (bp 9 November 1843-5 July 1873), married 14 February 1867, Ujak 9, GC, GC

Anna, wife of John, born Drabisin, died 5 July, buried 6 July 1873, aged 30 years. John married (2) Maria Unknown, soon after the death of Anna, given that son Michael was born in December 1874. He apparently married (2) Maria Stefancsik and (3) Maria Bondira See next two entries.
Children:

  1. Maria, born 26 July, bp 27 July 1867; married Michael Knap/Fedorko, born c1863, son of Maria Knap married to John Fedorko, Ujak 70, 31 January 1887
  2. Anna, born 2 November, bp 6 November 1870
  3. John, born 16 June, bp 22 June 1873; died 12 July, buried 13 July 1873, aged 4 weeks

Csanda/Adam, John (bp 25 April 1843-1897+), son of Adam Csanda & Anna Szadloch & Maria Stefancsik, Ujak 11 & 14, GC
See entry above.
Children:

  1. Michael, died 26 December, buried 27 December 1874, stillborn. Mother called Maria Unknown.
  2. Helen, born 26 November, bp 1 December 1878; died 26 December, buried 28 December 1878, aged 4 weeks

Csanda/Adam, John (bp 25 April 1843-1897+), son of Adam Csanda & Anna Szadloch  & Maria Bondira, Ujak 16 & 17, GC, GC
See entry above.
Children:

  1. John, born 8 February, bp 14 February 1882
  2. Helen, born 3 October, bp 10 October 1884
  3. Maria, born 7 March, bp 16 March 1890
  4. Michael, died 27 April, buried 28 April 1895, aged 4 days
  5. Stephen, born 21 April, bp 23 April 1897; died 28 December, buried 30 December 1913, aged 17 years

Csanda alias Kovaly, John (25 February 1877-1917+) & Maria Drabisin (?-1917+), Ujak 26 & 27, GC, GC

Note that they married in America. New Jersey marriage index calls him John Kovaly.
Children:

  1. John, born 1903, New Jersey
  2. John, born 27 May, bp 4 June 1906
  3. Stephen, born 27 September, bp 31 October 1909
  4. Nicholas, born 29 May, bp 29 May 1913, twin; died 27 December, buried 29 December 1914, aged 1 ½ years
  5. Michael, born 29 May, bp 29 May 1913, twin
  6. Nicholas, born 11 July, bp 15 July 1917

Csanda, Joseph (c1805-1843+), son of Andrew Csanda & Anna Kseniak of Matisova & Maria Vancso (c1809-19 February 1869), daughter of Michael Vancso & Maria Drabisin, married 14 February 1830

Maria, wife of Joseph, Ujak, died 19 February, buried 21 February 1869, aged 60 years.
Children:

  1. John, bp 3 November 1834; buried 20 February 1835, aged 1 year
  2. Michael, bp 1 August 1836; buried 31 December 1838, aged 3 years (sic)
  3. Maria, bp 27 May 1839; married John Kravcsak, born c1840, son of John Kravcsak & Anna Fengya
  4. John, bp 6 July 1843

Csanda, Joseph (c1804 in Matisova-4 March 1877) & Susanna Fedor (c1810-5 August 1882), Ujak 21, 22 & 27, GC, GC

Joseph was from Matisova. Also at home in 1869 was John Csizsik, born 1863 in Orlov, grandchild. Susanna, widow, born Fedor, died 5 August, buried 7 August 1882, aged 70 years. Joseph died 4 March, buried 6 March 1877, aged 76 years.
Children:

  1. John, born c1844; married Anna Buk, bp 17 July 1850, daughter of Demetrius Buk & Susanna Fedor, per 1869 census.

Csanda, Joseph, born c1829, widower, Starina 29 & Eva Kosc, born c1843, married 21 January 1867, GC, GC

See 1869 Sztarina census for Joseph Csanda, born 1829 in Gyurko & Eva Holodnyak, born 1836 in Ujak.

Csanda, Joseph, born c1807, widower & Susanna Buk, born c1814, widow, born Murczko, married 11 November 1869, Ujak, GC, GC

Csanda, Joseph, son of Joseph, Ujak, born c1830, uried 3 July 1832, aged 2 years

Csanda, Maria, Ujak
Children:

  1. Helen, born 16 February 1836, buried 17 February 1836, aged 1 day

Csanda, Maria servant, Ujak 79
Child:

  1. Andrew, born 2 August, bp 8 August 1861

Csanda alias Fabian, Michael (bp 16 September 1833-1 September 1909), son of Adam Csanda & Anna Szadloch & Helen Fecsisin, of Ujak 26, (c1823-1 April 1896); married 24 May 1857, Ujak 12 & 17, GC, GC

This is likely a second marriage for Michael. Helen, wife of Michael, born Fecsisin, died 1 April, buried 3 April 1896, aged 77 years. Michael died 1 September, buried 2 September 1909, aged 70 years.
Children:

  1. Michael, born c1855
  2. Maria, born c1857
  3. Anna, born 5 September 1858; died 9 September, buried 11 September 1858, aged 4 days
  4. Anna, born 3 August, bp 5 August 1859
  5. Nicholas, born 27 December 1859, bp 1 January 1860; died 29 August, buried 31 August 1878, aged 19 years
  6. Anna, born 19 October, bp 28 October 1862; married John Knap alias Biros, born 7 June, bp 15 June 1856, son of John Knap alias Biros & Helen Vancso, 8 February 1881
  7. Susanna, born born 10 February, bp 16 February 1868; married John Mikulik alias Holodnyak, born 7 January, bp 15 January 1865, son of John Mikulik alias Holodnyak & Anna Murczko of Ujak 4, 16 May 1887

Csanda, Michael & Maria Bondira, Ujak 17, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Michael, born 24 April, bp 25 April 1895


Csanda, Michael
(24 June 1879-14 March 1909), son of John Csanda & Anna Buk & Maria Dornics (6 October 1885-September 1977), daughter of John Dornics alias Prisztas & Maria Petrisin, married 4 February 1904, Ujak 25 & 27, GC, GC

Note: America. Michael, husband of Maria Dornics, died 14 March, buried 16 March 1909, aged 30 years. Maria emigrated to New Jersey and married (2) Michael Sveda.
Children:

  1. Michael, born 26 October, bp 30 October 1904; emigrated to New Jersey
  2. Maria, born 18 November, bp 3 December 1907

Csanda, Michael & Unknown, Ujak
Children:

  1. Maria, born cSeptember 1910, died 26 January, buried 28 January 1911, aged 4 months

Csanda, Michael, Ujak, born c1826, buried 24 June 1833, aged 7 years

Csanda, Peter (c1845-10 January 1914) & Anna Drabisin (bp 10 February 1845-1869+), daughter of Peter Drabisin & Catherine Szoroka, Ujak 12, GC, GC

Peter died 8 January, buried 10 January 1914, aged 70 years.
Children:

  1. Maria, born c1868 per 1869 census

Csanda, Peter (?-1892+) & Catherine Ratvan (c1840-24 January 1912), Ujak 11, 12, 19 & 20, GC, GC

Catherine, wife of Peter, born Ratvan, died 22 January, buried 24 January 1912, aged 72 years.
Children:

  1. Veronica, born 8 November, bp 13 November 1870; married Anthony David, born 4 June, bp 15 June 1856, son of John David & Helen Fengya of Ujak 96, 11 February 1890. She is called Veronica Kundrat, not Csanda in marriage record, but Anthony’s brother John was married to Anna Kundrat, which might explain the error.
  2. Maria, born 20 April, bp 4 May 1873; died 13 July, buried 15 July 1874, aged 1 year
  3. Peter, born 5 January, bp 16 January 1876; died 1 December, buried 3 December 1878, aged 2 years
  4. John, born 8 July, bp 13 July 1879; died 5 April, buried 7 April 1880, aged ¾ year
  5. Michael, born 1 September, bp 11 September 1881; died 12 September, buried 14 September 1881, aged 2 weeks
  6. Nicholas, born 11 June, bp 24 June 1883; died 7 August, buried 8 August 1884, aged 1 year
  7. Anna, born 10 August, bp 30 August 1885
  8. Michael, born 5 December, bp 11 December 1892

Csanda, Peter (18 May 1890-1914+), son of John Csanda & Anna Buk & Susanna Mikulik (12 July 1897-1914+), daughter of John Mikulik alias Holodnyak & Susanna Csanda, married 4 June 1913, Ujak 7, GC, GC
Children:

  1. Maria, born 27 November, bp 28 November 1914, twin; died 18 January, buried 20 January 1915, aged 2 months
  2. Anna, born 27 November, bp 28 November 1914, twin; died 28 February, buried 2 March 1915, aged 2 ½ months

The Chanda surname is one with which I am very familiar from my days of addressing Nana’s Christmas cards, so I am certain that part of the family, at least, settled in the Passaic, New Jersey area.

John Wilkinson & Deborah Whipple of Providence, Rhode Island

Today’s family sketch takes a look at John Wilkinson, son of immigrants Lawrence and Susannah (MNU) Wilkinson, who settled in Providence, Rhode Island by 1651.

As with details about the life of John’s parents, much of the online information about John Wilkinson and his wife, Deborah Whipple, comes from the 1869 book Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family, by Israel Wilkinson and the 1949 book Genealogy of Wilkinson and Kindred Families, by Marcellus McEwin Wilkinson.

Therefore, I am reluctant to include exact dates of birth for the members of this family.

John Wilkinson was born 2 March 1654, Providence, Rhode Island and died intestate there on 10 April 1708. His estate inventory was filed three weeks later on 30 April 1708 and his widow, Deborah, was appointed administratrix of his estate.

Deborah survived her husband by 40 years and never remarried, dying on 24 June 1748 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Deborah Whipple is said to have been quite a bit younger than her husband. Austin’s Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island notes her birth as 1 August 1670, in Providence. She was the daughter of Eleazer Whipple and Alice (?Angell).

John Wilkinson and Deborah Whipple married on 16 April 1689, in Providence, Rhode Island. Source of their marriage date is Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1699.

Both Wilkinson genealogies include exact dates of birth for John’s and Deborah’s children, but I can’t find any other reliable source for those dates.

Children:

  1. John, born c1690; died 25 September 1756; married Rebecca Scott, 20 March 1717, Providence, Rhode Island
  2. Mary, born c1694; married John Scott, 12 March 1717, Providence, Rhode Island
  3. Sarah, born c1696; reportedly married David Hogg . A David Hogg of Smithfield married Mary Smith there on 15 April 1759. If the same man, then Sarah died before that date.
  4. Freelove, born c1701; married Michael Phillips. They lived in Smithfield, Rhode Island at least until October 1739 when their daughter Freelove was born there.
  5. Daniel, born c1703. A Daniel Wilkinson of Smithfield married Abigail Inman there on 22 September 1740.
  6. Jeremiah, born c1707, some say in Smithfield, Rhode Island. A Jeremiah Wilkinson of Smithfield married Patience Hide there on 3 July 1735.

This family sketch is on the brief side because I am unable to find records that document these children, with the exceptions of John Wilkinson Jr. and his sister, Mary, who married John Scott.

If you can add sources to any of these children, I would love to hear from you.