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1761 Laird & Breden Family connection

There appears to be a connection between the Bogstown Laird’s and the Breden/Bredin family from Ballynagard.  In 1886 William Bredin traveled with Richard Laird to Australia on the SS Orient and later married the widow Annie Rowe in Melbourne (the mother of Jean Absalom who married Richard in October 1889).    William Bredin was the son of William Bredin & Margaret (nee Brown Bredin of Ballymagrorty) who were married on Jan 16th 1850 at Derry 1st Presbyterian Church.   The family grave is located at Culmore Church of Ireland graveyard near the Muff boarder. 


Bredin Family CoI Culmore Muff

Bredin Family CoI Culmore Muff


3 comments to 1761 Laird & Breden Family connection

  • David Kemp

    My gg grandmother was Sarah Bredin (Braden in Canada now) married to Robert Henry pre 1820. The family lived at Condermott /Glendermott and emigrated to Canada around 1845. Their son William Henry who died in 1889 left a sum of money to William Henry  Bredin in Londonderry.
    It is likely we are related to thiese people; an old letter mentions Ballymagrorty.

  • Gil Breden

    Can you tell the relationship between the family Laird and Breden. My relative was born Donegal about 1806 + – and moved to England about 1820

  • Sean Conley

    My ggggg grandmother was Yally Bredin who married Ezekial Moore and lived in Ballymagrorty. Their daugther, Anne Moore (b. abt 1795) married John McAdoo and came to the US with their two children Sarah and Robert. Interested if anyone has extract from will of Bredins in 19th century in mid-1800s and earlier.

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