Collections for a History of the Ancient Family of McMath
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Author: F. McMath
The McMaths are a family first noted in the Roll of 1296 and again in 1440, located on the lands of Dalpeddar in the old province of Galloway, which embraced Kintyre and part of Dumfriesshire. Indeed, Kintyre seems to be the locale which historians most identify with this family since at least the 11th century.
Some claim that the McMaths were a sept of the Mathesons, while others suggest an association with the Douglas family of Morton in Nithsdale. These theories form the first portion of this family history, which continues with a more detailed discussion of the McMaths of Dalpeddar, biographical sketches of prominent members of the Scottish McMaths, and finally an extended history of the family in Ireland and on to America, particularly the middle Atlantic states of Pennsylvania and Virginia, as well as the Carolinas.
John McMath of Carrphairn and his descendants, John McMath of Dundee, John McMath and William McMath of Galloway, James Kennedy McMath of Ayr, and Thomas McMath of Dumfries, all in Scotland, received particular attention.
This is as much a historical and biographical study as it is a genealogical one, and it follows the publication in 1898 of Memorials of the McMath Family, which concentrated upon the descendants of Archibald McMath of Ulster.
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