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From: "Leslie Campbell" <>
Subject: O'MALLY (O'MEALY, MEALEY, MEALY, & MALEY) , Lawrence b. 1756 (Raphoe County, Donegal, Ireland)
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 12:42:26 -0800


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I am researching the surname MALEY (MEALEY, MEALY, O'MALLY, O'MEALY). =
I've included some references (below) about this name being of =
Scot-Irish extraction. Is anyone familiar with this name?

I have a webpage that features this name =
http://www.gv.net/~lesliec/maleyhome.htm if anyone is interested.

Thanks!
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Authentic information is not available, but the name, Mealey or Maley, =
is undoubtedly Scottish origin (?). Possibly should be termed a family =
of Scot-Irish extraction. It has long lost any resemblance of such =
classification and is now predominately American. The original =
Scot-Irish settlers rendered yeoman's service in the early settlement of =
the American colonies and in their defense. This was particularly true =
in the Province of Pennsylvania.

In the family Bible of William Mealey, the eldest son of Lawrence, the =
emigrant, we find the name written O'Mealey, Mealey, Mealy and Maley. In =
Warren County IL in 1850 at a family gathering it was decided to drop =
the silent letter "e" in the name, thus changing the spelling to Maley. =
This spelling now seems to predominate, although there are some family =
lines who continue the original spelling. Another group of descendants =
in Western Pennsylvania had the same thought in changing the spelling of =
the name only it was the last letter "e" that was omitted. They continue =
to spell the name, Mealy.

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Lorans, Levans, Laurance, Lawrence O'Mealey, Mealey, Malay or Maley of =
Scot-Irish ancestry was born about 1756 probably in North Ireland =
(according to family legend, at Raphoe County, Donegal): Died in 1808 in =
Wood County, Virginia (now near Harrisville, Ritchie County, West =
Virginia; married
(Margaret) Agnes Harper (daughter of a wealthy farmer residing west of =
Philadelphia, PA). Date and place of birth not found; death not recorded =
except it occurred at the farm home one mile east of Harrisville in what =
is now Ritchie County, West Virginia. They were parents of eight (8) =
children. Both
are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery one mile east of Harrisville.
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#13 John Thomson, who married Elizabeth Maley, was the son of Hugh =
Thomson, Jr. who married Anna Melvain. Hugh Thomson, Sr. resided in =
Parish Kirkcolm Reins of Galloway, Scotland. His two sons, Robert and =
William, came to Pennsylvania and settled at Fort Pitt (Pittsburg). =
Hugh, Jr. was born in 1775, County Down, Ireland and died about 1840 in =
Scotland.
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Mary Mealey b. 28 Jan 1788 Cumberland Co PA; d. 20 Feb 1858 m. William =
McCoy 8 Oct 1811 Harrisville, Wood Co, VA (now Ritchie Co, W VA) He was =
b. 25 May 1783 Tyrone Co, Ireland; d 27 Oct 1866, Little York, IL, 8 =
children
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Leslie Campbell
mailto:
http://www.gv.net/~lesliec/index.htm
ORGenWeb - Gilliam County Coordinator
http://www.rootsweb.com/~orgillia/gilliam.html
Researching Surnames: ANDERSON, BLAINE, CAMPBELL, CARLSON, FARRAR,
FRICKEY, HARRIS, IDE, MALEY/MEALEY/O'MALLEY, MCCONNELL, MCCOY, =
PERRIN/PEREN,
SMITH

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<DIV><FONT size=3D2>I have a webpage that features this name <A=20
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if anyone is interested.</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT size=3D2>Thanks!</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT size=3D2>Authentic information is not available, but the =
name, Mealey=20
or Maley, is undoubtedly Scottish origin (?). Possibly should be termed =
a family=20
of Scot-Irish extraction. It has long lost any resemblance of such=20
classification and is now predominately American. The original =
Scot-Irish=20
settlers rendered yeoman's service in the early settlement of the =
American=20
colonies and in their defense. This was particularly true in the =
Province of=20
Pennsylvania.<BR><BR>In the family Bible of William Mealey, the eldest =
son of=20
Lawrence, the emigrant, we find the name written O'Mealey, Mealey, Mealy =
and=20
Maley. In Warren County IL in 1850 at a family gathering it was decided =
to drop=20
the silent letter "e" in the name, thus changing the spelling =
to=20
Maley. This spelling now seems to predominate, although there are some =
family=20
lines who continue the original spelling. Another group of descendants =
in=20
Western Pennsylvania had the same thought in changing the spelling of =
the name=20
only it was the last letter "e" that was omitted. They =
continue to=20
spell the name,=20
Mealy.<BR><BR>-----------------------------------------------------------=
-----------------<BR><BR>Lorans,=20
Levans, Laurance, Lawrence O'Mealey, Mealey, Malay or Maley of =
Scot-Irish=20
ancestry was born about 1756 probably in North Ireland (according to =
family=20
legend, at Raphoe County, Donegal): Died in 1808 in Wood County, =
Virginia (now=20
near Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia; married<BR>(Margaret) =
Agnes=20
Harper (daughter of a wealthy farmer residing west of Philadelphia, PA). =
Date=20
and place of birth not found; death not recorded except it occurred at =
the farm=20
home one mile east of Harrisville in what is now Ritchie County, West =
Virginia.=20
They were parents of eight (8) children. Both<BR>are buried in the =
Pioneer=20
Cemetery one mile east of=20
Harrisville.<BR>---------------------------------------------------------=
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John Thomson, who married Elizabeth Maley, was the son of Hugh Thomson, =
Jr. who=20
married Anna Melvain. Hugh Thomson, Sr. resided in Parish Kirkcolm Reins =
of=20
Galloway, Scotland. His two sons, Robert and William, came to =
Pennsylvania and=20
settled at Fort Pitt (Pittsburg). Hugh, Jr. was born in 1775, County =
Down,=20
Ireland and died about 1840 in=20
Scotland.<BR>------------------------------------------------------------=
----------------<BR><BR>Mary=20
Mealey b. 28 Jan 1788 Cumberland Co PA; d. 20 Feb 1858 m. William McCoy =
8 Oct=20
1811 Harrisville, Wood Co, VA (now Ritchie Co, W VA) He was b. 25 May =
1783=20
Tyrone Co, Ireland; d 27 Oct 1866, Little York, IL, 8=20
children<BR>-------------------------------------------------------------=
---------------<BR><BR>Leslie=20
Campbell<BR><A =
href=3D"mailto:">mailto:</A><BR><A=20
href=3D"http://www.gv.net/~lesliec/index.htm">http://www.gv.net/~lesliec/=
index.htm</A><BR>ORGenWeb=20
- Gilliam County Coordinator<BR><A=20
href=3D"http://www.rootsweb.com/~orgillia/gilliam.html">http://www.rootsw=
eb.com/~orgillia/gilliam.html</A><BR>Researching=20
Surnames:&nbsp; ANDERSON,&nbsp; BLAINE, CAMPBELL, CARLSON, =
FARRAR,<BR>FRICKEY,=20
HARRIS, IDE, MALEY/MEALEY/O'MALLEY, MCCONNELL, MCCOY,=20
PERRIN/PEREN,<BR>SMITH<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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