2. A correspondent has emailed me to ask if I know anything about two McIlhaggas who went into 'service' in the Irish County Tyrone town of Coalisland, one in domestic service as a 'lady's maid', the other as coachman to the vicar of the parish. I imagine the 'lady' was the vicar's wife! I presume this would have been a young married couple. I have no record of these folk so if this rings any bells, I would be glad to hear.
3. I have today added a note to the blog of 9th January last to report an email from FamilyTreeDNA to say that I have a 37 marker match to my McIlhagga DNA. How interesting!