Sadly we have found no further clan reference for another three generations (at least seventy years). There is apparently no known clan continuity of the name Alexander, though there certainly is of the name James. This is one of the names found in the mid-1700s in Larne and on nearby Islandmagee, as I have shown in an earlier blog, which was an entirely 'Scots' area. Samuel McIlhaggo/a of Islandmagee was born about 1740 and James about 1755. In County Antrim there are two other men born about the same time. Nathan McIlhaggar is found as progenitor of a family in Carnmoney and an as yet unnamed father of four farming brother was to be found in the townland of Maxwell's Walls. Then the clan clearly spread out across the county in the second half of the eighteenth century. The evidence for this is some ten names of clan members with birth dates in the late 1700s. We are on steadier ground when we name the progenitors of other known clan families after the turn into the 19th Century, though of course they may all have been branches of those who arrived during the 'plantations' of the 17th and 18th Centuries.
In approximate chronological order we have Henry in Maxwell's Walls, David in Newtowncromelin, William in Ballycloughan, Francis is Ballymuckvea, John and William in Maxwell's Walls, Henry in an as yet unidentified place, Samuel in Carnmoney, William in Tulleygarley, another Henry, William John in Armoy, Samuel in Belfast and Andrew in Ballymena. The task of trying to find the links between all these families continues.