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Origins of John

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4 years 1 week ago #7 by Marcia
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The name of the book is "the history of Ulster from the earliest times to the present day" and it is a free e book. So I could not copy the link so just google it so you can read it. This tells the history of what was happening in Ireland during the time before John left Ireland and what was going on when he returned for a time. Page 103 talks about the attacks of the French on Carrickfergus.

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4 years 1 week ago #8 by Marcia
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This is a picture of portion of the Parliamentry Notice of the Belfast Water District in the Freeman's Journal, nov 15, 1873. Other notices tell the date of the grant as 1639 of the Caperton Townland. It is on findmypast.com. You can just pay for 60 credits for $10.95 and be able to read them all for yourself. I hated to do it! Each page was 5 credits. Cheaper than going to Ireland though. In this one , it calls the place the Caperton farmhouse. It is a description of the boundaries of the impounding reservoir.
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4 years 1 week ago #9 by Marcia
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I can't seem to post the other pages from Ancestry.com regarding the Freemason Registers. If you have ancestry, it is worth reading each page. The names listed along with John Caperton are interesting. I noticed French, Mann, and a couple others that are names connected to Caperton and The area around Union, Virginia where they lived. The material also explains about the Freemason Society and how they were a secret society that helped, mostly helped , the community when it was endangered.

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4 years 1 week ago #10 by Marcia
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About Ireland, Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Ireland Membership Registers, 1733-1923
Freemasonry is a fraternal order that traces its roots back to the operative masons of the late Middle Ages. Non-operative or speculative Freemasonry was an established part of Irish society from the 17th Century at least. Founded by 1725, the Grand Lodge of Ireland is the second-oldest Masonic Grand Lodge in the world. The Grand Lodge governs Masonic activity in Ireland and in various provinces around the world.
This collection includes membership registers for Masonic Lodges across the 32 counties of Ireland, for Irish Lodges abroad and for those that were attached to militia and British Army regiments. Registers typically list name, registry date and "observations," which can include a date of death. They may also note the dates a man advanced through the degrees of Freemasonry: E.A. (Entered Apprentice), F.C. (Fellow Craft), and M.M. (Master Mason), and from the latter part of the 19th Century professions are included.
Below are the pages pertinent to John Caperton. Some other names on these register pages are French, Mann, Hay, Wallace, and Davis that are somehow connected to the Caperton name in other research.

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4 years 1 week ago #11 by Marcia
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Sorry, the pages still won't post.

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4 years 1 week ago #12 by Marcia
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A few days have past and I am again thinking about John. If a couple of his children were born in Virginia from 1760 to 1766, what does that suggest? I have read that ships were passing regularly from the Americas to Ireland importing and exporting goods. Linen being one of the essential products coming from Ireland and tobacco back to Ireland. Was John sailing back and forth? His family was full of youngsters and would not have been good travelers. The children born were 3 years apart in birth years during that time period. Or could this John on the Freemason Register been a son or a father of our John? If it were a son, since we have all wondered why he didn't have a son named after him, could he have been from a first marriage? Possibly this oldest son took over or inherited his fathers land when he left for America. Or if it is his father, he would have been in his 80's but still could have been this Freemason. I have more questions than I had before.
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