Rose Hutton of Troughlee
m. Ireland to
Thomas Ritchie I
Died America according to Thomas Ritchie
Thomas Ritchie of the Chatham Islands wrote
The Ritchie's, Thomas and James came from Scotland to Belfast. These two brothers came to County Down through Killinchy and took up two farms at "Inch" adjoining each other, on the Finnebrogue Estate, Maxwells. One farm was called "the Rock" through the position of the homestead being built on rock. James had a family of four sons and two daughters who were all men and women before I was born. The one that I knew and loved was called Billy Ritchie. The whole family lived at "the Rock" farm in my time and none married in my time up to 1863.
I have often been with my father when the old man came to see his nephew (my Father) I was only a little fellow and was very sorry when he died. The other brother's farm was called "the Rookery" or "the Grove" because the grounds had four or five large ash trees with a rookery of crows in them. My Grandfather, Thomas Ritchie, lived there and married Rose Hutton of the family of Hutton of "Troughlee". The Hutton issue being two sons and one daughter. The Hutton land was freehold forever."
In Thomas Ritchie's Papers
Mary Annie Hutton, daughter of the late John Hutton, Ballygrainay House, Grey Abby County Down Ireland married Edward W Hamilton in Baltimore 12 Nov 1877
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