Some Killyfoyle Northern Ireland Gunn links have been sent to me - see
which include details on Thomas Gunn, James Gunn, Owen Gunn and on the McElgunns. (1862, 1901) But McElgunns?
McElgunn ( a new Gunn sept?)
'McElgunn is but one English version of the Irish / Gaelic surname .... Other modern English versions are Gillgunn, Gunn, Gunne' http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/McElgunn_(surname)
Killyfoyle also had John McElgunn Thomas McElgunn, Edward McElgunn and
- Born about 1820
- Died 20 May 1897
- Married to Susan Smith
- Son John Gunn
Catherine McElgunn, born 15 April 1861, died 15 Mar 1953.
John McElgunn born 23 Mar 1864, died 05 May, 1885
Margaret McElgunn, born Aug 1866, died before 14 Apri 1897
Jane Gunn, born 02 April 1869, died 14 July 1891
see http://www.fermanaghroots.com/wiki/index.php?title=Mc_Elgunns_Cottage,_Killyfole for their cottage
It is possible that the name McElgunn was changed to Gunn over the years in the one extended family.
And for those interested in McElGunns in Australia see http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=McElgunn - a lot being set in the Western District of Victoria.
And further on a Fermanagh Gunn (from an email) -
'Francis (Frank) Gunn left Fermanagh in the mid 1800s for Quebec City where he did very well first as a ship chandler and then as a coal merchant. He was born in Enniskillen in 1837, the son of Patrick Gunn and Mary McBarron. He married two O'Malley sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah Jane (not together--one after the other when the first died). They were the daughters of John O'Malley (from Mayo) and Rose Ann Brady (from Cavan). John and Rose came to Quebec before 1844 as they were married there. John O'Malley's parents were John O'Malley and Elizabeth Sweeny; Rose Ann's parents were Edward Brady and Rose Sullivan (or O'Sullivan). There is also a link between a branch of the Bradys and (the) Gilleece / Reilly family as a John Brady was a witness at my great grandparents' wedding in Knockninny Derry in in 188?! I don't know whether there is a blood relationship with Francis Gunn but he took care of my grandmother when she came to Quebec City as a young woman, gave her away when she was married...'
.... He died in Quebec City in 1920 ... very instrumental in helping Fermanagh / Cavan folk emigrate to Canada ...
A further point concerning the name Gunn in Ireland / Northern Ireland - one view is that 'as a general rule Catholics of the name Gunn are descended from McElgunn / Mac Giolla Ghunna while Protestants of the name Gunn are descended from the English and Scots settlers. Of course in the U.S.A. there would have been converts from one to the other.'
And some more Francis Gunn of Quebec can be found at http://irishfamine.ca/quarantine-inland-areas/scotchmans-narrative