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Title: Clee, Clay, and Clea?
Posted by: Grant South
Date: 12 March 2004

Hello to all on the Forum,

Firstly I wish to thank Young Bachuil, for his kind invitation to join you here.

In researching my own family, I find Catherine Clee, whom married Charles Ferrie in Ireland. Their daughter Margaret Clee Ferrie married in 1869 in Neilston, Renfew, Scotland.

The Clee variant is very rare, and in all of Ireland, is found only in Leck and Raymoghy Parishes in Donegal.

I have only today received a report from the ‘Donegal Ancestry Centre’, whom mention;

'The standard surname Clee has other variations including Clay, Klee and Clea', and further, 'names changed from generation to generation, in the same generation and even in the records of the same individual.'

In referring to Griffith’s Primary Valuation, we find some of these variants.

James Clay- Leck
John Clay-   Leck
James Clea-Raymoghy
Hugh Clee- Raymoghy
Hugh Clee- Raymoghy
Hugh Clee- Raymoghy

Within the Tithe Applotment Books is found.

Daniel Clee-Leck
James Clee-Leck

Both Leck and Raymoghy Parishes are found in the Barony of Raphoe North, in Donegal.

Further as James of Leck Parish, above, is recorded under both Clay and Clee, I believe this to be proof of the above observation that,  'names changed from generation to generation, in the same generation and even in the records of the same individual.'

And as Clee and Clea are found in the same parish of Raymoghy, this gives further proof of the family being originally MacLea. .

I am very excited to have received this new information, which I feel now confirms the origins of this line.

I look forward to your replies.

Grant South FSA Scot.

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Clee, Clay, and Clea?12 March 2004Grant South
   Clee, Clay, and Clea?17 March 2004Grant South
      Clee, Clay, and Clea are part of the Clan McLea17 March 2004Young Bachuil

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