|About Cosgrove and Davidson Ancestry
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Hello and welcome to my site. My name is Isabel Cosgrove and I live in Scotland. The information on here is a summary of many years of work by my parents. My contributions have mostly been to pull together their notes into tree format and to update/refresh where possible with the advent of online data. My father, John Travers COSGROVE supported by his cousin Thomas Forster KEATING did immense research into the Irish pedigrees of the RADCLIFF(E) and connected families. It is due to them that I have found many inter-connections between a small group of Anglo-Irish settlers. We've been less successful with the COSGROVE history and are still working on that. My mother Elizabeth Kathleen DAVIDSON has been researching her father's DAVIDSON Aberdeenshire roots as well as her mother's PRYN Cornish/COTTER Irish roots. Our latest revelations include discovering that DAVIDSONs in the late 17th and early 18th centuries were likely to have been Quakers. Our COTTER ancestry going backwards seems to stop abruptly at the 1798 Irish Uprising but hopefully more information on that will become available eventually. I have imported all the information here from a GEDCOM and with help from John Reynolds, a 1st cousin 8 times removed, I have resolved the issues regarding not knowing first names or surnames. Where I know a surname but not a first name, the first name is that person's unique number in my database and shows as ( xxx ). Where I do not know a surname, that shows as (--). Some people are showing as ( xxx ) (--) where I have still some research to undertake. I hope I have sorted them all out so that those people listed under 'Unknown' are truly unknown ... but if you spot any oddities, please do let me know. No living people should show up at all but if you find yourself, please let me know so I can rectify that error. Thanks