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|GIVAN / GIVEN
||near Londonderry----prior to 1664
||Dale Givan Cantrell
| James Givan and Robert Givan, possibly brothers, were on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, USA, taking up Land Patents by Feb, 1664. They became large landowners in Maryland and on 19 June 1689 named a 200 acre tract DUNGIVEN. This was the 5th piece of property they patented.
There were also close ties to Patrick DONELSON, b. Ireland, said to be a Givan/Donelson m. while still in Ireland. Family ties to the DALE's and McKNIGHT's are also known. The Dale's lived about 7 miles from the city of Londondary [sic], (from a letter written in 1851).
Other sources have also placed our folks from DUNGIVEN and GLENGIVEN near Londenderry and that there are Givens in County Antrim who trace their ancestors to Derry.
Could someone please tell me the location of DUNGIVEN and/or GLENGIVEN and point me in the right direction for further research, I would be extremely greatful. ANY help will be appreciated!! Thank-You, Dale Givan Cantrell in TN