Martin Long - Feb '08
I came across this story by accident while researching my wife's family tree.
I am interested in the following person:
William Haddick or Haddock.
According to his military record he was born about
1828 in Hollinsbarn, Moy (Co.Tyrone I think). His Father was Thomas. William
was accidently shot by one of his sentries while serving in S.Africa. Does
anybody know of a place called Hollinsbarn near Moy?
Karen Gardner - Auckland NZ - Feb 06
Great story but interested in where the name Arminell
derives from. ?
Karen Gardner Auckland New Zealand
Thomas C Haydock, Florida, - January '06
Anybody interested in the genealogy of this Haydock
branch I would be glad to share what I have on it. I
have spent well over 30 yrs. doing genealogy on the
Haydock different families.
James Haddock- September '05
I came across this as I was randomly browsing the
internet, yes my name is James Haddock, although I don't
think I'm related in any way I did however find the
story fascinating. I would be interested to hear from
any Haddock particularly from Gloucestershire or Nuneaton.
Greg Thompson - November '04
The Grave stone of James Haddock is in the old part
of St Patrick's CoI graveyard in Drumbeg. It never has
been erected upright but lies atop the grave like a
tomb stone. The story around the grave stone is that
Haddock said before he died that his gravestone would
never lie straight and would forever remain crooked
to show the crooked deeds which he was subjected to
Today if you visit Haddock's grave, which is on the
left hand side of pathway, you will straight away see
that his gravestone lies crookedly to the left against
the natural pull of gravity (away from the path) whereas
the graves all around have there head stones tilt towards
the path with gravity. It has been straightened out
many times during the past but within hours the gravestone
tilts back the way it was. The church has decided to
leave it be for the time being.
Diana Mitchell - November 2004
My Mother is Lynda Haddock, a direct decendent of JAMES
HADDOCK. Her grandfather, James Thomas Haddock, told
her that the gravestone was placed down on the grave
to keep him in.
Patrick Cowan - August '04
My mother was born in Thompson's Cottages, adjacent
to Drumbeg Church - and she always refers to Haddocks
grave stone, as the one that never stayed upright...
Michael - June 2004
Haddock gravestone will not lie flat but always tips
up so he can get out to avenge wrong doing against him
!! Check it out and see.
Martin Long - Feb '08
I came across this story by accident while researching
my wife's family tree.I am interested in the following
person: William Haddick or Haddock According to his
military record he was born about 1828 in Hollinsbarn,
Moy (Co.Tyrone I think). His Father was Thomas. William
was accidently shot by one of his sentries while serving
in S.Africa Does anybody know of a place called Hollinsbarn