Author of theis web site and several others you can follow from here..
This page is by way of being a hub where you can get to other web sites and bits of information. The links above will take you to Family History pages for the Morrison, Glass, McCourt, and Savage Families to start with. They are all threads leading back and forward from Oonagh and myself. There are other links (following "more" above). As to the site's name "Modest Novel Interests" or MNI it reflects a certain diversity of interests you will find here.
From Benone Magilligan he started in renting a small cottege and ended up buying a reasonable farm.
These are two of the key people in the Victorian period for the Morrison and Glass families.
Born in Toulet, Burt, Donegal and came to Derry in the 1890s to seek his fortune. He worked hard and became a factory owner. That lasted until the 1929 crash