Patterson, Paterson, Patison, Pattenson, Patson—These names are the various forms of three sept names, namely, Mac Giolla-Phadraic, Mac Phaidraig, and Mac Phadeirean; the first becoming M'Ilpatrick in Antrim and Down. The last mentioned name, Mac Phadeirean, belonged to the district of Carrick in Ayrshire; also written Mac Phaterain, son of little Patrick. The Argyle sept was Mac Giolla-Phádraic above referred to, and was a branch of the McAulays (Mac Amhlaidh).
M'Phedric is a form of one of the sept names, McFeat and Mac Phater being other forms; the latter forms being Mac Phaidraig.
Families of the name of McPhedrie were in Co. Antrim in the 18th century.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
Truelove's Journal: A Bookshop Novella
"Beautiful, different and touching. Short, sweet and lovely. Made me cry. You sense that this is a true story veiled in the guise of fiction as are all the best stories."
Although ostensibly set in England, this story was penned by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St John Featherstonehaugh.
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