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From 14th century France, 15th century England, 18th century N. Ireland and the Netherlands to California.

Most of the information here is accurate and well documented. The Mavity's coming from Killaghaduagh township in Kinawley parish in Co. Cavan is pure speculation since there is no written record. The reason I believe this is where they are from is because it is the only place where the Mavity's/Morton's co-existed and there is a baptismal record with the Godparents being a Morton and a Mavity. That and the other records with the same spelling used today.

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NEW!!!!! 12/23/2003
Just found in "The First List of Tithables of Pittsylvania Co. Virginia 1767 taken July 17, 1667 by Peter Copland, Gent."

Robert and William McVatta


In the Lunenburg Co. Virginia list of Tithables for 1749, list taken by William Caldwell:
A man named Radford Mavery listed as Overseer. (I don't know if he is related or what that really means)
This is the earliest I can find so far of the Mavity's in Virginia.

Geneological data for Brian N. Mavity of Antioch, CA USA
Updated December 23, 2003


Brian Neil Mavity
3017 Ferngrove Way
Antioch, CA 94509
United States
Fax: 925-778-3593

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Family Photos

  • An article from an old Irish newspaper (33 KB)
    A newer newspaper article commenting on the old one.
  • The chapel in Killaghaduagh (312 KB)
    Here is a photo of the remains of the chapel of ease at Killaghaduagh where the Mavity's and Mortons were together circa mid 1700's
  • Commodore Edward Eells Potter (38 KB)
    My ggg Grandfather Commodore Potter. He commanded the USF Constellation, the first ship of the US Navy to Ireland on a famine relief voyage in 1880.
  • Mavity Homestead in Franklin Co. Virginia (15 KB)
    This photo shows the 18th century farm museum by the Blue Ridge Institute. It is located on what was William Mavity's land.
  • Wider view of the homestead. (13 KB)
    Here is a wider view of the original land with Ferrum College, Chapel and Blue Ridge Institute.
  • The Mavity Cemetary in Franklin Co. Virginia (17 KB)
    Cemetary that William kept after selling his remaining land before moving to Indiana. Robert and Margaret Mavity and Robert and Martha Jones buried here.
  • Field stone grave (19 KB)
    Here is one of the field stone grave markers. Back then there was no stone suitable for engraving so creek or field stones were used. The blank stones like these are Robert/Margaret Mavity and Robert/Martha Jones. William and Mary's parents.
  • Another stone (24 KB)
    Here is another field stone. Note the "newer" headstones in the background.
  • Field stone again (42 KB)
    Yet another stone. There is no way to tell which ones belong to who........

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    Some research pertaining to the traditional story handed down for generations. Might also explain why I have never met a Mavity that was Catholic.
  • THE LIST (11 KB)
    Here is the list of Irish Mavity's and the variations. Special thanks goes to Walter Mavity from Hull England.
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