Weir Family of Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone


William Weir (1735-1792) and his wife, Sarah (1742-?), had fourteen children, six of whom died in infancy. The family had a strong background in the linen trade benefiting from the boom in the sales of Ulster linen during late 18th and 19th centuries. Family connections extended to Philadelphia, New York and Alabama in North America. It is probably that the family were Presbyterian in religion.