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Edward McDonald

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Trying to find details of G Grandfather (maternal) Edward McDonald b. 23 jan 1864 Kilcock who married Barbara ?

He emmigrated to Workington in Cumberland at the age of 17 with his father John Mcdonald to work in the coal mines.

I have a father John McDonald 1841-1890 who married Bridget palmer 1840-1912 both from Ireland but not sure if Kilcock or surrounding region.

We know they stayed in Ireland throughout the famine so suspect that they lived in Kilcock as the area, from what my research suggests, escaped the Cholera that surged through surrounding regions.

Edmond ROUGHAN of Barbane, Derra, Caherhurley b 1846 & Bridget WOODS

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Looking for information on this Clare family.

Edmond Roughan b. abt 1846 (he was 55 in 1901 census, but on passenger list to NYC in 1907 has him at 56) location unknown, marries Bridget Woods (sometimes given as Fitzgibbon) she is b. abt 1846 (Bridget dies in 1896 in Barbane (I have cc of death registration) gives her age as 50. Location of marriage unkn.

Edward Roughan and Bridget Woods had 9 children 

Marriage details for Edward Nelson about 1833 to 1855

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I am slowly piecing together my Irish Ancestry but need help in locationg marriage information for

EDWARD NELSON born abt 1813 in Ireland, exact place unknown but could have been Clones, Co Monaghan. No information that I have come across have indicated his spouse. Two of his daughters Mary Ann Nelson born 1844 and Margaret Nelson born 1850 in Monaghan so strong indications that they were married in Co Monaghan.


Any help would be gratefully received





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I am writing from Australia;  my great-grandmother's name was Mary Bridget Coyne and her sister's name was Margaret Coyne Dowd.  Margaret lived with her husband Mortimer and their children in Fanore more.  Margaret died in 1929 and Mortimer, 1907;  they are both buried at Rath Cemetery.

Are there any Dowds left in County Clare?

Jimmy O'Connor was a postmaster in Galway;  his mother was Susan Dowd, one of Mortimer and Margaret's children.  Are there any descendants in this line who can help?

Fingers crossed

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I hope to find information on my great grandfather, James O'Halloran, born in 1855 I believe and who was an assisted immigrant at age 19 on the ship Jerusalem to Australia.  He married Ann Jones in Sydney in 1877.  On board also were Edmund O'Halloran (25) and Ann O'Halloran (16) who may have been related.  The ship's manifest states that he was from Kilmore, Clare, a labourer, could read and write and was Roman Catholic.  I have no record of his death, nor his parents, so my research is blocked.

Fingers crossed

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Thankyou to Roger who recommended my accessing this parish, Tulla.  My great grandfather is James O'Halloran who was born in 1855 I believe.  He was an assisted migrant on the ship "Jerusalem" at age 19, classified as a labourer from Kilmore, Clare, who could read and write and was Roman Catholic.  He married a Mary Ann Jones in 1877 in Sydney,Australia.  On board the same ship were Edmund O'Halloran (25) and Ann O'Halloran (16) who may have been related.

Looking for Ellen Sweeney

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What soldiers would my greatgrandfather have been in when he lived in County Antrim from 1851 to 1873?

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I have a picture of John Gribbin taken about 1868-1873 in Ireland.  The family writing the letter says he was "in the soldiers" and he is in a uniform.  What military would he have served in or could it have been a police uniform?  

Condon family

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I am trying to find info on my gg parents who were Mary Ellen Bowe and Dennes Condon.  The family Bible indicates they were from County Cork. Mary Ellen would have been born about March of 1857 and Dennes could have been born about the same time.  He may have been from Kildaire.

re Mcmahon of Carrigaholt

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Hi Roger McDonnell,

thankyou for your advice and website information.

I have searched the Tithe Applotment records and narrowed my search to Rahona East and West Townlanld locations, for my ancestor's place of origin.

This has been the general area of my search and has been confirmed through an advetisement he( Denis) placed in  the local paper( 1857) requesting information from or about his family in Carrigaholt.

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