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Patrick Farrell (1854) Margaret Kennelly (1858)

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MY SISTER AND I ARE IRELAND BOUND in July 2014, only 3 weeks from this posting, We have found our Co. Westmeath relations. Hurray! But STILL seek our Co Clare relations after searching for 20 years and even working with Clare Heritage Center and Kathleen Flynn, a good genealogist. Patrick Farrell was born in 1854 in County Clare (per dc) to John and Catherine Farrell (maiden name unkown). A William J. Farrell may have been a sibling of Pat's.  Pat emigrated probably in 1874, and we think his parents may have come to USA too, maybe separately.

Desmond Search

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Thank you for this site and group. I have been attempting to locate the Parish of, and the records for the County Cork family of John Desmond and wife Bridget Murphy. Their son Thomas Francis Desmond was born in 1834 - 1836. Current California USA records show some date discrepancies between 1917 death certificate and US census and county references. Oral history has him leaving Ireland at 12 or 17 years of age, again not clear. So, this range, if believable is, from 1846 through 1853. As to where he left TO is not in question. He was a seaman and sailed to Australia, and Pacific ports.

Parish Name

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Good day

I am from South Africa.

I am a descendant of William Charles Dowling born in Ireland in 1720. His wife was Eleanor, maiden name unknown. William Charles Dowling died in Stone Easton, Somerset, England. They had two sons John Dowling born 1745 in Stone Easton, Somerset and died on 9 Dec 1832 in Hatherley Gloucester and a second son born in 1747, name unknown.

I will appreciate any information on William Charles and Eleanor Dowling and William Charles' ancestors.

Kind regards

Henry Dowling


Mountmellick - Mooney/Costigan

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Am searching for any advice or information concerning my ancestors: Daniel Mooney b. about 1809 and his wife Elizabeth Costigan b. about 1813, and supposedly married in Mountmellick 1.Nov. 1838. Elizabeth Costigan is on the 1851 census in Liverpool 1851 and is widowed with one son, James William Mooney, also born in Ireland, Queen's Co. They are Catholics. I think Daniel Mooney was originally from Dublin. Patricia Mooney

Drinnan/Drinan Family

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Seeking family connections, parents & siblings, of Maurice Drinnan/Drinan b. 13.6.1815 County Cork.

Maurice, along with others was convicted of house robbery on 31.3.1828, as reported in the 'Cork Constitution' on 1.4.1828 & recieved a life sentence with transportation to Australia. Maurice arrived on the ship 'Governor Ready' on 16.1.1829.

Corcoran Family

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Seeking information on the family, parents & siblings of Michael Corcoran b. 1808 County Kildare & his wife Bridget Mealy?. Michael, Bridget & daughters, Mary, b. 7.8.1837 & Eliza b. 1840, joined the Assisted Immigration scheme, travelling on the 'Sarah Botsford' arriving in Sydney, Australia on 15.2.1842.  Eliza passed away on the voyage. Another daughter Catherine b 9.12.1842 & son James b. 18.7.1844 were born in Australia.

Looking for Price surname

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My Great grandfather was John Price. When he joined the British Army, stated that he was born in Mullingar in December 1846, and that his father's name was Timothy. I have been trying to find the family for around 20 years now, and would be grateful for any help or advice availabe from your members.

I visited Mullingar about 15 years ago (before records were fully on line), but could not get any help from either RC or CoI churches at that time.

Perhaps you know where the records are now stored or if they have been digitised, which site to look at?


Looking for Thomas Carey born 1794-ish in Tipperary

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Looking for Thomas Carey born 1793/4 in Tipperary, possibly Nenagh

Married Mary born around 1795

Moved to Monmouthshire, possibly as a fugitive - not 100% sure

Son - William, born in Ireland before moving to Wales; more children born in Tredegar in Monmouthshire



The Devine family from Cork

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I'm looking for the origins in Cork of my great grandfather William Francis Devine. He was born Feb 1842 in County Cork. His parents were Daniel Devine and mother Ellen Leary. William came to Boston, Massachusetts around 1860 with his two brothers, Cornelius (b. 1838, C Cork) and Dennis (b. 1835 C Cork). William and Cornelius were slaters / roofers, Dennis was a baker.

searching for any info of MICHAEL SHAUGHNESSY

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I am searching for any record of my grandfather Michael Shaughnessy born 1878 from Tuam. He had a sister Mary Shaughnessy and a half sister Annie Mullins. Michael ran away from home as a lad to join the army and served in the Boar war in South Africa. 

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