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Fethard-on-Sea Wexford

Billclarke's picture

My  great great grandfather and his wife Liza Brown and their 7 or 8 children emigrated to Canada from Ireland about 1853-1857. Their eldest, Richard was born in 1824 in Fethard-on-Sea.Other children are:

Susan b.1830

Thomas b.1833

Edward b.1834

Ann b.1852

Elizabeth Jane b.1842

Jane b.1844

As far as is known all were born in the Wexford/Fethard area.

Glendinning/Clendinning/Clindinning etc Surnames in Co down

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Im in Australia researching my CLENDINNEN family from Co Down

John CLENDINNEN my gggrandfather was Born circa 1770 in Co Down, According to wesleyan Records as he was a wesleyan Minister in Ireland   they said he was born in Down Patrick...But a record of his Birth and parents have Yet to Be found   Apparently family were Presbyterians Originally we think from Border areas In Scotland and some may have changed name from Glendinning to Clendinnen etc etc  Clindinning/clendinning etc

Swayne and Ellis Families

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Im in Australia researching a Direct line of ELLIS around Newtonbarry Co wexford

My gggrandmother was Mary charlotte Ellis born circa 1779 in wexford  Parents at this stage Unknown

she Married John Clendinnen(born circa 1770 in Co Down, who was a Wesleyan minister On 4 March 1802 That Date apparently according to wesleyan sources but where in ireland Dont know tho he was stationed in Co Wexford at that time


seeking family for Godfrey and McGrath around 1855-1865

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My ancestors were born in 1850's so the name may have changed from what their children put on their death certificates.

Their parents were Andrew Godfrey married Johanna McGrath in Dundrum parish. They married on 20 Feb 1855. The witness listed is Michael Shea.


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I have information from the 1911 census, this shows John Colfer living at 1 Cullenstown (Bannow, Wexford), and Margaret Colfer (nee Grace) living at 4 Bellary (Duncormick, Wexford) with her 2 sons, James (my grandfather) and John. At this time Margaret shows as being married for 3 years but obviously not living with John who shows on the census at single. At some point soon after this Margaret came to Swansea but John remained in Ireland. If any of this rings any bells with anyone please can you help me trace my ancestors.

Seeking help

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I am researching my family and have got back to my ancesters who came from Ireland. I am looking for information about Michael John Daly born in Castletownsand in 1842 and his father Eugene Daly born in 1817.

I have looked at the 1851, 1861, 1881 and 1901 Census returns but have not been able to find them.

I am hoping that there maybe some details held in Parish records but I am struggling to get anywhere. I hope you can help me.

Many thanks,

Kathryn K


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Rev. John Rea was born Oct 32, 1771 in Tully. Is that the same as Tullyfern?  His father was Joseph and his mother was Isabella Rea, a full cousin of Joseph. Is Rea Irish or Scotch?

Looking for Mulholland ancestors

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Hi everyone,

I am searching for Mulholland ancestors. There are some Mulhollands still in Carrickmore and I have been in touch with them. But we don't know if we're related. I am looking for a common ancestor who possibly stayed in the area (whereas my ancestors left and came to Rhode Island, USA in 1845). 

My ancestor lived in the townland of Tyrooney (see attcahed) in 1825. There are other Mulhollands in the area at the time but don't know if they are related. 

Seeking: William Early/Earley, Kilburn NW6, London, UK.

Curiosity's picture

Hello all.

William{Bill} Early {or: Earley, Earle, Earely, Erley, etc} he was Irish and may have once lived in the Tilbury area of Essex during the period of 1957 & 1958.

William would have been born somewhere in Ireland around 1933 (plus or minus a few).

On a daily basis, he would use the Tilbury to Gravesend Ferry for travel to and from his place of work.

Hannah Reardon, daughter of Robert Reardon (or Riorden)

Julie C Australia's picture

Hi, I'm looking for more informaton about Hannah Reardon (& her ancestors).

I have very little information, just that Hannah was born approx. 1855 in Co Cork, Ireland (she was married in Co Cork Ireland in 1869 to William Butler Unwin, and she died in Brisbane Queensland Australia in 1916). She had a son James (my great grandfather) in Chestershire England in 1873. Hannah and William must have come to Australia sometime after then.

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