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~~I'm a descendant of Capitan Thomas Morris.   He was born in Wexford in 1750.  His parents were Matthew Morris and Mary Murphy.  He married Catherine Samson in Quebec in 1781.  Thomas served in the siege of Québec and the Battle of Valcour Island, Valcour Bay, NY, which took place on 11 October 1776, on Lake Champlain. Brought Loyalist settlers to Gaspé coast as Master of the hoy, the "St John". Morris, a founding family of Douglastown, QC.    

I'm looking for information about the Morris family in Ireland.

Searching for my Kennedy Ancestors

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My ancestor was William Kennedy born in Ireland in 1740 immigrated to Mass. around 1760.  He married Catherine Butler born in 1745 in Boston, Suffork Co., Mass in 1762.  He was Loyalist or from what I've read just tired fighting.  He and his family fled to Canada around 1782.  They were one of the first homesteaders in Douglastown, Gaspe, Quebec. 

I don't know where to look for William Mulrooney's or Catherine Butler's families in Ireland.  Any help would be very much appreciated. 

Searching for my Mulrooney family ancestors

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My ancestor was Edward Mulrooney born in (maybe) Kilkenny, Galway in 1785.  He immigrated to Newfoundland with 2 brother. Edward and his decendants were sailors.   He arrived in Douglastown, Gaspe, Quebec in 1804.  He married Catherine Walsh in 1814.  I have Edward's family genealogy going forward but we have no information prior to his arrival in Douglastown.  Your assistance would be most welcome.


Redmond family history

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I'm looking for family information.  My gggggrandmother was Mary Redmond born in Ireland in 1803 married Edward Howell born in Ireland in 1798.  They immigrated to Sandy Beach, Gaspe, Quebec.  Family lore has it that Mary Redmond eloped with Edward Howell, her father's groom. 

has anyone gotten information from the parish priest??

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has anyone gotten information from the parish priest?  i have sent email and letters by mail and not gotten a response.my gallaghers are from strabane bog a group of houses called long row.  my grandfather had six siblings that i have civil birth records for.  two were baptised at leckpatrick, grandfather was baptized at camus.  trying to see if any of the siblings were baptized at dongahedy but the parish priest has not responded to inquiries. 

Farrell Ancestor

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My ancestor's name is Bridgett Farrell, daughter of Peter and Bridgett Farrell, born in 1806 in Drumgerd, Cavan, Ireland.  She married Thomas McMahon in 1921.  She arrived in the United States in 1846 in Boston, Massachusetts

Ney Family - Knockbride

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Searching for ancestors/descendants of Robert Ney (Neay) b. 1776, married Margaret ? b. 1780, married 1799, both from County Cavan, parents of Robert "John" Ney 1805-1849 who married Jane Wilson ( b. 1809 Drung) in 1837 in Knockbridge.

John and Jane emmigrated to Canada in May 1849 with 5 children. John carried a letter of recommendation from the parish rector GuyL'Estrange from Knockbridge Church of Ireland.

(the 'a' in Neay was subsequently dropped, and name became Ney when in Canada)

Thank you.

Genealogy help please!

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I am searching for the homeplace of Austin O'Connor, b abt 1832 and his father in law, Austin O'Connell.

Austin O'Connor married Susan O'Connell in Abington, Massachusetts, USA. Both were from County Clare.

 I understand St. Austin was only found in a few places in Ireland and Killeany was one of them.

Any help would be much appreciated.


Visiting Ireland.

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I am visiting Ireland this year, in late Steptember early October. I will visiting Clare and Killkenny to try and find out more about my Ancestors. My GGrandfather William Francis Obrien was born 1863 in the Tulla District and my GGrandmother Anastasia Jackman was born at Bennettsbridge Killkenny in 1874. Could some suggest were to go or who to see.

Kind regards  Annolajon.

Higgins Family

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Trying to find info on Maurice, John and possibly Richard Higgins, sons of Maurice Higgins and Mary Flaherty per Church Baptism Records from rootsireland.  Maurice was born circa 1834, John 1826, and Richard 1836.  The address on the records is Ballyvaddy for Maurice and B Vaudy for John.  Cannot find any info on those locations except in Antrim and Tyrone, which doesn't seem to add up.  Parish/District is Kildorrery and County is Cork.  Any info would be gratefully appreciated.



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