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Dowd Family from Killbride

SeanPickett's picture

I am descended from Elizabeth Dowd, daughter of Richard Dowd and Catherine Buckley, baptised 24 May 1833 at Rochfortbridge and emigrated to America with her sister in Jun 1854. Richard Dowd and Catherine Buckley married 31 Jul 1830 at Rochfortbridge (from Roots Ireland). Richard may have been born in 1805 and may have died in 1872. Catherine may have been born in 1807 and may have died Jan-Mar 1882.. Richard was listed in Griffiths Valuation (printed 1854) living in Kilbride on lot 22a


Looking for Family

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Hi. I am searching for anyone who is related to my paternal grandfather. His name was Bernard Joseph Solan and he was born in 1919. His fathers name was John Solan, a constable, and his mothers name was Margaret Reilly. He also had 1 sister that I am aware of - she became a nun, however I do not know her name. Being that my grandfather was a devout Catholic and from a very devout Catholic family, I am sure that he must of had other siblings. I would like to know more about my great-grandparents and as far back into the family tree as possible.

Searching for relatives of Marian Kelley from middle 1800s

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I am searching for any relatives of my great-grandfather, Marian Kelley. We believe he left Ireland around 1870-1880 and came to America on a British ship. He married and had a family but both he and his wife died fairly young due to an accident. Because of this my grandfather, Elzie Kelley didn't have any information to pass on. We know he had siblings in Ireland and thought they lived in a farm somewhere southwest of Dublin. My 86 yr old mother, Geraldine Kelley has always wished to find her relatives from Ireland and connect with them.


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I'm researching my great grand-father Neil Begley (born 1840), who put Temple House, Sligo as his address when he immigrated to Australia, somewhere around 1861 at the age of 21. I'm not sure if he was born in Ireland or had come for work. Any information would be appreciated.

Kind regards

Anne O'Shea (nee Begley)


O'Shea family

anneos's picture

I'm researching my husbands great grand-parents, Cornelius O'Shea (born 1832) and Mary nee Larkin (born 1835), who married on the 08-02-1861 in Aglish parish, Kerry.

This information came from Ancestry.com and family. I would appreciate any information as to how and why they came to Australia at that time and indeed any further information about the O'Shea and Larkin family links in Ireland.

Kind regards

Anne O'Shea


Looking for a Mary Reily or Reilly

Jane Kennedy's picture

Thank you to everyone who has helped me with my search for my grandfather, Martin Henry Kennedy. Now I am trying to find information about Martin's mother, who is from "Farmon" and was married to Anthony Kennedy. According to a church marriage record I found, they married in Kilmore Erris on Feb. 11, 1873. But I have seen spellings for Mary Reily and Mary Reilly. Anthony was from the town of Cross.

Help looking for Rouane

Denise66's picture

Im looking for help in finding information about my great grandma her name is Nora Rousne I know she came over to the us about 1896 I cant find any information about her other then a few censes records after she married my great granfather in the states, Does anybody have any info about this name? She was from the mayo area i think



Searching for Collins and Donovan

PatKennedy's picture

I hope I'm doing this correctly.  I am searching for Barthomew Collins who died about 1847 and his wife Ellen Donovan who died about 1857.  The information from an intestate document relating to the death of their son Timothy, leads us to believe they are buried in Caheragh.  They had several Children - Timothy born about 1828, Jeremiah 1830, Catherine 1832, Margaret 1834, and Johanna 1844.  We are visiting Ireland this coming April-May and would be interested to see their graves if they still exist.   We would also be interested in any information that cou

Searching For

Harrell's picture

I am searching for my g.g.g.grandmother's maiden name and place of birth, also her husband's name, date and place of birth. Their children were supossidedly born in Co. Monaghan and are:

              James Owen Murray, b. 1814

              George Murray, b. 6 May 1820

              Barnard Murray, b. 1822

Farrell help needed

jacquiepipes's picture

I know very little about this man before the 1871 Canadian census.

I beleive he was born somewhere in Donegal about 1830 and left

for Canada about 1850. Alone or with family?

I am posting this on the off chance someone knows of him.



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