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Michael Thomas O'Hehir family from county Clare possibly Ballnacally or Ballyglass

Looking for information on family of Michael Thomas O'Hehir born in 1827 approx probably in Ballyncally or Ballyglass, County Clare. Immigrated to South Australia in 1846?. Married Anne Fitzpatrick on 17th April 1853 before going to Ballarat goldfields and later ended up as a farmer in Wattleflat, Creswick area in Victoria.

Sue O

Thursday 8th June 2017, 10:03AM

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  • Sue:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I will contact our HQ and see if we can identify a parish liaison to assist you with your message. I did check for a church marriage record with no success. Do you have a copy of the 1853 marriage record or was it passed down thru the family?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Thursday 8th June 2017, 04:36PM
  • I have sourced the marriage and death certifcates for Michael Thomas O'Hehir/ Hehir but his parents are listed as unknown on both. I also have not been successful in finding him on immigration records. I believe Anne Fitzpatrick, his partner travelled with family members on the Elgin on sept 10 1849 , aged 16 yrs. Her father is listed as a publican from South Australia on her death certificate. I believe her family may have come from Ballyglass west. Am finding Michael Thomas Hehir much harder to trace however in terms of Ireland/ immigration records. 



    Sue O

    Monday 12th June 2017, 04:20AM