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I'm trying to find records for Patrick Leahy & Ellen Walsh. I may have found a marriage record for 9 February 1834 in Ballyhea. It states that also present were Patrick Walsh and another that I can't read.  I have not found birth records.

At some point, they emigrated to Brazil, where they had a number of children. I have not been able to find either of their death records.  

I do not know where they sailed from, but I am guessing it would have been Cobh, I have not been able to find them on any Passenger Lists.

Would anyone have any ideas on how to find information?  TIA


Thursday 27th Oct 2022, 12:11AM

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  • Do you know the names of any of the couple’s children?

    RootsIreland lists baptisms for the following children of Ellen Walsh and Patrick Leahy.  The first two were baptized in the RC parish of  Ballyhea, the last in Shandrum.

    Leahy   Judith   1836     Co. Cork          

    Leahy   Patrick  1839     Co. Cork          

    Leahy   Catherine          1842     Co. Cork          


    Thursday 27th Oct 2022, 12:20AM
  • Hi There I was wondering if your Leahy's were related to the Leahy Family of Creggane, Charleville, Co. Limerick of athletic fame----I mention this because all the Leahy's that I knew were buried in Ballyhea. George Quain. Two of the Leahy's would have won Olmypic Medals 1906.

    Quain, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 9th Dec 2022, 12:59AM
  • Hello Patricia I'm very sorry for the delay in replying, I couldn't log in to the page. I don't know of they had any children in Ireland, or if they were all born in Brazil. The children's names I have are Pedro, Alexandre, Miguel, Jaoa, Carlos, Maria and Maria Alexandrina - all Walsh Leahy surname.


    Saturday 24th Dec 2022, 08:37PM
  • Hello George It's possible as I haven't found any of Patrick's siblings or his parents.


    Saturday 24th Dec 2022, 08:39PM
  • Hi Carol, just seeing your message on this excellent web site. I seem to be related to this Leahy branch. I am not sure if I have spoken to you previously maybe via the FB Leahy group? There are a number of ancestors on that group who might know more. There is a big focus on the DNA aspect there, so if you have done testing it might be a great place to start. Happy new year.

    Jackie Leahy

    Saturday 7th Jan 2023, 07:55AM

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