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I am seeking information on the REA family - father was Thomas and mother was Honora (nee Gorman.) Have located 3 children - Oliver - born 1838; Margaret (Catherine) born 1843; and Ellen Nora - born 1844. These three siblings all migrated to NSW - the two sisters arrived together on the "Hornet" on Jan. 25, 1865. Oliver had arrived earlier. Ellen Nora married Thomas Carrick - she is my husband's great grandmother. Would also like to discover the general history of the Charleville region. Thanks.

Helen Carrick

Saturday 7th Jan 2017, 06:07AM

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    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I searched on Roots Ireland and found eight children for Thomas and Honora in Shandrum: Bridget 1834 John 1835 Patrick 1837 Oliver 1838 Margaret 1841 Honora 1842 Mary 1844 Johanna 1848 The transcription for Johnna's record is below.

    The 1852 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Shandrum civil parish showed a Thomas Ray in Newtown South townland. I assume this is your ancestor.

    You may want to contact the library branch in Charleville for suggested readings on the history of Charleville.…

    Roger McDonnell



    Name:Johanna ReaDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:22-May-1848Address:
    Parish/District:SHANDRUMGender:FemaleCountyCo. Cork
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Thomas ReaMother:Honora GormonOccupation:
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    Informant 1:Edmond Kean Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Bridget Rea 

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 7th Jan 2017, 06:07PM
  • Thank you so much!! I think at least one of the sons may have migrated to the US.


    Helen Carrick

    Sunday 8th Jan 2017, 07:25AM
  • Good afternoon from Australia

    I too am tracing this family and have the details of the 8 children. We believe the father, Thomas Rea was born abt 1802 and died abt 1884 in Kanturk, Newtown.  The mother was Honora?mary/Maria or Margaret Gorman, born before abt 1815.

    We have little infortmation about these two parents.  We believe Honora Gorman's parents were Francisca McCarthy and John Gorman.

    Does anyone know more about these parents?




    Wednesday 25th Oct 2017, 12:52AM

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