My Great Grandfather was Michael Healy born circa 1832 in Mill, Annuscaul County Kerry.
His parents were Patrick and Mary (Brien, O'Brienne,O'Brien,Bryan). Patrick was a farm worker and moved around the area with lings to Springmont, Gortatlea, Ash Hill, Ballymacelligott.
Michael came to New Zealand in 1856 abourd the ship John Masterman which sailed from Gravesend to Nelson, New Zealand. Michael's brother John had already come out in 1855 and settled in the Nelson area.
Michael married Grace ellen Doherty from Moville/Londonderry, Noth Donegal. They married in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1858 and had approximately 18 children. My grandfather was the youngest.
Any information on Michael's family would be greatly appreciated in helping compile our family tree.
Murray HealeyMonday 10th Dec 2012, 04:14AM
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My name is Paul. If you haven't already you might check Tithe Books which are available online from the National Archives of Ireland or Griffiths Valuation which is also online.
Some sites that may be of some use to you are:
I hope that this is of some use to you.
The baptism of one of Michaels siblings, his older brother John
Area - KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - ANNASCAUL
Baptism of JOHN HEALY of GARRAHIES on 13 December 1829
Name JOHN HEALY Date of Birth 13 December 1829 (BASED ON OTHER DATE INFORMATION) Address GARRAHIES Father PATRICK HEALY Mother MARY BRIEN
Further details in the record
Child Denomination RC Father Occupation NR Sponsor 1 TIMOTHY RIORDAN Sponsor 2 ANN ASH
Hi Murray ... you might be interested in my post regarding the Healys and the Brosnahans. I am trying to find the link between Deborah Healy and Johanna Fitzgerald who were both Brosnahans. Your Patrick was Deborah's son. Leonie