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Hello everyone ..

I am seeking information on my 3rd great grandfather and grandmother.. Peter HEALY and wife Elizabeth (Bessie) McGrievey/McGreevy (her name could be spelt another way) (aka McCrevy or McGrievy/McGreevy or MacGrenry or Gray).

Peter HEALY was born in Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, about 1804... on his military papers he was born in Kiltoghert .

He enlisted in the Army on 28 May 1822 aged 18., in Dublin, Ireland.

We think he was probably married to Elizabeth/Bessie around 1826., possibly in either Leitrim or Dublin.

The family consisting of Peter, Elizabeth and their daughters: Mary Ann b. abt 1828, Elizabeth b. abt 1830, Catherine b. abt 1833 and Bridget b. abt 1835 .. all arrived in New Zealand in 1847 as Peter was sent as a Fencible to Auckland.

I would really like to find out more about Peter's family and Elizabeth's family if we can find anything ..

looking forward to hearing from you



Tuesday 1st May 2012, 09:09PM

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  • Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out and apologies for the long delay in getting back to you.

    I hope someone connected to your family will be in touch. Have you contacted the National Archives in Kew, London to see if his army record will yield anything further?

    In the meantime, I wanted to invite you to add your ancestor's details to our XO Chronicles. You can learn more about it HERE and it might be another avenue to consider so that your ancestor's details can be seen by others. 

    Best wishes

    Clare Doyle

    Genealogy Support 


    Clare Doyle

    Tuesday 18th Oct 2016, 02:58PM

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