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I’m searching for information about the family of Mary Cahill who sailed to Australia in 1864 aged about 20. Her parents are listed on her marriage certificate as Thomas Cahill and Mary Kenny. This couple as my ggg grandparents. 
Mary’s brother William and sister Honora immigrated too, but on different ships and they all lived in Queensland. 

I believe that Thomas Cahill’s relative Ann (Orkney) went to Canada where she married John Mills.

Julia Cahill b abt 1851 married Tom Scully.
I also believe that Mary Kenny’s relative Bridget went to Western Australia and married James Cashin. 


any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 

thanking you Sue Muspratt, Queensland Australia 

Sue Muspratt

Saturday 30th Sep 2023, 09:23PM

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  • Sue:

    The subscription site Roots Ireland has five baptismal records for children of Thomas Cahill and Mary Kenny: Honoria 1832 John 1835 William 1836 Mary baptized January 15 1844 Julie 1847 The RC parish was Kilcolman. I could not find a specific townland where they lived. I also did not find a marriage record and Thomas was not listed in the Griffiths Valuation.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 1st Oct 2023, 11:21AM
  • Sue,

    Subscription site has the following record: Honoria - Baptism June 8th 1832 - Kilcolman - John April 19th 1835 - William July 1st 1836 - Judy  August 3oth 1847. Parents: Thomas Cahill and Mary Kenny. Kilcolman was then known as "Kings" county - now Offaly

    No record found for Mary Cahill or her parents.

    You can access those records at  National Library (Free)


    Sunday 1st Oct 2023, 11:26AM
  • Sue:

    Working on the premise that Thomas died sometime after Julie was born, I looked for Mary Cahill in the Griffiths. There was a Mary Cahill listed in Rathmore townland Kilcolman civil parish. Very likely this is your Mary Cahill. The Griffiths was conducted around 1852-1853 in Co.Offaly.I did not locate a death record for Mary.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 1st Oct 2023, 12:13PM
  • Sue,

    Attached transcript of the baptism of Honoria, John and Judy. I did not find a record on find my past for William or Mary.

    Detail of the townland of Boveen which is on the N62 - Roscrea to Birr road and Kilcolman RC records attached.



    Sunday 1st Oct 2023, 01:35PM
  • You volunteers are wonderful. Thank you for your time. I shall follow up on your leads. 
    Cheers Sue

    Sue Muspratt

    Tuesday 3rd Oct 2023, 01:08AM
  • I’d like to add that the name Ann Cahill above is also recorded as Orney Cahill but spell check helped me out and changed it to Orkney. 

    Sue Muspratt

    Tuesday 3rd Oct 2023, 01:12AM

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