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I am searching for the ancestors of three siblings from Upperchurch. They are:

Thomas Phelan b c1809
Bryan Phelan b c1810
Mary Phelan b c1800

Thomas and Bryan were convicted of cattle maiming in 1828 and transported to Australia in 1829. According to a newspaper article regarding the trial 
(The Clonmel Herald Wed Aug 20 1828) their accuser was a cousin - also named 
Thomas Phelan. I understand that there were historical grievances of grazing access to Dooree Commons and that Thomas Phelan (the accuser) lived in Curragnatini.

Examining this account, and a later article about a dispute between Phelan brothers William and Bryan over church pews (The Clonmel Chronicle 25 Jul 1857) , I have been trying to work out which of the many Upperchurch Phelan families my Phelans belong to. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have much more information about potential Upperchurch connections which for the sake of brevity I have not included here.

Thanks Stephen


Wednesday 28th Sep 2022, 01:01AM

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  • Local volunteer contacted.

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 28th Sep 2022, 02:19PM
  • Hi Steve, Christina local volunteer.   You have amazing research done. I will search through the local graveyards most on line , also shipping lists of convicts to Australia early 1800s  Upperchurch/Drumbane do a very good parish Journal, it is possible they may have done article on your ancestors

     Let me know if you have any questions.  best of luck.

        Christina  Irelandxo Volunteer.

    Christina, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 1st Oct 2022, 10:48AM

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