James Reddy and Ann Farley (my ggg grandparents) married 10 feb 1839 Multyfarnham.
Catherine REDDY 19 Nov 1839
John REDDY 5 Nov 1842
Ann REDDY 3 Oct 1844
Eleanor "Ellen" REDDY 27 apr 1846
(maybe more children born)
Possible John Reddy married Catherine HINDS or HYNES abt 1866
Ann REDDY immigrated 1865 with sister Ellen on the ship "GOLDEN LAND" to Queensland Australia. Ann married 1868 Toowoomba Queensland to John HOURIGAN (born 1833 Doon, Limerick) and one of their children, my great grandfather Daniel Hourigan moved to New Zealand.
Ellen REDDY married James M Reid (born abt 1849 County Down) in 1873 Queensland.
Looking for any relatives and information for Reddy / Farley in Multifarnham.
Possible that ggg grandparents - James Reddy was bapitised 17 Jul 1822 Clonmellon, Westmeath, to parents James Reddy and Jane Garvy and Ann Farley possibly baptised 3 Aug 1818 Taughmon, Westmeath with parents James Farley and Margaret O'Connor or Connor - but only a guess as only results found... Would love to find out more descendents of both REDDY and FARLEY...
audTuesday 2nd Apr 2013, 07:04AM
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Thank you for your message.
Have you tried looking at church records in Multyfarnham parish for more information?
Most Catholic records are held locally so you may need to write to the local parish priest for possible assistance. One website that you may find useful is the Irish Times where they give an overview of what records are available in specific parishes. It also shows you where copies of the records are available. For Multyfarnham parish, follow this link:
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Lists of these surviving registers can also be found at the National Library of Ireland.
You could also check for record of the family in the land acts pertaining to Ireland in the 19th century. There are two:
The Tithe Applotment Books (1823-1838) found at http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/home.jsp
and Griffith?s Valuation (1848-1864) found at http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/
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The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/family_history.htm
Genealogy links: http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/ireland/westmeath/index.html
Family Search: www.familysearch.org
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