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To Date there are 43 queries containing 112 different surnames as follows:

 

Banks, Barner, Barry, Barton, Berford, Betham, Boylan, Byrne, Carolan, Carr, Christian, Clarke, Clasby, Coleman, Cowley, Cullen, Cunnion, Daly, Darcy, Dawson, Dodd, Doran, Doyle, Dunlop, Dunne, Fagan, Fallon, Farley, Feeney, Finlay, Fitzsimons, Flood, Flynn, Foster, Fottrell, Fox, French, Gallagher, Godfrey, Goff/Gough, Greer, Haley, Hanley, Hanson, Harding(e), Hawkins, Heinrich, Helman, Higgins, Hoolagan, Horner, Hutchinson, Jennett(e), Kearns, Kelly, Kennedy, Kensington, Keogh, King, Knipe, Lemon, Leonard, Magee, Mahoney, Maturin, Mansell/Maunsell, Milea, Morgan, Moss, Murray, McAnnally, McCracken, McCullough, McDermot, McDonnell, McGee, McHugh, McMahon, McNally, McVeigh, Neale, Neill, Nolan, O'Neill, O'Reilly, Perry, Plunkett, Powrie, Purdon, Ranson, Reilly, Richardson, Roarke, Rock, Russell, Savage, Shore, Siree, Slattery, Smith, Stacy, Summers Tyrell, Walker, Walsh, Watson, Wayland, Welsby, Woods,

 

 

 

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Kathleen LaRue  <KJL0115@aol.com>

Date

13 April 2003

Surnames

FITZSIMONS, FLOOD, HALEY

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My great great grandfather was Charles Fitzsimons, from the parish of Clondalkin, around Dublin area.  He was born 6-10-1820, and his parents were James and Mary (Flood) Fitzsimons.  He came to Detroit, USA, in 1850, and married Ann Haley  from County Cork, parish of Bandon.  She was born 8-1-1832.  Charles died in Detroit 7-9-1905, and Ann died 12-5-1912.  Both were prominent in business as well as philanthropically.  Their children were James, Matthew, Charles Jr.,  Edward, John and Margaret (Sullivan).  I appreciate any information you may have.  Thank you so much!

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Ellen Elliott  <eelliott@elliottadvertising.com>

Date

13 April 2003

Surnames

PLUNKETT,

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George Noble Count PLUNKETT, wife  1901 Census:  Poor Law Union:  South Dublin, Ward: Fitzwilliam, Parish: St Peter's, Division:  Stephen's Green  Address: 26 Upper Fitzwilliam Street  Taken:  Sunday, March 31, 1901   George Noble Plunkett, Head, Catholic, Reads and Writes, 48 Married,  Occupation:  Count, Barrister, Writer, Born:  City of Dublin, Speaks: Irish  and English  Wife:  Josephine A CRANNEY PLUNKETT     Age: 42, Catholic, Reads and Writes, 48  Married, Occupation: Countess, Born:  City of Dublin, Speaks: Irish and  English  7 Children:  John/Jack, Joseph Mary (executed for his role in Easter Rising  1916), Geraldine, Fiona, George, Philomena (Minnie)

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Judy Miller    <Milaz4nj@aol.com>

Date

13 April 2003

Surnames

CLARKE, FLYNN, CULLEN

 

Mathew CLARKE (b. @1863) married Elizabeth FLYNN July 25, 1886 at St. Paul's R.C. Church, Aran Quay, Dublin.  Mathew's address at marriage date was 5 St. Mary's Place, Dublin, North City.  His parents were William CLARKE and Catherine CULLEN - birthplaces unknown.  I found one sister, Mary Clarke, born in district 2 North City Dublin March 8, 1867.  The family was living at 1 Mountjoy Lane in Dublin at her birth.  William's occupation is listed as "car proprietor."  Mathew was also a car driver.  Mathew emigrated to the NYC 1892.  I'm wondering if the sister Mary stayed behind in Ireland or ever married.  There may be more siblings, but I haven't found them.  Curious to know if this CLARKE line still exists in Ireland.  They sure DO in the US - Mathew had 6 children grow into adults in the USA.

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Robin McConnell    <kiwidoc2003@yahoo.co.uk>

Date

13 April 2003

Surnames

COLEMAN, MORGAN, MATURIN, KNIPE, WATSON

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Bernard Coleman was the husband of Annie Morgan and one of their sons was Peter who was born around 1821 and eloped in 1841 with Alice Johnston of County Longford to Australia on the "Emerald Isle" from Liverpool.  Peter was a Catholic and Alice was a Protestant.  They lived in New South Wales for some 20 years and moved to New Zealand. I am their great great grandson and am teaching at a university in Northern Ireland for two years and very keen to make contact with my Irish relations.  I would willingly come to Dundalk or any place for that!  The Colemans farmed in the Dundalk-Louth area for much of last century and common names in the family are Bernard and Peter.

A well-known Huguenot family in Dublin in the 18th and 19th centuries were the Maturins and Gabriel followed Swift as Dean of St Patrick's. His wife was Emma Maria Knipe. Their son, William, married Fidelia Watson and their son was another William who married Elizabeth Jones, 1805. One of  the latter William's brothers was the famed Irish writer and eccentric, Charles Robert Maturin, whose fictional character Melmoth was taken by Oscar Wilde as his pseudonym in France. CRM was Wilde's great-uncle.  William and Fidelia were the parents of Olivia Maturin who married Charles Kensington and eventually settled in New Zealand. They are my great great grandparents and I am keen to meet any people of the Watson, Knipe or Maturin families.

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Gene Fottrell <nyfd148@comcast.net>   Web Page http://mywebpages.comcast.net/Fottrell.net  (Contains over 200 different Surnames)

Date

16 April 2003

Surnames

FOTTRELL, BOYLAN, BERFORD

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FOTTRELL - BOYLAN    Seeking information on the FOTTRELL family that was centered in Balgriffin, Baldoyle, Dublin in the late 1700's. 1800's and 1900's. My GF William P. FOTTRELL emigrated in 1885 to NY. His father was William and his mother was Anne BERFORD.   Also looking from my paternal GM Bridget (Delia) BOYLAN, b. c. 1860. Her father was James BOYLAN and her mother Bessie.

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Christine Spencer   <chris@stubington.fsnet.co.uk>

Date

16 April 2003

Surnames

KENNEDY, RICHARDSON

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My Great/grandfather was Henry Kennedy he married Catherine Richardson in the year 1851 they were Married in the Church of the Assumption . Booterstown . Co. Dublin,  there is no address on the extract from the marriage registrar.  My G/mother Mary Kennedy was born in 1872 and the address at the time of her birth was 11,Learys Cottages which I believe is in around Pearse St. Dublin.  I have an extract from the Church of the L.D.S. and it states a James Kennedy was born in1867 to Henry Kennedy and Catherine.   Henry Kennedy was a Shipwright and I believe he worked at the Dublin docks.  the story in the family was Catherine Richardson was Church of Ireland and her family disowned her when she married out of her religion

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Mary and Bill McColl   <mccollbm@telus.net>

Date

16 April 2003

Surnames

LEONARD, O'REILLY

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Looking for information about g-grandparents. Maurice Leonard and Frances Mary (O'Reilly).  He was a merchant, ironmonger and in partnership with someone in Dublin. The family lived at 100 Leinster Road in 1872 and in 1878 was living at 28 Leinster Road. Maurice was born in Louth and Frances was born in Meath.  Marriage took place in Trim, Meath in 1866.  Maurice died in 1909 in Dublin and I don't know when Frances died.

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Michelle Wilson    <micpaint@pshift.com>

Date

16 April 2003

Surnames

FARLEY, MAGEE, HANSON, LEMON

Details

Thomas Farley (watchmaker) was listed in the city directories from 1807 to 1861.  In 1820 he married Emma Magee in Dublin (possibly St. Mary's parish).  They had two known children (but believed to have had others).  One son was Henry Farley who followed in his profession.  The other was Charles Thomas Farley (photographer) who married Jane Lemon in Carlow City on July 5th 1859.  They had 7 children. All area accounted for except Frederick Joseph Farley who was born in Drogheda (where they resided) in December 1868. He apparently lived there through 1909 when his name was listed in the Drogheda Rowing Club Journals. It is believed that Thomas and Emma also had a daughter named Emily that followed in her mother's profession as a milliner and died a spinster.  Charles Thomas remarried in 1880 after Jane's death (1875).  His second wife was named Rebecca Mathilda Hanson of Dublin.  There was also a jeweller listed in the Dublin directories the same time as Thomas whose name was Bartholomew Farley whom I believe may be related to Thomas. I am interested in learning any more information about any of the above in hopes there may be some living descendants.

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melva stirm    <mel123@centurytel.net>

Date

17 April 2003

Surnames

KING, STACY

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George King - born in Dublin in 1820 and came to the United States at seven years of age in 1827.  The family became Methodist-Episcopal in the U.S. but do not know if that was  religion in Ireland.  George had a brother, Thomas, born in 1811 in Dublin and a sister Maria born in 1813 in Dublin.  The parents were George King and Esther Stacy.  That is all of the information I have on Ireland for this family.  Do not know if they left Ireland for Canada or the U.S. directly

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Dale & Vickie Gehring   <dvgehring@charter.net>

Date

17 April 2003

Surnames

NOLAN

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The people I'd like to make contact with descend from Joseph & Ellen Nolan, who were living at 103a Townsend Street from about 1900 through 1915. In 1911, Joseph sent a photo of his children to his older brother in America as a Christmas card.  The children in that photo were: Martin, 12-1/2 years (b. 1899), Lizzie, 10-1/2 years (b. 1901), Marie, 6-1/2 years (b. 1905), Rachel, 4-1/2 years (b. 1907) and Ena, 1-1/2 years old (b. 1911).  The 1911  census also listed an older daughter, Ellen, who would have been born in 1897.  Joseph Nolan was employed by the Dublin Corporation as a builder.  Joseph's older brother, Martin Patrick Nolan, had come to America in the 1870s and is my 2nd g-grandfather.

   

When we were in Dublin in 2000, we spoke to a lady living just behind 104 Townsend Street, who directed us to the St. Andrew's Resource Centre, and also told us that the area would have been called McGuinnes Square.  She also said the houses that were there now were built in 1916, and so the actual houses that my Nolan ancestors lived in were no longer standing.  We were able to determine that Martin and Joseph's father was named Martin Nolan, and was a "car owner".  This Martin died in 1899 at age 80, and the Townsend Street property was willed to Joseph.  We were able to determine where Martin was buried, and visited his gravesite in Glasnevin Cemetery, where there was also a second tombstone erected by Martin in honour of three of his other children who had died earlier: Ellen (d. 1863), Michael (d.1886) and Margaret (d. 1898).

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Barbara J. Canil (Gough)   <bmcanil@mars.ark.com>

Date

17 April 2003

Surnames

GOFF/GOUGH, CLASBY, GODFREY

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My g. grandfather was TOMOTHY GOUGH/GOFF, he > was born about l834, Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland.  He married ANNE CULLEN in the year l864 in  Donnybrook, Dublin.    They had two children - MARGARET GOFF/GOUGH,  JOHN  JAMES GOUGH/GOFF -  JOHN JAMES married ANNIE THERESA CLASBY   ANNIE'S parents were JOHN WILLIAM CLASBY,Eng. MARY SHORE- Ireland     JOHN JAMES & ANNIE THERESA  had 2 children  -JAMES JOHN GOUGH -  b. l899, Dublin City  KATHLEEN GOUGH     b. Dublin City  Kathleen became blind and later resided in St. Mary's > Institute for the blind, in Dublin City  John married MARJORIE IRENE GODFREY- Eng.  They spent their lives in New Westminster, B.C.Can.  They had 3 children - TERRANCE JAMES GOUGH  b. Sept.3/l926   MAUREEN THERESA GOUGH  b. May 24/l928               BARBARA JOAN GOUGH  b. Oct. 17,l938    All in New Westminster, B.C.

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Mary Heppell  <heppell2@bigpond.com>

Date

17 April 2003

Surnames

DARCY

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Looking for descendants of  Patrick Darcy born about 1791.   Jane Darcy nee White born about 1803.  Their son Joseph Darcy born 1826.   They may be from the Dublin area.

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Stuart McGee  <SFMcGee@aol.com>

Date

17 April 2003

Surnames

MAGEE/MCGEE, MCANNALY?MCNALLY, DALY, BARRY, RUSSELL

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My gt grandparents Francis (aka Frank) MAGEE/MCGEE and Eliza(beth) nee  McNally/McAnally lived in Trinity Street Drogheda, Co Louth between 1863 and 1870 where three of their children were born, Mary 1863, Michael 1865 and John Francis (my grandfather) in 1869.  The children's (not Mary) birth certificates show that Francis was a mechanic at the flax mill.    The family then moved to Smithfield in Dublin where two further children were born,  Francis Joseph 1870 and Catherine Josephine in 1874. Francis was shown as being a 'fitter' this time.

According to all the records I have seen, the family was Roman Catholic.

My grandfather, John Francis, joined the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (RDF) in 1888 and saw service in the Boer War. He was also active in the National Volunteers and was one their number involved in the 'Howth Incident'. He died in 1930 while employed by the National Museum, Kildare Street.

John Francis married an Anne DALY (born abt 1872) at St Joseph's, Berkeley Road in 1895 and lived at 33 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin, by the time of the 1901 census he was living at 32 Lower Dorset Street, Dublin with wife Anne and her sister Mary. Anne died in 1913 and John remarried at St Columba's, Drumcondra in 1915 to my grandmother Ellen BARRY (nee RUSSELL).  She was a widow with three children, Edward born 1898, Christopher 1900, and Ellen  1903; all born in Mitchelstown, Co Cork. He and his new family lived at 13 Carlingford Terrace, then separate from Carlingford Road, the two streets subsequently merged and it became 73 Carlingford Road. My father's half brother and sister continued to live at number 73 until Edward, the eldest and last of the surviving children from her first marriage died in 1977.  Incidentally, my gt grandmother Elizabeth, who died on 14 April 1903, was the first pedestrian in Ireland to die as the result of a motor car accident a few weeks after being in collision with a car being driven by the Marquis of Downshire near the junction of Dorset Street and North Circular Road. She lived at 3 Grattan Parade at the time. I would very much like to find out where she is buried since Glasnevin, Mt Jerome and Dean's Grange have no record of her being buried there.

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Robyn Dodd    <robyn@extremezone.com>

Date

17 April 2003

Surnames

DODD, MURRAY

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DODD, Michael b. May 1819, Dublin  bap 16 May 1819, Pro-Cathedral, Dublin  m. 28 Nov 1840, Rathmines  (wit. Nicholas DODD and Eliza MURRAY) MURRAY, Ursula  b. abt 1829, Ire

Children:

1)  Male, bap Jan 1843 (handwriting is bad and can't make out  name of child), Pro-Cathedral, Dublin

2)  Sarah, bap 3 Jul 1845, Pro-Cathedral, Dublin

3)  Michael and Mary (twins), bap 21 Apr 1847, Pro-Cathedral, Dub

4)  Thomas, b. 3 Jul 1849, Dublin

5)  William, b. 22 Jan 1852, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York USA

Michael and Ursula DODD immigrated to America on the ship, the  British Queen, 30 Oct 1849, with their 4-month-old son, Thomas.   We don't know why the other children didn't come with them.  Michael's occupation was listed as Upholsterer.  There was a Nicholas DODD, living on Sackville Street who was also an Upholsterer who may have been a relative and who may have been one of the witnesses to Michael and Ursula's marriage. 

Would love to connect with anyone who believes they may be related to this family.

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Roslyn McKearney  <cooindabbs@ozemail.com.au>

Date

17 April 2003

Surnames

MCDONNELL, MCDERMOTT

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I would dearly like to correspond with anyone who descends from the following family: 

James and Margaret McDonnell.  James was born circa 1873 at Co. Cavan.  He married Margaret McDERMOTT in 1901. Presumably in Dublin.  They were known to have  lived at 7 Middle Gardiner Street, Dublin, from at least 1911 - 1947.

 In the 1911 Census, James's Occupation was listed as being a Vanman.    Margaret was born circa 1879 and was noted on the 1911 Census as being deaf . 

The following children were listed in the 1911 Census: Mary b. 1902  Ellen b. 1904   Elizabeth b. 1906   Christina b. 1909 
and a Margaret who was 4 months old but must have died sometime later.  Another child, Margaret Josephine McDONNELL (known as Josie) was born on the 17th June 1917. This  Margaret moved to Birmingham UK in 1947 and it is this Margaret I am particularly interested in.

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Ken Eldridge   <kenaudeld@better.net.au>

Date

17 April 2003

Surnames

HELMAN, RIELLY

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Kathleen HELMAN  nee RIELLY  born Dublin 1869-71  Married London  1892 to James Henry HELMAN.

My mother Rachel HELMAN born 16 October, 1903, Dublin.    Family living at 24 Thomas Street, Ringsend, 1903  Kathleen was supposed to have died at mother's birth or soon after.  Civil registration index shows no death for 1903 to 1909. 

Have records of 1901 census with family living at  27 Fitzwilliam Street,

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Jeannette Sorensen    <jsoren@actrix.co.nz>

Date

20 April 2003

Surnames

HARGING(E), MANSELL/MAUNSELL, PURDON, BETHAM, SIREE, TYRELL

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William  H. Harding/Hardinge was married to Sarah Powrie Mansell/Maunsell in 1808 in Dublin. On some records he is Harding and on others he is Hardinge.  His Son Frederick [ my Gt. Grandfather] was born in 1815 at Dublin castle.

William was HM Treasurer at the Records and Custom House, Dublin in 1853.  According to the family bible, members of this Hardinge family married  into some distinguished families such as Sir William Betham, Georgina daughter of Lady Purdom, Jane Siree, and Tyrell.  There are two William H Hardinge, it is the older one that I am researching.  The younger one was also at the Customs House and I think he was a nephew who lived at Buckingham St.

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Roy Bourgault  <Roy4243@aol.com>

Date

20 April 2003

Surnames

WAYLAND, MAHONEY, ARP,

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AGNES B. WAYLAND  My wife's grandmother was Agnes B. Wayland  - born in Dublin, Ireland, December 1866 (US Census data)  - father, Lawrence Wayland; mother, Nancy Mahoney (family information)  - father ran a "dry goods" store on Sackville Street.  - she emigrated to the United States in 1833 (US Census data)  - married a carpenter named Wilhelm Heinrich Arp in Kansas City, Missouri, 27   April 1889 (I have the certificate)  - had a son named William Henry Arp born 16 March 1890 in Kansas City MO  - appears to have had another son who died as an infant (no birth or death record)  - moved to St. Louis MO and lived in that area the rest of her life  - died 1944 in St. Louis MO (awaiting death certificate)

 

Family lore says she ran away rather than marry someone selected by the family. On arrival in New York, she lived with some relative and worked as a "nanny" for a family. When that family moved to Kansas City, she went with them. To date, from hundreds of ship lists and thousands of names, I can find no passenger manifest with her name. And no one has been able to confirm for me, that her father was a merchant on Sackville Street in Dublin.

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Sandra PLAYLE  < fedelmar@hotmail.com>

Date

20 April 2003

Surnames

FAGAN, ROCK, ROARKE, PERRY

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Martha FAGAN Police Number 9 was convicted at the City of Dublin in January 1815 ... transported to Australia for 7 years for stealing linen.  Martha arrived in Australia aboard the Alexander II 1816 aged 23 (approx ... possible year of birth 1793), she was recorded as not being able to write and her occupation as being a servant.  In Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) she was convicted again for stealing a piece of calico so it is quite likely that Martha may have had more than one conviction in Dublin.

The crime took place in Francis Street Dublin in a shop owned by a Mrs Ann Perry.  Martha was in the company of two others, Mary Rock (Rorke) and Thomas Curran (both were transported to Australia).  Thomas was known to the presiding judge as he had appeared before him before only dressed up as an old man with a wig!  According to the account in the Freeman's Journal the three were known to Mrs Perry so it is most likely that they resided in the area.


Any assistance in locating information on Martha FAGAN's family in Ireland at that time would be most welcomed and appreciated.

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Sandra Yould  <tonyy@ecomtel.com.au>

Date

20 April 2003

Surnames

WELSBY, MURRAY

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Looking for information on;-   Thomas Scott Wilkinson WELSBY and his parents,  James WELSBY and Ann MURRAY

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Thomas Walsh   <thomas@aldwick39.freeserve.co.uk>>

Date

20 April 2003

Surnames

HAWKINS, FEENEY, O'DONNELL, WALSH

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Looking for information on  Richard Hawkins,1 Marlboro Place,Dublin    (COI) .   George Hawkins m Catherine Feeney          21 Dec1901,St. Thomas Church, Dublin South  (COI)     They had 4 children, Mary Francis,Christine,Josephine and Jack.

 Mary Francis (my mother) married Thomas Walsh.  Christine  married Anthony O'Donnell they had a family of 9 children Josephine - Spinster.  Jack  Married  Mary ? they had a family of about 6 children  they lived in the Bridewell flats (near the fish Market)    

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Jennette Gest  nee Byrne  <jgest@powerup.com.au>

Date

20 April 2003

Surnames

JENNET(E), BYRNE, FOX

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John Isaac JENNETT/E born C1845 married Mary Woods born C1842 married before 1864.  Had my great grand mother Mary JENNETT/E before 1864.  She married Thomas BYRNE 23 Apr 1882 at St Nicholas of Myra in Frances St Dublin.

Catherine JENNETT/E born 28 Jan 1866 at Plunkett St, I don't think she married.  John Isaac JENNETT/E Jr born 13 Aug 1870 74 Patrick St, he married Mary   Margaret FOX 19 Jan 1896 also St Nicholas.  They had 7 children two died as babies.

 

Both John's were butchers.  John JENNETT/E Sr died 14 Jan 1899 at 68 Patrick St.  Mary JENNETT/E died 14 Jul 1908 at 21 Upper Kevin St.  John Jr died Royal Hospital  30 Oct 1909.  When John Jr died I can't find anything on his family, I can't see marriages for the children.

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Bill Weiler <bweiler@synchrotel.com>

Date

20 April 2003

Surnames

FALLON, HIGGINS, CAROLAN

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My 2nd Great Grandad was Bartholomew Fallon, a Tailor by trade, who married Ellen Higgins about 1830 or so.  They had six children, all were baptised at St. Andrewıs RC Church on Westland Row, Dublin, between 1832 and 1842.  The family lived in Trinity Place in Dublin, just off Dame Lane, from about 1830 to Bartholomewıs death in 1857.

 

While several of Bart and Ellen's children have been buried with them at Glasnevin,  Mary Fallon, their daughter, born Dec. 1832, is still missing,; she may have married and moved away.  Also, their son William, who was born May 1836 and died Nov. 1860, may have been married in another parish, and while he is buried in the family grave, there may be a wife and / or children left behind.


 

I descend from Bartıs son Matthew Fallon, born Jul 1842, who joined the Royal Engineers at Dublin in 1860, and after service in Malta and Gibraltar, emigrated to Canada in 1873. I would greatly appreciate hearing from any one who recognizes a connection in either direction with this family, including the family of Bartıs daughter Ellen Fallon, who married Mat Carolan in Dublin in 1863, and had 2 surviving children when she died at the North Dublin Workhouse in 1882.

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Patricia McDonald   <pmcdonald@acun.com>

Date

20 April 2003

Surnames

CARR, FRENCH,

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WILLIAM PATRICK CARR, lived in Dublin part of his life ( a barrister on the Queen's Bench ) He was born 1821 in Kilkenny,  married Elizabeth Arthur French in 1848 in Antrim. Wm died in 1861. Do not know where. Elizabeth ( 1827 - 1898) was born in Antrim. Do not know where she died. They had several children:  George Whitmore Carr - born  about 1849 in Dublin; Anna Hawthorne Carr, b. 1852 in IR Charlotte Emily Carr - b. 1853 in IR.; Elizabeth Hawthorne Carr - b.1855 in IR.; Mary Meridith Carr- b.1855 in IR> ( twin of Elizabeth) ; Edward Charles - b. 1856 in IR.;  Henry Gregory Dunlop Carr - b. 1858 in IR.  Would like to know more about these children  and their descendents as well as ancestors. My grandfather, George came to New York about 1869; but maybe some of the others have descendents in Ireland. today

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Zillah Williams   <zillahw@funnelwebinternet.com.au>

Date

20 April 2003

Surnames

COWLEY, MCCULLOUGH

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Am looking for the birth of Thomas Charles COWLEY whose parents could be as follows.   Father:  William Cowley    Mother:  Sarah Anne McCullough, and the date of birth of this Thomas Charles COWLEY is 8th March 1874 in Dublin. But  I need to know if the father's middle name was Vincent,  to be sure I've got the right parents

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RON RANSON   <ronald.ranson@ntlworld.com>

Date

20 April 2003

Surnames

RANSON

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My ancestor James John RANSON was born in the DUBLIN area on 4 May 1860 and died in Poplar, London in 1947 after one of the worst winters in modern history.  I have now  got an excellent  picture of him from a relative in New Zealand.  His father was William RANSON a hawker.  There are some Ransons in Dublin at present, they came up from Wexford in the 19th century as stained glass workers

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Elizabeth Tremain-Bridges     <tremain58@optushome.com.au>

Date

20 April 2003

Surnames

HIGGINS, TYRELL, HORNER

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My g g g grandmother was Mary HIGGINS aka TYRRELL.  She was born in Dublin in 1781.  She was tried for theft in Dublin City in 1802.  She was transported to Sydney, Australia in 1803.  She became partner to Richard HORNER, ex-convict, surgeon and apothecary.  They had 3 children in Sydney: James, Sarah and Mary Ann.  Does anyone have any information on Mary HIGGINS aka TYRELL and her family  in Dublin.

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Alma Willis   <kawillis@powerup.com.au>

Date

21 April 2003

Surnames

DORAN, CHRISTIAN, SUMMERS, O'NEILL,  DUNLOP

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Thomas DORAN and Mary CHRISTIAN, born about 1810 had the following children that I know of:- CATHERINE b.1843, WILLIAM b.1845, (both baptised in St. Bridget's Parish, Kill), JAMES b.c 1851, MARY b. unknown, and ANNE TERESA JOSEPHINE b.17.7.1857 in the Parish of Swords (the family lived at Baskin).  CATHERINE married THOMAS SUMMERS (a carpenter) in 1872 at the RC Chapel of  St. James Dublin.  Her father THOMAS DORAN is shown as deceased.  Witnesses to the marriage were WILLIAM DORAN and ESSY O'NEILL.  Catherine died before 1907 , and Thomas Summers remarried. 

 

JAMES DORAN died unmarried in 1879 in Dublin.  A letter from a DANIEL O'NEILL sent in 1907 states "I never seen MARY DORAN this length of time.  She fell in for a lot of money  the last I heard, from a gentleman she was nursing."

 

ANNE married EDWARD DUNLOP in 1877 at the RC Chapel of St. James Dublin. Their first born MARY ANNE DUNLOP died 4 months after her birth in 1878, then JAMES DUNLOP was born in 1880 followed by THOMAS b.1881 before they left Dublin for Australia in 1882.  Edward had contracted in Dublin to work for the Railway in Queensland, Australia.  Their son JAMES died on the voyage.

 

I have very little information on EDWARD DUNLOP.  He was born about 1848 in Ballymena, Antrim (according to  records here in Queensland).  In 1871 he began working for Guinness Brewery in Dublin, where he was a Drayman.  He married ANNE DORAN in 1877 in Dublin.  His father's name was JAMES DUNLOP a weaver.

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Querist Nancy Dunne  : <dwnj@mesa.net>
Date 21 April 2003
Surnames DUNNE, KELLY, CUNNION, KEARNS
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I am searching DUNNE and KELLY lines in Dublin.  My grandfather Timothy Joseph Dunne was born in Palmerstown, So. Dublin in Feb. 1886 or 1887 to Francis (Frank) Dunne (died in Dublin in 1927) and Julia Kelly.  Timothy was brother to Mary, Annie, Joseph, John, and another boy, all born in Dublin(?).  Tim served in the British Merchant Marine from 1915 to 1920.  He immigrated to the US in the early 1920's, settling in New York City.  Tim married Bridget (Bessie) Cunnion (born in County Leitrim 1897) in 1926 in NYC.  Tim and Bessie had two sons Francis (Frank, my dad) and John.  Tim died in 1961 as a result of an auto accident in NYC. As far as I know, Tim's parents and siblings remain in Dublin.  His sister Mary married a man named Kearns and they had three children, Shelia, Maureen, and Willie.  We are in touch with Mary's descendents, but would love to hear from any members of the Francis Dunne/Julia Kelly family.

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Querist Pat Hogan <padraigohogain@iprimus.com.au>
Date 21 April 2003
Surnames SLATTERY DOYLE O'BRIEN MCMAHON
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William Joseph Slattery born Dublin 1824, occupation Clerk, parents John Slattery, Solicitor and Margaret Slattery, nee Doyle married Ann Eliza O'Brien in Dublin in 1860. Anne Eliza's parents were John O'Brien, born in 1801 Ballycorick County Clare and Mary McMahon born 1805 in Knocknagen County Clare.

 

William & Anne had 4 children in Ireland before boarding the ship GREAT BRITAIN in September of 1868 heading to Victoria, Australia with the 4 children, John Christopher, 6 yrs (my GGrandfather, Margaret, 5 yrs, George French, 3 yrs and Susan, 1 yr. They had a further 8 children in Victoria.

 

John and Mary had also travelled to Ballarat Australia in 1862 with some of their 11 children.

 

They all have many descendants.

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Querist Jeff&Vikki Levy   <jvlev@comcast.net>
Date 21 April 2003
Surnames TOOMEY, COLLINS, FRANCK, SKINNER, DOYLE, WATSON
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Joseph TOOMEY Born 1867 Married Jane COLLINS Born 1873 Both from Dublin City. They were married  Jan 1896  Belonged to Saint Andrew's Parrish. and lived @ 25 South Cumberland St. Dublin  Children: Florence, Patrick, Mary, Norah who married Arthur FRANCK and moved to the US>1924, Josephine, John William married a SKINNER, Joseph James married a DOYLE, George married a WATSON
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Querist Susan   TheLalor@aol.com
Date 21 April 2003
Surnames SMITH, GALLAGHER, MILEA
Details Seeking descendants of John and Mary (Smith) Gallagher family who lived at 32 Stoney Batter Road in the latter half of the 1800's.  My Grandfather always said they had a millinery shop but in a census it said they had a tobacconist business.   Children in that family were Elizabeth, Ellen, Bridget and a mystery sister who was grown and gone by the 1901 census.  Bridget  Gallagher Lalor (Great Grandmom) went to America around 1890, Ellen and Elizabeth didn't marry. The mystery lady may have lived in Phoenix Park and the name Milea has significance.    Would like to find out more about this family and hoping someone has a connection!
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Querist Felicia Riley  <felicia@lenview.freeserve.co.uk>
Date 21 April 2003
Surnames BANKS,
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I have for some time been trying to find out information about my great grandfather BENJAMIN BANKS who was secretary to the POOR LAW/LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD in Dublin from about 1852-1882/3.    When he wrote his will in 1864 mention was made of his 9 children, but no mention of his wife Mary (it seems likely she died in Ireland prior to this date but I have been unable to verify this)   I know that 2 of his sons trained in Dublin as Doctors,    Alfred became medical officer for Donegal  and died of cholera, Dr. Henry Banks - my grandfather returned to England as did his sisters Nina, Fanny & Mary.  I don't know what happened to James, Laura, Emma and William, did they remain in Ireland? 
I have also been trying to trace without success another relative Elsie Banks who was reputed to be a nurse in a Dublin hospital and was understood to have been living at The Home, Dr. Steevens Hospital, Dublin in the 1930's.
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Querist Bonnie Carlson <RCarlson16@mn.rr.com>
Date 22 April 2003
Surnames ASPEL, KINSELLA, TRACEY
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My great-grandmother Anna Aspel was born in Dublin 21 Apr 1852 to Anna Kinsella and Michael Aspel. I believe Anna and Michael were married about 1851 in Dublin. There are two Michael Aspel's living in Dublin in 1851. One lived at 6 Thompson Row and the other at 3 Mayor Street Upper. I can't determine which family is mine. Anna Aspel left Dublin in 1872 or 73. She is found in the Minnesota 1880 Census working as a servant in Dakota County. She married James Tracy in Minnesota. He is also from somewhere in Ireland. Anna had a brother Michael Aspel born 10 Jul 1861 and left Dublin Sept 1891. The family were members of the Catholic Church in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and I assume they were of this faith in Dublin.
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Quesist Karina Mchugh" <karinamchugh@eircom.net>
Date 26 April 2003
Surnames MCHUGH, FOSTER
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Looking for McHUGH and FOSTER. My grandparents, Anthony McHugh and Christina Foster lived at 29 Mary's Lane. The house was originally occupied by the Foster family. Any information on Anthony's siblings or Christina's would be gratefully received.
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Querist Lizbuf@aol.com
Date 26 April 2003
Surnames KEOUGH (KEOGH)
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Still searching for my grandfather John James KEOUGH (KEOGH) b. ca 1868 on Irish Sea. He is listed as being born Holyhead,  Ire. & Eng. depending on record. I spent several days in Dublin GRO and came up empty handed.  I could find nothing on him or his siblings or parents.  We have spent almost 50 years searching off and on.  The last known Irish address was in Dublin at No. 2 Little Britain St.  Family history says that Margaret (Nelson or Keogh) was from Isle of Man, but search there has not found her.  There are a couple of potentials however.  No marriage record has been found.  John was Catholic

and Margaret was not.     John & Margaret Keogh (b. ca 1840) had the following children:  James, Dick, Tom, John James, Fred, Nicholas Patrick & twins Edward & Edwin.  (possibly a Terrance)  Also Bridget and 3 other girls who died young.   Dick & Tom d. before 1927.  John J.& Nicholas P. both came to US, but others stayed in Ireland.  I figured looking for twins would really help home in on family, but no twins showed up in records.  If anyone can offer help on this family, I'd appreciate it.

A census possibility sent to me suggests a Cavan origin.  The family names match except for Mary/Margaret and the street.  Also my grandfather worked in a hat factory in Liverpool during the winters before he came to US.  Ages seem about right quote:   Census of Ireland 1901; No. 2 Archibald Place; Poor Law Union - North Dublin; District Electoral Division - Inns Quay; Parish - St. Michan. John Keogh, head of family, 55, Catholic, Shopman (Hatters), married, born  County Cavan Mary Keogh, wife, 56, Catholic, no occupation, married, born Dublin City   Frederick Keogh, son, 30, Catholic, Manager in provisions warehouse, single, born Dublin City Richard Keogh, son, 27, Catholic, Bicycle maker, single, born Dublin City Terence Keogh, son, 25, Catholic, Baker, single, born Dublin City  Bridget Keogh, daughter, 20, Catholic, no occupation, single, born Dublin City.  By 1911 Mary had died. John listed himself as a shop assistant and widower.   He gave his age as 72 (see below). Bridget was still there and was shown as  a 28 year-old bottler in a wholesale druggists. She was still single. The others from 1901 were not there but another son, Nicholas, was and he was a  28 year-old hotel waiter, born Dublin City. (He is listed as US citizen.)  You will notice the huge discrepancy in John's age from 1901 to 1911 - he  aged 17 years. Bridget, on the other hand, only aged 8 years in the decade.  The reason for John's increase can be explained. Ages were unimportant before 1908 when the government introduced the old age pension for everybody  over 70. As birth records only started in 1864 nobody who was 70 or  thereabouts in 1908 could get a birth certificate as evidence of age. As an  alternative, the government accepted baptismal certificates or extracts from the 1841 or 1851 census returns (which were still available then - they were  destroyed in a fire in 1922) and so people found out how old they really  were and saw the benefits of recording  accurate information in the census  returns. The same reason may have applied to Bridget, i.e., she may have got  her birth certificate and found out she was younger than she thought. On the other hand, a little touch of vanity may have led her to stay below 30 for as long as possible. People were generally older than they thought. "

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Querist e cantwell <ecantwell@cablesurf.com>
Date 26 April 2003
Surnames HANLEY, WALKER
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I am trying to track down any relatives of Michael Hanley who worked at Arnots up to 1962.He married Bridget Walker in 1914. He was son of Denis Hanley, she was daughter of William Walker.  Michael Hanley had an address at 48 Eccles Street. which may have been a hotel owned by Bridget Walkers Father, William.  Michael Hanley had a sister named Agnes and may also have had other siblings.  Michael and Bridget had two sons Desmond born 1916 and Ivan born 1925..
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Querist Margaret Murray  <megmurray@lineone.net>
Date 26 April 2003
Surnames MURRAY    MCLOUGHLIN
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RICHARD MURRAY    m    MARY McLOUGHLIN at the pro-Cathedral in Marlborough  St,Dublin on 3rd July 1892.  The couple had at least three children, Mary Jane b. 5/2/1895, Christopher d.o.b. unknown and John 1904ish -1935.  From their marriage certificate I know that Richard's father was JAMES MURRAY, a labourer and Mary's father was JOHN McLOUGHLIN.  Richard lived in Dorset Street Upper and Mary in Marlborough Street.  When Mary Jane was born they lived in Upper Gloster St.  Any information would be very welcome.
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Querist Loraine <Lorainesplace@cs.com>
Date 26 April 2003
Surnames MOSS GREER
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II am looking for any information on my gr. grandmother, Mary Ann Moss born in Dublin approx. 1835 and her marriage to my gr. grandfather George Greer born  approx. 1835 in Edenderrry, Offally. Mary Ann was a dressmaker who made her  wedding dress, ( you could hear the taffeta)  George Greer was a builder and  joiner.   Together they had at least 6 children. Joseph 1853 Manchester, Mary Ann 1855 Belfast, George1858 Kildare, Mary Jane1866 Manchester, Robert 1868 Droylsden,  Lancashire, and my grandfather, John 1870 Droylsden. They both died at  Droylsden in Lancasire, George 1883 and Mary Ann 1901. All of the foregoing were Roman Catholic.  In addition,  I would love to hear from any living ancestors or connections my family
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Querist Val Earnshaw <Earnshawfamily@btinternet.com>
Date 26 April 2003
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JOHN McVEIGH  ELIZA BARNER  both Dublin around 1850 - 1881  -  please can anyone help
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Margie Connelly Jacques  <MJCJACQ@aol.com>
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Surnames HOOLAGAN, FINLAY
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Catherine Hoolaghan, born 15 May, 1865, at 1 Phoenix Street, Baptismal at Church of St. Paul, Arran Quay, Dublin. Sponsor Eliza Finlay  Parents John Hoolaghan and Catherine Davy  There were at least 2 brothers, one named William.Emigrated to New York about 1865.
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Querist Stan Neill <s.g.neill@pacific.net.au>
Date 26 April 2003
Surnames NEIL, NEALE, MCCRACKEN, HUTCHINSON, DAWSON
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I am seeking information on the Neill family of Haarlem Mills, Tallaght, County Dublin. They were Mill owners/ Merchants/ Clothiers from 1780 to 1900 and leased the four mills at Haarlem Bleach Green, Tallaght, County Dublin as well as  property at Templogue and Ushers Quay, Dublin.  As far as I can ascertain, Thomas Neale/Neill who was born circa 1787 and died 26th May 1838, he married Catherine McCracken daughter of John McCracken in 1810 possibly at St Catherines Parish Church, Thomas Street, Dublin and had the following children :- Samuel  b 1814,  Thomas Frederick b 1815, John b 1816, William b 1817, Robert b 1827, Ellen b ?, Kathleen b ?, Margaret b 1812 and Hannah b 1820.

 

The first reference to the existence  of this section of the Neill/Neale family in Dublin was the  registration of the births of their children at St Catherine's Parish Church, Thomas St, Dublin in the period 1811 - 1827. However where Thomas and his brothers were born and spent their early years remains unclear, the preliminary indications are, that they may have been members of the Quaker Neale family of County Kildare and moved to John Street, Pimlico, Dublin.

 

In 1811 Thomas and his brothers William and Samuel set up business as clothiers at 11 Ushers Quay, Dublin and in October 1821 they leased the Haarlem Mills,Tallaght from another Quaker James Hutchinson and his wife Anna Dawson.

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Julie Tadman    <jandjtad@ozemail.com.au>
Date 1 May 2003
Surnames BARTON DALY
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MARIA BARTON emigrated to Australia in 1874.  Maria was the daughter of HENRY BARTON  and MARY BARTON nee DALY, who lived at 128 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin.  Mary  died in 1772 and Henry in 1783.  It is believed that there were other family members in Dublin, but there are no other records that we have, such as where her parents married, her birth date, where the family came from originally etc.  The family was catholic and Henry was a labourer.
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Querist Karina Mchugh   <karinamchugh@eircom.net>
Date 1 May 2003
Surnames MCHUGH FOSTER
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Looking for McHUGH and FOSTER. My grandparents, Anthony McHugh and Christina Foster lived at 29 Mary's Lane. Some time between 1900 and 1940.  The house was originally occupied by the Foster family. Any information on Anthony's siblings or Christina's would be gratefully received.
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Querist Rita Tonglet   <ersatzrat@yahoo.com>
Date 1 May 2003
Surnames SAVAGE
Details Seeking information on the family of my great-grandmother, Frances Mary Savage, who was born in Dublin on 9 Dec. 1870 at No. 51 Townsend Street.  She was the daughter of James Savage, who is believed to be a native of Dublin, and Frances Murphy, believed to be a native of County Wexford.  The family lived in New Orleans in the 1850's, then returned to Dublin prior to the U.S. Civil War in the 1860's.  They emigrated to New Orleans permanently in the early 1870's.  Any information will be greatly appreciated.
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Querist Mick Tack <tacp@optusnet.com.au>
Date 12 April 2004
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My maternal grandfather was George Joseph Bernard WATSON, who was born in Sydney Australia 19th January 1911.
His birth certificate shows his parents as George WATSON and Rosina GARGARO, who were married in Cardiff Wales on the 26th December 1906.  But their marriage certificate has the spelling of my grandfather's mother as ROSE GAGARA!  This certificate also has recorded George's father's name as William Thomas WATSON (DECEASED) - Civil Engineer.
 
Other information on my grandfather's birth certificate pointed me in the direction of Ireland, as his father George WATSON was listed as being born in Dublin.  A search on the internet revealed a listing for the Institution of Civil Engineers (England) and a William Watson was listed, working at the City of Dublin Steam Packet Co.  He was born 25th February 1804 and Died 10th April 1883 Dublin Ireland.   I have recently received the Death Certificate of William Watson from the Office of the Registrar General Dublin, and it reveals that the informant of the death, was William Watson, son, who lived at 1 Salem Place.
 
I am now wondering whether my great grandfather, George Watson, from Dublin, was a son of the William Watson (Civil Engineer), and my mother can remember hearing that George may have been an illegitimate son.   So my next question is - does anyone have information firstly on this Watson family, and also the Dublin Steam Packet Co.
 
Would appreciate any assistance that someone can give me.
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Querist Don & Elaina Macdonald <diem@froggy.com.au>
Date 12 April 2004
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Trying to locate my  maternal great-grandfather Edmond Flynn/Flinn died 2nd June, 1916 at 2 Ben Edair Rd., Manor Place, Dublin, aged 81 years.   Served Royal Irish Constabulary, said to be married to Sarah Dial/Doyle and later to a Sarah Murphy?    Edmond Flynn and Sarah Dial are listed as my grandfather Denis Flynn's parents  Either Edmond married twice or there is an error somewhere.   He is buried at Glasnevin Cemetery UG190 Garden.
 
I am also trying to find my paternal grandparents.   Andrew Gill and Jane McGuirk of 56 Sweetmans Avenue,Blackrock.   .   Deansgrange Cemetery were most helpful giving me details of the children of Andrew and Jane  (one of which is my Father Edward Joseph, buried in the Gill Family Plot), but could find no records of Andrew and Jane.   Was there another cemetery in use local to Blackrock in say 1920-1950?
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