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red mail SHIELDS,Ellen born abt 1863
Ellen Shields was born in Skibbereen County Cork in abt 1863 she was the daughter of Michael and Jane Shields nee Fitzgerald. At approx age 20 she immigrated to Queensland Australia. At Charters Towers Queensland in 1885 Ellen married William John RYAN,between 1897-1900 Ellen,William and their children headed to Western Australia they settled in the goldmining town of Kanowna in the western Australian goldfields. (Today Kanowna is a ghost town). Seeking any info on Michael SHIELDS or his wife Jane nee Fitzgerald or other children (siblings of Ellen)
red mail Johnson / Croston in 'Lick' Skibereen area
I am trying to find information on births, marriage, parents names or anything about my great great grandparents Samuel Johnson b.abt 1810 and his wife Mary Ann Croston b. abt 1816 (in Cork according to England census') they left Cork around 1849 - 50 and went to Newport Monmouthsire in Wales. They had 4 children with them all born in county Cork and on later English census' are recorded as born in 'Lick' Cork.They were: Martha b.abt 1840/ Ann abt.1842 / Eliza abt.1844 and John abt.1849. Family word of mouth had always been that Samuel Johnson came from Scotland and so was a surprise to find this Irish connection instead, does anyone know anything about people from Scotland migrating to this part of Ireland, I have not been able to find anything in regard to Cork. Many thanks for any help on this Kind regards.
Marriages at Skibbereen
My gr/grandparents Partick Scannell c1841 Cork and Mary Scannell nee Cronin c1843 Cork were married at St,Patrick,s Cathedral Church,Skibbereen,Cork on th e 13th of Feb 1859. By 1861 they were resident in Dowlais,Merthyr Tydfil,Wales UK. Witnesses at their marriage were a Joanna Cronin and Timothy Burke and although i have details of the marriage i have failed to find evidence of their birth place or family.The name Aghadown features in my family stories,so if anyone reading this can help me trace my gr/grandparents roots i would be eternally grateful.
red mail Brien family
I am looking for details of the Brien family of Skibbereen, especially my Great Grandmother Margaret Brien b 1868 , she married Daniel Finn of Drimoleague
Any information on Patrick Barry - wife Ellen (Regan) lived in Warners Lane Skibbereen in 1911 Census with daughter Katie age 25yrs. Patrick was retired from the Coastguard Service and did a lot of his service in Co Kerry. He also served in Crimean War with Royal Navy aboard HMS Caeser.
red mail Skibbereen and assolus
I am searching for County Cork Leahys; James Leahy married Mary Barnett, date unknown and immigrarted to New York (Lyons), date unknown They eventually settled in Sterling Illinois and appear on the 1860 Lyon N.Y census and the 1870 & 1880 census in Sterling Il. James possibly born in 1810 and Mary in 1820. Mary's tombstone states she was born in Schull, but family lore says their son Dennis leahy was born in Assolus (1847-1849)My father William Leahy visited Skibbereen about 18 yrs ago but no information as to the Leahy relatives he visited is in my possession. I only was told that he met with relatives in Skibbereen.
red mail O'Reilly or McCarthy
Difficult but my great great grandmother, Johanna left Ireland as one or the other. I cannot find her in the 1841 England census but she is living or married to my Gt grandfather Daniel in Thornbury by 1851. All I know is she is likely to have been born around 1816-1820. If she's in England it's probably in the Bristol area or Wales, probably the Monmouth or Abergavenny area. My hunch is she was born an O'Reilly but then married a McCarthy, largely gleaned by the process of elimination and her subsequent children's birth certificates but any clues gratefully received.
red mail Nolan/Moriarty
Would greatly appreciate any information on SAMUEL NOLAN married to ELIZABETH(BESSIE) MORIARTY.believed to be from Cork ,possibly Skibbereen .I have no dates other than they had a son Harold born Aug. 24. 1888 and a daughter Dorothy.
red mail Denis Collins + Ellen Hurley, Colomane East
Trying to find the birth origins of Ellen Hurley, married to Denis Collins 5-Jun-1904. Colomane East, their residence, was technically within the Skibbereen registration district but really considered a part of Bantry. Ellen died probably in 1912. Ellen's father was John Hurley. She was probably born around 1875. As there are easily a dozen Ellens born to John Hurleys in the Skibbereen, Skull, Bantry, and Dunmanway districts during the 1870's I could use a little help. Ellen and Denis were my greatgrandparents. An uncle has told me that Grandmom (their daughter) had a cousin with the last name of Sullivan. I am aware of potential parents John Hurley and Catherine Sullivan who lived in Lisheen (near Glengarriff) and possibly married in Dunmanway district in 1874. Any information on Catherine Sullivan (parents, siblings and THEIR spouses and children) would be appreciated. My mitochondrial DNA is unusual for western Europe. So the more information I can get to correctly identify the right Ellen Hurley, the better.
red mail Sullivan O' Sullivan of Skibbereen
I am searching for any information on the Sullivan or O'Sullivan family of Skibbereen Cork. In particular any information on Anne Sullivan (born 1864) who left Cork and migrated alone to Australia when she was 16. Her parents were Timothy Sullivan and Honora O'Brien or Norah O'Brien.
red mail Daniel Collins
searching for information on Daniel Collins and wife Honora (Riley???) Came to Cardiff late 1850's Children: Mary, Catherine, Patrick, Ellen and Johanna, believed to come from Skibbereen area. Would welcome any information however tenuous. Thank you.
red mail Cowhig - Skibbereen
Information wanted about Cowhig Family of Skibbereen at time of 1845-50 Famine. William Cowhig is thought to have been born in around 1835 and married Hannah Kingston nee Fuller perhaps of the Bantry area and emigrated to Casanova Va via Canada leaving Ireland from Cobh.
red mail Baker - Skibbereen
Am looking for any connections with a family called Baker in Skibbereen earlier part of the nineteenth century, especially Samuel Baker who was a builder. His daughter Susan Anne was my g-g-grandmother. Any help, relations, welcome, please.
red mail Donovan's of Skibbereen
I am looking for any info concerning these Donovans. John Donovan from Caharagh (Cahara)Skibbereen, married Hanora Connell from Surteenaher on Feb 19th 1867 in the chapel of Drimoleague.He was listed as a farmer as his father James Donovan before him. Her father was James Connell was also listed as a farmer on their marriage certificate. They had Four children Baptised as follows: Joan Nov 24, 1867,James 1869,Julia March 1871,Patrick March 1873. James was my Grandfather and he came to Boston, MA.I would really like to find out more about the rest of his family. I found Johannah (Joan) died on Feb 25th 1868. John Donovan Died Dec 18, 1907 and Hanora died August 05, 1910. I do not know how to go about any more searches. I tried with the health board but to no avail. Anyone out there with suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. NTK
red mail Barry,McCarthy Skibbereen area
Looking for information about the Barry family, which family lore says hails from Castletownshend Skibbereen area. James Barry (b. abt 1834-1840)married Mary McCarthy. They emigrated to Boston in 1895 with adult children Ellen, Anna and Patrick. Two sons, Michael and John preceeded them to the Boston area. James Barry owned land in Ireland. His last residence is listed as Ennis Keane. He supposedly won a plowing contest at a county fair in Ireland. Mary Mc Carthy's mother was a Driscoll.
red mail Jeremiah McCarthy
Hi I am trying to trace details of my grt grandparents. Jeremiah McCarthy(b:c1875 in Skibbereen) & Catherine Leonard(maiden name) Barry 1st Married Name (b:c1875 in Baltimore)They lived in Skibbereen and had a daughter Elizabeth Josephine McCarthy on 10th July 1917 (my grandmother). There May be more children but as my gran died 16 days before i was born i have not been able to find this information out. I know that they came to live in England In later years but not sure when they moved here. Elizabeth married Ronald Douglas Plumb on 22nd July 1939 He was known by the name Joe. He was born in Hackney London. my grandparents lived in Swindon,Wiltshire and had 6 children, Jack, Terrance, Richard, Ronald, Bernard, Catherine(eileen). Any information will be great as i really don't have much at the moment.
red mail Young's of Skibbereen
Looking for information on Thomas Young & Margaret Baker. Married 1846 Abbeystrowry (CofI) and their children who may have been born especially between 1846 until civil registration. Names may include Margaret, Jane, Thomas, Nicholas, Annie.
red mail Levis _Samuel Herbert
My Father was Samuel Herbert Levis born in 1919 in the Skibbereen area. I am seeking a link to his parents - His father was James who died before 1948 but his mothers name I dont have - she lived until approximately 1958- his siblings included Jack (in US) Frances and I believe several others.
red mail Hill O'Brien
Hi - this is a long shot, but William Thomas Hill (my great grandfather and Mary, his wife) lived in and around Leap, Roscarberry and Skibbereen approx. 1860's. My great grandfather emmigrated to Pembroke, then Merthyr Tydfil(Wales) around 1870's with his 2 brothers. He stayed in Merthyr. One of his 3 sons was my grandfather, Patrick Hill who married Jemima Thomas and they lived in Penydarren Merthyr and had 11 children. Patrick's 2 brothers returned to Co.Cork to train as Priests. Any info at all would be so welcome. Im just so lacking in any family background its pitiful! Hope you can help, thanks, Vicki
red mail Sliney
Any information on Mary Sliney who married William Gower Bush and lived in Cobb or Midleton?

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