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Ince & Whitehead
William Henry WHITEHEAD married Esther INCE, 1834, per newspaper archives; she was the daughter of Capt. Ince of Maryborough. From the Wexford Conservative, 25 Jan 1834: In Maryborough Church, Mr. William Henry Whitehead, of Abbeyleix, to Esther, second daughter of Captain Ince of Maryborough. Anybody connected to these families or have info? Thanks in advance!
red mail Michael Moore b. 1847 Abbeyleix
Looking for information about Michael Moore of Abbeyleix or thereabouts. He was born 1847 and Arrived in US around 1865 possibly via Canada. He might have lived in Vermont and Potsdam, NY before settling down and raising a large family in Port Henry, NY with his bride, Elizabeth McNulty. He prospered as the general manager of the Lake Champlain & Moriah Railroad. Family lore says he had a brother William who was a hedge school teacher. He was my gr. grandfather.
WHITEHEAD
Mary Ann Whitehead (1809-1875) Laois, married Edward PRATT 1827. William Henry Whitehead (1810-1886), born Abbeyleix C1810, married Esther INCE, 1834. Who were their parents and other family? Any information appreciated!
red mail Michael Grout
Am looking for information regarding my great-grandfather, Michael Grout born in Abbeyleix in 1857, he immigrated to New York, USA in 1870 or 1873 along with a relative (either brother or cousin - Daniel). His parents are thought to have been Michael and Margaret Grout. Am not sure why, but Daniel used the surname of Drout after immigrating.
red mail Selvey/Selvy
Looking for relations or trees with Thomas Selvey/Selvy born 1772/3 married Sarah Thomas in Portishead in 1790. regards Rosie Hatton (Aus)
red mail Carr of Abbeyleix, Ballyroan, Balinakill and Dysartgallen
I am looking for evidence of John Thomas Carr (who married Catherine Susanna Johnstone) and George Carr (who married another Johnstone sister, Henrietta). John Thomas and George's father was Henry Thomas Carr of the above locations. George was head of his household in the region by 1901. I would like to know the date and locations of the marriages, and whether George and Henrietta stayed in Ireland, or migrated overseas, and when, and what became of them. Anything at all about them and their families. I know John Thomas and Catherine Susanna came to Australia, apparently after the birth of both of their sons. I don't know where they lived after their marriage in Ireland before migrating, or in what year they came to Australia. They were here by 1903, and settled in Tasmania, their sons becoming clergy and one serving continuously in NSW, the other in NSW and then in Tasmania. Any information at all about this family would be welcome. Liz
red mail Hogan, John Walter
I am looking for information on John Walter Hogan's family. He was born in Laois County Ireland 28 April 1835 or 1836. His mothers maiden name was Mary Guilfoil. Any information you may have would be welcome.
red mail McMAHON (MacMahon) Family of Abbeyleix
M.J. McMahon died about 1833 in Abbeyleix. His widow, Ellen (--?--) subsequently emigrated to Canada with her children. The story is told in the obituary of her son: "John Augustine MacMahon (sic.) was born at Abbeyleix, Queen's County, Ireland, on September 10th, 1826. When he was about seven years old his father died, leaving a family of five daughters and four sons. In 1837 the mother and all but one of the family sailed for Canada, landing at Quebec, after a voyage lasting eight weeks and three days. A few months later they continued on their way up the St. Lawrence on a Durham Boat. At that time, one of the principal owners of the Town of Gananoque was a Mr. MacDonald. This man was a fellow passenger, saw Mrs. MacMahon (sic.) and her family, told her of the good prospects in his town, and persuaded her to stop there; where the family remained for eight years. They then moved to Pine Grove, and later to Kleinberg, both places being a short distance north of Toronto. Here two of the sons learned the trade of coopering ....
red mail McMAHON, Eliza & Parents
Looking for Eliza McMAHON, born 10 Aug 1824 to M. J. & Ellen McMAHON. Any information on her, her parents or siblings would be most welcome. Father, M.J. McMAHON died about 1833 in Abbeyleix. Mother emigrated to Quebec, Canada about 1837 as a widow. From her son's obituary, the following: From her son, John Augustine's obituary is the immigration story: " John Augustine MacMahon was born at Abbeyleix, Queen's County, Ireland, on September 10th, 1826. When he was about seven years old his father died, leaving a family of five daughters and four sons. In 1837 the mother and all but one of the family sailed for Canada, landing at Quebec, after a voyage lasting eight weeks and three days. A few months later they continued on their way up the St. Lawrence on a Durham Boatr. At that time, one of the principal owners of the Town of Gananoque was a Mr. MacDonald. This man was a fellow passenger, saw Mrs. MacMahon (sic.) and her family, told her of the good prospects in his town, and persuaded her to stop there; where the family remained for eight years. They then moved to Pine Grove, and later to Kleinberg, both places being a short distance north of Toronto. Here two of the sons learned the trade of coopering ...."
red mail Whelan Phelan
I mam looking to trace my wife's Grandmother Sarah Whelan born 1st April 1890 in Abbeyleix. The name Whelan was on her birth certificate but she also used the name Phelan. Sarah had an older sister called Kate. Their mother died when they were young around 1900 and the girls were sent to a Convent in Rheimes France till about 1911. Their Father no information known kept the male sibling at home to help him run the Farm. Sarah came to England at some time and married a Herbert Jenkins born 28th October 1883 they married in Hanley Staffordshire in 1935. It was Sarah's first marriage and Herberts second. Kate remained in Ireland and married a John Battle no information of when the marriage took place. Only thing known about John is that he may have been a Protestant which had caused friction with Kate's family. John was believed to be a chauffuer working at a Bishops Palace with the name of something like Plunkett?
red mail Brennans / Campbell Abbeyleix
I am looking for any information on Campbell family. I have really have no information on my mothers side of the family other than this. My grandmother Margret Campbell was born in Abbeyleix 12/5/around 1914. Her father was in the army Terrance Campbell from Scotland. Her mother Josephine was from Abbeyleix but i dont no her maiden name. My grandmother married Daniel Brennan from Kilkenny. They had 4 children in Abbeyleix Mary, Anne, Kathleen and Rose my mother born 1936 they left Ireland around 1937/38. And moved to the Isle of Man.
red mail Mercier Family of Abbeyleix and Durrow, Co Lais
David Mercier ran a business in Abbeyleix and a mill in Durrow in the mid 19th century. He married Catherine Dobbs and had two daughters, Jane who married John McMahon in 1854 in RC church in Abbeyleix and his second daughter was probably Emma, who married Henry George Bailey and is buried in Oakvale cemetery in Stradbally. His second wife was Caroline Turpin from Dublin. (Her family had moved to Abbeyleix in 1826, her mother, Ann Maurice, was from Oakhill, Abbeyleix.)One of his sons carried on the milling business in Durrow, at least one son was in business in Belfast and a third son was in business in Abbeyleix. I would be deighted to hear from anyone who knows of this family, David Mercier, or of his descendants.
Maurice Family - Abbeyleix
I am looking for any information about the Maurice family from Oak Hill Abbeyleix. I have the head of the family s John Maurice 1746-1836 and I believe his wife was Sarah and they had eight children :- Rose, Alicia, James, Mary, Margaret, Sarah, Ann and Thomas. Rose was my Gt.Gt.Gt.Grandmother and married James Vanston, Alicia married a William Dolmage nothing further known, Mary married a Switzer nothing else known, Sarah married John Power who was a Dublin Jeweller, Anne married Peter Turpin. Any information to add to this would be much appreciated
red mail Maurice - Abbeyleix
Looking for info on the parents and siblings of Annie Frances Maurice (or Morris) whose family lived on the lands of de Vesy of Abbeyleix in mid to late 1800s in what was then Queens County. She married in Abbeyleix aged 20 in 1882 to James Robert Sclanders b. 1856 s.o. Robert Sclanders and Barbara Honors of Waterford. Annie's father was also Robert, a tenant farmer. The young couple may have had a daughter Barbara Honors Sclanders, born in Ireland about 1883 before they left for Australia.


 
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