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MARTIN of Kinawley, Fermanagh
Michael MARTIN (1823-1895) son of Philip MARTIN and Isabella of Kinawley Parish, Fermanagh. Emigrated from Maquires Bridge, Fermanagh to N.S.W., Australia 1841. Married 1853 in Melbourne, Australia to Mary BEST (1829-1882) daughter of Allan BEST and Mary of Tempo, Fermanagh. At the time of the Eureka Stockade at Ballarat, Michael MARTIN sold spades, shovels to the gold diggers at his 'Melbourne Store' tent on Specimen Hill and Eureka Road. After the 'diggers' uprising in 1856 he bought land at Smeaton, Victoria farming there until he died. Children of Michael MARTIN and Mary BEST: Philip, Mary, Michael, Margaret, Annie, James, Elizabeth and Patrick. Their daughter Mary Martin (1856-1918) married Michael MORONEY in 1877 at Creswick, Victoria, Australia.

Post Revised: 2011
Kinawley, and Parish, County Fermanagh


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