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Cullen Family in Birr, County Offaly
Looking for information about the Cullen family in Birr, County Offaly. My g-g-great-grandfather, John Cullen, was born in Offaly c. 1770, probably in Daingean/Philipstown (where his descendants lived and my great-grandfather was born) but possibly in Birr. A Peter Cullen, who might possibly have been his brother, married in Birr and had at least three children there: John (1809), Peter (1817), and Patrick (1819). The younger Peter may later have moved to Daingean, and had a child there in 1850, living in Eskermore, the same townland where my Daingean Cullen's lived (perhaps the move was back to a family farm at the time of the famine). Trying to learn whether the elder Peter Cullen was a brother of my John Cullen. I already have the baptismal/marriage records for the people mentioned, where available in the online parish registers, as well as many descendants, and am looking for more info about the family. I can supply further information about the Daingean branch in Ireland and the US, if desired.
Posted: 2019, Member logged in: 2021
red mail Connolly familly
Looking for any information on the origins of the Connolly familly of Pound Street (New Road) Birr. Thomas Connolly, Mary Connolly, son Peter Connolly and grandson John Connolly Residing at 9 Pound Street In 1901. According to 1901 census Thomas and Peter were Born in Tipperary any information on were in Tipperary would be greatfully received. Other Members of the familly were Honora, Joseph, Brendan, Martin, Peter, Esther, and Thomas. I believe they were related to the Hackets and the Corchrans.
Posted: 2018, Member logged in: 2020
Burke
Looking for information on John Burke born about 1840. Two known children Margaret Burke 1861 and Joseph Burke 1876. Both moved to southeast England. Joseph joined the Army and Margaret married a soldier
Posted: 2012, Member logged in: 2020
red mail John Reed or Reid
According to his 1838 discharge papers, John Reed/Reid was born at Birr about April 1798 and joined the 48th Regiment in 1817. He served in Australia and India (where he married Mary Ann Parkes); family in the Isle of Man 1841 census, and in Bury (Lancashire) 1861 and 1871. I have more details but would welcome further information.
Posted: 2006, Member logged in: 2020
red mail Ellen Horan of Birr/Parsonstown
Looking for Ellen HORAN born Birr 1827-1835 Parents John Thomas Horan & Johanna LEWIS Came to Australia & married John H HEWITSON
Posted: 2015, Member logged in: 2019
red mail Tighe Family
I looking for any information regarding a Michael Tighe and his wife Margaret Lynagh who married in Dublin on 9 July 1825. Michael was serving in the 58th Regiment of Foot. Also his sons Michael Joseph Tighe and John Augustus Lynagh Tighe and any siblings. Both men were in the 58th & 70th Regiment of Foot and were involved in the Maori Wars in the mid 1800,s
Posted: 2010, Member logged in: 2019
red mail Watson-Woods
I'm seeking info on James Watson (born abt 1816) and Ann Elizabeth Woods, a milliner (born 1819 in Parsonstown). They were married at Kororareka (now Russell) in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, in 1841. In the newspaper announcement of his son's marriage in Australia in 1875, James is described as "late of Chatham, Kent". The same announcement says the son, George, is "the nephew of James Rolleston of St Kilda, Parsontown Ireland".
Posted: 2010, Member logged in: 2019
red mail Keogh in Offaly
Looking for Thomas Keogh who married Mary Ann Bennett in Offaly about 1848/50. He was a farmer. His father was Thomas Keogh, Senior, who also farmed in Glaster and Clonrah. Co. Offaly(Kings Co.) Thomas and Mary had nine children including a daughter , Emily, born in 1876. She emigrated (with her older sister Gertrude) in 1903 to New York and Emily married Patrick Thorpe in 1907/8 They had a daughter KATHLEEN in 1914/1917 in New York. Are there any descendants of Kathleen out there?
Posted: 2008, Member logged in: 2018
red mail Thorpe/ Loonam/ Keogh in Offaly Ireland and USA
Looking for Thorpe in Parsonstown Offaly ireland. Patrick Thorpe born 1876,( son of James and Eliza Thorpe (nee Loonam) married Emily Keogh(born Glaster Offaly in 1876) in Manhatton New York in 1908. Any info welcomed.
Posted: 2007, Member logged in: 2018
red mail McCarthy/ Keogh
Looking for McCarthy from Birr and surrounding areas. William McCarthy born Offaly married Gertrude keogh(born Offaly 1873) in New York in 1908.On 1930 census in Bronx NY. Any descendants out there?
Posted: 2007, Member logged in: 2018

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