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Rathdrum, Rath Droma, and Parish County Wicklow
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Cunningham - Rathdrum
Anybody researching Cunningham, Cunniam (or other named variants) baptised or married in the parish of Rathdrum, please contact as I have developed a large Database and we may be able to help one another.
Posted: 2021
red mail Maughan Mahon McMahon...Wicklow / Dublin
Pat Mahon arrived in Ausrtalia and married Dora Nowlan in Adelaide in 1852. Dora was the daughter of Elizabeth Farrell and Stephen Nowlan. She was born circa 1827 in Durmgough, Rathdrum. Her siblings were Rose, Mary, John, James, Andrew, Catherine and Stephen. Pat might have been born circa 1823 in Ballard South, Rathdrum to Ross Mahon and Bridget Doyle. But he may have been from Dublin. Seeking information on these families
Posted: 2013, Member logged in: 2021
red mail Walker Family
I believe that my GG father Joseph WALKER was at one time the Postmaster in Rathdrum. His wife whom he married in 1837 was a Jane CONDELL. Both Joseph and Jane's fathers, William Walker and Jacob Condell had strong connections with the All Saints Church in Carnew , but I have not been able to find who their mother's were. I only know that Joseph and Jane's family were born in Rathdrum where Joseph was the Postmaster. Their first child William died in infancy, 2) Joseph b 1840 married ? in Dublin 1860 and eventually went to New York . 3) William the 2nd, I know all about , as he came to New Zealand in 1861 and was my GGrandfather . The person I really want more information on is 4) Jane . His sister Jane was born in 1844 and I believe she married and lived her life in Rathdrum. I was told she died abt 1919. I would dearly love to find out more about his sister Jane WALKER . Who did she marry ? And what of their family ? I feel that Jane's descendants hold the keys to tracing the rest of the family members who immigrated to Canada and USA. I would be most grateful for any help please - especially for her married name, as that would be a great help to start with. Thanks for your time. Kathleen.
Posted: 2013, Member logged in: 2021
red mail Lacey
Roger Leecey of Rathdrum m Eleonor/Ellen Graham, 20/6/1831, @ Killaveney. I believe the Roger is the father of:Jane b 1835, Mary b 1838, John b 1841, Richard b 1843, Ellen Agnes b 1847. Jane and Ellen Agnes both migrated to Australia. The remainder of the family moved to Liverpool. Mary m Ed McDonough in Liverpool and their dau Ellen b ca 1859, migrated to Australia ca 1871. John m Margaret Kinsella, they had five children, thier dau Jane m John Finnan in Liverpool.
red mail Rathdrum, Doyle's of
My grandfather told my father that my family originated in Rathdrum. From what he was told, there were 7 brothers and 7 sisters who left the country, and he thought that this was during the potato famine. My Doyle ancestors are Peter Doyle born circa 1844, and his wife Eliza (may possibly have also been known as Ellen), arrived in Quebec in Canada around 1870 with their son, also Peter Doyle, who was just a few months old. An Allan Line shipping form on the Canadian National Archives lists them as arriving in 1872, but Peter's wife is written as Ellen. Is this a mistake, or is it a different family? 1870 is also not at the time of the potato famine.However, the story handed down that the family left during the famine may be incorrect. The Canadian 1891 Census lists Peter and Elizabeth Doyle, along with the young Peter - now aged 19 (so his age correctly matches the one listed on the Allan Line document), and his other brothers and sisters.Does anyone know of my ancestors? I am living in London, my Grandfather having brought the Doyle name to England as a Candian soldier in the First World War. I hope to visit Rathdrum this year sometime. Does anyone know if a research visit to Rathdrum would be beneficial? Many thanks.
red mail Appleby and Finn
Looking for information about William Appleby who married Mary Finn and their forebears. They had 6 children: twins Daniel & James (b.1886), Bill, Bridget, Anne & Mary. James was in the Irish Guards. He was killed in action in 1917. Bridget became a nun, but died at 19. Daniel moved to London, married Henrietta Winifred Thompson and had two children.
red mail Lawless
Seeking details of Michael Lawless m Bridget Kearns (or Kerrins) in 1820's, 7 children, eldest John Lawless b 1825 Rathdrum. Children migrated to Victoria Australia late 1850's to 1860's. Children were John b 1825, Michael b 1828, Catherine b 1829, Margaret b 1832, Peter Paul b 1836 and Anne b 1839. Lots of Australian history for Lawless family available
red mail Patrick Haughton
Looking for any connections to Patrick Haughton who married Rose O'Neil, they had seven children, William, Patrick, Charles, Elizabeth b1910 Joseph b1917 John, and Frank. They lived at one time in Dame Street, Dublin before moving to Scotland. Rose died of Flu soon after her youngest child Joseph who was born in Glasgow.
red mail Fanny Saul
Looking for information re grandmother who was put into orphanage in Dublin on the recommendation of Rev Guiness of Rathdrum, 1892.

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