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red mail Looking for relatives
I have been researching my family for some 20 years and am at a dead end, no pun intended !! My great great great grandfather William and his brother Alexander WISHART came to the Miramichi, New Brunswick around 1775 to fish and export salmon. In 1776 they left the area, on board HMS "Viper" under the command of Captain CHAMBERS for the Great Lakes, due to being raided by American privateers. The fought in this war against the Americans from 1776 until 1783 both receiving commissions. After fighting on the Great Lakes they returned to the Miramichi and formed a company called "WISHART and Company" with the intention of exporting salmon. Their partners were Andrew CHEAP and a Robert REID who had also fought with them. William married a Charlotte TAYLOR in 1785 and moved to Tabusintac just north of the Miramichi. Charlotte TAYLOR is referred to as the "Mother of Tabusintac" subject of a book by Sally ARMSTRONG. Sally is my 1st cousin with her mother being a WISHART. It is unknown what happened to Alexander. Christopher WISHART, a shoe maker, arrived in the Miramichi around 1820 and is believed to have been a cousin. He died in 1853 and is buried in Newcastle, NB. His headstone lists him as coming from Dumfries, Scotland. I have been unable to find out William nor Alexander's dates of birth, where they were born or what ship they arrived on. I have had my DNA completed with the hope of finding out where in Scotland our family originated. It is believed that they had experience in fishing salmon and the military Any information would be appreciated.
Looking for my maternal grandmother's family.
I am searching for my maternal grandmother's family. Her name was Ellen Power and she was born around 1890 in Dungarvan. I believe she traveled to America with a sister. She died of pneumonia in January of 1927 when my mom was 11/2. She was married to a man named Theodore Schneider who abandoned my mom when his wife died. The only things she knows about either of them she learned from her godparents whose last name was Lenane. My mom has been to Dungarvan as have I, and we were surprised to see the Power name on so many of the shops, and pubs. If you can be of any assistance, it would be greatly appreciated. I have since learned that my grandmother was widowed before coming to the U.S. Her married name was Helen F. Ronon.
red mail Gee Heffernan
My great grandfather Pierce Gee was married to Mary Heffernan. Lived in Ringville, near Dungarvan, County Waterford. I have some information on their descendents but nothing on either of their ancestry. Dates are between 1780 and 1880. My grandfather, John Michael Gee, moved to Wales in 1899.
William Thomas Murphy
My grandfather William ThomasMurphy was born in 1871 by his Royal Navy records and registered in Dungarvan. His father was John. When he married Mary Eliza Morrow in England, he was a widower. He spent most of his life in the navy and died in Birkenhead, Cheshire. Is anyone researching the Murphy family in this area as my visit to Dungarvan Record Office failed to find a birth certificate and I am totally stuck! Any help would be appreciated.
red mail Kavanagh,Kavanaugh,Cavanaugh
My gr,gr,grandfather was Maurice Kavanaugh,or other spelling,from Dungarvan area.He married Ellen Connelly or Connolly from Youghal area about 1830 & emigrated to St.Johns,Newfoundland where they remained.I think Maurice was a Merchant Navy or may be listed as mariner.Their son Capt.Daniel Kavanagh returned to Youghal & married Mary Eastaway & they are my gr,grandparents.In the 1901 census Daniel,Mary,their daughter Rosina & Daniel Kavanaghs sister Caroline Keane are listed in Youghal.I would be interested in any Maurice Family in Dungarvan,Ellen Connolly family,Youghal & any other links eg Keane family.thanks.Veronica.
red mail Quarry / Quarrie / McQuarrie family
I am researching my family history from Dungarvan, County Waterford, to Liverpool (around 1850), to Birkenhead, Cheshire, and finally to Philadelphia. My great-grandfather was Daniel Quarry (b 1865), second son of James Quarry who was married in 1856 to Margaret O'Neill at St. Francis Xavier church (RC) in Liverpool. James' parents were James Quarry and Catherine McGrath, and Margaret's parents were Daniel and Bridget O'Neill; all were from Dungarvan. I assume that the family left Ireland because of the famine and went across to Liverpool. In the 1861 census, they are listed in the Vauxhall area; in the 1871 and 1881 census, they lived at 2 Elizabeth St., Birkenhead, Cheshire. James' occupation is consistently listed as boot and shoemaker. Daniel came to Philadelphia in the late 1880s, married Mary Agnes Jennings (from county Mayo) in 1891 in Phila., and had six children. Only 2 survived, James D. Quarry and Leo Quarry.
red mail Power family Old Parish Waterford
I am researching my grandmothers family. She was born Julia Power in August1889 to Ellen Begley Power and John Power. She had many siblings, Bridget, Edward, Patrick, Catherine and others that I do not know by name. Her father was a blacksmith and lived in an area overlooking the sea. My grandmother came to America and married Michael Ryan from Tipperary. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail Marleys in Dungarvan
I am looking for any Marleys that live in Dungarvan, my Great Grandad was John Marley who was born there in 1851. I believe but am not sure that John's Father was Hugh, John joined the British army around 1870 and after travelling around the world as a soldier settled in Chatham Kent where he married Elizabeth Betts.
red mail KEANE
Patrick Keane-born appx 1833 married Mary Ann MATTHEWS in Madron Cornwall. Patrick a Mariner. Daughter Katherine
red mail Margaret Welch / Catherine Hurley
I am looking for information about my father's family descended from Margaret Welch (Walsh, Walshe) daughter of Catherine Hurley, husband's given name unknown, who married James Manning in 1878 in the district of Kilmacthomas. The couple emigrated to the US in 1883 (?) settling in Worcester Massachusetts. They had two daughters in Ireland, Bridget and Kate, then four sons in the US, the youngest of which was my grandfather Thomas Francis Manning b.1896. Love to share the US info with anyone who can tell me the Irish.
red mail Sarah Rouse
Sarah (my g g grandmother) was born in 1830 in Dungarvan. Her mother was Margaret Rouse/Rowse.Searching for any information about her father,assuming his name was Rouse/Rowse and any Irish connection Sarah married Richard Atkins Hampshire, in 1847 and their daughter, Emma Atkins, was born in 1849 in Sutton under Brailes, Gloucestershire The family , including Margaret, lived in Winchester. Emma married my g grandfather, Charles Jeffery, in 1869 Southampton
red mail catherine murray circa 1927 & county home, dungarvan
Hi, I'm doing some research on my late father's background. I have his original birth certificate ... which tells me he was born on January 10 1927 to a Catherine Murray at the County Home, Dungarvan (which I understand was an updated version of a workhouse or some kind of social welfare accommodation.) My dad's birth certificate reveals little about his mother ... except that she came from Knocknacrooha, near Dungarvan, and apparently wasn't married at the time of his birth (or at least, no father is declared on the document). I've checked the 1911 Irish Census online ... but can find no reference to a Catherine Murray in Knocknacrooha at that time (although I found several references to people with that name in County Waterford, who would have been of child bearing age in 1927.) I have no idea if my father had any other family. He never spoke about his background. Best wishes.
red mail Thomas Kiely 1924
Looking for information on Thomas Kiely born in 1924 in Dungarvan. I believe his parents were Andrew and Ellen(nee Flynn)who had a large family. Thomas lived in Leicester, England from the 1940's.
red mail O Brien from Dungarvan
I understand from census records, that my gt gt grandfather, Michael O Brien was born in Dungarvan around 1849. His marriage certificate, gives his father's name as Patrick.I believe he arrived in Lancashire as a young man, and he later married Mary Kennedy, the daughter of Irish parents in Ashton in Makerfield in 1879. Does anyone have ancestors named O Brien, or a similar version of this name, from Dungarven, regards Christine
red mail Hogan,McDonough
Michael Francis Hogan 1856, born to John Hogan and Cecelia McDonough. Had brothers, Patrick, Nicholas etc. Michael came to Boston, the Gloucester area and was captain of a ship. He had 5 chilren, John, Mary(mamie) Kitty, Victoria.
red mail Hennessey's from Dungarvan
red mail William O'Donnell
Seeking anyone who is researching William O'Donnell son of Philip born c1861 in Co Waterford. Family lived their lives as farmers in Dungarvan. Philip O'Donnell is believed to have died prior to 1864 ie shortly after birth of William. Seeking Philip's marriage and date of death. Any info welcome.
red mail Eugene Joseph Cantwell
Hi, I am trying to trace any information regarding the above named person, I believe he was born in 1959. He married in Fareham Hamps, England in 1983. I believe he died in circa 2003.Any information on how to find his birth/death details would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to trace his details for his daughter who is my niece. Thank you.
red mail Maurice Mcgrath
I would like to find out about my Grandfather, as he died before I was born. His Name is Maurice Mcgrath, DOB 29 jUL 1865, At Bunmahon, Waterford. He married Mary (minnie) Maroney. He died on 17 Jan 1937 at 3 Loughmore, Dungarvan Could anyone advise me where I would be able to find a obitory about him.
red mail Wall, Power, Keaver
My great Grandfather, John Wall 1806-1892, married a woman also surnamed Wall, possibly Catherine. Their son Michael married Ellen Power b. 1870, daughter of Thomas Power and Mary Keaver, 1846 - ? in 1867. they also had a son Jeffrey (sp?) born 1868 who emigrated to America around 1890. Does anybody know any more about the family, siblings, etc?
red mail Major Cole
Does anyone have any info on a major cole, who lived in Ballymcart-Dungarvan around 1800. He Was my Great Great Grandfather, unfortunetly I dont know his first name but think he may have been the High Sheriff in 1798.
red mail Jimmie Mcgrath
My uncle Jimmie won the Sailing Cup for Dungarvan, many years ago. I am told that it is in the Dungarvan Boat Club. I am also told that there was a article in the Dungarvan Paper about this. I would be very grateful is anyone could enlighted me on this. Or advice me of how to get a copy of the paper, and photograph of the Cup. His close friend was TED DRAPER.
red mail Abraham, Dunlea, Healy, Keane, Hayes
Searching for info re: Wm Healy m. Catherine Abraham (dau of Henry Abraham, niece of Rt Rev Wm Abraham)1876 in Dungarvan, Anne Healy (b.1879) immigrated to Boston @ 1884-1888. Cousin were Dunleas of Cork & Waterford, Keanes of Dromana & Cappoquin, & Catherine Hayes of Bridge St., Carrick on Suir (who had relatives in Australia).
red mail Street of Dungarvan
I'm interested in finding out more about the family of my 5x great-grandfather Nicholas Street who was born in Dungarvan, circa 1802. Nicholas was a nailer by trade and eventually moved to South Wales U.K. where he met his future wife Elizabeth.
red mail Cousins of Fletchers, Birmingham
I would very much like to trace cousins of Darrell from Birmingham. They lived near the post office in the 90's and he spent a holiday with them. Can anyone help?

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