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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.
red mail 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 when my mom was 3 which was in 1928. She was married to a man named Theodore Schneider (Snyder) 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 bars. If you can be of any assistance, it would be greatly appreciated.
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 cap.in 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 info.re 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.

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