Does anyone have information about William CORRIGAN, a cooper; married
to Maybella (nee JOHNSTON)? A marriage date, place, or
According to the burial details for their daughter, Isabella (also
known as Elizabeth) CORRIGAN, born 1836/7, Fermanagh; she married in
1858, Tempo, Garvary, Enniskillen
= William FOSTER, a farmer, residing Breacho, Enniskillen, Fermanagh;
son of Walter FOSTER.
Does anyone have info on Walter? Can you name his wife?
(My sincere thanks to Ken BIRNEY for Walter's name, posted recently on
his website. Thanks to you Ken, I am now back one more generation.)
Isabella and William FOSTER arrived in NZ about 1885 with their
family but I have not been able to establish where they had come from
prior to that.
They had at least 7 children before coming here; William, Isabella
and John "Jack" (from whom I descend); a male child born 1869; and a
female child born 1870; all registered in Enniskillen.
They also fostered James JOHNSTON who referred to himself as their
son at the time of William FOSTER snr's death, possibly a relative.
Isabella lived with this "son" in the cottage supplied with his job as
caretaker/gardener of the Auckland University, in her old age.
When Isabella died in 1919 her burial record states that she had 7
Hope someone can fill a few gaps for me.
Cynthia (Whangarei, New Zealand)
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