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Just thought I would re-post my biggest brick wall in the hope that someone
may have something new.
I am searching for any record of Alexander BEATTIE married to Margaret
MILLER. They may have been in Donegal between 1827-1847 and I also have a
reference to them living at 1 Albert Place, Brndons Street, Walworth, London
but I don't know when.
I know this is a bit vague, but maybe it will ring a bell with someone. If
anyone has any clues, please let me know.
in (mostly) sunny Central Queensland
My name is Lorraine Burns and I am starting out to trace my family line.
This could turn out to be a rather daunting task as I come from a large
family of large families. My maiden name is DOHERTY; originally from
Tirlaughan, Carrigart, Co.Donegal. So this is a good place to start tracing
my fathers family and ancestry.
My father's name is Michael DOHERTY married to Ellen CAHILL.
My father's parents were Michael DOHERTYmarried to Rosie
If there is anyone with any connections, please let me know.
I've been on this list for some time, but have hesitated to write because
my information about this particular ancestor is so sketchy as to make it
unlikely that anyone would be able to help. But I guess I have nothing to
lose, so here goes:
James WRAY, b Oct 1797/8 @ County Donegal, Ireland. He emmigrated to America
prob ca 1822-1824, settling in Philadelphia, and becoming a very successful
merchant, in business with his brother Alexander WRAY. I don't know if he
came directly to Phil., or via NYC, or through Canada. In other words, I
don't have a clue, nor have I found a clue in more than 20 years of looking
for this man, who was my gg grandfather.
He died 4 Nov 1863 @ Phil. He marr., prior to 1832, Eliza FINLEY, d/o James
& Adeline? Unknown. Their children were Sarah Jane, Alexander, Adeline
Tenley, Elizabeth*, Edward Henry, Albert Gulver (?), Margaret Gardener. (I'm
hoping that maybe one of the more unusual names here might ring a bell for
I have a lot of info about this man after he came to America, but I canNOT
find the town or area in Ireland from which he came. I need the names of his
parents, and of other siblings. (I know (above) of Alexander, and there was
another brother, also in PA, named Matthew, but have only a little info on
Can anyone point me in the direction to go to find out the birthplace of
James and Alexander, and Mathew?? I really don't want to give up on this
man, but have other ancestors who are out there waiting for their turn!
Any help and/or hints would be most gratefully received.
Barbara in MO (but originally from NYC)
I am looking for information on my grandfather James McDevitt who immigrated to Massachusetts in 1912. He married Josephine Turcotte in New Hampshire. He lived in Charlestown, MA
James was born about 1888 though I am not Certain and what part of Ireland he came from I am not certain though I do believe he was from Donegal.
I am doing research on the family of Edward Boyce, son of James Boice and Catherine O'Brian, of the Parish of Killygarvan, County Donegal, who married Roseanna McCollum, daughter of Brian McCollum and Margery Denny, also of Killygarvan. They were married 15 June 1828, at St. Malachy's (Roman Catholic) Church, in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. They had at least eleven children who were born between 1829 and 1845. All eleven children were baptized at St. Malachy's.
I am also interested in the family of Neil Boyce and Mary Collins and the family of Denis Boyce and Mary McCollum. They were also living in the Saint John area in the early 1800s.
Neil Boyce and Denis Boyce were witnesses at Edward and Roseanna's wedding. Edward, Neil and Denis may have been brothers.
Is anyone familiar with any of these families?
Just a quick note of thanks to everyone who replied with helpful suggestions
last year when I was trying to locate the gravesite of my gggrandmother
Ann(e) BEATTIE (nee WILLEY) in Brisbane. We finally found the records
through the funeral director who is still in business and has all old
records. Dad said they were very helpful. The reason we had had so much
trouble is that in the records BEATTIE had been misspelt as BEASHIE.
Council records have been corrected and Dad has located the site in the
Bulimba Cemetary in Brisbane, Australia. Unfortunately there is no grave
stone so we are no further along with ancestral info, but it ends a long
search and we can rule a line under that one and move on to the next
Thanks again to all who helped. Hopefully I'll be able to do the same for
someone else oneday.
in (mostly) sunny Central Queensland
My ancestors were from County Donegal (near Dunfanaghy). They are Francis McFadden and (?) Ferry. Francis's wife might be named Winifred or Unity. Their children were all boys. Four of the boys Immigrated to the Manayunk section of Philadelphia in 1889. One boy, Charles, stayed in Ireland. He also married a woman named Ferry, Annie Ferry. His second wife was Jennie, or maybe Jane, Brogan. I would like to find any information on Charles, Francis, and the McFadden's that lived in Ireland. If anyone has any ideas I would be happy to hear from you.
CHARLES - b. abt.1860 (1st. wife Annie Ferry), (2nd. wife Jennie Brogan), Never Immigrated
(Children with Annie)
Winifred - (never immig.) married Patrick Brogan
Mary - (immig. Dunfanaghy to Phila.) married Hamilton Blackham
Ellen - (Immig.Dunfanaghy to NY) married John McLean
(Children with Jennie) many immig.to Philadelphia, PA
DENNIS - 1865 - 1932 (Immigrated 1889 to Manayunk PA) married Mary McLaughlin
1890 Philadelphia City Directory -- 4304 Cresson, Myk
1910 Census -- 4443 Silverwood Street
Winnie 1891 -1903
Annie 1892 -1895
Francis 1893 - ?
John J. 1895 - aft. 1935
Patrick Francis 1896 -1924
Maria 1898 - 1898
Helen 1898 - 1990
Margaret 1902 - 1975
PATRICK - 1866 -1897 (Immig. 1889) married Margaret Grant
1890 Philadelphia City Directory -- 4173 Apple Street, Myk
Mary E. 1891 - 1891
Winifred G. 1892 - 1973 married James A. Sweeney
Grace 1894 - 1980
Francis 1896 - 1991
FRANCIS - 1872 - 1897 (Immigrated 1889 to Manayunk PA)
1890 Philadelphia City Directory -- 225 Ripka av, Myk
HUGH - 1872 - 1918 (Immigrated 1889 to Manayunk PA) married Delia McGinley
1890 Philadelphia City Directory -- 150 East, Myk
1910 Census -- 2226 Huntington Street
Mary 1910 - 1978
Winifred 1912 - ?
Francis 1912 - 1917
John aft1912 - 1918
Susan aft1912 - 1918
Hugh 1918 -
I have been on this list for a while now and thought it time I posted my
surnames.....If you see one you might know please get in touch....
CUNNINGHAM - Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal - abt 1800>>>NSW, Australia
McGOLDRICK - Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal - abt 1800>>>NSW, Australia
I am sorry but I do not have much information this line is a hard one to
Naomi - in Sydney Australia
Greetings, and best wishes for a great new year. I have just updated the
Elders of Inch page at
I have added another letter to the family archives. It is very gossipy and
mentions the Flemings, Porters, Ramsays and whole lot more.
I have also added a map of Inch and of the Carnaghan Upper townland.
There is a new headstone inscription from Muriel Sherlock regarding an Elder
family in Newtown Cunningham.
If you're looking for Inch connections be sure to check out the Headstones
link -- I have all the headstones from the Pres. Burying Ground at Carnaghan