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Offline fionalopl

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FORTUNES of ballycanew
« on: Tuesday 08 January 08 22:06 GMT (UK) »
hi!

ive been trying to put a family tree together but have got stuck as far back as my great grandfather Nicholas Fortune.

all that i know about Nicholas is that he was born roughly around 1901 in Ballycanew, Wexford and was one of seven.

he ran away to scotland and married Annie Hughes. i have the tree sorted from everyone below them. i think that Nicholas has a brother called Paddy.. and maybe a sister called Mary?

if anyone could give me any help it would be much appreciated.

and if anyone knows Ballycanew at all we apparently owned the local pub, always a good start if you ask me haha!

any response will be greatly recieved

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Re: FORTUNES of ballycanew
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 02 November 08 00:03 GMT (UK) »
I remember back in the 1970's travelling from Dublin to Wexford we always stopped at Fortunes in Ballycanew. It was a grocery store on one side and a pub at the other side.

I haven't been down that way in a long while but I'm sure its still there today. Or if not, someone local to the area would be able to tell you.

Best wishes with your search,
Peter.

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Re: FORTUNES of ballycanew
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 February 09 22:12 GMT (UK) »
its still there, not sure if it still owned by the same family, but is/was always known as "watt fortunes of ballycanew"

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Re: FORTUNES of ballycanew
« Reply #3 on: Friday 13 February 09 19:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi Fiona,

Hope this is helpful, the following is extracted from Ballycanew School Register “First Day at School”

Year   Name                    Address
1902   Daniel Fortune   Tomagaddy
1906   Kathy Fortune   Tomagaddy
1907   Patrick Fortune   Tomagaddy
1907   John Fortune   Ballyteigue
1910   Nicholas Fortune   Ballyduff
1910   Thomas Fortune   Ballyduff
1910   Patrick Fortune   Ballyduff
1910   James Fortune   Ballyduff
1910   Mary Fortune   Boley
1911   Annie Fortune   Kilcorkey
1913   Dora Fortune   Ballyduff
1914   William Fortune   Ballyteigue
1916   Walter Fortune   Ballyduff
1919   Maggie Fortune   Tomagaddy
1921   Bridget Fortune   Tomagaddy
1923   Alice Fortune   Tomagaddy

It was Walter Fortune then his sons who actually owned "Fortunes Pub" and the small grocery shop beside it.

Kind Regards
John G.
Kavanagh - (Wexford, Dublin, Manchester, Liverpool and Illinois USA)
Kinsella - Ballyconlore / Kilanerin.
Doyle, Mahon, Nolan

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Re: FORTUNES of ballycanew
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 July 09 16:32 BST (UK) »
My husbands family are Fortunes on his mothers side. She is Ellen Fortune and her father was Patrick Fortune and  (I think) his brothers owned the pub in Ballycanew which was sold out of the family about 10 years ago and is now known as The Ramble Inn.

My mother in law is still alive and living in Ballycanew if you want to know anything else.

I would be interetsed to know what you have found out about the Fortune family

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Re: FORTUNES of ballycanew
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 19 September 09 07:26 BST (UK) »
I can take a photo of the Ramblers Inn in Ballycanew if you want.  Am in Ballycanew on a weekly basis.

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Re: FORTUNES of ballycanew
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 19 September 09 07:27 BST (UK) »
Also a couple of Walter Fortunes on the Irish Civil Index for the Gorey Area

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Re: FORTUNES of ballycanew
« Reply #7 on: Monday 14 December 09 14:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I only came across this site this morning while browsing "Ballycanew"  I live in Ballycanew for the last eight years and have a little information about "Fortune's" Larry Fortune and his brother (I think his name is John) owned and ran Fortunes Bar in the main street.
In 2002 it was bought by the Masterson Family and re opened as the Ramble Inn. Larry still resides in Ballycanew and is well known throughout. His brother resides in UK. I know its a while since your original post but I hope this is a lead you could do with.

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Re: FORTUNES of ballycanew
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 08 August 10 08:28 BST (UK) »
I remember Fortunes very well. I was born in Ballycanew and Mum, Dad my brother, sister and I lived in my grandfathers house & shop "H.Hill & Sons" down the bottom of the village. We sold out when I was 12 years old to Percival. I remember a Walter Fortune, his wife and family. Walter was a portly man, all family very friendly. I remember Paddy.