Author Topic: Devir/Dever/Diver Donegal to Australia 1850s-1870s  (Read 9767 times)

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Re: Devir/Dever/Diver Donegal to Australia 1850s-1870s
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 03 April 12 20:33 BST (UK) »
 you refer to a bernard devir son of thomas d and catherine sweeney.i feel that catherine is a sister of hannah mcdevitt[sweeney] largnalarkin,parish of inniskeel age 83 in 1901 cenuus and ambrose sweeney cornagallon parish of gartan age 76 in 1901 census and edward died 1902 age 40.all were the children of myles sweeney a native of glenfinn d.1882 age 60 and his wife kate[catherine] d. 1895 age 90.
hannah mcdevitt had a daughter brigid widowed in america while she had died by 1900 in donegal.of her three children ann age 11 was living in philadelphia with her mothers sister mary devir[born march 1850] according to u.s census 1900 and also  a widow .another daughter maggie in 1900 was living with her grand uncle ambrose in cornagallon while a brother laurence was living with his grandmother hannah in largnalarkin.
mary dever left philadelphia and was also living in her birthplace in largnalarkin by 1911 census age 69.sarah mcdevitt another niece of ambrose lived with him as his unmarried housekeeper age 30 in 1901.he died in 1909 and by 1911 sarah was living on the farm with her new husband edward gallagher.

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laurence

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Re: Devir/Dever/Diver Donegal to Australia 1850s-1870s
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 15 July 17 07:58 BST (UK) »
Hi - I too am searching for ancestors Devir - my husbands great grandfather was Dominick Devir, born 1836/7 in Donegal (we believe), mother's name Ellen. He came to Australia on the Montmorency in 1864.  I believe he was the brother of Sophia and Catherine. We have recently met my husband's 2nd cousin - they share their grandfathers who were twins (sons of Dominick). Dominick married Johanna Dooley in Sydney and they resided at Bowraville, NSW. In Australia Johanna went by the name of Julia. Their marriage certificate notes Dominick's parents as John Diver and Ellen Ferry. Johanna's parents listed as Nicholas Dooley and Johanna Kelly. They had 6 children (John, Nicholas, Dominick (twin), Michael (twin), Johanna & Ellen). By the look of Dominick's surname on the marriage certificate it was also written and signed as Diver.
My husband has always believed, via his mother who was a Devir, that the name was changed after arrival in Australia, so the original name could have been Diver.
I am not sure what date you posted questions on Rootsweb so I am hoping you have further information about the Devir/Diver family. Looking forward to a reply.

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Re: Devir/Dever/Diver Donegal to Australia 1850s-1870s
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 18 July 17 22:35 BST (UK) »
Hi, Dalmeny....just about to buzz off to work, but delighted to see your post!

If you make 2 more posts...as brief as you like :)...you'll be able to use the private message service-the link to which will be a green scroll next to your little profile icon.
I have a lot of info about the families I'd like to share :)

Cheers,
Ann
Devir/Dever/Diver, O'Donnell, Sweeney, Doherty/Dogherty/Docherty( DON), Flanagan (Newry, DOW), Hennessy (Ballybunion, KER), Nally (Ballinacarrick,WEM) Meer (Paradise, Ballynagard, CLA) McKinnon, McLeod, Beaton, McLennan, (Skye, inc. Raasay) Christie (Dunblane & Glasgow) Wilson, Swan, Orr, (Airdrie)  Marshall (Burnley LAN/Stockport CHS) Burcham, Chamberlain, Crisp, Cone, Hewitt, Everard, Williamson, Jermy, Wade (NFK/SFK) Bell (CUL) Baglee & var. (DUR)

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Re: Devir/Dever/Diver Donegal to Australia 1850s-1870s
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 19 July 17 00:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your response.  I am keen to be in contact.  Dolmens

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Re: Devir/Dever/Diver Donegal to Australia 1850s-1870s
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 19 July 17 00:26 BST (UK) »
Hi - thank you for your response - It has not been easy to get information regarding the Devir's / Diver's as you already know.  So it is really great to make contact.  Dalmeny