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Offline Maellen

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Leahy of Midleton, Cork
« on: Wednesday 04 August 10 17:58 BST (UK) »
I am looking for any information regarding the family of Denis Leahy and his wife, Ellen Barry Leahy. Denis is listed in Slater's Directory in 1846 as being a shoe and bootmaker on Main st. in Midleton. I am aware that Denis and Ellen had at least one daughter, Hannora T. Leahy born 1838.  Any information would be most appreciated.
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Re: Leahy of Midleton, Cork
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 29 August 10 09:42 BST (UK) »
Hi

I'm new to the list. I'm not sure I can help you, but I'm hoping you or someone else may be able to help me with a similar Leahy query.  My great great grandmother, Margaret Leahy, was transported from Cork to VDL in 1852, for shoplifting. She was 17 at the time (so DOB c 1835). Her convict records give her mother's name as 'Mary', brothers as James, John & Edward (so father's name likely to be one of these?) and sisters Honora, Mary, Catherine and Bridget. I know I'm clutching at straws, hoping that someone researching Leahy in Cork may have stumbled across Margaret's family (I don't even know what town she came from!). Her first daughter, to an English convict in Tasmania, was called Mary Ellen - which sounds more Irish than English, so I suspect there was an Ellen in Margaret's family too - grandmother or favourit aunt perhaps?  The only other clue I have is that the shoplifting conviction was her second - she was previously convicted at Cork for stealing money from a Mr Power.

Cheers
Karen

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Re: Leahy of Midleton, Cork
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 12 April 17 03:32 BST (UK) »
Hi

I'm new to the list. I'm not sure I can help you, but I'm hoping you or someone else may be able to help me with a similar Leahy query.  My great great grandmother, Margaret Leahy, was transported from Cork to VDL in 1852, for shoplifting. She was 17 at the time (so DOB c 1835). Her convict records give her mother's name as 'Mary', brothers as James, John & Edward (so father's name likely to be one of these?) and sisters Honora, Mary, Catherine and Bridget. I know I'm clutching at straws, hoping that someone researching Leahy in Cork may have stumbled across Margaret's family (I don't even know what town she came from!). Her first daughter, to an English convict in Tasmania, was called Mary Ellen - which sounds more Irish than English, so I suspect there was an Ellen in Margaret's family too - grandmother or favourit aunt perhaps?  The only other clue I have is that the shoplifting conviction was her second - she was previously convicted at Cork for stealing money from a Mr Power.

Cheers
Karen

Hi Karen I am researching the Power's from Cork, In particular William Francis Power, who was a merchant in Cork. Are you able to email me your information source regarding the earlier conviction? Cheers David (oldaussieboy lol)