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Offline Philip John

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« on: Friday 22 April 05 05:35 BST (UK) »
I am trying to trace my family history. My ancestors came to Australia as Free Settlers in about 1824. They settled at Braidwood, NSW, then moved to Quipolly Creek, Quirindi, Werris Creek, in the Hunter Valley. My side of the Family, Jack Doolan and his wife, had three girls and and a boy (Roy) in the Hunter, then moved to Sydney where they had Percy George (my grandfather) in 1881. Percy and Alice (nee Ormond) had six girls and two boys (Cliford and Errol). Errol is my father.
I would like to find the name of Jack's father, who I think was the free settler.  There is a Francis(?) Doolan buried in Braidwood cemetry. I would like to know where the Doolans came from in Ireland and if the whole family came out or just one/two of the boys, if any went to other parts of the world and if there are any of that family line still living in Ireland. Thank you.

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Re: doolan
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 02 March 06 08:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi Philip,
The Doolan name, although not common, does not appear to come from any one place in Ireland - at least no one place that can be traced! I have Doolan ancestors from Co. Clare who settled in the Ipswich and Toowoomba regions of Queensland. There were Doolans from Kings County who settled in Cooktown and Maryborough in Qld, and there were Doolans from Tipperary burried in Bungendore NSW. There are lots of others whose place of birth is not stated in indexes that I have seen. Check the 1881 Census of the UK and you'll see still more variety in county of origin.

To find where yours came from, you'll need a birth or marriage certificate or an obituary, unless their headstones record the birthplace. The quickest and cheapest source is the obituary. Jack's marriage certificate should name his parents; when you know this, check the online NSW death indexes (which states the location), then a trip to the State Library and search of local newspapers of the day will hopefully turn up an obituary for one or both of them. If there is no obituary, the funeral notice can often give useful details to help confirm or eliminate a 'suspect' from the pool of potentials of the same name. If Jack's parents/father was born in Australia,repeat the above.

Good Luck

Sandra
England: Brown Kingscliffe NTH, Ellis Balsall WAR, Lewis Hereford HEF, Oliver Morpeth NBL, Wall Coventry/Balsall WAR, Watkins Eardisley/Clifford HEF
Ireland: Culhane Limerick; Doolan Clare
Wales: Lewis BRE/DEN, Jones Eglwysbach DEN

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Offline Tom Keegan

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Doolan's from Co. Offaly.
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 May 17 20:08 BST (UK) »
Hi Sandra,
I'm looking for Doolans that went to Australia from about 1850 to 1890. They lived near The Blue Ball Tullamore and Mount Bolus.
Winnyfred Doolan married Patrick Doolan in 1883 [Dooolan married Doolan]
they had four children before they emigrated,
Peter born Mar 1884
Roseanne  Jan 1886
Catherine May 1888
Mary Ellen July 1890
Winnyfred's brothers James and Thomas [twins] Daniel, and sisters Mary and Catherine had emigrated before her, although I'm not 100% sure if they all went.
Incidentally I have an uncle in Toowoomba [not a Doolan]

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Re: doolan
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 14 May 17 20:28 BST (UK) »
Looks like some information posted on another Doolan thread-
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=315264.0;topicseen
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