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Offline dms2000

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Help wanted - Nelligan family
« on: Sunday 01 January 12 21:28 GMT (UK) »
I am researching my wife's family history on her maternal grandfathers side.

The name is Nelligan, and they emigrated to the USA, but originated, I believe, In Kerry, Ireland.

The information I have is as follows:

Dennis NELLIGAN born 1815-18 in Kerry, Ireland.
Married Joanna MURPHY, born 1822 Ireland

Emigrated to the USA in 1850 via New Orleans.

Their son was John NELLIGAN was born in Kerry, also emigrated to the USA.

John NELLIGAN married a Johanna KEANE in Louisville, Kentucky, although KEANE was born in Ireland.

KEAN'S parents were Jeremiah KEANE and Mary CONNORS

Any help with the above, or with the family names, would be appreciated.





Researching: (Stevenson / London, Leicestershire);  (Johnstone /Clydebank); (Albon/Bedfordshire); (Furby/London); (Harrison/West Yorkshire) (Marshall, Martin / County Down)  (Thompson, Reinhardt, Nelligan, Rothfuss/Kentucky-USA): Mattingley, Metcalf, Senior, Burnley, Hall, Allott, Scholes
Locations: London, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, West Yorkshire, County Down, Kentucky - USA

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Re: Help wanted - Nelligan family
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 01 January 12 21:38 GMT (UK) »
The place to start for people from Co. Kerry is the parish records on www.irishgenealogy.ie, but I'm not seeing a likely marriage for Dennis and Mary at the moment..

Do you know what part of Co. Kerry they lived or when the son was born ?

see:
    Introduction to Irish Records
    My Ancestor came from Ireland - where do I start?



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Re: Help wanted - Nelligan family
« Reply #2 on: Monday 02 January 12 13:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

There is a Denis Neligan marrying a CATHERINE MURPHY on 10th August 1841 in Ballyferriter, Kerry.  Is it possible that you may have your Murphy's christian name mistaken ?

Just a theory !!

Tara
McDonnell / McDonald ~ Dublin
Finlay / Fennelly ~ Dublin & Laois
Mulready ~ Dublin & Westmeath
Grenville / Granville ~ Dublin
Coleman ~ Dublin
Bourke / Burke ~ Dublin
Hayden ~ Dublin
Geraghty ~ Dublin
Woodbyrne ~ Wexford & Dublin
Fraser ~ Scotland & Dublin
Small ~ Galway

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Re: Help wanted - Nelligan family
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 04 January 12 18:20 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to you both for the replies.  I think I have Joanna's name right, but you never know!  I will take a look at the web site, and see what I can find.  The info I do have is very sparse. I might try to look at the KEAN / CONNORS connection, although I have no idea at all where in Kerry they might have come from.

My wife's grandfather Nelligan still lives in the USA, but doesn't really remember much.  All the family documents, along with a lot else, were destroyed in the 1937 flood, so nothing survives.

Thanks for the pointers though.  If I find anything more, I'll post again.
Researching: (Stevenson / London, Leicestershire);  (Johnstone /Clydebank); (Albon/Bedfordshire); (Furby/London); (Harrison/West Yorkshire) (Marshall, Martin / County Down)  (Thompson, Reinhardt, Nelligan, Rothfuss/Kentucky-USA): Mattingley, Metcalf, Senior, Burnley, Hall, Allott, Scholes
Locations: London, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, West Yorkshire, County Down, Kentucky - USA