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Offline roxy51

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Holohan Family
« on: Thursday 15 December 16 04:29 GMT (UK) »
Hello
Looking for info on my great grandfather Thomas Holohan born 1858/59, His parents John James Holohan a Police Sergeant and Catherine Doyle.  His siblings - Martin born in Marborough Laois about 1842; Michael born 1848, married Jane Ellen Charles in 1871 in Nenagh. Both Michael and Thomas came to Australia in 1879 but both died in their mid thirties.

Any background on John James Holohan and Catherine Doyle would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
Roxy  :)

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Re: Holohan Family
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 15 December 16 10:20 GMT (UK) »
Hello
Looking for info on my great grandfather Thomas Holohan born 1858/59, His parents John James Holohan a Police Sergeant and Catherine Doyle.  His siblings - Martin born in Marborough Laois about 1842; Michael born 1848, married Jane Ellen Charles in 1871 in Nenagh. Both Michael and Thomas came to Australia in 1879 but both died in their mid thirties.

Any background on John James Holohan and Catherine Doyle would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
Roxy  :)

If you mean Maryborough and the family were Catholic you can look through baptisms and marriage registers-
http://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0714
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Re: Holohan Family
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 15 December 16 18:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Well yes, aghadowey, the spelling in some sites is Marborough.
So lets help roxy51.
So, in 1879 they were on the ship called "Devon" and they arrived on the 5th Feb. in Brisbane.
As Jane married in Nenagh I checked the Griffiths Valuation records.
A John Charles lived in Sliver Street. This was in 1852. Is this her father? He was the only male Charles in Nenagh.
I know the Church were they married as I was Baptised there.
If you google/search
St Mary Of The Rosary Nenagh  you will see the Church.

Do you know of a lady called
Anastasia Holohan? if not it doesn't matter, it's just that she went to Australia in 1865.

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Re: Holohan Family
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 15 December 16 18:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Well yes, aghadowey, the spelling in some sites is Marborough.
So lets help roxy51.

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Nothing wrong with verifying the correct location and I have posted a link to the church records which will help if the family were Catholic.
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Re: Holohan Family
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 15 December 16 23:28 GMT (UK) »
Thank you ladies. My mistake - it should have been Maryborough - typo.

I don't have an Anastasia Holohan but then I don't know if I have all of Thomas' siblings listed. Thanks Maggsie, I have visited the site and found a photo of the church at Nenagh.  When Michael died, Jane married again within 4 years to a Danish man.  However that really isn't my direct line, but I will investigate if John Charles was her father.  It sounds like an English name doesn't it?

The Holohan brothers came out here for a better life I guess, but their early deaths left Thomas' wife with 5 young children, 4 went into a Catholic orphanage while my grandmother went into service aged 14.  My great grandmother turned to drink, a life she led until she was found drowned in the Brisbane River in 1922.  No doubt the result of her addiction. :'(  Her children disowned her.

Can you suggest how I would find details of John James Holohan's police service?

Many thanks for your assistance, as I am relatively new to Rootschat.

Roxy :)

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Re: Holohan Family
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 December 16 13:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I had a look to see if Ancestry had the info on John Holohan (the Father).
I did get .........
Enlisted in 1848 aged 21.

Try this site,
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/royal-irish-constabulary/

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Re: Holohan Family
« Reply #6 on: Friday 16 December 16 13:47 GMT (UK) »
There was also a John Holohan who was promoted to a Lieutenant with the Irish Revenue Police back in the 1830s as per records on findmypast.   

This looks to be unrelated as just found this notice:
Holohan, Frances, Clare Street, Limerick Chronicle 06/02/1847, widow of Capt. John Holohan, late of Revenue Police

Nolan, Cremins & O'Connor - County Kerry, Ireland.
Keogh - Queen's County (Laois)
Stack - Limerick & Clare

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Re: Holohan Family
« Reply #7 on: Friday 16 December 16 13:54 GMT (UK) »
Re the above - Maryborough was correct spelling, but older people from the area always pronounced it Marborough, so it would certainly appear in some records as that.

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Re: Holohan Family
« Reply #8 on: Friday 16 December 16 14:00 GMT (UK) »
I may be reading it incorrectly
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/laois/military/ric-queens-1848.txt
but I think that John Holohan was stationed in Limerick in 1849 and appears to be single.