Author Topic: O'Donnell sisters marrying Devir, McBride & McCall(ig/ogue) Clondahorky RC  (Read 424 times)

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Re: O'Donnell sisters marrying Devir, McBride & McCall(ig/ogue) Clondahorky RC
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 17 June 17 00:52 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much, Hallmark... ;  :) :) :) you've made my week!

Kicking myself for forgetting about the terrific irishgenealogy.ie site, as I've used it before  >:( ::)

(..suffering from intermittent bouts of ann-mnesia  ;D)

I wonder if anyone will be able to make out the Latin annotations...I have a dear old Latin scholar priest friend...but his eyesight isn't up to it  ;D

 
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: O'Donnell sisters marrying Devir, McBride & McCall(ig/ogue) Clondahorky RC
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 17 June 17 05:32 BST (UK) »
 Bridget O’DONNELL,.... can't make it out!
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Re: O'Donnell sisters marrying Devir, McBride & McCall(ig/ogue) Clondahorky RC
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 17 June 17 13:08 BST (UK) »
have you seen this site

http://www.donegalgenealogy.com

then come down the pages and click on Clondahorky

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Re: O'Donnell sisters marrying Devir, McBride & McCall(ig/ogue) Clondahorky RC
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 17 June 17 13:38 BST (UK) »
Mary.. can't make it out either...
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Re: O'Donnell sisters marrying Devir, McBride & McCall(ig/ogue) Clondahorky RC
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 18 June 17 01:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Rathmore & thanks for replying :). I've been a fan of the donegalgenealogy site for ages, but it's taken a looooong time to trace and confirm the correct names & townlands from so many possibilities  ::)

My grandfather was born here in Australia. He knew his parents had left their first-born - an infant daughter- behind in Donegal, when they emigrated, intending to bring her out when she was old enough to do so safely.

Sadly, his mother-nee Bridget O'Donnell- & his Australian born siblings all died before his 3rd birthday. His father, John Devir, was last heard of in 1903, in Perth, (3-4 thousand kms or 2-21/2 thousand miles away), where he'd gone to work in gold, then copper, mining...but no trace & no death cert. of course... ::)

So it's been a very slow & painstaking process, with wisps of oral history & trickles of info from Irish records, until the release of the R C parish records  ;D

A further complication was that my grandfather spent a lot of time, as a child, with 2 of his father's older, by 16 & 18 years respectively, brothers. They had emigrated to Australia 15 & 17 years earlier. 

There is evidence that they were from Kilmacrenan, and their father's forename was different to  their younger brother's, who was definitely from Magherablad near Creeslough.

There was vague talk that they were half brothers, and that their mother had married 2 Devir men.

Oh, to have time over to converse with those long gone! 
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)