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Kirkcudbrightshire / McKie
« on: Thursday 06 August 15 17:29 BST (UK)  »
Hi all,

I'm just posting this information on my wife's McKie family which I had originally put on the incorrect board. She is descended from James McKie below in the 1861 Census. If anybody has any details on the family previous to this it would be great.

William Mckie 58 farmer b. Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright
Mary Mckie (Johnstone) 52 b. New Abbey, Kirkcudbright
Grace Mckie 25
William Mckie 22
James Mckie 20 joiner b. Urr, Kirkcudbright
Robert Mckie 14
Maryann Mckie 10
Jannet Johnstone 80 mother in law, b. Urr, Kirkcudbright

Address: Paradise Farm, Dumfries St Michael


Wigtownshire / Peter McKie, Born 1811 - Garlieston, Wigtownshire
« on: Wednesday 15 January 14 08:16 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,

I'm taking a break from my own research to find out a bit more about my wifes family the McKie's.
I'm looking for the parents of the Peter McKie below. Appologies if my information is scarce but I have very little to go on.

Peter McKie Born 1811  - Garlieston, Wigtownshire, married Jessie Walker Born 1814  - Dunscore, Dumfries-shire. They had 5 children that I know of:

MCKIE   Margaret    B. 1840 Ayrshire - Colmonell       
MCKIE   James        B. 1843 Ayrshire - Colmonell       
MCKIE   George      B. 1845 Ayrshire - Colmonell       
MCKIE   Jane          B. 1847 Ayrshire - Colmonell
MCKIE   Peter         B. 1855 Wigtown - Penninghame

In the 1841 Census they are resident in Drumlamford House Cottage and in 1851 they are resident in Corwar Porters Lodge. These appear to be in on the same estate near Barrhill. Peter worked as a joiner and may have been involved in the construction of Corwar House which was built in the late 1830's.

I cannot find any record of the family in Scotland in the 1861 Census but they may have moved to England at this stage as his son James is married in Preston, England by the 1871 Census. James is my wifes gg grandfather.

Any new information would be great.


The Common Room / First Name "Nano"
« on: Friday 25 October 13 07:39 BST (UK)  »
Hi All,

I have come across a relative in a letter recently named "Nano McMahon" I am trying to find out what the "Nano" might be short for. I thought myself that it might be an abbreviation of "Hanorah"?

This relative was living in New York after emigrating from Ireland.

Any suggestions would be welcome.


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Edsall Studio New York
« on: Thursday 24 October 13 11:44 BST (UK)  »
Hi All,

I'm looking for information on the time period a photographer existed in New York. Name of Studio is Edsall Studio located then at 246 & 248 West 125th Street in New York. The photograph is an oval shape on heavy rectangular card. The studio name and address is printed in small ornate letters on the back of the card.

From what I can find these characteristics may date from around 1890? Would this be correct?

Noel McMahon.

Australia / 2 James McMahon's. Could they be the same person?
« on: Tuesday 22 October 13 21:42 BST (UK)  »
Hi all,

Interesting one here. I am trying to find a connection between my own family line and an exact DNA match currently living in Australia. Given the exact match there is a high probability we have a common ancestor in the last 200 years. This is the information I have gathered on both sides in an attempt to make the connection. After much thought I believe the 2 James McMahon's below may be the same person.

My Family Line:

James McMahon: B. Ireland 1841, D. Ireland 1923. Travelled to Australia (possibly Orange NSW) in the 1860's as a gold prospector. Ended up in Sydney around 1890. Invested all his earnings in he National Bank of Commerce in Sydney but lost the lot in the bank collapse of 1893. He had returned home to Ireland by 1901. I have no record of him having children.

Australian Family Line:

James McMahon B. ~1833???. Son David McMahon B. 1867 Port Adelaide SA. David married Emma Lilian Daniel (B. 1877 D. 1940) on 12 December 1899 in Adelaide. Their sons Marshall B. 1900 and Maurice B. 1902 were born in Exeter, Port Adelaide.

I suppose my question would be, is there any information out there on the James McMahon on the Australian side that might help me. I'm sorry that I am short on information but any suggestions would would be appreciated.

Noel McMahon.

Australia / Mrs M. O'Halloran, Mysia, Victoria ~1900
« on: Monday 07 October 13 22:13 BST (UK)  »
Hi All,

I 'm trying to track down a maiden name of a Mrs M. O'Halloran, Mysia, Victoria. I have a photo of here 2 young sons and a newspaper cutting of her obituary. I am assuming she was McMahon given that we have these documents.

 - We have a photo, was taken by Arthur and Son in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia around 1900ish.
 - We believe that the two boys in this photo are sons of Mrs M. O’Halloran.
 - Her 2 sons were about 4 and 6 at the time of the photo been taken
 - M. O’Halloran had a lease hold on The Farmers Arms Hotel in Mysia, Victoria from 1900 to 1909 when it burned down.
 - He had only one daughter Mary Beatrice O’Halloran born 1907 died 1912.
 - His wife Mrs M. O’Halloran died at the age of 35 between 1907 and 1912. Apparently she was still  in shock at the death of her father at the time.
 - That would put her birth at about 1875.
 - M. O’Hallorans parents were Joseph O’Halloran 1833 - 1877 (A Miner) and Bridget O’Halloran 1847 – 1927. They had another son William Thomas. born and died 1871. (All buried in Ballarat along with Mary Beatrice
I cannot find a marriage record or any other other information for above Mrs M. O'Halloran which might provide a McMahon connection.

Any info would be great


Clare / McMahon's, Cappagh, Affick, Newgrove, Tulla ~1840 to ~1920
« on: Friday 07 June 13 19:25 BST (UK)  »
Hi all,

Looking to see if there is any connection between 2 families of McMahon's in Cappagh, Affick, Newgrove, Tulla in the 1901 Census.

Family #1: John McMahon, b. 1837, Daughter Mary McGrath, Son in law Pat McGrath & Minnie McMahon. John McMahon originally was from Core, Feakle, siblings, Timothy, Daniel, James, Bridget. Timothy was my g grandfather. Nothing too exciting here.

Family#2: John McMahon, b. 1845, Wife Bridget, children, Timothy, Denis, Kate, Lawrence, John, Daniel & James.

What grabbed my attention initially was the similarity between the childrens names in this family and the five children in my g grandfathers family. (Timothy, John, James, Daniel)

In the Tithe Applotment books for Tulla there are no McMahon's listed in Affick. Come the Griffith Valuation in 1855 there is one listed, Micheal McMahon. Comparing the Tithe & Griffith Valuation information and maps it appears that Micheal McMahon's land either borders or is part of the area known as Cappagh. It would be fair to assume that this Micheal McMahon is the father of John McMahon from Family#2.

To add to this my g grandfather Timothy and the John McMahon from Family#1 had an uncle Micheal McMahon that was from Core, Feakle. I have no record of him after a dispute over inheritance of land in Core with my gg grandfather Thomas McMahon in 1845.

I know it may all be a coincidence but is it possible the this Micheal McMahon from Core married into a family from Cappagh in 1840's had a son John (Family#2) and is an uncle of John (Family#1)

Any thought on connections or origins of Family#2 would be appreciated.

Noel McMahon

Australia / Amilda G Spencer, Polygon, Brown St, St Peters, Sydney, ~1920
« on: Friday 31 May 13 22:45 BST (UK)  »
I am looking to trace any possible descendants of Amilda G Spencer, Polygon, Brown St, St Peters, Sydney. She was the youngest of 6 children, 3 brothers had died by 1922, 2 sisters Mary & Maggie. Her mother Mary and Bridget (McMahon at the time) emigrated from Core, Feakle, Co Clare, Ireland after 1860. She was a widow by 1922 and had 2 children. I am in possession of letters which she wrote to my great grandfather Timothy McMahon. It would be nice to see if she has any descendants still alive as she seemed like quite a character in her letters.


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