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Offaly (Kings) / Re: John Molloy & family
« on: Friday 22 November 13 10:39 GMT (UK)  »
Hi ray at
Good to hear from you. I am very interested in hearing more about your James Molloy. I was in Durrow & Tullamore in May chasing info on our Molloys. Do you know any birthdate or death date for your Great Grandfather? We have been deciphering a Molloy table gravestone from the Durrow Church graveyard that may be of interest.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Whose funeral is this?
« on: Friday 05 July 13 03:27 BST (UK)  »
If it is a funeral I wonder why the male mourners in the cavalcade are not carrying their hats and no man in the crowd is doffing their hats to the departed? All the men have their hats on.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / James Molloy Slab Durrow Offaly
« on: Friday 05 July 13 02:24 BST (UK)  »
Any assistance in transcribing this tabletop grave slab is very welcome. So far I have the following:

Erected by James Molloy in
Memory of his Children Mary
Molloy who dep'd this life 10 -----
18-- Aged - years also his Daughter
Ann who died May --th 18--
Aged - years
The above James Molloy
Died --th Dec 1847 aged 48 years
May they rest in peace Amen
Also his granddaughter Mary Molloy
Died May --1- aged - years and four months
Also his son William Molloy died May --
1873 aged 43 years
Also his wife Mary Molloy died ---- ----
184- aged --years

Offaly (Kings) / Re: John Molloy & family
« on: Friday 18 January 13 13:31 GMT (UK)  »
Just going through the threads and noticed a potential error. A John Handibo arrived as an unassisted immigrant in 1836 in Port Jackson, NSW, Australia. Sarah also arrived as an unassisted immigrant in 1836 in Port Jackson, NSW, Australia. Coincidence?
The John Handibo transported in 1830 was also a younger man according to the convict records, born in 1787.
kwhitts  :-)

Offaly (Kings) / Re: whittaker..Tullamore
« on: Sunday 15 April 12 03:20 BST (UK)  »
Hello Red
My Whittaker ancestors were certainly in Clara and Tullamore in 1810 and I have Court evidence of a my second Great Grandfather William Whittaker being there in 1775.
"It appeared from a table put before the Court that the root of the petitioner's pedigree was in one William Whittaker, who came up to King's County, Ireland, in 1775. He lived, at a place called Kilbegan, and was believed to have been lawfully married. At any rate he had two sonsó John, a weaver at Kilclair, and James, a soldier. James married one Nancy McClusky, by whom he had one son, also called James. This man came to Australia, did well, was drowned In the Admella in 1859, and left considerable property both real and personal. He, however, died intestate, and search was ultimately made for heirs. It was found that Nancy McClusky, the mother of the intestate, had married a second time one James Watson, and had had issue four children. "
I have William's father as Thomas, married to Elizabeth Fuller. Lots on my Ancestry Public Family Tree.

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