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Gloucestershire Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Hickes from Stone lookup
« on: Wednesday 28 September 11 00:03 BST (UK)  »
Hi guntop
I am in Brisbane, Australia, I can give you my personal email through the personal messages in this forum.  Yes, g-grandfather Fred was married to Lice Pickering and we are related to the Simpsons and the Whippys along with many other kailoma families.  I am not sure what he would have done as an occupation in Lautoka but he was a baker in Sigatoka.....yes what a story this horn may have told!
Regards Kath

Gloucestershire Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Hickes from Stone lookup
« on: Monday 26 September 11 05:12 BST (UK)  »
Hi guntop
That would have been my great grandfather Frederick, who was indeed the son of Edward Hickes and Adi Luisa Buliyaragi Matanitobua the daughter of the Tui Namosi.  He lived in Sigatoka which is also on the west side on the Coral Coast but the family also had links with Lautoka. I had the opportunity to meet him when I was 10 years old and holidaying at my Aunts in Fiji.  It is lovely to know that something of his is still exists, thanks for letting me know.  The family recently were invited to Namosi by the current Tui Namosi, where we forged the links between our families again.  We have started a facebook page for the family and I would like to pass on the information that this article exists, would you be ok with that?  Is it possible to get a photo of it?
Regards Kath

Gloucestershire Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Hickes from Stone lookup
« on: Thursday 16 June 11 06:35 BST (UK)  »
Hi Dierdre,

Yes I am aware of an Austin Fitzpatrick from Derravona although he is not from my family, I visited there in 2008 and got some of the census records from there, I will have a look and see if I can find anything on the family for you.  I have a feeling that he might have been part of the Phil of the Pass family but I'm not sure, there are only a couple of Fitzpatrick families left in Derravona, as most have died out, including my family, but I will see what I can dig up for you.

Regards Kath

Tipperary / Re: Maher Family - Tipperary
« on: Friday 06 August 10 09:40 BST (UK)  »
Thanks very much for that.

Tipperary / Re: Maher Family - Tipperary
« on: Thursday 05 August 10 10:53 BST (UK)  »
It is with great interest that I read your posts.  Do yo know if your family has any connection to Mullinahone, Co Tipperary?  My g-grandmother was Ellen Hennessey the daughter of William Hennessey and Bridget Maher born c 1861, so that would be the generation before the one you have been discussing.  Any information you could share would be greatly appreciated.

Gloucestershire Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Hickes from Stone lookup
« on: Thursday 01 July 10 12:59 BST (UK)  »
Our research has some common ground, but where did you get your information on Edward?  He was definately born in Cornwall and not Fiji.  Can you email me directly on

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I spoke with my mother about the information you gave and I think you might be surprised by what I learned. 

Gloucestershire Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Hickes from Stone lookup
« on: Thursday 01 July 10 06:47 BST (UK)  »
Hi oneslickshoe

What sort of information are you looking for?  My mother is a Hickes from Sigatoka, the daughter of Frederick, granddaughter of Frederick and great-granddaughter of Edward the Englishman who came to Fiji and married Lucia Buliyaragi the daughter of Tui Matanitobua of Namosi, one of the chiefs who signed the deeds of cession to Great Britian.  I have some of the family tree put together, but I have huge holes in it.  Perhaps we can exchange information?

Cavan / Re: Fitzpatricks of Belturbet
« on: Friday 17 April 09 00:23 BST (UK)  »
Hello Barbara

Thank you for your reply, unfortunately I don't think this is my Mary.  I was recently in Belturbet and I am aware of a Fitzpatrick family in Barrack Hill who are not related to me.  Fitzpatrick is the most common name in this area so it is a little like looking for a needle in a haystack!  I did manage to find more members of Daniel and Mary's (Cosgrove) family which I will list here.  It is possible that there were actually 13 children from family stories, but as records are poor we may never know who the others were:

Patrick c1837 - 21 Aug 1912 buried in Staghall, Belturbet
James c1839 - 1879 in Sydney Australia but remains were taken back to Belturbet and buried in family plot in Staghall, James also owned Drummard House, Clones, Co Fermananagh for a period of time before returning to Australia
Hugh c1841 - 1920 buried New York City USA
John c1846 - ?
Mary c1850 - married Charles Nolan and possibly lived in Carrickmacross during 1890's
Philip c1851 - 1924 buried in Australia
Rosanna c1852 - ?
Michael c1854 - 1899 buried in Australia
Daniel c1858 - ?
Thomas birth year unknown

Many thanks and kind regards

Cavan / Re: Fitzpatricks of Belturbet
« on: Saturday 29 December 07 00:24 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for that, I do have those details.  Marie was Hugh's 2nd wife, 1st wife was Emma surname unknown.  I am in contact with  descendants of Hugh,  James and Michael, and I am a descendant of Philip.  We are however, trying to find out more about Daniel and Mary, as yet we have no siblings or parents for them.
Regards Kath

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