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Ponsonby Goldsbury McMahon Ardee Louth
« on: Wednesday 23 November 11 14:00 GMT (UK) »
I am descended from Ponsonby Goldsbury McMahon, who was born in Louth in 1826. 

He emigrated to Australia and married Bridget Egan in Sydney in 1850.  He was the son of Mr McMahon ( I suspect that his fatherís name was either William or Charles) who was the contractor who built St. Catherineís Church in Tullamore in Offally circa 1818, and Miss Gouldsbury, the daughter of the Vicar of Tullamore ( I suspect that her name was Catherine).

According to a contemporary source (his wife) Ponsonby G McMahon was educated in Ardee in Louth, and had an uncle in Ardee named John or possibly James. 

Based on traditional Irish naming traditions I would suspect that he was neither the only child nor the eldest child of his parents; his grandfather was the Rev Ponsonby Gouldsbury.  I am trying to track down  this family.

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ALLEN: Acrise, Kent; COURT: Acrise, Kent; DOWN: Glastonbury, Somerset; FITZPATRICK: Gouran, Kilkenny; GARTLAN/D: Monaghan/Louth/Meath/Down; GOULDSBURY: Tullamore, Offally; GREEN: Kildare; HOBBS: Bristol, Avon; KEALY: Gouran Kilkenny; KITTERICK: Meath/Monaghan; McMAHON: Ardee, Louth; OMEARA: Gouran, Kilkenny; PICKFORD: Somerton, Somerset; WINDMILL: Glastonbury, Somerset;

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Re: Ponsonby Goldsbury McMahon Ardee Louth
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 23 November 11 14:10 GMT (UK) »
Do you know where in Co. Louth he was born ?

If you can work out which parish it was you could check to see if there are baptism records available.

I'm assuming the family were Church of Ireland ?



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Re: Ponsonby Goldsbury McMahon Ardee Louth
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 23 November 11 22:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi Shane

thanks for the quick response.

Unfortunately on both accounts: I dont know which townland or parish he was born in, and the McMahons were Catholic and the Gouldsburys Church of Ireland Churchmen!  Not an ideal mix you'd imagine!

There is a story in part of the family of a McMahon cousin who was an apothecary in either Dundalk or Drogheda who converted to the Church of Ireland.

Otherwise, I feel like I am shooting in the dark.

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ALLEN: Acrise, Kent; COURT: Acrise, Kent; DOWN: Glastonbury, Somerset; FITZPATRICK: Gouran, Kilkenny; GARTLAN/D: Monaghan/Louth/Meath/Down; GOULDSBURY: Tullamore, Offally; GREEN: Kildare; HOBBS: Bristol, Avon; KEALY: Gouran Kilkenny; KITTERICK: Meath/Monaghan; McMAHON: Ardee, Louth; OMEARA: Gouran, Kilkenny; PICKFORD: Somerton, Somerset; WINDMILL: Glastonbury, Somerset;

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Re: Ponsonby Goldsbury McMahon Ardee Louth
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 June 19 10:12 BST (UK) »
I am in Adelaide , Australia and I have part of this tree for the Australian branches contact me through my Email (*)
maybe we can compare notes.

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Re: Ponsonby Goldsbury McMahon Ardee Louth
« Reply #4 on: Friday 14 June 19 11:17 BST (UK) »
mentioned on find my past

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Re: Ponsonby Goldsbury McMahon Ardee Louth
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 15 June 19 09:35 BST (UK) »
Duplicate post, with additional information at:-

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