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Offline Amy M

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Kearney immigrated about 1897
« on: Wednesday 05 October 05 00:11 BST (UK) »
I know this is probably a long shot, but I'm trying to find out if anyone has information about my grandfather's uncle who immigrated to Australia.

I believe his name was John Kearney.  He would have been born in Castleisland (Kilmurry), County Kerry, Ireland sometime after 1880.  His parents were James Kearney and Catherine Prendeville.

He probably went to Australia in 1897, as that's when his eldest brother James came to the US -- they were on the run from British law enforcement for shooting a British officer.

He also had a brother in South Africa, a sister Mary in New York, and at least two other brothers.  He was a postmaster general in Australia.

If anyone can add to this, please let me know.
CAMPBELL (Balleghan), DOUGLAS(S) (Carrowhugh) - Lower Moville, Co. Donegal
HUSBAND(S) (Sneem), SULLIVAN (Kenmare) - Kenmare, Co. Kerry
KEARNEY (Kilmurry/Castleisland), O'CONNOR (Shanaknock/Ballymacelligott) - Tralee, Co. Kerry
KEEFFE (Ballyhooly), HARRINGTON (Rathnadarrahy), DILLON - Castletownroche, Co. Cork
Note: My Irish ancestors ended up in Boston, Massachusetts area of U.S. between 1880 & 1905.

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