Category Archives: Surnames

Martin Mara (O’Mara) & Judith Boyle – Tipperary

Katherine Maria Mara (born Fishmoyne,Tipperary, Ireland) in 1860 to Martin Mara and Johanna Boyle. Refer to my previous post re Katherine From Katherine’s obituary (located on Trove in 1934) says that she arrived in Australia with her brother Michael in 1878 on board the ship ROMA (though it was actually 1882 into Brisbane). Her obituary …

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George Honey Harris – 1855-1932

Will Be 86 in June Mr. G. H. Harris, Newlandtown Mr. George Honey Harris, of Newlandtown (Victor Harbor), who will be 86 years of age on June 6, claims to be the only surviving student who attended St. Peter’s College in the ‘fifties. He was born in Guernsey, Channel Islands, and with his parents came …

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Katherine Maria Todd nee Mara (1861-1934)

Katherine (or Catherine) Maria Todd was born in 1860 and baptised on the 24th June 1860 to Martin Mara and Johanna Boyle. Catherine arrived in Brisbane Australia on board the ship ‘Roma’ with her older brother Michael on 1882. Catherine married Edgar John Todd in 1884 at Paddington, New South Wales. From Catherine’s obituary, which …

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Michael & Mary Doyle St John’s Well Kilkenny Ireland

Michael DOYLE married Mary RYAN on 13 October 1814 in St John’s, Kilkenny, Ireland. The marriage was witnessed by Richard Cashin and Judith Brenan. Mary RYAN, was born in 1794 in Kilderry, Kilkenny, Ireland. She was baptised on 8 July 1794 in St Johns, Kilkenny, Ireland. She migrated to Sydney, Australia from Kilkenny, Ireland on …

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Catherine Doyle 1835 Baptism St John’s Well Kilkenny Ireland

Catherine Doyle was the daughter of Michael & Mary Doyle. From her obituary in the Catholic Freeman’s Journal dated 31 August 1933, she was baptised on the 24th November 1835. Checking Roots Ireland I find the following: Catherine Doyle Baptism: 24 Nov 1835 Address: Rathduff Parish: St John’s Kilkenny, Ireland Father: Michael Doyle Mother: Mary …

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William Porter b1790 Aylesbury Buckinghamshire

William Porter was the son of William Porter and Keziah Taman. William was born on the 26 Mar 1790 at Aylesbury Buckinghamshire. I have no other information on William. He was the brother to my 4x great grandmother Esther. His siblings were: Charlotte born 9 Jun 1783 and died 16 May 1784 William born 29 …

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Judith Quirke born 1815 St John’s Kilkenny Ireland

From a document that I received many years ago, that was written by a Thomas Quirk in the late 1890’s, (1st Cousin to my 2x Great Grandmother), Thomas wrote that he had two aunts; one had married a large farmer ‘named Butler and the other an officer in the army. Judith Quirk was baptised on …

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Michael Butler & Mary Quirk St John’s Kilkenny Ireland

From a document that I received many years ago, that was written by a Thomas Quirk in the late 1890’s, (1st Cousin to my 2x Great Grandmother), Thomas wrote that he had two aunts, one had married a large farmer ‘named Butler’. From looking at the baptism records, Mary Quirke was baptised to James & …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #40 Will of Mary Richer Thorpe le Soken

This is my last post in the 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks for 2014. My 3x paternal great grandmother was Mary Scolfield who was according to census records born around 1790 and in Boxford Suffolk. Mary is found in the 1851, 1861 and 1871 census. Her ages in each of the census is pretty consistent …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #39 Mary Ann Webb & Godfrey Wells Thorpe Le Soken

Mary Ann Webb was baptised 16th April 1813 to Isaac and Hannah Maria Webb (nee Appleby). Isaac’s occupation was listed as servant. Mary Ann married Godfrey Wells on the 15 Jun 1836 at St Michael’s Thorpe Le Soken. The witnesses to the marriage were Henry Wells and Mary Pretty. Godfrey was baptised on the 7 …

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