Category Archives: Quirke

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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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 #33 Nicholas and Margaret Quirk Kilkenny to NSW

In a previous post I wrote about James Quirk and his parents Nicholas & Margaret which is located here: This week I received a copy of the death certificate of James’ mother Margaret. Margaret was aged 52 when she died of carcinoma of the uterus on the 8th January 1883. Her father’s surname was listed …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #30 James Quirk 1849-1925 Kilkenny to New South Wales

In 1857, my GGG grandmother Catherine Quirk, nee Slattery arrived in NSW with her two daughters and a nephew, James, who was listed on the shipping record as aged 5. His parents were listed as Nicholas and Margaret, residing in Sydney. I’ve always wondered why Nicholas and Margaret left their young son behind in Ireland. …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #26 Thomas Quirk 1835 -1908 Obituary

Molong Express 12th December 1908 The death occurred at Mosman on Friday of Mr. Thomas Quirk, for many years a resident of Wellington (says the “Times”) and took an active part in many of the incidents that marked the early history of the district. The   deceased gentleman, who was 73 yearsof age, left Wellington …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #24: Doyle, Ryan, Quirk connection Kilkenny Ireland

Catherine Ryan was born in Kilkenny Ireland around 1800. She married Peter Quirk on the 26th August 1823 at Kilkenny. Witnesses to the marriage were Denis Ryan and Bridget Holohan. Peter and Catherine had 4 children, of whom were: James born 1824 – married Mary McMahon. He came to NSW in 1849 on board ‘Victoria’. …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #25 Obituary Catherine Quirk nee Doyle

OBITUARY  MRS. C. QUIRK CatherineQuirk, the mother of Mr J. J. Quirk, solicitor, died at Mosman, Sydney, on Monday, 21st inst. Mrs. Quirk was born at John’s Well, County Tipperary, Ireland, on 24th November, 1835, She came to Australia as a girl of fifteen, and when nineteen was married at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, to …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #23 James Quirk (born 1824) Kilkenny Ireland

James Quirk was baptised on the 15 February 1824 at St John’s Kilkenny to Peter Quirk and Catherine Ryan. Sponsors were Thomas Quirk and Ann Ryan. In 1849, James and his younger sister Margaret left Ireland and arrived in New South Wales on the ship ‘Victoria’ and arrived on the 3rd September 1849. James spent …

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