Friday, July 20, 2012

K is for Kersey and Kenealy - Family History Through the Alphabet - Week 11

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This is my contribution to Week 11 of Gould Genealogy's Family History Through the Alphabet challenge. The letter this time is K.

K is for...Kersey (Casey)
Kersey is the maiden surname of my 5 x Great Grandmother, Ann Preston (nee Kersey) (1762-1824). 
Ann was baptised at Bucknell, Oxfordshire, England in 1762, the daughter of John and Mary (nee Andrews) Kersey (see my previous post A is for...Andrews). John Kersey/Casey (1731-1814) was baptised at Bicester, Oxfordshire, in 1731, the son of John and Ann (nee Simmes) Casey. I am very grateful to my cousin, John, and another Kersey researcher, Hugh, for this information.

K is for...Kenealy 
Kenealy is the maiden surname of my 3 x Great Grandmother, Margaret Colbert (nee Kenealy). Margaret married William Colbert and lived at Ballynamona in the Catholic parish of Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland. William and Margaret had the following known children, baptised in the Cloyne parish: William (1841), Bridget (1844) and Edmond (1850). The baptism sponsors for William in 1841 were Thomas Kenealy and Abbey Kenealy.  One of the baptism sponsors for Bridget in 1844 was Ellen Kenealy, the other was Michael Cashman. Edmond's baptism sponsors were James Mulloney and Ellen Hartnett. Please also see my previous post C is for...Colbert for more information about the Colbert family.

(Sources available on request)
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

J is for Jones, Joyce and Judd - Family History Through the Alphabet - Week 10

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This is my contribution to Week 10 of Gould Genealogy's Family History Through the Alphabet challenge. The letter this time is J.

J is for...Jones
Jones is the surname of my 3 x Great Grandmother, Margaret Jones, the mother of my Great Great Grandfather, Owen Ellis (1830-1907). Owen was baptised at Nefyn, Caernarvonshire, Wales on 19 January 1830, the 'base son' of John Ellis of the parish of Llanystumdwy, labourer, and Margaret Jones of the parish of Pistyll (Please see my previous post E is for Ellis). I have not been able to find any further information about Margaret Jones.

J is for...Joyce
Joyce is the maiden surname of my great grandmother, Margaret O'Brien (nee Joyce) (1869-1925). Margaret was born in 1869 at Napoleons near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Margaret was the eldest daughter of Edmund and Mary (nee Mulhall) Joyce, the second of fifteen children in the Joyce family. Edmund and Mary were married in 1867 at Geelong, Victoria. Both died at Rochester, Victoria, Edmund in 1916 and Mary in 1923.

Edmund was born about 1833 at Whitegate, County Galway (now County Clare), Ireland, the son of Edmund and Catherine (nee Guinane) Joyce (see my previous post G is for...Guinane). A history of the Joyce family was published in the 1970s and my family have a copy of that history. Edmund Joyce is also mentioned in my Waitangi Day 2011 post.

The Joyce Family. Edmund Snr (1833-1916) is in the middle row,
third from the left. Mary (nee Mulhall, 
1844-1923) is sitting to the right of Edmund.
J is for...Judd
Judd is the maiden surname of my 4 x Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Randall (nee Judd). Elizabeth married Edward Randall in 1792 in Margaret Roding, Essex, England. I still have a lot of information to verify regarding the Judd family, but it is believed that Elizabeth was baptised at Margaret Roding in 1767, the daughter of William and Margaret (nee Parker?) Judd.

(Sources available on request)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I is for Ireland - Family History Through the Alphabet - Week 9

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This is my contribution to Week 9 of Gould Genealogy's Family History Through the Alphabet challenge. The letter this time is II don't have any surnames beginning with I in my family tree, so instead of surnames I have decided to focus on a location this week. 


I is for...Ireland
About 60 per cent of my ancestors came to Australia from Ireland. Click the markers in the following map to explore some of the places where my ancestors came from in Ireland.


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