Annie Hayes from Tipperary who emigrated to Australia and married Denis Fitzpatrick from Queens County (Laois)
Annie Hayes and Denis Fitzpatrick are my great grandparents. Denis was born about 1861 in Queens County (Laois) He left Plymouth on the 'Roma' on 28 Feb 1883 and arrived in Cooktown, in Queensland, Australia in April 1883.
Annie was born in Tipperary in about 1865 and left Ireland on the Duke of Buccleuch on 12 Sept 1883, arriving in Cooktown, Queensland on 6 November 1883. Family history says that Denis and Annie were sweethearts in Ireland and that Annie came to Australia to marry Denis but I can find no record of their marriage in any Australian BDM register. It is possible that they married in Ireland before Denis left, but as their first child Nancy was born on 16 June 1890, followed by 9 others at regular intervals, it seems more likely that they married some time after Annie arrived in Australia. Perhaps they only met there?
Can anyone help me find any information on Annie and Denis and their families in Ireland? I have no information at all about their lives in Ireland or their siblings, parents etc. Any help gratefully accepted.