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Australia: Thomas SHANAHAN and Margaret KENNA settled Greta, Branxton & Singleton NSW

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Thomas SHANAHAN born 1849 Black Creek, New South Wales, Australia {Sources: M.Brunner & NSW Birth Reg.No.V1849868 66/1849}, died aged 90 years, 7 Nov 1939 {Death Reg.No.28168/1939} Maitland NSW Australia, buried Branxton General Cemetery, married 1879 Maitland NSW to Margaret KENNA born 1860 NSW Australia, died aged 83 years, 13 Jun 1943 West Maitland, also buried Branxton.

More about Thomas SHANAHAN:-
Surname sometimes spelled SHANNAHAN, SHANHAN and maybe perhaps even SHANNON.
There are a number of SHANAHANs buried Branxton General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia with their origins in Askeaton, County Limerick, Ireland. No noubt they were relatives.
It is now known that Thomas SHANAHAN was the 4th child of 8 children born to John SHANAHAN born abt 1814 Askeaton, Limerick, Ireland and Isabella (known as Isabel) BOYDE born abt 1817 Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland courtesy M.Brunner. This couple had 8 known children that we can find on the NSW BDM indices.

More about Margaret KENNA:-
Birth: Year estimated from burial details. Location presumed to be Ireland.
Death: Registration No.13925/1943 Maitland NSW Australia

Margaret KENNA was the 2nd child of 15 children of Irish immigrants Michael KENNA born abt 1830 Ireland and Mary DUNNE born abt 1830 Ireland, died 1921 Greta NSW Australia.

See Australian Cemeteries Index for more information on burials in New South Wales.

Children of Thomas SHANAHAN and Margaret KENNA;-

1.John SHANAHAN born 1880 Greta NSW, died aged 61 years, 18 Jan 1942 West Maitland NSW, buried Branxton.

2.Mary Elizabeth SHANAHAN born 1882 Greta NSW married 1902 Branxton NSW to Matthew Francis HAYES born 1873 Rutherford NSW son of Matthew Bernard HAYES 1834-1904 of Palasmore Co.Tipperary, Ireland and Mary Teresa TIERNEY 1839-1924 of Baynanagh Co.Tipperary, Ireland. More information on this family can be found at PAYTON Place Genealogy Page at RootsWeb
Issue: Stanislaus HAYES born 8 Aug 1902 Greta NSW died 1994 Newcastle NSW, Clara HAYES b1905, Mary HAYES (known as Minnie) born 6 Mar 1908 Singleton NSW died 1985 Wagga Wagga NSW, Matthew Thomas HAYES born 1911 or 1912 Branxton NSW died 1991 Singleton NSW married Rose WILSON. {Source: M.Callister via GenesReunited March 2008).

3.Isabella Josephine SHANAHAN also known as Bella and Isabel born 1884 Greta NSW died 1960 Maitland NSW, married 1915 Newcastle NSW to Edward T.L. HAWKINS.

4.Margaret C. SHANAHAN born 1886 Greta NSW married 1911 Newcastle to Albert G. CHAMBERS.

5.Michael SHANAHAN born 1888 Greta NSW.

6.Catherine J. SHANAHAN born 1890 Greta NSW.

7.Thomas SHANAHAN born 1893 Greta NSW.

8.Bernadette SHANAHAN (also known as Bernice) born 1896 Branxton NSW married 1918 Newcastle NSW to Jack SKEHAN.

9.Josephine SHANAHAN born 1900 Branxton NSW died 1996, married 1924 Bundarra / Greta NSW to Arnold HEBBE (Arno).

10.Patrick Leo SHANAHAN born 1903 Singleton NSW married 1929 Greta NSW to Lucy HATCHER born 1907 probably NSW, died 21 Dec 1969 and is buried Branxton General Cemetery. Note: Lucy was the daughter of William Alford HATCHER and Lydia Elizabeth FUGE. Issue: Barry SHANAHAN born 15 Mar 1937, died 1974.

11.Vincent SHANAHAN born ?. Note: Religious Brother. I can only find a birth record on the NSW bdm indexes online of a Vincent SHANNON. (?)


WEBSITES OF PROBABLE INTEREST...

RootsWeb Mailing List - AUS NSW Hunter Valley

Limerick Genealogy - An Index to POVERTY TO PROMISE SHANAHAN family mentioned...

DWYER / LYONS / SHANAHAN / COLLINS / Cantwell Creek, Ballan

Ancestors of "The Hillery's" Also "The Newman" families

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on 2007-09-21 01:00:51

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by allycat on 2008-03-12 21:11:17

My Family Tree at Rootsweb contact Scott Shaw. Website has SHANNON but is really the SHANAHAN family.

by carolyn64 on 2010-06-10 08:19:58

Dear Allycat, do you know Scott Shaws new email address since he moved to qld. I am descendant of the James family which Scott has been researching. Any help appreciated. Good luck with your research. I am afraid I am a Dunn not a Dunne. Cheers Carolyn Dunn

by allycat on 2010-06-10 08:43:28

Dear Carolyn, Hi. Sorry, don't know this chap's new email address.

Have you tried the Whitepages? I just searched for Shaw S in Queensland and came up with 130 results.

Maybe you would have more luck posting a message at the genforums. I've found living people that way too. SHAW Family Genealogy Forum.

Best wishes.

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