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Hanify from Galway

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I have been searching for some years now for the birth of John Hanify supposedly born abt 1858 Loughrae, Galway, Ireland. He married Ellen Sheridan on 6 September 1883 at Loughrae. Ellen was possibly born 1862 at Kitullagh, Booken, Galway.

Their first known child, Catherine, was born and died in March 1885 in Queensland, Australia, so they came to Australia between those two dates. There were 5 children all born in Queensland but 2 of them died as infants, I can't find anything on the third child and two daughters survived and married.

Mary Ann b 1886 married Thomas Nangle 1903 in Roma Queensland.

Would love any help to find the name of the ship and their date of arrival.

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by alandal Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2009-05-28 05:43:02

alandal , from New South Wales, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2009. is researching the following names: HALL, EVANS, RICHARDS and 14 other(s).

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by allycat on 2009-05-28 07:01:10

Dear alandal, Welcome.

You may or may not already have this information...

Children of John Hanify & Ellen Sheridan:-

1.Catherine Hanify born 1885 QLD reg C811 died 1885 reg C618
2.Mary Anne Hanify born 1886 QLD reg B37644
3.Ellen Hanify born 1890 QLD reg C10571 #
4.Margaret Hanify born 1893 QLD reg C9537 died 1894 QLD reg C3451
5.Anne Hanify born 1896 QLD reg C7514

#Possibly married (aged 17yrs) in 1907 QLD reg C2106 to Alfred David Williams.

Death record - 1907 reg C2568 Ellen Hanify, daughter of Thomas Sheridan and Catherine Halloran.

SOURCE: [http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/829.htm]QLD Historical Indexes Online 1829 to 1929[/url]

I can find a 'Catherine Hanify' that arrived in Sydney NSW as an assisted immigrant aboard the ship Hereford in 1878 aged 22 years. State Records NSW

Going by FamilySearch there are some HANIFY family members (possibly related to your bunch) that travelled from Victoria to settle in Queensland - Brisbane.

For help with finding the name of the ship and date of arrival, your best bet would be to register as a new user of RootsChat, free site, then goto their Australia board and post a lookup providing details on what you already have, and what exactly you are looking for.


by alandal on 2009-05-28 07:30:39

Thanks for that information. I do have most of it and a couple of certificates.The Catherine, arrived 1878 I have not found a connection with but there would probably be one.
I think that the Page Hanify family may be very closely related but have no proof as yet.
Thanks again

by Kenreb on 2009-12-04 00:45:30

Hello - Ellen (daughter of John andllen) Hanify was my great grandmother. I am afraid I cannot add much as I am also struggling to find info - do you know where and when John died? His wife Ellen died in Roma QLD in 1907 - hope to hear from you. Ken

by alandal on 2009-12-04 01:40:13

John Hanify died 5 October 1919, General Hospital, Locke St, Warwick.

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