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Looking for John Halpin born in Castletown Delon Westmeath Ireland

Query by Nivens

I have been trying for some time to find any information on my grand father John Halpin. I have a marriage certificate for his marriage to Mary Darcy in Maryborough Queensland Australia. The date of marriage was 28th August 1875. He was 34 at the time and Mary was 29. Mary was from Stonefield Claire Ireland. John's parents were John Halpin and Margaret Clomin. Mary's parentw were Michael Darcy and Mary Griffin. I have been able to find John Halpin names in America but none that seem to match.

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on 2011-04-06 02:54:15

Nivens , from Bundaberg,Queensland,Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2011. is researching the following names: HALPIN, DARCY, CHARTERIS and 1 other(s).

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by janilye on 2011-04-06 03:32:26

Was his mother's name Margaret Clomin or Margaret McInnes? and was your father Joseph James Halpin who died in 1955

by Nivens on 2011-04-06 16:08:14

My father was Joseph James Halpin born in Warwick in 1877 and dying in Bundaberg in 1955. On the copy of the marriage certificate that I have his mother's name appears to be Margaret Clomin.

by Nivens on 2011-04-06 18:57:00

Margaret Clomin was John Halpin's not Joseph James' mother.

by Aussie1947 on 2011-04-07 02:39:26


Maybe your John Halpin.

Queensland Police Gazette 1887 22nd March 1887.
JOHN HALPIN, 47 years of age, slight to medium build, dark omplexion, dark hair and whiskers, an Irishman. Left Maryborough, Queensland, in January, 1876; stated his intention of travelling to the border of this colony, via Brisbane , with a view of purchasing land.


by Nivens on 2011-04-07 03:42:40

This seems to bear out what I have thought for some time. My father never spoke of his family. I had recently come to the conclusion that John abandoned his wife. It looks like a starting point. All I have to do now is work out where I go from here.

by Nivens on 2011-04-07 05:47:29

Further thoughts. My grandfather John Halpin married Mary Darcy in Maryborough on the 28th August 1875. My father, Joseph James Halpin was born in Warrick on 23rd March 1877. Itis therefore possible that the John Halpin that left Maryborough in January 1876 was in fact the father of grandfather John Halpin. Great grandfather was also named John Halpin. I am becoming more and more confused.

by Aussie1947 on 2011-04-07 06:47:44

I double checked the 1887 Police Gazette Notice and it does say that John Halpin left Maryborough in 1876. I see also that there was a John Halpin in Far North Queensland around the same period.


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