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Looking for Lewis from Kings ?, Ireland

Query by fintech

James Lewis was born abt 1841 in Kings (something), Ireland. He came to Australia and married Mary Purcel who was born abt 1854 in Kilkenny, Ireland. They married in 1876 in Queensland Australia.They had 10 children. The last was Blanche Harvena Lewis in 1894.

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on 2009-07-19 22:03:31

fintech has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2009. is researching the following names: LEWIS, PURCEL, WHITE.

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by allycat on 2009-07-19 23:14:36

Dear fintech, Welcome. 'Kings (something)' would most likely be Offaly (Kings County), Ireland.

RootsChat - Ireland (Historical Counties) Offaly (Kings) Family History Local History register as a new user, free site, then post a lookup request at this board for your LEWIS family.

Back in Australia:-

Queensland Historical Indexes 1829 to 1914

10 children's names:-

1894/C10377 Lewis Blanche Avena James Mary Purcell
1877/C4790 Lewis James James Mary Purcell
1891/C11058 Lewis Lilly James Mary Purcell
1892/C11101 Lewis Elvina James Mary Purcell
1890/C11491 Lewis Violet Catherine May James Mary Purcell
1879/C5310 Lewis Alexander James James Mary Purcell
1878/C4909 Lewis Annie Valentine James Mary Purcell
1882/C119 Lewis John Charles James Mary Purcell
1884/C212 Lewis William James Mary Purcell
1886/C9174 Lewis Martin Henry James Mary Purcell

I think this could be your Mary's death record:-

1923/C32 Lewis Mary Father's given name: James Purcell Mother's given name: Mary Comerford


by fintech on 2009-07-19 23:25:05

Yes, you have the children correct.
From her marriage certificate, her father's name was Martin, Mother named verbatim "Catherine Purcel". Obviously not her maiden name.
As Mary married at 22 I will assume that she came to Aus with her parents.
I have no further leads to Ireland.

Thanks for your effort

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