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Patrick Murphy (Fencible) and Mary Hoolohan?

Query by lilcav

Patrick MURPHY came to NZ from Ireland in 1848 on the ship "Clifton." Patrick was born in 1801 in County Clare, Ireland, and died in Auckland 1886. He was a Fencible from the 58th Regiment. He is my great great great grandfather on the WRIGHT side of the family. (I'm a RUSS descendant).
He married Mary HOOLOHAN (various spellings, but this is the one on early records), which was shown incorrectly as Oloyhou on the family tree I was sent. Given that most people were illiterate in those days and relied upon others to write down their names, HOOLOHAN in a thick Irish brogue was heard as Oloyhou, consequently the family tree had stopped at that point. Now that I have verified through records that Patrick MURPHY married Mary HOOLOHAN, I am on a roll to set the record straight but cannot find who either of their parents are..... Any help in the right direction greatly appreciated. Also the correct parents of John WRIGHT (1800-1884) and his father William WRIGHT, please.

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on 2011-09-23 02:37:19

lilcav , from Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Sep 2011. is researching the following names: RUSS, WRIGHT, MURCOTT and 2 other(s).

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