PATRICK O'BRIEN - Limerick, Ireland to Johnsonville & Woodville, New Zealand
I am researching PATRICK O'BRIEN who was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1849. He married Mary Hogan and they had 3 children, Bridget, Ellen Mary and Mary Francis before they emigrated to New Zealand - not known when, but before Margaret Gertrude was born in Woodville in 1877.
There is also the possibility they spent some time in Johnsonville, Wellington
They had another 6 children - apparently in Woodville, but not confirmed - they were: Catherine, Winifrd Cecilia , Agnes Mabel, Johanna Cecilia, Ellen Mary and John Patrick, (the only son I have among 8 sisters) who was born 3 months after his father Patrick died.
A year later Patrick's widow, Mary, married his brother John O'Brien.
In the Evening Post newspaper of Wellington, dated 12th January 1886, there appeared this announcement:
RUSSELL - O'BRIEN
On 12th January, 1886, at Wellington, Harry Russell, to Mary O'Brien. . . No cake, no cards, and everybody mind their own business
I would love to be able to link them to the above family
There is also an announcement in the Evening Post dated 28th May 1885, which has the same type of humour, it reads:
O'BRIEN - On the 28th May, at Thorndon, the wife of Martin O'Brien, a daughter. This is the seventh - No boys
Can anyone help pleae - just click "Patrick O'Brien" link to see what I have so far