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Researching john joseph callaghan of new zealand

Query by annecallaghan

Looking for birth records re John Joseph Callaghan??

I want to know his mothers/fathers names and if any siblings

he was born in St Nicholas parish mallow county cork ireland between 1816-1823.

Enquiries made to date: have contacted Father O'Reilly St Finbarrs in Cork. No luck so far.

I have made extensive searches in National Archives Kew England.

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on 2012-08-12 04:38:06

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by ngairedith on 2012-08-12 05:56:33

hi anne,

John came to New Zealand with Her Majesty's 65th Regiment as Colonel Sergeant & Paymaster. This should make him a little easier to 'follow back'.
He died in Wanganui 22 Decemeber 1873 aged 57 which is a birth year of 1816

by RJC on 2012-08-18 01:53:57

Hello Anne,
John Joseph was not a colonel sergeant but a Colour sergeant and paymaster. He was discharged with a pension from the army on the 01/August 1859 to reside in Wanganui.
I have also tried to get help from Kew England with no result.I'm sure there is an interesting story to be found.

by annecallaghan on 2012-08-20 19:04:01

thanks for all the comments...i am still looking for John Joseph I believe he lied about his age when he joined the 65th regiment, so that would put him as being born between 1816 and 1823. I have been in contact with Father Oreilly from St finbarrs church Ireland, in order for me to go forward he requires JJ's fathers name keep searching

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