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Query by Donnasheehan

Looking for info on micheal and ellen sheehan who came from ireland and settled in winton new zealand

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on 2013-03-17 05:36:06

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by ngairedith on 2013-03-17 05:58:24

his Donna,
do you known anything about them?
do you know when they arrived etc? (after 1882 as that is when son John was born in Ireland)

Is their anything specific you want to know?
Do you have Ellen's maiden name?

by Donnasheehan on 2013-03-17 22:47:11

Hi. 1878 or 1887 was when they came to new zealand from ireland. I found the name of the ship. Western monarch. Ellens maiden name was sullivan or o'sulluvan. Wanting to know how many children all up as i only no of my grandad who was william and his brother who was killed while in the army. More importantly any photos im able to find. Thank you for your time

by ngairedith on 2013-03-18 06:49:55

hi Donna,
I thought John was born in Ireland but further research reveals ...

MICHAEL & ELLEN Sheehan left London 18 Oct 1878 on the Western Monarch, arriving into Bluff 20 Jan 1879 and then into Dunedin on the 26 January 1879. They were both listed as aged 20, although Ellen was possibly older

Travelling with them was Daniel Reardon, aged 18

If Ellen's maiden name was Sullivan (as opposed to O'Sullivan) then there were a number of Sullivan also on board:
Sullivan, Patrick - 30
Sullivan, Mary - 29
Sullivan, Bridget - 7
Sullivan, Mary - 4
Sullivan, Kate - 1

Sullivan, Daniel - 21
Sullivan, John - 27
Sullivan, Mary - 25

the children found to date for MICHAEL & ELLEN:
- born in Winton, although not verified yet-
1879 - 1940 Margaret Sheehan
1882 - 1918 John Sheehan (died WWI)
1883 - Bridget Sheehan
1885 - 1962 William Bartholomew Sheehan
1887 - 1921 Julia Theresa Sheehan
1889 - 1956 Ellen Matilda Cheehan
1890 - 1945 Alice Maude Sheehan
1892 - 1921 Kathleen Lilian Sheehan
1895 - 1981 Agnes Anastasia Sheehan
1897 - 1977 Florence Anne Sheehan
1900 - 1901 Violet Madgalene Sheehan (aged 10 months, buried Winton)
1903 - ? Magdalene Stella Sheehan

MICHAEL Sheehan died 27 May 1932 aged 74
ELLEN died 20 February 1948 aged 93
- they are buried 25.00 Old Survey Block V to 27 at Winton Cemetery

by Donnasheehan on 2013-03-18 19:36:20

Thank you so much! i have tried so hard to find the cemetery they are buried in, im rapt as with that. I found an obituary notice from paper for Ellen in my grandmothers things and it said 3 sons and 11 daughters. My dad never knew of anymore just a brother and couple of sisters. Real hard as william (dad's dad) died at age of 72 i think and dad was only 17yrs old so not a lot of info from family to go by.

Once again thank you so much for your help


Donna Sheehan

by ngairedith on 2013-03-19 00:50:13

Hi Donna
Couldnt spend a lot of time on it last night but I think there may have been a set of twins. Need to spend a bit more time researching. Maybe tonight

by Donnasheehan on 2016-03-21 19:36:13

Im still trying to search for the names of Michael Sheehan's parent, are you able to point me in the right direction please where to start with this?


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