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John Sweeney was born in Tipperary (don't know which parish/town)in about 1842 to Edward Sweeney and Margaret Brennan. He emigrated to New South Wales and married Maria Crowley in Mudgee then had 3 sons - Edward, John Patrick and Jeremiah. John Sweeney was acidentally killed by a dray in 1972 at the age of 30. I have no way of tracing his Irish ancestry without a parish or town and no knowledge of his siblings, so hope someone can help. Thanks.
Looking for William Henry CHESTER who was supposed to have been born in Ramsgate, Kent UK about 1854/1855. He married Annie Louisa Campbell in Sydney, New South Wales in 1884 and moved to Southern Cross, Western Australia in the 1890s.
They had 10 children. He died in 1920. On his marriage certificate, William's parents were Thomas Chester and Sarah Fontains/Fontaine? I can't find a marriage for them in the UK and can't find a William Henry with parents Thomas and Sarah of the right age/location. Also can't find him in the shipping indexes to New South Wales, although there is one who went from New Zealand to Victoria with appropriate age and date. No one knows or can remember whether he had siblings and those who would have known have died. His past is a real mystery in my family. I hope someone can help.
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