Hello Jane, Apologies for taking so long to reply to your message. I have some information on the McInerney family and would certainly be interested in learning more. John McInerney farmed at Tyredagh Upper and married Hannah Molloy on 18th July 1854 at Tulla.Witnesses Thomas Brennan and Bridget Boyce. Hannah Molloy was a widow previously married to Patrick Boyce, they had a son Thomas Boyce born 1847. Bridget Boyce could be a relative of Patrick Boyce. My ggrandfather must have died before 1875 as the farm was passed on to the O'Brien family. Sadly, this record for the Tulla Workhouse is most likely my ggrandmothers, death on 16th December 1888, Anna McInerney. How sad and difficult life must have been in Ireland at this time.
Thank you for the baptism record of my grandfather Cornelius McInerney. In 1876 he married Bridget Morey also from Tulla. Bridget was baptized on 1st January. 1858, her parents being Michael Morey and Catherine Powell, perhaps they were also from Tyredagh Upper
Cornelius 21 years of age and Bridget 19 years, left Ireland during the first months of 1877 and made their way to Plymouth where on the 23 March, 1877 they departed on the ship "Airlie" for Adelaide, South Australia arriving on 12th June, 1877. The "Airlie" was a South Australian Government sponsored ship with 463 passengers mostly Agricultural labourers of which 197 were Irish. Also on board was Patrick McInerney aged 26, single male and Mary McInerney aged 19, single female who could possibly be extended family members.
Jane, can you help me with what mode of transport would have been used to travel to Plymouth?
After arriving in South Australia, Cornelius and Bridget disappear for 20 years, until 1896 when Cornelius turns up in Nowra, New South Wales, meets my grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Lee, they move to Victoria and have 13 children, one being my mother, Kathleen. I am yet to find a death record for Bridget.
How is Tyredagh pronounced, please.? Is it Ty-re-da?
Yes, it would be interesting to find a connection to your McNamara family and i'm also interested in learning more about the history of Tulla and the surrounding countryside.
Lovely to hear from you.