John Doohan 1821

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Date of Birth 1821  
Date of Death 18th Sep 1886  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) James Doohan  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Margaret McGarvey  
Townland born Tullaghbegley, County Donegal  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Ellen Gallagher  
Names of Children James, Ellen, Dennis, William, Margaret, Grace, John  
Place of Death Casino, New South Wales, Australia  
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  • John DOOHAN is my GGG-grandfather.  My information stops at him.  I would love to trace his line, and his wife's, back a little further.  Can anyone assist?

    Lindsay Dunn

    Sunday 13th May 2018, 06:43AM
  • Hi Lindsay, John Doohand was my G-Grandfather. Can you tell me how your related to him? Parents, Grandparents, and GreatGrand-Parents names please. Also where do you live


    Marg Clifton

    Marg Clifton

    Monday 14th May 2018, 07:38AM
  • Should be John Doohan

    Marg Clifton

    Monday 14th May 2018, 07:39AM
  • Hi Cousin,

    I live in South Australia, but grew up in Newcastle, NSW..

    GGG-Grandparents -    John DOOHAN and Ellen GALLAGHER

    GG-Grandparents -       Ellen Catherine DOOHAN (b.1849) and Andrew KENNY

    G-Grandparents -         Margeret Catherine KENNY (b.1876) and Furner DUGGAN

    Grandparents -             Maude DUGGAN (b.1905) and Franklin SWAN

    Parents -                       Margaret SWAN and Barry DUNN

    Me -                               Lindsay DUNN


    What about you?

    Lindsay Dunn

    Tuesday 15th May 2018, 03:27AM
  • Hi Cousin

    Nice to meet you!

    G-Grandparents John Doohan & Ellen Gallagher

    Grandparents John Edwin Doohan b 1865 Allyn River, Gresford NSW & Margaret Droney b 1874 Coraki, NSW

    Parents Margaret Ellen Leila Doohan (Leila) b 1917 Kyogle NSW & John Darragh b 1912 Balmain, Sydney,

    Me Margaret Darragh b 1953 Kyogle NSW & Geoff Clifton b 1951 England

    Did you see that I had found John Doohan's parents ie James Doohan & Margaret McGarvey?  Also Ellen Gallagher's parents are James Gallagher & Grace Ferry. All from Donegal and around in the Tullaghbegley area and Tory Island


    Marg Clifton

    Wednesday 16th May 2018, 09:17AM





    Hi Margaret and Lindsay

    Margaret we’ve already established a family connection through Ancestry DNA but I wondered if you have taken the test Lindsay?

    Margaret and I connected a few years ago before we knew there was a definite connection exploring the Doohan connections.  My great grandmother was Ellen Doohan and she married Bernard Conaghan in Grafton in 1862.  Ellen’s parents were James Doohan and Mary Ferry.  It is inspected that Ellen and John were cousins.  Incidentally I have saved many stores of John and Ellen and their children over the years because I believed there was a connection.  And there was.

    I am also interested in your Kenny connections. My grandmother was Mary Ann Kenny and she married Cornelius Conaghan.  Perhaps connected on two sides.  I would love to hear your thoughts.



    Saturday 15th June 2019, 12:53AM
  • Hi Mary,

    Yes I have done the Ancestry DNA test - the results should be in there somewhere with potential matches (I'll check mine later today).

    Margaret and I are definitely related through the DOOHAN line, so if you and Margaret are too, then we must be.

    As for the KENNY connection, if your Mary Ann KENNY's parents were Alexander David KENNY and Eliza Jane CURRAN, then we are related since Alexander's father Eugene KENNY is my 3-G-Grandfather.

    Lindsay Dunn

    Saturday 15th June 2019, 02:32AM
  • Hi Mary

    I didn't realise that your gggrandmother was also a Ferry. Same as me. Grace Ferry who married James Gallagher or Ellen Doohan's (Gallagher) parents. So we must be connected on the Doohan and Ferry/Gallagher side

    Lv Marg

    Marg Clifton

    Sunday 23rd June 2019, 03:04AM
  • Hi Mary and Margaret

    James GALLAGHER and Grace FERRY are my 4G-grandparents.


    Lindsay Dunn

    Sunday 23rd June 2019, 11:01AM
  • Hi Mary, Marg and Lindsay

    Ann Carroll born about 1853 Tory Island.  (Ann is my husbands, Kevin's Great Grandmother) Ann arrived in New Zealand 1876.  Ann's sister and brother Bridget Carroll and Hugh Carroll arrived in Australia about 1858 and may have lived in Dubbo,Australia.

    Kevin has had his DNA done through Ancestry. Kevin has a connection with Jimmy Doohan and McClafferty family.  On the ship to New Zealand were families, Edward and Margaret Doohan,Divers and a single woman Margaret Doohan aged 19years.

    Would the Carroll  family be any connection to your families?



    Friday 28th June 2019, 05:09AM

    Hi Mary Margaret & Lindsay

    Mary Jimmy Doohan also connects to our family, are there any other Doohan you can see? I’ve just searched for people with Carroll in their trees and I’ve found hundreds.  Does Kevin have a user I could search for?




    Friday 28th June 2019, 08:46AM
  • Hi Mary

    No  A106695 The only information we have is that Ann was born in Tory Island and her brother Hugh and sister Bridget was trying to contact Ann about 1858. We have really come to a brick wall.  Ann Carroll married John McAvoy in 1879 in New Zealand.  John's father was Hugh McAvoy born about 1811 in Ireland and thats all the information we have found out about Hugh.



    Friday 28th June 2019, 09:11AM
  • Hi Mary

    I have just checked my e-mails and found Jimmy Doohan's daughter's name was Linda.  Kevin  is related to the McClafferty family. You can contact us on



    Saturday 29th June 2019, 01:48AM
  • Hi Mary and Mary

    I am also related to Jimmy Doohan 4-6 cousin and also a Mairead McClafferty 4-6 cousin on Ancesrty DNA, I have trace some of the Doohan's back to Tory Island but I can't work out how I'm related to them


    Marg Clifton

    Monday 1st July 2019, 01:38PM
  • Hi Mary,

    I am researching Hugh and James Doohan from Tory Island, who left in the late 18th century; Hugh settled in Meenaclady; James settled in Drumnatinny. You mentioned that siblings Hugh and Bridget Doohan wrote to their sister Ann about 1858. Do you have any more information about Hugh and Bridget? Birth/death dates, where they resided in 1858? Thanks, Leslie in Seattle


    Wednesday 30th December 2020, 10:47PM
  • Hi Leslie

    Hugh and Bridget Carroll arrived in Australia, not sure of the date.  Ann Carroll arrived in New Zealand 1877.  Kevin is connected to the Doohan family and many more families from Tory Island, Ireland.  I have been trying to establish a connection but to date the process has been very slow. I am sorry I can't provide birth dates or place of birth. On Anne's Death Certificate it stated birth Tory Island but can't confirm this.




    Wednesday 30th December 2020, 11:23PM

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