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my ancestor, Michael Callanan,  arrived (with two brothers and their extended family) at Hobson's Bay, Victoria, Australia on board" The Courier" 11th September 1849.

Andrew Callanan 34, (24/4/1814) his wife Bridget nee Ryan 39, dau Bridget 15, Ann 13, Hannah 5, Michael 4 and Denis 3

Michael Callanan 28 (born about 1820 Thurles.) Wife Catherine nee Ryan 34,  son Michael 2 and  infant twin daughters Mary (my great grandmother) and Honora, (often called Ann).

Patrick 21 unmarried.

Parents of Andrew, Michael and Patrick were Michael Callanan born about 1773, died 2 April 1833. Married 20 Oct 1811 at Loughmore to Honora cullen. 

their oldest son Denis  Callanan baptised 6 Sep 1812 Loughmore died Cloheraley 21 April 1830

William baptised 4/7/1816 .  nothing else known of him.

Edmund baptised 4 June 18122 but nothing else known of him.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1820 (circa)  
Date of Death 28th Aug 1894  


  • My brother and I have been DNA tested by Family Tree DNA and our raw DNA uploaded to GEDMatch. Our kit numbers are: Martin Taylor T756971 and mine, Margaret Burns T942828. I would love to make contact with anyone who is related or who can provide any information about this Callanan Cullen and Ryan family.


    Thursday 1st August 2019, 06:25AM
  • I used to know a wanfred callanan born 1980 from cork ireland. His mam is called Josie, he had sisters and a brother maybe? Dad Joseph no longer here, but maybe you could contact them somehow.


    Wednesday 6th April 2022, 10:22AM

    Thank you Emma. I wonder how I would contact Wanfred Callanan. Is Cork close to Tipperary?





    Wednesday 6th April 2022, 09:56PM
  • Another of my sisters has been DNA  tested and her GEDMatch number is SE4226326.


    Wednesday 6th April 2022, 10:01PM
  • Hi, wanfred is no longer with us , passed in 2018 unfortunately, I'm not sure about the distance, I'm from the UK, I met wanny in Jersey. There is some information about where he was from on guernsey memorial pages on the Internet, little island cork? Rings a bell, im not sure of parishes etc im hoping to go to visit the area in the summer and try connect with people there. Maybe his family still lives in Cork , I have found them on socials etc but not sure his brother/sisters use it actively?

    Hope this helps


    Thursday 7th April 2022, 10:22AM