More recent research show that Michael John and 2 of his siblings were together with their father John Joseph Deegan in the Sth Dublin Workshouse in January 1851 when their dad died at the workhouse.
Michael John Duigan ( MJD) son of John and Judith Duigan (nee Mulhall) was baptised 6 Oct 1839 at St Michan's Church Dublin. He migrated to Australia ( no records found yet) and lived and died in Mt Gambier South Australia on 2 March 1904.
We know also that he had at least 3 siblings. John Joseph baptised 24 July 1833 at St Nicolas RC Church Dublin and he migrated to Australia, worked as a miner and died in Richmond Melbourne 19 July 1898. Another sibling Henry was born either 1835 or 1841 also it seems in Dublin as there is a baptism record on 27 Feb 1835 which does not match his death certificate re his age as he also migrated to Australia and died in Northcote Melbourne 9 August 1914. These boys also had a sister Elizabeth Mary who also went to Australia. She married a Francis D'Arcy of NSW on 5th May 1854 in Singleton NSW and then lived and died in Richmond Melbourne on 29 Sept 1911.
We have good records of the descendants of Michael John Duigan and his wife Judith but few about of his siblings.
|Date of Birth||Oct 1839 (circa)||VIEW SOURCE|
|Date of Death||1st Mar 1904||VIEW SOURCE|
|Associated Building (s)||Dublin South Workhouse|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||Baptised Dublin 1839 at St Michan RC Church. Parents were John Duigan (a Silk Dyer) and Judith Mulhall. Siblings: John Joseph Duigan b. 1833, Henry b.1835, Elizabeth 1836. Migrated to Australia, married in Mt Gambier SA 1875, Accountant, 6 chdn||VIEW SOURCE|
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