William Gallagher 1831

William Gallagher 1831

Place of migration:
Migrated to/Born in Australia

William Gallagher was born in Fanat, Donegal, Ireland about 1831, to parents Edward Gallagher (B: Abt 1797 Ballynashanagh, Clondavaddog, Donegal, Ireland  - D: 4 Apr 1879 Armidale N.S.W. Australia) and Jane McClure (B: Abt 1797 Ballynashanagh, Clondavaddog - D: 26 Dec 1886 Armidale N.S.W.). William, his father and brothers were all Blacksmiths.

William married Catherine Mooney (Abt 1835 - 16 Feb 1867) of Milford, Co. Donegal on the 30 Nov 1854. Family records say "They were married in C. of E. and Church of Rome, Fanat, Co. Donegal on the 30th Nov 1854. Death records say they were married in Rosnakil, Fanet. Catherine's parents were Thomas Mooney (B: Abt 1820 - ), a "Schoolmaster" and Margaret Clendenning.

The couple emigrated to Australia on the ship "Gloriana", leaving Dorset England on 12th April 1855, arriving in Sydney on 27 July 1855. William's 3 brothers, David (1834 - !907), Alexander (1837 - 1890) and Edward (1840 - 1902) followed them, arriving in Sydney on the "Sir John Moore", on the 22nd March 1863, William's parents later emigrated to Australia in August 1863.

William also had a sister, Sarah (1828 - ). Catholic Parish records show she married Maurice Kerr on the 24th February 1852 at Clondavaddog, Donegal. However, I dont have any record of them emigrating to Australia.  

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1831 (circa)  
Date of Death 25th Dec 1868  

Comments

  • Hi, I don’t have any info re family but my husband (McClafferty / O’Donnell - County Donegal) has an County Donegal hereditary Amyloidosis disease that we’re dealing with. Two percent of the County have this, and it’s late onset. Our friend who is also a Gallagher still in Donegal also has it. It often starts as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and neuropathy in the feet. Happy to share more info, wanting to make people aware as there are meds for this now. Regards, Terri

    McClafferty O'Donnell

    Friday 29th January 2021, 11:02PM
  • Hi Terri, thanks for the information. I hope your husband and friend are coping well, It's important to be aware of deseases like this so you're doing a great job in letting people know. Is there a name for the desease or a place I could direct my doctor to, if I ever start to get those symptoms ? 

    Once again, thank you for your assistance, it's much appreciated.

    Mark.

    uncledaggy

    Sunday 31st January 2021, 01:12AM
  • Hi Mark, the name is Heredity Amyloidosis with the County Donegal strain called hATTR Ala60 which includes Polyneuropathy & Cardiomyopathy. It is late onset maybe late 50s. There are good FB sites including one that started in Ireland last year.

     

     

     

    McClafferty O'Donnell

    Sunday 31st January 2021, 02:57AM
  • Hi Terri, I am researching the McClures of Donegal and have a thread that includes a Jane McClure of Ballynashannagh - my Janes father was Robert McClure.bc.1770.Ballynashannagh.d.1875.m.1799Raphoe [i assume Raphoe Parish?] Jane Davies [1780-1880]. Roberts father was George McClure and the note says near Rosnakill.  My email is johnandheatherg@gmail.com

    Cheers

    John Gilbert

     

    JOHN GILBERT

    Monday 12th April 2021, 02:40AM
  • Hi Terri, I am researching the McClures of Donegal and have a thread that includes a Jane McClure of Ballynashannagh - my Janes father was Robert McClure.bc.1770.Ballynashannagh.d.1875.m.1799Raphoe [i assume Raphoe Parish?] Jane Davies [1780-1880]. Roberts father was George McClure and the note says near Rosnakill.  My email is johnandheatherg@gmail.com

    Cheers

    John Gilbert

     

    JOHN GILBERT

    Monday 12th April 2021, 02:40AM

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