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Dee family

Hello, I have some information on my Dee ancestry around the River Suir at the bottom of a mountain

terrain. John Dee had 5--6 children who lived in that area. My ancestor Nicholas Dee emigrated to Canada in about 1820

and married in Hampton, NB, Canada.I believe his siblings lived as tenants with a landlord and they were Catholic.

The names of his siblings were, Richard, Maurice, Ned, and Margaret, and possibly Catherine. If anyone has any information I would appreciate a contact.

Many thanks to this group!

Barbara Babcock(Dee)


Monday 4th March 2019, 03:46PM

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  • Barbara:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    The RC baptismal records for Stradbally RC parish start in November 1806  The subscription site Roots Ireland actually has Stradbally baptismal records back to 1797. I searched Roots Ireland for baptismal records where the father was John Dee in Stradbally and the earliest record was 1809.which would be too late for Nicholas if he emigrated in 1820. I did not see any records for Ned/Edward, Richard, Maurice, or Catherine. I did find a Margaret in 1813 which is below but no way of knowing if there is a connection to your family. I assume you do not have the mothers name? 

    You can add Nicholas' story to our XO Chronicles site and possibly someone will see a connection

    Have you considered DNA testing?

    Roger McDonnell


    Name:Margaret DeeDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:25-Apr-1813Address:
    CountyCo. Waterford
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:John DeeMother:Honor CoffeeOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Edmund Hahesy Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Mary Thompson 

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Monday 4th March 2019, 05:02PM
  • Thank-you Roger,

    No I don,t have the mothers name, however, I suspect this Margaret may be a connection.

    County is correct as well as fathers name.I wonder if her middle name was Anne?

    If I am right then how do I find connections to Margarets family and ancestors?

    Barbara Babcock


    Thursday 7th March 2019, 01:46AM
  • Barbara:

    Generally from my experience, children did not have middle names in the first half of the 19th century.

    I also did some additional searching on Roots Ireland and the John Dee and Honor Coffee shown in the Stradbally record had a number of other children younger than Margaret. The latest child was in 1828 so I think you can rule out the 1813 Margaret as being a child of the John Dee in your first note. This john and Honor may be connected but not directly.

    Have you considered DNA testing?


    Castlemore Roscommon

    Thursday 7th March 2019, 06:35PM
  • Yes I have had DNA testing that shows I have ancesters in Co Donegal, Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Cavan, Mayo, Waterford, Limmerick, Tipperary, and Monaghan.

    So it is a  challenge to find specific people.My Dee ancestry is the most direct and clear path.

    Thanks Barbara Babcock(Dee)


    Saturday 9th March 2019, 01:31AM
  • Hi Barbara, in researching my family tree the Dee side I have found graves of Dees in Kilrossanty n Fews n Stradbally graveyards.Although not all my relatives i tend to take pics of headstones and research later.Quite often with big families the forenames are quite similar John n michael n ned etc from family to family so you have to be careful.i dont think i can send images on this site but my email is if you want to contact me il send you what i have. Also note someone has put up a site where you can look at pics in stradbally graveyard

    Jacqueline Dee

    Jacqueline Dee

    Saturday 27th April 2019, 01:49PM
  • Hi Barbara, not sure of this thread is still active but I can help you with some details if you're still looking. I'm Dee from Kilrossanty, not the same Dee's but I know the family you are looking for. The correct parish is Kilrossanty, which is why you're not finding the information you're looking for I'd imagine. Look forward to hearing from you, Katie

    Sunday 1st December 2019, 05:47PM
  • Katie I;m sorry this is so late getting to you. I have been on the Green Room website.Nice to to hear from another Dee.

     and his name was Nicholas. born 1797 and  emigrated to Canada in 1820--21.His father was John Southwell Dee born about 1775 and married about 1793.

    I thought they may have been from co. Waterford, Kilgobnet parish. perhaps this is not so .I know the Dee.s originally were from Co. Clare.If you have any new info I would appreciate it.

    Thanks Barb from Canada


    Monday 2nd December 2019, 08:53PM