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Joseph Hunter was born about 1772.  He married 1st Margaret (LNU) and had the following children in Mullaghcroghery:

Jane bpt. 09 Jun 1797, m. James Brown

Elizabeth bpt. 25 Oct 1799, m. Thomas Pringle Lundy

Joseph married 2nd Jane and had the following children:

James b.c1801 m. Elizabeth Anderson

Ann "Nancy" b. 1805 m. William "Billy" Oliver

David b. 13 Apr 1807 m. Jane Hamilton (of Ballybay)

George b. c1809

Joseph b. 08 May 1810, m. Margaret Scott

Sarah b. 1812 m. John Nelson (of Corvally)

Nathaniel b. c1814, m. Margaret Hamilton (of Ballybay) - my 2g-grandarents

William b. 1817, m. Rachel Smith

Mary b. 1819, m. John Scott

Charlotte b. 1820, m. James Scott

Thomas b. Jul 1823 (Co. Fermanagh), m. Sarah Unwin Reeve

John b. 1825, m. Amelia Lundy (her parents were also from Magheross)

This family emgrated to Peel Co., Ontario, Canada, between 1826 and 1836.  Numerous other families including Lundy, Nelson, Oliver and Eakins also left Magheross in the same time frame and settled in Peel Co.  Townlands included Mullaghcroghery, Shanco, Lisdrumturk, Ardragh, Corvally, Drumgurra, Drummond Etra, Sreenty, Raferagh and Carrickmacross, 


Thursday 28th Sep 2017, 04:44PM

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  • Dear smjh:

    Thank you for your post to the Ireland Reaching Out message board.

    Would you consider creating a profile for any one of the ancestors that you have written about in the XO Chronicles?

    The information would be of great interest to others and particularly those who may also be researching not only the same family but also the families that emigrated to the Peel County area in Canada.  The link for creating a profile is listed below:


    If you have any further questions, please let me know at:

    Many thanks for your interest in Ireland Reaching Out and be sure to check the XO Chronicles for the Magheross parish and County Monaghan area.


    Kind regards,


    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Monday 2nd Oct 2017, 10:25AM
  • Hi, Jane,

      I have already created a profile for Joseph Hunter.

    All the best,



    Monday 2nd Oct 2017, 10:22PM

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