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Looking for any possible descendants of Patrick Dunne and Lucy Murray.  Planning a trip to Clara, County Offaly once the COVID restrictions are lifted both in Ireland and the United States and would like to meet any cousins while in Ireland.


Saturday 31st July 2021, 01:15PM

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  • khackett:

    Can you provide more detail on Patrick Dunne and Lucy Murray. Were they married in Ireland? Years of birth? Any other information on the couple such as parents names? Thanks!

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 31st July 2021, 02:51PM
  • Patrick Dunne and Lucy Murray were married 30 Nov 1850 in the parish of Clara & Horseleap, King's County.  They had 8 children born in the parish of Clara & Horseleap.  The children were:

    Esther (1851-1917), immigrated to Scotland
    Joseph (1855), married Elizabeth Walsh in Clara and Horseleap on 27 Feb 1881, had 11 children in Clara and Horseleap, 5 of whom immigrated to the United States
    Margaret (1858-1944), immigrated to Detroit, Michigan, United States
    Lucy (1860-1943), married James Berry in Clara and Horseleap 1882, after his death, immigrated to Detroit, Michigan, United States 
    Jane (1862-1944), married James Joseph Hogan in Clara and Horseleap 1885, immigrated to Dollar Bay, Michigan and later Detroit, Michigan, United States
    Elizabeth (1864-1900), married John Kennedy (1862-1916) in Clara and Horseleap 1886, had 10 children in Clara and Horseleap
    Patrick (1866-1881), born and died in Clara and Horseleap
    Teresa (1868-1953), immigrated to Detroit, Michigan, United States

    My Great Grandmother was Jane Dunne. She immigrated to Dollar Bay, Michigan, United States in 1890 with her 2 children, Patrick Hogan (1886-1909) and Elizabeth Hogan (1888-1969). 

    The family that remained in Ireland resided in Clashawane and Clara. 

    Patrick Dunne was born circa 1812 and died in 1884; and Lucy Murray was born circa 1830 and also died in 1884.

    In the death notices for the children of Joseph Dunne and Elizabeth Walsh, it stated in each of them "a member of an old and well-known family."


    Sunday 1st August 2021, 12:49PM