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I am researching my great grandmother Mary Macken (or Mackin), who was born in Ballynacargy about 1865. Her parents were William Macken (or Mackin) and Margaret Rea (or Wray or Ray), farmers from Slane Beg township. She had six sisters Elizabeth (born 1867), Frances (1869), Margaret (1874), Bridget (1876), Martha (1881), Kathleen (1886) and four brothers Patrick (1863), James (1870), Joseph (1872) and William (1879). Bridget, William, Martha and Kathleen were born in Slane Beg, the other children in Ballynacargy.

Sometime before 1889, Mary and her sister Elizabeth were sent to Argentina. They appear to have been unaccompanied and travelled “bound to the captain”. Both sisters married, raised families and died in Argentina. It is believed that two of the other sisters (Margaret and Bridget) were similarly sent to the USA. William and Kathleen also emigrated to the USA.

Any information on the Macken/Rea family would be of great interest. I am also interested in the circumstances around the emigration of the girls (why, how, when).

barcis

Sunday 7th February 2021, 11:51AM

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  • I have notified a local volunteer of your request for further information. 

    Warm regards, Denise, IrelandXO

    Denise

    Tuesday 25th May 2021, 08:49PM
  • Hi Denise

    Many thanks for this. I will be really appreciative if your volunteer can provide any further information.

    Regards

    Adrian Barclay 

    barcis

    Wednesday 26th May 2021, 08:04AM
  • Hello... I cant help to read this post, I am from Argentina, and I have looking for Mary and Elizabeth on the church records... I have found a Maria Mackin and a Elisa Mackin in the provice of Santa Fe...

    In fact I found the church marriage of Elisa Macken 22 of november of 1890 with Patricio ( Patrick) Whitty... I will try to download all the records available in FAmilySearch

     is there any email of yours to send it to you? 

     

    Kind regards

     

    Diana

     

     

     

    Thursday 3rd June 2021, 05:21AM

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  • hello... it´s me again.. I found the marrige record of maria Mcken..she married in Buenos Aires, and it seems that she went to the same city and province of her sister... here you have the marriage record

     

     

     

    Regards

     

    Diana

     

    Thursday 3rd June 2021, 05:47AM

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  • Hi Diana,

    Thanks for the information.

    You don't say if you have a relationship to the Macken family. If you are interested in the family, I am happy to share my research with you.

    You can contact me on: barclay1312@yahoo.co.uk 

    Adrian

    barcis

    Thursday 3rd June 2021, 09:07AM
  • Hello, Adrian! No, I don´t have relationship with your family, I was just readig all the posts last night, and when I saw yours, I wanted to help you, that´s all

    My 4 great grandparents, came to Argentina, and I´m doing my family tree..my 4 surnames are: Higgins,Barrett,Farrell,Brennan and all of them are from Ballymahon, Ballymore, Granard,Mullingar etc...

     

    If you need my help to translate or search something for you, I will do it, you just ask. We are all helping each other

     

    my email is: diana.ohiggins@gmail.com 

     

     

    Thursday 3rd June 2021, 03:27PM
  • Hi Diana,

    Your help was really appreciated. If there is anything I can help you with in your research then please let me know.

    The thing I am really struggling with is finding any immigration records for my ancestors arrival in Argentina. Do you know of or have access to any sources?

    Adrian

    barcis

    Friday 4th June 2021, 09:12AM
  • Hi Adrian:

     

    Very kind of you, I will ask you for help if I need it, given time, thank you

     

    About passengers lists, and arrivals to Buenos Aires, we ourselves are strugling with that, it is not the same as in the USA, there are lots of papers losted, I don´t even know how my ancestors entered here, The most common website we used as irish settlers are this one,  I´ve looked at the lists, but I couldn´t find your ancestors

     

    https://www.irlandeses.org/paxlist22.htm

     

     

    Regards

     

    Diana

     

     

    Friday 4th June 2021, 03:59PM
  • Hi Adrian:

     

    Very kind of you, I will ask you for help if I need it, given time, thank you

     

    About passengers lists, and arrivals to Buenos Aires, we ourselves are strugling with that, it is not the same as in the USA, there are lots of papers losted, I don´t even know how my ancestors entered here, The most common website we used as irish settlers are this one,  I´ve looked at the lists, but I couldn´t find your ancestors

     

    https://www.irlandeses.org/paxlist22.htm

     

     

    Regards

     

    Diana

     

     

    Friday 4th June 2021, 03:59PM