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Looking for any information on Mary Ellen NOONAN/NUNAN  born Newmarket September 1854 parents William Noonan/Nunan and Mary née SHEA.  Mary migrated to Queensland, Australia in 1875 possibly with her sister Bridget. She married George Evans from co Kerry in 1882 and died in Brisbane, Qld in 1933. Mary also had a brother William, b. Newmarket 1852.  Any help regarding this family would be much appreciated.

Rose Owens

Rose

Thursday 5th November 2020, 10:52PM

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    Greetings Rose to IrelandXO

     

    I have looked at your above query with interest.  I found the following for you.

     

    Wedding Certificate:   William Noonan from Castlemagner Co Cork married Mary Shea on 18 Feburary 1844. Witnesses were Daniel Shea and Edmond Cushin.

     Birth Certificate:  Mary Noonan was born to William Noonan Newmarket Co Cork and Mary Shea on 16 September 1854.  Sponsors were John Connors and Mary Connors.

    [See certs attached]

    Also see attached a Nunan family in the 1901 Census 

     

    Hope this is helpful to you.

     

    Kind regards

     

    Phyl 

     

    Clonpriest

    Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 07:57PM

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    Hello Phyl, thank you so much for this information. I have the correct birth date for Mary Noonan/ Nunan. Her brother William was born 1852 also in Newmarket . That could well be him in the 1901 Census. Although this states that he was 44 years old they did not always give their correct ages. My information says that Mary came from Newmarket. Where is that in relation to Castlemagna ? Are they both in the same Parish? It could be my William and Mary.

    Rose

     

     

     

     

    Rose

    Thursday 3rd December 2020, 07:46AM
  • Hi Rose,

     

    Lovely to hear from you.  I have attached a map of both townlands and yes they are quite close - only takes approx 20 minutes to get from one to the other.
    Transport back then would only have been by foot, bicycle, pony and trap so its quite possible they are yours.  
    Also remember people would not know for sure their correct birth date and would only give approximate one - take a look at the 1901 Census and alot of [most] people could not read/write.
    Are you in Australia - if so enjoy the lovely weather - it hit 0 here last night.
    Take care and stay safe
    Phyl 

    Clonpriest

    Friday 4th December 2020, 01:44PM

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    Back again -  found it!  

    Clonpriest

    Friday 4th December 2020, 03:46PM

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  • Thank you for that Phyl. I will take your advice on board. I have been lucky enough to have visited Newmarket on several occasions and hope to do so again. Can't help but love your country but would much rather be here in Queensland while you shiver in your zero degrees. Actuall today here is 42C - very warm but tolerable. I often wonder how  my ancestors, like Mary Noonan, who  came from all over Ireland survived the heat the 1800's - no airconditioning back then !!.

    Cheers,

    Rose

    Rose

    Saturday 5th December 2020, 05:04AM
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    Seasons Greetings Rose,

    0 degree here last night - you would def be wearing the woolies! Hopefully you will get back again in the not too distant future. 42 degrees - can only dream of that number!
    If I can be of any more help give me a shout.
    Take care and stay safe.
    Phyl  xxx

    Clonpriest

    Tuesday 8th December 2020, 02:20PM