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Looking for information on Stephen Ballinger b. abt 1804 Ruan-Dystart.

He arrives in Australia in 1867 we know that he was already married when he arrived to Ellen Fitzgerald, their children were

1. Mary b. abt 1842 m  Thomas, Reidy 1871 (not sure if she arrived in Aust or stayed in Ireland)

2. John Henry b.1844

3. Ellen b.1846 (?died young)

4. Thomas b. abt 1850

All child born in Ruan-Dystart area...

Trying to find any info on his sibs in Ireland, Parents and so on...





Friday 30th Jul 2021, 01:44PM

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  • Fran:

    The baptismal records for Ruan/Dysart RC parish start in August 1845 so it is unlikely that records for Stephen Ballinger and Ellen Fitzgerald exist.

    I searched the subscription site FindMyPast and found the baptismal record for Ellen on September 16 1846 in Ruan/Dysart. There was no record for Thomas so I searched the parish register for 1848-1850 and did not see his record.

    I searched the 1855 Griffiths Valuation head of household records for Ruan civil parish and located a Martin Ballinger living in Moyree Commons townland.   The surname Ballinger is rare so I assume Martin is related to Stephen.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 30th Jul 2021, 04:18PM

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