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My 3rd great grandparents John Woodlock and Mary Dwyer were married Novembet 22, 1824 at Gorton Hall Gortnahoe. Witnesses to the marriage were John Ryan and Bridget Downy. 
Their first born was William David Woodlock born October 6, 1825 in Manchester England (my great great grandfather). Followed by 3 girls Nancy Woodlock was baptised June 22,1828 at Gortnahoe. Mary Woodlock was baptisedJuly 19, 1830 at Gortnahoe. Bridget Woodlock was baptised January 31, 1832. All three girls died by 1833. John migrated to Nova Scotia Canada in 1832 and Mary in 1833 with son William David Woodlock. 
I do not know any of John Woodlock's nor Mary Dwyer's siblings or parents or where exactly they were from in Tipperary. 
John and Mary's births were circa 1801 based on age at time of death. 






Dorri W

Monday 8th February 2021, 02:20AM

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  • Dorri,

    Gortnahoe is in north Tipperary, only a few kilometres from Urlingford. The parish records date from 1805. I couldn't locate Gortnahoe on (subscription site) but the parish registers are at this link: You may find something there (if you have time to look!!).

    Best wishes, Kieran

    Kieran Jordan, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 8th February 2021, 05:58PM
  • Kieran thank you for the link. I went through the registers when they first came on line. I will go through them again in the event I missed something. 
    Thanks again. 






    Dorri W

    Tuesday 9th February 2021, 12:06AM

    Dorri,  I am also researching my Woodlock relatives.  My 2 nd gt grandfather was Daniel Woodlock, Ben 1839 in Moycarky, Thurles, Tipperary. He had a brother John born 1837, died 1900 in New Jersey.US.  My grandfather's mother was Mary Ryan (1807-1893). The dates don't line up but several names do, and the area is fairly close to Thurles 16 kilometers; to Moykarky 16 k; 11 K to Moyne.  I have 3 other cousins (3rds and 4 th) who are also researching the Woodlock clan. My great grandmother wS Margaret Woodlock.  My mother told great stories about her.  My regular e mail address is >< fib you'd like to contact me more directly.  I'm just learning how to navigate on Ireland XO. 

    Please stay in touch!

    Kavita Augustine. Aka. Geraldine O'Connell

    Gerry O’Connell

    Tuesday 19th October 2021, 01:35PM