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I am looking for details of the marriage of Elisabeth Knox and William Buckley.  Elisabeth's death certificate of 11 November 1891 in Donald, Victoria, Australia has her marrying in Lusk in about 1834.  She was born in Walshestown around 1806-7 to James Knox and Margaret Duffy.  It would seem that they were Protestants, either Church of Ireland or Presbyterian is unclear.

Grateful if someone could point in the right direction to find out some more about them.

Thank you,



Friday 4th March 2016, 11:31AM

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  • John:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    The marriage was in 1833. See transcription from Roots Ireland below. Religion is not indicated on the record but Roots only has the RC and Church of Ireland records.

    Roger McDonnell

    Date of Marriage:27-Dec-1833
    Parish / District:LUSK
    County:Co. Dublin
    Husband WilliamBuckley
    Address:Wicklow, Bray
    Wife Elizabeth Knox

    Witness 1 ThomasBuckley
    Witness 2 ThomasKnox

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    Friday 4th March 2016, 04:15PM
  • Thank you Roger, that is wonderful.



    Saturday 5th March 2016, 02:28AM
  • Hi  Hope I'm not too late - only about 4 years later.  I would love to connect with John who asked about the Elizabeth Knox marriage.  I believe we may be related. 


    Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 06:14AM
  • Hi NanaAnna

    I am also related to William Buckley and Elizabeth Knox, through their son Allan Knox Buckley, who emigrated to Australia as a 17 year old in 1866. The earlier enquiry on this website was from John, who is my second cousin.

    I'd love to hear from you.


    Monday 3rd August 2020, 07:38AM
  • Hello Paula.  Great to hear from you.  I apologise for the delay.  Ive delayed replying till I have time to try to explain my Walshestown Knox connection.  But I feel Ive left the reply too long so I'm dropping this note to you and hopefully I'll get back to this later this morning. Anne







    Sunday 9th August 2020, 12:28AM
  • Hi Paula

    I’m Anne Mackay and I live in Brisbane.

    My grandparents Robert Fraser and Alice Smith arrived in Australia in 1913.  Alice (born Victoria Alice Maud Smith) was the youngest of three girls born to Elizabeth Cloney. Elizabeth’s mother was Margaret Knox of Walshestown born in 1815. Beyond Margaret I haven’t official documents to prove the actual family connections. Margaret married John Cloney, born in the Lusk Parish/District who became a shopkeeper and Clerk of Court in Swords. John Cloney’s parents I believe were Richard Cloney (spelt Clooney sometimes) and Ann(e) Knox.

    The story that my mother had through other descendants of Margaret Knox who have remained in Ireland was that there was a James Knox born in the mid 1700s.  He had two sons (possibly other children as well) who were James and Thomas. It is said that Margaret Knox was a daughter of James Knox and I think probably a younger sister of your Elizabeth Knox. 

    I understand that he mother of John Cloney was Ann Knox, daughter of Thomas. 

    So It looks like my great great grandmother Margaret Knox was a granddaughter of the 1750(ish) James Knox while her husband John Cloney, my great great grandfather, was a great grandson of the 1750(ish) James Knox. 

    I hope that makes sense to you. 

    However the crux of the matter is I think my great great grandmother Margaret Knox was the sister of Elizabeth Knox whose son, Alan Knox Buckley, according to your story, arrived in Australia in 1866. 

    Do you have any documents relating to the family?  I found one document that relates to land in Walshestown that had been owned (or had been tenanted) by James and Thomas Knox.  I’ll attach that for you.  The document itself I didn’t quite understand but it does show that a James (not sure which generation) and Thomas using land in Walshestown which rather thrilled me when I found it. 

    I also found in some website that I can’t seem to find again a beautiful tombstone inscription for the wife of Thomas Knox.  I’ll attach that too as although your relationship may not be as close as mine to Thomas, it is such a beautiful one I think everyone must be touched by it. 

    I’m looking forward to hearing from you again.



    Sunday 9th August 2020, 02:14AM

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