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Trying to trace my 4 x G Greatfather Patrick Hargedan/Harrigan


I am trying to trace an ancestor who was tried and sentenced in December 1806 in Castlebar courthouse.

Depending on the documents I can find in Australia his name is either Patrick Harrigan or Patrick Hargedon or Patrick Hargedan or Patrick Haddigaddy  or Patrick Harrigham  he was born between 1780 and 1788.  I believe a relative probably his father or uncle was Edward Hargedan.  Patrick/Edward were from Foxford

He was sentenced to transportation for life to New South Wales Australia arriving in 1807 on the “Duke of Portland”

I am wondering if you know of any records still in existence  and is there any way I can have access to them.

Patrick was the son-in-law of James Ruse a First Fleeter and also credited with being the first farmer in NSW.

Any information or guidance in trying to trace Patrick would be appreciated


Margaret McLenna


You reply to this email would be most appreciated.


Sunday 23rd August 2015, 05:54AM

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  • Hi Maggie

    This is the only birth/baptism record of Patrick Harrigan or surname variants 1784 + - 5 years on 

    Patrick Harrogan Date of Birth:

    Date of Baptism:14-Mar-1780Address:
    Parish/District:ST. MARY'SGender:UnknownCountyCo. Limerick

    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:John HarroganMother:Ellen Duggan

    There was no record for the other surnames you listed.




    Sunday 23rd August 2015, 10:54PM