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Michael Hickey and Catherine Tobin

My name  Kathryn canny and i manage my mothers DNA , Shirley Frances Fisher, Nee Delaney Gedmatch no DT5987563 mum's mother was Hanorah Hickey born in Australia .
Hanorah's father Thomas Hickey came out from Ireland in 1878 . and married Annie Hegarty in bendigo vic .
I have found Thomas parents from ordering he's marriage certificate, and they are Michael Hickey birth Unknown. maybe 1800
Mothers name is Catherine Tobin
DEATH Unknown.  married in 1830 in mullinahone   children are birth dates  are   Mary born 1833  ,Edumund 1835,  Margaret 1840,  Johanna 1842,   Patrick 1844, Honora 1846 or 1854?,John 1848,  Richard 1850,  Bridget 1852, Thomas 1856,   Michael  1858  .                 There is a story that where 15 children. there also could be catherine and Denis   ? 

and this are the baptism places

Baptism Place: Drangan, Tipperary, Ireland Residence Place: Moyne Parish Variants: Cloneen, Drangan and Cloneen Diocese: Cashel and Emly

Baptism Place: Callan, Kilkenny, Ireland Diocese: Ossory

have lots of DNA matches on Hickey's Tobin's Costello's and other names i cannot match.

would love any information that you might have

cheers kathy 


Kathryn canny

Friday 6th December 2019, 12:32PM

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  • Kathy:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland and located baptismal records for the three youngest children including Thomas. See below. The records for Drangan RC parish are not on Roots Ireland (Most parishes in the Diocese of Cashel and Emly are not on Roots). I then went to another subscription site   and they had records in Drangan as follows: Edmund 1835 Margaret 1840 Johanna 1842 John 1848 Richard 1850 Bridget 1852. There are gaps so it is possible there are more than the nine children I located. Michael and Catherine were married in Mullinahone in 1830 (see last record below)

    Roger McDonnell


    Name:Thomas HickeyDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:29-Nov-1856Address:AahanureParish/District:CALLANGender:MaleCountyCo. Kilkenny
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Michael HickeyMother:Catherine TobinOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Richard TobinSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Anne Murphy

    Name:Honor HickeyDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:06-May-1854Address:AhanureParish/District:CALLANGender:FemaleCountyCo. Kilkenny
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Michael HickeyMother:Catherine TobinOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:John PhelanSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Honor Tobin

    Name:Michael HickyDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:30-Dec-1858Address:AhaneureParish/District:CALLANGender:MaleCountyCo. Kilkenny
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Michael HickyMother:Catherine TobinOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Richard HickeySponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Anastatia Hickey

    First name(s)MichlLast nameHickeyAddressDranganMarriage year1830Marriage date15 Jun 1830ParishMullinahoneDioceseCashel and EmlySpouse's first name(s)CathSpouse's last nameTobinSpouse's addressBallydavid, MullCountyTipperaryCountryIrelandRepository

    National Library of Ireland register


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 6th December 2019, 07:03PM
  • Hi Roger 

    Thanks  you so much for  all that information and for connecting me , I got a bit excited now I can start looking in the right places , been going round and round in the Griffith land docs not getting anywhere. Was looking for Michael in the wrong place , have a few DNA matches and some of them could be he’s brothers and  sisters lots of work to do now 

    I Will let you know if I find anything else                              Cheers Kathy                            

    Kathryn canny

    Saturday 7th December 2019, 08:15PM
  • Hi,
    Could this be the maybe a Catherine? This one went to Sydney.
    TOBIN Catherine 1864 22 Monguahome ? Charles / Catherine xx Powerstown ? Cous = Ellen MARA , Sydney .
    Ship = Ocean Empress



    Monday 9th December 2019, 11:03AM
  • hi margot 

    thanks will check this out 

    cheers kathy

    Kathryn canny

    Tuesday 10th December 2019, 12:16PM
  • Good day:) I'm looking for Tobin researchers in Kilkenney,waterford, Tipperary , Cork and later Dubkin. The vast majority of Tobins derive from these areas. I have a Michael Tobin born ca 1836 who has been a brick wall for me. I'm told Michael left Ireland as a boy. He has at least one son James Buchanan Tobin born in Yorkville section of manhattan( upper east side) in 1862. I have not found any siblings, death certificates that can pin point Michael Tobin. He and his wife Mary Ellen Callahan are listed on James B's death certificate. Unfortunately, I have not been able to positively ID to my family the numerous Michael Tobin searches I have done . A cousin did a DNA test that showed Kilkenny as a likely birthplace. Look forward to hearing from you. Please post this message on the Boards for Tipperary,Waterford, Cork, and Dublin. Many thanks. Look forward to your replies.  









    Sunday 17th May 2020, 09:42PM