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I've obtained a record showing William Power marrying Mary Murray in Tramore in 1835.

I'm interested in hearing from anyone who lived in, or is familiar with Tramore. I'd particularly be interested in corresponding with any descendants of that couple.

Their daughter, Bridget, born in 1841, emigrated to Canada in 1872. There she married John Sullivan (from Clashmore) and they had three children: Mary Ellen who died young, John Patrick who died before marrying, and William Joseph, John Patrick's twin, born in 1877, who married Selena Parent. Their descendants now live in the vicinity of Detroit, Michigan; Boston, Massachusetts; and San Francisco, California.

Wayne Till

Tuesday 25th June 2013, 02:48PM

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  • Hi Wayne,

    Thank you very much for your message. I hope that someone with information on the town and the family makes a connection with you.

    In the meantime, here are some websites that you may find useful:

    Tramore Town:

    Waterford Library:

    The National Archives of Ireland

    The National Library of Ireland

    Family Search:

    Irish Times:

    Genealogy links:

    Ireland Gen Projects:

    Please be patient - as our programme has only begun to rollout across the island of Ireland and volunteers in some areas may not yet be organized.

    Kind regards,    

    Genealogy Support




    Emma Carty

    Tuesday 9th July 2013, 12:00PM
  • Hi, I just joined this site and came across your post.  My great grandfather was William Power he married Margaret Fitzgerald, (I don't have date but mid 1800s).  My grandmother's name was Margaret Power and she came to the US in 1903 alone to Michigan.  She had an uncle living here, Patrick Fitzgerald and a few years later a couple of her brothers came, a Richard Power and a Patrick Power.  Patrick was living in the Detroit area and died within a couple years of his arrival.  My great grandmother came here in about 1908, I think it was after her husband died because she died in Bay City Michigan in 1909, (I found an obit in an old newspaper, and it said her husband died a few years earlier.)  When they came to the US the last name was changed to Powers instead of Power, but on the ship manifests that I  have found the last name said Power.  I know there were some children, (I know of males) that were left in Ireland.  They lived in the Tremore Waterford area.  I don't know if this would help with any thing, but some family members came to the US to Bay City in 1980 for a visit.  There was a father, with his daughter and son but I don't remember their names.  I know the daughter would be in her 60s now and the son and father have since passed on but we have lost contact, since it was the father that we had contact with.

    I don't have a lot of information, but any help would be greatly appreciated.



    Saturday 19th October 2013, 05:42PM