Author Archives: Eileen Walsh

Walsh & Wall in Voters Lists & Directories

1835 Voter’s List
Source: Newfoundland GenWeb
Conception Bay North – Brigus District North Point of Turk’s Gut to McGrath’s House on the South Side of Holy Rood

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Walsh in Come Ashore

Walsh in Come Ashore to Holyrood
When Mary Veitch was gathering information for her book she asked members of all the old families in Holyrood to tell what they knew about their family histories. I’m sure that everyone tried their best to help her out, but even in the 1980’s much knowledge of old family connections […..]

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Walsh, Patrick and Margaret Ryan (1823/24)

I’ve been trying to connect the Holyrood Walsh clans and PATRICK WALSH and MARGARET RYAN are of great interest, being one of the earliest couples in Holyrood that I have information on. Please bear in mind that the family group I’ve developed here is based on (?educated) guesswork and should not be taken as fact […..]

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Walsh, Richard b: Feb 7 1867

This Richard Walsh seems a likely candidate as the second son of THOMAS WALSH AND MARY TAPLAN But who was his wife ALICE????

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Walsh, Mary Ellen m. James Aloyius Taylor

See Richard Walsh and Margaret Taplin in Walsh tree.
The following information was posted in a Family Tree at (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), a fabulous and free genealogy resource that has a remarkably large amount of information of interest to Newfoundland researchers.

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Walsh, Richard & Margaret Furey m. Oct 1827

The Walsh Marriage Index at RootsWeb has a page of marriages and baptisms for WALSHs taken from the Harbour Grace RC records. There is a listing for a RICHARD WALSH and MARGARET FUREY, married on Oct 16 1827, item number 64.

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Shea – Pouch Cove – Sharon Lewison

See also Shea Records

A1 Mr SHEA b Ireland Co Waterford 1740/50s died circa 1780 m unknown date unknown
Oral history says they planned to go to American colonies. Mr SHEA died before the journey. Mrs SHEA made the voyage with 5 children giving birth to a 6th child on […..]

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The Kieley families in Holyrood most likely belong to a single clan but I haven’t been able to make concrete family associations based on current information. It is difficult to connect the later generations to each other, or to know for sure who their immediate ancestors might be. Clarification would be most appreciated!

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posted on by AnnaMacdonald96 1 Oct 1999 4:00AM DUGGAN, Thomas m. WALSH Margaret
DUGGAN, Thomas m. WALSH, Margaret (17 November 1908)
Classification: Deed
Surnames: Duggan, Walsh
The Evening Mail (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Tuesday, 17 November 1908, p. 10, col. 2:
The Rev. Rector of St. Mary’s cathedral, Dr. FOLEY, officiated at the marriage therein, at half-past seven o’clock this […..]

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Harbour Main Area Surnames 1750 & 1755

Names in Harbour Main in 1750
“In September of 1750 Lawrence Kneeves of County Kilkenny was tried and convicted of the murder of John Kelly which was alleged to have happened in Harbour Main on the 26th of July of the same year.
“Among those who gave evidence or whose names appear in that evidence were – […..]

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Penney Country Path & Salmonier Line

The Penney’s of Country Path and Salmonier Line of Holyrood.

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Sheela-na-Gruia, Julliana, Johanna, Jude etc

Sheela-na-Guira is a corruption of Sheela Ny Oara ; the lady in question was
daughter of the head of the Connaught O’Garas, and a celebrated beauty in whose
honour the fine Irish air called after her was composed,

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Antiquities of Ullard, County Kilkenny

WE have left our carriages on what was once called ” The Street of Ullard ” ; houses lined the road where not one now remains ; a colony of Welshmen are reported to have settled here, and after many years’ residence to have emigrated to Newfoundland.

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Mullowney Harbour Main

William Mullowney is listed in the Plantation Books of 1805-6 as having a room in Harbour Main (pg 46 #306) since 1806; ‘In consequence of lying void for upwards of 60 years or more.’ This room is on the waterside and has no buildings. His immediate neighbours are James Wall (south) and Thomas Hickey (north).

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John Mackey & Bridget Dwyer

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