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Pender, Murphy, Gorey Families

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Re: Pender, Murphy, Gorey Families

Posted: 1353797520000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gorey

I'm sort of replying to myself here, following up on my previous short message to you. I don't know what you know and don't know, so I don't know what I should tell you that would be helpful.

I made one mistake in my earlier reply to you. My ancestor Margaret Gorey (1836-1921) was not a daughter of William and Jane Gorey, but was a sister of William and was therefore a daughter of Bernard ("Barney") Gorey and Honora ("Anna") Connors.

A few years ago, I found the immigration record of the Gorey family. They sailed on the ship Hungarian, which arrived in the U.S. from Liverpool at the Castle Garden immigration center (New York City) on October 13, 1851. The family is listed as "Gurry," but we need to remember that the family was probably illiterate, and the immigration official probably wrote it down as it sounded to him. The family is listed as Barney (age 54), Honor (short for Honora)(age 50), Esther (age 16), Margaret (age 14), Jane (age 11), and Bernard (age 8).

I believe that their son William Gorey came to the U.S. earlier, and is the William Gorey (age 22) listed in the 1850 census for City of Newport, Herkimer County, NY, as a 22-year-old laborer born in Ireland and living in the household of Alpheus and "Glory" (hard to read) Spencer. William was actually about 33, but the Spencers may not have known how old he was when the census-taker came to the door.

Tom Pender
Northfield, MN, USA
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