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does anybody know this family

Barry O Rourke (View posts)
Posted: 924004800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: O Rourke, Larkin
William O Rourke County Tyrone married Katherine Larkin
County Cavan in Greenock Scotland approx 1890
7 children William Elizabeth Katherine Delia Daniel
twin girls died young.Elizabeth called Betty migrated
Vancouver 1920s the others with the parents migrated
Australia same period.
Posted: 933422400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993236183000
Surnames: O'Rourke
I am researching my mother's family. Have traced back to Michael O'Rourke, b. about 1800, married Mary Campbell on April 22, 1834 in Killygonlan, County Tyrone. Michael and Mary emigrated to Oneida County, New York. He died August 2, 1888 in Camden, NY. The family was from the Townland of Elagh, not too far from Cookstown, on the west side of Lough Neagh. There are not a great number of O'Rourkes in County Tyrone. Is it possible there might be a connection?

Australian O'Rourke

Leslie Auckett (View posts)
Posted: 954849600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: O'Rourke
My gggg gran was Elizabeth O'Rourke.
She is supposedly born 1814 ireland (yet to confirm and parents unknw.) She resided in Dapto NSW Australia and died 1913 Dapto.
1850 she married Thomas Clifford in Dapto NSW. They had 10 children,Thomas, William, bridget, Cornelious, patrick, Abraham,Joseph, edward, Joseph and a daughter Jane Clifford whom was born 1851 Dapto and she married Martin Mc Carthy 1876 in Bega NSW. They had a daughter named Elizabeth Mc carthy among others but Elizabeth married Martin engleman and had a daughter Alice Cecelia whom married Bead herbert hackett whom had a son Lindsey hackett my grandfather who died late last year.
if this is the same lineage I can supply further info for you. If you could assist me with elizabeth's parentage confirmation that would be terriffic.
Kind Regards leslie

Elizabeth O'rourke

Posted: 983707200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 994288472000
Leslie Auckett
I'm Also A Descendant of Thomas & Elizabeth Clifford (Nee O’Rourke)
Have Some information live near where Thomas Elizabeth, & Bridget Rourke are buried, love to hear from you. I am a descendant of Catherine Agnes McCarthy, and beleive it or not have been trying to work out the Engelman branch, so some ot the connections may not be accurate. I live at Dapto
contact me!!!!!!!

O'Rourkes in Australua

Posted: 990446400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993918152000
Surnames: O'Rourke
My O'Rourke ancestors emigrated from Ireland ( probably Tipperary) to Australia. So many of the first names you mention are familiar but I don't know enough about a connection. My gggrandfather Thomas O'Rourke married Margaret Divan. I don't know much about any of their children except for Cornelius my ggrandfather. Cornelius ( born 1858 Roscrea Tipperary )married Catherine Hanrahan in Maryborough Qld 1879. Cornelius and Catherine had 10 children - Thomas, John, Mary, Ellen, Margaret, Catherine, Johanna, Jane, Teresa and Cornelius. The youngest of their children, Cornelius is my grandfather. My father is Patrick Cornelius. I have been told that Patrick and Cornelius are names repeatedly used within the family. As you also have a Thomas in your family, there may be a link. Dad thinks that most of the o'Rourked emigrated to America when his ancestors came to Australia. Hope you see a connection.


Thomas O'Rourke (View posts)
Posted: 991656000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: O'Rourke
Hi Catherine

My ggg grandfather was John Rourke b 1828 Ireland, married Mary Toole in Sydney 1857. I was just looking at your posting on the board and I couldn't help but see the similarities in the childrens names.

John Joseph
Thomas James
1 male deceased.

These details were taken from Thomas James' birth certificate, so it is possible that more children came from this marriage.
All of these children above, were known as O'Rourke.
I don't think there is any connection, but I just saw the similarities in the names and thought it odd.


Re: Elizabeth O'rourke

Posted: 1266636097000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clifford O'Rourke
I am a descendant of Thomas Clifford and Elizabeth O'Rourke through their son Patrick Clifford (married Annie Maria Denniss). I'm aware you post is quite old, but it you are still interested you could contact me at

Re: Australian O'Rourke

Posted: 1312959767000
Classification: Query
Hello. I am a decendant of Thomas Clifford of Dapto

Re: Australian O'Rourke

Posted: 1526105871000
Classification: Query
Surnames: O'Rourke
Hello I am descendant of James O'Rourke B 1802 in Tipperary County Kildare D 1876 & Eliza Slate B 1811 in Dublin Ireland D 1875. They had 10 children.

Please let me know if there is a connection.

James has 4 brothers John, Thomas, David and Christopher.

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