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Margaret O'Keefe, 1854 Kilkenny

Margaret O'Keefe, 1854 Kilkenny

Posted: 1401243264000
Classification: Query
Surnames: O'Keefe
My great-grandmother was born in Kilkenny in 1854 and came to Australia (year unknown) where she married Andrew Moanson in Queensland 8th Feb. 1879. I am looking for evidence of Margaret's birth and family members and when she left for Australia. any help would be much appreciated.
Mark Paten

Re: Margaret O'Keefe, 1854 Kilkenny

Posted: 1402464722000
Classification: Query
Baptisms and marriages on

O'Keeffe is how the name was spelt in 1854 Griffith Valuations:

Rev. Matthew O'Keeffe, Parish of Callan, townland Callan S. Poor Law Union of Callan
tenant of Viscount Clifden

#40 land 1 acre 1 rood 18 perches

#9 West St. house, outbuildings and garden 0.1.18 in Town of Callan,tenant of James Corr

Rev. Robert O'Keeffe, Parish of St. Patrick, Townland Smithsland North, Poor Law Union Kilkenny
tenant of James Downey (representatives of the late)

#1 land 8.1.16 (where does he live, property has no house, no church manse close by?)

James Keeffe, Parish of St. Patrick, Townland Smithsland North, PLU Kilkenny
tenant of David Murphy

9a house and garden 0.0.10

Margaret's children should reflect her father's name, usually 2nd. son

You could try for free records for passenger ships to Auz. but there aren't a lot.
There are several Auzzie websites for passenger lists. There would be no records from the Ireland end. There maybe records but not transcribed. A hint would be to look for ships from Liverpool as ships left there then stopped along the irish coast and picked up passengers so records show only the departure city of Liverpool. Ancestry has the best records for passengers. If born in 1854 she would of been 25 at marriage, well able to travel alone. She may have gone to Auz as an orphan or with her parents or for employment and to make a new life.

The current telephone book for Kilkenny shows 13 O'Keefe, 1 in Clifden and 4 in the Kilkenny area
also 60 O'Keeffe, 2 in Callan and 19 in the area of Kilkenny. + county can sometimes have good information, and have gravestone pictures also have gravestone pictures

Annette Code

Re: Margaret O'Keefe, 1854 Kilkenny

Posted: 1402467396000
Classification: Query
Hi Annette
Many thanks for your reply. Margaret had only 1 son.. Francis Frederick George Mo(a)nson born 1883 & died 1952.
Your information has given me several leads so I will follow up on them...wish me luck !

Re: Margaret O'Keefe, 1854 Kilkenny

Posted: 1402488990000
Classification: Query
Good luck. Annette
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