Category Archives: Sinnott

Finding Michael Sinnott

I have asked my sister to write the following article about her great detective work in finding out what happened to Michael Sinnott, who was said to have changed his name to avoid the law. “Rediscovering someone who’d changed his … Continue reading

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Pioneer women – Jane Roche

Pioneer women – Jane Roche (Mrs Thomas Sinnott) Jane Roche, the daughter of William Roche and Mary Brennan, was born in County Wexford, Ireland.  She married Thomas Sinnott in the early 1830s and they had three children, Bridget, Patrick and … Continue reading

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Pioneer Women – Two sisters dreaming

Pioneer women – Ann Leddin (Mrs William Sinnott) I spent a very pleasant evening listening to a performance by Marcia Howard and Rose Bygrave.  Marcia sang her song “Two sisters dreaming” which is in honour of her great grandmother, Mary … Continue reading

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Father Michael Shalloe

Father Michael Shalloe was the Parish Priest for 21 years at St Paul the Hermit, Roman Catholic Church, Sheenboro, Quebec, Canada.  Sheenboro is in a remote area on the border of Quebec and Ontario; these two counties are separated by … Continue reading

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Killed, injured and accidents

When I first thought that I would write this article I was unaware of how many persons from the various branches of my large family tree had met with accidents resulting in injuries or death until my sister and I … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I was feeling disappointed that yet again that I was promised photos and information from a newly connected relative that never materialized when I saw a ‘current affairs’ program highlighting a woman’s book, “365 Days of Grateful” which reminded me … Continue reading

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Annie Horberg

Annie Horberg. Mostly the research into my ancestry has been as expected, with labourers and farmers the common occupation.  But occasionally a story is discovered that is out of the ordinary.  Such is the story of Annie Hörberg. Annie is … Continue reading

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