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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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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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John Leddin

John Leddin was the son of Michael Leddin and Mary Condon and is related to me via his mother and possibly his father as well. Port Fairy Gazette – October 5 1931.  Obituary. Mr Jack Leddin, Aged 64. Considerable regret … Continue reading

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Aunts Bea and Mag, and Kate.

I loved the tales Mum told me about her Aunts Bea, Mag and Kate. The sisters were actually my mother’s grandmother, Mary Alice’s sisters.  Their maiden name was Devereux and they were born in the Port Fairy, Vic. district. Christened … Continue reading

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