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allannah wooloughan
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 12:16 pm:   

I need help find information on the Dempsey family please. Catherine Dempsey m W B Mitchell 1871 W Maitland. Catherine's parents were Stephen and Maria nee Manser/Mawsfield variants married 1820s. They lived at Murray's Run. Has anyone done a list of who was there when? Any help greatly appreciated.
Julie Wolloghan
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 2:32 pm:   

Allannah, my surname is Wolloghan, prounced most probably like yours. Did your family originate in Wicklow, Ireland?

Its an unusual name and would like to know more.
Posted on Monday, March 01, 2004 - 10:40 am:   

Hi Julie,
A friend found this information for us re Wooloughan:
I have carried out indepth research on the origins of the Wooloughan (O' hUallacain in Irish) clan who were a branch of the powerful O'Kelly and O'Madden clans in East Galway,
where they were Kings of Silanchia, and area lying between Ballinasloe and Portumna. One of their strongholds, Cloghan Castle, is still inhabited near Banagher, Co Offaly on the
Shannon River. I brought John down to visit there last year and also another old ruined family manor at Cogran nearby.
This is a quick overview of a very proud ancient Celtic heritage of the O'hUallachain Clan which you can pass on.

Good to chat again
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 2:26 pm:   

I have found that Stephen DEMPSEY died March 1851, buried RC Wollombi. An inquest was held. How do I access inquest records for this timeframe please? Are there any newspapers around for 1851 which may have covered this item of news?
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 6:05 pm:   

Should be March 1852, sorry. I have looked up 'Maitland' newspaper - not mentioned.
Roy Andrews
Posted on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 7:59 am:   

Newspaper Indexes for Family History Researchers at:
is a good source as well for Newspaper extracts
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 10:00 pm:   

I am looking for information about the following families from around Singleton in 1850s or thereabouts
Roeth - and every kind of variation of the name you can imagine, Reid, Rote, Reith etc etc. Also Charlotte Taylor who married George Reid (Roeth etc). But later on Susannah Reid (Roeth or whatever) about 1880s & 1890s, daughter of the above. I am sure she had my illegitimate grandmother to Robert Elias Obee Peisley, so any information about him would be most welcome.

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