For quite a few years now I have been trying to find more information on my paternal 3rd great-grandmother's ancestry.
Mary Mulloughny, in various records also spelt Moloughny or Moloughney, was born in Ireland, most likely County Tipperary.
In Dualla, near Cashel in County Tipperary in 1834, Mary married Cornelius Kelly.
If they followed the traditional Irish naming pattern, Mary's father's name may have been Edmond and mother Margaret.
|Mary Kelly nee Moloughney, my 3rd great-grandmother.|
|Mary's daughter Margaret "Alice" Kelly, my 2nd great-grandmother.|
Alice and her husband, John Morgan from Armagh, Northern Ireland, were licensees of the original Cross Keys Hotel in North Essendon, a suburb of Melbourne.
A fellow Moloughney family researcher, Nathaniel Miller and I have traded many jokes over the last few years about finding our families.
A few months back someone in one of the Facebook genealogy groups suggested a file that was created back in 2001 by a Bill Moloughney who had gone to Ireland to research that family's origins in Tipperary.
What a goldmine that was.
It didn't actually lead to finding my Mary's direct ancestors but it did list many of the Moloughneys in Tipperary, their immigration to Fallowfield, Ottawa and New Brunswick in Canada and to Syracuse, New York in the U.S.A.
Recent DNA matches in a couple of the different companies have shown that my Dad, me and my brother share DNA with several of the descendants of these Moloughneys who settled in Canada.
I have sent them messages, now waiting
impatiently for replies.