I am trying to trace any Irish based information, records or family connections on my 2nd great grandfather Patrick Boland prior to his emigrating to Port Phillip (Melbourne) Australia with his brother Thomas on the "Diamond" which departed Cork Harbour in July 1841 and arrived in November 1841.
His parents were Rodger (Rody) and Mary (Dunne) Boland who spent some of their latter life living in the United States around 1850 and who may have returned to Templederry, Co Tipperary by 1853.
Patrick was born about 1825 at Latteragh and possibly spent his years in the Latteragh area before emigrating.
His siblings were Thomas (migrated to Australia 1841), Matthew (lived in Co Tipperary), Ann (migrated to Australia 1850), Michael (migrated to Australia 1850) , Judy (possibly lived in Co Tipperary), Jerry (possibly lived in Co Tipperary), Mary (migrated to the US 1851), John (possibly lived in Co Tipperary), Rodger (possibly lived in Co Tipperary) and Bridget (migrated to the US in 1844).
Patrick married Alice O'Brien (Co Clare) in Melbourne in June 1848.
Regards, Roderick Boland