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Haffey, Hafee, Hafey, Hoeffer, Haughey, Fitzgerald, PEI, St. John's, Boston

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Haffey, Hafee, Hafey, Hoeffer, Haughey, Fitzgerald, PEI, St. John's, Boston

Posted: 14 Oct 2005 8:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking for any connections to the above stated surnames from St. John's area in early 1800's.
John Hafey served as Captain aboard the ship named 'Avalon' in the mid 1800's. The ship was registered out of St. John's. He was likely born in Ireland, emigrating early in the 1800's. He married a woman by the name of Hanna and they had at least one daughter, Mary born at Newfoundland in the 1830's. Mary married a Michael Fitzgerald, born in Ireland about 1815. Michael was likely from Bruff and his father was possibly another Michael Fitzgerald of Bruff, Limerick Ireland. Young Michael may have had at least two brothers, James and Thomas who at some point emigrated to the US. Michael went instead to Canada, first to Newfoundland then later to Prince Edward Island. He and his wife Mary Haffey settled at lot 39 on PEI in the latter half of the 1800's and raised a family there. Several of the Fitzgerald children raised at lot39 on PEI later emigrated at the turn of the century to Boston MA, where they had relatives living in Boston's Back bay, specifically in the area of Scotia Street near what is now the Christian Science center in Boston.
If you recognize any connection to these PEI/Newfoundland/Limerick families please contact me at
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cfh95 14 Oct 2005 2:09PM GMT 
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