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Fairfield / Donovan in Wicklow, Ireland, 1800s - 1840s

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Re: Fairfield / Donovan in Wicklow, Ireland, 1800s - 1840s

Posted: 3 Apr 2012 6:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fairfield / Donovan in Wicklow, Ireland, 1800s-1840s
Hi Veronica,

Are you a member of I have a public tree on Ancestry called the Calder-Bennett Family tree. You will be able to see Bridget Fairfield's children in Australia there. Yes, we do share the same ggg grandmother, Ellen Donovan. I have an ancestry contact who, like you, is descended from Ellen Fairfield, b. 1842. He is also keen to hear from you. We've both reached a brick wall with Ellen Donovan and James Fairfield. Do you know anything about James Fairfield of Wicklow? I joined rootsireland about a year ago and worked out from the baptism certificates of all the Fairfield children born to Ellen and James that Ellen snr must have been a Donovan because the witnesses were just about all Donovans, including an Ellen Donovan. Then my contact asked a friend in Ireland to check the parish records and there it was! I also think that James and Ellen Fairfield snr lived or worked apart in or near Avoca (from the information on Griffith's Valuation). I would be over the moon if you knew anything more about James and Ellen and would like to share it with me. Do you by any chance have a picture of your Ellen? Unfortunately I don't have one of Bridget but from what I've heard, both sisters were beautiful. I am very interested in both the Donovans and the Fairfields and would like to trace them back as far as possible. I have left them for about a year because of the brick wall so I'm glad that you've come online. Perhaps together we can find out more about the Fairfields and Donovans of Avoca.

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