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HOURIHANE family in Wigan

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HOURIHANE family in Wigan

Posted: 23 Sep 2006 12:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm researching my mother's Irish roots. John and Alice or Ellen HOURIHANE left Cork by 1851 with children Patrick, Mary, Ann, Rose, John, Michael and Margaret all born in Ireland between 1834 and 1848. The girls all married in Wigan and became Mary Kennedy, Ann Glennon, Rose Green and Margaret Farrimond. The youngest, Margaret was my gr gr grandmother. I've searched half of the west cork Catholic parishes and had no luck. Has anyone else come accross this family.

By 1871 they have changed the family name to HORAN which was a common name from Mayo in the Lancashire coalfields at this time.

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