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Draddy or Drady IR>MDorNY

Posted: 13 Mar 2000 6:44PM GMT
Edited: 17 Aug 2002 3:24PM GMT
I am looking for any info on the Draddy's. Family rumor is they entered US through MD as endentured servants and when their debt was paid settled in NY. I believe they settled in NY, NY. John would be the one from IR. He married Mary FLYNN. I know John was buried Calvary Cemetary (mulberrry st.)11/2/1870. Mary John had at least 2 children, Nora and Catherine b;3/8/1870 d;12/30/1939. John died shortly after Catherine (Kate) was born and the girls went to orphanages. St. Dominicks and Sparkhill home. Catherine married William Donahue. Any info on any of this would be so appreciated. have info on descendants of John I will share.


Susan Royce(drady) (View posts)
Posted: 6 Apr 2000 11:42AM GMT
my maiden name was drady, from my understanding through word of mouth is that the name drady is uncommon and most are related. my great grandfather was archibald drady and he had a brother william drady a sister isabel drady all born in halifax nova scotia.
their father's name was george drady and mother was mary. but not sure of her maiden name. I think they came to mass. in the late 1800's.


Steven (View posts)
Posted: 24 Apr 2000 8:51AM GMT

I have to agree with you that Draddy is an unusual name. I am interested in Michael Draddy (Dreaddy/Dreddy) from Fox Harbour, Newfoundland. I think he came from Ireland but possibly could have come from the US or even the Maritimes (ie Nova Scotia).

I would like to hear more about the Draddy's. My email is


Steven Tarkowski
Posted: 24 May 2000 11:37AM GMT
Edited: 6 Sep 2001 7:42PM GMT
Hi steve,
got your message and sorry so long to get back to you. My father's family on the drady side comes from Nova Scotia and Ireland.
Maybe there is a connection there for I've heard that sometimes the name was spelled Draddy. I do have information about some of the drady's in NS, can share with you Please get back to me when you can. Hopefully not as long as i took
Susan (Drady) Royce


Paula (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jun 2000 5:23AM GMT
I have Drady connections back to late
1700's in Nova Scotia. John(1790's)
to James to David (ca 1800-1855) to
George, my great grandfather who came
to Boston late 1800's. His son William
to my father Paul all in Boston. James
used both Drady and Draddy in one document
All Drady names I have found (including
ones in Australia) go back to County Cork.
If you think there is a connection, email
me at


Steve (View posts)
Posted: 22 Jun 2000 6:49AM GMT
Since I lasted replied I found a William Dreaddy born about 1831 and died 29 Jun 1906 in Newfoundland. Does this name make any connection in Nova Scotia? My email is .


Sheldon (View posts)
Posted: 24 Apr 2001 8:11PM GMT
Steve , I saw your message about the name Dreaddy, the name originated in Ireland , the Dreaddy's were one of the first families to settle in Fox Hr. Newfoundland. This is still where most of the family lives.

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Sonya Draddy- Gividen (View posts)
Posted: 14 Oct 2001 9:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am a Draddy . My father was Thomas William Draddy from North Carolina. he was born to William Joseph Draddy and Elsie Mitchell in 1944 I am searching for info on My Great Grand parent, anyone that can help please forward info to
Posted: 15 Oct 2001 10:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Oct 2001 11:25AM GMT
Hi susan, just going throught the drady family tree and I think we are related if you have rels in Ireland, my great, great, great grandfather was Owen Drady and came out on the clive convict boat to australia in 1832 hope to hear from you
regards michelle drady

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Posted: 14 Dec 2001 7:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi michelle,
I found out that my ggggrandfather did come from Ireland in the late 1700's. His name was John . And he had children and one of them was named George and he came with my great grandfather and his other children and wife to Boston. My grandfather's brother's name was william . Also, george had a brother and can't remmeber his name but i know he also came to the states. But i think he to california or down south. I do have some information but not on hand. if you get back to me i can try and get it to you either by mail or email.
Also, the story goes that when john went to ireland is was because he was stealing sheep. And, he brought with him a lady in waiting for the queen of england. I'm not sure of that this story is all that true.
Nice to hear from you. Also, i use this email address more often. It is
Susan Drady
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