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Research of the BREEN name

Research of the BREEN name

Daniel Breen (View posts)
Posted: 10 Nov 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BREEN, GORMAN
Requesting any info and John Breen from Wexford, Ireland. Immigrated to St. John's Newfoundland circa 1800. Married Maria Gorman in St. John's circa 1825. Had the following children:
JOHN BREEN 07 FEB 1829 (great grandfather)
ELIZABETH BREEN 02 JUN 1831
MARY BREEN 1833
PETER BREEN 12 JUL 1835
MARIA BREEN 16 AUG 1840
ANNE BREEN 12 JUL 1846
MARGARET BREEN 27 NOV 1852
EDWARD ??

I have extensive information on the descendants of John Breen but nothing on John's parents or Maria Gorman. Looking forward to hearing from someone. Dan
Breen.

Re: Research of the BREEN name

Posted: 31 Aug 2001 9:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Sep 2002 7:52PM GMT
Hi there!

One of my ancestors, last name Skelly married a Thomas Breen. The Breen family emigrated from Westmeath, Ireland, to St. Columban, Quebec, Canada. I have much more information including obits. Let me know if this rings a bell.

Regards,

Kelley

Re: Research of the BREEN name

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 5:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Breen, Sevek
My grandmother's maiden name is Dorothy Breen. Her father is Paul and mother is Emma. She has 3 siblings. Their names are Violet, William, and Paul. They are all from Sussex County, New Jersey. There is a big family reunion every year on the Sunday following the 4th of July. Dorothy has 5 children with Frank Sevek, one of which is my father, Keith Sevek.

Re: Research of the BREEN name

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 4:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Anthony Breen is a researcher and author, he might be able
to help you, he lives in the UK and has his own website.
I don't have the website but you could google for it.

As it is difficult to search in Ireland for birth records back very early but there are a few Parish's in Wexford that
reached into the late 1700's. Westmeath does belong to
an Irish History Foundation, so does Wicklow and Wexford.
Wexford records were come on line one parish at a time and have been stalled at 3 for at least six months.

other resources if you don't hear back.

1901/11 Ireland Census: www.census.nationalarchives.ie
(only surviving census except for a parish here and there)

Griffith Valuaton: a tax on property and it shows occupiers
of land, only the head of household, the neighbours, the
landlord, size of property. (offices are outbuildings)
www.askaboutireland.ie 1846-1874 depending on the county
www.failteromhat.com a simpler version just name, Parish and townland.

Tithe Applotments 1820-1839 also a tax on property and has the same information listed above. Several source two just recent.
www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie
www.familysearch.org
Ancestry.com with basic information name and place

www.familysearch.org (civil registrations from 1864
some earlier RC records microfilmed from the National Library, Dublin

I have a CD with civil marriages 1845-1862 for Church of Ireland only. Before this only Parish records
RC did not participate in registrations till 1864 and before that only the parish records, best source the Foundation.
Marriages:
0 Breen's listed for Westmeath, 1 x 1852 in Wexford, 2
1850, 1853 for Wicklow.

resources:
www.censusfinder.com United Kingdom+Ireland+county
www.igp-web.com + county

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