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Please note: it has become increasingly popular to put links and advertising for questionable sites into guestbooks all across the web, in an attempt to drive up traffic to those sites. To this end, I have disabled links in guestbook messages, and, unlike many, I will keep this guestbook open for the role it gives in sharing family details, and manually clean out the spam messages when they arrive.

Your patience and understanding if I have not cleaned out the latest batch of spam yet, just ignore it and scroll down to read the hundred or so messages we've amassed over 5 years!

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1 November 25, 2011 - 08:17 AM
Alfred De\\\\\\\'Laney
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For Debra Thomas.
I believe that you and your family are connected to my Family Tree through your Grand Father Charles Henry Delaney and Grandmother Anne Eliza (Hannah)Thornthwaite.
If you contact me we can swap/fill in the missing gaps
2 October 27, 2011 - 08:26 PM
Isobel Delaney
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Hi there long lost cousins, etc.
My grandfather William and his family came over to South Africa in the early 1900s. Unfortunately we have no records so I am unable to go further back into our history. But is is lovely to see that there are so many of us Delaneys around.
God Bless
3 October 25, 2011 - 09:47 AM
Liz Mackay Pedersen
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Hi Joe,

Thanks very much for your reply. You have really done a great job with the Delaney history.

I found the interview with Brigid Delaney facinating and I've ordered her book on Amazon. Our project will include a powerpoint of the Delaney family tree and a discussion of Brigid's book.

Best regards to you and your family,
4 October 13, 2011 - 08:49 AM
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Hi Elizabeth
Great to see your posting on facebook. I am your grandmother's youngest brother. I had a great time meeting up with your mum her sisters brother and cousins in Warrnambool recently. Re Delaney writers see a recent pasting on our site - an interview by Annabel Crabb with brigid Delaney(your second cousin), who wrote the book This Restless Life. Go to Introduction then Updates.To see the text of the Delaney family history that I wrote go to DELANEYS CORNER BOOK in the site index Let's know if you want any more info.
5 October 10, 2011 - 05:12 PM
Jacqueline Noade (now Yeung)
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Hi All, I found this website by googling my name :-) My mother Colleen Noade (nee Hughes) and her mother Phylis Hughes (nee Beasley) and her father John Beasley...

Well that's how I'm related to the Delaney's. My father is John Noade and still living he is turning 70 this year and I am turning 41 this year. We live on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

If you need any further details please email me at

I have a facebook page too (Jacqueline Yeung-Noade), a google account, a linked in account, msn account and twitter your sure to find me.

It's great to be part of the Irish...however I've now mixed it up a bit more as I married Hong Kong Chinese haha and both my boys were born in Australia, Queensland on the Gold Coast.

Feel free to email!


Jac :-)
6 September 23, 2011 - 04:13 AM
Liz Mackay Pedersen
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Hello all fellow Delaneys!

My name is Liz (Elizabeth), grand-daughter of Margaret Kelly (nee Delaney). I grew up in Warrnambool and vagely remember the family reunion in 1983 (I was only 4). My mum, Kathleen Kelly mentioned that the recent reunion was pretty enjoyable.

I live in Denmark these days and I'm studying to become a teacher. As part of my degree, I'm working together with two other student teachers on Irish migration into the major english-speaking countries. The Delaneys will be featured in developing a teaching resource we can use in our teaching rounds.

Part of the project is looking at how the Irish have influenced the english langauge. I was wondering if any of you are aware of any literature writen by the Delaneys, either in Ireland or Australia, that we could use?

All help is apprecited in advance!
7 September 12, 2011 - 05:26 AM
Patrick Delaney
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I am from texas but we got here 125yrs ago from Queensland from my relative named James Joseph Delaney we think his real name was Sean but changed it to James after a misunderstanding regarding some cattle ownership down in the valley[ along the rio grande ], he was a cattle man or horse trainer for cutting horses before becoming a rancher....he had a brother named Timothy and Patrick ,sister named you all have any info on him
8 August 30, 2011 - 12:05 PM
Debra Thomas
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Did I forget to mention, I live in Australia and Daniel Delaney b.1782 is my link to Ireland - I don't know his wife's name but he died in Australia. Pretty sure he had a brother John who married Ann Briggs.
9 August 30, 2011 - 11:52 AM
Debra Thomas
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Hi, Great site,,, My mother was born Daphne Delaney in 1940 her father was Edward Charles Delaney and after many years of Daniels and Dennis's I have come to stop at Denis Delaney b.1617 married to Elizabeth Craig b.1625 in Wicklow. I have always had a fondness for all things Irish, now I know why!

Feel free all my lost cousins to email me!

Bless all who read this!

10 August 17, 2011 - 07:24 PM
Martin Kearney
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Incidentally, the parents of Jimmy Delaney of Celtic were from Clonbrock/ Crettyard and Kilgory, Newtown, Queen's County (now County Laois), Ireland, and moved to Omoa/ Cleland (District of Shotts) in Scotland just after the 1900s.
11 August 17, 2011 - 07:17 PM
Martin Kearney
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Jimmy Delaney of Celtic was my grandfather. Why is he "infamous"? On the contrary, he was extremely well respected for his sportsmanship and achievements.

And I have researched his family tree extensively, and don't know of any Bills on it. I would be interested in the link.
12 June 05, 2011 - 12:13 AM
E McTighe
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I was recently in Lourdes, helping the sick pilgrims and i met a man called Bill who was a relation of Jimmy Delaney the infamous Celtic legend. I cant remember Bill's last name however but i do know that his wife passed away a year ago and that he has grandchildren that play football. The reason i ask is because he told that i must go and see one of them as they'd play for England one day. The only other thing i know is that he lives near or in middlesbrough.
13 May 27, 2011 - 10:56 AM
Edradine Hovde
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I am researching my family and would like any information on a Phillip Delaney living in Lansingburgh, NY in 1865. He married Margaret Flynn. Both Phillip and Margaret were from Ireland. My grandmother was Rose Delaney, born 1873 in NY and was raised in the St. Vincent's Orphanage in Troy, NY. There may have been other children, possibly Ann, Mary, and/or Dennis. Rose married Hiram Thorn in Troy, NY November 3, 1904 and moved to Washington State. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated.
14 April 17, 2011 - 01:31 AM
Ann Delaney
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My great grandfather Cornelious Delaney was born in 1829 and moved from Tipperary Ireland to the US in 1849 with his father. He marriad a woman from Muscatine Iowa whose last names was Williams. I am enjoying this site because I am sure that we are related even though our families moved to different countries. Anyone related or have more information that would be great.

15 February 24, 2011 - 10:44 AM
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I am also looking for relatives of Thomas Delaney of 1662 in Queen's County, Ireland. I have been working on this for better than 20 years and have found the ones that have passed on, now I would like to communicate with the live ones. I have three children and two grandchildren and I would like them to have the knowledge of their heritage.
16 February 21, 2011 - 10:51 AM
Joe Delaney
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Hi Marie
Great to see your Guestbook posting.I remember Dinny ODonnell well as a footballer/cricketer with CYMS and the OD bros tyre service - is that right?
It is interesting that Rodreck Carmedy (that's the way he wrote it in the petition) is your ancestor - unfortunately he opposed my g/father Patrick Delaney!!!!!!. I have a copy of the huge govt file relating to the dispute about the land - amazing that they fought so much about a piece of land that still remains marginal for farming.
Patricia Carmody (m. Kevin Lee, Terang) is another Carmody to marry into the Delaney clan. Her ancestors were Clarence (father) thenThomas, John and Roderick
Maurice does a magnificent job designing and maintaining the website doesnt he?
Joe Delaney
17 February 20, 2011 - 08:43 PM
Samantha Delaney-Robertson
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This site kind of caught my eye as I was surfing. I thought it said Corner Brook, which is where I grew up. I'm looking for info on my grandfather's family (William Delaney aka Harry)His father was Phillip and he came over from Ireland probably in the late 1800's. Anybody have any genealogy for Newfoundland Delaney's they would like to share.
18 February 10, 2011 - 12:21 PM
Marie Blackman nee O'Donnell
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Frank Brophy (Joe's brother in-law) lent me Delaney's Corner to read as I grew up in Warrnambool. My mother is from one of the old Irish families but we're still in the early stages of exploring our family tree. Lo and behold on, page 33 I read that after Thomas Delaney's first wife, Ann, died he married Mary Wilson. Following Thomas' death Mary married John Carnody and they had 7 children. Mary and John are my Great Great Grandparents on my mother's maternal side. Also, John Carmody's father Rodreck Carmedy (sic) is mentioned as a Petitioner for the Proposed Subdivision of Delaney's Land. My first cousin on my father's side, Patricia O'Donnell is married to Bobby (Robert) Toleman, a descendant of John and Bridget Delaney. Amazing! In my family we say the degree of separation is often 0 rather than 6. Fabulous book. Thank you.
19 December 09, 2010 - 08:18 PM
Kathleen Gregory
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My mother's mother was Alice Delaney.
She had my mother(illegitamately), July 11, 1928 in Newark, New Jersey. She was age 36 the Birth Cert. said.
She named my mother Kathleen.
Supposedly, her sister said she could not keep my mother so she went to live with her father Arthur Miville Dechene in Gardner, Ma.
That is all we know about our Delaney history.
If anyone knew anymore info on this particular Alice Delaney that would be fabulous. My mother is 82 now and I know would be blessed to know something about her mother and whether she had any siblings, etc.
Thank you so much for your website - at least I was able to learn a little about the Delaney family History.
20 November 21, 2010 - 12:56 AM
Lyndal Delaney
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Great site but need to let you know this is not complete as my mother Leanne Margaret Delaney who is married to Peter Mark Delaney is not on this site she is also mother to Renae, Graeme, and Brendan Delaney.
I would appreciate that this be updated to a true family tree of our family

Thanking you
Lyndal Delaney
21 November 06, 2010 - 04:34 PM
Leanne Grogan
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What a fantastic website!! Congratulations on providing such an informative and well laid out site.

My Great Great Grandmother (Mary Anne Toleman) is your Joseph's (1843-1897) sister. She married Henry Goldsmith and lived most of her life in the Donald/Corack area.

You've really helped me sort out quite a lot of the Toleman family tree.
22 November 04, 2010 - 12:03 PM
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My family on the Fitzpatrick came from Erill in county Laoise in Ireland. There are Dunne's and Bergin's to whom I am related there. My mother's last name was Delaney. Her father Albert Delaney lived in Springfield Ilinois and later moved with his wife Fredrika Agnes Ray to Muskegon Michigan
23 July 21, 2010 - 02:29 AM
Cristy-May Delaney
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Hi, I am researching my family tree and have found my GGrandfather Wm(William) Delaney was born in Ireland in 1840, his wife Mary was also born 1840 in Ireland. They married in 1870 and had 5 Children: John J.(GGrandfather), Mary Ann, Denis, Joseph and Michael all born in New York. If anyone has any other information on him please contact me, thank you. This website was very informative and interesting.
24 February 25, 2010 - 11:06 PM
Katie Neill
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Looking for any information on Delaneys in the Wicklow area my grandad was john Joseph Delaney born 1918 and his dad was John Delaney born 1876c he married Elizabeth Frances Nolan born 1899c she had a brother Frank possibly from Cork
25 February 20, 2010 - 02:40 PM
Catherine Glencross
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Hello! Great site! It's great to learn about Delaneys from around the world. I am a Canadian Delaney; whose great great grandparents left Ireland somewhere between 1840 and 1850 for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Their names were William Patrick and Catherine (Meagher) Delaney. Catherine was from Waterford, Ireland.
I have enjoyed looking through your site; especially our coat of arms. This is the first time I have every seen it with a deer on top of our shield. Interesting!
26 January 24, 2010 - 02:41 AM
kelly o\'brien
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Hi my name is Kelly, from ballarat victoria... What a wonderful website for all delaney decendents,,, and i'm very appreciative for all the hard work people have gone to to make this available for all delaney decendents to see.. My great great grandfather was whiskey tom,, and i am his daughter margarets, whom married stanley kings,great grand daughter. Reading the family story makes me laugh,,, as now i know where i get my great scence of humour from, love of farming and espesially love a drop of the good stuff..
although born in australia,, i still refer to my family as irish as proud to have such a rich history. cant wait till next reunion,, as i have never been to one...
27 January 22, 2010 - 07:48 AM
Anna Petrovansky
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hi my names anna im 13 and i live in adelaide in australia its great to no that my realitives ive never meet r on this website i would luv to meet some of u people plz contact me!!! btw my grandpa is colin delaney my mums dad!!!
28 November 19, 2009 - 09:18 PM
Robert Delaney
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Hello everyone :D

The names Robert, i'm 19 and I'm from Kilkenny in Ireland.
This site is pretty cool!
Never thought i'd find a website dedicated to Delaney's!!
But glad i have.

Good to know there's alot more of us out there.
Maybe I'll have the pleasure of bumping into ye some day.

29 October 17, 2009 - 12:58 AM
Maighreadh Higgins
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I am not a delaney but I am looking to see if anyone has information on the land in Newhill Tipperary. My Grandad was Michael Healy who in your information from the Griffiths report bought the land and it is still in our family .. I am putting together a Family History book and I am really interested in finding out the history of the Big house that was on this land .if anyone can shed some light on this it would be very helpful as it has always been an important part of my childhood memories.. Thank you very much. Maighreadh Higgins (Healy)
30 September 10, 2009 - 08:01 PM
Isobel M Delaney
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Hi there,

I am 3rd generation Delaney in South Africa. My grandpa was William Patrick, my dad is Patrick, my brother is Patrick william (Paddy), my cousin and uncle are Williams... good grief, are there any other names for boys out there?
Great to have found this site, will definitely visit again.

Best wishes to all my long lost cousins out there
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