Delaneys Corner sign at Nirranda, Australia

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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