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31 September 01, 2009 - 04:16 AM
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The above is a web-forum I run for retired Merchant Seamen.

I am researching my family history and in particular my great grandfather Timothy O'Dwyer place of berth Clonmel, Co. Tipperary DO Baptism 30/7/1841. I know his father's name was also Timothy and he was also born in Clonmel, I also know my great grandfather dropped the 'O'from the family name when they arrived in Liverpool,Uk circa 1876.
What I would like to know is did he leave any siblings in Clonmel and who could I contact to find this information?
Cheers to all.
Tony Dwyer
32 August 29, 2009 - 11:06 AM
Carol Delaney
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My father was William Patrick Delaney raised Nirranda Victoria just outside Warrnambool and spent most of his life in Melbourne. Married to Peggy Alice Smith d. I moved to W'bool approx 10 years ago lived in Port Fairy, now back in W'bool. Raised in Melb I am really 'coming home'. I was treated to some detailed family history recently and came across the original Irish O'Dubshlaine(?) spelling of our Name. Wonderful site thanks Carol
33 August 27, 2009 - 04:04 AM
Leanne margaret Delaney
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Hello my name is Leanne Delaney I am Married to Peter Mark Delaney [married july 23rd 1976] I would like to be included on the Delaney family tree I dont know why I was not entered on the tree

Thanking you
Leanne Delaney
34 August 24, 2009 - 10:29 AM
catherine emma delaney
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can you believe it rich delaney mentiond fitzpatric which is a relation to my family oh my god!
35 August 10, 2009 - 03:32 PM
Becky Castle
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Lo9oking for Kathleen and James Delany parents of Margaret Price who moved to America over 20 some odd years ago. She would like to get in touch with her family. She had brother Philip who is deceased. Please email me with any information.
36 June 12, 2009 - 09:29 PM
Rich Delaney
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Researching my family from Newfoundland. My grandfther was Augustine Delaney b1904, His father was a seaman named Matthew Delaney b1859, Matthews wife Alice Fitzpatrick. Matthews father was Patrick Delaney b1822. And patricks father was Matthew married to Mary Grady. Family were fisherman, seamen and Sea captains. Family from St. Johns and Bay Roberts. Also need info on Nina Brown daughter of william and catherine Brown 1899. And a long shot Mary Grady.
37 June 04, 2009 - 07:19 AM
Robert J Delaney
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I live in Rhode Island but grew up in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
my great,great,great grandfather William Delaney (Born 1799 in Bay Roberts Newfoundland) was married to Elizabeth (Betsy)Snow (born 1798 in Bay Roberts) on January 7th 1821 in Carbonear, Newfoundland and had seven children.My Great great grandfather, child number three, was Marcus Delaney born March 5, 1826 D: May 19, 1906. Anyone know if William's father came from Ireland and if so where.
38 April 30, 2009 - 08:22 AM
Megan Delaney
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Hello. As you can tell i am a Delaney. I am very proud of my name and i love finding out about it. I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Texas. The farthest the name went here (as we know by the living) was my great grandfather Style Elmer Delaney who was said to have moved away from his family and didn't have the means to keep touch. He died when my grandfather was six so not a lot of information is available on exactly where he comes from. but anywhoo...maybe i will find out one day!!!
39 April 14, 2009 - 03:38 PM
Lucy Murnane
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Hi there

Its been really interesting coming across the Murnanes on your website. My grandfather was David Murnane, Municipal Engineer for Singapore until he was captured by the Japs and put in Changi POW camp. My father was sent to boarding school in England and landed up in Africa at 18 to go to uni in Cape Town and then married my mum in the then Rhodesia. They now both live in Zimbabwe which is in a horrific state. Family dramas still continue...if its not a world war its an african civil war. Would be interesting to see if we link into the Delaney's family tree.

40 April 08, 2009 - 06:06 AM
Joel Kleber
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cool page, suprised to be on here with a croatian father, but the again my mother is a bushell, that explains it i guess. You should consider a link on famous delaneys, I know for a fact that Jonothon Brown's mum, is a mugavin, descendant of one of the delaneys. Could be an interesting to subject to explore. cheers
41 February 22, 2009 - 07:02 PM
noel delaney
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might have cousions in the harolds cross area whos fathers was paddy or jimmy delaney jimmy might have worked at clearys
42 January 15, 2009 - 04:55 PM
penny dean
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i am doing my family tree on my heritage dean penelope mae and my name is penelope dean. my great grandmother was pansy mae delaney who died in monroe wis. her maiden name was slater. she was married to sydney delaney. they are irish may reach me at
43 November 07, 2008 - 06:21 AM
Peg Erickson
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Ive been searching since 1988 (20 years!!)for info on my moms family. I desperatly want to know if she has/had any siblings.Year 1929:Mom:Mary Theresa Delaney born 1/26/1929,milton massachusetts,usa.Mother:Agnes Sullivan Delaney, age 22. Father:John Delaney, Killary,Clounshear,Cork. age 25. Agnes was an irish domestic in and around Boston, 1929-???.Mom was surrendered 1935. No info on agnes after 1935. If anyone can help me please email me. Ill never give up. My mom is now 79 years old. Thank You.
44 November 01, 2008 - 11:00 PM
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I am researching my Delany family in Ireland and would appreciate any help if you have a connection. My gg grandfather John Delany immigrated to Illinois USA in 1837 and married his wire also from Laois County Ireland Bridget Maher. I have not been able to find out anything about Bridget, and all I know about John's family is that his parents were Thomas John Delany and Elizabeth Shiels of Blandsfort, Laois (Queens County) Ireland. John had 11 other siblings that remained in Laois and so we should have many cousins still in the area.
45 October 12, 2008 - 08:17 AM
christie ryan
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I am doing my family tree and have got stuck with my Irish Delaney family. All that I know is that Michael Delany of Thurles in Tipperary married Anna Maria Mangan of Leixlip of Kildare and immigrated to Australia sometime around 1865? If you know of these people please feel free to contact me.
46 September 26, 2008 - 05:40 PM
Tara Delaney
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hey cool how did ya set it up!! from Tara Delaney
47 September 08, 2008 - 09:09 PM
michael bernard delaney
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What a tonic!! Fantastic site - never realised just how witty, talented, far-travelled we Delaneys are.

I intend to emmigrate to NZ (2009) and was doing a bit of research when I stumbled across this site - my branch of the Delaney Clan stay in Fort William Scotland. My Grandfather Michael Bernard Delaney originated from Co Kildare and left to work on the tunnels following the end of WW1.
Does this seem familiar to anyone? Keen to learn more.
48 September 04, 2008 - 12:11 AM
Patricia Corder
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I have been researching the family tree of my Grt Grt Grandfather Robert Delany (Delaney) b-1810 in North Carolina, married Anna sarah Revels. Anna is part Cherokee Indian. They moved from North Carolina to Georgia then to Indiana and he died in Vernon county Wisconsin. I have no idea who his parents were or if he had any siblings. His son William married his wife's niece
effie jane revels. Any help in this project would be greatly appreciated.
49 August 21, 2008 - 12:32 PM
Darren O'Leary
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Hi Guys,

Stumbled across your page today whilst serching for some of my rello's (Mary Ellen O'Leary and John James {Jack} Farrell in particular).

WOW, what a huge amount of research you have all done, congratulations to all involved this is tremendous effort, it is a fabulous effort and one you should all be very proud of.

I grew up in Colac where my parents had the Taxi's for many years and I had heard many of the names you mention here, now I have a good record to see where they all fit and who they belong to, I'll certainly be bookmarking this site in my favourites.

Many thanks to all involved


Darren O'Leary
Bendigo, Australia
50 Monday May 5, 2008 - 10:50 AM
Cheryl Delaney
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Looking for information about my ggggrandparents, Michael Delaney and Julia Poole Delaney. All I have is that their son William b 1825-1827 was from Kilkenny and left Ireland between 1845-1847 for Canada. Any information greatly appreciated.
51 Thursday May 1, 2008 - 06:26 AM
Peter OConnor
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Congratulations on a great website. My aunt Peg O'Connor took me to a Delaney's reunion at the corner back in the 80's I think. A Delaney married a Farrell who married an O'Connor down Colac way. Will have to attend the next reunion.
52 Monday April 28, 2008 - 03:02 AM
John Delaney
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Nice site! I'm John Kent Delaney with a brother William Patrick Delaney and 4 sisters Rae Anne, Patricia Kay, Ann Marie, and Mary Beth. My father William Fredrick Delaney (Bill), had 3 brothers; Delmar (Del) , John, and Walter (Wallie) and two sisters Deidra (Dee) and Milred (Millie). They were raised by an aunt around Peru-Lasalle, IL. USA. All brothers served or died in WWII. Although I never met my uncle John and namesake, he was a vet and I've met his son Del. We grew up in Wisconsin, but I now live in Colorado and find a Lake John and Delaney Buttes lakes around Walden CO. Interesting, and intriguing family!
53 Thursday April 10, 2008 - 01:57 PM
noel delaney
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born dublin 1943 ilive in england i might have usa canadian cousions
54 Tuesday April 8, 2008 - 09:26 PM
noel delaney
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i was born in dublin in1943 now in england does anyone know me
55 Friday April 4, 2008 - 02:08 AM
Bernice Tucker
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My grandmother was Margaret Delaney from New York or New Jersey. Believe her mother's name was Bridget. She had two half-sisters named Catherine or Katherine and Helen and a half-brother named John. She married Everett Wetmore in Goshen, New York. I have not been able to trace her family at all. Any help would be appreciated.
56 Friday March 28, 2008 - 06:08 AM
Sharon FItzpatrick Linnenkohl
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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
57 Sunday March 16, 2008 - 01:05 PM
pat favia
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Looking for my family in county Laois. Bridget delaney who married Finton sinnott Anyone who could help me find my gggrandparents would be great. Finton Sinnott was married before to Anna Campion.
58 Tuesday March 11, 2008 - 07:33 AM
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Hello, my name is Stephanie Baltoft and im looking for a Bianca Delaney, we knew eachother back in grade 2, we went to school in Malak Primary in Darwin NT and have lost contact with her her previous name was Bianca Timbers and she would be about the age of 20, last i heard from you was a postcard from Mission Beach in QLD if if your out there Bianca, please get in touch with me!!
59 Friday January 11, 2008 - 06:29 AM
Noel Delaney
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Hi Delaneys, I'm from Nathalia, a country town in Victoria Australia. Iam 50 years old and in March, My brother,his son and my son are heading for a visit to Tipperary where the original home farm is still in the hands of the Delaneys. Cant wait to meet them, check out the cemetaries and view the wonderful country side. I have never been there. My grandfather Paddy came out as a little boy. Cheers to you all.
60 Sunday December 16, 2007 - 11:34 PM
kathleen fitzgibbon
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My mother Ellen Delaney was fron Ballycallen in kilkenny She is 82 now and lives in england
Her brothers were Patrick and John and her sister kathleen all now dead.
She had a relative who went out to Melbourne and she wondered if he was still living
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