27 December 2018
I wanted to share a photo of my Great Great Grandparents Francis Long and Catherine McGuigan who were born and married in Carlingford before migrating to Victoria, Australia. I would love it if you could put it in your online gallery.
The photo shows Francis and Catherine at the wedding of their daughter Rose to William Harris (my Great Grandparents) in 1907 at Maryborough, Victoria, Australia. The key image names Francis and Catherine and their seven children as well as William Harris and his mother Susan.
Francis was the son of John Long and Rose Rourke, baptised 14 January 1849, and the family lived at Ardtullybeg.
Catherine was the daughter of Stephen McGuigan and Catherine Malone, baptised 8 July 1847, and her family lived at Galtrimsland.
Francis and Catherine were married 23 May 1876 at the Chapel of Grange and arrived in Australia later that year in December.
Catherine died in 1925 and Francis died in 1938, both died in Melbourne and they are buried at Maryborough Cemetery.
Thank you, and please let me know if you would like any more information.
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21 December 2018
Captain Hugh Quin was one of South Australia's stalwart pioneers. He was born at Newry in the north west of Ireland, in 1817 - the youngest of eleven children. At an early age, he went with the family to New York. The voyage in those days was by sailing ship, and Hugh Quin became fascinated with the sea. He began his nautical experience as "boy" on the "Cassandra," later transferring to the "Eagle," which was bound for Rio de Janeiro. There he saw the brig "Cygnet," which took his fancy, and in her he "signed on" for London.
Sailing from there as second mate under Captain J. Rolls, a voyage to the new Province of South Australia was successfully made (during which he attained his nineteenth birthday), arriving at Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island, on September 11, 1836. The "Cygnet" discharged her eighty-seven passengers there and received instructions to proceed to Port Lincoln and keep a look-out for H.M.S. "Buffalo," which was shortly expected with Governor Hindmarsh and other prominent persons on board. That vessel arrived on Christmas Day and was duly escorted to Holdfast Bay by the "Cygnet," whose officers took part in the official Proclamation of the Province on December 28. Captain John Hart, another pioneer closely associated with Port Adelaide, was also present on that occasion.
Later, the "Cygnet" sailed for Hobart, where Quin "paid off" and booked as passenger for Port Adelaide by the "Sir Charles Macarthy" in August, 1837. Immediately on arrival he was given the position of Government Pilot in consideration of his extensive knowledge of the South Australian coastline. His services thereafter were called upon in cases of shipwrecks, as in 1888, when the fine ship "Star of Greece" was lost on the reef at Port Willunga, and in November of the same year when the ship, "Ashmore," went ashore on the Sultana Rocks.
He was appointed Assistant Harbourmaster under Captain Thomas Lipson, R.N., and later Harbourmaster, which position he filled successfully for twenty-six years, resigning in 1882. In 1849, the Government steam paddle tug, "Adelaide," arrived from England and Captain Quin was given charge of her on June 1, 1850. She is not to be confused with another steam paddle tug named "Adelaide", which was imported for the Adelaide Steam Tug Company and was built at Aberdeen. She was much larger, being 255 tons and 99 hp., and was operating here in 1879. When, in 1886, South Australia's warship, H.M.C.S. "Protector," arrived at Port Adelaide, Captain Quin was appointed her pilot on her various trips to the outports.
He married, in 1838, Isabella Lockhart, who had arrived from England on December 4, 1837, in the ship, "Lady Emma," 231 tons (Captain John Hart, Master).They were married at Holy Trinity Church by Rev. C. B. Howard. Lodgings were at a premium in those days. For some time Captain Quin lived on the Store Ship at the Old Port, She was formerly the French ship, "Villa de Ia Bordeaux," which made history in 1852 when she was detained by the Collector of Customs, Sir R. B.Torrens, for illegal trading, but sailed with the Customs officer on board. A law suit by the French authorities was decided against the South Australian Government, who had to pay £4,000.
Captain Quin, who was known as the Grand Old Man of the Port, was, of course, a capable yachtsman and sailed the yacht "Xanthe" for a good many years, winning several prizes with her.
He died on April 29,1896, aged 79 years, leaving a good number of descendants.
Smith, V., 1957, THE PIONEERS' ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, No. 2857.More > (0 comments)
27 July 2018
Looking for descendants of
Owen Oakes born circa 1885 married Margaret from Londonderry had 4 children
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16 July 2018
Hi anyone remember Michael Mckeown who lived on the short opposite warrenpoint his son michael Jr was my dad grandad was the ferryman to warrenpoint I have lots of photos from 1920-1930 of the cottage and the family grandads sisted was mary ohare who had 5 children and came to barrow in furness where in live dad and grandad lived at barrow when dad married and we all lived in one big house they never came back to ireland just curious if anyone remembers them
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15 May 2018
I am researching the life of Captain Paddy Saul (mariner, aviation pioneer, sea-angling father-figure). In retirement, he had an angler's shop at Newry St, Carlingford-1964-1968. Any information on his promotion of local angling, or of work on promoting this by others (e.g Fr Reid?) would be welcome. (I worked in Customs & Excise and lived Carlingford for a time about then)More > (0 comments)