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Catherine DELANEY, Templederry, cousin of Anne and Mary TIERNEY

Charleston, South Carolina, US

Newbie, with a request for help, please.

FACT: My GGM, Catherine DELANEY arrived Australia on the "BEE" 6th January 1856. I have the Immigrants List and the Immigration "Inspection" page copies. Catherine was "20yrs, Templederry, Queens Co., (parents) Andrew and Catherine Both Dead, RC, Reads, 2 first cousins Anne and Mary TIERNEY in Sydney, (health) Good, Paid One Pound". The "Immigrants List" sheet says the same and adds, "Farm Servant". I assume Catherine was born c1836.

****Edited**** Templederry above is more likely TempleHARRY

FACT: There is an Ellen DELANEY, 22, shown on the "BEE" and the NSW records says "and sister", but I have no evidence that Catherine came with a sister. The Immigrants List mentioned above shows "Gowran, Kilkenny" and "father dead, mother living in Sydney" so I think Catherine was not related to this person.

FACT: Ann (sic) and Mary TIERNEY, 18 and 20 respectively, arrived on the "ELLENBOROUGH" 1853.

There is later family history such as baptisms etc which show Anne or Mary TIERNEY participating in baptisms etc. TIERNEY, PRIEST, FITZPATRICK feature often.

FACT: Catherine married my GGF, Richard CLARKE, 18th November, 1863, in the RC Church, Mudgee, NSW (Cert.2413/500). No parental information or birthplaces recorded. (Mudgee was 'frontier' gold rush country then.)

According to a history of Fitzpatrick and Tierney which I have, Catherine DELANEY's father was Andrew DELANEY and the mother Catherine CORMACK. No other details.

This history says that John TIERNEY married Anne DELANEY 3 February 1823 in DUNKERRIN, Offaly, Irl. Both had died before 1853 when their 4th and 5th children went to Australia. The suggestion is that Anne DELANEY and Catherine's father Andrew DELANEY were brother and sister, hence the "2 first cousins in Sydney" for Catherine.

My PROBLEM: I cannot find where Andrew DELANEY and Catherine CORMACK were married, and where Catherine DELANEY, my GGM, was born (along with all the other history). I can only assume that they lived close by the TIERNEY familes. Anne and Mary TIERNEY (and other siblings) were born BALLYDONOUGH, Kings Co.

****Edited****Dunkerrin, TempleHARRY, and Ballydonough seem to be coming together as the location for Catherine DELANEY's birth, and the RC church wedding of ANDREW DELANEY and CATHERINE CORMACK. Would really appreciate any assistance with this marriage and Catherine's baptism etc. ******

I'm posting this hoping that some kind person has already researched this family, or has the tools to track the marriage of DELANEY/CORMACK sometime before c1836. Perhaps I can get a lead, at least. The 'usual' IGI does not help me too much.

Any ideas, please.

Cheers, Colin
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