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Samuel Gahan d 5 June 1986 Boley, County Wicklow Ireland
Posted by: Gail Mulhern (ID *****0072) Date: September 05, 2012 at 20:11:24
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Samuel Gahan is the son of Elizabeth Gahan who died 30 Sept 1904 and his father Joseph who died 3 March 1913. I have a copy of the headstone from the churchyard in Shillelagh. I believe Elizabeth was a witness to my great great grandmother's trial on the 9 July 1845. The trial mentions an Elizabeth Gahan who lived at Coolakenna at the time and knew my great great grandmother (Eliza Davis) who was a servant at Cronelea House, near Shillelagh from 1840 until late 1844. Eliza was brought up in a foundling hospital in Dublin and then apprenticed out to James Twamley (owner of Cronelea House). Eliza was transported to Tasmania, Australia late 1845 as she was found guilty of infanticide, and was to hang, but because many people wrote petitions (memorials) she was reprieved. Eliza would have been the first female to have hung in Wicklow in 98 years. Any help would be wonderful. Gail Mulhern

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