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DOYLES: FROM WEXFORD TO ENGLAND, 1830s-1840s
Posted by: Bill Dorgan (ID *****2171) Date: April 02, 2007 at 09:38:42
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I am searching for a needle in a haystack.

Like many of you my IRISH went to England during the Famine and stayed there.

My ancestors, JAMES DOYLE, stonemason, and wife, MARY, dressmaker, left Wexford at that time and finally made their way to Wigan, Lancashire, England.

They had one known son: THOMAS DOYLE who married MARGARET DORAN on 21 January 1882 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wigan.

This was the second marriage for both parties. They were both widows. MARGARET DORAN's first husband was MICHAEL GORMAN who died at 25 of typhoid. They had one son, MICHAEL (later called himself STEPHEN) GORMAN. The first wife of THOMAS DOYLE is unknown. THOMAS DOYLE was 36 when he married MARGARET DORAN, age 30. So, THOMAS DOYLE was born 1846 in Wexford, Wexford.

Any suggestions about finding this family in Wexford pre-Famine?

Getting the Irish back to Ireland in the early 1800s has been a difficult task.

Any help appreciated!

Bill Dorgan



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