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John Maroney/Moroney born 1839/1840 Ireland
Posted by: margaret maroney (ID *****4509) Date: April 19, 2006 at 08:32:28
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According to family lore, my husband's GGGrandfather John Maroney/Moroney was born 1839/40 in Ballybruck in or near the Town of Limerick, County Limerick,Ireland.In 1860 he enlisted in the British Army in the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade at Westminster.His Brigade was sent to Canada in 1862.Arriving in Quebec City, they were then dispatched to areas surrounding Toronto,Ont and eventually back to Quebec City.In 1868, he requested his discharge from the army as they were preparing to go back to England and having a family, he preferred to stay in Canada.Again according to lore,while in Canada he would have married Catherine Lee/Leigh or Catherine Lee/Leigh Mahon and had 3 children: Catherine, Thomas and Honoria. Catherine(wife) would have died about 1868.We find him in the 1871 Canadian census for Ottawa but at that time they were only listing heads of family so he appears alone. The 1881 census shows him with a second wife, Janet McArthur and 4 other children, the eldest being born in 1873. Names were: Margaret, Mary, Helena and John Hugh. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone? We would appreciate any information. We would like to find John of Limerick's father & mother and any siblings that he may have had. Supposedly he would have had 7 sisters. Help anyone. Thanks,
Margaret


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