Mcelgunn Family Genealogy Forum
I have traced back to JOHN McELGUNN born on 11 November 1822 or 1829 in the parish of Killesher (near Enniskillen) Co. Fermanagh, Ireland. He states at the time of his second marriage in 1878 that his parents were OWEN McELGUNN and BRIDGINA MAGUIRE at John's death in 1886 his daughter states that his parents were JOHN MCELGUNN and BRIDGET MAGUIRE.
JOHN McELGUNN marrired 25 April 1845 to ELIZA BOYLE (dau. of John BOYLE and Jane GADSBY)at Dungloe in Co. Donegal, Ireland and at least 5 of their children were born there. John is next in England where he was with the London Police for 7 months and 4 years with the Internal Revenue Police. He emmigrated with his family to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1857. He served with the Victoria Police Force from 1858 to 1878.
John's wife Eliza died 23 March 1869 and he married Mrs JESSIE DAVIDSON a widow (dau. of Alexander LINDSAY and Mary HUGHES) on 22 May 1878. John died 28 February 1886 at Richmond in Melbourne, Victoria.
John and Eliza McElgunn's children were: Patrick(c1846-1870); Jane (c1848-); Mary (born c1850 and dead before 1859); Sarah Ann born (c1851 and dead by 1859); Annie Elizabeth (c1853-1818) married EDWARD THOMAS NEWTON in 1873; Joseph born c1855; John dead by 1859; Elizabeth born c1857 dead by 1859; Sarah (b.28 January 1859 at Alberton, Victoria died 1925)married 1885 to WILLIAM O"MEARA; Catherine (1861-1914); William John (1863-1920) & Thomas James born 13 October 1865 at Alberton, VIC.
Looking for information about John McElgunn's parents in Co. Fermanagh, Ireland.