hi all my information came from my late mum and auntie mary who was jinny(died in child birth)daughter my grans youngest sister, my mum was very proud of her family and when her and auntie mary got together they used to tell stories. iknow for a fact that my grans dad was mick orourke who died before my mum was born his wife was defo eliza burke from westport she brought auntie mary up when her mother died until she died when mary was about 11 my mum knew her she was apparently a bit wild. i know also that mick defo had a brother hugh as he lived with my granny when he was old and is buried in the family plot my mum adored him he had fought in the boer war and his nick name was darcy there was also a sister of micks who was anne orourke her married name was walsh i know this as she was my gran and mums godmother my granny also had sisters mary lizzie anne and jiny these are definate she had a brother michael who died young and i think james and joe i know some went to america definately another sister of micks as during the 50s my mum went to stay with her in orange county there were also two brothers one who went to philadeliphia and owned a hardwear store but there were others i dont know about i know mick was leitrim or sligo and eliza westport mayo but will have to start going into the census to find out more my gran married first william mcdonald and after years of misery ran away with my grandfather joseph peline (15yrs younger BIG SCANDAL) to london and more family who took them in but i dont know who they were
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