I have just found your entry on this site, and am quite excited to see a connection in our families.
The Francis Tiernan who married Annie Kilfoy was the BROTHER of my grandfather, Edward Tiernan. Francis was born in Co. Clare, Ireland, in approx. 1858. His father was John Tiernan, who married Ellen Clancy, we think in Ennis, Clare, in about 1845. John was born in Mohill, Co.Leitrim, in about 1812.
We have been to Ennis and have found the baptism records there of the following other children in the family -
William 1847, Edward 1849 (my grandfather), Thomas 1853, Mary 1855, John 1857. Francis was the third born, but he is not mentioned in the baptism records. We know that John & Ellen and their 4 surviving children came to Australia, but haven't been able as yet to ascertain when they came out, or find any passage record.
Francis died on 20th. April 1921, and we have a photo of the headstone he erected to his mother Ellen - he is buried there also, in Melbourne General Cemetery, along with his father John, his sister Maria, and his wife Annie, who died in 1933.
Perhaps you could let me know of any other information you may have obtained in the meantime?
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