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Tyrone (county)

08/01/2010 7:38 am
no-avatar offline tonymcgurkmail

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Bernard McGuirk
I am searching for any information on my GG Grandfather Bernard McGuirk, especially any info on his ancestors or siblings.

All I know about his life in Ireland is that he was born in County Tyrone about 1811. He married Hannah Hughes who was born somewhere in Ireland in 1823. Their 4 children were named Bernard, Cornelius, Margaret & Mary Jane.

He was convicted & imprisoned in Omagh Prison in 1848 for having stolen meat in his possession. His wife Hannah & their 4 children ended up in a work house. Bernard was transported to Tasmania as a convict in 1850 & Hannah & their children migrated to be with her sister in America as the authorities wouldn't allow them to accompany him to Tasmania.

He later married my GG Grandmother Mary Delany, also an Irish convict, as the laws in Australia at the time declared a couple separated 7 years to be considered legally divorced.
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