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Subject: Re: Richard Hanlon c 1870 Tatura Australia

Daniel Edward O'Hanlon/Hanlon
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Date Posted: 02:53:27 10/09/07 Tue
In reply to: Jenni Goodwin 's message, "Richard Hanlon c 1870 Tatura Australia" on 04:10:56 01/13/05 Thu

>Richard Hanlon built the house I'm living in, in 1870.
>He married Mary Houlihan and had a son who died aged
>4yrs. He named the house 'Doneraile'. We'd love to
>know more about him and our home.
Happened to come upon this site & thought I might be able to help you in some way. Your request caught my attention not because of the name as much as Doneraile. I would imagine you are of Irish descent. Before 1827 in Ireland it was not looked highly upon to use the prefix "O". My great grandfather, Edward O'Hanlon, was the first to change his name from Hanlon to O'Hanlon. My family emmigrated to Australia or New Zealand around 1849-50 after the famine. My great, great, great grandfather John Hanlon, his son Timothy, possibly his brother Daniel & his son Daniel emmigrated as mentioned above. They held on to their property in a small town on the East coast of County Waterford, Tramore, known as Mddle Third of Waterford, 9 miles from Waterford City, Ireland. You may well know all this. The point is you mentioned Doneraile & that is what caught my attention. In the early 1800's that was the home & lands of Lord Doneraile. I have a very good friend by the name of Andy Taylor who is the historian there. This is the town that my family was from. Most all the properties in the fledgling town were owed & rented from Lord Doneraile. There was a famous ship wreck of the early 1800's in Tramore Harbour. The ship was that of Lord Nelson's Navy. They entered Tramore Harbour instead of Waterford by mistake. Both harbours look identical. Tramore is shallow. Many lives were lost, men, women & chidren. One of the first people on the scene to save the poor sole's lives was John Hanlon. If your family is from Ireland this may help you in your search. I'm sure if we were related you would more than likely know something of the wreck of the Sea Horse in family tales. On the internet if you go to Tramore, County Waterford, you can find more history. Andy Taylor has written 6 or 7 books on the area which you can purchase off the internet if you so desire. I have never been able to locate my connections with Australia or NZ. My lintage goes my g.g.g.g.grandfather Daniel Hanlon, known sons (1)Daniel, John, & a daughter, Ann. Daniel married Jonna Cagnel, son Daniel. (2)John Hanlon married Catherine Kelly 1803, children Mary 1803, Daniel 1805 (died), George 1807, Timothy 1810, Bridget 1813, all born in Tramore. (3) Ann Hanlon-Harrington, their sister, is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Tramore.
Good luck in your search.

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