Eight members of the Browne family immigrated to America from the Patrickswell area of County Limerick, Ireland during the great famine. Those immigrants were Honora Browne and her children, Patrick, John, James, Thomas, Ellen, Mary wife of William Henry Gray/Grey, and Johanna wife of Thomas Roach/Roche. This blog will be used to share family history, document past research and record future findings in the hope of preserving their story and perhaps connecting with other family members.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
EXTRA !! EXTRA !!
I made an exciting discovery while preparing the next post
about the Brown family arriving in America.I was attempting to reconcile the passenger list and the Patrickswell
church records.No, I won’t give away
the information to be detailed in the next post; however, suffice it to say
there are a couple of extra people on the passenger list.I was reviewing (literally going through line
by line) the actual baptismal records from Patrickswell when I can across
another child born to Timothy Brown and Hannah Kelly that was not shown in the
list received from the Limerick Archives .
Baptism record from Patrickswell RC
Let me introduce you to Ellen Brown, baptized 6 Jul 1839 at
Patrickswell RC Church in County Limerick, Ireland.1 I have always wondered about the four year
gap between the baptisms of Mary and Johanna.There is no longer a gap.You
will learn more about Ellen as the story progresses, but, she did make the trip
from Ireland to America.Special thanks
to Marion and KC for their wonderful assistance in unraveling this part of our
So, now that we have a new family member, I must change the
banner on the blog.You will notice that
I have changed from “Seven” members of the family immigrating to America to
“Eight” members and have added Ellen’s name to the list.
What a wonderful way to start this sunny Easter Sunday
morning.Welcome to the family, Ellen