Selected Families and Individuals


Living [Parents].

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married Mary Catherine (Kate) GORDON.

Mary Catherine (Kate) GORDON [Parents] was born about 23 May 1893 in Clerragh, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 23 May 1893 in Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died in 1958. Mary married 'UNKNOWN'.

A death notice in the Irish Independent archives tells us that a Mary Kate Twohey, née Gordon, died at her residence in Loughglynn on 25 March 1958. The date dies in with the year of death (1958) that I was given for our Kate by a family source, and Loughglynn is close to our Kate's home parish of Fairymount. I am therefore of the opinion that Mary Kate Twohey is our Kate above.

They had the following children.

  i Living.

James MORRISON [Parents] was born about 1901 in Straid, Clonmany, Co. Donegal. He died in 1970s in probably New York. James married Margaret (Madge) DONAGHY.

James emigrated to the United States and settled in New York. He and his wife, Madge, had 13 children and 64 grandchildren.

Margaret (Madge) DONAGHY was born in 1900 in Buncrana, Co. Donegal. She died in probably New York. Margaret married James MORRISON.

Madge was known as 'Madge o' the Crana'.


Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.
  iii Living.
  iv Living.

Living [Parents].


They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.

Martin O'CONNOR died.

It is believed that Martin was related to Major General Sir Luke O'Connor who was awarded a Victoria Cross for bravery at the battle of the Alma during the Crimean War (1854). However, we are unsure as to the exact connection. If anyone has any further information about Martin and his family, or how he might be related to Sir Luke, I would be very grateful if you would get in touch by emailing Thank you.

He had the following children.

  F i Mary Josephine O'CONNOR was born in 1843. She died on 5 Sep 1906.

William HUSSEY was born in abt 1760s in probably Castleisland area, Co. Kerry. He died in probably Castleisland area, Co. Kerry. William married Julia 'UNKNOWN'.


According to family sources, our Hussey family came from the Dingle area of Co. Kerry, but we have discovered that William's son, also named William, was born in Castleisland, Co. Kerry. I am therefore assuming that our Husseys came from Castleisland rather than Dingle. Griffith's Valuation (1847-1864) data was checked for Husseys in Castleisland and eight parcels of land were occupied by Husseys at the time: three in the townland of Caheragh, two in Crag, and one each in Dromultan, Kilbannivane and Moanmore. It is possible that our Husseys hailed from one of these townlands.

Note: The Hussey surname is common throughout Ireland, especially in counties Kerry and Galway. There were originally two groups of Husseys in the country, the 'Ó h-Eodhasa' family of Co. Fermananagh and the Norman 'de Hosey' family who settled in counties Meath and Kerry.

Julia 'UNKNOWN' was born in abt 1770s in probably Castleisland area, Co. Kerry. She died in probably Castleisland area, Co. Kerry. Julia married William HUSSEY.

They had the following children.

  M i William HUSSEY was born on 1 May 1797. He died on 27 Nov 1870.

John BUCKLEY died.

According to the marriage certificate of his son, also named John, John above was a labourer.

There is an 1841 census return for the household of a John Buckley in St. Anne parish, Soho, London who may be our John above seeing that his son John was born in Soho. John, the householder in the census return, lived at what looks like 2 Falconbey Court in Soho and his is the only Buckley household in Soho listed on the 1841 census records. He was aged 40, Irish-born and a "market man". His wife, Faith was also 40 and Irish-born. Also listed are John, aged 15 and born in England, presumably his son (and possibly our John who married Eliza Butler), and Dennis aged 75 and a shoemaker, presumably John senior's father or uncle (relationships are not recorded in the 1841 census).

He had the following children.

  M i John William BUCKLEY was born about 1823. He died in after 24 Oct 1864 and probably before 2 Apr 1871.

George Charles BUCKLEY [Parents] was born on 4 Jul 1861 in 17 Brydges St., Covent Garden, London. He died on 17 Aug 1932 in Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen. He was buried in Huntly cemetery, Aberdeenshire. George married Mary INGRAM on 29 Jan 1898 in St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

Other marriages:
BROWN, Isabella

George was adopted by Charlotte Anne Brett (born 1829) of Huntly in Aberdeenshire in Scotland. Charlotte was the widow of Major Reginald Brett who had died in 1859 on board ship (the Eastern Monarch) on his way from India to England. She was a member of the Drummond family of Megginch Castle in Perthshire; her parents were Adam Augustus Drummond and Sandelia Symon, and her grandparents were Admiral Sir Adam Drummond and Lady Charlotte Murray. Charlotte and Reginald had had a child, Reginald Charles Augustus Brett, who was born 3 September 1846 but who died in infancy.

The circumstances of George's adoption are not known but it is not surprising he was adopted because his mother, and possibly his father, died when he was very young and some of his older siblings appear to have been raised by relatives.

The 1871 census of Scotland lists nine-year-old George in Charlotte's household at Lonach Lodge in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. The 1891 census places him in Chapel St. in Huntly, his occupation being a painter's apprentice. At the time of his marriage in 1898 he was living at 5 Bogie St. in Huntly and was a journeyman house painter; and at the time of the 1901 census, he and his family were at 15 Littlejohn St., also in Huntly.

George and his wife, Mary, are both buried in Huntly, next to Charlotte.

Note: Major Brett died either from consumption on board the Eastern Monarch in February 1859 or in a fire aboard the same vessel in June 1859.

Mary INGRAM [Parents] was born about 1864 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. She was buried in Huntly cemetery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Mary married George Charles BUCKLEY on 29 Jan 1898 in St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

Mary's occupation at the time of her marriage in 1898 was "stocking weaver"; she was living in Back St. in Huntly.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage of George and Mary were Alex Innes and Ellen Jane Mark.

They had the following children.

  F i
Eliza INNES SMITH was born about 1898 in Gartly, Aberdeenshire.

Eliza was the adopted daughter of George and Mary.
  M ii
Robert BUCKLEY was born about 1899 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

Robert was an amateur opera singer. At the time of his father's death he was living at 40A Old Road, Huntly.
  F iii Mabel Georgina BUCKLEY was born about 1900. She died in 1982.
  M iv George Charles BUCKLEY was born on 31 Jul 1904. He died on 4 Dec 1976.

George Charles BUCKLEY [Parents] was born on 31 Jul 1904 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. He died on 4 Dec 1976 in Middle Brae, Aberdeen. George married Isabella Mary MACKIE on 16 Jun 1945 in The Manse, Echt, Aberdeenshire.

Other marriages:


They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.

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