Patrick Conlon alias Conway arrested & transported on CITY OF EDINBURGH 1832 - Longford Ire. Cant find his parents

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Patrick Conlon alias Conway was arrested for horse stealing and transported at around age 20 from LONGFORD Ireland on the ship City of Edinburgh to Australia (Life Sentence)  in 1832.

 I have copies of his indent, his ticket of leave, his permission to marry (Margaret Blackwood alias Elliot) and his will... Australian information isn't my problem.... I am testing out some information on Ancestry but cant get anywhere with it... so thought I would try other peoples expertise...

Can anyone advise how I can find his birth, his family in Ireland, his family line... PRIOR to transportation .... Help and thank you in advance.... Lis

in Genealogy Help by Lis Peters G2G Crew (680 points)
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Good morning Lis

Have you tried the Irish newspapers from the time?  I have personally found them quite helpful occasionally.  Other than that, have you tried the subscription site of:

I'll think about the matter and see what else I can suggest.


Thanks Dale ... Can uou point me in the tight direction ... Is there a free link to Irish newspapers like TROVE in Australia ?



Hi Lis

I have found 2 sources.  One is a paid subscription of FindMyPast that includes newspapers in Ireland (and the UK and USA) and the other is a free access via the National Library of Australia:

Once you have that, you can easily find their licensed resources and the Irish newspapers are among them.

By the way, is your fellow Roman Catholic or Church of Ireland?  I ask because the National Library of Ireland have digital scans of the RC parish registers :

You will probably have to do it the long, old fashioned way of looking at each and every page to find possible family but without knowing which parish you need it will be a little difficult.

I'll see if I can think of anything else.

Thanks so much for that I have a Nat library of Aust card. So I will start there. They were buried RC but who knows what they were in Ireland with such troubled religious times they may have had to say one thing and 'be' another.
Good luck, Lis!  And, please do share if you have some success and find the family.

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Thanks Gatherum-Goss-3 I will try the Irish papers is there a website? I contacted the Longford genealogy group but they haven't responded yet.

Onward and upward
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