Why do you think Hugh and Sarah Mackey brother & sister left Donegal and came to NZ in 1841.

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in Genealogy Help by Margaret Smith G2G Crew (930 points)

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Were they farmers? if so I'd say it's possibly because the tenant farmers in ireland had a bad deal during that time and probably thought NZ offered a better chance.
by Gillian Causier G2G6 Pilot (245k points)
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Thankyou They were farmers and had one older brother James who would have inherited it. It was poor land and so not very productive

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