who were john kenny of ballyhale killkenny b circa 1840 parents or siblings

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Enlisted In Melbourne 1863 in the1 waikato Militia - later transferred to 4 Waikao militia  , early soldier settlers of Hamiiton East New Zealand thought to have arrived in Australia via America , no indication of family ie parents or siblings Home town in Ireland ,County Kilkenny , Ballyhale or Thomas Town . Possible parents names lawrance , Arthur or John , mothers name possibly Mary ( Traditional naming patternsof his ( Children John Kennys wife name Catherine ( nee Carthy ) Her father also a 4 Waikato  Militia man .Militia soldiers recieved after three years land grants .

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Where did you get your info? We have a 4x great uncle John Kenny who came to Australia from Kilkenny in the 1850s, then to N Z to fight in the Maori wars. Got his leg shot off apparently. His sister was Mary Kenny, my 4x great grandmother who was a potato orphan who arrived Sydney 1849 then assisted her brother John out. I have a photo of his son John. Do you have dates?

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Hi anonymous,

If John was born in Killkenny then the best palce to search for his records is Roots Ireland at http://www.rootsireland.ie/

Also the Irish Roots project here on WikiTree has some good links to sources for research and records.

All the best

by Billy Wallace G2G6 Pilot (236k points)
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Have you looked at the Tithe Applotment records for Kilkenny? Do you know what church they attended? All churches were allowed to keep records of baptisms, marriages and funerals starting in 1829 for Catholics and the 1600s for Protestants.
by Living Troy G2G6 Pilot (179k points)

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