Leigh  (Hoolihan) Murrin

Leigh (Hoolihan) Murrin

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Leigh Murrin formerly Hoolihan
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private brother (1970s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Account confirmed 7 Oct 2016 | Leigh's 37918 contributions | 1232 thank-yous received
Hoolihan-104 created 7 Oct 2016 | Last modified | Last edit: 24 May 2017
23:26: Kathy (Stuewe) Zipperer posted a message on the page for Leigh (Hoolihan) Murrin. [Thank Kathy for this]
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Wiki Genealogist WikiTree Leader Community Star Arborist Ranger Irish Roots Project Member Black Sheep Project Member Australian Convicts Project Member Australia Project Member Anzacs Project Member One Name Studies Project Member United Kingdom Project Member Pre-1500 Connector Super Star Sourcerer Family History Photo of the Week Big Heart DNA Tested Honor Code Signatory
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Categories: WikiTree Arborists | Hoolihan Name Study | European Aristocrats Project | Australian Convicts and First Settlers Project | Anzacs Project | WikiTree Leaders | Irish Roots.

Hoolihan Study
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Leigh (Hoolihan) Murrin has Irish ancestry.
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* This person is an Aussie on walkabout


I like the collaborative nature of Wikitree. Its good fun and there are great people here! Every profile I own I create manually as I have found using GEDCOMs created errors, messy profiles and duplicates.

Research Interests

My number one brickwall to bust through is the parentage of my ancestor William Green. The only hope for solving these mysteries is DNA. I am researching the early inhabitants of NSW by the surnames of Green and Dillon in the meantime since I am hoping to narrow the possibilities. If you happen to be interested in early Australian convict and settler families by the surname DILLON and its variants, you have come to the right place!!  :-)

If you are looking at this profile because you are interested in the Pogson, Freeman and Milward families of St Kitts & Nevis, please get in touch. I have done a lot of research about them. Another dear wish would be to find a DNA connection to these families - at the moment I am reliant on genealogical records.

I am descended from families who lived in the area of Watten, Bower and Lyth in Caithness. I'm thinking about a mini-place study for this area to try to untangle the different families who lived there.

Finally, I am doing a one name study of the surname HOOLIHAN in an effort to find out more about my Irish ancestors - another well of mystery.

Autosomal DNA Successes

I have had good success with autosomal DNA - my descendancy from Thomas Reeder; John Munro and Annie McDonald; from Robert Jeffery and Sarah Craze; from Thomas Coath and Elizabeth Parkin; and from William Green and Catherine Garvey have been satisfactorily confirmed with multiple third, fourth and fifth cousin matches.

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Followed Tags
Leigh is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
My great-grandfather was an ANZAC who fought in WWI and I have others in my family tree; I am also a project member
The Land of My Fathers
Interested in all convicts and early settlers of Australia, particularly those in my own family tree
I am a co-leader of the project
I like to satisfy my OCD cravings by ensuring orderly categorisation where it makes sense.
Are you descended from Anne Dillon who may or may not have been a convict in NSW?
I learn so much from the project members
Calling out all Gentrys from Essex
My One Name Study
My One Name Study
I am a project leader for the Irish Roots project and have Irish ancestry
I have a one name study of the surname "Hoolihan" and its variants
lots of UK ancestry

DNA Tested
Leigh Murrin's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Leigh or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Leigh (Hoolihan) Murrin: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup H7f, FTDNA kit #315864
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On 24 May 2017 at 03:26 GMT Kathy (Stuewe) Zipperer wrote:

Thank you so much for your kind words! You're a Peach! (A Georgia, USA, expression meaning you are terrific!)

On 12 May 2017 at 12:54 GMT Jeannine Shelton wrote:

Hello, I was so happy to see a third child for Eliphaz Shelton (Hudson) appear in my feed this morning. I'm 99.9999% sure that my great-great grandfather, Robert Shelton, is the son of Claiborne (aka Clabourn) Shelton, but I haven't posted the connection because I've not yet found the hard evidence (though I have found some tantalizingly suggestive tidbits and maddening hints of lost documents)... I'm happy to "meet" another (possible) distant relative! :)

On 10 May 2017 at 16:02 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Leigh, do you by any chance have Hendy 's in your family tree? I notice you were working on some bios and had to ask. I've never done a name study and have no idea where to start but it would be fun to do one if you're interested. I gather there was a Hendy that went down on the Titanic. His widow and children lived in Southampton. Would be fun to find out if we're related...

On 11 Apr 2017 at 14:52 GMT Eric Avaritt wrote:

Hi Leigh,

I too, am asking for the Irish Roots badge, I've recently discovered that I'm 43% English/Irish. I have some timelines that I'd like to share and start "the journey".

Thanks foryour help!

On 18 Mar 2017 at 13:46 GMT Jennifer Merkle wrote:

Hello Leigh, I am writing to request an Irish Roots badge. Thank you for all you do! - Jennifer

On 12 Mar 2017 at 10:27 GMT Lianne (Irwin) Trevarthen wrote:


I see there are two Lambeth, London categories. One has only one profile under it. (Category: Lambeth, Greater London, England)

I presume that the correct one is Lambeth, London? thanks Lianne

On 11 Mar 2017 at 20:32 GMT Lianne (Irwin) Trevarthen wrote:

Hi Leigh, I see you are the person looking after the Greater London categorisation. I have a few profiles, not categorised, as I do not know the areas well, and don't want to make a mistake. My profiles were born and lived in Clapham, which is/was in the Wandsworth registration district. Should I add Clapham as a new category? or is it covered under Wandsworth London? Thanks, Lianne

Profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Utting-150

On 9 Mar 2017 at 19:22 GMT Michael Stewart wrote:

please add me to the irish roots project.

On 2 Mar 2017 at 22:00 GMT Richard Devlin wrote:

Hi Leigh

Yes, I,m still interested in Irish_roots. Lots of good stuff there and maybe I can help out in my own little way. I also found https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wikitree-irish-roots-project but couldn't log in Rich

On 2 Mar 2017 at 19:14 GMT Carrie Quackenbush wrote:

Hi Leigh! It's wikitree-black-sheep@googlegroups.com


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Queen Elizabeth II Leigh is 26 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 26 degrees from Cindy Lesure, 29 degrees from Bonnie Thornton and 21 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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