Leigh (Hoolihan) Murrin

Leigh (Hoolihan) Murrin

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Leigh Murrin formerly Hoolihan
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and DNA confirmed
Sister of [private brother (1970s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
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Account confirmed 7 Oct 2016 | Leigh's 46483 contributions | 1541 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 7 Oct 2016 | Last significant change: 10 Dec 2018
13:08: Leigh (Hoolihan) Murrin edited the Biography for Leigh (Hoolihan) Murrin. [Thank Leigh for this]
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Wiki Genealogist July 2018 Club 100 Generous Genealogist - Blue Star 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
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Categories: WikiTree Arborists | Hoolihan Name Study | European Aristocrats Project | Australian Convicts and First Settlers Project | Anzacs Project | WikiTree Leaders.

This profile is part of the Hoolihan Name Study.
Leigh (Hoolihan) Murrin has Irish ancestors.

PLEASE NOTE: I am on a temporary hiatus from Wikitree. Please expect a delay in reply to any message you send me, thanks!


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. 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. My holy grail is 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. Finally, I am doing a one name study of the surname HOOLIHAN and SPELLACY in an effort to find out more about my Irish ancestors.

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 William Green and Catherine Garvey; and Patrick Wallace and Catherine Lenahan have been satisfactorily confirmed with multiple second, third, fourth and fifth cousin matches.

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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 and those who came from Ireland
I am a co-leader of the project
Orderly Categorisation where it makes sense
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; same for the unusual Irish surname, Spellacy.
A particular research focus is my Pogson family lines, their relatives and wider connections throughout the British Empire.
Another one name study - Spellacy and all 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
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Leigh:

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On 31 Jul 2018 at 14:05 GMT Steven Harris wrote:

Hi Leigh,

I’m Steven, coordinator of the Categorization Project. Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team.

Please contact me within the next week to let me know if you would like to remain an active member of the project. If I don’t hear back from you I will assume you no longer want to be a part of the Categorization Project.

Thanks, Steven

On 30 Jul 2018 at 18:30 GMT Chuck Riley wrote:

I am very interested in the Irish group. My paternal haplogroup is R-M222, which means that there is a high probability that some of my male ancestors were from Ulster. At least that’s what I’ve been told. I’m pretty new on WikiTree, so I will be going slow and carefully.


On 13 Jul 2018 at 01:41 GMT K Yager wrote:

Leigh - Thank you very much for the badge and your kind words! ~ Karen

On 5 Jun 2018 at 19:17 GMT Sara Mosher wrote:

Thank you for the badge Leigh. Very kind of you! Sara

On 30 May 2018 at 14:40 GMT Zoe Cochrane wrote:

Hi Leigh

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Tonkin-260 A long long way back for Tonkin ;-) Zoe

On 13 Apr 2018 at 00:00 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Leigh

Please add a Blacksheep badge to this lady, Sidney Street Burnside


thanks, Mary

On 12 Apr 2018 at 00:44 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Leigh

As Susie mentioned in our newsletter, one of us would check in to see how you are doing, so here I am :)

Firstly on behalf of us all, I would like to say a big thank you for all the hard work you are putting into the Project.

Your work with Greater London is greatly appreciated. We would love your feedback and input on what you would like to see happening within the project as we move forward.

Do you have anything special you would like to see in the project, or have something you would like to explore that we can add into the project?

Please feel free to post your thoughts in our Google Group, or you can send me a PM, either will be great.

Thank You


On 8 Apr 2018 at 21:04 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Tennessee_Volunteers_-_2018_Spring_Clean-a-Thon. It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register.

Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks! https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/586403/will-you-participate

On 26 Mar 2018 at 03:45 GMT Nathan Kennedy wrote:

I was wondering what connection or interest an Aussie could possibly have in Peter Smith-76256, but I see he married your 4th great-aunt. Small world indeed! Thank you for adding that profile.

On 11 Mar 2018 at 16:22 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Leigh

This member has requested access request for Black Sheep. He doesn't have the Black Sheep badge.. Will you award it? https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fairley-176

thanks, Mary

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Queen Victoria Leigh is 33 degrees from Rosa Parks, 27 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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