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 41855 contributions | 1373 thank-yous received
Hoolihan-104 created 7 Oct 2016 | Last modified | Last edit: 10 Oct 2017
12:43: Mary Richardson posted a message on the page for Leigh (Hoolihan) Murrin. [Thank Mary for this]
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Wiki Genealogist Source-a-Thon 2017 Participant 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
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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. 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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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 and those who came from Ireland
I am a co-leader of the project
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; 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
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On 10 Oct 2017 at 16:43 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Leigh

Here is another member who wants join Black Sheep. Will you award her the badge?




On 24 Sep 2017 at 22:55 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Leigh here is another that wants to join Black Sheep. Will you award the badge?




On 2 Sep 2017 at 12:44 GMT Anne B wrote:


Hi Former Source-a-thon Team Forget-me-nots member. It's time again. Register first for the Source a thon to get your badge. Ask to join the Team Forget-me-nots

On 12 Aug 2017 at 13:59 GMT Sandra (Barry) Davidson wrote:

Thank you Leigh for the Blue Badge "Generous Genealogist" you awarded me yesterday. I was surprised, and really appreciated that!! Sandra.

On 3 Aug 2017 at 19:13 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Leigh, we are starting a French Roots project and I'm looking at Categorization. We need help and hardly know where to start. Would you have any advice for us: what should we add in priority, what do we have to fix, and so on. And I haven't got a clue how to manage the system with the France and France (en) category. My gut feeling would be to use French with perhaps a short French/English explanation in the category.

So there we are! I hope you can bear with us! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Isabelle

On 10 Jun 2017 at 15:13 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Leigh, I added you as manager. It did require your email address (that wikiTree recognizes) which your email provided.. Hope you enjoy leading Black Sheep project. Let me know if you need anything else.

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!

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Queen Elizabeth II Leigh is 26 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 24 degrees from John Dodge, 28 degrees from Deb Durham and 20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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