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Migrant From Ireland

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Anne

Anne Report 20 Nov 2012 14:12

How do I find out which ship my gggrandad came from Ireland on? His name was Dennis Sullivan born in Cork 1855 & married in Brighton 1880. So where would he have landed? Any ideas? I would be grateful for any help, thanks Anne

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 20 Nov 2012 14:31

Hi Anne unfortunately as Ireland was part of the UK back then there are no passenger lists

You might find this a useful site, for where they might have landed

http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/Irish-immigration-to-Britain.html

Janet

Janet Report 20 Nov 2012 15:38

Just a quick look at the internet shows that there were many ferry terminals at that time, including one to Tilbury docks in London from Cork. Reading the information I would say it is impossible to say where they landed. Holyhead and Liverpool could be strong contenders but no proof at all. -jl

Anne

Anne Report 21 Nov 2012 10:37

Thankyou very much, I will try that website.

Reggie

Reggie Report 21 Nov 2012 11:32

From Cork.......Fishguard or Swansea, or Milford Haven, or any number of other ports

You won't, I'm afraid, be able to find out either when he came, or at which port he arrived. Such records were simply never kept

Anne

Anne Report 21 Nov 2012 12:22

Thanks Reggie, This is what I thought, another avenue closed with a brick wall! The website was very interesting but, not much help I'm afraid.