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Meskell /Miskell

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June Report 14 Jul 2021 09:31

I am searching for John Meskell /Miskell
from county Galway Ireland, I am guessing he was born about 1780s,
he had a son also john who came to Australia as a convict, john was born 1808/9
any help appreciated ,
thank you june biffin


ArgyllGran Report 14 Jul 2021 10:06

For our reference - is this the son?

John Meskell
in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870
Name: John Meskell
Age: 40
Birth Year: 1808
Origin Place: Galway County
Conviction Date: 26 Mar 1832
Arrival year: 1832
Pardon Date: 1 Mar 1848
Vessel Name: Eliza
Record Type: Conditional
Pardon Number: 48/779

He's on a lot of trees on Ancestry.
A few of them say his father's name was John - but none offer any proof.

Have you found any documentary evidence of his father's name?

The trees say John junior's wife was Ellen Moylan 1832-95 - but with no date or proof of marriage.
A marriage cert would have given his father's name.

A few say they married in 1858 in Morpeth, NSW, without offering proof.
The only marriage I can see gives the bride's surname as Daily - so maybe not the correct marriage - as is too often the case on people's trees;

John Miskell
in the Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Name: John Miskell
Spouse Name: Ellen Daily
Marriage Date: 1858
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Morpeth, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1858
Registration Number: 2178

But in any case, there's no image to view, so I don't know if father's name is given.