Hi Rhonda, Thanks for the your trying to find my Thomas, sorry about the first post I didn't realise I had the wrong date. Yes his mother is the Mary in 1876 and Margaret Bray is his sister. We have purchased the 1870 death certificate of Thomas as we thought it would be a mistake with Margaret as the mother, but we don't think he is ours, he died at Sebastopol near Ballarat and his neighbour James Holohan was the informant which excited us his was Mary Holuhan or any variation of it, but the info re born Dublin, and 17 years in Aust didn't add up, Thomas was born in Kilkenny and came to Australia as a 14 year old in 1839. Also the father was Thomas a farmer and our Thomas's father as well as two brothers and himself were all carpenters and builders. Thomas himself was listed as a miner, but that could be possible he went to the goldfields, but the rest seems to be so wrong. Iwill look at the marriage for this Thomas to I think it says Rosanna Murphy, but if it is early as the other brothers not any information is included. Many thanks Janet.