Hi Barbara.If you were to visit the Gubbins Egroup site run by Yahoo (groups.yahoo.com/groups/gubbins) and register with them, you will find under ‘Files’ - ‘BrianGubbins1’ - ‘Limerick’ my Irish family trees, of whichpages LIMTREE_FR1 and FR2 show what I know of your partner’s family tree - a lot if it courtesy of Joe Serra. The earliest ancester being WILLIAM GUBBINS born in Co. Limerick between 1800 and 1817 who married CATHERINE CRONIN.Sadly I don’t know either his parents nor of any siblings.
I have a note that your partner’s great grandfather WILLIAM GUBBINS emigrated to the Chicago area of Illinois around 1879 and worked as a ‘watchman’ between 1884 and 1907.He died in November 1911 in Chicago.Also emigrees to the Chicago area at this time were his wife, Bridget (nee Creed)’s brother PATRICK CREEDand her sister ELLEN McCARTHY (nee CREED of course).ELLEN died in 1900 and is buried in Calvary Cemetary. PATRICK CHARLES became a policeman in Chicago, all of which I expect you know.
I have no record of any of this family emigrating to Australia.
If you look up my tree, you will see many gaps in the data and I would be most grateful for any information you can supply to improve my GUBBINS database.